How can she find happiness for her charge and herself... Miss Adeline's Match by Joanna Barker (Review & #Giveaway)

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Miss Adeline's Match
By Joanna Barker
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 263 Pages
April 1st 2019 by Covenant Communications


Miss Adeline Hayes is the perfect lady’s companion: pleasant, conversational, and unceasingly proper. But when her closest friend, Charity Edgeworth, breaks off her arranged marriage without explanation, even Adeline’s superior skills are put to the test. Charity’s father banishes the two young women to the country, sending Adeline with a charge to find Charity a husband—or suffer dire consequences.

As Adeline takes on the role of reluctant matchmaker, she discovers more than one obstacle in her path. Not only does Charity prefer escaping in books to socializing, but Adeline soon finds her own attentions distracted by the standoffish—and irritatingly handsome—Mr. Evan Whitfield. Amidst an eventful foxhunt and the unexpected arrival of Charity’s former betrothed, Adeline simply doesn’t have time for a battle of wits with Evan. But the two are continually drawn together until Adeline begins to question her tightly guarded convictions about love and marriage.

However, when secrets are revealed and truths made known, Adeline must face her most fearsome obstacle yet: herself.

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My Review

MISS ADELINE'S MATCH is another heartfelt Regency romance from this author. With likable characters, some decidedly good chemistry, friendships, turmoil from mistakes, and redemption, this story will tug on readers' hearts. Definitely a worthy read for sweet historical romance readers!

Dear Adeline... what to do with her? She was so misguided in so many ways, but oblivious to her mounting mistakes. She had such a good heart and I really loved her character, thank goodness since at one point I was screaming in my head "How could you?!!" This was one of those stories where a character truly weaves her own web that she then gets stuck in. Thank goodness Adeline was surrounded by those with good heads on their shoulders and who cared about her even when she didn't deserve it and felt unworthy of it.

I also enjoyed seeing Charity's character evolve a little as the story progressed. It took a lot for her finally to take charge (and it also took facing deep pain), but I applauded her when she finally did. I also enjoyed some of the secondary characters. Some of them were quite one dimensional, but they still played their parts well.

Then there was Evan... goodness! If you're looking for a dark and brooding hero who is also intelligent, kind, and dashingly good looking, look no further. He could definitely give Darcy a little competition. I loved, loved how the small things between Evan and Adeline were so meaningful. Banter, looks, simple touches, just being near each other, how intently he looked at Adeline, and how much all these small things meant. The chemistry between these two was fantastic!

My only complaint is that possibly things were tied up too prettily. Having said that, I'm really not complaining as the ending was adoringly sweet, especially having my emotions pulled all over the place. Not every story can make me angry, want to swoon, and cry all in one sitting. I was happy to see how these two friends and those they loved find happiness in the end.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I thoroughly enjoyed this story and am anticipating this author's next release. If you enjoyed her last story or enjoy reading sweet Regency romances, then this comes highly recommended!

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

Other Books by the Author

The Truth about Miss Ashbourne
By Joanna Barker
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 272 Pages
November 1st 2018 by Covenant Communications


Governess Juliana Ashbourne has dreams reaching far beyond the confines of her current position, hoping to someday establish her own school for girls. When she inherits a fortune from her late grandfather, she is shocked to learn that “someday” may soon be within reach. However, there is one condition: she must spend a month at the estate of Havenfield—with the very family who disowned her mother. Intent on securing the money she needs to start her school, Juliana accepts the invitation, vowing to guard her heart against those who shunned her all her life.

But Havenfield is far from what she expects. She discovers a grandmother seeking forgiveness, a cold and disapproving aunt, and a painfully shy cousin. And then there is Mr. William Rowley. Though the heir to the estate is a merciless tease, Juliana finds in him a friend and confidant—and perhaps something more. As she struggles to make sense of her new place in the world, her stubborn independence clashes with a yearning to belong and the even more confusing desires of her heart.

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About the Author

Joanna Barker was born and raised in northern California. She discovered her love for historical fiction after visiting England as an eleven-year-old, and subsequently read every Jane Austen book she could get her hands on. After graduating Brigham Young University with a degree in English, she worked as an acquisitions editor before devoting herself full-time to writing. She enjoys music, chocolate, and reading everything from romance to science fiction. She lives in Utah and is just a little crazy about her husband and two wild-but-loveable boys.

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