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The Baron In Bath By Isabella Thorne

 

Miss Julia Bellevue: A Regency Romance Novel

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The Baron In Bath By Isabella Thorne
The Baron In Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE THE BARON IN BATH BY ISABELLA THORNE:

The Baron In Bath, a Regency romance, features Julie Bellevue and Godwin Gruger, Baron of Fawkland.  Julie’s an absolute horror at the society whirl.  She’s out spoken, never says the correct thing, blurts out what’s on her mind, and she’s tall as an amazon, as well as, awkward and insecure.  Tales, rumors, and gossip, persist and never died of her parentage; increasing her insecurities.

After her father’s death, Julie finds he’s betrothed her to Godwin Gruger, Baron of Fawkland.  Gossips say he’s a rake and produced bastards numbering from one to twenty-five, depending on who recounting the tale;  the gossip flies across society and the ton endlessly.  The terms of her inheritance, tied to marrying Godwin, breaks her heart;  she’ll lose her beloved home in Bath if the marriage does not take place.

Julie and her sister, Jane, travel to Bath to meet her future intended; who’s the brother of her childhood confident and friend Cedric.  In a flurry of parties, dances, and social events, Julie finds she still does not fit in with the idea of the Regency woman; she’s out spoken, far from graceful, an amazon in a jungle of beautiful petite ladies, and insecure.  Julie finds herself torn between two battling brothers.  Her friend from the past or Godwin, her father’s  choice of husband, into whose hands will Julie decide to place her future?  Or will she surprise everyone and choose another gentleman?  My Regency romance book reviews of The Baron In Bath follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Oh my, what a wonderful tale of love, jealousy, envy, and romance, Isabella Thorne created for us in The Baron In Bath.  With a variety of characters, we get to see our favorites from earlier books and glimpse into their lives.  The twist and turns and revelations in this book kept coming as Throne led us through her Regency tale. 

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Not My Idea By Bethany Swafford

 

Not My Idea
Not My Idea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE NOT MY IDEA BY BETHANY SWAFFORD:

In Not My Idea, set in 1814 Regency England, the reader finds Lucas Bywood returning home from touring of the continent. Receiving a note from his father stating he must return home, he rushes back to England.  He returns to find his father and their neighbor, Mr. Ramsey, had betrothed him as a child to his daughter, Phoebe.  This will not do; they fought and scrapped as children.  Lucas even received a broken arm during one of their fights.  Talking to Phoebe and her friend, Miss Darkin, Lucas found Phoebe’s in love with his best friend, Miles. Two fathers insisting they marry, and his best friend in love with Phoebe, what a mess.  This is not what he expected when he returned home.  Far from a relaxing visit with his family, he has a situation to resolve amicably for everyone.

His older brother, George, has married a woman Lucas can not stand.  Rosamund’s stuck up, rude, and obnoxious; he can’t understand why George married her.  Even more troubling, he finds his active mother bedridden from a riding accident which seems not an accident at all.  Come along with Swafford’s characters as they travel the tricky road of love.  My regency romance book review of Not My Idea follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Ah, Regency England, a fine time period for love.  Swafford created a sweet clean Regency romance in Not My Idea.  A strong, independent, handsome man, unwilling to let his father harass him into marriage, they butt heads.  He finds Phoebe has changed during his absence into a beautiful young woman who he still considers silly.  Then Swafford added in the fact Phoebe did not want to marry him anymore than he wanted to marry her.  She has her sights set on Miles.  By the way, you have Phoebe’s lovely friend, Miss Darkin, thrown into the mix.  What a tangled web.  So, how will it all shake out?  Will Lucas and Phoebe succumb to their fathers wishes or will they hold fast to their decision?  What a mess their fathers created.

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