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Publisher Description

From the legendary New York Times bestselling author of Only a Kiss comes a brand new series that starts scandalous secrets . . .

Humphrey Wescott, Earl of Riverdale, has died, leaving behind a fortune that will forever alter the lives of everyone in his family - including the daughter no one knew he had . . .

Anna Snow grew up in an orphanage in Bath knowing nothing of the family she came from. Now she discovers that the late Earl of Riverdale was her father and that she has inherited his fortune. She is also overjoyed to learn she has siblings. However, they want nothing to do with her or her attempts to share her new wealth. But the new earl's guardian is interested in Anna . . .

Avery Archer, Duke of Netherby, keeps others at a distance. Yet something prompts him to aid Anna in her transition from orphan to lady. As London society and her newfound relatives threaten to overwhelm Anna, Avery steps in to rescue her and finds himself vulnerable to feelings and desires he has hidden so well and for so long.

'Mary Balogh is the writer I read for pleasure' Susan Elizabeth Phillips

'A matchless storyteller' RT Book Reviews

'Balogh is truly a find' Publishers Weekly

'A grand mistress of the genre' Romantic Times

'Balogh is the queen of spicy Regency-era romance, creating memorable characters in unforgettable stories' Booklist

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2016
8 November
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SELLER
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Mellaz80 ,

Someone To Love

Someone to Love by Mary Balogh

I've read many of Mary Balogh's books and just adored them. She is, in fact, one of my go-to authors when I fancy reading a historical romance. When I saw this title on NetGalley, I immediately requested it and couldn't wait to read it. Unfortunately, I feel a little let-down on its completion.

Anna Snow is an orphan who was raised at the orphanage she now teaches at. She leaves the orphanage for what is to be a few days and her world as she knows it is turned completely around. She discovers family she'd not known of and meets the Duke of Netherby. Once her true identity is established, she is welcomed into the bosom of her extended family and prepared to face the ton. In these preparations, and on the realization that there will be competitors for her hand, the Duke realizes that he may have fallen for Anna.

I think my main concerns were that I felt no connection or chemistry between the characters. I understand that this is a historical romance and true to its nature, there is no overt displays of affection or desire or love, but I just didn't feel like the romance between Anna and the Duke was organic. In fact, it felt almost contrived.

Unfortunately, this book was a bit of a miss though the premise was a fantastic one. I'll certainly be reading more of Balogh's work in the future and I'm quite looking forward to the next book in this series, given that we've met and have formed an opinion on the characters already!

*arc received from NetGalley in exchange for honest review.

**Reviewed by Melinda for Jo&IsaLoveBooks Blog.

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