Monday, February 10, 2014

Review for 'The Finishing of Lady Amelia' and Valentine's Giveaway with Scarlett Rains

Lady Amelia Fitzailwyn knows everything about everything... she certainly does not require Finishing School! If John and Alex had not tattled on her, she would still be home! It was fine for them to chase every skirt in the Kingdom but she has one kiss ...or two, and Uncle carts her off! Day one of her banishment, at Madame de Rigeur's Young Ladies Finishing Academie, is dismal. Her roommate is insular, Clarissa is cruel...and that spotty girl's rash is probably contagious! Then, she meets Monsieur Pelfrie, the handsomest man she has ever seen, and Amelia decides it might just be possible to endure the two long years away from home. 

Enjoy this delightful tale of mischief and mayhem as a sheltered young woman comes of age in Georgian England. Includes excerpts from Scarlett Rains’ captivating Sisters of the Heart series!

About the Author

Author of the popular Sisters of the Heart Series books: Promises of the Heart and Seduction of a Bluestocking

Scarlett Rains was raised in an orphanage, survived that and breast cancer! She considers all of it a blessing, refuses to let anything stop her; insisting that life is what you make it! Scarlett is a person who will spout optimistic 'truths' with her last breath! She is a busy grandma juggling a hectic schedule to try to balance her family's needs (including her insular cat's hissy-fits and her demanding dog's pathetic begging for belly rubs) and still manage a few minutes to write her stories. She often awakens from a sound sleep, jumps up, snatches a cup of coffee and hides in her office behind locked doors typing 18th century romance novels. Scarlett believes escaping her day-to-day responsibilities by living vicariously in the lives of the characters she creates keeps her out of trouble …and saves the cost of psychotherapy services. The author’s delightful Sisters of the Heart Series books are enjoyed by readers around the world. Scarlett loves receiving feedback and ideas from her readers.

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First off, I must point out that when I have become part of the writing community in 2012, Mrs. Rains was one of the first people I met and I have learned a lot from her during this time. Hosting her on my blog is a great privileged for me, and I can only wish her all the best with her books and her blog where she gives valuable information to newcomers. She is a very talented author, passionate about writing and helping others to be the best. It is really great to know her.

My 4 Star review
I received the book from the author for an honest review.

A coming of age historical set in the Gregorian time where manners and the conduct of a lady was the most valued commodity she could have. Lady Amelia proofed to be a handful by her uncle and was send away exactly for that reason. But we soon learned that this lady had a mind of her own and mischief and mayhem followed her and her friends throughout their two years of school.
With subjects like dancing, the handling of a fan and penmanship these ladies were groomed with one purpose, to get the best marriage proposal. Amelia, with her romantic heart wanted to know all about love, kissing and romance and found herself often at the mercy of her friends who did not feel the same. As we know, life has a way to mold us and it was no different for Lydia, Elisabeth, Josie, Ann and Clarissa. Harsh realities had made them weary for the marriage bond and from day one Lydia refused to be caught in such a bond.
As we learn more about them you could not help but be drawn to each character. Each had their own identity that sets them apart. Making this group diverse and interesting. The pranks they played on Clarissa caused a few entertaining moments, some were down right nasty.
The teachers were strict and rigid in their teaching, taking no nonsense from these girls. But that they were stretched to the limit was an understatement with these young women.
A really fun read, fast paced and well written makes this a good read and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

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1 comment:

  1. Lynelle, thank you for you sweet introduction. :-) It does matter to me to help other authors as much as I can. I hope my little blog posts are useful to them. I am so happy you enjoyed this story. Your review is lovely. I appreciate it so much.