Unexpected Love: A Marriage of Convenience Anthology by Heather Chapman, et al. -- Book Tour Review
About the Book
Around the turn of the century, matches were made for all sorts of reasons–whether to keep a family together or simply to make ends meet. But love has a way of turning up in the most unexpected places! With four historical romance stories in one, this fun anthology will sweep you from the dance floors of aristocracy to the hearths of country living, leading to love through the most unusual circumstances.
About the Authors
Heather Chapman: Being the youngest of four sisters (and one very tolerant older brother), Heather grew up on a steady diet of chocolate, Jane Austen, Anne of Green Gables, Audrey Hepburn, and the other staples of female literature and moviedom. These stories inspired Heather, and she began writing at a young age. After meeting and marrying her husband Mark, Heather graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University and settled down in a small farming community with her husband and four children. In her spare time, Heather enjoys volleyball, piano, the outdoors, and just about anything creative.
Mandi Ellsworth: Mandi is an avid reader, a slow jogger, and disinterested in board games of any kind. She lives in Utah with her husband, three children and no pets.
Paula Kremser: Paula Kremser focused on a career in science for a few years after graduating from Brigham Young University. Several years later when she moved with her young family to England, Paula seized the opportunity to focus on her love of the Regency Era. The enchantment of the aristocracy and the fascinating stories from every stately home she visits have been both research and inspiration for her first novel, “Sophia,” and second, “To Suit a Suitor.”
Ashtyn Newbold: Ashtyn Newbold discovered a love of writing early in high school. Inspired by regency period romance, she wrote her first novel at the age of sixteen. Because she can’t vacation in her favorite historical time periods, she writes about them instead. When not crafting handsome historical heroes, she enjoys baking, sewing, music, and spoiling her dog. She dreams of traveling to England and Ireland. Ashtyn is currently studying English and creative writing at Utah Valley University. She lives in Lehi, Utah with her family and is the author of “Mischief and Manors.”
Authors Heather Chapman, Mandi Ellsworth, Paula Kremsler, and Ashtyn Newbold have come together and create a delightfully fun and sweet romantic novella collection in their book Unexpected Love: A Marriage of Convenience Anthology. I love how each author has her own voice and has written an engaging, pleasant, and charmingly romantic read. Each story, as mentioned in the title, is a marriage of convenience and will leave readers with a happy warm and fuzzy feeling at the end. In each story, readers will enter a magical world of historical romance.
Genre: historical, romance, marriage, anthologies, novella
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Publication date: March 1, 2017
Number of pages: 256
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 stars
A print review copy of this book was provided by Cedar Fort. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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