Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Sophia by Paula Kremser

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SophiaSophia
by Paula Kremser
Historical Romance
Paperback208 Pages
October 14th 2014 by Cedar Fort Publishing

Summary

Small-town Sophia Spencer can’t believe her luck when an unexpected inheritance allows her to experience London’s social scene. With more invitations to balls, parties, and country drives than she can keep up with, Sophia is soon lost in the swirl of dresses and dances, friendships and flirtations. But her happiness comes to an abrupt halt the moment she's caught napping in a grumpy gentleman’s bedroom—and forced into an engagement to protect her reputation!

This stunning debut novel combines unforgettable characters with crisp dialogue and a gorgeous setting to create a world you won't want to leave. A fun, romantic read that's perfect for incurable romantics of all ages!
     

My Review

I tend to love historical romances where two characters are thrown together under adverse circumstances. There is an immediate feel of tension and both characters begin somewhat standoffish, but are forced to spend time together. There is no instant-love, instead, the relationship normally starts as one of dislike or even disinterest, but turns into one of friendship, loyalty, and usually love. Sophia is just this type of story. She is found in Mr. Huntley's, or Alex's, bedroom, which was indeed scandalous at the time and could only be rectified by a marriage between the two. It also happens that it is a marriage neither wanted, but someone else did...

Sophia started off as a lovely and enthusiastic young woman. She has grown up in a small town, but was still taught to be a genteel lady due to her parents being raised as gentry. The only reason they lived in a small town was because her father turned to a profession (a doctor) to provide for his family and keep himself engaged instead of living as lower gentry. I loved that she was honest, unselfish, and loved riding horses. I did see quite a bit of naivety when she travels to London and is thrust into the season. Sometimes that bothered me, but then she is only 19 years old, without her father, being in a completely new experience, and being guided by someone who she has known for a very short time when she is thrust into the awkward ordeal and forced to prepare to be married.

I liked Alex from the beginning. He has a depressing past, but fought to restore what he could and continues to build up his estate and make amends. He has dear friends in the Everton's and I liked the roll that they played in the story. I liked watching as his perception of Sophia and marriage changes during the story. I loved the sweet regard he begins to have and show towards Sophia and how there is the chance for there to be something more between them if they both let there be. I especially loved the ending as it was a beautiful happily-ever-after moment that was a little humorous, fun, and very sweet.

Sophia was a very enjoyable and quick read. The romance was fraught with challenges and manipulations, but also aided by friendship, family, and love. It's a story I would recommend to everyone who enjoys sweet romance. I'm definitely looking forward to Kremser's next book!

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Source: I would like to thank the publisher, Cedar Fort, for my complimentary review copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author


Paula-Kremser-authorPaula Kremser focused on a career in science for several years after graduating from Brigham Young University. DNA purification and Affinity Chromatography were always interesting, but when she moved to England, Paula seized the opportunity to focus on her love of the Regency Era. The enchantment of the aristocracy and the fascinating stories from every stately home she visits have been both research and inspiration for her first novel. Paula lives with her husband and four children in a charming village nestled in the Chiltern hills in Buckinghamshire.


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