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Notebook Mysteries ~ Suspicions (Notebook Mysteries Book 5) by Kimberly Mullins
Genre – Historical Romance
Page Count – 288
Cover Designer – Miblart

January 1889: the Pinkertons and Emma find themselves tangled in a heart-rending case. Emma and Jeremy struggle to help each other through a challenging and emotionally draining mystery that tests their investigating powers as well as their partnership. When that one seems stable, Emma-our courageous sleuth- finds herself compelled to assist three families that have reached out to her. One man they all know well is at the center. Both of these mysteries link back to Emma’s past.

Finally, back home, her refuge in a predictable home life is upturned by a past-haunted stranger insinuating his way into their small, tight family. Is he what he seems?  To regain her peaceful haven, she must deal with him. Is there a shadow of a doubt that he is innocent? A favor owed could be the answer. Action, adventure, and crimes to solve! Join Emma in the exciting fifth Notebook Mystery Series. 

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The Taste of Light (The Winemakers #2) by Giovanna Siniscalchi-Review by Amanda Kimble

The Taste of Light (The Winemakers, #2)The Taste of Light by Giovanna Siniscalchi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

The Taste of Light (A Winemakers #2) by Giovanna Siniscalchi

This is the first book I’ve read by the author. The Taste of Light is the second book in A Winemakers Series. I love the writing style and how the author put the words together.

Anne moves to help her brother and sister in law. Once she gets there she finds herself wishing for true love. She wants someone to love her unconditionally. Then she meets Pedro and things become difficult. Can she make it work? The quote I chose for Anne is: “When Griffin came to live here, he was an adult, but I was not yet your age. Plus, my best friend is Portuguese.”

Pedro loses his bride to someone else. Winemaking became his passion after that. Then he meets Anne. He finds himself falling for her, but that causes some trouble. Can he forgive his past? The quote I chose for Pedro is: “If by courting you mean to pay for her brother’s debts and not require a dowry, then yes.”

Highly recommended for Historical Romance lovers.

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The True Purpose of Vines (The Winemakers Book 1) by Giovanna Siniscalchi – Review by Michaela Massie

The True Purpose of Vines: An intoxicating historical romance about wine and love. (The Winemakers Book 1)The True Purpose of Vines: An intoxicating historical romance about wine and love. by Giovanna Siniscalchi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This beautiful and twisted story takes place in Portugal in 1780. It is an intoxicatingly slow burn romance with so very many twists and turns.
Julia Costa, a Portuguese Vinter Widow, was left with a huge debt from he late husband, and now she is fighting with everything she has to save her vineyard.
Griffin Maxwell is your typical Victorian English businessman.. A man who feels he is entitled to everything in his path, even a fighting widow’s heart.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but I highly suggest you take the time to read this gorgeous story!!

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After She Became a Lady by Wareeze Woodson – Review By Betsy Melano

After She Became a LadyAfter She Became a Lady by Wareeze Woodson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Laurel is 17 and is in love with Lord Laningham. Her aunt, who is her guardian, is worried about Laurel, who is young and impressionable. Of course a gentleman like Lord Laningham could take advantage or put Laurel in a terrible situation she isn’t capable of managing.
Finally Laurel’s aunt gives permission. What Laurel doesn’t expect is the way Lord Laningham’s family, specifically his twin sister treats her, after he leaves to fight in a war in Spain. Will Laurel be able to survive her sister in law’s hostility while Lord Laningham returns from the war?

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The True Purpose of Vines (The Winemakers Book 1) by Giovanna Siniscalchi – Review by Diane Sennett

The True Purpose of Vines: An intoxicating historical romance about wine and love. (The Winemakers Book 1)The True Purpose of Vines: An intoxicating historical romance about wine and love. by Giovanna Siniscalchi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This historical fiction romance takes place in Portugal, 1870. The book is written in vivid detail.
Julia Costa struggles to keep her vineyard productive after the death of her husband. Her financial struggles are only part of her burden as many other wineries are dealing with a plague that could also threaten Julia’s vineyard.
Griffin Maxwell is tasked with collecting Mrs. Costas debts in exchange for a partnership in a larger firm.
Their first meeting isn’t ideal, but it is one that neither of them can forget. The romantic tension that builds between these characters is palpable, and I couldn’t put this book down.

