The Courting Campaign (Love Inspired Historical Series)

The Courting Campaign (Love Inspired Historical Series)

by Regina Scott
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The Courting Campaign 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Adorable four year old and a somewhat plausible story, though melodramatic in parts. Clean and chaste, with only kissing. Give it a B-
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
The Courting Campaign was such an enjoyable read. Regina Scott did a great job of crafting a hero who was very scientific, but still approachable. Sir Nicholas Rotherford is a driven man. He feels compelled to solve a scientific problem in order to assure the safety of the miner's who work on his land. He is so driven in his need to help them, that he has neglected the relationship with his four year old daughter. Emma Pyrmont is his daughter's new nanny and she is determined to help Sir Nicholas bond with his daughter. She begins a courting campaign. She plans to woo Nicholas back to his daughter. But in bringing him closer to his daughter, will she be able to handle the feelings she begins to have for him? I found this story to have very likeable characters and an interesting story line that kept me reading enthusiastically all the way to the end. Another wonderful thing about this book was the beautiful descriptions of life in 1815 and the vivid descriptions of surroundings. One such example is, "In London, the mists had been tainted with sulfur from the many coal fires. Here they clung to the river, cool and moist and smelling of summer." I received a copy of this story for free from the author through a contest and was not required to write a review, although I happily do so.
weatherlover1 More than 1 year ago
Liked it  Emma is the nanny to an inventor’s daughter. She was raised by an inventor and has bad memories and wants nothing to do with getting involved with Nicholas but as she gets to know him she learns that he may be an inventor but he cares and his deep feeling of responsibility pushes him to work and not spend enough time with his daughter. When Emma’s character is questioned Emma and Nicholas have to work together to get to the truth and they both find themselves realizing they need each other.      This book was a little different. I have not read a book about an inventor in this time period and found it interesting. What I liked: Both Emma and Nicholas were interesting characters. I liked how the author had Nicholas think through things just like a scientist might. It really helped to bring him to life for me. I also found it interesting learning about the light he was trying to create to help coal miners. What I did not like: The romance was just okay. It would have been nice had there been a little more meat added to it. Not a big issue but just would have helped it a little.      Overall this was a good book and I also liked the supporting characters like the cook and other household staff. I am interested to see if the next book will have any of them in it. If you like historical fiction I would recommend this book.
GHott More than 1 year ago
Hott Synopsis: Silliness. It’s just silliness! The staff believing that she should angle for the master’s hand. Emma knows her place in this house is as the nanny & not as the master’s wife! and if she ever were to forget then the widowed master’s sister-in-law is surely there to remind her! All Emma wants is to show Sir Nicholas Rotherford exactly what he’s missing by skipping out on his daughter’s life. Emma loves Sir Nicholas’s daughter so much she doesn’t want her to grow up an orphan as she did. Hott Review: What I liked: I really enjoyed this book. The more Regina writes the better she gets. I really enjoyed her trilogy ‘The Everard Legacy‘ but it was quite a bit more serious than this book. This one is light-hearted, fun, and spunky. What I didn’t like: Actually, the worst is waiting for the next one! More… Author: Regina Scott Source: Author & Netgalley Grade: A Ages: 16+ Steam: YA Series: The Master Matchmakers
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS The Courting Campaign touched me in different ways. Reminds me how many simple things we take for granted that people did not have a 100 years ago. Their are lot of coal miners in this area and yes it's still dangerous but so much safer than before. Orphans are easy prey still in the world but they should not be. That fathers spending time with their children can make a big difference in there lives. Emma is now a Nanny in the Rotherford house for three months. Sir Nicholas has not met with her yet. Emma is smart and is an orphan who lived with a another scientist as her foster father but really were more like slaves in his household. He wanted to marry her off and she decided to find a different job instead. Emma loved Alice and was glad to be a nanny to her. She has a doll who is her companion at all times. Alice mother died awhile ago and her Aunt lives with them to run the household. When their is black smoke in the lab the cook asks Emma to go check on Sir Nicholas. Emma was planning to find him passed out on the floor but he was just going on with his work. She made him go outside to get fresh air. When Sir Nicholas asked her, " She was?" She told him." Your daughter nanny for the past 3 months and he should know that." Emma decided she need to launch a Courting Campaign to throw Nick and his daughter together more