My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received eBook to review.
Genre: Regency Novella Romance Collection)
Book Description: From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean Romance, comes A HOLIDAY IN BATH
Three brand new Regency Romance novellas by Julie Daines, Caroline Warfield, and Jaima Fixsen
My thoughts: I do not think you could go wrong to pick up any book in the Timeless Romance Collections. It really doesn't matter which genre it is in. They are all excellent. This book happens to fall into the Regency collection, a particular favorite genre of mine.
This collection contains three books that are set in Bath, England. There are scenes that you would expect, going to the Pump Room and partaking of the waters, trips to the Dr, older ladies who like to help younger ladies in the romance department, etc. But this book also unique content. I enjoyed that it wasn't all about nobility. Yes, some of the main characters were members of the gentry, but romance was not centered on wealth and power. (Although it was mentioned.)
The surprises for me was the young lady coming to Bath to testify in the murder trial against the man who killed her parents and narrowly missed raping her. (It doesn't go into detail, she tells non-graphically what happened to her.) A son chooses to become a Dr instead of fulfilling his family expectations for a career in the Church. And last, a grandmother encourages her granddaughter to kiss, but not go too far in enjoying the pleasures of a potential suitor. Like I stated above, it was unexpected, but a lot of great entertainment.
This book will leave you giggling, feeling outraged, and hoping that the characters will overcome their obstacles with the one they love.
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