The 3rd review in my Historical Genre month-long series of reviews is a sweet and clean regency romance. I have to say, if you like the writing style of Jane Austen, then I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with this novel.
The story starts with sisters Rosa and Arielle. Arielle is a social butterfly while, Rosa is an introvert….to the extreme. In fact, I would compare them to Mary and Lydia Bennett. Both ladies are sent to London to find suitable matches before the Season ends. Arielle is determined to marry for love, while Rosa just wants to do her duty and never repeat a Season again.
As the story progresses, Arielle only has eyes for a dashing Captain in the military. Rosa, unexpectedly, finds herself juggling 2 suitors! She soon has to decide between love or duty.
I enjoyed this book very well. It’s fast paced and if you’re used to a traditional style of writing (like Austen or Bronte) you’ll find it a light and easy read. It’s a sweet and clean romance which means just a few kisses and nothing more. This also means it’s good for the YA crowd should they be so inclined. I’m giving this a 5 out of 5 stars, but I have 1 complaint: It needs an epilogue! Or maybe a novella-esque sequel. I’d recommend it for Regency ‘shippers and as this book reminds me of Jane Eyre and a mix of several Austen novels, I think it’s a win for traditionalists as well.
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