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The author of the book: Trisha Telep
Language: English
ISBN: 1849010153
ISBN 13: 9781849010153
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 539 KB
Edition: Robinson Publishing
Date of issue: July 27th 2010

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I love these Mammoth Romance Anthologies, so even though regency romances are not my thing I couldn't resist giving The Mammoth Book of Regency Romance (TMBoRR) with its twenty three short romances a try. And I ended up being glad that I did.

This BIG book had a nice variety of stories, most of which felt much longer than I would have imagined and many with a surprising amount of steam. I found that the stories which I liked best were not the ones with the most complicated setups, mostly because there just wasn't the space for those stories to transition in a way which felt natural and to make the resolutions satisfying. On the whole, I found that stories which built off of a 'big misunderstanding' to keep former lovers apart for years and which had them hating each other at the start were my least favorite. Instead, I preferred the stories with lovers separated by circumstance getting a second chance or the ones with neighbors or friends taking it to the next level.

I am not knowledgeable when it comes to this genre - Although, to my surprise, I did actually recognize a few authors. So I can't really comment on the popularity of the collection of authors which editor Tricia Telep has amassed for TMBoRR. But if Telep's other collections are any indication, I am sure that regency fans will find many beloved names. Here's a short blurb for each author's story so you can be the judge and my rating for each

"Desperate Measures" -Candace Hern - She's decided to get the attention of the man she's secretly loved by making him jealous but there's a slight hitch in her plan. (3 stars)

"Upon a Midnight Clear" - Anna Campbell - An accident brings an estranged husband and wife back together after ten years. Could fate be offering them a second chance? (2 stars - a ten year big misunderstanding was just too much for me)

"The Dashing Miss Langley" - Amanda Grange - After two years, an independent woman reconnects with the man she thought would offer for her but whose absence left her questioning his true feelings. (3 stars)

"Cynders and Ashe" - Elizabeth Boyle - A dissatisfied customer and a misplaced invitation combine to offer a talented seamstress an opportunity to attend a highly coveted annual ball and to see the 'prince' she was forced to flee the last go round. (4 stars - A charming twist on Cinderella, a bit of 'magic' made the initial quick connection work for me)

"His Wicked Revenge" - Vanessa Kelly - He plans to blackmail his former lover into becoming his mistress to gain revenge on her family (1 star -a big misunderstanding plus the leading man in this one started out so ruthless that I was mad at the heroine for forgiving his rotten treatment so easily.)

"Lady Invisible" - Patricia Rice - A widowed Major back from war needs a wife to help him tame his wild child. (3 stars - pleasant enough, I liked the former military officer who was clueless about the women in his life)

"The Piano Tutor" - Anthea Lawson - A handsome piano tutor brings more than music back into a young widow's life. (3 stars - pleasant enough)

"Stolen" - Emma Wildes - Friends since childhood, after helping her 'retrieve' her property, he maneuvers her into sharing a room at an inn and the intimate adventure he's always dreamt of (4 stars - I love it when dreams come true)

"Her Gentleman Thief" - A victim of highway robbery on the eve of her wedding, a young woman allows a thief to steal her reputation in order to save her sister's. (4 stars - The hero had promise and I'd have liked for this one to have been a bit longer)

"The Weatherly's Ball" - Christine Kelley - Even though it’s been years and she is now a widow, the tales of her ruination still persist as the woman returns to the ball where her reputation was lost and finds the ghost from her past still alive. (3 stars - the hero loses so of his appeal when he's cruel to the heroine)

"Panchamaabhuta"- Leah Ball - A widow and a sexy roguish thief vie for the possession of a ring (2.5 stars - I had a hard time getting past, the heroine sleeping with stranger she knows is a thief)

"Angelique" - Margo Maguire - Returning from abroad after her father's death, a woman finds that the fiancé she jilted is trustee to her inheritance. (3 stars)

"Like No Other" - Caroline Linden - A retired sea captain, captivated by his widowed neighbor longs to move their friendship beyond pleasant conversation shared across their common garden wall. (4 stars - the slow growing love and two people finally taking the risk to acknowledge it appealed to me)

"Catch of the Season" - Shirley Kennedy - Lord Melton, the "catch of the Season", has asked her to wed. She should be thrilled but should she go with her head or with her heart when she meets his "ne'er do well" younger brother. (4 stars)

"French Intuition" - Delilah Marvelle - An estranged couple will play a bedroom game to try to regain what was lost between them and save their marriage. (2 stars - this has the skeleton of really good story but needed to be longer to capitalize on it)

"A Suitable Gentleman" - Sara Bennett - Resigned to taking care of her hypochondriac aunt, a woman entertains no hope of marriage or family, but a newcomer to town captivated by her wit may just change her mind. (2.5 stars - this one also needed to be longer, but the hero's enchantment with the heroine, connected with me)

"Gretna Green" - Sharon Page - Though she's fled from marriage herself, a dressmaker facilitates elopements for young ladies wishing to wed men not of their parents choosing - until the lover she left behind turns up to investigate the disappearance of one of the young ladies. (3 stars)

"Little Miss Independent" - Julia Templeton - Five years later she is no longer a child in pigtails but a beautiful young women who takes his breath away. She sees past the scars which have made him a monster in society's eyes to the man she has always loved. (4 stars - beauty and the beast, with a dollop of secret love for a big brother's best friend - both favorite themes of mine)

"The Devil's Bargain" - Deborah Raleigh - A married woman has carved a new life for herself until the husband she abandoned on her wedding day turns up. (2 stars - another big misunderstanding too easily resolved)

"Kindred Souls" - Barbara Metzger - A woman who was 'ruined' and a former soldier whose name was besmirched by the same foul man, are former sweethearts who have a chance to reclaim their honor and their love. (1 star - I am not generally a technical reader but the writing style made it difficult for me to get involved in this story)

"Remember" - Michelle Ann Young - A rakish man is hired by a family to save a young lord from offering for a fortune seeking woman and if at the same time the rake gets his revenge on the woman with whom he shared a past, it's all the better. (3 stars)

"Moonlight" - Carolyn Jewel - A young man and a widow who have shared a lifelong friendship discover that everything between them suddenly looks different by moonlight. (3 stars - but I'd have liked it better as a full novel, the transition from friends to lovers needed days not minutes - for those with language issues this one has a variant of the f-word)

"Invitation to a Scandal" - Lorraine Heath - Inheriting a title and a huge debt a broken young Earl sits in an almost empty mansion until he receives and invitation and a proposition from a beautiful wealthy young woman with a scandalous heritage. (4 stars - the heroine was incredibly appealing and I liked how she achieves her dreams while bringing him back to life)

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Ebook Mammoth Book Of Regency Romance read Online! Trisha Telep was the romance and fantasy book buyer at Murder One, a London crime, mystery, and romance bookstore; she's now co-owner of the virtual bookstore www.murderone.co.uk and an editor of romance and supernatural anthologies for Mammoth. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she now lives in London.


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