Book Review

by Tessa Dare

Genre: Regency Period, Historical Romance, England
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: Regency England

2011 Historical Love & Laughter Award Winner

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Since her 2009 debut, Dare has struck just the right chord with readers. Her light yet fascinating plots, disarming characters, sense of humor and sensuality enthrall. Dare dares to create memorable and unique stories that are sure to remain reader favorites for years.

There is no place in England like Spindle Cove, a coastal respite for young ladies longing to get away from society’s strictures and heal their minds, bodies and souls. No one knows this better than Susanna Finch, who “founded” the retreat on her father’s property. Few men are allowed in the village, so the women can be themselves. When rumors of a possible attack by Napoleon’s forces surface, Victor Bramwell, Earl of Rycliff, is asked to mount a militia in Spindler Cove. Susanna is proud of her haven for women and will not allow Victor to ruin it. Victor needs this assignment, and soon they both realize they need each other. Can they put aside stubborn pride and past mistrusts to have a forever kind of love? (AVON, Sep., 380 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: AVON

Published: September 2011

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(7 ratings)

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A Night to Surrender

Submitted by Robin in PA on November 23, 2013 - 2:53pm.

Soldier Victor Bramwell, the newly minted Earl of Rycliff, is trying to get a new command after being badly injured during battle. His travels take him and his companions to Spindle Cove. Sir Lewis Finch, a friend of Bram's father, promises to help Bram get a command if he can put together a militia for Spindle Cove. The only problem is Spindle Cove is predominately inhabited by women. Susanna Finch uses the town as a refuge for women who just don't fit in with society. Some are spinsters, some are women in troubled marriages, and others just don't fit into society's mold. Susanna sees the militia as and end to her serene life. With the influx of men, especially Bram, Spindle Cove will never be the same.

The first book in the Spindle Cove series is a fun story with interesting characters. Bram wants nothing more than to get back into the army, but his injury is preventing it. Susanna wants to protect her community from the influence of men, and is worried that by having a militia, everything will change. I liked the romance and the humor in this book. The supporting characters were also fun. Can't wait for the next book in the series. My rating: 4.5 Stars.