Thursday, September 22, 2022

An Autumn Kiss: Timeless Victorian Collection Book 7 featuring stories by Laura Rollins, Annette Lyon & Lisa H. Catmull


about book:

An Autumn Kiss is the seventh book in the Timeless Victorian Collection, a bestselling anthology series from Mirror Press. The book features three novellas from acclaimed historical romance authors whose stories reveal if one kiss will change the lives of the three heroines.

“The Plucky Miss Ruth,” by Laura Rollins

Miss Ruth Hughes is certain she’s caught in a time loop—every day she wakes to find it exactly as the one before. A thrilling prospect to be sure. If the many books she reads on time travel has taught her anything, it is that to break free she must complete an all-important task. For Ruth the task is straightforward: reunite a couple, once desperately in love but forced apart by society. Unfortunately, things are not always as easy as they first appear. Struggling, Ruth opens up to the handsome Lord Lambert and he readily agrees to help. With autumn on the brink of turning into winter, time is running out for Ruth to help the ones who need her most. And, with a bit of luck, perhaps she can even find a little time for her own happily ever after.

“Mr. Dowling’s Remedy,” by Annette Lyon

Crandall Dowling’s aspirations of becoming a physician collapse when he develops symptoms that land him in an asylum. He’s been at Sherville Retreat long enough for autumn leaves to appear when Beverly Stanton arrives. She’s held under the dubious diagnosis of “hysteria” but seems perfectly sane, unlike Crandall, though his verbal and physical tics don’t seem to scare or even bother her. Beverly and Crandall develop a friendship fueled by an undeniable attraction that under other circumstances could become more. But in an asylum, one cannot plan a future, let alone one of love or marriage. Then tragedy strikes, testing staff and patients beyond anyone’s training. When the dust settles, Beverly’s diagnosis may be reversed, but if she leaves, what will become of her? What of Crandall? And what of their autumn-born love?

“A Railway Through the Roses,” by Lisa H. Catmull

Mr. Adrian Everard has tried everything to keep his father’s factory open, but a single solution remains. Marry an heiress before Christmas to fund the desperately needed railway. The local landowner, Lady Anne Baxter, will not agree to sell her garden—or her heart. Indeed, his childhood friend is determined to sabotage all his efforts to find a wife. As the deadline for Adrian to choose a bride draws close, one thing becomes painfully obvious. Saving the factory will mean losing the woman he loves forever.

my thoughts:

Love, love, love! What a fabulous anthology of novellas - Victorian historical romance at its very best! An Autumn Kiss is the seventh book in the Timeless Victorian Collection and it is AMAZING! Three fantastic stories that sweep you away to the Victorian era during the Fall season - how fun is that? I  really enjoyed each novella - they were unique, captivating, and such a treat to read. I grabbed a huge cuppa, settled down somewhere comfy, and dove right in. Talk about the perfect weekend read!

We have romance via a time loop, an asylum, and unrequited love - what more could we want, right? Each story makes for a quick and cozy read, which I just loved! And, I really enjoyed how each author explored love - they made you think about all the ways in which we love and wish to be loved. Such a terrific group of stories that easily complemented one another. I loved reading new-to-me authors, and now I can't wait to find more of their works. 

An Autumn Kiss is a truly delightful read! I would happily recommend this book to anyone and everyone looking for their next Fall read - you are going to fall in deep with this book! Check it out!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!

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