Praise for Mistaken Kiss:
“Kathleen Baldwin evokes some very tender moments as Willa learns that love will find a way in this warm and charming tale.” – Romantic Times 4 1/2 Stars
“…a delight… laughter aplenty… sparkling dialog that left me with a smile on my face. I highly recommend this engaging Traditional Regency.” – Cheryl Sneed, Rakehell Reviews
“I love these “Aunt Honore” books and this one does not fail. … I really enjoyed this sweet story and the wonderful characters.” –CleanRomanceReviews.com
“Hilarious!” – Reva Merchant, Library Specialist
A HOLT MEDALLION FINALIST
MISTAKEN KISS, A Humorous Traditional Regency, Book Two My Notorious Aunt
(Aunt Honore is back…)
Willa is nearly blind, but she knows trouble when she trips over it.
Willa, the vicar’s little sister knows full well that her prospects are bleak. When she accidentally kisses Alexander Braeburn, her dull predictable world turns upside down. Logic dictates that she should stay away from the handsome Corinthian. He’s the black sheep of their village. But how can she resist? She yearns for one more taste of the most tantalizing excitement she has ever experienced. Just one more, before Willa settles back into her dreary life forever.
Alex is intrigued by the refreshingly forthright Willa. Her genuine character warms his jaded heart and makes him smile. When she naïvely marches into trouble, Alex feels duty bound to rescue her. Is it duty? Or something else that compels him to watch over the vicar’s little sister?
Mistaken Kiss is a Sweet Traditional Regency Romance
MISTAKEN KISS was written as a tribute to two of my favorite authors: the brilliant Oscar Wilde and the incomparable Georgette Heyer. I hope you will enjoy this light-hearted Regency romp as much as I enjoyed writing it. Devious Aunt Honore is back, and she’s up to her pin curls in mischief. Rather a crafty slyboots in this Regency romantic romp, and I must confess I miss writing about her. Luckily, the old gal will be back in book three, CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH, another Regency Romantic Comedy.
Book Club Discussion Guide
Available on Author Kathleen Baldwin’s website.
What Critics are saying:
“Wonderful reading for Regency fans! The author created a strong character, Willa, and gave her a brain to match. No simpering, faint-hearted miss here! With some fun and witty times, a bit of romance, and some magical moments, this novel is gem! This story will remain in your thoughts long after you finish reading it. BRAVA!” – HUNTRESS REVIEWS
“Baldwin’s second book and it is a delight… There are farcical elements to the story, but it is never over the top. There is laughter aplenty here, attractive, winning leads and sparkling dialog that left me with a smile on my face. I highly recommend this engaging Traditional Regency.” –Cheryl Sneed, Rakehell Reviews
“I love these “Aunt Honore” books and this one does not fail. Willa and Alex are delightful characters with great chemistry. I love how they seem to not realize as they fall deeper and deeper in love. … Lady Alameda (or Aunt Honore) is a great character with her schemes and matchmaking. She is a great character through all three books and makes life so much more fun for the other characters. I really enjoyed this sweet story and the wonderful characters.” – CleanRomanceReviews.com
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love a good Regency romance, but like my heroines to have a backbone. Willa not only has a spine, she's smart and not afraid to use her brain. Alexander is the perfect mate for her, except neither know it. It's a fun adventure filled with chuckles, tenderness and the happy ending I wanted. I don't do spoilers, so I'll just say this book is money well spent. Don't miss out on the fun!
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall 3 Narration 1 Story 4 Initially drawn to this title because of the author’s stated enjoyment of Oscar Wilde, the opportunity to have a new series and a new narrator in one go was too much to resist. Baldwin manages to incorporate humor, a wonderful heroine with her own particular way of looking at the world and clever dialogue to keep the story moving forward. Willa is an unmarried young woman whose brother (and friends) have decided it is time for her to marry. Not only does Willa come with some complications (her humor, her brains and her tendency to speak her mind) she’s also blind as a bat without her spectacles, and she has yet to convince her brother that a new pair is needed. With the plan afoot, the men have decided that Sir Daniel, a socially-awkward friend of her brother, is the man she is to wed, but she’s got other plans. Demanding a kiss from said man, Willa believes that she can upend the discussion and live without marrying if there is no spark. Unfortunately, there is a spark, but with Daniel’s younger brother, Alex: not the one in the cards at all. In swoops the Aunt, Honore, who sees an opportunity to ‘train’ Willa as a ladies’ companion, while really working her over in the social graces to see her married. Honore sees Alex as an appropriate and eligible bachelor, Willa did find a spark, and what better way to capture the man than to use her own experience to hook him? Oh the hijinks and laughs in this one were clever and a bit of slapdash as the moments rolled from one to another. A sweet story with plenty of entendre to laugh at: circumstances to enjoy and the growth of Willa and her ability to find humor in almost every situation is wonderful. Narrated by Beverly A. Crick, another new to me narrator, I have to say that I was disappointed in her performance and suitability for this story. Her pacing was slow and awkward pauses marred the flow. There was no indication that even in the most amusing moments that she was absorbing or even noticing the humor, and her accents (when attempted) were over the top – overacted, irregular and inconsistent. There was little allowance to distinguish different characters or even moderate pace that would indicate an understanding of the natural ebb and flow of conversation. Sadly, the narration did the book a great disservice. I have added a chapter excerpt from the title for those interested – it is my decided opinion that this is a story that is best read, and readers will find no difficulty taking these out of order. I received an audiobook copy of the title from Tantor Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Willa is a vicars younger sister who accidentally asks the wrong man to kiss her. Alex thinks he's dreaming when a young woman asks for a kiss and he obliges. A great story with a happy ending!!