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A Dowry of Snails and Mud by Brittany Tucker – Review by Carlie Del Gallo

A Dowry of Snails and MudA Dowry of Snails and Mud by Brittany Tucker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am a sucker for a good young adult romance and historical romances and this one combines the best of both worlds! I have not read any books by this author before and was very happy with the way the story was written. I felt as though I was on the journey with the characters and not just reading words off of a page. I found myself not wanting to work but I was wanting to read and see what was going to happen next! I cannot wait to read more books by this author and tell all of my friends that read as much as I do to read it as well!

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After She Became a Lady by Wareeze Woodson – Review By Devon Pulliam

After She Became a LadyAfter She Became a Lady by Wareeze Woodson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a great historical romance story! Typically books written in the old english language can be hard to follow sometimes but this one isn’t so over bearing with it.

Laurel convinces her aunt to let her marry Lord Laningham. They wed quickly and head to his estate. Where his twin is quickly against and does nothing to hide it. Laurel is left alone while her husband is away at war and let to defend herself against his sister and her antics.

Those early years of marriage are hard, but Laurel’s is made even harder and with every step forward you see Rhonda kicking her two steps back. The biggest question is will Laurel and Robert be able to survive and will their marriage last?

This book was a quick read but I wish there was more. Some of the story line felt a little empty, like it was missing some of the story. But you imagine yourself on the estate with Laurel as she is going through taking over the house.

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The True Purpose of Vines (The Winemakers Book 1) by Giovanna Siniscalchi – Review by Brandy Vaughn

The True Purpose of Vines: An intoxicating historical romance about wine and love. (The Winemakers Book 1)The True Purpose of Vines: An intoxicating historical romance about wine and love. by Giovanna Siniscalchi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m a wine lover and enjoyed this novel about Portugal and wine making. Throw in some romance and it’s a great story. I’ve never been to Portugal, but this makes me want to travel there! The real history woven into the story helps bring it to life. The culture clash brought the enemies-to-lovers deeper into complex characters that you fall in love with. The next book will be a wonderful read!

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A Dowry of Snails and Mud by Brittany Tucker
Genre – YA, Historical Romance
Page Count – 208
Cover Designer – Miblart

16-year-old, Rhia Caddell, doesn’t know what’s worse—arranged marriages or high finance.

Now she’s stuck with both when her desperate father agrees to marry her to the oh-so-dainty Prince of Wales in an attempt at royal tax negotiations. As a farmer, Rhia prefers toiling in the earth over romance. Life in a fiefdom requires muscle, and what good is a man who can’t outlift her or bring a belligerent steer to the ground? 

But now, the pressure has fallen onto her to whoo (or intimidate) her new, royal husband into erasing her village’s debt before the king’s final deadline comes due. Problem is, the prince has been given the same task—to sway his new wife, the mayor’s daughter, into forking over the gold and finally earning his father’s approval.

For Rhia, losing their new, delicate game would mean turning over the only life and home she’s ever known to the king. Winning, though, could mean giving up the fragile prince she’s tried so hard, and failed, not to love. 

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After She Became a Lady by Wareeze Woodson – Review By Michelle G

After She Became a LadyAfter She Became a Lady by Wareeze Woodson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A historical romance novel – not my normal genre; however I thoroughly enjoyed it.

This is the first novel I have read by this author and I found the attention to detail and descriptive prose leant itself to the authenticity of the period.

Laurel is 17, I cannot imagine living in that era with a husband at war.

A good read. Definitely worth picking up.

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After She Became a Lady by Wareeze Woodson – Review By Emmye Marihugh

After She Became a LadyAfter She Became a Lady by Wareeze Woodson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First I’d like to say that I usually can’t get into historical books because of the old English, however, I really liked this book and there wasn’t a lot of verb-age that I didn’t understand. I really liked the storyline. If you are looking for a quick read this is not it. That being said I gave this book 4 stars because of the ending. I felt as though it could’ve used another chapter or 2 because I am left with questions that could have been answered rather easily and I’m sure I’m not the only one thinking it. I loved how the book switches perspective’s and the depth of each character. I will definitely be reading more historical romance novels from Wareeze.

