A Midwinter Ball

A Midwinter Ball

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Join three bestselling regency romance authors, Heidi Ashworth, Annette Lyon, and Michele Paige Holmes, for three new regency romance novellas in A MIDWINTER BALL.

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BN ID: 2940158040887
Publisher: Mirror Press, LLC
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Series: Timeless Regency Collection Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 151,420
File size: 1 MB

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A Midwinter Ball 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stiff but enjoyable. Not much tension in the plot.
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lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
There's something so charming about a Regency era ball and in each f these stories, the heroine is not the belle of the ball, which makes each offering even more endearing. I love to visual the settings--the gowns, the anticipation, the dancing...how romantic. I found each book in the set to be satisfying, although they're each just about 100 pages long. Of course, I would be happy with more length, but each was perfect to pick up here and there. MUCH ADO ABOUT DANCING gives us a feisty young lady and a cocky gentleman. Analisa has given herself up for spinsterhood, since Lord Northrup spoke for her years earlier but hasn't done a thing about securing the marriage. The growth that happens with each of them is very tender and well worthwhile. My heart went out to Olivia in SWEETER THAN ANY DREAM. Her overbearing "mother" and aunt are cold, precise, and proper, yet she finds a way to let a little sunshine into her life. I found myself cheering her antics on, especially when she finally becomes brave. AN INVITATION TO DANCE shows a flawed man and a strong woman. Ella is strong and determined and goes along with a ploy, thinking her father's hand is in it, but she's surprised by a few discoveries along the way. I love how she's the one who can help Alex with his struggles. This whole collection is sweet and gentle, while still giving the reader some entertainment. Content: mild romance *I received a copy, which had no influence on my thoughts and opinions.*
TheBookmaiden More than 1 year ago
Ridiculous but Clean - The first novella is completely anachronistic and far-fetched, eliciting endless eye rolls and cringes from me. The second is better but has stilted language culled from novels of that era but not harmoniously united. The third was enjoyable for, though having neither a realistic plot nor historical diction, it was charmingly written - despite the multitude of historical fiction clichés. The previous volume, Autumn Masquerade was much better. I almost didn't finish it, but I'm glad I did as the last one reconciled me to the expenditure of time, if not the purchase cost.
JewelsLVIUTAH More than 1 year ago
Much Ado About Dancing by Heidi Ashworth I loved this story. I can't image how hard it would be to have your parents pick out a betrothed for you. To grow up knowing you are to marry that person and for them to stop others from showing any interest in you because of their claim is just crazy. It was fun to see Analisa grow and mature through the book and to see past her reservations! What a great story! Sweeter Than Any Dream by: Annette Lyon This was such a fun read. Olivia doomed to be a spinster for life and controlled by her Mother and Aunt.....I was happy to see that she learned she needed to stand up for herself and that she needed her own voice. I have always been very outspoken so it is something I believe in full-heartedly. It was so great to see Olivia and Edward both get a happily ever after neither expected to happen! Great job Annette! An Invitation to Dance by:Michele Paige Holmes Every great relationship is built on a beautiful friendship and that is exactly what Ella and Alex were able to form. Neither ever seeing anything less than the best of each other. What an awesome romance! This was a great ending to this trio of stories! I enjoyed them all! Note: I was given an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful compilation of novellas that involve a winter ball in the setting. In each story the event propels the plot forward and serves as a catalyst for change in the relationship between the main characters. There's something special and almost magical about the energy of a dance that is so looked forward to, especially in those times. I enjoyed all the stories and felt drawn into the conflict and resolution each presented. The first story was a bit choppy, but I really liked the premise of the long absent fiancè making a sudden reappearance in Analisa's life. Daydreaming Olivia from the second story was easy to relate to with her imagination, but I could never have the patience she did with her abusive relatives! I loved the adventurous spirit of Ella in the last story and the hesitant relationship with her former fiancé’s grumpy friend. This is a collection I will be re-reading for sure! (Thank you to Ebooks For Review for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
Brookes_Books More than 1 year ago
Received ebook in exchange for an honest review. My Review: I am thrilled that A Timeless Romance Anthology has started putting together the Timeless Regency Collections. The first is Autumn Masquerade and this one is the 2nd collection. Next will be Spring in Hyde Park. Each of these stories follows a woman who is in need of change in her life. She may be smothered by overprotective families or lonely or isolated from society. This need within each of the women helps them to make decisions that propel them in to a different place in their lives. By being brave they find happiness and love. Warnings: None I would let my 17 year old read this collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading A Midwinter Ball, the recent release of the Timeless Regency Collection which comprises three novellas by Heidi Ashworth, Annette Lyon, and Michele Paige Holmes. With clever plots, genuine characters, and unexpected endings, this collection was fast and fun to read. Much Ado about Dancing by Heidi Ashworth introduces Mrs. Smith hosting her annual house party to give dancing lessons to eligible and marriageable young women. Miss Analisa Lloyd-Jones has been a returning guest at Mrs. Smith parties for one too many years. When an unexpected male guest arrives at the house party, Analisa finds herself rethinking her marriage expectations. I liked how this plot played out in an unexpected and touching way. Sweeter than Any Dream by Annette Lyon introduces Olivia, a young woman who had learned to suppress her feelings to avoid confrontations with her domineering mother. With an unexpected visit from her brother and new sister-in-law Emma, Olivia finds that her dreams that helped her deal with her mother finally have a chance to become real experiences. I liked how the siblings relationships evolved in this story to show that even in difficult circumstances, family can make all the difference. An Invitation to Dance by Michele Paige Holmes was delightful. I loved the characters, especially Lady Ella and Mr. Darling. Michele Paige Holmes has become a favorite author of mine and she did not disappoint in this novella. I love how her stories about seemingly ordinary people are full of unexpected twists of fate and love. Having read most of the Timeless Regency Collection, I think A Midwinter Ball is my new favorite of the collection. Heather B. Moore gave me a complimentary copy of A Midwinter Ball for my candid review.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
A Midwinter Ball is the newest installment to the Timeless Regency Collection. This collection includes: Much Ado About Dancing by Heidi Ashworth Sweeter Than Any Dream by Annette Lyon An Invitation to Dance by Michelle Paige Holmes I enjoyed each of these stories and look forward to more sweet, clean stories from this collection and authors. 5 stars.
jeanettedummer More than 1 year ago
Oh, anthologies. You are my favorite. Especially from these authors. I love a good clean romance and these ALWAYS fit the bill. A MERRY DANCE This was a very different tale! I liked the main characters but I wanted to scream at Analisa to just read the letters!! It drove me crazy! Also, I needed to know more about the Mrs. Smith and why she throws these house parties. I thought the whole story was very intriguing and kept me wanting more. SWEETER THAN ANY DREAM This one was my favorite of the three. I just loved Olivia. The downside to novellas is that you don’t get the same back story you get in a full novel and I wanted more in this one. Why is her mother so bitter? LOVED how everyone rallied around Olivia, too. That was sweet. AN INVITATION TO DANCE Ella was an interesting character for me. She seemed very immature at times and very grown up at others. This was another one I wish was longer because I needed more information. The motives in this story didn’t click for me as much as the others but I did truly enjoy it.