Friday, July 14, 2017

Book Review: A Holiday in Bath

A Holiday in Bath
Goodreads Summary
From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean & Wholesome Romance, comes A HOLIDAY IN BATH. 

Three brand new Regency Romance novellas by Julie Daines, Caroline Warfield, and Jaima Fixsen 

TRIAL OF THE HEART by Julie Daines 
Marianne Wood has been summoned to Bath to testify against the man who killed her family. She dreads coming face to face with the monster of her nightmares, but finds surprising comfort under the care of a charming barrister, Harby Northam. Despite his kindly attentions, Mr. Northam is a shrewd and discerning man of law with an awful secret. Marianne is put to the test as she deals with the evil of her past and her growing affection for the mysterious Mr. Northam. 
LORD EDMUND’S DILEMMA by Caroline Warfield 
Lucy Ashcroft doesn’t share her stepmother’s belief that she might find a husband during her sojourn in Bath, but she does enjoy a respite from a household full of half-siblings and a younger sister preparing for her London Season, something Lucy can’t even dream about. In Bath, she enjoys the company of the elderly ladies in her aunt’s circle, and happy to be out from under her stepmother’s watchful and speculating eye. But when Lucy meets Lord Edmund Parker, all of her expectations for a quiet, unassuming holiday suddenly change. 
Caroline Trenholme is not pleased with Bath, the fussy, antiquated resort of the shabby-genteel. She ought to be in London, finding a man—not here, coddling her irrational grandmother. In the park, she crosses paths (literally—this is Bath, after all) with a nameless, mannerless rogue, intent on stealing a kiss. As if his proposition weren’t insult enough, even her dog seems to like the man better. It's impossible! Especially once she suspects she might like him too… 

As always, this Timeless Regency installment was such a pleasure to read! I've read a handful of novellas set in Bath and they all make me want to visit someday. The first story wasn't all light and fun but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would be interested in reading more stories that deal with some darker issues like this one did. The second story is tied with the third story for my favorite of the collection. Bath is full of doctors, some not exactly experts, and of course there is the Pump Room where the visitors partake of the famous waters. I loved the leads in this story and the connection they share. The third story was wonderful. The grandma was probably my favorite character even though the leads are great as well. She just said the darndest things. I can't wait for more from Timeless Regency!

This book was provided for free in exchange for an honest review. 

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