Beauty and the Blacksmith: A Spindle Cove Novella

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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...

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Overview

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?

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062238856
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/2/2013
  • Series: Spindle Cove Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 125,546
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Tessa Dare is a part-time librarian,full-time mommy, and swing-shift author ofhistorical romance. She makes her home inSouthern California, where she shares a cozy,cluttered bungalow with her husband,their two children, and a big brown dog.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Great

    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

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Anonymous

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Historical

    Not as good as some other Tessa Dare books I have read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2013

    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books!*** Beauty and the Black

    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books!***

    Beauty and the Blacksmith by Tessa Dare
    Book 3.5 of the Spindle Cove series
    Publisher: Avon Impulse
    Publication Date: April 30, 2013
    Rating: 4 stars
    Source: eARC from Edelweiss

    ***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

    Summary (from Goodreads):

    At last, Diana gets a romance of her own! But with the last man anyone in Spindle Cove expects...

    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 his forge, his strong hands feel so right.

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


    What I Liked:

    First, a warning: I have not read any of the other books in this Spindle Cove series. In fact, I've never read anything by Tessa Dare. So, I may not know the relationships of some characters to others, or background of the setting or several characters, or so on. Nevertheless, that did not stop me from understanding and enjoying this book

    I really liked this book. It is a novella, and therefore, it is short, but it is fun and swoony and so CUTE! I was thrilled by the character development in this book, despite the brevity of the story. Diana is a sturdy character from the beginning, but she definitely develops some more backbone as the story progresses. 

    Aaron is FABULOUS. Ever since Will Turner, I have acquired a liking for blacksmiths. Well, Aaron is no exception. Right from the start, he is one to make your heartstrings kick. He did not undergo too much character development, but I feel like he didn't need to. But maybe I am just biased. *wink wink*

    Even though I have not read any of the other Spindle Cove books, I got a good feel and understanding of the setting of the story. The place of the story is exquisitely described, and subtly, the author draws the readers into Spindle Cove. The time period is unmistakably historical - Regency, if I am not mistaken. I love Regency-era fiction. But that is no secret.

    YAY for no love triangle! No foreseeable love triangle, anyway. Diana and Aaron get a nice ending, as is expected. But it is a CUTE ending. This book is so cute. I love the sort-of proposal scene. If you read the novella, you will love it as well. 

    I know this is a novella, but when this book ended, I was dying for more! Good thing there was a preview of the next book that filled the last 25% of this book, right? NO. Because now I want more of that book! I think I have found myself a new historical fiction author to love!


    What I Did Not Like:

    I don't really have any complaints with this book. I enjoyed it; it was a quick and engaging read. Why 4 stars and not 5 stars? It feels like a 4-star book to me. It's a great historical fiction read! 


    Would I Recommend It:

    Of course I would! Especially if you have read the previous books in this series, or plan on doing so. Although, my recommendation would be to read the series in order. BUT, as with me, it is not necessary.


    Rating:

    4 stars. This novella is absolutely adorable!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Don't let this get away! 4.5 stars. As the most beautiful of the

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    Good

    I enjoyed the personality of both a heroin and hero.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    Great

    Another Spindle Cove series story I fell in love with !

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  • Posted April 7, 2014

    Another great short story read from the Spindle Cove series. Dia

    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 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Very sweet

    This was a good story, especially for a novella, good characters, good storyline, sweet romance, really enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Silvia

    Walks to aplo

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Payton

    She smiles

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Elise

    She runs to naplo

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Will

    Wrap his around u gtg bbl

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    BEAUTY AND THE BLACKSMITH by Tessa Dare is an interesting Regenc

    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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  • Posted September 6, 2013

    Beauty and the Blacksmith is a wonderful book its funny and roma

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Better If Longer

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Good read

    Liked the story, this was my first spindle cove story i've read, i will read the others

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    Short & Sweet

    Great quick read when you are a Spindle Cove fan!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    It has it all!

    The novella has humor, love and slippery eel. I loved it. Excellent way to continue the series.

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    This was a really short fun read. If you are wanting something

    This was a really short fun read. If you are wanting something that is a fun short read then this is the book for you. There wasn't really much to the book but a good attraction between two characters. Since it was so short the characters or the plot didn't get really in depth.

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