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About A Convenient Engagement
A false engagement. A mysterious coast. Two reluctant hearts.
Much to her father’s dismay, Miss Amelia Buxton aspires to become a spinster, just like her eccentric aunt. Growing up with parents who married for every reason but love, she has never seen a joyful marriage. When Amelia requests a summer trip to the legendary waters of Brighton, her father allows her the excursion, but with one requirement: she must return engaged, or agree to the proposal of the man of his choosing.
Crawling with tourists, Brighton is not the town Adam Claridge had once loved. When his sister Eleanor disappears without warning, Adam is desperate to bring her home. In his search, he happens upon Miss Amelia Buxton, a young tourist that proves vital in his search for Eleanor. But Amelia is conducting a search of her own—a search for a husband—and Adam has little choice but to offer a fair trade: he will play the role of Amelia’s betrothed in exchange for her assistance in finding Eleanor.
Convenient at first, Amelia and Adam’s arrangement quickly plummets into disarray. Falling in love had not been part of their bargain.
BRIDES OF BRIGHTON SERIES:
A Convenient Engagement (October 2018)
Marrying Miss Milton (November 2018)
Romancing Lord Ramsbury (December 2018)
An Unexpected Bride (January 2019)
Ashtyn Newbold is one of my very favorite Regency Romance authors. I’ve read all of her books and loved every one! The way this author writes sucks the reader into the story and doesn’t spit them back out until they’ve finished.
I loved Amelia. She had the pluck to be a woman who didn’t really want to get married. Most women of her time wanted to get married. It brought social status and their dowry as well. I loved that she didn’t want to follow the crowd. And the way she went about trying to trick her father so she could go to Brighton was very clever. I also loved that she was so willing to help Adam in any way she could. Sometimes that even gets her into trouble.
Adam has problems of his own. His sister has disappeared and Adam needs to find her. Not only for her safety, but because his dad is sick and needs to see his daughter before he dies. Adam enlists Amelia’s help when his inquiries go no where. I loved the lengths he was willing to go to, not only to find his sister, but to protect Amelia as well.
I have to admit that I’d read about people going to Brighton in other Regencies. But I loved the way this author shows what would have gone on there at the time. The “dipping” in the water that many people believed would cure almost anything was one such example. I loved that this one not only contained the romance, but the history included was amazing. I loved it!
This whole book is amazing! Make sure to read it! And Ashtyn Newbold’s other books as well!
I was sent an e-copy of A Convenient Engagement as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.
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