Nora Ellsworth, darling of London society, has her choice of eligible suitors, but since childhood, she has been expected to marry Jonathan Browning, a gentleman whose wealth and stability will someday secure the futures of Nora and her mother and sister. The family estate will pass to an odious male cousin upon the death of Nora's father, and when he suddenly takes ill, her need to marry well becomes vitally important.
As Nora struggles with the idea of marrying without love, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Devlin Fausett, a man with dark eyes and intriguing conversation. But Devlin's reputation as an indebted gambler is difficult to ignore. Despite rumors from the ton and the marriage decision before her, Nora is determined to befriend the dashing Mr. Fausett, and his charms soon make it all but impossible for her to remember her duty. Until she learns the truth of her fortune. There is a way to keep her family's estate, but the price is high: Nora must wed as soon as possible. Torn between two very different men, she must make the ultimate decision. Will she be guided by her head or her heart?
|Size||6 x 9|
|Published||Covenant Communications 2018|
I love this cover! It feels so romantic to me.
This story had me completely engrossed. I didn't want to put it down and I was so glad I had a few hours of quiet to read uninterrupted. It doesn't always happen like that!
I loved the characters in this book and the return of some that starred in a previous book. Devlin is flawed but good. Characters that pull you in despite of their flaws, or maybe because of their flaws, are my favorite. Devlin was fantastic and I so enjoyed his attraction to Nora and the way he continued to shift in his attitude until he was fully facing her and his growing love. My romantic heart gives a sigh of contentment at his desire to protect her and do anything he could to see her safe and happy.
The story took some little twists that kept me interested and not completely able to predict everything exactly. I mean, I thought I knew at the beginning what the ending would look like and I was right, but it was the getting there that took some unexpected turns. I liked that a lot.
This was a great regency romance! I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves this genre and even to those who aren't convinced they do! :)
Content: Clean, mild peril
- I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.
A Tangled Inheritance is a very enjoyable story. It is well-written with great characters, and has just the right amount of intrigue with the scheming relations. The romance is sweet.
I felt that the message of the book was about trying to be true to oneself, especially while dealing with familial pressures.
For some reason the use of the word addiction throughout the story seemed too modern. I wondered if there was another term they would have used. But the inclusion of a gambling addiction by the main character seemed unique for this genre, and I enjoyed reading about Devlin finding something he wanted more than gambling.
If you are looking for a clean Regency romance, that's also a fast read, I recommend A Tangled Inheritance. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
A lovely Regency romance with nods to Austen! The most obvious similarity is the "odious male cousin" expecting to inherit the entailed estate a la Mr. Collins from Pride and Prejudice and Mr. William Elliot from Persuasion. More subtle is the similarity of the author's writing style to Jane Austen's in that the narrative is rich with details of daily life and the manners of society. It's not a book that can be read quickly but needs to be savored. I enjoyed Nora and her friendly relationship with Devlin which balanced on the edge of something more throughout the book, complicated by Devlin's gambling addiction and Nora's mother encouraging a courtship with Mr. Browning. Nora exhibits a good deal of compassion for her friend even after learning of his scandal, and also for her sister when she develops a mysterious illness. I appreciate when the heroine of the story is unselfish and caring, I find it inspiring for me in my own life. Devlin's perspective was fascinating since he doesn't fit the usual gambling rake persona. He's troubled by his relationship with his father and there are deeper issues that he's battling at the table. It created a level of anticipation as I read, wondering if Nora could motivate him to change what he needs to in order to find peace in his life. This is the second book by the author and ties into her first, but can be read as a stand alone.
(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions expressed in this review are my own)
I can't even imagine what it would be like to have the man I was to marry arranged for me from my birth, but that's just what happened to Nora. As a mother, yes, I would like to choose which family my kids marry into, but you can't always arrange for who you will love.
I like that this story is told in alternating points of view--we are treated to Nora's thoughts, as well as to Fausett's. Nora and Fausett have an undeniable chemistry and attraction, but he's not the one whom she is promised to. He's such a nice guy--so handsome, caring, and strong--but his fatal flaw is that he's a gamer, of Regency sorts (which means, he's into gambling). With each point of view, the reader is able to delve deeper into the character's minds and come to understand them better.
I must admit, when Jonathan (the betrothed) showed up, I wondered how in the world Nora was ever going to choose. This story is full of fun characters with highly entertaining situations, none of which I would want to find myself in. Yes, they are great to read about, but no thanks in real life.
This is a companion book to An Inconvenient Romance, but I don't feel they need to be read in order.
Content: mild romance
*I received a copy, which didn't influence my thoughts or opinions*
I really enjoyed reading this one! It's a Regency Romance and the author did such a great job with it! I loved the way the story line really draws the reader in and makes them not want to stop reading until the very end. And doesn't the cover make you just want to pick it up? I love the cover on this one!
Nora is the heroine of the book. She's a young woman who is beloved by all. She's known pretty much her whole life that she is supposed to marry Jonathan Browning, her mom and his mom had decided they would marry when they were both very young. But the Brownings moved to India and Nora doesn't even know him. And there's a secret that no one outside of Nora's parents know as well. I loved Nora, I loved the way she wanted to be able to choose with her heart, not what her parents told her to do. I loved her courage and the way she chose to be friends with Mr Fausett, even with the bad gossip about him.
I liked Mr Fausett as well. You see the book through his eyes, as well as Nora's. I loved the way that balanced the book out. I love the way it makes it so the reader knows things before the characters. This is one of those books where I wanted to yell at the characters to watch out! I liked that even though Mr Fausett thought he was a coward, he really wasn't, he just needed someone to believe in him...someone like Nora.
The plot of this one is great! I loved that there was some tense moments. And that I didn't know how the book was going to turn out until I'd finished reading it.
Make sure you grab your own copy of this one!
This is a wonderfully predictable, yet, uplifting Historical Romance. There are afew twists which keeps the reader captivated.
Nora and her family's financial situation was not unlike many others. Time was running out and she couldn't bear to marry someone she felt no connection to. Much of the dialogue is the "Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus" scenario.
One chapter flowed smoothly from one to another,k although it was written from both Nora's and Jonathan's points of views. The reader will feel so engrossed, he/she will not want to put the book down until the very end.
That characters feel so real and the description of the scenes become very visual.
The Book Title and Cover are both chosen well and depicts the story within.
Four and a Half Stars rating
I was gifted this book with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.