Monday, November 27

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: Once Upon a Maiden Lane by Elizabeth Hoyt

Miss Mary Whitsun is far too intelligent to fall for the rakish charms of a handsome aristocrat. But when the gentleman in question approaches her in a bookshop, mistaking her for his fiancĂ©e, Lady Johanna Albright, the flirtatious encounter only raises more questions. Could Mary, a servant raised in a St Giles orphanage, actually be Lady Joanna's long-lost twin sister? If so, Mary has been betrothed since birth—to the rakishly handsome artistocrat himself.

Henry Collins, Viscount Blackwell, is far too intrigued by Mary to let her go so easily. He's drawn to her sharp mind, indomitable spirit, and the fiery way in which she dismisses him—ladies simply don't dismiss Lord Blackwell. But as Mary makes her first hesitant steps into society, she can't help but wonder if she truly has a place in Henry's world—or in his heart. 

ebook, 100 pages
Expected publication: November 14th 2017 by Forever Yours
Maiden Lane #12.5
Historical romance

My thoughts:
A short novella about Mary Whitsun, but then weren't they all called that. I did move from book 1 t book 8 but I do recall this Mary...I think.

Mary seems to be a missing Lady, and on top of that she gets a fiance. A hot one. Lucky girl.

Since it is only a 100 pages we get to see her at her new home, with her new fiance, and with something more...drama, spoilers.

I liked Mary. I liked Henry.  A good match.

Every chapter has a part of a fairytale, I usually like the, but this one, eh.

There is romance and danger. A very nice novella that did not feel too short.


Carole Rae said...

Sounds cute!

Melliane said...

it's great if it didn't feel too short, that's what is the most complicated

Anachronist said...

A missing twin theory never works for me in fiction somehow...oh well. Glad you liked it.

Blodeuedd said...

Yes you would hate it Ana. They lived happily ever after and they just met!