Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review 'Someone To Love' by Mary Balogh


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30312989-someone-to-love
Humphrey Westcott, Earl of Riverdale, has died, leaving behind a fortune that will forever alter the lives of everyone in his family—including the daughter no one knew he had...

Anna Snow grew up in an orphanage in Bath knowing nothing of the family she came from. Now she discovers that the late Earl of Riverdale was her father and that she has inherited his fortune. She is also overjoyed to learn she has siblings. However, they want nothing to do with her or her attempts to share her new wealth. But the new earl’s guardian is interested in Anna…

Avery Archer, Duke of Netherby, keeps others at a distance. Yet something prompts him to aid Anna in her transition from orphan to lady. As London society and her newfound relatives threaten to overwhelm Anna, Avery steps in to rescue her and finds himself vulnerable to feelings and desires he has hidden so well and for so long.

The Facts:


Publication Date:
November 8th, 2016
Series:
Westcott #1
Genre:
Historical Romance
Pages:
400
Formats:
eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio
Available at:

My Review:


I just love Historical Romance novels. There is just something about those books that makes me feel happy.  I definitely feel like I’m traveling through time when I read a Historical Romance novel, and the romance just always has this almost magical feel about it. And the books I’ve read by Mary Balogh, were really good, so when the time came I grabbed my copy of ‘ Someone To Love’ and started reading.

In ‘ Someone To Love’ we meet Anna Snow. Anna has lived in a orphanage all her life and is now a teacher. One day Anna receives a letter that will change her life forever. Anna Snow is really the daughter of a very rich Earl, and she is the one who inherits all his money. In a blink of the eye Anna is one of the richest woman and soon she has to learn everything there is to know about the ‘ton’. Thankfully, Avery Archer, Duke of Netherby is there to help Anna out.

Just like the other books I read by Mary Balogh, ‘Someone To Love’ is a very nice and easy to read book. I took me a little time to get into the story, but when I did I was definitely fascinated by this read.
The whole Young-woman-living-in-an-orphanage part had a big cinderella feel about it and I really enjoyed reading Anna’s story.

The romance between Anna and Avery was something I just didn’t really ‘feel’. I just couldn’t really feel the chemistry between those two and I kept wondering if I somehow missed the whole falling in love bit. It was all very sudden and unexpected. It was still a nice romance story to read, but I just didn’t really got the feeling.

Anna was definitely a nice character. She was a very strong woman, who didn’t really seem to fit into her time. She was very opinionated and really just wanted to have a family of her own.
Avery was very mysterious, and still was this way at the end. I enjoyed reading about him, but I still feel like I don’t know him at all. And the whole Chinese fight stuff, just felt a little weird to me.

Overall ‘Someone To Love’ was a nice Historical Romance novel with a good story, and some nice characters.

My Rating:

About the Author:


Mary Jenkins was born in 1944 in Swansea, Wales, UK. After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high school English, on a two-year teaching contract in 1967. She married her Canadian husband, Robert Balogh, and had three children, Jacqueline, Christopher and Sian. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, music and knitting. She also enjoys watching tennis and curling.

Mary Balogh started writing in the evenings as a hobby. Her first book, a Regency love story, was published in 1985 as A Masked Deception under her married name. In 1988, she retired from teaching after 20 years to pursue her dream to write full-time. She has written more than seventy novels and almost thirty novellas since then, including the New York Times bestselling 'Slightly' sextet and 'Simply' quartet. She has won numerous awards, including Bestselling Historical of the Year from the Borders Group, and her novel Simply Magic was a finalist in the Quill Awards. She has won seven Waldenbooks Awards and two B. Dalton Awards for her bestselling novels, as well as a Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award.

For more information about Mary Balogh please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.

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