These Three lovely novellas take the reader on a tour of Devonshire’s finest fictional inns.
The Inns of Devonshire is a beautiful anthology of sweet Regency romances centered in picturesque English inns.
The book includes three novellas: The Seventh Star Inn by Sally Britton, The Truth About Mr. Blackmore by Annette Lyon, and The Coachman’s Choice by Deborah M. Hathaway.
Our thanks to Austenprose and the authors for the advanced reader’s copy.
ASIN : B099SJDFGV
Publisher : Mirror Press (October 5, 2021)
Print length : 300 pages
Language : English
Three novellas, three times the romance, and three times the love . . . in this brand new Timeless Regency Collection
The Seventh Star Inn, by Sally Britton
After years of looking after one another, Susan Baxter and her mother view their neighbors in Totnes as family. When a new landlord inherits the leases on their homes and businesses alike, Susan dreads knowing her world could change at the whim of a stranger. But when she meets Collin Stonecroft and his inquisitive daughter, her feelings shift quickly from cautionary to hopeful. Collin has lived in the confines of London boarding houses all his life, and he’s determined to give his daughter more. They check into the Seventh Star Inn with plans to return to London as soon as possible, but both find Miss Baxter and her local history lessons far too enchanting to leave behind. When Susan learns of Collin’s proposed changes to her beloved neighborhood, will she be able to help him see that some things are perfect the way they are?
The Truth about Mr. Blackmore, by Annette Lyon
Leigh’s life at the Old Grey Inn is drudgery broken by flights of fancy thanks in part to novels by Simon Blackmore. When Mattias McGrady comes to the inn for a fortnight, Leigh captures his attention. A relationship develops, and she dreads the end of his stay, which will mean a return to an unhappy life. An urgent letter to Mattias leads to him inviting Leigh to an event that stands to change both of their lives forever. If all goes well, Leigh will have a life of her choosing after all. But half-truths and lies have a way of complicating matters. When their plans go awry, Leigh loses her reputation and Mattias almost surely loses his career. Can either of them find happiness?
The Coachman’s Choice, by Deborah M. Hathaway
Ever-reliable Mary Thorne has helped her widowed mother run The Golden Mermaid Inn for years. She spends her days greeting guests, ensuring the inn runs smoothly—and dodging flirtatious remarks from passing coachmen. But she’s far too busy to pay any attention to such men, even the enticingly attractive Mr. Northcott. Known far and wide for his horsemanship, punctuality, and dallying reputation, Robert Northcott relishes his life as a coachman, especially his freedom to flirt with numerous women from inn to inn, all without the messy details of commitment. There’s just one woman who’s immune to his charms: the lovely, single landlady of The Golden Mermaid. Robert is determined to win Mary over, just as heartily as she is determined to keep her distance from him. But his carefree life is threatened when his pursual of Mary becomes more than just a game…
ABOUT THE SERIES
Since 2015, Mirror Press has been publishing the Timeless Regency Collection, a curated anthology of novellas and short stories set in early 19th century England. Featuring bestselling authors from the historical romance genre, the series has hit the USA TODAY bestselling list and charted at #1 at Amazon.com. Learn more about the series and other anthologies published by Mirror Press at their website.
From the Publisher’s Blurb
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The Seventh Star Inn
The Seventh Star Inn tells the lovely story of a vicar’s daughter (Susan) who lived with her mother in reduced circumstances after her father’s passing.
When their new landlord (Colin) arrived at the local inn, he came with his 10yo daughter, a lot of charm, and some undesirable ideas about renovations and rental increases.
I loved the relationship between Susan and Colin’s daughter and how it influenced the romance between the MCs.
Sweet and romantic!
The Truth about Mr. Blackmore
The renowned author Mr. Blackmore was undercover at an inn trying to work on his manuscript when he met the adorable Leigh, a poor relation of the inn’s owners.
I loved the main character’s humble backgrounds and how they both were independent and resourceful. I also enjoyed the slow-burn romance.
The Coachman’s Choice
A rogue coachman and a prim inn owner had to fight their mutual attraction because of past hurts and their incompatible goals in life.
I found Robert adorable and Mary so very smart and loyal. Once again, I enjoyed the social standing of the MCs (or lack thereof).
The story was well developed, and the couple had great chemistry.
Disclosure: I received a paperback copy from the author for an honest review.
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About the Authors
Sally Britton is sixth generation Texan, received her BA in English from Brigham Young University, and reads voraciously. She started her writing journey at the tender age of fourteen on an electric typewriter, and she’s never looked back.
Sally lives in Oklahoma with her husband, four children, and their overly energetic Australian Shepherd. She loves researching, hiking, and eating too much chocolate.
Annette Lyon is a USA Today bestselling author, an 8-time recipient of Utah’s Best in State medal for fiction (three times for novel-length works and five times for short fiction), and a Whitney Award winner for BAND OF SISTERS. She’s the author of over a dozen novels, at least that many novellas, a cookbook, a popular grammar guide, and over a hundred magazine articles.
She’s a founder and regular contributor of the Timeless Romance Anthologies line of sweet romance stories, which she served as editor for its first three years. She’s also one of the four co-authors of The Newport Ladies Book Club series. She graduated cum laude from BYU with a degree in English.
Deborah M. Hathaway graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in English and an emphasis in Creative Writing. As a young girl, she devoured Jane Austen’s novels while watching and re-watching every adaptation of Pride & Prejudice she could, entirely captured by all things Regency and romance.
Throughout her life, she wrote many short stories, poems, and essays, but it was not until after her marriage that she was finally able to complete her first romance novel, attributing the completion to her courtship with, and love of, her charming, English husband.
Deborah finds her inspiration for her novels in her everyday experiences with her husband and children and during her travels to the United Kingdom, where she draws on the beauty of the country in such places as Ireland, Yorkshire, and her beloved Cornwall.