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Friday, September 29, 2017

How To Find A Duke in Ten Days- Grace Burrowes, Shana Galen and Carolyn Jewel







For centuries, the volumes of a priceless Renaissance manuscript, The Duke’s Book of Knowledge, have been the subject of legend and rumor. Three members of London's Bibliomania Club have promised a beloved professor they’ll find the manuscripts before the professor retires. They are determined to vindicate his faith in the Duke’s existence while rescuing a great literary work from obscurity.

The problem?

It must be found in ten days.

Matters of the heart intrude as each book hunter realizes that locating an ancient manuscript might just lead to happiness ever after.




The members of the Bibliomania Club have ten days to find four rare books which combined are known as the Liber Ducis de Scientia—the Duke’s book of Knowledge. Each one of the club members owes a debt of gratitude to Professor Peebles. The professor tutored Dominick Spencer, Avery Seton and Harry Fordyce and encouraged them during their studies at Oxford. Peebles considers himself an expert on the Duke’s Book of Knowledge – even though no one has seen it in years—and Spencer, Seton and Fordyce are determined to find and present the volumes to Professor Peebles at his retirement party.

They have ten days to locate the Dukes Book of Knowledge . . .

Grace Burrowes---The Will to Love

Seton Avery, the Earl of Ramsdale appeared in Grace Burrowes novella The Duke for the Win. Ramsdale was one of my favorite characters in novella and I was thrilled that he was featured in this story!

Ramsdale believes that his uncle’s will and its nine codicils contain clues to the location of the Dukes. He hires Philomena Peebles, the professor’s daughter, to translate the material. The couple is very passionate about their work and I loved that their romance deepened with every clue they uncovered. Both characters grew during the story; Ramsdale learns a valuable lesson while playing chess and Philomena gains confidence and reaches for her heart’s desire. The author’s trademark smart dialogue, understated social commentary, charming romance combined with the character’s desire to solve their piece of the puzzle make this story a perfect afternoon or evening read.

Shana Galen---How to Steal A Duke (in Ten Days, Give or Take A few Days, But Definitely in Less Than Fortnight )

Dominick Spencer has a feeling that the Dukes are hidden in a remote cliffside castle in Cornwell. While traveling home from a meeting, Dominick is thinking about how best to enter the castle’s library when something falls on the roof of his carriage….is it a cat? No, it’s cat burglar Rosalyn Dasher. And Rosalyn is just the person Dominick needs to scale the walls of the castle!

Enjoyed reading this opposites attract story! The author’s descriptive voice shines when she describes Rosalyn climbing the castle walls. I imagined her testing each brick’s strength to use a footing and caught my breath each time she faltered during her ascent. Loved the fast-paced plot and what the couple discovers when they enter the castle’s library.

Carolyn Jewel---The Viscount’s First Kiss

Carolyn Jewel’s The Viscount’s First Kiss has all the feels! The characters are relatable in this poignant friends to lovers romance. Magdalene Carter and Harry Fordyce, now Viscount Daunt have been friends for years. Daunt, Magdalene, and Angus Carter, Magdalene’s late husband, were close friends and shared a common interest in books. For many years it was rumored that Angus Carter had stolen one of the Dukes. Proving Angus’s innocence is very important to both Daunt and Magdalene. Daunt has purchased an old lot of books from an antiques dealer and the determined couple sets out to sort though dozens of boxes of books.

The author did a fantastic job balancing the element of suspense with the impending deadline. Loved the scene where Daunt and Magdalene play the piano together and how both of them realized that their friendship was changing – both characters began to appreciate each other’s strengths. The author’s elegant prose shines during the couple’s first kiss and during all of the romantic scenes in the story.

I am glad the authors added the epilogue to this anthology. Each of the stories centered on the search for the Dukes and featured three unique characters. The continuity between the stories worked for me because the couples were searching for more than books. Professor Peebles and his three former students gathered together before his retirement party and I loved the big reveal.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Susan's Review of The Duke by Katharine Ashe





Katharine Ashe continues her lush and sensual Devil’s Duke series with a sweeping story of unbreakable love.
Six years ago, when Lady Amarantha Vale was an innocent in a foreign land and Gabriel Hume was a young naval officer, they met . . . and played with fire.
Now Gabriel is the dark lord known to society as the Devil’s Duke, a notorious recluse hidden away in a castle in the Highlands. Only Amarantha knows the truth about him, and she won’t be intimidated. He is the one man who can give her the answers she needs.
But Gabriel cannot let her learn his darkest secret. So begins a game of wit and desire that proves seduction is more satisfying—and much more wicked—the second time around…



