Full disclosure: I haven’t read the first two books in this series. This novel is good, but it didn’t blow me away like the author’s The Captured Bride did. It really felt like it needed a good editing job, lots of repeat words and phrases that kept jumping out at me, and the characters were a little too predictable, a little too perfect. I may have enjoyed it more if I’d started with the first book in the series. That said, it’s still worth reading for the trip back in time and place.
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This was a nice collection of stories set during the same time frame, but vastly different in many other ways. I enjoyed the collection, but the stories that really stuck out at me were Amanda Barrett’s “First Comes Marriage” and MaryLu Tyndall’s “The Highwayman’s Bargain.” If you enjoy clean romance reads with engaging characters and a touch of old world charm, you really can’t go wrong with any of these novellas.
Those who follow my reviews know that I absolutely love the books by Laura Frantz and Jocelyn Green. Now it’s time to move Michelle Griep into that top tier of favorite historical/historical romance authors. She hit this one completely out of the park. Excellent writing. Excellent history. Excellent characters. Excellent story. Quite possibly the best book I’ve read in 2018. There’s no point in rehashing the story here, just trust me, read this one. It’s part of the “Daughters of the Mayflower” series, but you do not need to read the other books to enjoy this one. The books each stand on their own. READ THIS ONE.
Lovely collection! One of the better that I’ve read. Delightful heroines and dashing heroes by some authors I’ve read before and some I haven’t … but will again. The contrast of wealth versus poverty and how the two brushed up against each other during American’s Gilded Age is interesting and enlightening. These stories show life as it was, not necessarily life as we think it should have been. Well worth the time/money investment for this collection.
I was really enjoying this story until I got to the part about the madam of a bawdy house … who shares MY name! Spelling my name the way I do – with the double G on the end – is actually the way it’s spelled as a last name. Imagine my surprise to find another Pegg – first name – only to find that she’s a harlot.
Thank you, Michelle Griep. **she says in a slightly sarcastic tone**
Aside from that personal affront *chuckle* I did enjoy this story. Ethan is a wonderfully flawed hero, the type I seem to be drawn to. Miri is a heroine with a heart of gold, even toward her own family members who do/have treated her badly. And who couldn’t enjoy the appearances of John Newton?! A story well worth reading.