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Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas–#Review–4 stars

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An Enjoyable Historical Fiction by Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Spring–published 2/21/17

 

Lady Pandora Ravenel is pretty and of marriageable age, but has no interest in tying the knot. Why would she want to hand over to a man the business she’s worked years to establish, along with her independence? But, because she was caught in a compromising position with Lord St. Vincent, she was expected to do just that.

Gabriel Challon, Lord St. Vincent, has been an expert at avoiding marriage entrapment schemes until he came across Lady Pandora. She was in distress and Lord St. Vincent, couldn’t just leave her there. But, for or his act of kindness, he was going to be matched with the most unsuitable marriage partner possible. However, to his complete surprise, he found Lady Pandora’s spirited nature refreshing. Lord St. Vincent had never met another woman like her, probably because Lady Pandora was the complete opposite of the type of woman he should be marrying. But to his amazement, the more time he spent with her, the more besotted he became. Any woman would love to marry the devilishly handsome Lord, except, of course, Lady Pandora.

But can Lady Pandora give up her independence to Gabriel, trust him with her business and still save her family from scandal?

Devil In Spring is a well-written adult historical fiction romance, with witty dialogue, developed characters, and a captivating plot. A very enjoyable read.

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Bio (From Author’s Page on Amazon)

Lisa Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College with a political science degree. She is a RITA award winning author of both historical romance and contemporary women’s fiction. Her novels are published in fourteen different languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband Gregory and their two children.

 

A Devil in Scotland by Suzanne Enoch–#Review–4 stars

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Don’t Miss Suzanne Enoch’s Newest Historical Fiction Romance, Coming 1/30/18!

Callum was heartbroken; his childhood friend, Rebecca, the one, he assumed would always be his, was marrying Ian, his responsible brother. It was true that Callum had spent most of his time, inebriated, and flirting with loose women, but when his friend accepted his brother’s marriage proposal, Callum realized the depth of his feelings for Rebecca. Callum’s reaction, he admits was extreme, and what he did, very wrong. But did his brother have to ban him from the family? The truth of it was; apparently, he did, because that was what it took, for Callum to turn his life around.

After spending ten years in America, Callum was a changed man. Although he never forgot Rebecca, he wanted to. He tried to hate her, but couldn’t. However, if Callum discovered that Rebecca had anything to do with his brother’s death, hating her would be easy. She would pay, just like anyone who had a hand in his brother’s murder. And murder is what it was. Callum was sure of it. When Callum returned to Scotland, to avenge his brother’s death, his stone heart began to soften. Margaret, the niece he had never met, won his heart over the moment she spoke with him. She was beautiful and innocent and his brother’s daughter. Rebecca, however, was another story. He didn’t care where she went or whom she married; just as long as she was aware that she wouldn’t be taking her daughter with her. No, Margaret was staying with him. He was her guardian now.

As Callum dug for information about his brother’s death, his enemies became nervous. Rebecca was torn; should she side with Callum who had Margaret under his roof, or with the people she had trusted for years, but whom Callum felt murdered her late husband?

A Devil in Scotland is the third book in the intriguing Suzanne Enoch’s No Ordinary Hero’s series. I found the book engaging, the storyline captivating, and the dialogue realistic. A Devil in Scotland is an enjoyable read.

Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Bio-(From Author’s Page on Amazon)

A lifelong lover of books, Suzanne Enoch has been writing them since she learned to read. She is the author of two well-received traditional Regencies, 24 and counting England-set Historical Romances, four contemporary Romantic Suspense novels, and a growing number of Scottish Highlands Historical Romances including the October 2016 release of HERO IN THE HIGHLANDS (Book One in the No Ordinary Hero trilogy).

A native and current resident of Southern California, Suzanne lives with a green parakeet named Kermit, some very chirpy finches, and a small army of Star Wars figures (including a life-size Yoda). Her books regularly appear on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and when she’s not busily working on her next book or staging fights with action figures, she likes to read, play video games, and go to the movies with her large and supportive village.

