Tuesday, June 21, 2022
To Kiss a Wallflower-Timeless Regency Collection By Jen Geigle Johnson, Heather B. Moore, and Anneka R. Walker-Book Review
What a refreshing change in this new Timeless Regency Collection. The "stars" of each story are a female that would be considered a "Wallflower" and a bit more shy and reserved. I loved how each story was written so cute and each so different from the other.
The Wallflower's Dance by Jen Geigle Johnson was a friends-to-lovers trope. Lottie and Denny have a sweet relationship that they both have taken advantage of through the years & not realizing what they truly had. Once Lottie comes into an inheritance this wallflower becomes instantly popular. I loved how Lottie and Denny dance a new dance around each other when they both realize what is at stake.
Letters to a Wallflower by Heather B. Moore was a fun story. Ellen is not truly a wallflower but a diamond of the first water in society. In other words, she's the one most men want. Poor Ellen is so tired of the whole game and just wants to stay home and work in her rose garden. Her mother though is putting pressure on her to marry. For one night and with a wager with her cousin, Ellen becomes a wallflower to get away from the inner circle of society and the presses of men.
Lord Ravenshire has the same problem with a mother who wants him married sooner rather than later. He knows he needs to be there for the Season trying to find a wife but his concerns lie back home with the Merino Sheep the Prince Regent has left in his care. One night he decides to dance with the women at the back of the room; the wallflowers. This story felt like a long novel and I wish it had been. Ellen and Aaron strike a bargain to get away from societal demands by helping each other but they chewed off more than they bargained for.
To Marry a Wallflower by Anneka R. Walker was such a darling premise of two people having to marry without knowing each other. They both decide to find out about the other by undergoing small deceptions. In the long run, the joke is going to be on both of them when they find out something very surprising. I really liked the characters of Charlotte and Lord Templeton and the letters written to introduce themselves. This was a very clever idea.
All three of these novellas are great and fun to read. This change of pace of women who would prefer to stay out of the spotlight makes for some interesting and delightfully told stories.
***Meet the Authors***
Jen Geigle Johnson
Heather B. Moore
Anneka Walker was raised by a librarian and an English teacher turned judge. After being fed a steady diet of books, she decided to learn about writing. The result was a bachelor's degree in English and History. When she isn't dreaming up a happy ending for a story, she's busy living her own together with her husband and adorable children.
Learn more about Anneka and her books
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