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♥ Blurb ♥
…And you’ll have your freedom.’
Her father’s will dictates that Violet Harper must wed or be disinherited—but she’d rather face the wilderness of the wintry Yorkshire moors than be bound to cynical, damaged soldier Lance Amberton. Lance promises a marriage of convenience that will grant Violet her independence. In exchange, she must put her faith in Lance, and see beyond his gruff exterior to the man beneath…
♥ Author Info ♥
Jenni Fletcher was born on the north coast of Scotland and now lives in Yorkshire, where she writes historical romance novels set in the Roman, Medieval and Victorian eras. She studied English at Cambridge and Hull Universities, doing a PhD on Edwardian literature, before starting to write stories of her own, combining her love of history and literature with a special emphasis on alpha males and feisty heroines.
♥ Review ♥
It will be no surprise to those who have read some of my reviews that Jenni Fletcher’s Captain Amberton’s Inherited Bride is going to be high on my recommendation list. This Mills & Boon Historical is the quintessential romance novel. It has just enough ‘drama’ without being overly dramatic, the characters weave themselves into the reader’s heart, and it has the perfect build up to a perfect finish.
The cover’s photorealistic character rendition does not capture the setting and characters nearly as vividly as the author’s writing is able to. This might be my only criticism of the book. I have often stated that I am not a visual reader, but Ms Fletcher is one of the few authors who help me to “see” what it is they have created. In Captain Amberton, this includes the Amberton Castle, set in North Yorkshire in 1862 and the sweeping countryside surrounding it. Swoon right there. A castle, a ball, a hero with a gruff side, a damsel not so in distress that she doesn’t know how to solve her own problems. This novel hooked me from beginning to end.
Medium on the heat level, Captain Amberton’s Inherited Bride romance scenes are the perfect amount of spice which serves the purpose of moving Lance and Violet closer to each other. I loved them from the very beginning, and I loved that their journey to happily ever after didn’t frustrate me as a reader. The barriers that arose for them, for the most part, were realistic barriers and not just the fickle whims of two characters who don’t know quite what they want. After a quick search, I see that Ms. Fletcher has four more historical romance novels published by Mills & Boon. Guess I know what I’ll be doing for the next few weeks. Happy reading.
By Kimberly Livingston for Love Books Group
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