About the Book

The Duke
by Katharine Ashe
Series
Devil’s Duke #3
Genre
Adult
Historical Romance
Publisher
Avon Books
Publication Date
September 26, 2017
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Katharine Ashe’s The Duke is a classic regency historical. The novel has five parts, spans a six- year period and begins in Jamaica and concludes in Scotland. It took me three days to read Gabriel and Amarantha’s journey as each step was carefully crafted.

I enjoyed reading the first part of the novel which was set in Kingston, Jamaica. Ms Ashe touches upon the subjects of slavery, freedom, faith and religion—these themes play out throughout The Duke. The description of Gabe and Amy’s first meeting drew me into the story. She calls him a ‘giant beast of a man” and these words set the tone for their future conversations. In my opinion, this section of the book was a complete story and should have been published as a standalone novella.

Amy’s journey to Gabe begins in the third part of the novel. Now widowed, Amy travels to Scotland in search of her friend. Amy has changed in the past five years. Her experiences have shaped her and she has grown. Amy is a very determined, headstrong character and I enjoying reading how she searched for what she perceived as the truth and her desire to be free.

Gabriel Hume, the Duke of Loch Irvine, has made several guest appearances in the Devil’s Duke Series. Based on the hints in the prior novels, I thought this novel was going to focus on mysterious rituals and be dark in nature. However, the author perfectly assembles the clues concerning the mysterious Duke together using her flawless descriptive voice and her clever dialogue. I was intrigued to finally read his story and was captivated by this kind, compassionate man who gave his heart to someone and waited patiently for her to love him completely.

Ms. Ashe’s beautiful writing style shines when Gabriel shares his truths with Amy. In my opinion, this chapter and the pages which describe the couple making love are exquisitely written. I could feel the emotion, caring and desire that this couple felt for each other. I wanted this couple who had overcome so much to enjoy their happily ever after—not keep fighting for it.

I enjoyed and recommend The Duke—the hero was perfectly written. Gabe is every woman’s wish and fondest desire. Kudos to Katharine Ashe for writing a free spirited, headstrong heroine who captures Gabe’s heart and writing their journey!

Reviewed By Susan Gorman

ARC provided by Avon

To read an excerpt from The Duke, please click here.

About Katharine Ashe


KATHARINE ASHE is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of historical romances reviewers call “intensely lush” and “sensationally intelligent,” including her acclaimed Devil’s Duke Series, and My Lady, My Lord and How to Marry a Highlander, 2015 and 2014 finalists for the romance industry’s most prestigious award, the RITA®.
Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Slightly Tempted by Mary Balogh

Slightly Tempted
by Mary Balogh
☆☆☆☆☆
 
Slightly Tempted is Book Four of
The Bedwyn Saga series.
 
This is Morgans story. Morgan is the youngest of the
Bedwyn siblings. The prettiest. The only one without the
Bedwyn nose. She is no less determined, smart and strong
than any of the other siblings. She is just 18 years old and
therefore coming into her own. Morgan finds herself near
the war at the beginning. Through a series of circumstances,
she is helping care for the wounded. Her brother, Alleyne, is
involved with the events as well. When Morgan has the
opportunity to leave, she chooses not to. The wounded need
her and Alleyne has gone missing.
 
 
Morgan met Earl of Rosthorn, Gervase Ashford. They have
developed a bond and friendship over the time. He has been
looking for information about Alleyne. And trying to comfort
Morgan.
 
What she doesn't know is that there is a long standing battle
between Gervase and the Duke of Bewcastle, Wulfric.
Morgans big brother. When Gervase has found out who Morgan
is, he decides to exact revenge against Bewcastle through Morgan.
 
As time goes on and they get to know each other, they fall
in love. But Gervase has his secret. The reason he met Morgan
to begin with. He is realizing the strength of his love for her is
growing deeper. Must he tell her his secret? Will she be
able to forgive him? And what about Bewcastle? Will they ever
be able to call a truce?
 

Slightly Tempted is another wonderful story in the Bedwyn Saga.
Much of the emotion comes from the time of war. Mary Balogh
has written a story full of detail to make you feel what is
happening.  It's easy to imagine the chaos brought
from the crisis all around. Even the upper classes find all the
money in the world cannot make it easy for them.
 
