Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Lakeshire Park - My Review



Megan Walker's book, Lakeshire Park, is a new favorite read for me.  I love it when I can pick up a book, and instantly I'm transported to another time and place--especially a story where it is so easy to continually turn the page.  The setting is so engaging and the characters are so interesting and entertaining.  From the beginning, the reader is enticed--wondering where the story will lead.  How will Amelia convince Peter to leave her sister alone?  And how will Amelia sustain her position in life if all comes crashing down?  

These questions run through the mind of the reader, because at first introduction of the main characters, it is easy to feel empathy and understand the plight of these two women, whose world is so devastating.  Yet it is equally fascinating to see how all that could possibly change in a moment--how one person's actions could change the course of a life.  

If you love historical novels, I recommend reading this book.  In fact, I'm excited to read more from Megan Walker in the future.  Happy reading friends!  


This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the author for my copy.

Brighton, England 1820 
Amelia Moore wants only one thing--to secure the future happiness of her younger sister, Clara. With their stepfather's looming death, the two sisters will soon be on their own--without family, a home, or a penny to their names. When an invitation arrives to join a house party at Lakeshire Park, Amelia grasps at the chance. If she can encourage a match between Clara and their host, Sir Ronald, then at least her sister will be taken care of.
Little does she know that another guest, the arrogant and overconfident Mr. Peter Wood, is after the same goal for his own sister. Amelia and Peter begin a rivalry that Amelia has no choice but to win. But competing against Peter--and eventually playing by his rules--makes Amelia vulnerable to losing the only thing she has left to claim: her heart.


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EARLY PRAISE:

“…readers will find it easy to invest in practical, business-minded Amelia as she learns to follow her heart. This gentle love story is a treat.”—Publisher’s Weekly 
“An immersive drama…Walker effortlessly amplifies the decorum of Regency England with chic wit and delightful characters.”—Booklist
"Charming, beautifully written, and hopelessly romantic. Sure to be a new favorite."—Julianne Donaldson, best-selling author of Edenbrooke




Megan Walker was raised on a berry farm in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, where her imagination took her to times past and worlds away. While earning her degree in Early Childhood Education, she married her one true love and started a family. But her imaginings of Regency England wouldn't leave her alone, so she picked up a pen and wrote her first novella, A Beautiful Love: A Regency Fairy Tale Retelling which was published in 2019. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and three children. Lakeshire Park is her debut novel.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

First Line Fridays


Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  The Vintage Teacup Club
by Vanessa Greene



And the first line is...

Prologue 

Jenny

"Gold-edged, delicate, almost translucent--four perfect teacups sit on four perfect saucers and a small and shapely teapot gleams in between them."  

 Happy reading and happy Friday!   

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Friday, April 17, 2020

First Line Fridays


Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  A Beautiful Love
by Megan Walker



And the first line is...

"'Welcome back to Mayberry Park, Mr. Blake'  A footman held the coach door open in anticipation." 

Happy reading and happy Friday!   

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

First Line Fridays


Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  Diamond in the Rough
by Jen Turano



And the first line is...

New York City

November 1885

"And smidgen of hope that her entrance into New York high society would be deemed a rousing success died the moment Miss Poppy Garrison's tiara became firmly attached to the sleeve of her dance partner."  

Happy reading and happy Friday!   

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Friday, April 3, 2020

First Line Fridays


Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  The Fifth Avenue Story Society
by Rachel Hauck



And the first line is...

August in Manhattan 

"Well this was a fine mess.  Spending the night in Central Booking for instigating a fight at a wedding reception.  What was he thinking?" 

Happy reading and happy Friday!   

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