Lies and Letters by Ashtyn Newbold (Blog Tour Review)

I love historical romances! Read my review below to see what I thought about this one...

Lies and Letters
(Pure Romance)
by Ashtyn Newbold
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 247 Pages
July 11th 2017 by Sweetwater Books


After a season in London, Charlotte Lyons is still regrettably unattached. With her family’s finances in peril, she is sent away with her sister to a bleak coastal town where she is expected to pursue a wealthy earl. Beautiful and talented, how could she possibly fail? But when her heart is captured by someone entirely unexpected, Charlotte finds herself caught up in a web of lies and intrigue. Between hardship and sorrow, she finds more than she bargained for, forced to choose between the life she once wanted and a new love she never imagined.

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My Review

LIES AND LETTERS is a heartfelt story about loss and love and the power of friendship. Readers of the genre are sure to cheer on these characters, shed tears for their heartbreak, and enjoy the sweet romance. An overall enjoyable read.

This story started off a little rough. I rather despised the main character the first third of the book. However, I knew that things would have to change and they did. There is quite a bit of character development in this story, that was much needed. I adored the way these sisters learned to lean on and love each other. I also loved who Charlotte becomes.

The story had a good balance between the sisters' relationship, Charlotte's development, tragedy, and romance. There was quite a bit of chemistry between Charlotte and her love interest. I loved their banter as well. The ending was also especially sweet.

My only real issues with the story was that the last fourth felt drawn out and overly dramatized. Charlotte was in denial for far too long and the back and forth between her and a certain gentleman was tiring.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I enjoyed this sweet romance and definitely fell in love with these characters, regardless of a few misgivings.

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

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About the Author

Ashtyn Newbold discovered a love of writing early in high school. Inspired by regency period romance, she wrote her first novel at the age of sixteen. Because she can’t vacation in her favorite historical time periods, she writes about them instead. When not crafting handsome historical heroes, she enjoys baking, sewing, music, and spoiling her dog. She dreams of traveling to England and Ireland. Ashtyn is currently studying English and creative writing at Utah Valley University. She lives in Lehi, Utah, with her family.

Have you read stories where you didn't like the main character in the beginning, but loved her in the end?

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