Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Fine Madness by Elizabeth Essex

She's grown up with her maiden aunts after her father's death.  She never even knew she had another aunt until the trunk arrived along with a letter.  Once she knew, she went back on the carriage to meet this new aunt.  It changes her world.

ERB Publishing and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can pick up a copy now.

Elspeth shows up with a small satchel containing her other clothes and goods.  Her aunt looks for her luggage and is amazed she has so little.  Soon Elspeth is going shopping and learning how to do her hair.  She also finds that her father has written a book.  Elspeth has her own stories, often with little animals in them, that she created while bored to death at her spinster aunt's house.  Maybe she could write a book, too?

Her aunt is intelligent and has worldly knowledge.  She slowly sets into play a way for Elspeth to make money and even acquire a husband.  She sends Elspeth to the local publisher to ask about the book and republishing it.  She's already spoken to Hamish about it so he was expecting her. What he didn't expect was how well she wrote or how attractive she seemed to him.

Her aunts had warned her about men like him.  What they didn't tell her was how it felt to be kissed or held close...

This is a good romance read with a bit spice thrown in.  It ends like you know it will but it took a creative way to get there.  Here's a nice light read that will make you smile. 

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