I loved this book! I really enjoy books that can make me laugh out loud. This one certainly does. I even told my husband the story, and he was laughinI loved this book! I really enjoy books that can make me laugh out loud. This one certainly does. I even told my husband the story, and he was laughing! What a wonderful read! And, I've always liked the name Jake, so having the object of desire be Jake was quite nice.
Man, I wish I could turn some men into pigs like she did! Or remove clothes from a certain someone........read the book. You'll understand....more
I am loving this book! So reminiscent of a Georgette Hyer!
I adored this book! My best friend pointed me in the direction of Georgette Hyer, and I can'I am loving this book! So reminiscent of a Georgette Hyer!
I adored this book! My best friend pointed me in the direction of Georgette Hyer, and I can't wait to point her in the direction of Reina Williams!
This was a wonderfully heartfelt tale of a naive 18 year old girl on her first season in London. I realize a lot of people don't believe in the innocence that Miss Cecelia portrayed, but they are wrong. I loved her sheer innocence and naivety simply because I was there when I was 18 as well. I loved the feeling of bantering with certain boys, but wasn't looking for that kind to marry.
It was refreshing to have a heroine who trusted her father and obeyed him. It was also refreshing to have the hero so significantly flawed that you really didn't know if you wanted to trust him or not. Most of the time you fall in love with the male lead, but in this book there are several and none of them are very worthy of adoration.
I was truly surprised by the ending. I had put a few things about the intrigues together, but not all of it. Honestly, it blew me away! I NEVER suspected!
It was also very refreshing to read a book that kept to the "old" style of grammar, without fail. I truly felt that I was living in the time period, feeling the oppressiveness of the London air, the wonderful freshness of the grounds surrounding Lionel Hall. I could picture the dresses perfectly, but she still left enough to your imagination to make it fun and interesting. I felt Cecelia's confusion, heartbreak, and outrage, as well as her uncertainty. Though her mother was a shrew that almost bordered on hateful (I can't stand when people blame their kids for things that they had no control over), after reading the ending I know understand and have changed my opinion of the woman.
If you love a clean romance, I really highly recommend this one!...more
Wow!! I loved this story! I have read so many historical romances, but never one this tender and fantastic. I haven't studied the history of Wales, foWow!! I loved this story! I have read so many historical romances, but never one this tender and fantastic. I haven't studied the history of Wales, for some silly reason. I know so much about the rest of Europe and the British Isles during the time frame of this book, and now I am hooked into reading about Wales. I think it makes it all the more interesting to me since I live in the area of PA that the book starts in.
This is the best historical romance I have read in ages! I don't want to give any details because I want you all to read it. The Prince of Wales is what all of us females have always dreamed of finding, whether you have Welsh blood or not. The fact that I am a descendant of Glamorganshire brings this story closer to my heart than if I did not have Welsh blood flowing through my veins.
Clean, beautifully written, and engaging throughout. Absolutely wonderful!...more
All I can really say is WOW! I adored this book! While I really enjoyed her first book, Her Choice, this one far out shines the first one in the serieAll I can really say is WOW! I adored this book! While I really enjoyed her first book, Her Choice, this one far out shines the first one in the series. Felicity's tale is so much fun, beginning with spying on Count Udolpho in Italy and ending with redemption in the arms of her true love. It was highly engaging, including treasonous characters, adventure on the high seas, and lots of intrigue. Without totally spoiling it for other readers, there isn't much more I can say! I highly recommend this book for a fun, clean, adventurous, humorous, feel good romance book!
When I first started this book, I had a hard time getting through the first chapter. It was a bit confusing, and her language was difficult to understWhen I first started this book, I had a hard time getting through the first chapter. It was a bit confusing, and her language was difficult to understand. Once I figured it out, I loved the book. The story line became very engaging about the third chapter in. Kitty's plight was interesting, and interacting with the high ton in London was fascinating. When Freddy rescued Kitty from the Opera House, I knew I was in love with him, and thought if Kitty wasn't then she was a fool!
This has become one of those stories that you think about after the book has ended. It left me all warm and fuzzy inside. Definitely a good read, if you enjoy the London ton scene....more
I abolutely loved this book! I came to feel like I was one of Dolly Madison's close friends. What an amazing woman! I cried and felt her horrible shocI abolutely loved this book! I came to feel like I was one of Dolly Madison's close friends. What an amazing woman! I cried and felt her horrible shock and pain when she held her dying husband in her arms in front of her 3 year old son. The book is primarily told from Dolly Madison, as she was preparing to flee the Presidential Mansion before the British captured Washington and burnt it to the ground. The author also told the story from several other women's lives, and she even included Sally Hemmings. I personally have no problem with Jefferson having a concubine (a wife from a different caste), but apparently many Americans do. I've never felt the Terror like I did when I saw the streets of Paris on July 14th, 1789 through her eyes. I've never understood the pain of watching someone you love dearly have their reputation smeared through the media as I do now from reading Abigail Adam's point of view. Most of all, though, I never knew how many times the newly formed country was only upheld by the hand of God and by divine protection. These women were phenomenal....definitely placed where they were for a reason. Of each one of them, you could use the famous scripture from Esther. Truly a wonderful book. While the inner thoughts of the women are the fictionalizion of the author, the history is right on. I can very well imagine that she was close to the truth. Highly recommended!...more