often. She planned to get him out of the lab more often so he could get to know his little girl more. A few others in the household agreed with her. I have to admit to chuckling with the cooks plan to get him to spend time with his daughter. She did not use spices in his food and his favorite breakfast item she sent them all up to nursery. So he would have to eat with his daughter if he wanted any of it. Nicholas wanted to make the mines safer for the miners so he was trying to make lanterns that did not catch fire with the gases in the mines yet give them the light they needed. Interesting characters some you really liked and some you were meant to hate. Their is some good tension between the characters too. Alice is charming. Drama was good plus suspense was mild. Easy to read in short amount of time. It is also a clean read. I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it when finished by Netgalley. publication: August 6th 2013 by Harlequin Love Inspired Historical 288 pages ISBN 9780373829767
PianoLady831 More than 1 year ago
The Courting Campaign by Regina Scott is the first book in her new Master Matchmakers series, published as part of the Love Inspired Historical line. This series is set in 1815 near the Peak District in Derbyshire and the books are connected through the servants from four homes who meet during their time off to make plans to find their master a suitable wife. The Courting Campaign is an engaging and entertaining romance with a very interesting scientific theme built around natural philosopher Nicholas Rotherford. The Courting Campaign is a thoroughly enjoyable historical romance, with enough character depth and drama to keep me turning the pages. Scientific invention in the area of coal mining safety is a major theme that I found very interesting. Nicholas is a natural philosopher whose family derives income from the leasing of a coal mine on his property in Derbyshire, and he is concerned about these miners who risk their lives daily. Regina explains . . . "During the early Regency, coal was much in demand for new industrial processes, but the mining of it was laborious and dangerous. One of the biggest dangers was firedamp, what we call methane gas today." Nicholas, caught up in trying to develop a light that could be used without igniting the firedamp, hardly knows his four-year-old daughter, which is where Emma comes in. I loved how she and the servants conspire to create opportunities for Nicholas to spend time with Alice. And, of course, a sweet romance develops between Nicholas and Emma. I especially liked that they are together often and their romance grows steadily throughout the story, rather than there being lots of misunderstanding or conflict. Plenty of conflict is introduced through someone from Emma's past. Secondary characters add much interest. Alice is a charming child with an adorable confidant in her doll, Lady Chamomile. Mrs. Jennings, the cook, is a loving grandmotherly type and I hope we see more of her in this series. Within the Love Inspired line, I would give The Courting Campaign a 5-star rating. It is an enjoyable and touching story that I recommend to those who like inspirational romances. I look forward to the next book in this series. This book was provided by FIRST Wildcard Tours in exchange for my honest review.
BSargent More than 1 year ago
I love how Regina Scott develops the characters in each of her stories! They are always so 'real' and interesting and the characters of The Courting Campaign are some of her best yet! The scientific research in this book really impressed me. Ms. Scott beautifully worked the dangers of mining in the 1800s into the story, especially Sir Nicholas Rotherford's passionate efforts to invent a lamp that will work safely in the mines. The new nanny, Emma, knows some of the difficulty he faces as she was adopted into the family of a prominent scientist as a child. Emma is such a determined, compassionate woman of Faith considering the abuse she suffered at the hands of her adoptive father. Her loving concern for Sir Nicholas' young daughter is what compels her to begin her 'campaign' to show little Alice's workaholic father just how much his daughter needs him and that he needs his daughter as well! This is a very well written story of betrayal, intrigue, forgiveness and love that will keep your interest from start to finish! Another "winner" from Regina Scott!
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
The Courting Campaign by Regina Scott Master Matchmaker’s Series Book 1 Sir Nicholas Rotherford was determined to find a way to help miners and redeem himself. He feels his daughter Alice is well taken care of, so he can continue with he his research and experiments. Her new nanny seems to have a different opinion then he does and she’s not afraid to let him know what she thinks. Emma Pyrmont grew up as an orphan and when she did gain foster parents, her happiness was not their concern. Knowing little Alice does have a father, but he’s too busy for her just won’t do. So Emma goes on a mission to get her employer to notice his daughter. Regina Scott brings the characters to life. From the way Nick just don’t get things in his scientific mind to the emotions Emma carries with her. One character needed a good kick in the back end and to top it off, there’s an adorable little girl and her doll. A really enjoyable historical, looking forward to the series. **Received through NetGalley for review