Sunday, April 12, 2015

A Kiss For Miss Kingsley by Collette Cameron

Title:  A Kiss for Miss Kingsley
Author:  Collette Cameron
Published:  December 21/14
Length:  48pgs
Genre:  historical romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Olivia Kingsley didn’t expect to fall in love and receive a secret marriage proposal two weeks into her first Season. However, one dance with Allen Wimpleton, heir to a viscountcy, and her fate is sealed. Or so she thinks until her eccentric and ailing father, unaware of Allen’s proposal, announces he’s moving the family to the Caribbean for a year. Unaware of her father’s ill health, Allen demands she choose—him or her father.

Heartbroken at his callousness, but thankful he’s revealed his true nature before she married him, Olivia turns her back on their love. The year becomes three, enough time for her broken heart to heal, and after her father dies, Olivia returns to England. Coming face to face with Allen, she realizes she never purged him from her heart and once again the flames of love ignite, but is it too late?

My Review:

Cameron’s writing takes you back in time, transplanting you into the lives of these fantastic characters for a short while. She allows us to experience a day in an era where many of us would have loved to have lived. This author’s narrative & descriptions allow readers to picture each and every aspect of the world in which the characters life. The beauty of the ball shines through while the emotions of the characters’ reunion are palpable. I wore my heart on my sleeve throughout.

These characters are developed in the here and now very well, especially for a short story. I felt as if I had actually met them at the ball. Their emotional reunion had my heart in knots. Olivia’s quoting of the Lady’s Guide never failed to make me giggle (ok, I may have even snorted once or twice).

This was a fantastic short story that gives readers a dash & a taste of life in the ton of London. As much as I’d love to delve deeper into the stories of these characters, this story was fantastic in and of itself.

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