 

 

Favorite New Historical Fiction Released in Oct/Nov/Dec 2017

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In Case You Missed My Reviews on These Fab New Releases, Here Are The Links:

 

Released—11/07/17— No Other Duke Will Do by Grace Burrowes
https://write-escape.com/2017/10/11/no-other-duke-will-do-by-grace-burrowes-5-stars-book-review

Released—10/31/17— The Scandalous Flirt by Olivia Drake
https://write-escape.com/2017/10/04/the-scandalous-flirt-by-olivia-drake-5-stars-book-review

Released—10/31/17— The Bride Who Got Lucky by Janna MacGregor
https://write-escape.com/2017/10/08/the-bride-who-got-lucky-by-janna-macgregor-5-stars

Released—10/3/17— A Scot Beds His Wife by Kerrigan Byrne
https://write-escape.com/2017/09/22/the-scot-beds-his-wife-by-kerrigan-byrne-5-stars-book-review

 

 

 

A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase–#Book Review

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New Historical Fiction Romance by Loretta Chase, Coming 11/28/17!

 

A Duke in Shining Armor, is an entertaining fictional story, and the first book, in Loretta Chase’s Difficult Dukes Series.

Lady Olympia Hightower is about to become the new Duchess of Ashmont. She should be ecstatic. But, instead of basking in all of the luscious benefits that will come with her new title, Olympia’s been drowning her fears with alcohol. The problem, according to Lady Olympia, is that the Duke of Ashmont, is as handsome as an angel, and she, was practically on the shelf. Lady Olympia has been passed over, year after year and was considered by most men, to be bookish and boring. So, what would a man like the Duke of Ashmont want with her? That’s the question she needed to figure out before marrying the handsome devil. When Hugh, the Duke of Ripley came knocking at her door, she knew that her time was up. Lady Olympia took the only escape she could think of, out the window.

The Duke of Ripley was given the responsibility of making sure his best friend’s wedding went off without a hitch. Hugh was pretty sure, though, that Lady Olympia, escaping her own ceremony, was going to put a damper on his friend’s day. So, without giving it much thought, Hugh hoisted himself up and climbed out the window, to be about the business, of fetching the soon-to-be-new Duchess of Ashmont.

When Hugh took on the mission of bringing Lady Olympia back to the wedding, he fully expected a challenge. What he didn’t expect, though, was that his challenge would include stuffing his growing attraction to Olympia, and keeping his hands to himself.

Although I enjoyed reading this book, I didn’t find it realistic or emotionally captivating. However, if you are looking for a light historical fiction romance, this may be the perfect book for you.

Thank you, Avon Publishing and Edelweiss, for my advanced review copy.

~3.5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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To The Duke, With Love by Amelia Grey–#Book Review

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New Historical Fiction by Amelia Grey Coming 12/5/17!

 

The Duke of Hawthorne, one of the infamous Rakes of St James, was losing sleep over his sister. Adele was about to have her first season, and Hawke was anxious. There were rumors, that because Hawke had been guilty of tainting a few reputations in the past, that some ill-intentioned gentlemen were planning on paying him back. The last thing Hawke wanted, was for his sweet sister to pay for his mistakes. The Duke decided that finding a husband for his sister and securing an engagement before the season started, was the best way to protect her. Hawke declared to his sister that Paxton Quick would make the perfect husband for her. He was good-looking, even-tempered, and didn’t drink or gamble to excess. Hawke never imagined, however, that his greatest adversary would be Paxton’s sister, Loretta.

Hawke was not accustomed to people challenging his requests. As a Duke, Hawke was used to people bending to his will, not the other way around. Loretta was dead-set, against arranged marriages, and was irritated with the Duke for even suggesting one. Loretta didn’t want, her brother missing out on a love-match, just because the Duke was waving his sister’s hefty dowry in front of him.

Loretta fought her attraction to Hawke. She had vowed never to marry years ago. She couldn’t allow the handsome Duke’s confident charm, to wiggle itself, into her heart. But, the more time she spent with him; the harder it became.

To The Duke With Love is an enjoyable Regency romance. It’s the second book in The Rakes of St. James series. This book wasn’t as riveting as the first book in the series, but it was captivating, just the same. I plan on reading the third novel in this series as soon as it is available.

Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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11/7/17 #Today’s New 5- Star Releases -Written In Blood by Layton Green, Taking A Chance by Maggie McGinnis & No Other Duke Will Do by Grace Burrowes- #Edelweiss, #NetGalley, #Book Reviews

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Don’t Miss These Fab New Releases. All Of Them Are 5-Star Books!

 

Written In Blood by Layton Green-Thriller- 5-Stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/10/07/written-in-blood-by-layton-green-5-stars-book-review

 

Taking A Chance by Maggie McGinnis- Romance- 5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/10/29/taking-a-chance-by-maggie-mcginnis-5-stars-book-review

 

No Other Duke Will Do by Grace Burrowes- Historical Fiction- 5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/10/11/no-other-duke-will-do-by-grace-burrowes-5-stars-book-review