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Believe in Me

(The Worthingtons #6)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  180 ratings  ·  105 reviews
Even the Worthington least likely to wed may find her perfect match . . .
Marriage has worked out quite nicely for her older sisters, yet Lady Augusta Vivers is certain it would end her studies in languages and geography, and stop her from travelling. But when her mother thwarts her plan to attend the only university in Europe that accepts women—in Italy—she is forced to a
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published February 26th 2019 by Zebra
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Barbara Rogers
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Series: The Worthingtons #6
Publication Date: 2/26/19
Number of Pages: 320
4.5 Stars rounded up to 5

WOW! There is a lot packed into this excellent, well-written, historically accurate book. I see discussions on the internet about an author not being able to make a book historically accurate and still have an interesting historical romance for today’s reader. Well, this author has done that, so maybe those others should just take lessons from Ms. Quinn.

One of the fabulous things in this book is catc
Lisa Schneider
Lady Augusta just wants to go to university in Italy. She's not ready to wed. Enter Phineas Carter-Wood, world traveler. He also does not want a wife holding him back from the things he wants to do. It is a shock to himself when he falls in love with Augusta and is determined to have her as his wife.

I liked this book fine. It is well written, and a fun story.

The negative is that it is part of a series, so the author is constantly replaying the other characters back stories and it kind of annoy
Caitlyn Lynch
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: regency-georgian
Lady Augusta is a polymath with an insatiable curiosity for learning languages. Having sought out tutors to teach her everything she can, she hankers to attend university, which really wasn’t an option for women in the Regency era, at least not in England. Having done her research and used her connections as an earl’s sister, Augusta might, just might, be able to get admitted to university in Padua, Italy… if she can avoid her mother’s determination to marry her off and get her family’s permissi ...more
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
He had never met a woman like her

Lady Augusta Viviers had made up her mind that she would study at the university in Padua, Italy, and that was final. When she informs her brother, the Earl of Worthington who is also her guardian, and her mother of the fact, the former is livid, the latter distraught. Her brother somewhat comes around, but her mother insists Augusta must marry and forget her silly notions of higher learning. Lord Phineas Carter-Woods' brother, the Marquis of Dorchester, also wan
Tracy Emro
Feb 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Lady Augusta Vivers is brilliant, reads and speaks several languages, corresponds with some of the most educated people in Europe and is lovely to boot. Her mother is expecting her to join the marriage mart and put her studies behind her - Augusta has nothing against marriage, someday. But her dream is to attend university and attain her degree. She has even gone as far as to apply and has been accepted to a university in Italy, now all she has to do is convince her mother and her brother to agr ...more
I’ve enjoyed other books in the series by this author, and while Lady Augusta and Phin was a fun pair to read about I didn't feel the romance took center stage. That said, I did liked the fact that they travel part of the continent, giving us another glimpse of life besides England at the time.
Normally it wouldn’t bother me but for some reason the fact that we get to revisit the lives of ALL characters from previous books in the series did prevent me from fully enjoying this story. There were t
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Feb 08, 2019 rated it liked it
This book tells a story of Lady Augusta, who, before she gets married, wants to attend the University. Unfortunately do pursue her dream she would have to move to Italy and fight many obstacles on her way. What if one of those obstacles is her own heart?

