Three brand new Regency Romance novellas by Elizabeth Johns, Heather B. Moore, and Rebecca Connolly:
POOR RELATIONS by Elizabeth Johns
As a ‘poor relation,’ Emma Standrich has already pre-empted her dismal Season by applying for a governess post. Her aunt and cousin are kind enough to sponsor her, but in truth, Emma is just waiting for it to all be over. Emma’s grief over the death of her brother while in military service casts a pallor on everything else in her life. When Colonel Shelton, the man who was her brother’s superior, asks her to dance at her first ball, Emma is more surprised than anyone. But she has questions for him, and soon she’s caught up in an intrigue she wasn’t expecting—both of the heart and the mind.
EDWARD & EMILY by Heather B. Moore
As a second son, Edward Blackwood never anticipated becoming heir to his family estate, or the need to find a wife and secure that inheritance. But with the death of his older brother, Edward is thrust into a life he never wanted. When his mother encourages him to be kind to his long-time neighbor Emily Foster, a girl he’d hardly paid attention to while growing up, Edward realizes that returning home might not be such a set-back after all.
A SPORTING SEASON by Rebecca Connolly
Daphne Hutchins is no simpering female who aims for a husband with a fortune. In fact, she’d be more than happy to live her life free of the heartache that men seem to bring. So when she sets out to play the fool in front of the ton during her first Season in order to send all eligible men running, she’s quite unprepared for James Woodbridge. Bored, but with a sense of family duty, James arrives for the Season, anticipating going through the expected motions befitting any gentleman. What he isn’t prepared for is Daphne Hutchins and the way she completely upends his heart.
Other books in the Timeless Regency Collections:
A MIDWINTER BALL
SPRING IN HYDE PARK
SUMMER HOUSE PARTY
A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
A HOLIDAY IN BATH
FALLING FOR A DUKE
A NIGHT IN GROSVENOR SQUARE
A Season in London:
Poor Relations by Elizabeth Johns:
A well-written and creative romance. Elements of mystery/treason included. Just when I was getting tired of every heroine marrying a peer of the realm, along comes a refreshing story where love happens on a less-wealthy, more down-to-earth scale. I'll definitely try Elizabeth Johns' full-length novels. Her writing is very good; I felt immersed in the era with no glaringly modern language or situations to pull me out.
Edward and Emily by Heather B. Moore
Delightful! Two unconventional people find each other and learn to trust one another enough to share their unique interests. I learned something new about the Regency Era, as well. I have read Ms. Moore's other novellas in this series and have enjoyed her writing. I'll be trying her full-length novels.
A Sporting Season by Rebecca Connolly
I read this one twice and it was so unique and fun and enjoyable! I look forward to more from this talented author. I think the sign of a truly talented writer is his/her ability to write humor. Ms. Connolly has that ability and yet she can write touching scenes as well as humorous ones. Another author I've discovered thanks to the Timeless Regency Collections.
Too many errors
Of words, anachronisms, and simply poor knowledge of the period, with the exception of the third story, by Rebecca Connolly.