Worthy of Legend

About the Book:

Worthy of Legend (The Secrets of the Isles Book #3) by [Roseanna M. White]

Title: Worthy of Legend
Series: The Secrets of the Isles #3
Author: Roseanna M White
Publisher: Bethany House Publishing
Release Date: September 13th, 2022
Genre: Historical Christian Romance

1906

After a summer of successful pirate-treasure hunting, Lady Emily Scofield and her friends must hide the unprecedented discoveries they’ve made, thanks to the betrayal of her own family. Horrified by her brother, who will stop at nothing to prove himself to their greedy father, Emily is forced to take a stand against her family–even if it means being cut off entirely.

Bram Sinclair, Earl of Telford, is fascinated with tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table–an interest he’s kept mostly hidden for the last decade. But when a diary is unearthed on the islands that could lead to a secret artifact, Bram is the only one able to piece the legends together.

As Bram and Emily seek out the whereabouts of the hidden artifact, they must dodge her family and a team of archaeologists. In a race against time, it is up to them to decide what makes a hero worthy of legend. Is it fighting valiantly to claim the treasure . . . or sacrificing everything in the name of selfless love?

Book Review:

Oh this was just a perfect way to end a wonderful series! I have so enjoyed this series and I am sad to see these characters go. Worthy of Legend is the third book in Roseanna M White’s The Secrets of the Isles, and best read in order. 

I have been waiting for Bram’s book. It was fun to get to know him through his sister and best friend’s eyes, but it was different reading through his perspective. Bram was a bit of a grumpy character but there was much hidden behind his grumpiness. He was kind and he truly loved his sister. I loved how Bram was aware of others and how he wanted to show Emily that she was loved. It was so sweet to read about him falling for Emily and trying his best to care for her. 

Emily was a sweetheart to read about. I loved her character and hair growth. She had been belittled all her life and yet she was trying to stand up for herself and fight for what was right. I enjoyed reading about Emily. She tried to get out of her shell and even do hard things, like befriending her maid. She was scared of letting people know they would leave, but she was learning to try. Emily had to learn to trust God and what it meant to love even those who hurt her.

Emily and Bram were just the cutest together! I loved their relationship and how they brought out the best in each other. They were both learning to trust God’s plans even when life was changing. I also enjoyed their interactions and easy banter

The plot was so engaging and I was not sure how this book was going to end! It was definitely exciting to read as they searched for the treasure. I also adored the side characters and the side romance! On my goodness, it was so cute and a wonderful addition to the study. I would warn though there is mention of sexual abuse, nothing shown just implied. However all in all this was a wonderful book and it was such a joy to read!

Worthy of Legend was a legendary book and my new favorite by White! I mean her book just keeps on getting better! I am excited to see what she will write next. This book needs to be on your TBR. Worthy of Legend is a clean historica Christian book however there is mentions of sexual abuse, physical abuse and some violence. I would recommend it to those at least 13 years and older

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required. .

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Bring Her Home

About the Book:

Bring Her Home (Crown of Promise Book 1) by [Hannah Currie]

Title: Bring Her Home
Series: Crown of Promise #1
Author: Hannah Currie
Publisher: White Crown Publishing
Release Date: September 15th, 2022
Genre: Historical Romance

Since the morning he woke to find his precious daughter gone with only the remains of their latest argument left behind, King Lior has been praying she’d come home. For four years now, he’s prayed and searched, sending his best knights to find Evangeline, only to hear nothing. Until the day their missive arrives with three words: we’ve found her. He sends one right back with orders to bring her home.

But that order isn’t easily achieved. Evangeline, now a lowly servant, has no plans to return. Though the knights claim her father still loves her, she knows the truth: he’d cast her aside as quickly as everyone else if he knew how far she’d truly fallen. She can’t go home. Not with her scars. Or her failures. Or her son.

Only, the knights won’t leave without her. And just as she starts to wonder if maybe they might be right, the choice is taken from her altogether.

Sir Darrek thought the hardest part of his quest would be finding Evangeline. He had no idea how difficult it would be to get her home.

