Believe in Me

Believe in Me

by Ella Quinn

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Even the Worthington least likely to wed may find her perfect match . . .
Marriage has worked out quite nicely for her older sisters, yet Lady Augusta Vivers is certain it would end her studies in languages and geography, and stop her from travelling. But when her mother thwarts her plan to attend the only university in Europe that accepts women—in Italy—she is forced to agree to one London Season. Spending her time at parties proves an empty diversion—until she encounters the well-traveled Lord Phineas Carter-Wood. Still, Europe awaits . . .
Phineas has studied architecture all over the world, yet Augusta is his most intriguing discovery yet. How can he resist a woman who loves maps and far-off lands? But her longing for all things foreign hinders any hope of courtship. When he learns her cousins have offered a trip to Europe, he secretly arranges to join their party. For he is determined to show Augusta that a real union is a thrilling adventure of its own. And when their journey is beset by dangerous obstacles, he gets far more opportunity than he bargained for . . .
Praise for Ella Quinn’s The Marquis and I
“Romance builds in this satisfying, memorable read, perfect for fans of Grace Burrowes and Tessa Dare.”
“A surprising Regency romance that combines intelligence and intrigue for satisfying results.”
Kirkus Reviews
“Full of payoffs for longtime readers while welcoming the new.”
Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420145212
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 02/26/2019
Series: The Worthingtons , #6
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 2,790
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Ella Quinn is the USA Today bestselling author of smart, spicy Regency romances, including The Worthingtons and The Marriage Game Series. Prior to writing romance, Ella Quinn was an adjunct professor, a lawyer, and the first woman to be assigned to a Green Beret unit. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and has extensively researched the Regency era, immersing her stories with the flavor and feel of the period so that readers lose themselves in the time. She and her husband currently live in Germany when they aren’t cruising the world on their sailboat. Visit her online at

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Believe in Me 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
MLH438 7 months ago
Believe in Me, the sixth book in Ella Quinn's Worthington series, starts out with interesting characters in Lady Augusta Vivers and Lord Phineas Carter-Wood. Augusta wants to attend a university in Italy against the wishes of her mother, who wants her to have a Season and find a suitable spouse. Phineas has been traveling the world studying architecture against the wishes of his family, who want him to marry and provide an heir as his brother has four daughters. Both agree to the demands of their families while planning their respective escapes, but there is no escape from their mutual attraction. Or is there? Unfortunately, the story devolves into more of a travelogue than a romance. The development of their relationship is lost in all the details about Regency-era European travel that are packed into the book. While I appreciated Quinn's historical accuracy, I found myself disappointed and then underwhelmed with their HEA. I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Rita0285 7 months ago
A well written book about a lady’s wish to accomplish her studies before she weds. Augusta is very intelligent and it took a special man to see what she was after and love her despite her goals. She found that in Phinn. You get to travel with them both and some of her family through some of Europe’s special places and see what it was like back then for a women who wanted to be more educated. Great read.
georgia1 7 months ago
Another exciting addition to the Worthington's series! When an intelligent young lady wants to further her studies and go to university, why would her family stand in her way? Well first it was in Italy and second Lady Augusta's mother was set on her having a season and getting married. She does agree to the one season but makes no plans to encourage any men which would mess up her plans to travel. Now, just has to convince her brother she will be fine and very careful while away. Lord Phineas had come home to England to visit his brother after his latest travels out of the country. He is being pressured to marry and produce a male heir due to his brother and his wife only having girls. He was anxious to start traveling again but committed to stay until the end of the season and look for a potential wife.. Sound perfect together? Both love to travel, are extremely intelligent and will be out in society! As it turns out, these two do meet and end up traveling together and getting to know each other. Ella Quinn has an extraordinary knowledge of the history and culture that is dynamic and you will feel as if you are seeing the sights as our couple travel through many countries before reaching Italy. She is a wonderful wordsmith drawing the characters out and taking them on a journey of discovery and most of all, their feelings which slowly develop. Such a delightful story with lovable characters and sparkling banter that will have you smiling at the end!! I read this book through NetGallery. Lori Dykes
Robindpdx 7 months ago
This was a well-written, entertaining historical romance. Lady Augusta Vivers wants to travel and get an education before settling down, marrying and having children. Lord Phineas Carter-Wood has studied all over the world, but has been called back to England by his brother. He is intrigued by Augusta and when she explains her desire to travel and attend university he arranges to join the traveling group. August is interested in Phineas, but is determined to get the education she seeks. The way the relationship developed between these two was wonderful. They really got to know each other, slowly, and built a strong friendship along the way. The book often made me smile and laugh. I enjoyed it and look forward to reading more books by this author.
