Love in Springtime: A Regency Romance Easter Collection:
5 Delightful Regency Easter Stories (Regency Collections Book 3)
Authors: Richmond, Windsor, Keats, Bruce, Thorne
Love In Springtime, a collection of wonderful regency romances, provides hours of relaxing entertainment. This collection has 5 books by 5 different authors. I chose to review Isabella Thorne’s contribution to the collection. Thorne is one of my favorite regency authors. My reviews of romance novel, Love Springs Anew, follows.
STORY-LINE LOVE SPRINGS ANEW BY ISABELLA THORNE:
Philippa Dunn ruined her chances in society when she found her fiancé kissing another woman. The fact the woman’s engaged to The Duke of Chesney, did not help matters. However, by the time Philippa had hysterically cussed like a sailor, using language no lady should know and thrown a fit, she sealed her fate in the ton. Known as a shrew from that time forward, no one called on her again.
Phillipa, now a spinster, reads racy romance books and sits at home caring for her cousin Carolina. Philippa considers, Carolina, who’s beautiful and gay, the child she would never have. With many gentlemen calling on Carolina, Philippa’s cast in the role of chaperone as she sits in a corner reading her racy books. However, fate steps in when Gregory Burrowes, Duke of Chesney meets Philippa in her father’s garden. Will Gregory see something in Charlotte other an a vulgar, sharp boned woman? Come read the book and follow the adventure.
I must say, Thorne hit another home run with Love Springs Anew. With characters sympathetic and realistic, I came to care for each of them. I felt so sorry for Philippa; valued by no one except Charlotte, she see herself as ugly, stern, and unloveable. With a father who saw her as a liability and unworthy, Philippa under-valued herself. Introducing the Duke into Philippa life, opens her up for renewal.
Gregory’s character, stuck in the past, see no need of a wife other than a way to produce an heir. As he loved his deceased wife, he does not see the need to love another. Gregory attitudes grow and expands as he is in Philippa’s company; he begins to see a Philippa no one knows and who’s worthy of love.
The pace of the book’s smooth and steady as Thorne skillfully leads the reader to the conclusion of the story. This sweet clean romance does not use sex or fluff to full the pages. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this collection as they are all by talented authors and follow the same well composed and developed stories as Thorne.
Finally, in concluding my review of Love Springs Anew, I found a well-written romance with well-developed characters. Although a short book, Thorne included everything needed to craft a solid story-line. I would not hesitate to buy this romance book collection for my self or a friend.
LOVE IN SPRINGTIME: REGENCY ROMANCE BY ISABELLA THORNE LOVE SPRINGS ANEW: RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
Additionally, I purchased this book and chose to voluntarily review the book/novel with an honest reviews for romance novel, Love in Springtime: Regency Romance by Isabella Thorne, Love Springs Anew. Furthermore, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book/novel review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book/novel reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. Furthermore, no one influenced my voluntary reviews for romance novel, Love in Springtime.