Book Review:

This book broke my heart a little bit. It is honest, touching, and incredibly emotional. Currie does not hold back, and she expertly reimagines the story of the prodigal son. I love the way she retold this story without losing its roots. Bring Her Home is the first book in Hannah Currie’s new series, Crown of Promise.

Evangeline was such a wonderful but broken character. She had lost all of her dignity, and she literally thought she was nothing. She was listening to all the lies in her head telling her that she wasn’t enough, yet she knew the truth about the Father who was waiting for her. I loved the story of her redemption, and it beautifully pictures how Christ brings us to Himself. However, I think it felt a little bit incomplete. The book touched on how she surrendered herself to God, but it didn’t go into great depths. Even though the symbolism of her going back to her father was beautiful, I would have loved a more clear gospel presentation.

I loved Darrek! He was such a sweetheart, and he adored Evangeline from the beginning. He never thought of her as lesser because of her scars or because of her son. It was sweet to watch him learn how to love and help Evangeline including letting her come to her father at her own pace. I would have loved to see a more clear ending for Darrek’s struggle in this book. He had a hard time learning how to trust God with Evangeline, but I felt like that arc was left hanging.

The storyline and pace of this was amazing! I loved reading it even though it made my heart hurt. There were times when I had a harder time getting into it, but it was still a beautiful read. Though you may need some tissues near you:)

This is a clean read that I would recommend to any lovers of Christian fiction. It is a retelling of the prodigal son, so Evangeline has experienced some horrible things. She is depressed, cuts herself, and has a son with her father’s enemy out of wedlock. However, it is a hopeful read about the power of God’s grace, and nothing goes into great detail.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Entrusted

About the Book:

Entrusted (Knights of Brethren Book 6) by [Jody Hedlund]

Title: Entrusted
Series: Knights of Brethren #6
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Northern Lights Press
Release Date: September 13th, 2022
Genre: YA Historical Romance

During a time when legends were born . . .

ENTRUSTED

The feisty enemy princess, the cunning knight holding her captive, and the ultimate battle that will determine their fate.

Hoping to minimize the death and destruction of the coming war, Princess Birgitta of Swaine leads the Dark Warriors as part of her brother King Canute’s efforts to take the throne of Norvegia. As she engages in a skirmish with a band of elite Knights of Brethren, she’s kidnapped by Kristoffer Prestegard, a cunning warrior.

While searching for the holy lamp that can help defeat the Dark Warriors, Kristoffer realizes that Swaine has already seized the ancient relic. Since King Canute is fiercely protective of his sister, Kristoffer offers to return Princess Birgitta in exchange for the coveted holy lamp.

While trying to keep his feisty prisoner from escaping, Kristoffer learns that his father and uncle have set in motion a scheme that would give him the kingship of Norvegia. Where will Kristoffer’s loyalties lie, and how will he choose sides without losing everything, including the princess he’s grown to love?

Book Review:

Yes! This book was just a wonderful conclusion to an amazing series. I have so loved this series and I am so sad to see it end. I am crossing my fingers for a companion series. Entrusted is the sixth and final book in Jody Hedlund’s Knights of Brethren Series. And boy was it worth the wait.

I loved Birgitta. She was an amazing character. She was so strong and stubborn. Birgitta was a princess and raised by her brother. She was fearless and loved her people. Birgitta was unafraid to fight for what she believed in. It was sweet to see this strong woman fall for Kristoffer and learn that she doesn’t always have to be strong. Kristoffer helped Birgitta be herself and didn’t fault her for being different. But Birgitta would have to figure out what she was willing to risk to get the fighting to stop. 

Kristoffer was also a great character. It was fun to get to know Kristoffer more. He seemed like such a focused series character, it was cool to get to see a different side of him. Kristoffer was loyal to a fault and he was doing his best to serve his king. He strived to prove himself worthy not only to his king, but also to his father. Kristoffer had to figure out if he was willing to defy his father in order to fight for the greater good. 

Kristoffer and Birgitta were a cute couple. They connected with each other right away. It was fun to see them interacting, they had such good banter. They were more of enemies to lovers but they fell quickly. I don’t usually like insta love but I feel as if it fits the book and pace. Kristoffer and Birgitta helped each other be better people and they understood each other. 

