This was quite the exciting story. “Road” as it is used in this story has more than one connotation, and all of them were interesting to travel, as the heroine, Lucy—far from perfect and a little difficult at times—finds she must deal with challenges she never anticipated when she left home. Although she remains single-minded about what she wants, part of the enjoyment of this story was wondering what kind of a fix she was going to get herself into next.
The author developed the characters well, and I could picture them in my mind as I read. I also enjoyed the window into the era as she unfolded the plot and described the surroundings.
This was an enjoyable and exciting read that kept me in suspense most of the story. Surprise revelations kept it interesting. The romance elements were sweet and clean. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Regency-era novels or a great romantic suspense story set in any era.
I was given an advance reader’s copy of this book. It was my own decision to leave a review.
Road to Rosewood is about a strong willed young lady who has always been in love with her childhood crush. Lucy has played up Nicholas so much in her mind, that after several years when she finally meets up with him again, he's not quite the same. There are many things happening in this story that lead to misunderstandings, secrets being kept, mysteries to figure out, and maybe love to be found. This is a clean romance with just the right amount of great chemistry between Lucy and Nicholas. There is a lot of humorous dialogue between them that is characteristic of their relationship since they were children. There were a few times I wanted to shake both of them because of choices they made, but you have to figure in what is going on in the story that accounted for some of their actions.
This book is a fun adventure full of secrets, with just the right amount of romance to make for a great, afternoon read.
I really enjoyed this book! I loved the characters. I loved the plot. And I loved that some characters from another of this authors books, Mischief and Manors, made an appearance. That was so fun!
I loved Lucy. I loved how she kid of idealized everything, especially Rosewood and Nicholas. In her mind they were both perfect and really the antidote for her boring life in Craster. I loved that she took a chance and went on an adventure to Rosewood on her own. But…like sometimes happens, nothing seemed to work out in her favor. And that is how Nicholas comes into her life again.
You don’t see things from Nicholas’ perspective in this book. But things don’t really look good for him. Associating with highwaymen isn’t a skill that people really are seeking. And Lucy has heard from her cousin that he’s a married man. Both things that should make Lucy run from Nicholas. But she realizes rather quickly that things aren’t always what they seem. Still, she can’t seem to trust him.
The plot of this one is full of lies, adventures, highwaymen, danger and romance. It really has a little something for everyone. I loved it! And I can’t wait to read more by this author.
There are just so many secrets swirling around this book. Of course, that leads to misunderstandings and mishaps because if you don't know the secrets, you tend to get into some trouble! That's exactly what happens to Lucy. Over and over again. Poor Lucy. All she wants is to break free of her cage and travel to where she remembers being happy and carefree. She defies her parents, leaves secretly and then finds herself in quite a mess when her ride is held up by highwaymen. It's the beginning of quite an adventure for Lucy.
Lucy wants to appear more grown up than she really is, I think. She sometimes acts very childish, as if she doesn't quite know how to go about being an adult because she lacks experience. I guess the word for that is naive. Sometimes this was endearing, but sometimes it was frustrating.
There are many entertaining situations in this story and also a bit of intrigue. Secrets begin to unfold taking the story in some surprising directions. It was light and kept me engaged and entertained. I liked it!
Content: Clean, mild violence
- I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
The book begins with scenes from Lucy's childhood and she is a happy eleven year old with a fun personality. As an adult, however, she is sullen and depressed, even though she has attempted to be content in a dreary climate on the north coast. Her desperation to return to her memories of the beautiful south and her cousin's estate of Rosewood drives her to defy her parents and embark on the journey on her own. Her new feelings of independence brought light back to her heart and personality, although I didn't understand some of the rather ridiculous choices she made. The plot takes twists and turns and I didn't know what to expect next as I read. Nicholas is a bit of an enigma and there are so many secrets that are alluded to, but everyone keeps Lucy in the dark. I was as frustrated as she until the layers of mystery began to be revealed. Lucy's personality is easily flustered, somewhat contradictory, and her thoughts seem to go a million miles a minute as she loses some of her naïveté and has her eyes opened to the reality of the what has changed in Rosewood and her family. Even though I didn't quite connect with the characters, the pace of the story is swift and kept me entertained.
(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)
I really enjoyed this book. I was so excited to get through the book to see how it would end but as soon as I was done I wanted to start it all over again. The author is very skilled in building her characters. I loved the peek into the lives of characters from previous books. I can't wait to see what she releases next!