Book Review: A Grand Tour (Timeless Victorian Collection)

Title: A Grand Tour (Timeless Victorian Collection)
Authors: Anthea Lawson, Jennifer Moore, Heather B. Moore
Series: Timeless Victorian Collection
Publisher: Mirror Press
Release Date: November 17, 2017


Book Summary:

Three brand new Victorian Romance novellas by Anthea Lawson, Jennifer Moore, and Heather B. Moore.

A LORD’S CHANCE by Anthea Lawson: After her first romance ends in disaster, Miss Isabelle Strathmore vows never to fall in love again. She will travel, certainly, and see the world, but it will be a spinster’s life for her. She has learned the most painful lesson of all—that her heart simply cannot be trusted. Gavin Reed, the Earl of Jasper, is unexpectedly charmed by Isabelle. Past encounters have made him wary of taking a chance on love, but by the end of the Grand Tour, he is determined to make Miss Strathmore his wife. But fate has more in store than either of them guesses. Beneath the Mediterranean sun, can Isabelle and Lord Jasper find their happily ever after before disaster strikes?

FALLING IN ROME by Jennifer Moore: Chaperoning two young women on their grand tour is the opportunity of a lifetime for Eleanor Doyle. Although she’s an expert in many languages, her gender has made further education impossible. If the tour is successful, the young women’s parents have promised her a position at a university in London. Eleanor hopes to instill her charges with a love of Rome, but not until they meet up with a group of young gentlemen and their fascinating professor, Russell Kendrick, do the young ladies show any interest at all. Attraction blossoms between Eleanor and Ken, but Eleanor’s future depends on maintaining propriety. The headstrong charges have other ideas, and Ken and Eleanor will have to decide which is most important, accolades in the academic world, or being with the one they love.

A SECRET ARRANGEMENT by Heather B. Moore: Evelyn Tucker has finally graduated from finishing school, but dreads living with her widowed aunt. On the appointed day, Aunt Margaret comes to collection Evelyn, and Margaret informs her that they’re going on a Grand Tour to spend as much of the estate money they can before a distant cousin inherits all. When Henry Gaiman discovers he’s inherited his distant uncle’s estate, he loathes the thought of returning to England since he’d rather continue with his archaeology dig in Egypt. Return he must, and there, he meets Evelyn, a woman who will change his world in more ways than one.

 

 

I looked forward to reading this book. I love all these romance collections. I wasn’t going to take it with me during my holiday vacation, but I was so into the stories that I took it with me and finished it while on vacation. Here is what I thought of each story.

A Lord’s Chance:
I hadn’t heard of the author of this story, but I loved this story and plan to read more of her works. It was an awesome story with awesome characters. The story made me want to take a trip to the Mediterranean. Parts seem a bit dramatic looking back on the story, but they didn’t feel so as I read the story.
Rating: 5 stars
Content: Clean

Falling in Rome:
I liked this story and the main characters. I didn’t get as drawn into this story, but I still really enjoyed it. I liked the Archaeology angle of the story. And this story made me want to visit Rome and Italy more than I already do.
Rating: 4 stars
Content: Clean

A Secret Arrangement:
This was a fun story. It was hard to put down. I liked seeing how the characters developed and changed. Part of the story didn’t take the direction I expected. I would love to read sequels to this story about some of the minor characters.
Rating: 4.5 stars
Content: Clean – underage drinking

 

Rating: 4.5 stars – Highly Recommend
Content: Clean
Source: Review Copy

This book can be purchased from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

 

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