A Grand Tour

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A Grand Tour by Anthea Lawson, Jennifer Moore, Heather B. Moore

A LORD'S CHANCE by Anthea Lawson: After her first romance ends in disaster, Miss Isabelle Strathmore vows never to fall in love again. She will travel, certainly, and see the world, but it will be a spinster's life for her. She has learned the most painful lesson of all--that her heart simply cannot be trusted. Gavin Reed, the Earl of Jasper, is unexpectedly charmed by Isabelle. Past encounters have made him wary of taking a chance on love, but by the end of the Grand Tour, he is determined to make Miss Strathmore his wife. But fate has more in store than either of them guesses. Beneath the Mediterranean sun, can Isabelle and Lord Jasper find their happily ever after before disaster strikes?

FALLING IN ROME by Jennifer Moore: Chaperoning two young women on their grand tour is the opportunity of a lifetime for Eleanor Doyle. Although she's an expert in many languages, her gender has made further education impossible. If the tour is successful, the young women's parents have promised her a position at a university in London. Eleanor hopes to instill her charges with a love of Rome, but not until they meet up with a group of young gentlemen and their fascinating professor, Russell Kendrick, do the young ladies show any interest at all. Attraction blossoms between Eleanor and Ken, but Eleanor's future depends on maintaining propriety. The headstrong charges have other ideas, and Ken and Eleanor will have to decide which is most important, accolades in the academic world, or being with the one they love.

A SECRET ARRANGEMENT by Heather B. Moore: Evelyn Tucker has finally graduated from finishing school, but dreads living with her widowed aunt. On the appointed day, Aunt Margaret comes to collection Evelyn, and Margaret informs her that they're going on a Grand Tour to spend as much of the estate money they can before a distant cousin inherits all. When Henry Gaiman discovers he's inherited his distant uncle's estate, he loathes the thought of returning to England since he'd rather continue with his archaeology dig in Egypt. Return he must, and there, he meets Evelyn, a woman who will change his world in more ways than one.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158717390
Publisher: Mirror Press, LLC
Publication date: 11/17/2017
Series: Timeless Victorian Collection , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 231,089
File size: 1 MB

