Beauty and the Blacksmith: A Spindle Cove Novella

Beauty and the Blacksmith: A Spindle Cove Novella

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by Tessa Dare
     
 

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Take a trip to Spindle Cove in New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare's gorgeous and sexy Regency romance

Beautiful and elegant, Miss Diana Highwood is destined to marry a wealthy, well-placed nobleman. At least that's what her mother has loudly declared to everyone in Spindle Cove.

But Diana's not excited by dukes and lords. The only

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Take a trip to Spindle Cove in New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare's gorgeous and sexy Regency romance

Beautiful and elegant, Miss Diana Highwood is destined to marry a wealthy, well-placed nobleman. At least that's what her mother has loudly declared to everyone in Spindle Cove.

But Diana's not excited by dukes and lords. The only man who makes her heart pound is the village blacksmith, Aaron Dawes. By birth and fortune, they couldn't be more wrong for each other . . . but during stolen, steamy moments in the smithy, his strong hands feel so right.

Is their love forged strong enough to last, or are they just playing with fire?

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Blacksmith Aaron Dawes never forgot the day he laid eyes on Miss Diana Highwood. But would this aristocratic, elegant, and easily most beautiful woman in the county be courted by a village smithy? For two years, Aaron and Diana observe the social proprieties while fighting the slow burn of mutual attraction. Marriage out their respective classes is unthinkable. Diana’s mother is holding out for a duke for her daughter, and Aaron needs a woman who can be a helpmate in his trade. Is it a love to last a lifetime or will practicality rule the day?

Verdict This classic story of love across the social divide matches two characters who are strong and compassionate in their love for each other. The intricacies of village life coupled with a lively group of supporting characters make for an engrossing read. A great title for Regency romance readers.—Debra M. Dudek, Fountaindale P.L. Dist., Bolingbrook, IL
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062238856
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/02/2013
Series:
Spindle Cove Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
216,851
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Tessa Dare is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of more than a dozen historical romances. A librarian by training and a book-lover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a pair of cosmic kittens.

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Beauty and the Blacksmith: A Spindle Cove Novella 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like hot period romances, dont miss tessas books. She never disappoints. I especially love all her spindle cove books and look forward to more. No love triangles! And each story is stand alone! And these girls arent snarky witches. Phyl p
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short, sweet and to the point. Maybe not as steamy or intense as some of the other love stories by Dare, but still a charming and heartfelt story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With passion, mystery, and forbidden love. 112 pages but alot of story built into it. I loved it and ighly recommend!
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Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
Don't let this get away! 4.5 stars. As the most beautiful of the Highwood daughters, Diana's mother has long planned to marry her to nobility. Perhaps even a Duke. Powerful - and yet sensitive blacksmith Aaron Dawes, can shoe a horse OR mend a lady's locket with equal skill. Funny how Diana's necklace claps keep getting broken - they couldn't be more damaged if someone smashed them against a rock... This short Regency novella offers a great taste of Dare's Spindle Cove world, and can be read either in sequence with the others, or as a stand-alone. One of the things I really liked is that Aaron loves Diana for more than her beauty - her compassion is what first made him notice her, and while Aaron's build is impressive, Diana loves his creative side. Brimming with humor(days later I'm still snorting over "It got away!" in reference to a dinner Diana was attempting to cook) and scorchingly hot, this is a delightful little romance.
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I enjoyed the personality of both a heroin and hero.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another Spindle Cove series story I fell in love with !
camaibarb More than 1 year ago
Another great short story read from the Spindle Cove series. Diana got a real back bone and went after who and what she wanted. Aaron was a true down to earth hero. Loved the story 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as some other Tessa Dare books I have read.
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This was a good story, especially for a novella, good characters, good storyline, sweet romance, really enjoyed it.
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MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
BEAUTY AND THE BLACKSMITH by Tessa Dare is an interesting Regency Historical Romance in the Spindle Cove series. #3.5 in the "Spindle Cove"series, but can be read as a stand alone. A novella. A quick,fast paced story. This is Miss Diana Highwood and Aaron Dawes,the village blacksmith's story and what a story. If you have never been to Spindle Cove you are in for a treat,if you have, than you know what a delicious story "Beauty and the Blacksmith" is turn out to be. Can passion forged in a smithy be true and strong, or will social class separate these two young lovers? To find out visit Spindle Cove, you will not be disappointed. Beauty and the Beast look out here comes Diana and Aaron! A wonderful story! Received for an honest review from the publisher and Edelweiss. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: MILD REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
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maria1213 More than 1 year ago
Beauty and the Blacksmith is a wonderful book its funny and romantic at the same time its just a good book to read
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I had been eagerly antcipating the story of Diana Highwood and Aaron Dawes after readibg about Finn Bright's accident in the first book of this series. Alas, when I read thus novella, I ended up wanting more about this couple. It IS a nice addition to the series, but I felt that said story could had been extended with more pages.For instance, the exploration between the differing social class, in which said conflict is later explored in the fourth full-length novel, could have been extended, given that said social conflict has reversed positions for the main couples in this novella and the fourth book. Also, I would have liked an extended resolution about Miss Betram's case. Lastly, the robbery could have been extended, too. That said, Aaron and Diana are a great couple. I'm glad they had a story, short as it may be un my eyes.