Spring in Hyde Park

Spring in Hyde Park

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BN ID: 2940157717346
Publisher: Mirror Press, LLC
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Series: Timeless Regency Collection Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 127,325
File size: 718 KB

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Spring in Hyde Park 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to say, I only had high expectations for Jennifer Moore's novella after reading the previous two season collections, but every contribution in this volume was beyond excellent!! I started reading this series as I adore Jennifer Moore and Sarah Eden, and, deciding to read it sequentially, I hoped to find new authors to adore and over whom to fall into raptures. I voraciously consume good historical fiction, but having a deep admiration and love for Elizabeth Gaskell, Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer and their like (in addition to having a Bible trained conscience and degrees in linguistics and speech language pathology), I also have high standards of authenticity and quality in content, plot, characters and language. The first volume, Autumn Masquerade, was fine and pleasant. The second, Midwinter Ball, was ridiculous as well as poorly conceived and executed - though the final piece was enjoyable and worth ploding through the rest. However, in this volume each story was finely crafted, masterfully blending fanciful scenarios with the mores and values of the setting - while connecting to our perceptions and need for respect today. One is not rudly lurched out of the story and time by glaring anachronisms or absurdities. There are no such disconnects here. Such faithfulness to the genre is rare and difficult to achieve - most don't even try. It was truly an exquisite pleasure to read three such wonderful essays into Regency England. I am thrilled to have discovered two new historical authors of high value and eagerly anticipate reading their other works! With renewed enthusiasm, I will proceed onwards to Summer House Party!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great Regency collection
mara1108 More than 1 year ago
I love the Timeless Regency collections because there are 3 stories with a common theme but they're by 3 different authors. It's a way for me to find new authors. I loved the first story--A HAPPY ACCIDENT by Jennifer Moore (one of my favorite authors). Marianne and Jonathan, who are basically strangers, are unexpectedly thrown into a marriage. They have to work through miscommunication on her part and hasty conclusions on his to find that they truly care for each other. I liked all of the characters in the story except Marianne's conniving parents. THE DISDAINFUL DUKE by G. G. Vandagriff (she's a fairly new author to me) was a great example of not judging a book by it's cover. The Duke of Mayfield turned out not to be "granite-faced" after all and Lady Saphronia wasn't such the plain wallflower he first thought her to be. I liked their back and forth banter. AN INVISIBLE HEIRESS by Nichole Van (she's a new author to me, this is the first story I've read by her) is a reversal of the usual Regency stories. Instead of the woman looking for a man with a title and money, Belle Heartstone already has all the money she'd ever need, but no husband. This story didn't go in the direction I thought it would. I thought Colin Radcliffe was going to accept her proposal of marriage and the rest of the story would be how they eventually fell in love. I was pleasantly surprised when he turned her down and she took something he said to heart and reconsidered some of the advice her father had given her before he died. I liked how strong and intelligent Belle was and that she didn't need a man to manage her finances for her. All of these stories are clean with just chaste kisses.
WishEnd More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars SPRING IN HYDE PARK was another lovely addition to the Timeless Regency Collection line. With characters who pull on your heart, the well-presented historical setting, and swoon-worthy moments, these stories were enjoyable from beginning to end. Highly recommended to those who have enjoyed the other books in this line or enjoy historical romance. A HAPPY ACCIDENT by Jennifer Moore: I loved this story! I loved how the friendship, respect, romance, and love develop between the two main characters. I loved the chivalry. I also loved the family feel of the story and the hero's best friend. I loved the sweet moments. A very satisfying story. THE DISDAINFUL DUKE by G. G. Vandagriff: The characters in this story were very striking. I liked how they clashed and slowly warmed up to each other, even against their wishes. There were some fun aspects of the story as well that aren't common in stories like this that made this feel somewhat unique. Overall an enjoyable story. AN INVISIBLE HEIRESS by Nichole Van: This is the first story I've read from this author and I'm planning on it not being the last. This was my favorite story out of this collection. From beginning to end it was perfect, fun, humorous, sweet, and swoon-worthy. And that ending!!! *sigh* LOVED it!! In the end, was it what I wished for? Definitely! If you enjoy stories that make you laugh and sigh and feeling satisfied at the end with happily-ever-afters, then you'll enjoy this collection. Content: Clean Source: Received a complimentary copy through ebooksforreview.com, which did not affect my review in any way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was asked to read this for an heat review. So I'm a big sucker for historical romance, especially ones from the regency area. So this book was pretty easy to enjoy. The stories were cute and clean, and surprisingly pretty well done for such short stories. My favorite was probably the first one. I did actually like how short and to the point the stories were. A pretty enjoyable read overall.