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Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters #2) by Halley Larkin-Review by Amanda Kimble

Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2)Spellbound Seduction by Halley Larkin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters #2) by Halley Larkin

This is the first book I’ve read by the author. Spellbound Seduction is the second book in The Brightley Sisters Series. I had a hard time putting it down. I really didn’t want it to end.

Bella is in love with Thomas, but then he disappears. Not being heard from again. She tries to move on, but it’s a little difficult. She then finds that he’s not really dead. The quote I chose for Bella is: “I should think you know all of my secrets by now. Didn’t you hear the two of us the other night when you and Mrs. Darlington suddenly decided you needed to visit the library? I assumed you were listening in.”

Thomas left to take care of his father. He left Bella behind for her safety. He lets her believe he’s dead in order for her to stay safe. Things turn bad when he’s blamed for his father’s crimes. The quote I chose for Thomas is: “He wants to take her lands before he has any legal claim to them.”

Highly recommended for Historical Romance lovers.

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Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters) by Halley Larkin Reviewed by Jasmin Slagle

Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2)Spellbound Seduction by Halley Larkin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved this book. Arabella is a wonderful character. Excellent story line. Now to find and devour the first book of the series.

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Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2 and 1) by Halley Larkin – Review by Paloma Fierro 21/12/2022

Spellbound Seduction

Halley Larkin

Arabella, Bella for family and close friends, is the second daughter of  Lord Cortham, since her sister decided that love conquers all and eloped with her true love the now hostess responsibilities lie in her shoulders.

Once very much in love, Bella lost on an unfortunate night the man of dreams, and suffered through a year of pain and anguish. What she does not know is that destiny has a significant surprise in store for her. 

Thomas Beecham was an almost duke, at least before he decided to fake his own kidnapping and demise. Now he is employed by one of the men his father made fun of by lying and stealing, in order to pay the debt. A year under the thump of this man will grant him liberty, but oh destiny will make him a low play when he finds out once again the woman of his dreams.

 

 

Midnight Masquerade

Halley Larkin

Charmaine Brightley is the eldest daughter of Lord Cortham, and it is her responsibility and duty to save the state from her cousin, a male that will take the title after her dad dies, since as a woman it is not possible for her to have it. Begin a practical woman she will set up a marriage of convenience, for love is an unnecessary luxury. She helps those women in precarious situations by assembling games in her parlor, but she must do so under secrecy and discretion for the London society does not approve of this kind of behavior. Destiny has in store for her a night full of unexpected turns where love is not a luxury but a necessity.   

Duke Konstantin “Kosta” Rostov, once a powerful russian lord now resides in London after causing a stir in his homeland. Guided by his manfull thoughts about how women are to love them  and leave them, he does not believe in love as a practical feeling, even less of a specific woman to attach to it. Oh but life has its turns and twists, and in a fortunate night the way he sees this will change forever.

 

 

Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2) by Halley Larkin – Review by Netania Lim

Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2)Spellbound Seduction by Halley Larkin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the Brightley Sisters series. I hadn’t read the first book going into this one, so I was a bit lost in the beginning, but the story picks up and I enjoyed it anyway. I might go back and read the first one, since I enjoyed the writing and I loved all the historical details. Plus it’s got intriguing turns that kept me going. I am definitely looking forward to Book 3!

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Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2) by Halley Larkin – Review by Monique Espitia

Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2)Spellbound Seduction by Halley Larkin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I came into this series on Book 2 and was mildly concerned I should have started with the first book. But the problem was, once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. Thankfully, my concerns were moot because I was able to jump right into the Brightley sisters world!

Arabella, the loyal, responsible, and shy sister is steadfast in her resolve to aid her ailing father, looking after her younger sister, and doing her best to keep her family’s name and future in order. Despite being deceived by her former fiancé, thinking he was dead when in fact he was very much alive and hiding his own dark secrets, Bella finds the courage and strength to help him too. She is a damn saint at times! She is pulled into so many different directions you can’t help but feel sorry for her and yet envy her strength and tenacity at the same time. Thomas is still in love with Bella but continues to hide his secrets from her. Together they face two foes who threaten all they hold dear. Will Bella and Thomas save their families and save their love? Read this book to find out!

