About the book: From the publisher of the #1 Amazon bestselling A Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean Romance.
Join three bestselling Regency Romance authors, Jennifer Moore, G.G. Vandagriff, and Nichole Van, for three new novellas in SPRING IN HYDE PARK:
A HAPPY ACCIDENT by Jennifer Moore. Jonathan Burles father has just died, making him the new Marquess of Spencer and the most sought after bachelor in London. An unfortunate accident leads to a forced marriage to Maryann Croft, a young woman who possesses no title, and an unexpected secret. With the unstable beginning to their marriage, finding love together seems impossible.
THE DISDAINFUL DUKE by G. G. Vandagriff. Lady Saphronia Huffington has always thought of herself as plain next to the beauty of her sister, Lady Lavinia. So when her sister becomes engaged to Lord Gilbert Caldwell and Saphronia is paired for wedding events with his brother, the granite-faced Duke of Mayfield, who is known to prefer beauties, she sharpens her wit. Thus begins a lengthy sparring contest during which the Duke realizes Saphronia is anything but plain.
AN INVISIBLE HEIRESS by Nichole Van. Miss Belle Heartstone has everything money can buy—houses, servants, carriages, clothing, jewels. A husband, however, is proving much harder to, ehr . . . purchase. Colin Radcliffe, the newly minted Marquess of Blake, is in desperate need of funds—preferably of the wife-free variety. When circumstances draw the two together, Blake might be the only man able to see beyond the Belle’s outer façade, and fall in love with the woman inside.
My review: These collections are some of my very favorite to read and this one was no exceptions. These three novellas were all amazingly well-written and they held my attention. It's fun that there's almost always a new-to-me author in these collections, I love finding new authors!
Jennifer Moore's A Happy Accident starts off the book right. Young Maryanne Croft is unexpectedly out in a rain storm when her carriage gets caught in the mud. Her servants are working feverishly to free it when Jonathon Burles happens upon her. He, being a gentleman, feels he must do something for the young woman, so he sends her servants for help and stays with her. Unfortunately, the servants do not return until the following morning and they are found in the carriage by the girl's father who insists that they must marry. I loved Maryanne's character in this book. She is just trying to go about her life and care for her sister, she isn't trying to trap anyone into marrying her. I love that Jonathon allows himself to be trapped into marrying and the way that they eventually settle into a normal for them routine. I loved the cute love story of these two!
Next up is The Disdainful Duke by G.G. Vandagriff. Lady Saphronia is happy that her younger sister, Lady Lavinia, is engaged to marry her love. She would love to not always be thrown in with the disdainful older brother of Lavinia's fiance, the Duke of Mayfield, he always seems to be looking down on her for something. I love the way that Lady Saphronia summons her wit and puts the Duke in his place time after time. I love the way the Duke eventually looks at her in a different light. Such a sigh worthy romance!
And last we have Nichole Van's An Invisible Heiress. Nichole Van is new to me, but I love the way she wrote this story!I loved Belle in this one. I loved the fact that she was so tired of her mother shoving eligible young men at her that she decided to research and choose one for her and then propose to him. I liked Blake some of the time. I thought that the way he refused her marriage proposal at first was sweet but I found it irritating that he constantly forgot who she was. He'd already been introduced to her before she proposed. Then later in the story he doesn't remember that she was the one who had proposed to him. It just didn't seem as though he really would have completely forgotten her all of those times. But I did love the story. Belle writing to him under an assumed name and identity and then having to reveal all. This one was really cute!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Labels: clean regency romance, G G Vandagriff, Jennifer Moore, Nichole Van, Timeless Regency Collection