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A Grand Tour 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
WishEnd More than 1 year ago
A GRAND TOUR is a truly enjoyable collection of three stories where the English heroines are touring the world and find unexpected love. The historical settings come alive as do these characters, pulling the reader in. Highly recommended to sweet historical romance readers! A LORD’S CHANCE by Anthea Lawson: I loved this story! I loved the characters and how they find themselves attracted to each other against their best intentions. They are characters I love on their own, but putting them together as a couple is even better. Great dialogue, fabulous chemistry, and some brilliant humor as well. I'll be looking for more from this author. FALLING IN ROME by Jennifer Moore: It's not often that these stories involve older (not really that old - just in their thirties) characters, but I found it to be a fun change. The story was paced well and little by little these characters became better acquainted and I fell for them as they did so. It's a very sweet story and I enjoyed it from beginning to end. A SECRET ARRANGEMENT by Heather B. Moore: This story was unexpected in the way these characters first meet, in the leading man being an archaeologist with no interest in romance, and how they end up falling for each other. There was some drama when Henry didn't realize how selfish and foolish he was being instead of seeing others for who they are and what they want. There was more at play than just his life and he had to redeem himself. Thank goodness, he did. Another delightful read from this author! In the end, was it what I wished for? I really loved these stories! They were all interesting in their historical settings, had wonderful characters, swoon-worthy moments, and happily-ever-afters. Just what I was looking for. Content: Clean Source: I received a complimentary copy through ebooksforreview.com, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
A strong collection of stories that take our English characters abroad to the Continent with adventure and romance! Two of the stories are focused on archaeology and it was fascinating to learn more about the relatively recent discovery and uncovering of ancient ruins. I was surprised by how little oversight there was by the country or government, and could see the controversy over removing the artifacts for a greater population of British to witness and appreciate versus keeping them in their original location where they "belong." Each story had a good plot, arc, and romance, and it was an enjoyable collection to read with settings that are a bit unusual for the genre. (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)
L_Lindsey More than 1 year ago
A Grand Tour Collection was truly delightful. One plus was its Victorian setting, one not usually taken and yet fascinating. What topped my list was being captured as a reader into different countries rather than the drab and typical English ballroom. I loved the settings of the Mediterranean, Rome and Egypt! Each author mixed a bit of challenge into the romance along with strong likeable characters. Another hit in this fun collection.
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
As I've read different Regency or Victorian books, I've occasionally read about people taking a "Grand Tour" around the continent. It usually just remains a vague, casual mention--maybe sharing a few things they saw or places they visited, but not much more than that. As I read this book, I found myself very intrigue by this "vacation" for the wealthy. A LORD'S CHANCE took place in the Mediterranean, which isn't a place that I would assume would be on a high priority list to visit, but it sounds like I'm wrong. Both Isabelle and Gavin have been burned by others in the past and neither one of them is looking for love, but guess what? It creeps up on them and finds them once again. There are many crazy adventures found within these pages--things that cause these characters some deep, inner reflections and it was fun watching it all unfold. I really enjoyed the setting, motives, and, of course, the romance. FALLING IN ROME really brought to life the fact that these "Grand Tours" were probably used to rub money in others' faces, as well as yet another social scene where gossip and connections abound. Eleanor and Ken are both very smart and learned individuals and that right there is attractive to them both. I loved learning some history of Italy, while also watching two clever individuals maneuver their pathway to love. A SECRET ARRANGEMENT was fascinating because Egypt! While Evelyn is surprised with a grand tour and her aunt's secret, she is even more surprised with Henry. The whole situation captured my attention from the start and held it throughout the book. I really enjoyed the characters and their emotions and reactions to the different events that occurred throughout the story. Such a fun cap to my own grand tour. Overall, this really is an enjoyable jaunt to the past and all of the romances are so sweet (and clean). I look forward to the next installment. Content: clean *I voluntarily reviewed this copy and received no compensation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
A Grand Tour is part of the Timeless Victorian Collection. It is a collection of three stories by three different authors. These stories include: Lord’s Chance by Anthea Lawson Falling in Rome by Jennifer Moore A Secret Arrangement by Heather B. Moore I loved these stories and enjoyed my first introduction to Anthea Lawson’s writing. I will look forward to more by her. I cannot decide which story I enjoyed this most. Jennifer Moore and Heather B Moore are among my must read authors and they did not disappoint here. I give this book 5 stars. I received this book from the author, but was not required to write a review. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
hmgreen More than 1 year ago
The first book was my least favorite of the three. I felt like the characters relationship went from barely knowing each other to wedding proposal. The pacing was off. I had to check back to see if I'd missed pages because it happened so fast. The pacing of the other two was good and the characters were developed. The story lines were good an interesting. On the whole, though, this collection was somewhat boring. It wasn't something I couldn't put down or wait to get back to when I had to put it down. It was clean. I'm really glad for that. I wouldn't read it again. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Austen-Heyer-fan More than 1 year ago
A Lord's Chance by Anthea Lawson (3 1/2 stars) Two people wary of love find it whilst traveling on a ship around the Mediterranean. Lovely, sweet story with some subtle but fun secondary characters. I've never read Anthea Lawson, but will. She's a good writer! Falling in Rome by Jennifer Moore (3 1/2 stars) Delightful! A bluestocking, ambitious woman meets a man who can respect her and her intellect! A sweet, well-written story. Jennifer Moore is a solid writer who delivers romance in a wide variety of settings. I own all of her novels and enjoy her writing. A Secret Arrangement by Heather B. Moore (3 stars) A nice story, but I have to admit to being a bit disappointed. Heather B. Moore is one of my favorite writers and, although all the elements of a fabulous story were in place, I didn't connect with the characters. My disappointment is rather vague and hard to put my finger on. Almost every character ended up acting in a way very different than first laid out for the reader. Why didn't Evelyn write to her best friend, at all? Or even feel remotely guilty about going against all their plans? Why did Henry need to confess in front of everyone, or why at all? I didn't mind that the aunt changed after the uncle died, but everyone in this book changed, except Evelyn. It all just felt choppy. Too much telling, not enough experiencing. Now I feel like I've ripped on it too much! It truly is a fine story and an enjoyable read. My rating system: *lousy, **ok, ***good, ****very good, *****something special