Entrusted is a wonderful book and I would definitely recommend it! I would recommend this whole series. It does need to be read in order though because the books follow each other. Entrusted was engaging and the characters were wonderful. It was so exciting to see the series come to an end! Entrusted is a clean historical romance. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

The Bachelor and the Bride

About the Book:

The Bachelor and the Bride by [Sarah M. Eden]

Title: The Bachelor and the Bride
Series: The Dread Penny Society #4
Author: Sarah M Eden
Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishers
Release Date: September 6th, 2022
Genre: Historical Romance

London, 1866

Dr. Barnabus Milligan has always felt called to help people, whether that means setting a broken bone or rescuing the impoverished women of London from their desperate lives on the streets as part of his work with the Dread Penny Society.

Three years ago, he helped rescue Gemma Kincaid by secretly marrying her to protect her from her family of notorious grave robbers.

But six months after Gemma and Barnabus exchanged vows, she realized her love for her new husband was unrequited. To protect her heart, she left, telling Barnabus to contact her if his feelings for her ever grew beyond a sense of duty.

When Barnabus sends a letter to Gemma inviting her to return home, she hopes to find a true connection between them. But unfortunately, he only wants her help to foil the Kincaids, who have been terrorizing the boroughs of London, eager to gain both money and power.

Heartbroken, Gemma agrees to help, but she warns Barnabus that she will not stay for long, and once she goes, he’ll never see her again.

Yet as the couple follows the clues that seem to connect the Kincaids to the Mastiff, the leader of London’s criminal network, Gemma and Barnabus realize they might make a better match than either of them suspected. Perhaps the marriage that had once saved Gemma’s life might now save Barnabus―and his lonely heart.

But before the once-confirmed bachelor can properly court his secret bride, they’ll need to evade the dangerous forces that are drawing ever closer to the hopeful lovers and the entire Dread Penny Society itself.

Book Review:

Okay, so this was just so good! And I need the next book right now! The Bachelor and the Bride is the fourth book in Sarah M Eden’s Penny Dreadfuls Series! I was super excited for this book and it did not disappoint. This was such a fun book especially because it had a marriage of convenience! I love these kinds of stories, and the romance was so sweet. 

Dr. Barnabas Milligan was the bachelor of the group, content to be by himself but little was it known to his friends that he had a wife. It was so interesting to read about him. He had so many layers hidden behind his walls and facade. I loved him from the beginning. He cared greatly for those who were hurting. He wanted to help create a better world especially for the women who were forced into jobs. However, he was also scared of losing those he loved so he closed himself off. Baz will have to learn how to let Gemma in and allow her to bring light into his life. 

Gemma Kincaid married Baz to save herself from her family. But she lost her heart along the way. Gemma was used to the shadows, to be ignored, but she couldn’t handle that from Baz. Oh, I loved Gemma. She was so full of life and joy. She had not had an easy life but she strived to look to the light. It was lovely to read about her and get to know her. She had to learn to open her heart back to Baz. Gemma had to learn to trust that Baz was different from those who had left her and led her astray. 

Gemma and Baz were a fun couple. I just really enjoyed reading about them falling in love and connecting again. I liked their easy banter and how they made each other better. I also liked how the romance didn’t feel rushed but fit with the story. 

The plot was also very engaging, and there were a lot of surprises and twists. I didn’t know what was going to happen and it was very exciting to read. It was a bit hard when the penny dreadfuls interrupted the main story, but it was not that bad. I also liked seeing the other characters and I am excited to see whose story Eden is going to write next. I have some theories but I really don’t know. 🙂
I would totally recommend The Bachelor and the Bride! It was a wonderful book! It is a clean historical romance. However, there is some violence and mentions of brothels because of the time period and where the characters are in London. The Bachelor and the Bride is part of a series, and it is best read in order. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

Enflamed

About the Book:

Enflamed (Knights of Brethren Book 5) by [Jody Hedlund]

Title: Enflamed
Series: Knights of Brethren #5
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Northern Lights Press
Release Date: August 16th, 2022
Genre: YA Historical Romance

During a time when legends were born . . .

ENFLAMED

The most beautiful noblewoman in the kingdom, the lowly knight who can never have her, and the forbidden love they share.

