A Lady Never Tells (Willowmere #1)
Meet three noble bachelors and a quartet of American girls of questionable manners! New York Times bestsellingauthor Candace Camp delights with an exciting new series featuring love, laughter, and intrigue.
When Mary Bascombe’s stepfather tries to sell her and her sisters to the highest bidder after their mother’s death, she resolves to take drastic action. Although their...more
(1824, London and the Lake District)
This is my third Candace Camp book in recent memory and I am coming to realize that she will probably never be one of my favorite historical romance authors. To sum up my complaints of this book: it basically lacked spark. The main characters were inaccessible (hero), or even worse, annoying (heroine); the chemistry between them was nonexistent; the mystery subplot was contrived, hard to believe, and not well done. The...more
Mary Bascombe and her sisters have just gotten off the boat in London when she is robbed of some very important papers ...
Enter "White Knight", Sir Royce Winslow who saves the day and gets the papers back!
From here, they cannot seem to stay away from each other. Royce helps them find lodging for the night, he introduces them to his step-brother, the Earl of Stewkesbury and he confronts evil villains who...more
And that's what it's all about, guys.
Things I liked: The relationship between...more
I'm sort of picky when it comes to historical romances. Sometimes I just don't like them for whatever reason, but this book I really happened to enjoy. If you like Lisa Kleypas' historical romances, you will most definitely enjoy this one as well.
A brief summary: Mary Bascombe and her three sisters: Rose, Camellia and Lily are on their way to London (from America) to find their grandfather The Earl of Stewkesbury. Their mother has recently died, and he...more
Four sisters travel from America in search of their grandfather. Their mother has recently died and they no longer feel safe living above the tavern owned by their stepfather. They escape to find a new and a better life and a family connection. Mary, being the oldest, leads her three younger sisters, R...more
Just finished it and loved it! I had read the reviews before hand and there are those that gave it a bad review based on the opinion that too many characters were introduced and the relationship was strained or too slow to heat up till after the middle of a 400+ page book. Several mentioned no chemistry.
I really really enjoyed t...more
Right away we are introduced to the four Bascombe sisters, headed by eldest sister Mary. They are right off the boat from America and aren't afraid to use their mouths and weapons (seriously) to stop a thief from tak...more
UPDATE: finished now. Meh. Definitely a dud from Ms. Camp. No chemistry between the hero and heroine whatsoever, and she continued to proudly wear the TSTL badge to the bitter end. I'll approach Ms. Camp's next with caution... A pity, as her novels are usually pretty good. This one...more
But in this book you get four outspoken, and rather funny sisters. The hero is a good guy with that fun bad boy charm who is pulling out his hair trying to deal with them; actually, all the ma...more
This is the first book in said series and although I didn't actively dislike it, I did find it a bit mediocre. A lot of plot elements seemed very reused and I always find the 'American girls coming over to England and catching eligible aristocratic batchelor' a bit...more
I really, really liked this book and I thought that it was hilarious a lot of the time. I loved all the characters: the 4 sisters--Mary, Rose, Camellia, and Lily, the 3 brothers--Royce, Oliver, and Fitz,...more
it was very good tho
Her first novel, *Bonds of Love*, was published by Jove Publishing in 1978, under the pseudonym Lisa Gregory. Two pseudonyms (Kristin James and Sharon Stephens)and many books later, Candace writes under her own name Candace Camp and still loves creating stories.
Candace lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and is the mot...more