The romance between Morgan and Gervase is fraught with upset
and uncertainty. Can they make it through? Will their relationship
be strong enough to survive war and the Bedwyn family? 
 
If you are one of those people that sneak and read the end of the
book first, I recommend that you abstain from doing that this
time!! It has a marvelous ending to top off the terrific story.
And to keep the series rolling on....
 
 
 
I have long had my own copy of Slightly Tempted.
Review by Lisa Hutson

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wind Chime Summer by Sophie Moss

Wind Chime Summer
by Sophie Moss
☆☆☆☆☆
Wind Chime Summer is
Book Three of
The Wind Chimes Novels
 
I spent a few years volunteering at my local USO.
It was an amazing time. I felt like I was making a
true contribution to the great men, women and
the families of those that protect this country. I also
had the opportunity to talk to many service members,
veterans and their families. I learned a lot. There was
one subject that came up so much. PTSD.
We all know that it isn't an issue exclusive to service
members. But that is what this story is centered on.
Without question, Sophie Moss wrote a wonderful
love story including a group of characters that
are very brave, strong men and women.
Wind Chime Summer is a romantic story. But it isn't
a romance that comes easily. Both Ryan and Izzy have
to fight hard to get to the place where they can have a
true relationship with romance. Ryan is coming to terms
with his own issues. Family history mostly.
 
Then its Izzy Rivera. She has been falling deeper and
deeper into the haze, terror and anger of PTSD.
Stemming from her service time in the Army.
As with
most people, she thinks she can handle it.
If she can only find a way to deal a particular person.
Of course, there is so much more to it than this one guy
or one incident. In the end, Izzy does get the help she
needed. On many fronts. And from many people.
 
Ryan and Izzy are perfect for each other, of course.
Ryan is infinitely patient. Izzy is determined.
They find their way to each other. Ryan also finds a
way to connect with his father.
And Izzy finds her way back to the kitchen.
 
Ahh, the love. The wonderful deep emotion that is
the biggest part of this wind chime summer.
The soft sounds and beauty of the wind chimes
is romantic and magical. Its proven in every story.
 
 
I want to add something. Here is a link.
If you or someone you know needs help.
I hope this will lead you to the people
you need. Maybe its just a starting point.
But I truly hope you will find the help
from somewhere.
 
I have enjoyed every book in this series.
I bought the first book. The second two were
arcs given to me in exchange for an
honest review.
This review by Lisa Hutson

 


Monday, September 18, 2017

Susan's Review of The Cowboy Who Got Away by Nancy Robards Thompson -Celebration, TX series



Hunky bull rider Jude Campbell seems to have the world by the proverbial horns. But when the world champion returns to Celebration for his high school reunion, he's confronted by the ghosts he'd worked so hard to forget. Not to mention the high school love who got away... Bridezilla wrangler Juliette Lowell is as gorgeous and genuine as she was as Jude's homecoming queen. And the spark between them burns as bright as ever. But Jules still smarts from Jude's betrayal years before. And as successful as he seems, Jude's struggling with the prospect of hanging up his spurs. But with his queen, Juliette, by his side, maybe this homecoming will take once and for all


Every inch of him needed her. Even if he hadn't been conscious of it before, he wanted to hold her like this, feel her just like this, from the moment he saw her standing there talking to herself in the middle of Lucy's barn. The desire had grown as they'd sat in the Redbird and reminisced and laughed like old friends and now it was so great it had rendered him half out of his mind.

Even so, he hadn't planned on seducing her--or has she seduced him? That was the thing about them. They tended to spontaneously combust when they were around each other. Sometimes it was difficult to discern where one of them stopped and the other began.

How had they gone so long without each other?


High school reunions bring up lots of memories and the 10-year reunion is often considered a milestone; as people are conscious of their marital, career and financial status. The Cowboy Who Got Away explores these themes as Juliette Lowell and Jude Campbell are given a second chance at love when Jude arrives in Celebration just in time for their 10th reunion.