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
Spring in Hyde Park is the third set of novellas in the Timeless Regency Collection. I have really been enjoying these novellas which really pack a punch for shorter stories. In this series were three authors that I had not read before and I was pleasantly pleased by all of them. A Happy Accident by Jennifer Moore was the first and my favorite of the three. This one throws our hero and heroine into a marriage of convenience due to some conniving by the heroin’s father, but this one ends up of course happily ever after however with some bumps in the road. Marriage of convenience stories are some of my favorite and this one really highlighted Jennifer Moore’s writing. I look forward to reading all of her stories. The Disdainful Duke shows us how an educated woman can hold her own against a somewhat pompous duke who didn’t plan on taking a second look at her. There were a couple of surprises in this book that quite literally took my breath away and I could not stop reading till I reach the very satisfying conclusion. I also look forward to many hours of reading pleasure of author G. G. Vandagriff’s other books. Last but certainly not least, was An Invisible Heiress by Nichole Van which is a story that after a shocking proposal takes place, a period of over 7 years passes and we get to see the growth and maturity of the characters. This heroine was a clever and crafty one, if albeit lonely and in love with the hero from a distance. This one was lighthearted for the most part and amused me greatly right up to the sigh inducing ending. Again, all these authors were new to me and I look forward to reading more of their work. My thanks go to I Am a Reader Not a Writer for providing me with an e-copy for review. The opinions are my own honest ones.
momisreading More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the Timeless Regency collection and includes three novellas. A Happy Accident by Jennifer Moore -- Jonathan Burles, Earl of Rensfield, was only trying to help the young woman, as any gentleman would, and for his kindness, he was forced into a marriage. Miss Maryann Croft was horrified when her father demanded that Lord Rensfield marry her. Jonathan had been attracted to Maryann, but now his anger and her secret may make love impossible. Jennifer Moore is one of my favorite authors. I was so excited to see that she had written one of the novellas in this book! And, as with everything else she writes, I loved it! The characters, the setting, the story, the writing – all come together for a wonderful read. The Disdainful Duke by G.G. Vandagriff -- Lady Saphronia Huffington’s sister is getting married. At engagement events, Saphronia continues to be paired with the Duke of Mayfield, the brother of her sister’s fiancé. The Duke is arrogant, rude and dismissive, but Saphronia can hold her own. The Duke is surprised by Saphronia and her complete lack of interest in him. She may be a lady worth getting to know. The sparing between Saphronia and the Duke was so fun! I enjoyed seeing their feelings grow from disdain to love. An Invisible Heiress by Nichole Van – Miss Arabella Heartstone (Belle) is financially independent. What she doesn’t have is a husband. So she studies the possibilities, and chooses Colin Radcliffe, the Marquess of Blake as the perfect candidate. He, however, does not agree, but gives her some advice that changes her life. Years later they meet again. This time the result may be different. This story had me at the very beginning! I’ve never read a book by Nichole Van before, but after just a few pages, I knew I would be reading all of her books. The story was written so well! The author handled their years of separation perfectly. I felt like I really got to know the characters that way. I was also grateful to see the growth of the characters during those years. I was so interested to see what would happen when they saw each other again! I love stories set in the regency time period. So, this series is a dream come true! This was another great book in the series, with three wonderful authors! I was given a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Brookes_Books More than 1 year ago
