Road to Rosewood by Ashtyn Newbold (Review)

I really enjoyed the last book by this author, Lies and Letters, so I have been
looking forward to this newest release from her. Read my thoughts below...

Road to Rosewood
(Pure Romance)
By Ashtyn Newbold
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 208 Pages
April 10th 2018 by Sweetwater Books


Lucy Abbot longs to return to the country estate where she spent the best days of her childhood with her cousins and their charming neighbor Nicholas. Her protective parents, however, have other plans for her. When she finally dares to escape, her carriage is besieged by highwaymen with a familiar man leading them. Could this mysterious outlaw be exactly the person Lucy has been searching for?

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My Review

ROAD TO ROSEWOOD is an adventurous tale set in Regency England when a young woman decides to escape to the one place where she feels she'll be happy against her parents' wishes. The story is comical in parts, dangerous in others, and adorably sweet as well. An engaging and delightful story for historical readers looking for some light entertainment.

I adored the beginning of this story! I couldn't quite understand the heroine's depression, but I loved her adventurous personality. It was so easy to laugh at some of the things she did and said and I could easily see how amusing she could be. I also enjoyed her journey and the evident chemistry between her and Nicholas. The plot had quite a few twists and turns which kept the story driven forward.

I did have a few misgivings... I don't know that I ever completely believed in how easily Nicholas fell into the activity he did or how easily Lucy forgave him for it. There was also so much back and forth and a very dramatic battle of Lucy's heart that after a while it felt exhausting. It came off as overdone to me. I had to do a little suspension of belief, but the characters and the story were definitely entertaining to say the least.

In the end, was it what I wished for? A sweet romance and very entertaining read!

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

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About the Author

Ashtyn Newbold was introduced to the Regency period early on, and the writing soon followed. Fascinated by the society, scenery, and chivalry, she wrote her first novel, Mischief and Manors, receiving a publishing offer before high school graduation. Ashtyn is currently attending college with plans to obtain a degree that will help her improve in writing and creativity. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, singing, spoiling her dog, spending time with friends and family, and dreaming of the day she’ll travel to England.

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