etoile1996 7 months ago
ady augusta vivers is brilliant and ahead of her time in so many ways. all she wants is to attend university and complete her studies. all her mother wants is to marry her off. forced to agree to a london season, augusta plots with her siblings a way to appease her mother while still getting what she wants. when she is introduced to lord phineas carter-wood, she meets a kindred spirit. he too is tasked with looking for marriage and children, while trying to plan an escape to europe. meeting augusta however, he sees that their interests are aligned and that marriage between them could be a success. but augusta has convinced herself that marriage would be a hindrance to what she wants to achieve. she doesn't believe that a man would allow her to go after what she wants. mostly she completely underestimates phineas and what he would do for her. she keeps thinking he doesn't love her, but it's pretty clear that he's head over heels from the get-go, it's just that it takes him a while to realize what that is. believe in me is another delightful worthington story. lady augusta really does meet her perfect match. **believe in me will publish on february 26, 2019. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/kensington books in exchange for my honest review.
Noire 7 months ago
“I,m not sure what you were waiting for ... but I do love you” I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. Believe in me by Ella Quinn is book 6 in her Worthingtons Series. You could read it as a stand-alone however I have enjoyed reading the other books in the series and characters from those books figure prominently in this one as it is a book about family. The story is story the friends to lovers trope with quite a bit of behind the scenes meddling by the family members. Lady Augusta Viviers has no desire to marry as she would like to pursue her education further and attend University at Padua. Reluctantly she agrees to attend the season at her mother’s behest with no intention of making a match as she does not see marriage and children being compatible with her goals. Lord Phineas Carter-Wood has also reluctantly agreed to attend the season and is supposed to be looking for a wife as his brother has only 4 daughters and no heir so it is up to him to carry on the line. Phin doesn’t see marriage as compatible with his plans to travel and explore architecture but as he comes to know Augusta is rapidly changing his mind on the subject. I did enjoy reading this book but found it difficult to achieve a willing suspension of disbelief around the circumstances of their wedding. It struck me as unnecessarily melodramatic. Mild Steam. Publishing Date February 26, 2019 #BelieveInMe #EllaQuinn #NetGalley #KensingtonBooks #ZebraRomance
DebDiem 7 months ago
Believe In Me is a fantastic historical romance by Ella Quinn. Ms. Quinn has once again delivered a well-written book and a smooth read. The characters are outstanding, you can't help but love them. Augusta wants only one thing, to attend Padua and further her studies. Phineas is under pressure to find a wife and produce an heir. Phineas and Augusta's story takes you on a voyage that's filled with drama, humor, action and spice. I enjoyed reading Believe In Me and look forward to my next book by Ella Quinn. Believe In Me is book 6 of The Worthingtons Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
AmyHi 7 months ago
I thought this book was good. However, it did get annoying when Augusta kept turning Phinn down for marriage. I did find it interesting to see how complicated and arduous it was to travel across Europe during that time period.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Worthington House, Berkeley Square - 1818 Lady Augusta Vivers wants to be allowed to attend university in Italy. Having gained all the knowledge available locally, she wants more instruction from experts. Now, she is trying to convince her family to allow her to go. They finally agree to let her but she must have her Season first. They figure she will meet a man and get married, thus canceling her desire to go to university. Lord Phineas (Phinn) Carter-Woods has arrived in London from Mexico to visit his brother, the Marquis of Dorchester. The Marquis and his wife have four daughters and fear that if they do not have a son, it will be up to Phinn to produce a boy to ensure the succession of the name and title. Phinn has plans to to head to Europe but now he must look for a wife. He figures that it will be difficult to find a woman who is interested in anything more than fashion. Phinn likes to travel and being an intelligent man, is hungry to learn everything he can about other contries. When Phinn’s and Augusta’s families find they both like to travel, they try to play matchmaker with them. I do like the author’s books but will be so glad when she finally finishes with the Worthington Series. There are way too many characters and I can’t help but think that it simply adds to word count. I hope she will soon venture out into a totally new book. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
MoniqueD 7 months ago