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Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2) by Halley Larkin – Review by Monique Espitia

Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2) by Halley Larkin – Review by Ashley Hasting

Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2)Spellbound Seduction by Halley Larkin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Now we move on to the second sister, Arabella, who becomes lady of the house after her older sister gets married and moves. She is still put on the task of finding someone for her youngest sister, but she won’t for herself. That is her belief since she is thought that her beloved was lost and gone to the world. Little did she know that was not true, till they meet again. So much happens in this book and is such a great read just like the first! 🙂

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Midnight Masquerade (The Brightly Sisters Book 1) by Halley Larkin Reviewed by Ashley Hasting

Midnight Masquerade (The Brightley Sisters Book 1)Midnight Masquerade by Halley Larkin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a really nice Historical Fiction Romance novel. Even though Charmaine has a tough time with her family right now, she has been working hard to keep them afloat. What that involves is putting on games for a ‘charity’. The games are done at a ball as well where she meets Kosta. There is love, family, drama, and scheming in this novel, but oh so good!

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Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2) by Halley Larkin – Review by Carlie Del Gallo

Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2)Spellbound Seduction by Halley Larkin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book that I have read in the series, and it was so good! There was a great continuation from the first story to the second one. I was reading this book on breaks in between work and phone calls. I was entranced by this author’s word choice and could not put this down. I cannot wait to recommend this series to my friends so that they can read this too.

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Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2) by Halley Larkin- Review by Samantha Snow

Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2)Spellbound Seduction by Halley Larkin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Such a great read!! I want to say, although this is book two in it’s series, it very well may be read as a standalone. But honestly, I would give book one a read first!! I enjoyed this book so. I LOVE a good second chance book. It did have quiet a lovely ending. The characters were wonderful. The story was one of the best historical romances I’ve read in a while. The author did amazing with the storyline. Excited to read the next in the series!!

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Spellbound Seduction (The Brightly Sisters Book 2) by Halley Larkin – Review by Michaela Massie

Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2)Spellbound Seduction by Halley Larkin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Arabella’s older sister Charmaine has married and left England, leaving her to look for a respectable marriage match for their younger sister. Arabella herself is completely devastated after losing the love of her life. She believes herself to be cursed and fears that anyone else that may come to care for her will be hurt, so she plans to stay forever alone.
Suddenly, Thomas Beecham is here, and in front of her. He is alive. And he still loves Arabella just as she loves him. But not all is as it seems, and truth and deceit are playing a dangerous game in this beautiful historical romance.

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MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE (THE BRIGHTLEY SISTERS BOOK 1) BY HALLEY LARKIN – REVIEW BY Michaela Massie

Midnight Masquerade (The Brightley Sisters Book 1)Midnight Masquerade by Halley Larkin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this historical romance with a twist. This wonderful book follows the love of Charmaine Brightly and Kosta Rostov.

Charmaine doesn’t believe in true love like in fairytales. She is too busy trying to protect her sisters and the family inheritance. Kosta has had to leave his home of Russia and now lives with his cruel and evil step-father in England. Will Kosta’s evil step-father’s schemes ruin Charmaine and Kosta’s future? Read this compelling story and find out!!!

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🐌☆♥‿♥☆🐌 COMING SOON 🐌☆♥‿♥☆🐌 A Dowry of Snails and Mud by Brittany Tucker

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A Dowry of Snails and Mud by Brittany Tucker
Genre – YA, Historical Romance
Page Count – 208
Cover Designer – Miblart

16-year-old, Rhia Caddell, doesn’t know what’s worse—arranged marriages or high finance.

Now she’s stuck with both when her desperate father agrees to marry her to the oh-so-dainty Prince of Wales in an attempt at royal tax negotiations. As a farmer, Rhia prefers toiling in the earth over romance. Life in a fiefdom requires muscle, and what good is a man who can’t outlift her or bring a belligerent steer to the ground? 

But now, the pressure has fallen onto her to whoo (or intimidate) her new, royal husband into erasing her village’s debt before the king’s final deadline comes due. Problem is, the prince has been given the same task—to sway his new wife, the mayor’s daughter, into forking over the gold and finally earning his father’s approval.