Juliette has appeared in several of Nancy Robards Thompson’s Celebration books and I was thrilled to read her story. As a popular wedding consultant, she creates magical weddings for her clients. However, Juliette has dealt with one too many demanding bridezilla and is growing tired of travelling that her job entails. Jude Campbell overhears Juliette talking to herself in her office at the Campbell Wedding Barn after a client (bridezilla!!) meeting and asks about the situation. Juliette is surprised to see her high school boyfriend after ten years. Jude has left the bull riding circuit because he has suffered a concussion; he’s spending time at home and looking to rekindle his relationship with Juliette.

Nancy Robards Thompson perfectly balances the present attraction between Jude and Juliette with the couple’s need to sort through their past break up. As a reader, I could relate to Juliette. Her relationship with Jude meant everything to her and it took her a long time to get over him. Can she trust him? The author is spot on with the emotional poignant conversations between the couple. Jude opens up to Juliette about his relationship with his father, self-doubts and current career situation. Will he choose love or his career?

Several contemporary themes are woven in this tender, sexy story. Jude was very open about the concussions that he suffered while pursuing the bull riding championship. The concussion protocol is something all athletes should adhere to. Ms. Thompson did a fantastic job bringing this element into the storyline. Loved that Jude and Juliette danced to Blake Shelton’s Mine Would Be You at the reunion. The dance scene was superbly written and each one of the author’s words described the love that Jude and Juliette shared as well as the heartache they felt. Jude over hears that Juliette has been offered a job based in London; this leads to a huge misunderstanding between them. Can Jude and Juliette work through this situation?

I loved the conclusion of the novel—it’s full of love, understanding and a teensy piece of irony which I loved! And it works perfectly for this couple!

Reviewed By Susan Gorman

Book provided by the author.




National bestselling author Nancy Robards Thompson lives and writes in Florida, but her imagination transports her all over the world. She’s worked a myriad of jobs including television show stand-in; production and extras casting for movies; and several mind-numbing jobs in the fashion industry and public relations. She earned a degree in journalism only to realize reporting “just the facts” bored her silly. Much more content to report to her muse, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical romance and women’s fiction full-time. After hanging up her press pass, this two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart struck gold in July 2002 when she won the award. Since then, she’s gone on to sell more than 30 books, which critics have deemed, “…funny, smart and observant.”








Thursday, September 14, 2017

Susan's Review of The Duke's Bridal Path by Grace Burrowes and Theresa Romain





Two Regency novellas of true love deep in the English countryside....Legend says that the first gentleman a lady kisses on the Duke's Bridle' Path will become her true love. Grace Burrowes and Theresa Romain say it's not that easy...

In His Grace for the Win, by Grace Burrowes, Philippe, Duke of Lavelle, has sworn off all things equestrian after his brother's riding accident. Just one tiny problem: The woman who steals Philippe's heart, Harriet Talbot, loves horses, and generally only notices men when they're in the saddle. Will Philippe rise to the challenge, or come a cropper for the sake of true love?

In Desperately Seeking Scandal, by Theresa Romain, ambitious London reporter Colin Goddard follows a trail of scandal to the Lavelle seat in Berkshire, hoping to save his career with articles on how to snare a wealthy spouse. What was intended as a humorous series turns seductive, as Lady Ada Ellis, sister to the duke, uncovers Colin’s true purpose and challenges him to a battle of wits…and wills, and hearts. But if they fall in love, one of them will lose everything. Who will triumph?


I am THRILLED to recommend the Grace Burrowes-Theresa Romain duet The Duke’s Bridle Path! The characters and their unique stories appealed to me and the transition from Ms. Burrowes’ story to Ms. Romain’s piece was seamless. The setting, the family history and the character cross over between stories is perfectly crafted and both authors did a fabulous job exploring how the death of Jonas Ellis changes the fate of both his brother and sister.

His Grace For the Win is a captivating friends -to - lovers romance. Phillipe Ellis transitioned from spare to heir when his brother died in a horse riding accident. I enjoy Grace Burrowes’ writing because her characters are relatable. I emphasized with Phillippe because he had to assume his brother’ title and responsibilities after his death. His ability to choose his future was taken away from him. Harriet Talbot has assumed the majority of the workload on the family’s horse farm. She did not have a choice as her father is elderly. I felt for Harriet when she assumes that Phillippe sees her as nothing more as an old friend.

Ms. Burrowes has a gift for creating wonderful secondary characters and Lord Ramsdale and Jackson Talbot are fabulous! I loved how much they enjoyed matchmaking! Both Ramsdale and the Duke notice the changes at the Talbot Farm. Ramsdale mentions to Phillipe that the Talbots are not doing well financially and asks the Duke how he’s going to fix it.

