A Seaside Summer Regency Collection by Josi S. Kilpack, Martha Keyes and Heather B. Moore Blog Tour and Giveaway

About The Book:

This collection was so great! Usually I shy away from collections because I tend to like one and the rest are lacking, however I enjoyed each and every novella in this collection. The seaside setting was the perfect backdrop and the stories were each unique and entertaining!

  • The New Countess by Josi S. Kilpack
    Diane knows why the earl asked her to marry him; he needed a mother for his daughter, an heir for his title, and a hostess to assist with his position in Parliament. With two sons of her own, and no security to speak of, she never thought twice about accepting his proposal. Is she ready for him to know her and love her and explore this new possibility together?
  • Mishaps and Memories by Martha Keyes
    Judith Jardine’s one chance at a brilliant match is doomed from the start when she is ignored and then mocked by the ton’s most sought-after gentleman. But James Carlisle has no recollection of who he is, what happened to him, or how he has wronged her, and Judith sees the opportunity to teach him a valuable lesson—unless the deception and her feelings get the best of her first.
  • Moonlight Summer by Heather B. Moore
    Oscar Rosewell’s life is not lacking in many things even though he lives on the fringes of society due to his father’s ruined reputation. He’s sworn off having any personal relationships until he meets Miss Dorothea Atkinson. Soon, Oscar learns that wishing can become a reality, but often, the price is an even heavier thing to pay.

My Thoughts:

The New Countess by Josi S. Kilpack

I enjoyed this regency novella! I loved that this was a more realistic version of a romance than we sometimes see in a novella. The characters were likable and slightly flawed which made them seem real and relatable. I really enjoyed seeing this husband and wife come to know and understand each other and find love. It was encouraging to see their relationship blossom because they understood their partner more and were able to make compromises. I enjoyed this story and thought it was sweet!

Mishaps and Memories by Martha Keyes

This novella was absolutely charming and so much fun! The humor was light and perfectly balanced, endearing the characters to me with their banter! The plot was a refreshing take on a lost memories situation and I loved it so much! The characters had great chemistry and I was entertained until the end!!! I will definitely be adding this author to my tbr list as this was my first book by Martha Keyes.

Moonlight Summer by Heather B. Moore

This story was sweet and enjoyable with the cutest meet cute! I loved the hero and loved watching him come into his own after battling through grief and social ruin. His humble nature but confidence in who he was made him easy to like! I enjoyed the heroine as well! She was kind and thoughtful and I loved that both characters shared an interest in art. It was a natural point of interest for them and made their interactions feel genuine. I love a good happy ending and I felt like this one was delivered perfectly! I was a little worried for a minute as to how the mess would be sorted, but it was sweet and satisfying!

PURCHASE LINKS

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOKBUB |GOODREADS

*I was given a copy of this book by the Publisher, however I was not required to write a positive review.

GIVEAWAY

Mirror Press is pleased to offer one digital copy of any of the 16 previous books in the Timeless Regency Romance Collection to one unique winner at each stop on the tour.

To qualify, please leave a comment with this blog post before 11:59pm, September 26, 2021. Visit each stop on the tour and leave a comment to increase your chance to win a book. 

This contest is open internationally. The winner will bedrawn randomly from the comments and announced on each blog on September 27, 2021. The winner must claim their prize before October 04, 2021. Good luck to all!

The Matchmaker’s Lonely Heart by Nancy Campbell Allen

About The Book:

Amelie Hampton is a hopeless romantic, which makes her the perfect columnist to answer lonely heart letters in The Marriage Gazette. When Amelie plays matchmaker with two anonymous lonely hearts, she also decides to secretly observe the couple’s blind date. To her surprise, the man who appears for the rendezvous is Harold Radcliffe―a grieving widower and a member of Amelie’s book club.

Police detective Michael Baker has been struggling ever since his best friend and brother-in-law died in the line of fire. Because he knows the dangers of his job, he has vowed never to marry and subject a wife and family to the uncertainty of his profession. But when he meets Miss Hampton, he is captured by her innocence, beauty, and her quick mind.

When a woman’s body is pulled from the river, Michael suspects the woman’s husband―Harold Radcliffe―of foul play. Amelie refuses to believe that Harold is capable of such violence but agrees to help, imagining it will be like one of her favorite mystery novels. Her social connections and clever observations prove an asset to the case, and Amelie is determined to prove Mr. Radcliffe’s innocence. But the more time Amelie and Michael spend together, the more they trust each other, and the more they realize they are a good team, maybe the perfect match.

They also realize that Mr. Radcliffe is hiding more than one secret, and when his attention turns toward Amelie, Michael knows he must put an end to this case before the woman he loves comes to harm.

My Thoughts:

This was a delightfully fun Victorian mystery with a dash of romance! I enjoyed the characters and the characters investigating a suspicious person added a lot of time for banter and romance. I enjoyed the way the pieces came together to solve this mystery and it all led to a suspense filled conclusion!!! This book was light and fun with just the right amount of intrigue to keep the pace swift and hook the reader! I’m really hoping we might see more from some of the side characters in a future novel!

*I was given a copy of this book by the Publisher, however I was not required to write a positive review.