Lyn Reviews Author Lily George’s Regency Romance & Giveaway

A Rumored EngagementA Rumored Engagement by Lily George

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Rumored Engagment is the first book I’ve read by author Lily George, a relatively new Love Inspired Historical author.

I am a real fan of Regency romance, having cut my teeth on Georgette Heyer’s Regencies as a teen.

I enjoyed Ms. George’s sweet tale. Her heroine Susannah Siddons was sympathetic, which means I liked her and wanted to read about her. And I found the situation a bit different from other Marriage of Convenience stories in that the hero left for the sea after the sham engagement.

I had some trouble warming up to her hero Daniel Hale. He seemed so immature compared to Susannah, but that was exactly the problem between them. Daniel had to face growing up.

A coming of age tale for the hero is unusual.

I also was intrigued with how Ms. George kept the story moving with just mundane village happenings. That’s not easy. However, the use of “’twas” was a really problem. It kept pulling me out of the story like a flat note. So I hope Ms. George will remove that from her “dictionary” before her next book.

So would I recommend this read? Yes, if you enjoy Regency romance and a lively heroine.

I have a slightly used copy. Leave a comment and be entered into a drawing to receive it.–Lyn

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4 Responses to Lyn Reviews Author Lily George’s Regency Romance & Giveaway

  1. Lori Y. says:

    I enjoy reading Regency romances too and would enjoy reading this book. Thank you for the chance to win. I hope your Fall is going well. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving.

  2. Britney Adams says:

    I enjoy Regency romance and look forward to adding Lily George to my TBR list! Thank you for the chance to win a copy of A Rumored Engagement!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  3. Lyn Cote says:

    Glad to hear from you, amyc!

  4. amyc says:

    I love Lily George’s stories. Thank you for the post, review and giveaway.
    Campbellamyd At gmail dot com