Received an ebook from author in exchange for an honest review My review: I love the A Timeless Romance Anthologies. Last year they added Timeless Regency Collection. They include 3 longer novellas all taking place in the Regency Period. This specific collection includes 3 stories which all have Hyde Park as an important part of the story. I would love to travel to England. And after reading these stories, if I ever get to go, I'm putting Hyde Park on my list of sights to see. Hyde Park is a gathering place for the upper crust to see and be seen. However, in 2 of these stories, the main action in Hyde Park takes place with very little to no other people around. I find that interesting. Rather than have it be a big public event in Hyde Park, these incidents are fairly private. The 3 stories include other scenes in Hyde Park as well that are more along the lines of typical scenes in Hyde Park, with pomp and circumstance. My favorite story of the 3 is the first, A Happy Accident. It tugs at my heartstrings. I definitely am drawn to this kind of story. I look forward to reading more of the Timeless Regency Collections. The next one due out is Summer House Party. Warnings: None I would let my 18 year old read this collection.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
Regency novellas are my favorite! There's something about the setting, the manners and society rules of the time period that I find fascinating. I enjoyed Jennifer Moore's story of an unexpected marriage, and the way Jonathan and Maryann struggled through miscommunication to learn to trust each other. G.G. Vandagriff's story was a bit wordy for my taste, the plot was fine but the writing style isn't one that resonated with me. I was happy to finish the collection with Nichole Van's delightful tale of looking past one's circumstances to appreciate the true character of a person. These novellas are ones I can see myself re-reading in the future. (Thank you to Ebooks for Review for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The newest release in the Timeless Regency Collection, Spring in Hyde Park is delightful and entertaining. Comprised of three novellas by authors Jennifer Moore, GG Vandagriff, and Nichole Van, Spring in Hyde Park is a quick, fun read. A Happy Accident by Jennifer Moore introduces us to Miss Maryann Croft caught in an unfortunate storm and Jonathan, Earl of Rensfield, who helps Miss Maryann and finds himself caught in an unexpected way. Author Jennifer Moore shares a compelling story about how appearances can misguide and hope can be found in the most contrived circumstances. The Disdainful Duke by GG Vandagriff introduces us to well to do Lady Sophronia Huffington who longs for a home of her own, and the Duke of Mayfield who is certain Lady Sophronia is a spinster eager for his title. A story of disdain and discovery, author GG Vandagriff weaves a plot of deception and honesty, love and rejection, and absorbing characters. The Invisible Heiress by Nichole Van was my favorite novella of this set. Miss Arabella Heartstone, although young, is not inexperienced in the ways of business thanks to her late father. After Lord Blake refuses to accept her business-like marriage proposal, Miss Arabella finds another propitious business venture and a budding friendship. A touching story of accepting and developing talents and using them to help others concludes this Timeless Regency Collection. Heather B. Moore gave me a complimentary copy of Spring in Hyde Park for my candid review.
Theardentreader More than 1 year ago
I will do a short review for each novella below. They are short stories so I wouldn't want to give anything away with an unintended spoiler! A HAPPY ACCIDENT by Jennifer Moore. This was such a sweet story!! A shortcut in a rainstorm leads to so much for our Hero and Heroine! I really enjoyed this one! I loved the banter between the characters! Excellent writing! THE DISDAINFUL DUKE by G. G. Vandagriff. Another great story! Sisters and brothers! 2 in love, 2 forced to endure each others company. I found the intelligent conversations very entertaining!! A bit of drama and a bit of romance. Well, Done! AN INVISIBLE HEIRESS by Nichole Van. In his story, we meet Belle. She is very smart but does not give herself enough credit. It, unfortunately, takes a man to help her see that! She feels she must return the favor. What happens then is very interesting. The story flashes ahead many years through letters. I really loved this one! Very quick read that I didn't want to end! As a whole, I liked this set! All had good characters, great writing, and excellent endings!! I would definitely read this again and more by these authors! *I received a courtesy copy of this title in exchange for my honest opinion!
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Spring in Hyde Park is a wonderful collection of 3 novellas. These novellas include: A Happy Accident by Jennifer Moore The Disdainful Duke by G. G. Vandagriff An Invisible Heiress by Nichole Van All I can say this collection is excellent! I have read many books by Jennifer Moore and am not surprised how great her novella is. The other two authors are new to read and I look forward to read more by them. All 3 historical stories are must reads and I highly recommend this book. 5 plus stars.