The Secret of the India Orchid~Nancy Campbell Allen~

The Secret of the India Orchid (Proper Romance)

 

 

~Synopsis~

Anthony Blake is in love with his best friend’s sister, Sophia Elliot. But his plans to court her are put on hold when he is forced to resume his role as an undercover spy for the Crown. A secret document listing the names of the entire network of British spies-including his own-has been stolen. To protect Sophia, Anthony cuts off all ties to her and exchanges his life as an honorable earl for the façade of a flirtatious playboy.

Heartbroken and confused, Sophia travels to India, hoping to find healing in one of the most exotic regions of the British Empire. But the exotic land isn’t as restful as she had hoped. Instead, she finds herself embroiled in a mystery of a missing sea captain, a possible murder, and a plot that could involve the prince of India. And when Anthony appears at the British Residency, asking questions and keeping his distance from her, she is stunned.

She still loves him, and, in her heart, she knows he loves her too. But how can she rebuild her relationship with him if he won’t confide in her? Does she dare offer her heart to him a second time, or will their love be lost under the India sun?

~My Review~

I’m always looking for something different and exciting to read. So, when I heard about this book I just knew I had to read it! Especially when I learned that the story took place in India. I’m a big fan of India and its culture. Also when I had read Edenbrooke and Blackmoore I knew I had to read this novel!

This is a new author to me so that was another plus because I don’t really like to step out of my comfort zone as it concerns authors and genres. I did decide to give this novel a try.

This book started out pretty well and it had a solid beginning. It kept my interest for quite a while. In the middle it did seem to stray a bit and after a while the novel seemed to be filler instead of the story I was hoping for.

To me, it wasn’t memorable as I thought it would be and I began to feel very disappointed. I’ll give this author another chance though because I love to read regency fiction. (3 stars)

*I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*

A Stranger at Fellsworth~Sarah Ladd~

A Stranger at Fellsworth (Treasures of Surrey, #3)

 

~Synopsis~

Could losing everything be the best thing to happen to Annabelle Thorley?

In the fallout of her deceased father’s financial ruin, Annabelle’s prospects are looking bleak. Her fiancé has called off their betrothal, and now she remains at the mercy of her controlling and often cruel brother. Annabelle soon faces the fact that her only hope for a better life is to do the unthinkable and run away to Fellsworth, the home of her long-estranged aunt and uncle, where a teaching position awaits her. Working for a wage for the first time in her life forces Annabelle to adapt to often unpleasant situations as friendships and roles she’s taken for granted are called into question.

Owen Locke is unswerving in his commitments. As a widower and father, he is fiercely protective of his only daughter. As an industrious gamekeeper, he is intent on keeping poachers at bay even though his ambition has always been to eventually purchase land that he can call his own. When a chance encounter introduces him to the lovely Annabelle Thorley, his steady life is shaken. For the first time since his wife’s tragic death, Owen begins to dream of a second chance at love.

As Owen and Annabelle grow closer, ominous forces threaten the peace they thought they’d found. Poachers, mysterious strangers, and murderers converge at Fellsworth, forcing Annabelle and Owen to a test of fortitude and bravery to stop the shadow of the past from ruining their hopes for the future.

~My Review~

Wow! I’ve been a fan of Sarah Ladd’s books ever since she wrote her first book “An Heiress at Winterwood” which is one of my favorite books written by her. This novel has to be one of her best books yet!

The story line was enjoyable and it kept my attention until the last delightful page!
I enjoyed the journey that unfolded in the life of the heroine,Annabelle.

Another thing was that the hero was a very likable character and swoon worthy. *sigh*
This story reminded a lot of Jane Eyre so that’s another plus!

I highly recommend this novel because it’s filled with a wonderful combination of adventure,mystery,and heartwarming romance. (4 stars)

*I received a free copy of this book for an honest review from the publisher. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*

COMING SOON!!~ MAY 2018

The Weaver's Daughter

Special Sundays!~ 2 Timothy 1:7~

2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.~2 Timothy 1:7~