Unfortunately I do not have good news- I think I might have called this book the most boring book of February 2019. 80% in and there was still no action, no element of surprise and reader, or in this case me, found oneself bored to the moon and f
Believe in Me is Book 6 in The Worthington series and works well as a stand alone. There are a lot of characters that the reader might not know but this isn't a deterrent to Phinn and Augusta's story. Lady Augusta is in love with learning. She knows several languages, and longs to study at university, something not available to women except at one university in Italy. She convinces most of her family to allow her to study, but only after one more season. Lord Phineas Carter-Woods - Phinn - is th ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Believe in Me by Ella Quinn is book 6 in The Worthingtons Series. This is the story of Lady Augusta Vivers and Lord Phineas Carter-Wood. I have read (and Loved!) the other books in this series, but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. We do get to catch up with some of the previous characters so that is always a bonus to any book.
Augusta has her mind set on continuing her studies and wants to attend one of the few colleges that are for women. But her mother has set a r
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars,
3.5 stars
I have enjoyed the previous stories that I’ve read in this series but this one was just too slow paced at the beginning for me. I did enjoy it from half way through and found it fascinating to read how people with money travelled across Europe. Augusta was an extremely intelligent lady and Phineas was able to appreciate her knowledge and brilliant mind. He was an exception to most of the gentlemen of this age, in that he encouraged Augusta to continue with her studies. Their
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Polyglot Heroine 3.5*.
The heroine is a bluestocking (an educated, intelligent woman) but that fact is concealed from the ton lest she ruin her marriage prospects. Not sure why this would be the case as 1) she doesn’t want to marry this season as she wants to study in Padua (a university chosen because it once accepted a woman) and 2) she would never be happy with any man who didn’t embrace her intellect, so what would be the point of concealing it. There had obviously already been talk as Phinn
Asha - A Cat, A Book, And A Cup Of Tea
I really like a heroine who knows her own mind, and luckily, Regency romance provides me with a fair few young ladies with interests outside catching a husband…

Believe in Me is the fourth book in this series, but as with most historical romance, you don’t really need to read them in any order, as each story is fairly self-contained. This is the story of Augusta, a woman who loves learning, especially geography, and who is determined not to be trapped into a marriage that would force her to settl
Jan 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-on-kindle, earc
I received a complimentary ARC via NetGalley. Thank you! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Lady Augusta Vivers is thirsty for knowledge, rather than marriage as most ladies her age are, and wants to go to university instead. She just has to convince her brother Matt, the Earl of Worthington, to agree. In the meantime, she must go through with her come out season to please her mother.

Lord Phineas Carter-Wood travels the world studying architecture and only plans to be in London for a month, ju
Pelusa Rivera
I tend to enjoy Ms. Quinn's books and while I did enjoy to the point I kind of wish we cut out all the travelling, but that is just my opinion and let me explain why. So we have Lady Augusta who rather go to the university and travel than marry which is kind of unheard of in that era and I say more power to her, unfortunately Augusta has to convince her brother and mother but while she does that she still has to have her season. She meet Lord Phineas Carter-Wood who needs and heir but he is not ...more
Maggie Whitworth
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is one to really make you think of how far society has progressed in the last 100 years or so .
It’s astonishing really that women still were not allowed to have a University education , and that social strictures were so tight , All because women were believed to be less able to learn or weaker .
Ella has written a really great book , the descriptions are excellent and so vivid , from the coaches to the countryside, to the castles and yachts and restaurants, all so wonderful you can
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Even the Worthington least likely to wed may find her perfect match . . .

Marriage has worked out quite nicely for her older sisters, yet Lady Augusta Vivers is certain it would end her studies in languages and geography, and stop her from travelling.

