Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Rise of Miss Notley by Rachael Anderson {Review}

The Rise of Miss Notley (Tanglewood #2)
by Rachael Anderson
Published February 20th 2017 by HEA Publishing


To escape an undesirable match, Miss Notley must give up her riches for rags.

When Miss Coralynn Notley’s father barters her off to the first titled gentleman to come along, she realizes she must flee her home or be forced to wed a despicable man. Driven by desperation, she applies for the position of housekeeper at Tanglewood Manor, the home of the handsome Mr. Jonathan Ludlow.

The moment Jonathan sees Miss Notley, he is intrigued. She is far too young and inexperienced, yet there is something about her that that inspires a certain hope within him. Does he dare offer her the position of housekeeper or will doing so result in catastrophe?


My Review: 5 Stars

This is Book 2 in the Tanglewood series, but it can stand alone and it's definitely worth reading, as it's a very happy book. I love the Regency period and often wonder what it would really be like to live back then. Of course, it would probably be better if I had a title than if I had to be a servant. Cora is caught between the two worlds. Her parents almost force their way into society and in an effort to secure their position, they decide to marry her off to a most detestable man. So she runs away and becomes a servant--a housekeeper, to be exact. What would I do if I were in her shoes? I honestly don't know, but it would sure be miserable to be stuck with someone you can't stand. She knows what she wants and won't let anything stand in her way of obtaining it.

There's something about Cora, whether it's her teasing nature or sunny disposition, that draws those around her close. Her humor diffuses tense situations and breaks down barriers. Jonathan is considered to be somewhat of a tyrant, but Cora captivates him from first sight. I love the way they balance each other, especially when Cora is able to worm her way in and cause changes around the whole place. I love their relationship so much! I love the little misunderstandings and the slight groveling to resolve the situation. There are some shimmery sparks from the start and it's fun to see what happens, especially with the few little twists.

These are characters who are fun, interesting, and easy to adore in a beautiful country setting. I can't wait to get another story in the series!

Content: mild romance

*I received a copy through eBooks for Review. No favorable review was required and all thoughts are my own.*


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About the Author:

Rachael AndersonA USA Today bestselling author of clean romance, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

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