- Title: Until Vienna
- Author: Heather B. Moore
- Series: Romance on the Orient Express #3
- Publisher : Covenant Communications, Inc. (April 2, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 176 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1524415421
- ISBN-13 : 978-1524415426
***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own***
Once aboard the Orient Express, Gigi is pleased to discover that not everyone on the tour is in their twilight years: Clyde Haskins, an energetic young art professor from the University of London, will serve as the group’s tour guide. Clyde is equally intrigued that a young lady has joined the tour, and Aunt Rowena and her friends immediately set out to play matchmaker. Clyde and Gigi both find humor in Aunt Rowena’s antics despite knowing that each is determined to keep their heart carefully guarded. Yet, the enchantment of their European exploration weaves an undeniable spell between them. When their journey ends, can their holiday love story endure the obstacles of real life?
Oh, how I loved, Until Vienna. I often can relate to a character so well that it feels like I'm living the same experience as the character. I loved the sweet, kind, and loyal Gigi. Even though she had lived through many disappointing things in her life, Gigi was still happy for others and their good fortune. Then there is Professor Clyde Haskins who is leading the art tour across Europe. Right off, Gigi is attracted to Clyde but he lets everyone know that he is a confirmed bachelor. Gigi's Aunt Rowena does her best to bring the two young people together. Many funny things happen as Aunt Rowena and her two friends try their hand at matchmaking. I loved how cool and collected both Gigi and Clyde were when it came to the older women and their shenanigans.
This series is so wonderful as we get to travel on the Orient Express with the characters. It was a wonderful premise when I first heard about it and I haven't been disappointed. I really loved the stops along the way in this novel. I felt like I was perusing the art galleries right along with the characters. The whole book felt like this animated dance between the main characters. Some days it was elegant and others it was quite awkward. Nevertheless, I loved to be there to see how their friendship developed leading to something much more.
This book can be read alone even if you haven't read the first two books in the series. Until Vienna was a pleasure to read and quite entertaining too. Heather Moore once again, writes an incredible romance, this time showing that second chances are there if we only reach out and take them.
Heather B. Moore is a four-time USA Today bestseller and award-winning author of more than seventy publications. Heather graduated from Brigham Young University with a major in Fashion Merchandising and minor in Business Management–which has absolutely nothing to do with writing novels. But at least she can balance a mean checkbook and color-coordinate her kids’ school clothes.
Heather writes historical novels and thrillers under H.B. Moore. She also writes women’s fiction, romance, and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore, including the Pine Valley series, The Newport Ladies Book Club, and the Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthologies. Heather’s USA Today bestselling titles include Heart of the Ocean, Mail Order Bride, Mistress Grim, and Poetic Justice. Heather also writes Young Adult speculative under pen name Jane Redd, which includes the Solstice series. Foreign publications include Das Grab der Konigin (Germany), Drommen om lykke (Norway), and Sommer og kjaerlighet (Norway).
Heather is a hybrid author, traditionally publishing with Thomas & Mercer, Kindle Press, StoryFront, Shadow Mountain, Covenant Communications, Tantor Audio, Brilliance Audio, Cappelen Damm, and Amazon Crossing. She is represented by Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret Literary Agency. Foreign rights or subsidiary rights inquiries, please contact Lauren Abramo: labramo (at) dystel (dot) com
If you’re an aspiring writer, she also manages the editing company: www.precisioneditinggroup.com
Literary Awards include:
4-time Whitney Award Winner
6-time Best of State Winner
3-time Rone Award Winner
Maggie Award Winner for Best in Short Contemporary Romance
NERFA Finalist for Contemporary Romance
Trumpet Award from Covenant Communications
Don Knotts Silver Bullet Finalist
Gold Award of Excellence by League of Utah Writers
Quill Award from the League of Utah Writers
Swoony Award for Best Romance Anthology