Monday, June 5, 2017

Blog Tour/Review: Romancing Daphne by Sarah M. Eden

Romancing Daphne, by Sarah M. Eden
2017, 328p, Clean Regency Romance
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way

As her first London Season looms before her, the thought of the impending social whirl fills Daphne Lancaster's timid heart with dread. She hasn't her sisters beauty nor their talent for conversing easily. Even her family's enviable connections may not be enough to prevent disaster.

But Daphne's misery turns to surprised delight when the first event of her Season brings an unexpected visitor to her door—James Tilburn, whose tender kindness stole her heart in her youth. When the handsome young gentleman expresses his desire to court her, Daphne is elated. Their feelings for each other quickly grow, and it appears that, much to Daphne s disbelief, her happily ever after is within reach.

Yet nothing is as it seems. The couple finds themselves caught in a tangled web of greed and deceit, leaving James and Daphne to determine whether they are willing to risk everything for true love.

Daphne Lancaster is timid so she is not looking forward to her first London season. She is excited, though, when James Tilburn shows up at her door. Six years ago, she had a brief encounter with him where he was kind to her but he didn't know who she was. James is currently dealing with some serious family issues and his desire to court Daphne isn't quite what it seems.

Daphne was easy to love from the beginning. She's timid, but has a lot of depth to her if anyone is interested in getting to know her better. I also liked James and felt bad for the way he was being manipulated. He was willing to make the best of a tough situation. As he got to know Daphne, he realized how amazing she was.

There were times that I thought the story moved slowly, but I enjoyed the character development so that didn't bother me. I enjoyed all the characters, even the ones that weren't very likable. Daphne's brother-in-law, The Duke of Kielder, aka The Dangerous Duke, is intimidating and I was glad he was on her side. There were some great interactions between him and James, and I was nervous for James at times.

I enjoyed this book from beginning to end! Sarah Eden is one of my favorite authors and she delivered once again!

Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today bestselling author of multiple historical romances, including AML's "2013 Novel of the Year" and Foreword Review’s 2013 “IndieFab Book of the Year” gold medal winner for Best Romance, Longing for Home, and the Whitney Award's "2014 Novel of the Year," Longing for Home: Hope Springs. Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances set against rich historical backdrops. She holds a Bachelor's degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library. Sarah lives with her husband, kids, and mischievous dog in the shadow of a snow-capped mountain she has never attempted to ski.

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*June 9th


sherry fundin said...

Great review. Sometimes the slow is so we can savor the moments. :-)
sherry @ fundinmental

Kellie said...

I am so excited to read this one!

Kathleen E Newberry said...

I love the Lancaster siblings. And I've been wondering about
Daphne. Ireally want to read this 1.

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