When Sylvi Prestegard discovers that her father has arranged for her to marry a wealthy nobleman known for his thieving ways, she’s desperate to avoid the union. She turns to her childhood friend Espen, a Knight of Brethren, counting on his loyalty and kindness to help her escape.

Espen has been given an urgent mission to locate the holy lamp, an ancient relic necessary to defeat the enemy invading their country. In addition to his royal quest, he’s determined to protect Sylvi, the woman he’s always secretly loved. When she suggests the two of them marry to thwart her father’s plans, Espen cannot deny her request.

As they search for the holy lamp, Lord Prestegard pursues them, intent on reclaiming his daughter. With Espen’s life at stake, Sylvi must conspire to save them both. Will they be able to overcome the obstacles that stand between them, or are the flames of their forbidden love destined to be extinguished?

Book Review:

“You are my life. Without you I have nothing.”

Another amazing book! This series has been so exciting and I so enjoyed the story and characters! Enflamed is the fifth book in Jody Hedlund’s Knights of Brethren series and the cover is just lovely. 

Sylvi wanted to be more than just a pretty face, but it never seemed like people truly saw her. Sylvi ran to Espen for help in order to avoid an arranged marriage never expecting the adventure she would find herself on. I really liked Sylvi, she was trying to find her purpose in life.  

Espen was just an honorable character. He loved Sylvi but he wanted her to have better than him. It was sweet to read about Espen and see his perspectives of things, Sylvi could do no wrong to him. Espen had to learn to find value not in what others thought of him but in God. Espen was learning what it meant to trust in God’s plan.

I liked the romance between Sylvi and Espen. They were friends first and then it grew to more. I enjoyed reading about them falling in love and also reading about them interacting. They really cared for each other, and they wanted to protect each other. However Epsen and Sylvi had to figure out how Espen was to complete his mission while keeping each other safe. 

The storyline was really engaging and I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see how everything was going to work out. There was just so much going on. I love how Hedlund has the main story within the series, and then mini stories within each other. I also always enjoy how Hedlund is able to weave faith so seamlessly into her books. 

Enflamed is a wonderful book and I would totally recommend it! Not only is the cover beautiful, but the story is also amazing! Enflamed is a clean historical christian romance. I am so excited for the next book, I can’t wait to see how everything will wrap up. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

A Tenuous Betrothal

About the Book:

A Tenuous Betrothal (Royal Regency Romance Book 3) by [Jen Geigle Johnson]

Title: A Tenuous Betrothal
Series: A Royal Regency Romance #3
Author: Jen Geigle Johnson
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: August 8th, 2022
Genre: Historical Romance

Rhianna Davies is well-acquainted with heartache after the painful loss of her parents. At the arrival of her ghastly uncle, she is brought even lower: Rhi has been banished from her family’s estate home and must rely on the kindness of her tightly knit Welsh miners for help. Without the protective love of her parents, Rhi has no illusions that hers will be a happy ending—until an addendum to her father’s will arrives in the hands of a prince.

Marc Wilhelm, Prince of Oldenburg, is in Wales with one purpose: to claim his betrothed. A long-ago promise between their fathers forges an indelible link between Rhi and Marc, but there remains just one problem: neither wants to marry a stranger. With no remaining ties to Wales, Rhi agrees to accompany Marc to Oldenburg, where he will forfeit their betrothal so she may have her pick of husbands. But their journey takes them down unexpected paths, from the depths of a Welsh mine to the marriage mart of London to a warm reception in Oldenburg. Rhi and Marc discover that their connection and their challenges run deeper than either anticipated, but whether from their own hesitations or from danger that threatens without, the couple might be thwarted before they can even begin the happily ever after they so richly deserve.

Book Review:

This was a sweet book! The characters were a lot of fun and full of life. A Tenuous Betrothal is the third book in Jen Giegle Johnson’s Royal Regency series. I have really liked Johnson’s other books so I was excited to try this one out. I haven’t read the first two but I was still able to enjoy this one!

Rhianna Davies was just trying to get by. She was trying to help the workers under her family’s mines, but her uncle had taken control upon her father’s death. Rhi was struggling, ans she didn’t know what to do. But then she finds herself betrothed to a prince who doesn’t want to marry her but may be the answer to her problems. Prince Marc Wilhelm is only in Wales to find his betrothed and hopefully break their engagement without upsetting his father. However as he spends more time with Rhi, he finds a woman to admire and maybe even love. 