I enjoyed the back and forth conversations between Ramsdale and the Duke. Ramsdale understands
that Phillipe has feelings for Harriet he challenges Phillipe to be a better neighbor, friend and brother. The banter between the two friends is priceless—Ramsdale mentions giving Harriet a dowry, Phillipe imagines that Ramsdale might be interested in Harriet which leads him straight to the Talbot riding ring where Jackson Talbot arranges to have Harriet supervise the Duke’s riding lessons personally.


Loved the riding lesson scenes and how Harriet approaches her task—the reader sees that Harriet has a great sense of humor and that she cares deeply for the Duke. The couple becomes close as the lessons progress. Harriet helps Phillipe regain his confidence on horseback. This is a turning point in the story as it provides him with the confidence to pick himself up after a bad fall and the courage to deal with his past and embrace his future; not his brothers. There are a few surprises in the last two chapters of the novella—and the ending was perfect!

And I am hoping that Ms. Burrowes has a HEA planned for Ramsdale!

The conversations between Lady Ada Eillis and reporter Colin Goddard in Desperately Seeking Scandal by Theresa Romain are fabulous! The witty banter between Lady Ada and Colin sets the tone for this novella which describes how Jonas Ellis’ death effected his sister’s chance for happiness. Ada makes it clear to Colin that the untruths printed his popular scandal sheet resulted in her broken engagement.

Ada knows that Colin is in town to gather information about her family for his paper and she outmaneuvers him by proposing a bargain. Colin must pretend that he and Ada are in love while her former fiancée and his new bride are in the village. He must play his part to perfection and, in turn,
she will help him write his articles.

Loved the secondary character of Samuel Goddard and the reason why Samuel and Colin worked together as a team. Samuel is Colin’s true north and points out several truths to Colin during the novella. Both Lady Ada and Colin struggle with their pretend relationship – both must make tough personal choices. Will Colin choose love or money? Will Ada rejoin society? 

Ms. Romain does a superb job writing the last chapter of the novella; I felt for Ada and was surprised by Colin’s decision. The big reveal at the end of the novel made me laugh—well done!

If you enjoy reading books by Shana Galen, Caroline Linden and Miranda Neville--you will love The Duke's Bridal Path!



Reviewed by Susan Gorman


ARC provided by the authors

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New York, Actually by Sarah Morgan

New York, Actually
by Sarah Morgan
☆☆☆☆☆
 
From Manhattan With Love Series
Book #4
 
And there is Molly (Aggie). She has made a career of
teaching how to make relationships work. Very
successfully, I might add. Problem is, she has no clue
how to be in a relationship herself. Well, a relationship
with a man, not her best boy, Valentine. Her Dalmatian.
 
 
Next up, Daniel. A successful divorce attorney. He is great
at relationships. Well, not a relationship with a woman.
He is a great brother, friend, lawyer but not so much
as a boyfriend. Daniel spots Molly while jogging in the park.
She has Valentine with her. So Daniel decides to borrow
a dog, Brutus. Thinking this will give him an easy way to
meet up with the woman of his dreams. 
For a short while, anyway.
 

New York, Actually is a fun and very busy romantic read.
Not just one but two main character dogs. How great is that?
It's two people that have no interest in a relationship
lasting any length of time. They both agree.
Not to fall in love.
 
 
'He was right of course.
She was scared.
If you fell, next time you were more careful
where you stepped. And she'd fallen hard.'
 
Both Molly and Daniel are sure they not only won't
fall in love. They are sure they can't fall in love. So this
is a relationship that's safe.
Only, of course, it isn't.
Who will fall first? Who will fall hardest?
Who will learn the most about themselves?
 
Sarah Morgan has written a lovely romance story.
With all the good stuff that we look for when
picking a book. I hope you will enjoy reading it.
 
I bought my copy from Amazon
Review by Lisa Hutson
 

 
 
 
 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Susan's Review of Donna Alward's Beneath the Badge


Working a short-term assignment in small-town Nova Scotia is just what RCMP officer Matt Parker needs. Traffic violations, some vandalism…things are pretty quiet. Until a call about a puppy mill brings back haunting memories of a case gone bad. Lucky for him, pretty veterinarian Lindsay Swan proves to be a great distraction.

