The Matchmaker’s Rogue by Regina Scott – Book Review, Preview

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The Matchmaker's Rogue by Regina Scott - Book Review, Preview

The Matchmaker’s Rogue by Regina Scott – Book Review, Preview

The Matchmaker’s Rogue

by Regina Scott


Series: Grace-By-The-Sea #1
Published by Amazon Digital Services
Publication Date January 10, 2020
Genres: Historical Fiction, Clean Romance, Action/Adventure
Setting: England Regency Era – UK – 1795 – 1837
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 272

Synopsis:

Grace-by-the-Sea: Where romance and adventure come home.
Polished Jesslyn Chance has one of the most enviable positions in the little Regency coastal village of Grace-by-the-Sea. She is the hostess of the spa, arranging introductions and entertainments and playing matchmaker to the ladies and gentlemen who come to take the waters, promenade through the shops, and dance at the assembly. But when a rogue returns from her past, Jess finds herself suddenly at sea.
Always an adventurer, Larkin Denby left Grace-by-the-Sea to right the wrongful death of his father. Now he’s back on a mission: to identify the mysterious Lord of the Smugglers who allegedly sails from Grace Cove and takes England’s secrets to France. But Grace-by-the-Sea is the perfect little spa town, run by the still oh-so-perfect Jesslyn Chance. When the village’s future is threatened, Jess must work with Lark to solve the mystery and protect the town’s own. In doing so, the matchmaker of Grace-by-the-Sea may just find that the best match for her is the rogue who stole her heart years ago.

I would like to thank Regina Scott for giving me a copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.


Also in this series: The Heiress's Convenient Husband , The Artist's Healer

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Oh, hooray! Another adventure series by Regina Scott. And it started out with a bang in The Matchmaker’s Rogue!

Jess is the perfect hostess and knows just how to make everyone at the spa comfortable and happy. I adored the wonderful descriptions of her in this role and how marvelously she fit and yet how alone she was.

Jess’ Aunt Maudie was a riot! She saw mermaids, trolls, and fairies everywhere. I cracked up when Lark was speaking to her thinking he was getting information that would help him find the smugglers only to realize. . .

In this small village, Lark suspected everyone until he could be convinced otherwise. And despite me knowing that there were secrets that several of the gentlemen were keeping, nothing was what it appeared to be on the surface. It was such fun reading and trying to figure out who to trust and who the smugglers were.

Historically speaking, I couldn’t believe that with all the books I’ve read about the Napoleonic Wars that I hadn’t realized how long they went on. Or the way the soldiers were conscripted and the way the local militias played into matters. I learned so many things about how this had worked and got a new appreciation for the impact of a conflict that lasted for such a long time!

While things wrapped up neatly, they didn’t. The ending hints at much more to come in this series: more mysteries to unravel, more adventures. I can’t wait!!

Regina's The Matchmaker's Rogue Inspiration Board Pinterest Board

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  • “ Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England by jerry_lake ”
  • go-travel-all-aroud-the-world:  Gold Hill Cottages, Shaftesbury, England
  • Thatched cottages in Upper Heyford, England | travel
  • Shaftesbury, Dorset | by Oxfordshire Churches
  • Abigail Archer would definitely wear this! She's Jesslyn's best friend, and the heroine of the third book in the series, The Artist's Healer.
  • I can so see the ladies of the spa wearing this!
  • Jesslyn's eccentric aunt Maudie has been wearing black for her husband for decades. She might wear something like this, though probably not the hat.
  • An evening gown circa 1804. Jesslyn Chance, the hostess of the spa, might wear something like this at events.
  • A simple gown from 1804. My heroine, Jesslyn Chance, would wear this.
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  • The Swan Inn, near the spa (ignore the picnic tables with the product-labeled umbrellas)
  • High Street in Grace-by-the-Sea?

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About Regina Scott

Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first novel until she had learned a bit more about writing. Since her first Regency romance was published in 1998, her stories have traveled the globe, with translations in many languages including Dutch, German, Italian, and Portuguese. She and her husband of 30 years reside in Washington State on the way to Mt. Rainier. Regina Scott is a decent fencer; owns a historical costume collection that takes up over a third of her large closet; and has driven four in hand, learned to fence, sailed on a tall ship, and dressed as a Regency dandy, all in the name of research, of course.

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