Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Midwinter Ball by Heidi Ashworth, Annette Lyon and Michele Paige Holmes

A Midwinter Ball
(Timeless Regency Collection)
by Heidi Ashworth, Annette Lyon and Michele Paige

Find out more about this book and author:
Website: Heidi Ashworth
Website: Annette Lyon
Website: Michele Paige Holmes

Published: December 2015
Publisher: Mirror Press
Genre: Historical, Romance, Short Stories
Rating: 4

Other Timeless Regency Collections:
Autumn Masquerade (on sale now)
Spring in Hyde Park (Coming March 2016)
Summer House Party (Coming June 2016)
A Country Christmas (Coming October 2016)

MUCH ADO ABOUT DANCING by Heidi Ashworth. Two years have passed since Lord Northrup declared his intentions for Miss Analisa Lloyd-Jones and forbade any other man to court her. Angry at the neglect, Analisa stopped reading his letters, never even breaking the seals. Tired of waiting, Analisa joins the house party at Mrs. Smith’s famous country home, determined to find a beau. When Lord Northrup unexpectedly joins the party, Analisa discovers she is no longer repulsed by the man who first laid claim to her hand.

SWEETER THAN ANY DREAM by Annette Lyon. Olivia Wallington is firmly established as a spinster, but that doesn’t stop her from dreaming about the perfect man. Ever since her father’s death, Olivia has been forced into seclusion by her mother. When her brother and his wife come for a visit, they discover the extent to which she lives under their mother’s thumb. With their help, Olivia sneaks out to attend a local ball, where she meets Edward Blakemoore. For a few divine moments, all of her dreams seem possible. But even someone like Mr. Blakemoore would be hard pressed to get past Mrs. Wallington’s fortress of protection—or past Olivia’s pride.

AN INVITATION TO DANCE by Michele Paige Holmes. Lady Ella has been isolated on her father’s estate since her mother’s death as her father travels the world. When Alex Darling arrives with a letter from her long-dead fiancĂ©, and a demand that she travel to London for a series of engagements, Ella thinks her father instigated the strange demands and agrees. In London, she discovers the truth behind her fiancĂ©’s death, and that new love might be possible in the arms of the most unexpected man.

My two-bits: for collection

This read is a wonderful way to escape from the cold days of winter as it warms the heart.

The three stories in this collection do well in presenting the magical romance setting that come about from ballroom parties and dancing of the past. Some of the etiquette and conversations whilst dancing are described which always interest me.

Plenty of light banter between the couples who are paired that make them irresistibly likable. Also light drama surrounds the heroine that each must contend with in regards to family members.

Fun to see matchmaking from a Father's perspective.

Loved how letters play such an important role in this world. They could be driving forces that could cause both good and not-so-good things to occur as well as interesting twists.


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1 comment:

  1. I love the picture used on the cover! Sounds like a sweet read :)


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