Sunday, January 14, 2018

Rachel's Random Resource's Book Tours Book Review: The Captain's Disgraced Lady

The Captain’s Disgraced Lady

Who is Captain Harry Fanton?
When Juliana Milford first encounters Captain Harry Fanton, she finds him arrogant and rude. There’s no way she’ll fall for his dazzling smile! Her visit to Chadcombe House was always going to prompt questions over her scandalous family, so she’s touched when Harry defends her reputation. She’s discovering there’s more to Harry than she’d first thought...

A man so plagued by the demons of war, he’s sworn he’ll never marry, no matter how tempted...

About Catherine Tinley
Catherine Tinley writes witty, heartwarming Regency love stories. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings. After a career encompassing speech and language therapy, NHS management, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now works for Sure Start. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, and dog.

Review: This is the kind of historical that I have always loved, Regency! Juliana is making a trip with her mother to visit her newly married friend Charlotte in England. 

On there way there they encounter Captain Harry.  At first, I wasn't fond of Juliana. She was over the top domineering when it came to her mother and she wasn't very understanding 

When she arrives at her friend's home, she learns that Harry is none other than Charlotte's brother in law

There's an instant attraction between the two, though Juliana doesn't realize what she's feeling. Harry is a bit of a flirt, which doesn't make things easier between the two.

Catherine writes Regency the way I like them, clean. This story wouldn't have felt right if there were a lot of passionate love scenes. So yay for not having gratuitous sex scenes where they weren't needed.

I enjoyed how Juliana and Harry came together, though their mutual desire to care for her mother. When rumor's start to swirl about Juliana's parentage, Harry really steps up.

The conflict in the novel revolves around Juliana's mom and then Harry's feelings of inadequacy that seem to stem from PTSD.

The resolution of both these conflicts are a little unsatisfying, as it was fairly easy to deduce who the General was. I wanted to shake Juliana and her mother a few times for the secret keeping and in Juliana's case her inability to ask the obvious.

With Harry it wasn't so simple. His feelings of unworthiness certainly weren't merited, especially as his past is revealed.

These two certainly loved each other. It takes war to finally bring them together and Waterloo to make everything work out for everyone.

I really loved the twist at the end that involves the odious two Wakleys.

I can't wait to read more by Catherine Tinley.

Rating: 4 flowers

Giveaway – Win 2 x signed copies of The Captain’s Disgraced Lady (Open to UK only).


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