For Rhia, losing their new, delicate game would mean turning over the only life and home she’s ever known to the king. Winning, though, could mean giving up the fragile prince she’s tried so hard, and failed, not to love. 

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Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2) by Halley Larkin – Review by Trista Priest

Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2)Spellbound Seduction by Halley Larkin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love that in this next story we get Arabella’s story. There were twists in the first book and Halley gives us even more surprises in this second book. Once again she did an amazing job and left me wanting more. Can’t wait to see what she has in store in Rose’s story.

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Midnight Masquerade (The Brightly Sisters Book 1) by Halley Larkin Reviewed by Trista Priest

Midnight Masquerade (The Brightley Sisters Book 1)Midnight Masquerade by Halley Larkin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I typically do not read historical romance, but what a wonderful story of two opposites being pulled together. The characters and plot are well-developed. The author has created a Cinderella vibe, however, in this story, Charmain has a lot of responsibility being put on her to ensure her siblings are taken care of. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to those who love an unpredictable romance.

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Spellbound Seduction (The Brightly Sisters Book 2) by Halley Larkin – Review by Amanda Gonzalez

Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2)Spellbound Seduction by Halley Larkin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After the tragic loss of the man she loved, Arabella believes herself cursed. In the wake of her eldest sister’s marriage and the new season in which she must find a suitable match for her younger sister, the last thing this Brightly sister expected was the sudden appearance of her lost love. Alive and well, Thomas Beecham has been dealing with his own problems since he last saw Arabella Brightly. Though I’m not normally into historical romances, I did enjoy how well-written this book was and the well-developed characters within. You don’t have to read the first book to read this one, it’s easy to follow the story line and the content is sure to hold your attention.

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Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2) by Halley Larkin – Review by Kerry Baker

Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2)Spellbound Seduction by Halley Larkin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a brilliant historical romance all about second chances at love. I was drawn to the character Bella straight away and thought she was one of those characters that carries the book. I loved watching her develop as the story progressed and seeing her connection to Thomas.
The author really connects the story to the reader. The book has a bit of everything and it matches the strength of the characters. This was an easy book to read because I enjoyed it so much. I am looking forward to seeing what else is to come from this series.

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Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2) by Halley Larkin – Review by Tausha Treadway

Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2)Spellbound Seduction by Halley Larkin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2) by Halley Larkin. This is the second installment of The Brightley Sisters series and this one is about Arabella the sweet shy sister. The man Bella is in love with Thomas Beecham has disappeared and is presumed dead. Bella is put in charge of Cortwood Manor so she is focused on her younger sister’s debutante season. When she finds out Thomas is still alive and held hostage at another manor she is deeply hurt by his lies but figures out how to pay his ransom and bring him home. Still in love with him Bella tries to trust Thomas but he still has so many secrets she just doesn’t know. Add to that Rob Brightley trying to court her making her all confused. Read this fun historical fiction novel to find out what happens to Bella.

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After She Became a Lady by Wareeze Woodson – Review By Bobbi Wagner

After She Became a LadyAfter She Became a Lady by Wareeze Woodson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed reading this historical romance story. This is my first book by this author. I enjoyed her writing style as well as her attention to detail that gave her story a realistic feel. This is a well written story about Laurel and the life events she finds herself in, especially convincing her new husband of the danger he is in. I enjoyed her character and what she brought to the story. She is a strong character and connectable. The secondary characters are supportive and have great growth throughout. This is a story that I found to be fast paced and entertaining to read. A hard to put down story where the characters kept me coming back for more. I really enjoyed reading this book and I highly recommend it.

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Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2) by Halley Larkin – Review by Candida Hopper

Spellbound Seduction (The Brightley Sisters Book 2)Spellbound Seduction by Halley Larkin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Historical Romance isn’t a genre I usually read but this was a good one. Bella lost the love of her life so she feels like she will be alone forever. Bella puts her time into making sure her younger sister’s first season is a good one. Bella’s lost love (Thomas)shows up one day, is it too much hope they can have a second chance? There are some secrets that may cause their second chance some trouble. This author did a wonderful job writing a lovely story that kept me turning the pages. This is a must read to find out more about Thomas and Bella, and some other great characters in this story.

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