Monday, July 31, 2017

Autumn Masquerade, Timeless Regency Collection, Book Review

Book Summary:

A MERRY DANCE by Josi S. Kilpack. When Lila overhears her uncle talking about a man coming to look for property in the county, she doesn’t think twice, until her uncle says he hopes Lila will find enough interest to marry the man. How can she marry someone named Mortimer Luthford, not to mention that his advanced age of thirty-three, and especially since she’s already in love with her absent cousin Neville? But when Mortimer arrives, Lila has to try every trick known to women to act not interested in the rather fascinating man, which proves a very difficult fa├žade to maintain. 

UNMASKING THE DUKE by Donna Hatch. The last thing Hannah Palmer wants to do is flirt with men in a crowded ballroom, but when her sister throws a Masquerade Ball, Hannah can’t say no to the invitation and takes comfort behind a mask. She dances with a charming masked man, matching him wit for wit. When the glorious evening culminates in a kiss, and the two remove their masks, Hannah is horrified to discover the man she’s been flirting with all night is her most despised neighbor, the Duke of Suttenberg. No matter how charming the duke was at the ball, and how wonderful the kiss, he is the last man she’d ever accept. 

WHAT’S IN A NAME by Nancy Campbell Allen. Penelope Timely has a terrible secret. She’s been writing letters to the Duke of Wilmington, pretending to be her ever-proper twin sister, Persephone. Now, the duke has written that he’ll be coming for the Autumn Masquerade Ball and Festival. Penelope will have to continue the charade while the duke is in town in order to protect her sister. The Duke of Wilmington isn’t fooled for a moment, but instead of confessing that he knows about the deception, he finds himself utterly charmed by Penelope and jumps into the game of deception to see how far the twin sisters will take it.

My Review:

I always end up loving these timeless collections and the Autumn Masquerade was no exception! First up was The Merry Dance by Josi Kilpack. I loved this story! Lila was such a vibrant and carefree personality. It was a wonderful story about preconceived ideas and notions of love and how love can truly sneak up and find you in unexpected ways. Next was Unmasking the Duke by Donna Hatch. I LOVED this story! It was fantastic because the story grabbed me and didn't let me go. I felt for Hannah who was shy, quiet and clumsy. And then the Duke who couldn't even seem to remember who she was! This is a story you do not want to miss! And last is What's In A Name by Nancy Campbell Allen. I loved the twins! I don't think I have ever read a regency with identical twins in it! Allen wrote a wonderful story of two identical sisters with opposite personalities. Add in the mean Aunt Millicent and I found myself rooting for Penny at every turn! Each and every story is different yet wonderfully written. I found myself wishing there were more stories to this collection! I highly recommend this to any regency fan!

Happy Reading!!!

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