Tuesday, April 14, 2020

A Note of Change (Timeless Victorian Collection #5) by Esther Hatch, Nichole Van, & Annette Lyon, Book Review

Book Review:

Can a single note can change a life, start a romance, or drive two people apart?

Waiting for the Post by Esther Hatch
Now that Harrison Chase has finally made his fortune as a working man, he will risk it all to save his factory workers from starvation. In the middle of his charge to reverse the Corn Laws, his housekeeper helpfully mails a letter she finds languishing amongst his things. A six-year-old love letter. With no other choice, he rushes back to his childhood home on Christine Stone’s estate. If he can’t get his hands on that letter before she does, Christine will discover what a pitiful and pretentious fool he had been. The one thing he hadn’t counted on was the mail being delayed. Now Harrison must decide which is worse—waiting with Christine as he not-so-slowly falls back in love with her, or leaving, knowing once she reads his letter he can never return.

A Ring of Gold by Nichole Van
Viola Brodure longs for something more from her life. So when that something more arrives in the form of a letter from the renowned Highland Poet, Ethan Penn-Leith, she seizes her chance. After all, Mr. Penn-Leith merits every swoon-worthy adjective Viola can muster. What woman wouldn’t want to be in her shoes? But after journeying to Scotland and meeting the poet himself, Viola faces a difficult question: What happens if you don’t want the thing you thought you did?

A Rose by Any Other Name by Annette Lyon
As an orphan whose only home has been the Foundling Hospital, Rose is tasked to work in the fine houses of Bloomsbury. She knows her duty—take care of the family upstairs and never forget her place. But her traitorous heart won’t follow the rules, and she falls in love with Oliver Withey, a man far above her station. Though she feels like she’s found a home in Oliver’s arms, his mother has other plans for her oldest son—and marrying a servant isn’t one of them. She’ll do anything to keep Rose and Oliver apart, including making a devil’s bargain that ensures they’ll never see each other again. When a mysterious old woman appears, she seems to have answers to Rose’s past. Could those long-held secrets hold the key to the future with Oliver that Rose longs for?

A Note of Change is a Timeless Romance Anthology® book

Timeless Victorian Collections:

My Review:

The cover of this Timeless Collection is amazing and beautiful, I wanted to read it just from the cover art! This collection is easy to read, especially if you like a quick read. Waiting for the Post by Hatch was a great story about how one letter can change your entire world! I loved the relationship between Harrison and Christine, I could feel the chemistry and hesitancy between them. Each one so unsure of the other. The otter scene was one of my favorite by far and still makes me laugh! A Ring of Gold took me to the Scottish highlands and I was blown away by the beauty Van described and the love story of Viola. I loved it and I loved her as a character! A Rose by Any Other Name by Lyon was not your typical love story! I wondered if Rose and Oliver would ever be able to be together. I could not stand the horrid and awful Miss Holdaway! I don't know if I have ever disliked a character so much! The mystery in this novella was a fantastic addition and made the story even more dynamic.  I loved this collection and highly recommend it to romance and victorian era readers!

Happy Reading!!!

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Source:  Authors for review

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