A Night in Grosvenor Square
Series: Timeless Regency Collection
Published by Mirror Press
Publication Date January 23, 2018
Genres: Clean Romance, Historical Fiction
Setting: England Regency Era – UK – 1795 – 1837
Main Character Ages: 18-24, 25-34, 35-55
Written for: Adults
Three brand new Regency Romance novellas by Sarah M. Eden, Annette Lyon, and Heather B. Moore
A MATCH FOR PRINCESS POMPOUS by Sarah M. EdenMatchmaker Adelaide Northrop may be embarking on her greatest challenge yet. Miss Odette Armistead has been dubbed “Princess Pompous” by Society’s elite, and Odette’s parents are desperate to see her married off to a respectable gentleman. When Adelaide first meets Odette, she is expecting a young lady who fits the pompous description. Instead, Adelaide discovers that Odette is far from conceited, but has chosen to wear a mask in a desperate attempt to hide her love for a gentleman who has been chosen for someone else. It seems that Adelaide has far more than matchmaking to accomplish.
CONFECTIONS AND PRETENSE by Annette LyonAnne Preston dreams of opening her own dessert shop some day and saves every spare penny she earns working at Gunter’s Tea Shop. She makes ice cream molds to perfection, bakes and decorates cakes, and hopes to one day be an independent shop owner. When an American man orders an ice, Anne is immediately taken with Davis Whitledge, but he is far above her station in life, so she tries to forget about his cordiality. Soon, she finds herself in a dangerous situation when confronted by two troublemakers, and Davis happens to be nearby. He sends the scoundrels on their way, but this only makes Anne more of a target. He doesn’t understand London ways, and his generosity has the potential to steal Anne’s dreams, or to make them soar.
LITTLE LONDON by Heather B. MooreEllen Humphreys has never had a Season, has never danced the waltz, and will likely never do so while confined to watching over her ill mother at their country estate. Therefore, Ellen creates her own Little London, and imagines all the gentleman she’d dance with and all of the friendships she’d have with other young ladies, if only she were allowed to have a Season. When Quinn Edwards, the Marquess of Kenworth, comes upon her quite by happenstance while Ellen is imagining herself in a London ballroom, she is mortified about her playacting. But a chain of events is set off from this one meeting that has Ellen questioning if her reputation would ever survive a Season or another encounter with the marquess.
Books in the Timeless Regency Collections:AUTUMN MASQUERADEA MIDWINTER BALLSPRING IN HYDE PARKSUMMER HOUSE PARTYA COUNTRY CHRISTMASA SEASON IN LONDONFALLING FOR A DUKEA NIGHT IN GROSVENOR SQUAREROAD TO GRETNA GREEN
Books in the Timeless Victorian Collections:SUMMER HOLIDAYA GRAND TOURTHE ORIENT EXPRESS
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: Falling for a Duke, Road to Gretna Green, Wedding Wagers
A MATCH FOR PRINCESS POMPOUS by Sarah M. Eden –
I really loved Adelaide. It was all kinds of fun reading about her matchmaking and manipulation and the way she worked so hard not just to make a match that would satisfy the parents. The mess that Odette got herself into and the way she was extricated was great.
CONFECTIONS AND PRETENSE by Annette Lyon –
I really enjoyed Anne and reading about her making the ices for Gunter’s Tea Shop. I’ve read many other stories from this period that talk about people going there, but never went into the details of what it might have been like in the way this story did.
I also liked the fact that Anne and Davis are older than the usual characters from stories written about this era.
This story had violence in it, and maybe more detail than should have been there (in my opinion!). It was pretty yucky what happened. Because the rating is about what I like, if the attack had not been described in as much detail, I would have given this story a higher rating. That said, do remember that I am a wimp where this kind of thing is concerned – the violence probably wasn’t more than you would find in a PG or PG-13 movie.
LITTLE LONDON by Heather B. Moore –
I really enjoyed Ellen and how sweet and idealistic she was. The initial meeting was dreamy and oh so sweet.
What I didn’t like about this book was Ellen’s mom. I know it is normal for the mean parent, but thought it was over-the-top to have her lock her in her room as she did, and for Ellen’s dad to almost treat it as if it was no big deal.