Thursday, May 22, 2014

Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice by Heidi Ashworth Review/Tour/Giveaway
A themed tour with Prism Book Tours

Welcome to my tour stop for THE ROSE GARDEN TOUR for
Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice
by Heidi Ashworth

Roses in the Miss Delacourt Series

It all begins when the Dowager Duchess of Marcross sends her grandson, Sir Anthony Crenshaw, to accompany her niece, Miss Ginny Delacourt, to their country estate to check on the roses. The Dowager is concerned since her neighbor is keen on stealing cuttings from her spectacular rose garden for Rosehaven, his rose-inspired country home. On the way, they have a carriage accident and are held up by highwaymen but it isn't until they are quarantined at Rosehaven for the pox that Ginny's and Sir Anthony's love begins to bloom.

Thus the series begins...
Heidi Ashworth, the author, has a beautiful rose garden and each stop is showcasing one of her roses. 
Here is mine:

Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice
by Heidi Ashworth
Adult Historical Romance
Ebook, 274 pages
April 24th 2014 by Dunhaven Place Publishing

Mr. Colin Lloyd-Jones and his friend, Sir Anthony Crenshaw, make a pact to avoid the fair sex during the course of an entire season in order to nurse their wounded hearts. As they shake hands on it, they have no idea that one would soon be off on a trip to escort a young lady to the country and the other soon to fall head over heels in love with Miss Elizabeth Armistead. Sadly, Miss Armistead is only interested in those she trusts not to become so besotted with her beauty that they cannot see her true self. Prior to meeting Colin, she had only met one man fitting that description and she has promised to be his bride. However, Mr. Cruikshank is not due to arrive in London for a full month. Can Colin convince Miss Armistead that he loves her for more than her beauty before her betrothed's ship arrives on British shores?

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My Review: I really enjoy this time period and the characters in this story are delightful! I love the references to Miss Delacourt.

Elizabeth is a beautiful young woman and she knows it, yet she isn't vain at all. She's a very kind and caring person and just wants to be loved for who she is and not what she looks like. "She had been admired by more men than she could count, all of whom bore the same stunned expression on his face as the young earl. It was an expression she loathed, just as she loathed the hypocrisy of those who professed to love her, but only wished to possess her beauty." She is engaged to be married to someone who doesn't love her for her beauty and therefore, feels it is safe to go about London, since she's not looking for that special someone. Sometimes, when you least expect it, that someone appears. I thought Elizabeth was a very determined and loyal woman. She was almost loyal to a fault. She's so giving and friendly and I loved the relationship she had with her mother and aunt. Her friend, however, was another matter. I could understand how jealousy and envy could come between them--Katherine was pretty immature to have handled things the way that she did, instead of trying to talk through things. It was like England brought out a hidden side to her.

Colin is determined to find his sister a match, yet he has already sworn off the season with his friend. He doesn't like any of the men that he father has picked, so the duty lies with him. He wasn't expecting to fall for Elizabeth, yet he just can't help himself. What man can? I loved how close Colin and Analisa were and how their relationship as siblings was light and humorous, yet deep and constant. He's a man who knows what he wants and is determined to find his way to the end.

I loved the mystery and suspense element, which wasn't the main theme. It added a little flair to the ending and was just the right touch to the story.

Content: no language; very minimal, mild violence; kissing. Clean!


Heidi Ashworth, author of the popular Miss Delacourt series, including the award-winning Miss Delacourt Has Her Day, is a busy wife and mother who's grateful for a bit of peace and quiet in which to write. An unapologetic anglophile, she is determined to return to England to see the home of Jane Austen, a landmark she missed during her first trip across the pond, though she knows Lord Byron's house to be a suitable substitute. She's smitten with books, chocolate, and roses, not necessarily in that order, and is never averse to a round of Guitar Hero.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

- US Grand Prize: $50 Amazon gift card and paperback copy of Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice
- 3 ebooks of Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice (US and open INT to these countries: England, Canada, Belguim, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Poland, Italy, France, Japan, and Australia)

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1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed the review, thank you.