A romance after a forced marriage of convenience... Miss Saunders Takes a Journey by by G.G. Vandagriff (Review)

Miss Saunders Takes a Journey
(Saunders Saga #2)
By G.G. Vandagriff
Adult Historical Romance, Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 147 Pages
February 26th 2019 by Orson Whitney Press


During her second London Season, the Incomparable, Miss Arabella Saunders, is running from gossiping tongues.

She flees to Bath, accompanied by eccentric chaperones Miss Braithwaite (with her tortoise, Henry Five) and Lady Clarice. Almost immediately two gentlemen enter her circle of acquaintance. Appealing to her adventurous spirit, Mr. Charles Rollins encourages her to emigrate to South Africa with him. Cautious Lord James Eubanks warns her of the perils of such a course.

The standards of the day do not favor a spirit as independent as Arabella’s. As she bridles at their restraints, events conspire to drive her, first to Alcester, a village in the English countryside, then to a prolonged stay in the Yorkshire Dales.

She is running, but can she outrun her heart? Will she retreat or grasp the future life is offering her?

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My Review

MISS SAUNDERS TAKES A JOURNEY is a story of a debutante who seems to run from one suitor related issue to another, and must find who she wants to be and choose how to live the life she's been given. Full of witty banter, colorful characters, a little danger, and a sweet romance that readers are sure to enjoy.

I really enjoyed reading this! I thought the characters were all great fun and especially liked seeing Arabella and James surprise each other over and over again as they think they are both wrong for each other. Then circumstances seem to throw things into Arabella's path that makes her choices difficult and for her stubbornness to not rear its head or for her to not outright rebel. There definitely is quite a bit of drama, but I felt like it suited the characters and situation. I also thought the romance was sweet, even with all the tension. The ending was particularly climatic and then tender, rather perfect for this story.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I really enjoyed this. For those who have read Vandagriff's other books, this is definitely one not to be missed. For regency romance fans, this is a fun, at times hilarious and other times heartbreaking, and sweet romance. An overall light, quick, and satisfying read.

Content: Some innuendo, references to affairs, a closed-door scene between a married couple.
Source: I received a complimentary copy through Clean Wholesome Romance, which did not require a positive review nor affect my review in any way.

Have you read any of this author's other books? What do you think about this one?

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