Sexy, unusual, and vastly entertaining The best historical romance I ve read this year Anna Campbell, author of the Dashing Widows seriesA ridiculously wonderful story NetGalley reviewerOn her 25th birthday, Charlotte Appleby receives an unusual gift the ability to change shape Penniless and orphaned, she sets off for London to make her fortune as a man But a position as secretary to Lord Cosgrove proves unexpectedly challenging Someone is trying to destroy Cosgrove and his life is increasingly in jeopardy.As Charlotte plunges into Londons backstreets at Cosgroves side, hunting his persecutor, she finds herself fighting for her lifeand falling in loveThe best historical romance I have read all year Rachel Heroes THIS IS SO FUN I want to grab people on the street and make them read it Goodreads reviewerLength Full length novel of 94,000 wordsSensuality level A hot Regency romance with steamy love scenes Q with passion, danger, adventure, romance, and a little magic thrown into the mix.Why did you write this series I wanted to get my well bred heroines out of the drawing rooms and put them in the way of adventure and romance But I didnt want to write a series where magic is common I wanted to write a series where only a few characters have magic, and its a deep, dark secret, and no one else knows.How would you describe your writing Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever I adore Georgette Heyer Shes why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over If youve not read The Grand Sophy, please do so Ive also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments.Who would like this series This series will appeal to readers who enjoy the historical backdrop of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen, the emotion of Mary Balogh and Courtney Milan, and the magic of Patricia Rice and Mary Robinette Kowal Quite a broad range, really What order should I read the series in Each book, whether a novel or novella, can be read as a standalone, but many readers prefer to read them in order And although the series is set in Regency England, a quartet of medieval novellas form the prequel.The ideal reading order would be The Fey Quartet series prequel Maythorns Wish Hazels PromiseIvys ChoiceLarkspurs QuestThe Baleful Godmother seriesUnmasking Miss ApplebyResisting Miss MerryweatherTrusting Miss TrenthamClaiming Mister KempRuining Miss WrothamDiscovering Miss DalrymplePlus three interlinked Baleful Godmother series to come.Happy reading...
|Title||:||Unmasking Miss Appleby (Baleful Godmother Historical Romance Series Book 1) (English Edition)|
|Publisher||:||Emily Larkin Auflage 1 7 November 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||583 Pages|
|File Size||:||971 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Unmasking Miss Appleby (Baleful Godmother Historical Romance Series Book 1) (English Edition) Reviews
I totally enjoyed reading this; the story is well-written and I did not notice any grammatical errors or discrepancies in the storyline.Unhappy being treated as a servant by her uncle's family, Charlotte decides to use the gift of metamorphosis (new speak: shape shifting) to become independent ... as a man, as her opportunities are then much greater. One of her first assignments as Cosgrove's secretary Mr. Albin is to accompany him as he questions his enemies to find out who is behind the attacks on him. There are some amusing scenes where Cosgrove speaks openly to Mr. Albin of topics he would never breach with a young woman.The story is quite believable, aside from Charlotte's changing back and forth, but even that is described in a logical manner. I like both hero and heroine, who are not overdrawn.I look forward to reading more of Emily Larkin's work.
Ich muss gestehen, ich war wirklich überrascht und etwas skeptisch was die Qualität der Geschichte angeht, da ich mit Mrs Larkin's Werk nicht vertraut bin und meiner Erfahrung nach Gratis E-Books nur deshalb gratis sind, weil die Geschichten die dahinter stecken nicht wirklich toll sind.Das ist hier definitiv anders. Eine wirklich gekonnt erzählte Geschichte, mit interessanten, einmaligen Charakteren, und einem magischen Twist, der nicht übertrieben wirkt sondern einfach in diese Geschichte gehört. Ich kann die Lektüre nur jedem empfehlen der trotz der zwangsläufigen Vorhersehbarkeit solcher Geschichten einen kleinen ungewöhnlichen Dreh zu schätzen weis.
I loved the book from the very beginning. Georgette Heyer has been one of my favorite authors and I can't help being reminded of her books in a very good way. The fantasy fairy touch of the story is not overly predominant: the heroine lives with her well situated aunt and uncle, as unpaid servant whom they name Charity instead of her real name Charlotte. On her birthday, a fairy appears offering one magical gift for a favor earned by an ancestor of Charlotte. Charlotte selects the gift of transforming so that she can shift to a man's body and finally earn her living in a way that is not open to women at that period. This is how she comes to be Marcus's secretary. Her increasingly frequent shifts to different human but also animal shapes are the story's fantasy element.Marcus, the main male character, aims to stop slavery but is threatened by unknown enemies who seek to intimidate or even eliminate him. He takes a slowly building liking to the innocent young man in his service who does not know Mr. Jackson nor Cribb (famous boxing stars at that period) and asks the most curious questions.Where your usual regency novels hints or describes chaste kissing, the author goes behind bedroom doors and into details which may or may not be your cup of tea. At least, the author has the decency to wait until well after the first half of the book until the main characters get intimate.The story is well written and made me laugh out loud a lot.It mixes elements of regency romance with detective, erotica, and fantasy in an appealing way.This is the kind of book that completely captivates me and just makes me want more when I finish the last page.
I love romances of any kind - steamy and clean, historical, contemporary and paranormal, I'm not picky. I don't evplot. en mind if there is a certain lack of plot. What I do require, though, are likable and believable characters and (at best) witty dialogues. This book had an abundance of all that AND it was also free of all those voice-to-text glitches (you know: broad mare instead of brood mare, sleeping birth insteadt of berth, here here instead of hear hear, AND SO ON - some books are just riddled with these!) AND it was wonderfully whimsical. I personally totally loved the "pego" bit ;-) The first love scene was a bit disappointing - but this is all the criticism I can offer.So, try this book!
entertaining and very well written, Ms Larkin delivers a great story.I love that Miss Ableby is a smart young woman, more than able to take care of herself. No simpering, but real emotions and comprehensible actions. Lord Cosgrove came across as a great love interest and a multi-dimensional person. Their love story was excellent and the added magical element just right - loved it !
I don't want to retell the story, you can read it in the reviews above. So, in short: I was highly amused and liked this story very much.The scenes where Albin asks his questions about things that Charlotte can't know about made me smile, very hard. Actually I don't like Fantasy and have no idea about it - but this nod to fairy tales I could accept and even enjoy. In the story it's logical used - if one can say so - and not overdone. I liked also how the author took her characters seriously. And: there was a proof reader - Emily Larkin even thanked him !!! - and the result is a smooth reading. All in all: highly recommended.
It was a refreshing regency novel with a twist. The storyline was a bit different because of the heroine's paranormal skills and full of suspense.I enjoyed very much reading it.
Wir können alle nicht zaubern, und eine Fee sehen wir nie, doch das Buch erfüllte alle Träume und Wünsche, und es wurde nie kitschig.Starke Story und starke Frau. Klasse!