Book Review: Autumn Masquerade by Josi S. Kilpack, Donna Hatch, and Nancy Campbell Allen

Autumn masqueradeTitle: Autumn Masquerade
Authors: Josi S. Kilpack, Donna Hatch, and Nancy Campbell Allen
Series: Timeless Regency Collection
Publisher: Mirror Press
Release Date: October 1, 2015

Book Summary:

Timeless Regency Collection: Three Brand New Novellas from Bestselling Regency Romance Authors…

A MERRY DANCE by Josi S. Kilpack. When Lila overhears her uncle talking about a man coming to look for property in the county, she doesn’t think twice, until her uncle says he hopes Lila will find enough interest to marry the man. How can she marry someone named Mortimer Luthford, not to mention that his advanced age of thirty-three, and especially since she’s already in love with her absent cousin Neville? But when Mortimer arrives, Lila has to try every trick known to women to act not interested in the rather fascinating man, which proves a very difficult façade to maintain.

UNMASKING THE DUKE by Donna Hatch. The last thing Hannah Palmer wants to do is flirt with men in a crowded ballroom, but when her sister throws a Masquerade Ball, Hannah can’t say no to the invitation and takes comfort behind a mask. She dances with a charming masked man, matching him wit for wit. When the glorious evening culminates in a kiss, and the two remove their masks, Hannah is horrified to discover the man she’s been flirting with all night is her most despised neighbor, the Duke of Suttenberg. No matter how charming the duke was at the ball, and how wonderful the kiss, he is the last man she’d ever accept.

WHAT’S IN A NAME by Nancy Campbell Allen. Penelope Timely has a terrible secret. She’s been writing letters to the Duke of Wilmington, pretending to be her ever-proper twin sister, Persephone. Now, the duke has written that he’ll be coming for the Autumn Masquerade Ball and Festival. Penelope will have to continue the charade while the duke is in town in order to protect her sister. The Duke of Wilmington isn’t fooled for a moment, but instead of confessing that he knows about the deception, he finds himself utterly charmed by Penelope and jumps into the game of deception to see how far the twin sisters will take it.

Karens review

I was in the mood for some Regency romance, and these definitely fit the bill. I loved each of these stories. The heroines each didn’t quite fit in with society’s mold. And the stories dealt with the assumptions people make about each other. Each of these stories were well-written

A Merry Dance: I love Lila’s gumption and her willingness to go after what she wanted. The story took a few turns I didn’t expect. I especially liked the scenes with the yellow rose.

Content: Clean

Unmasking the Duke: This was my favorite of the three. I also felt I could relate to Hannah the most out of the heroines from the three stories. I liked how this story showed multiples sides of the main characters. And I like how they helped each other grow.

Content: Clean

What’s in a Name?: In this story, I found the contrast between the sister intriguing. I feel like they learned more about each other throughout the story. I also liked Henry. He’s a good guy.

Content: Clean – some passionate kissing

5 stars

Rating: 5 stars – I loved it!!!

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Source: Review Copy

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