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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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2020 Goodreads Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Where the Stars Meet the Sea (A Regency Romance) By Heidi Kimball: Blog Tour Review and Book Giveaway

Product Details

  • Title: Where the Stars Meet the Sea (A Regency Romance)
  • Author: Heidi Kimball
  • File Size: 1058 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Covenant Communications (March 2, 2020)
  • Publication Date: March 2, 2020
  • Sold by: Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B083LG9DS9
***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own*** 

Book Synopsis

A broken man. A fiery young woman. Neither one's heart will come away unscathed.
Juliet Graham fervently counts the days until her twenty-first birthday, when she can claim the inheritance that will grant her the freedom she has always craved and the guardianship of her younger brother. Until then, she is trapped under her aunt Agnes’s domineering will. When forced to accompany the family to a house party at Shaldorn Castle, Juliet’s only objective is to keep to herself. That is, until a chance encounter with a boorish stranger stirs up an unexpected whirlwind of emotions in her. Thrown off-balance, Juliet does the unthinkable: loses her temper and insults the man—who turns out to be her unwilling host, the Duke of Halstead. Fully expecting to be sent away, Juliet is surprised when the brusque and callous duke instead takes an interest in her.

Drawn to the duke in unguarded moments, Juliet finds herself more and more intrigued by the man who shuns Society’s rules as completely as she does, and over the next few weeks, their unlikely friendship deepens into a connection neither expected.

But even as Juliet comes to recognize her true feelings, her scheming aunt issues an ultimatum that threatens the future she was just beginning to hope for. Juliet must choose: either break the promise she made to herself years ago, or lose the man who has captured her heart and soul.

My Review 
Where do I start telling you about this wonderful book? How about the cover? It is gorgeous and I could look at it for a long time. Next, I need to pass along a warning. I was told not to start this book unless you had time to finish it once you started. Well, I picked it up in the evening and ended it in the wee early hours of the morning. For a romance, it is very compelling because of the powerful and charismatic characters. I loved the main character, Juliet, from the start. Even though she is feisty, she's had to bow down to her Aunt Agnes's will. Her aunt is her guardian along with her 11-year-old brother. To add to her problems, her cousin Robert is in love with her, but Juliet doesn't return his feelings. I loved Juliet and her loyalty to her younger brother and the memories of her deceased parents. There was nothing I disliked about Juliet.

The thing I really loved the most about this novel is how many great characters there are. The handsome, brooding,  male character, Halstead. Every interaction between Juliet and Halstead, the Duke, was fantastic. I loved to see the sparks flying between them. Talk about an emotional journey; Halstead's really made an impact on me. Side characters of Juliet's cousin Hugh, and Halstead's sister, Ellen, were delightful and some of my favorite. There was also obnoxious Aunt Agnes and Halstead and Ellen's mother. I tired of them quickly so I know they were written well. As for Halstead's domineering grandmother, she still was very likable and full of wisdom. 

Lovers of Regency Romance will consume this novel of romance, deception, tragedy, and healing. Buy this one today! 

Meet Author: Heidi Kimball

At a young age, Heidi perfected the art of hiding out so she could read instead of doing chores. One husband and four children later, not much has changed. She has an abiding love for peanut butter M&Ms, all things fall, and any book that can make her forget she is supposed to be keeping her children alive.

Heidi currently lives just north of Boston, in a charming old town in southern New Hampshire.

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  1. Squeeeeeeeeeee......this sounds soooo good! :)

  2. Totally the types of books I love and read!