Book Review #161: Seasons of Love

Author: Emily Murdoch

Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction, Regency Romance, Historical Fiction

Language: English 

Series, if any: The Regence Romance series, Book 1-4

Publisher: Endeavour Press

Date of publication: 19 August 2016

No. Of pages: 286

Synopsis: 

A Christmas Surprise

For the last 30 years Lord Robert, the Viscount of Marchwood has kept the family tradition of throwing a grand Christmas Ball. But this year, his only child, Lady Audrey is going to come out to the aociety. With rumors of dwindling family fortune, Lord Robert intends to secure a suitable and prosperous match. But what happens when fate throws in its own twist of Christmas surprise?

A Valentine’s Secret

Jonathon Brodie has lived all his life in the village of Maplebridge. Against all the expectations, Jonathon falls in love with Penelope, the adopted daughter of the local florist. He wants to declare his heart out. And he found the ingenious way of doing it. If only his Valentine gift doesn’t backfire. 

A June Wedding

Victoria Walsingham has only been in love with Issac Quinn, the son of the Duke of Daventry. But standing at the opposites of the social spectrum drive a wedge between the two lovers. Now the circumstances has changed; Victoria is the sister of the Earl of Cheshire. Only problem is Issac is soon getting married to Miss Hestia Royce. Will time run out for the two lovers?

A Harvest Passion

School teacher Leo Tyndale has returned to the English countryside after a five year stint in India. And he is unable to understand why he can not get the local source of gossip Hesta Royce out of his mind. Will happiness be in the cards?

Review: 

I have already read one of the books from this series, and at that time also it didn’t set very well with me. The compilation of the whole series was definitely a plus pount for me since I hate unfinished business. But what I did not like is that after the reading the book the only feeling that I can describe is: “Wow! This is a short story compilation of Happily-ever-afters.” All the stories have pretty similar plotline revolving around societal status and love rising above it. But beyond that. There is not much that I can recommend and vouch for. The characters are lack lusture and the connect between the series can be only described as faint or meagre. Even the cover inage and the title resounds with the whole happily-ever-after concept. 

My opinion: This is a very short review because honestly there isn’t much to talk about here. If you are bored and want to take a break from all the heavy reading you are doing, you can definitely pick it up. 

My rating: 2 out of 5

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