Phineas has studied architecture all over the world, yet Augusta is his most intriguing discovery yet. How can he resist a woman who loves maps and far-off lands? But her longing for all things foreign hinders any hope of courtship. When he learns h
Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews
This book was fun. It was also INCREDIBLY slow burn. While a slow burn can be nice, this took a bit too long for my tastes. That said, I absolutely LOVED the main character and how the characters fell in love for each others brains before their bodies.
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was my first read of Ella Quinn’s work, and I do loved it.
It is not a read to be rushed, everything is to be savored, from the details of the landscapes, the customs and traditions, the different ways of traveling and the smooth progression of the romance.
Lady Augusta Vivers is one really unusual woman, she drove her way in life only to acquire more and more knowledge, thus why she now wants to attend college, but only very few universities in Europe accept women, and only is this one woman
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, romance
I loved this latest novel in the Worthington series. You don’t have to have read the books in order or to have read them all to enjoy this delightfully unique family. Each person has his or her own personality and yet they work together as a supportive whole.
When Lady Augusta Vivers states her intention to be admitted to and to graduate from the University in Padua, her family is a little surprised. Her intelligence and quest for knowledge has never been questioned, but for a young woman to trav
Lori D
Another exciting addition to the Worthington's series! When an intelligent young lady wants to further her studies and go to university, why would her family stand in her way? Well first it was in Italy and second Lady Augusta's mother was set on her having a season and getting married. She does agree to the one season but makes no plans to encourage any men which would mess up her plans to travel. Now, just has to convince her brother she will be fine and very careful while away.
Lord Phineas ha
Norah Gibbons
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. Believe in me by Ella Quinn is book 6 in her Worthingtons Series. You could read it as a stand-alone however I have enjoyed reading the other books in the series and characters from those books figure prominently in this one as it is a book about family. The story is story the friends to lovers trope with quite a bit of behind the scenes meddling by the family members. Lady Augusta Viviers has no desire to ma ...more
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received this novel from net galley and the publisher. Thank you!
I have read several novels by Ms. Quinn and her Worthington's saga and have enjoyed them. She does not disappoint in this next novel.
Lady Augusta Vivers is very intelligent and knows several languages. She wants to study more and could not be happier when she is accepted to a university in Italy. Now, to get everyone else on board with her plans even. She agrees to a season, even though she does not want one. She tries to discou
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read several novels by Ms. Quinn and her Worthington's saga and have enjoyed them. She does not disappoint in this next novel.
Lady Augusta Vivers is very intelligent and knows several languages. She wants to study more and could not be happier when she is accepted to a university in Italy. Now, to get everyone else on board with her plans even. She agrees to a season, even though she does not want one. She tries to discourage men, but instead receives several proposals. This was definite
Feb 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Let me begin by saying that although this is book number six in the Worthington series, you don't need to have read the prior novels in order to understand this one. Having done so may increase your enjoyment in seeing some of the other characters make an appearance, but it is really not necessary.

Once again, the author manages to put together a well written and well researched novel, that is somehow once again, diminished by the Heroine. Don't get me wrong, I loved how intelligent she was. And
Carole Burant
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've just finished reading this book and I feel like I've just traveled through Europe without even leaving my chair! Not only is this an historical romance, it's also jam packed with sights I'd love to see in person, as well as restaurants/cafes I would love to visit!!

Lady Augusta Vivers is one smart lady, in fact I'd say she's a genius and all she wants is to be able to attend university in Italy. Lord Phineas Carter-Wood is in search of a wife who can bear him an heir. He falls for Augusta b
Jan 15, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Believe In Me by Ella Quinn 5 Stars

After the last full length novel, I did not have high expectations. But I was surprised; I loved this book. I've always liked Augusta when she was a minor characters in the other books, but in this one, she shines. Her one goal is to go to university and she is not letting anything or anybody stand in her way. To please her mom, she is attending parties during the Season and she meets Phinn. Her intelligence is intoxicating to Phinn, the world traveler and stud
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book tells the story of Lady Augusta Withers, the Worthington who spends her time learning as much as she can about languages and geography. Her mother worries about how such a learned lady will find a husband, but even with this concern she forces Augusta to undergo a season, rather than heading directly for university in Italy. Augusta is sure she won’t find a man who interests her until she meets Phineas Carter Wood, a man who is focused on learning about architecture, but who also has t ...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
There is a perfect match and there is a solution to all of your dreams you just have to work to find a solution. For Lady Augusta Vivers and Lord Phineas Carter-Wood it just takes time and travel. Throw in a little danger and the Worthingtons and you have the basis for this story. I did love how Augusta hated the restrictions placed on women and how she opened Phineas' eyes to the things that made her resistant to marriage. Phineas was a very good student and as both were very intelligent it mad ...more
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Entertaining historical read with plenty of drama and suspense. Augusta wants to go to Italy to study at a college that accepts women, however her mother has other plans for her, like marriage. When Phineas and Augusta meet, sparks fly but August doesn’t plan on staying in England. Fun, sweet and enjoyable read. I liked it.
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Believe in Me is a beautiful book on perseverance, endurance and honest to goodness the belief in oneself to do and excel in what we desire and believe we are capable of achieving. There is a beautiful love story about 2 people who care deeply for each other but dont want to hinder the other's goals and dreams and duties. A Must read!!!
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USA Today bestselling author Ella Quinn’s studies and other jobs have always been on the serious side. Reading historical romances, especially Regencies, were her escape. Eventually her love of historical novels led her to start writing them. She has just finished her first series, The Marriage Game, and her new series, The Worthingtons, began in April 2016.

She is married to her wonderful husband

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