momisreading More than 1 year ago
Take a Mediterranean cruise, spend some time in Italy and finish your tour in Egypt. I loved my travels! Each story is unique and interesting. The characters are varied and easy to love. There are also some great side characters! I was very excited about this collection. Anthea Lawson was a new author to me (I quickly became a fan), but Jennifer Moore and Heather B. Moore are two of my favorite authors. So, I had high expectations for this collection. It definitely delivered!! I received a complimentary copy of the book, which I voluntarily reviewed. I have given my honest opinion.
mara1108 More than 1 year ago
I loved this collection! If you're like me and will probably never get to travel to the Mediterranean, Italy or Egypt you can take your own 'grand tour' while reading this trio of clean Victorian romances. A LORD’S CHANCE by Anthea Lawson. This is a new author for me and I enjoyed this story of Isabelle Strathmore and Gavin Reed, the Lord of Jasper. Isabelle and Gavin were both previously taken in by suitors who were after only money and title, which led to her not trusting her heart, and him being wary of all women. Will spending time together on a ship unlock their hearts to allow love in? I liked how Isabelle and Gavin got to know each other while touring the stops on their Grand Tour. Sometimes first impressions aren't a true representation of a person. FALLING IN ROME by Jennifer Moore. Eleanor Doyle is chaperon to the Blakely sisters on their grand tour, with hopes of becoming a research assistant in the Archaeology and Ancient History department at a new university in London upon their return home. Russell Kendrick, a professor, has a trio of young men who are his students. Eleanor is very intelligent and can read several languages but because she's a woman she will never be able to be at teacher. Ken loves her intelligence and they share a common interest in archeology. When he makes an amazing discovery (with Eleanor's help) he's offered his dream job, but will he take it if it means being away from Eleanor? I loved this love story because it wasn't he's so handsome and she's so beautiful, although I'm sure they each thought that. They shared a common interest and he wasn't put off or insulted that she knew more than he did on certain subjects. The secondary storyline involving one of the Blakely sisters showed how easily a woman's reputation could be ruined by mistaking something completely innocent and above board. I'm glad all 3 women got their happily ever afters. A SECRET ARRANGEMENT by Heather B. Moore. Evelyn Tucker has just graduated from finishing school and expects to return to a drab existence, but when her aunt comes to pick her up she's a different woman than the one who brought her to the school. Her uncle has recently died and her aunt is taking her on a Grand Tour spending money from the estate. Meanwhile, Henry Gaiman is on an archeological dig in Egypt when he finds out he's inherited an estate from a distant uncle. He reluctantly goes to England to let his widowed aunt know she can continue living in her home, but has trouble to tracking her down, and he ends up on the train with them. He's immediately taken with the shy Evelyn who is very interested in his dig in Egypt. He comes up with a scheme to avoid Mrs. Lillian Worthen, the benefactress of his dig, which involves him spending a lot of time with Evelyn. Of course he truly falls in love with shy Evelyn. I knew Henry and Evelyn would fall in love when they were talking on the train, but didn't know the roundabout way they'd go about it. I enjoy reading Heather B. Moore's books because she makes me feel as if I'm there. I didn't feel as if any of these 3 stories were novellas. The characters were fully developed and the stories flowed as if they were novels.
yellowrubyjewels More than 1 year ago
Anyone ready for a trip to the Mediterranean? How about Rome or Egypt? Well if you can't get there then this Victorian collection was a lot of fun and had me feeling transported to these different locations. Three ladies, each on a grand tour, two believing they'll remain spinsters, one fresh out of finishing school. Each have experienced heartache in their lives. Each a scholar, albeit somewhat secretly. Each encountering someone who turns their worlds upside down and has them questioning their plans. Even though these were novellas, I have to say, I felt like the stories were delivered and wrapped up nicely without feeling like I missed out on growth and on having enough information to feel happily satisfied with the whole story. I will say that Heather B. Moore's story had me wanting to go back and rewatch the BBC version of "Wives and Daughters" by Elizabeth Gaskell. No Heather's story was not the same as Gaskell's but the similarities of the heroes being in a desert climate excavating and studying and the heroine being interested had me thinking about Gaskell's story. If there's any "Wives and Daughters" fans then I think you'll really enjoy this novella. Definitely enjoyed my time spent being swept away to different lands and cultures while enjoying some sweet and clean romances and learning some history as well. Content: Clean I received a review copy. All thoughts and opinions in the review are my own. Happy Reading!!!
AE2 More than 1 year ago
A LORD’S CHANCE by Anthea Lawson Isabelle Strathmore, having been on the receiving end of heartbreak, will never fall in love again. Instead, she'll travel and see the world and keep her heart to herself. Gavin Reed, having been pursued by too many fortune hunters, is wary of women. Neither is expecting to fall for someone, and yet, as they spend time together on their Mediterranean cruise, they are drawn to each other. This was an enjoyable story. I liked seeing Isabelle and Gavin overcome their reservations about the opposite sex. I also really liked seeing how Gavin went from disdainful to romantic. FALLING IN ROME by Jennifer Moore Eleanor Doyle is chaperoning two sisters on their grand tour; if she can successfully keep them out of trouble, their father will ensure a research position at a London university. In Rome, they meet Russell Kendrick, a professor, and his three students. While Eleanor enjoys Ken's company very much, one of her wards is overly interested in one of his students, and as much as Eleanor wants to help Ken as he uncovers Roman relics, she can't risk losing the position she has worked so hard for. I loved seeing the romance in this book--especially since it had a lot to do with Eleanor's and Ken's intellectual compatibility. i also really liked the plot line of exploring and discovering Roman ruins. A SECRET ARRANGEMENT by Heather B. Moore Henry Gaiman is engrossed in his archaeological work in Egypt and inheriting an estate when a distant uncle dies is a hindrance to his work, but he dutifully heads to England to make arrangements--including tracking down his uncle's widow to assure her that she will be able to keep her home. He's not prepared to meet his aunt's charge, Evelyn Tucker, freshly graduation from finishing school. Evelyn seems genuinely interested in Henry's work--and he finds himself interested in her. This was another great story. Again, I really enjoyed the archaeological aspect as well as the romance. This was such a fun collection; I loved all three couples as well as the chance to see a bit of the Mediterranean, Rome, and Egypt. I've really enjoyed the Timeless Regency books and I'm excited that they've branched out into the Victorian era as well. I received a free copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.