Lady Augusta Viviers had made up her mind that she would study at the university in Padua, Italy, and that was final. When she informs her brother, the Earl of Worthington who is also her guardian, and her mother of the fact, the former is livid, the latter distraught. Her brother somewhat comes around, but her mother insists Augusta must marry and forget her silly notions of higher learning. Lord Phineas Carter-Woods' brother, the Marquis of Dorchester, also wants Phineas to wed soon, to ensure that the title is secure. Phinn has no intention of getting married in the immediate future. But Helen, Phinn's sister-in-law, is determined to help the family cause, and she introduces Augusta, a scholar, to Phinn, an architect. Helen knows they will be perfect for each other. They are, but how could they ever reconcile their futures, so at odds with married life? Would they even want to alter their plans? The premise is not be the most original, but historical accuracy goes a long way in this sixth installment of The Worthingtons. As much as I love the series, the sheer number of characters is becoming a bit overwhelming. The series is looking more and more like a family saga than interconnected standalone novels. There are so many characters that it's hard to remenber who's what to whom. All the introductions and keeping up with everyone weigh down the narrative, and could easily discourage a new reader. If you feel it might be the case, do not worry too much about getting lost; simply concentrate on the main characters and you'll do fine. The romance between Augusta and Phinn progresses quite slowly, partly because they don't want it to happen.They, too, realise they are ideally suited, but the timing is all wrong. The story itself could have easily been a novella, were it not for the fact that the author treats us to our own Regency Grand Tour, as we leisurely stroll about in Paris, Germany, Hungary, Austria, before reaching Italy. Ella Quinn has done more than her homework: her knowledge of European culture and history is most impressive and her descriptions vibrant. It does take a long time for the romance to unfold, but the road to the happily ever after is a delightfully educational one. Augusta and Phinn are both very appealing characters, and I love that there was no unpleasantness of any sort; the romance is utterly charming. Ms. Quinn is her usual eloquent self, the dialogues are particularly witty, everything feels entirely genuine. In fact, in two instances, maybe even a tad too realistic. I was surprised that the "dangerous obstacles" of the book description consisted of little more than a rather bizarre episode towards the end. However, Phinn's grand gesture was worth the time it took to reach the destination, and made it all worthwhile. I give 3 1/2 stars
Sunshine1006 7 months ago
Lady Augusta wants to travel and study. She doesn't want to marry, but does agree to one more Season in London. It is definitely not what she wants and plans to get thru all the parties the easiest way she can. Then she meets Phineas, Lord Carter-Wood. She finds that he is interesting and well travelled. Phineas as is fascinated by Augusta as she is him. When trouble comes, Augusta is offered a trip to Europe with her family, which Phineas makes sure to go on. Intrigue and love are all part of the trip. When an attempt is made to kidnap Augusta, Phineas is to the rescue. Loved this book. So good. I received this book from Net Galley and Kensington Books for a honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.
CaroleBurant57 7 months ago
I've just finished reading this book and I feel like I've just traveled through Europe without even leaving my chair! Not only is this an historical romance, it's also jam packed with sights I'd love to see in person, as well as restaurants/cafes I would love to visit!! Lady Augusta Vivers is one smart lady, in fact I'd say she's a genius and all she wants is to be able to attend university in Italy. Lord Phineas Carter-Wood is in search of a wife who can bear him an heir. He falls for Augusta but she is so determined to go to university, he ends up settling to being her good friend for now, until he can convince her that they belong together. Augusta gets the chance to travel through Europe with her cousin and entourage and of course, Phinn ends up following her and he's able to show her all the places she's always dreamed of seeing throughout Europe. This is where the author excels in her description of these travels. It's a very slow burn romance and there's a LOT of characters in the story (from previous books in this series) so it can get a bit confusing at times but I must say it was an enjoyable read. I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
HeyerFan1 8 months ago
Polyglot Heroine 3.5*. The heroine is a bluestocking (an educated, intelligent woman) but that fact is concealed from the ton lest she ruin her marriage prospects. Not sure why this would be the case as 1) she doesn’t want to marry this season as she wants to study in Padua (a university chosen because it once accepted a woman) and 2) she would never be happy with any man who didn’t embrace her intellect, so what would be the point of concealing it. There had obviously already been talk as Phinn’s sister-in-law had identified Augusta as a potential match for him based on her knowledge of languages and geography before she even took her place in Society, so her mother must have been extolling her daughter’s accomplishments even if no other gentleman appears to have known about it. Never having read any previous books by this author I did find the plethora of characters rather confusing and was often unsure which were friends and which were family, and if the latter how they they were related to the heroine. Perhaps a family tree or character list that the reader could refer back to would help. I also found the book overly long and felt it needed tightening or alternatively more action, to stop the readers attention from wandering. The author obviously has a lot of historical knowledge but at times the book read like a early C19th travel journal. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Worse book in series so far..very boring and long.