Wednesday, October 28, 2009

On My Nightstand - The House on Grosvenor Square - By Linore Rose Burkard

Since my foray into Regency Romance began with Linore Rose Burkard's first book, "Before the Season Ends," I looked forward to Ariana's new adventure. She's snagged London's most eligible bachelor, Mr. Mornay, and plans her wedding.

Ah, but all is not peaches and cream. Not everyone is delighted with the match. Her beloved's housekeeper fears Ariana will dismiss her, and she'll be out on the street. Mr. Mornay's enemy is angry and seeks revenge, using Ariana to get back at him.

The author gets Ariana into so much hot water that I want to rescue her. The book has a high tension level and deserves the term Romantic Regency Suspense. This is no tea and crumpets novel. Right to the end, I wondered what other evil would befall our hapless heroine.

If you're a big fan of Regency Romance, you'll love, "The House on Grosvenor Square."

12 comments:

Jessica said...

Great review Susan! I still haven't read the first one but it's nice to know that the sequel is good too. :-)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

Linore's an excellent writer. I hope her books will go on your Wish List. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Rosslyn Elliott said...

Linore is one writer I keep meaning to check out. I'm now going to head over to look at her first chapter on Amazon!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Rosslyn -

I'd read Before the Season Ends prior to this book. Otherwise, you'll miss the whole boy meets girl thing.

Linore has a firm grasp on the Regency period. She also has a newsletter with contests, Regency tidbits, etc.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jill Kemerer said...

Oh! I love Regency romance! Sounds like a delightful book.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jill -

If you haven't already read Linore's first book, check out Before the Season ends. Book 2 is a sequel.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Eileen Astels Watson said...

I've heard of this one, but I don't usually read many historicals, unless they're written by an author I know. I'm more a contemporary geek.

This does sound good, though!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Eileen -

If you decide to try a historical, I suggest you start with her book, "Before the Season Ends." This book is a sequel.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for sharing this review, Susan. I've had my eye on this book for a while; now I have more insight on it. Thanks and blessings,
Karen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

If you haven't read, "Before the Season Ends," it would be a good idea to get that first. This is the sequel.

I think you'd enjoy both of them. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Amy De Trempe said...

I've wanted to read her novels I just haven't gotten to them yet. Thanks for hte review.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Amy -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

With Christmas coming soon, it's a great time to make a book Wish List. :)

Blessings,
Susan