Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Timeless Regency Collection: A Season in London by Elizabeth Johns, Heather B. Moore, and Rebecca Connolly

Timeless Regency Collection: A Season in London by Elizabeth Johns, Heather B. Moore, and Rebecca Connolly

Summary from Goodreads:
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.

4.5 Stars

Received ebook in exchange for an honest review

My Review:
I love all things Regency. I'm delighted that A Timeless Romance Anthologies has been doing the all Regency Collections. 

This lovely collection centers around the ups and downs and ins and outs of the London Season. There are rules, there are places to see and be seen, and there are lots of matchmaking mommas. In each of these stories, the characters push the boundaries of London Society's rules in one way or another. They may show interest in someone who is not who their "momma" would like. Or they may purposefully sabotage their season in an effort to control their fate. These stories each take a different look at the typical London Season.

Warnings: None

I would let my 15 year old daughter read this collection.

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