The Arrival of Lily Curtis by Rachel Brimble

Story: 9
Presentation: 9
Total: 18
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Spicy Regency Historical
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Blurb: At the mention of an arranged marriage, Elizabeth Caughley feels her life is over at the age of three and twenty…so she hatches an escape plan. She will reinvent herself as a housemaid. Overnight, Elizabeth becomes Lily - on the understanding if her attempt at independence fails, she will return home and marry a man of her parents' choosing.

Viscount Westrop will ensure his legacy is passed to his own son one day. Even though he feels insurmountable pity for the unborn child already, he knows how much pain a broken promise can cause and will do what is right. But with the arrival of his new housemaid, his plans are thrown into disarray. Lily is funny and feisty and the most beautiful creature on earth - Andrew is thunderstruck. But if anyone suspects how much he wants to ravish her and endlessly love her, Andrew's lineage will undoubtedly be in peril.

Review: Ahh. Now THIS is what I love to read in a well put together regency. Good story, characters, plot...everything worked. It all fit into place, clicked and made me smile, quiver and in the end I was left with a good feeling.
Ms Brimble has crafted a tale about a woman who wants independence and is willing to live a sham life to get it. I laughed, I had tummy tugs and flutters, I gasped and almost cried. Together this work was wrapped into a very pleasant package that I will be reading many times over the next several years :)
I just love a story that makes me want to come back to it over and over again. *SNAPS* Ms Brimble, wonderful job :)


Leigh D'Ansey said...

Rachel - Congratulations on this marvellous review!

Cherie said...

Marvelous review, Rachel!

Cherie Le Clare.

Rachel Brimble said...

Thank you so much for this fantastic review, I am absolutely thrilled! This is my first historical and I have been so worried about the reaction to it.
I love this book but writers never have the confidence to believe anyone else will feel the same so I am beside myself!

Thanks to Leigh and Cherie too!

Ok, off now for a happy cry!


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