Lindsay can’t resist the sexy police officer, particularly when she sees his tender, caring side. For her, relationships are bad news and accidents waiting to happen, so it’s perfect that Matt is only in town temporarily. And it would be easy to keep things light, until a local woman disappears and Matt’s darkest secret is revealed. Can Lindsay be the support he needs, or will she choose to keep her heart safe?

A plate appeared across from hers on the table, the dish made a small thunk on the heavy wood. ‘Mind if I join you?”
She raised her gaze. Oh Lord, it was him. Up close he had to be six feet or maybe a little taller. The fit of his jeans and t-shirt made him appear lean from a distance but now, up close and personal, she could see that every curve and dip was formed from pure muscle.
He smiled at her. ‘I’m Matt Parker.”

‘I know who you are.” She answered. Jeez, she wasn’t always so inept. Maybe she was spending too much time surrounded by dogs and cats.

‘And you are?’

‘Didn’t you do a little recon at the bar before coming over?’ she asked.

He chuckled. ‘I did. You’re Lindsay Swan and you run the vet clinic just off of Main.”

Beneath the Badge exceeded my expectations. The characters are relatable, the author’s rich descriptive writing style and clever dialogue shine in this novella. The couple’s chemistry and first goodnight kiss drew me into the story. Both characters have flaws; Matt is haunted by his experiences as an uncover police officer while Lindsay has spent years coping with her father’s depression. Ms. Alward shows Matt’s compassionate side when he pitches in and helps at the vet clinic; this scene allowed Lindsay to realize that Matt was more than a charming ladies’ man.

Loved how the couple’s love story unfolded during the story—it’s well-paced and sensuous. Lindsay abruptly ends her relationship with Matt. She fears neither one of them can leave their pasts behind them. Lindsay hears of a missing person case and knows she needs to be there for Matt. Can she put her fears aside and be there for him? The novella’s conclusion is emotional and compelling and brought several tears to my eyes. Beneath the Badge reads like a novel and has all the feels—you will fall in love with Lindsay and Matt as their story is heartfelt and emotional on many levels. And the epilogue is perfect!
★★★★★
Five Stars!

Reviewed by Susan Gorman
ARC provided by the author



While bestselling author Donna Alward was busy studying Austen, Eliot and Shakespeare, she was also losing herself in the breathtaking stories created by romance novelists like LaVyrle Spencer, Judith McNaught, and Nora Roberts. Several years after completing her degree she decided to write a romance of her own and it was true love! Five years and ten manuscripts later she sold her first book and launched a new career. While her heartwarming stories of love, hope, and homecoming have been translated into several languages, hit bestseller lists and won awards, her very favorite thing is when she hears from happy readers.

Donna lives on Canada’s east coast with her family which includes a husband, a couple of kids, a senior dog and two crazy cats. When she’s not writing she enjoys reading (of course!), knitting, gardening, cooking…and is a Masterpiece Theater addict. You can visit her on the web at www.DonnaAlward.com and join her mailing list at www.DonnaAlward.com/newsletter .




Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Slightly Wicked by Mary Balogh

Slightly Wicked
by Mary Balogh
 ☆☆☆☆☆
 
Book Two of the
Bedwyn Saga
 
This series is a long held favorite of mine. I have
reread it many times. But I have never written a
review before. Slightly Wicked is my favorite of
the series. Though, I love them all.
This one is Rannulfs story. He is carefree and happy,
making the trip to visit his Grandmother.
How the smallest choices and chances can change
your life so dramatically....
He meets Claire Campbell along the way.
She is a confident, talented and beautiful actress.
Rannulf and Claire find themselves stuck in a hotel
due to bad weather and a broken axel.
What is there to do?? Two single, worldly and 
slightly wicked adults find ways to fill the time.
The weather clears and it's time for everyones
journey to continue. Claire leaves without so much as
a ''see you later". Rannulf decides she must have had
her reasons for leaving that way.
As you might have guessed, Rannulf and Claire do
meet up again. But neither of them is prepared
when it happens.
The Bedwyn family is the star of this series.
The whole family. They are each very different
individuals. And yet, they are a very close family.
I am sure each story can stand alone. Though
I have never read them as such.
Each is a wonderful story and I hope you
will enjoy the Bedwyn Saga.
 
 
My copy of this story has been signed
by the amazing Mary Balogh.
As such, it is a great treasure of mine.
Review by Lisa Hutson