I liked Rhi and her spark. She was fearless and kind. There were times when she was a bit impulsive and got on my nerves, but I still enjoyed reading about her. She was a character that I could connect with and someone that I wanted to find a happy ending. It was fun to read about Rhi as she learned to find herself and even trust Marc that he was the kind of man who wanted to help. But Rhi would have to learn how much she was willing to risk for love and if love was worth all of the potential heartache.

Oh, Marc. He tried so hard to protect his heart. I did like Marc, he had me from the beginning. He was kind and noble, but he was not looking to get married. Rhi was an obstacle that he did not know how to deal with. But it was a lot of fun to read about him falling for Rhi and trying to fight his feelings. Marc had to learn to trust others and that falling in love wasn’t a bad thing. He needed to see that it was okay to ask for help. 

Rhi and Marc had an easy chemistry that made it fun to read about them. Their romance was gradual and I think that it fit the characters. They struggled through their feelings but it didn’t feel rushed. I liked the plot and I was drawn into the story, but it did take me a bit to really get invested. So while it was more of a slower start for me, I would still recommend this book. The side characters, Marc’s brothers, were also a wonderful addition and I am excited for their books.

A Tenuous Betrothal was a great book and I would recommend it to those who enjoy regency novels with royalty. A Tenuous Betrothal is a clean regency romance book. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

Hearts of Briarwall

About the Book:

Title: Hearts of Briarwall
Author: Krista Jensen
Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishers
Release Date: August 2nd, 2022
Genre: Historical Romance

Lydia Wooding is fascinated by the latest inventions the new century brings, including motorcars. She longs for the independence they represent and believes that women should have a say in the future of the industry―just as they should have a say in suffrage, adventure, and, of course, love.

Spencer Hayes is a man of practicality and innovation, but he lacks the financial backing to make his dream a reality. When he contacts his childhood friend, Andrew Wooding, about a promising business venture, he is invited to Briarwall Manor to discuss the terms. Once there, he is surprised to find that Andrew’s once shy, younger sister, Lydia, has grown into a young woman of beauty, wit, and a bit of fire. Even better, the two share a passion for motorcars.

Andrew, however, is wary of cars, having lost his parents in a tragic auto accident when he and Lydia were young. And he’s not sure a relationship between his sister and Spencer is the best idea―not when Sir Lawrence is available and could match both Lydia’s social status and her fortune.

Torn between risking their hearts and being loyal to their dreams in an era of whirlwind change, Spencer and Lydia anchor themselves with the determination they both share: to live life to its fullest.

Book Review:

This was such a fun and sweet read! I enjoyed the characters and the relationships they had with each other. I can definitely see myself rereading this book soon. Hearts of Briarwall is written by Krista Jensen and I was so excited to see she was publishing another book! I adored Miracle Creek Christmas and I couldn’t wait to read this book! 

Lydia was just so full of life and fun, it was a joy to read about her. I loved her spirit and her character. She tried to be herself but she was also aware of others. I really liked Lydia as a character, she was relatable and I felt like I could understand her. However she was also trying to figure out how to be herself. She had to grow up without her parents after their death and her brother was just doing his best to raise her. Lydia had to learn to make sense of the world she was born into, how to be herself but also still respect and have a relationship with her brother. It was sweet how Spencer always seemed to encourage Lydia to be herself. 

Spencer was also just trying his best. He was trying to build a place for himself in the world and he was willing to put in the hard work. He had sworn himself away from love, but Lydia had a way of working herself past his walls. I liked Spencer, he was a likable character but he also had his faults. He was steady and he cared deeply for those in his circle. It was sweet to read about him falling for Lydia but also trying to be honorable. Spencer had to learn to stand up and fight for what he believed in. 

Spencer and Lydia were sweethearts together, I loved their chemistry and their easy banter. The romance was so sweet and fun! Their relationship didn’t feel rushed or awkward, it fit them. The storyline was compelling and I didn’t want to stop reading. I also adored the side characters! I hope they get their own books. Lydia’s friends were so full of life and their interactions were just too funny. I also really liked Lydia’s brother, Andrew. He was a bit stuffy but he had a kind heart and he really cared for his sister. They all need books!

