The Queen's Ball

The Queen's Ball

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From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series, comes our new Victorian Romance collection: THE QUEEN'S BALL.

With three brand new Victorian Romance novellas by Anthea Lawson, Rebecca Connolly, and Jennifer Moore.

Books in the Timeless Victorian Collections:

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161565094
Publisher: Mirror Press, LLC
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Series: Timeless Victorian Collection , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 186,863
File size: 769 KB

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The Queen's Ball 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Austen-Heyer-fan More than 1 year ago
The Queen’s Ball - (4 stars) As with all of the ‘Timeless’ anthologies, this is well edited-no grammatical errors-and fun new authors to discover! Waltzed by Anthea Larson (3 stars) I love fairy tale retelling and this one is of Cinderella during the Victorian Era. It was very true to the fairy tale with a few adjustments made to fit the era. A light, clean, enjoyable read. A Love To Claim by Rebecca Connolly (3 1/2 stars) A very believable reason for the H and h to have romantic tension and a very un-believable ending. (Some actions and attitudes are a bit too modern for my taste, but if I suspend disbelief, then it’s all great!) Loved the anonymous love letters (a very nice touch) and loved that the H didn’t stop trying to woo his true love. Clean and light and romantic. Coming Home by Jennifer Moore (4 1/2 stars) I LOVED this story! There were little facts about India and expat life there that were woven expertly into the narrative. The H and h fell in love rather quickly, but they also seemed well-suited in personality and both experienced a change of opinions as they learned about one another and what each valued. The details about the Isle of Wight were reminiscent of Anne of Green Gables; so delightful! The ending did feel a bit rushed and an epilogue would have been wonderful-but those wishes reflect the fact I would have loved this to be a full-length novel! *poor, **ok, ***good, ****very good, *****something special
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
The Queen's Ball is the fourth installment from the Timeless Victorian Collection. It includes three stories: Waltzed by Anthea Lawson A Love to Claim by Rebecca Connolly Coming Home by Jennifer Moore I enjoyed all three of them. If I could choose one, it would have to be Jennifer Moore's Coming Home. I give this collection four and a half stars.
momisreading More than 1 year ago
Another great Timeless Collection!! I loved all three stories! Waltzed by Anthea Lawson - This was wonderful Cinderella re-telling, with a stepmother that was easy to hate, an eccentric godmother, a heroine worth rooting for and a hero to swoon over. And don't forget an orange coach. So fun! A Love to Claim by Rebecca Connolly - Our heroine has a secret admirer in this book. So romantic! Oh, those letters! *sigh* The ending was so sweet. Coming Home by Jennifer Moore - Clara and Grant both have such giving hearts. It was easy to want these two to find happiness. I loved the descriptions of the beautiful island. I received a complimentary copy of the book, which I voluntarily reviewed. I have given my honest opinion.
AE2 More than 1 year ago
Waltzed by Anthea Lawson In this Cinderella re-telling, Kit Newland returns to England from India to find a wife in order to save his family's finances. He pays a visit to his old friend Ellie and is saddened to see the once-vibrant girl is now missing her spark and being mistreated by her step-family. Although her lack of a dowry means he can't consider her as a potential spouse, he does hope he can bring a little cheer into her life. This was a sweet story, and I think it was my favorite of the three. The friendship-to-romance theme was believable, and I always love seeing the villains in a story get a bit of a comeuppance. A Love to Claim by Rebecca Connelly Abigail Sterling thought she and Matthew Weber-Gray would marry, so when he married someone else instead, it broke her heart. Three years later, Matthew appears before her and asks for a chance to explain. While part of her wants nothing to do with him, she does ultimately decide to let him explain. For his part, Matthew, a widower, is determined that this time, he isn't going to mess things up and that he will wait as long as it takes to win Abigail's heart again. This was a nice story about second chances, and the emotions were believable, as Abigail's feelings were very conflicted and powerful. Coming Home by Jennifer Moore Grant Mason loves his home on the Isle of Wright. When Clara Brightly comes to stay with distant relatives, he initially thinks she's snobbish, but he quickly realizes she's painfully shy and homesick for India, where she lived prior to her father's death. As he sets out to make her fall in love with his home, he finds himself falling for her. I wish the romance had been developed a little more--it seemed to happen very quickly--but at the same time, I really loved the characters. Clara is shy and wounded and Grant is just one of those good guys you can't help but love. Their story was very sweet and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Each of these stories features a scene at the Queen's Ball, and it was neat to see how that was worked into each story--and how that played out differently in each story. This is a satisfying collection of romances, great for those who like clean, well-written historical romances. I read an ARC via the publisher. All opinions are my own.