Review: Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice by Heidi Ashworth

Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice
Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice
by Heidi Ashworth
Adult Historical Romance
Ebook, 274 pages
April 24th 2014 by Dunhaven Place Publishing


Summary

Miss Elizabeth Armistead, India born and raised, is happily betrothed to British soldier, Duncan Cruikshank. When she arrives in London a month prior to the wedding she meets Mr. Lloyd-Jones and soon finds that he has invaded even her dreams. Besides Duncan, Mr. Lloyd-Jones is the only man who makes her feel as if he sees past her exceptional beauty to the person within. Her mother would prefer Elizabeth marry the rich and well-connected Mr. Lloyd-Jones while his sister is ecstatic that he is now free to woo Miss Armistead since he has broken off his engagement to the disgraceful Cecily Ponsonby. However, Elizabeth's commitment to the man she promised to marry is at odds with the likes of Mr. Lloyd-Jones who has cried off from one engagement already. How can she betray the man she believes to love her for her virtues so as to indulge her love for a man she fears she cannot trust?

Jaded and betrayed, Mr. Colin Lloyd-Jones and Sir Anthony Crenshaw make a solemn vow to avoid the Marriage Mart for the duration of the London season. When Sir Anthony is called away on a journey in the company of his grandmother's ward, Miss Delacourt, Colin finds he cannot abide by their agreement, especially when his father expects him to squire his sister to society's endless balls and routs. When Colin encounters the breathtakingly beautiful Miss Elizabeth Armistead, he is intrigued by her lack of fascination for his great standing in society, family fortune, and captivating charm. When he learns that she is already betrothed, he feels himself safe from hurt in her company until he discovers the secret she has been guarding, one that threatens to batter his vulnerable heart all past mending.

My Review

This was such a fun and sweet Historical Romance! Everything that I love about these types of books was present: a well-researched setting, likable characters, love that isn't instantaneous, humor, tension, and a story that flowed and drew me in. Let me get into some specifics...

I really enjoyed these characters! Elizabeth is quite stunning. She knows she is, but instead of it being a point for conceit, it is something that bothers her because she feels that men only see her physical beauty and are only interested because of it. She is quite caring and sweet, but showed herself to also be strong and fierce when she needed to be. Colin is fairly high up in English society and has quite a presence. He is also rather jaded and thinks that Elizabeth is trying to take advantage of him when first they meet. However, once he gets to know her more he realizes that she is sincere and possesses all that he would want in a wife. Their friendship develops as the story progresses and their relationship turns into something more, but is destined for failure. There is this annoying friend of Elizabeth's that kept things tense and humorous in parts and then other family members and fiances that also livened things up.

I knew that this had to end happily. How could it not? But there were some definite twists and tension that kept me intrigued. I wasn't exactly sure how Colin was going to make it to the end with Elizabeth by his side. The only thing I would have liked changed was, towards the ending when something unfortunate happens, that Elizabeth wouldn't have so easily gotten out of her predicament. I would have liked for it to have been a little bit more of a drawn out, climatic scene.

This was a great addition to the Miss Delecourt Series. I loved it and would definitely recommend it to those who enjoy reading clean and sweet Historical Romance set in Regency England! I'm really looking forward to seeing what new characters will be introduced in Heidi Ashworth's next book.

Content: Clean

Source: From the author, which did not affect my review in any way.


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10 comments

  1. I am always on the lookout for new historical romances and this looks fabulous! Thanks so much for putting it on my radar!!

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  2. Oh wow you got a tons of books this week, that is awesome! Congrats to you on all of them.

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  3. Awesome haul this week. I can't wait for Welcome to the Dark House, and A World Without Princes! They sound so good! And the others too. You are going to have some great reads coming up soon!

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  4. I bow down to your awesomeness :)

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  5. I don't do thrillers, but that one sounded really good, so I grabbed a copy. I have a lot to read coming up, that's for sure. :)

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  6. *snort* Whatever! Lol! I desperately need a new bookshelf. I'll be visiting IKEA soon. You should get on the list for Entangled Teen so you can get those. They're running a new blogger program. In fact, I'll email you with some info shortly...

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  7. Fun. I was just reading about "stepsister" so it'll be cool to get your take. Katie's is beautiful and of course, I'm tickled pink to be on the Raptor 6 blog tour. Cannot wait for the fab reading I have ahead.

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  8. Look at that pile! You have some great books on your shelves Tressa!

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  9. I love fairy tales and I love the take that Stepsister's is taking. Can't wait to sink into Katie's!! Then I'm really excited to read Raptor 6! I love books with the mix of action and romance when it's done right, so I'm hoping it will meet my expectations. Thanks, Rissi!

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  10. It has a very wide range of genres, but they should all be good. I hope.

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