Hearts of Briarwall was another win for Jensen! It was just as good as I had hoped! I would definitely recommend Hearts of Briarwall! Hearts of Briarwall is a clean historical romance, good for those who enjoy sweet historical reads with a hint of mischief. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

Inventions of the Heart

About the Book:

Inventions of the Heart (The Lumber Baron's Daughters Book #2) by [Mary Connealy]

Title: Inventions of the Heart
Series: The Lumber Baron’s Daughters #2
Author: Mary Connealy
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: July 5th, 2022
Genre: Historical Christian Romance

Her heart seeks safety. But will trouble find her even here?

After her sister’s marriage, Michelle Stiles is left hiding at Two Harts Ranch with the handsome but stubborn Zane Hart. She’s managed to stay one step ahead of her stepfather and his devious plans, but if he finds her, she will no longer be safe.

Zane has problems of his own. Having discovered a gold mine on his property, he must figure out how to harvest it without kicking off a gold rush. Michelle, educated and trained to run her father’s business, wants to manage all aspects of the mine, but Zane thinks for a person so smart she can have some misguided ideas. Running the mining operation will be a dangerous job, and he can’t risk putting her in harm’s way.

But danger finds Michelle anyway when she’s suddenly attacked. If they go to the sheriff, they’ll reveal her location, but if they do nothing . . . their troubles have only just begun.

Book Review:

I was excited to read this book and it was a fun addition to the series. Inventions of the Heart is the second book in Mary Connealy’s The Lumber Baron’s Daughters. I always look forward to reading the next books in a series and this was definitely a cute one. 

Oh my, I loved Zane. He was just perfect and so fun. He had his hands full trying to care for Michelle. I loved how patient he was with her and how he encouraged her to use her skills to create things.  Zane was also a tad bit overprotective but he was just trying to protect those he loved. It was fun to read more about Zane and even meet his family. But Zane would have to learn how to protect Michelle and care for his family. 

Michelle was complicated but she was definitely interesting to read about. I loved how all of the sisters are unique and they have their own special set of skills. Michelle is definitely the leader, planner type. Michelle had to learn to let Zane lead and trust God to protect her family. I liked reading about Michelle growing and learning more skills throughout the book. She was willing to work hard even though she did not always enjoy it. Michelle had to learn to step back and rest in God’s hands.

Michelle and Zane were so cute together! I loved their interactions and reading about them getting to know each other. They were perfect for each other and balanced each other out. The other characters were also fun and I am excited to see who Jilly will end up with.

The plot was very interesting and this was an easy book to read. I liked the characters and the story and I was engaged the whole time. I would recommend Inventions of the Heart to those who enjoy historical Christian romances. However it is best read as part of the series. Inventions of the Heart is a clean Christian historical romance.  

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

Sensibly Wed

About the Book:

Sensibly Wed (Bradwell Brothers Book 1) by [Kasey Stockton]

Title: Sensibly Wed
Series: Bradwell Brothers #1
Author: Kasey Stockton
Publisher: Golden Owl Press
Release Date: June 29th, 2022
Genre: Historical Romance

When Felicity Thurston is caught alone with a man at a ball, she must marry him to avoid a ruined reputation. What she doesn’t know—he’s the brother of the man she loves.

I, Felicity Thurston, suffer from an incurable case of nerves. They attack with great zeal when I find myself the center of attention, regardless of whether or not I have taken measures to subdue them, and they have often made social gatherings unbearable. So when I met a man last summer who connected with me on a deeper level, I was certain at once that he could be the one. Henry Bradwell was both easy to converse with and an avid reader, and I spent the last eight months determining how I might contrive to further our acquaintance.

So when I snuck out of the ballroom during a veritable squeeze and found myself alone with a gentleman, it was my desire to vacate the room before we were discovered. Fate had other plans. Leading gossips of the ton discovered us in what appeared to be an intimate embrace, and to save both of our families’ good names, we opted to marry.

It was only after agreeing to the wedding that I discovered my husband-to-be was not only a Bradwell man, but a brother to the man I love. And there is nothing I can do about it now.

