Waltz with a Stranger

Waltz with a Stranger

by Pamela Sherwood

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A man who never expected to inherit. A woman who never expected to wed. A choice that pits their honor against their hearts.

Scarred and lame after a riding accident, shy heiress Aurelia Newbold is resigned to her wallflower status—until a handsome, gallant stranger draws her into a secret waltz and awakens long-buried desires. A year later, a newly confident Aurelia returns to London, hoping to meet her mysterious partner again... only to find that he has since acquired a title, an estate, and a beautiful fiancee. And the lucky lady just happens to be Aurelia's beloved twin sister.

"Sherwood effortlessly evokes the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James... Elegantly written debut with a richness and depth worth savoring."—Booklist, Starred Review

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163106783
Publisher: Blue Castle Publishing
Publication date: 12/10/2019
Series: The Heiress Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 163,272
File size: 896 KB

About the Author

PAMELA SHERWOOD is an avid reader of multiple genres (horror excepted) and aspires to be a prolific writer of multiple genres (again, horror excepted). In a previous life, she earned a doctorate in English literature, specializing in the Romantic and Victorian periods, and taught college-level literature and writing courses. At present, she writes historical romance and fantasy. Her books have received starred reviews in Booklist and Library Journal, and Waltz with a Stranger, her debut novel, won the Laurel Wreath Award for Best Historical Romance in 2013. Devices & Desires, Book One in The Lyons Pride series, recently won the 2017 Golden Quill for Best Historical. Pamela lives with her family in Southern California, where she continues to read voraciously, spin plots, and straddle genres to tell the kind of stories she loves.

Visit her on the web at http://pamelasherwood.com, facebook.com/PamelaSherwoodAuthor, and twitter.com/pamela_sherwood

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Waltz with a Stranger 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
WALTZ WITH A STRANGER by Pamela Sherwood is another interesting Regency historical romance.This is Ms. Sherwood’s debut title and is an interesting story of danger,passion,secrets,smuggling,mystery, suspense,American heiress,twins,romance and love. Aurelia and her twin,Amelia Newbold are American heiresses who have come to England in search of bridegrooms. Aurelia has had a terrible accident that left her disfigured,and quiet, enter one dashing, and kind James Trelawney who gives her a magical waltz that encourages her to do something with her live. One year later James has inherited his uncle’s estate,become a titled gentleman, and is now engaged to Aurelia’s sister,Amelia. What follows is scandal,accusations on James concerning his cousin’s death,passion, betrayal,and a single moment that could change all their lives. Ms. Sherwood has written a story that draws the reader in and holds them there. With vivid descriptions,an interesting plot, engaging characters,and a few twists and turns. You will be on the edge of your chair as you learn rather James and Aurelia can find happiness together instead of James and Amelia. The secondary characters help to carry the plot. I was satisfied with the endings,yes endings, as there are more than one happy ending needed in “Waltz With a Stranger”. Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley. For more information visit Sourcebooks Casablanca and My Book Addiction and More. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: MILD REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont think i would of bought this book if i didnt have a gift card. I would of missed out on an interesting love story! Loved each character!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend it for its plot and characters and the emotions expressed. It was fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although the concept of the story was sound, the pacing was tedious.
georgia1 3 months ago
London, May 1890 She'd met him while she was in the conservatory, not wanting to be amoung people who would just look at her and feel pity. Of course her twin was dancing and enjoying herself. Then she met him. James Trelawayand he asked her to dance. Aurelia had not feel this way before. He held her so she would not stumble with her limp, but she knew she might never see him again. Aurelia and her twin Amelia had come from America and were being hosted by their Godmother. One year later after Aurelia had gone to restore her health and came back to London confident and feeling so much better. But she finds her sister is engaged to the man she had waltzed with and now he is an Earl, having inherited recently. She could not believe it! She had thought of him so many times and hoped to see him again. What she did not know was that James had thought of her too. His cousins death had been a little suspicious and this leads to a mystery. A story of two kindred spirits who were meant for each other, if only they can admit and find a way. I truly enjoyed this book so much and look forward to reading more by this author! Lori D
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by: Jen Book provided by: Publisher Review originally posted at Romancing the Book I was absolutely impressed by Ms Sherwood’s debut novel, Waltz with a Stranger. From the romance to the mystery to the setting, it had everything I enjoy in a historical romance. Yes, there were a couple bumps along the way, but I can’t wait to see what Ms Sherwood has up her sleeve for her next novel. I love when one of the main characters is disabled in some way. In this book, it’s the heroine, Aurelia, who was injured in a riding accident that left her with a scar on her face and a noticeable limp. The book starts out at a ball where Aurelia is hiding out because of her “disfigurement” and ends up dancing a secret waltz with a stranger. Immediately afterward, she goes off to France to heal and blossom as she seems to have found reason to live again. Of course, as soon as she returns to London, things get interesting. And then we have our hero James. At the time of the dance, he’s just a simple mister who is only at the ball due to family obligations. But when he next meets Aurelia, he’s an Earl and engaged to her twin sister, Amy. Oh, what a tangle! Then we add in a mystery surrounding the death of the previous earl (and James’ cousin) and there’s a whole lot of story going on. I loved Aurelia. She was devoted to her sister and was ready to put aside her growing affection for James to not break Amy’s heart. And she overcame physical obstacles in her way while being so likeable. It was interesting to see Aurelia interact with her twin. They were complete opposites, but dearly loved each other and that made this whole love triangle touching. Aurelia is also smart and I enjoyed watching her help James solve the mystery of his cousin’s death. On the other hand there is James. For me, he’s the weaker link. In some ways, he’s almost too good to be true. You know the type, good with animals, never yells (even at the horrible relations descending on his home) and willing to pass up true love to honor a commitment. But he also seems a little dense at times. I often found myself shaking my head that Aurelia did more of the problem solving than James did. I mean, it’s possible. I just tend to prefer my heroes to be more alpha, even when there is a strong heroine involved. I think the one big complaint for me in this book is that there is a lot going on. Besides the romance and the mystery, there is a secondary romance of sorts involving Amy. And there are a lot of characters introduced. They just kept coming and often times I found myself having to stop to figure out who was who and how they worked into the story. I will admit that I didn’t completely see the solution to the mystery, so in that aspect I was happy. This was a page turner for me and with a few tweaks, I think it could have been a five star read. With great character development and a solid plot with some twists and turns… well, I congratulate Ms Sherwood on a great debut and highly recommend this read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its fun romantic and you have dirty secrets