Book Review:

The start of a new series, Sensibly Wed is a sweet and engaging story! Kasey Stockton is a great author, and I have really enjoyed the stories of hers that I have read. I am excited for this new series, because I love family series! 

Felicity is struggling through the Season, as her incurable nerves make her unable to dance and is barely able to make it through a ball. Despite her hopes after meeting someone who finally seemed to understand her, 8 months have passed without any further connection. After escaping a ballroom for a little quiet, she finds herself alone with a gentleman. Although she hopes to avoid scandal and quickly leave, fate has other plans and for both of their name’s sake, they must marry. It is not until they are officially engaged that Felicity realizes that her husband-to-be is the brother of the very man she had hoped for a future with. 

Felicity was a very relatable character. She had a lot of anxiety and was thrown into a new situation where she felt overwhelmed. Her feelings seemed very real and understandable. I thought that it was admirable how she sought to grow and decided to seek a relationship with her husband. I appreciated how much she pushed herself, but also stood up for herself. She found her place and it was really lovely to see.

James was so honorable and sweet. He was such an opposite from Felicity, but was trying so hard to build a relationship with her. We also get to meet the other Bradwell brothers and get snippets of who they are. As this will be a series, it is fun to see the characters that will be in other books. This story really centers on Felicity’s journey through her marriage and new life because of it. It is a sweet story and I would definitely recommend it! I am excited to read the rest of the series too! This is a clean historical fiction romance.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

The Dreaming Beauty

About the Book:

The Dreaming Beauty by [Anneka R. Walker]

Title: Breaming Beauty
Author: Anneka R Walker
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: July 11th, 2022
Genre: Regency Romance

Once upon a dream, two cursed people fell in love . . .

Tansy White doesn’t want to end up alone like her three aunts who raised her, but when she is betrayed by her would-be betrothed, she fears she might never change her fate. At her aunts’ suggestion, she seizes the chance to visit Rose Cottage, the country home of her late mother. For years, dreams of the cottage have haunted Tansy, and she is convinced it holds the answer to her hidden past. But after getting caught in a terrible storm, she meets a man who is just as determined as she is to learn all her secrets.

Marcus Taylor, brother to the Duke of Westmorland, is also troubled by vivid dreams. On a sleepless night, as a tempest rages outside his brother’s estate, he makes a discovery far more mysterious than any dream: a young woman, cold as ice, lies unconscious in the library, and he is sure she is the key to solving his problems. When she wakes, what begins as a shared quest for information turns into an unexpected friendship. As they piece together the fragments of their pasts, they discover a tangled web of lies, and their feelings for each other become just as entwined. But is their love as strong as their dreams . . . or their fate?

Book Review:

Wow! This book was just stunning and full of twists and turns! I am in awe. I have to admit that it took me a bit to get into the book but once I really got into it, I was hooked. The Dreaming Beauty is a sequel to Anneka R Walker’s book, The Masked Baron. The Dreaming Beauty is a regency book inspired by Sleeping Beauty 

Tansy was an interesting character. I am honestly not quite sure how I feel about her. She was stubborn, but she was also looking for love. She was searching for the answers to her dreams and trying to find herself. Tansy grew a lot in this book. She learned to stand up for herself and also that happy endings could happen. 

Marcus was lovely. I really liked him in this book and I enjoyed reading about him. He worked hard to be a good man and help his brother. I loved how Marcus cared for the people under him and around him. But Marcus was also still learning how to let people in and how to fight for what he believed in. There were also secrets of his pasts that would come back to haunt him. 

Marcus and Tansy were cute together. They were able to help each other be the best. They each had their own issues to deal with, but it was sweet to read about them connecting. However, they had to fight for each other because there were a lot of obstacles and secrets standing in their way. 

The plot was really interesting and engaging. It started off slower but as I kept on reading, I was soon drawn in. I was amazed by everything that was going on and on the edge of myseat to find out what was going to happen. I also really enjoyed Marcus’ brother, Simon. He was a fun addition to the story, I hope that he gets his own book.

The Dreaming Beauty was a really fun book! I would definitely recommend it! The Dreaming Beauty is a clean regency romance 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

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