A heartfelt #RegencyRomance... Kit and Elizabeth by Karen Tuft (Review & #Giveaway) #KitandElizabeth @covenantlds

Welcome! This book is a sequel to The Earl's Betrothal (which is currently on sale for Kindle for $2.99) but there are also brief mentions of the characters from The Gentleman's Deception and Wager for a Wife, all of which I've enjoyed and you should definitely check out. This newest from Tuft can be read on its own though. Read my review and enter the tour giveaway below...

Kit and Elizabeth
By Karen Tuft
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 296 Pages
December 1st 2019 by Covenant Communications


Lady Elizabeth Spaulding’s world has fallen apart. Despite living her entire life to please her demanding parents, the Duke and Duchess of Marwood, she has little to show for it. After Elizabeth’s second failed betrothal, her father’s debts and appalling acts of retaliation force him to flee the country, consigning Elizabeth and her bitter mother to a life of poverty and exile. But Elizabeth’s fortunes change one day when an elderly acquaintance makes her an offer she can’t refuse.

Lady Walmsley, widowed and childless, is in need of a lady’s companion—and who better than the lovely Lady Elizabeth? Determined to rescue Elizabeth from her dreary life in the country, Lady Walmsley secures the help of Kit, the dashing Earl of Cantwell, in her quest. But the young woman they find is a ghost of the charming girl they once knew. Taken in by Lady Walmsley, and with Kit’s enthusiastic encouragement, Elizabeth finds herself pushed further and further from her empty solitude as she discovers the joy of truly living. Now, for the first time in her life, she must decide for herself who she is and if she deserves to be loved.

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My Review

KIT AND ELIZABETH is a story of neglect, heartbreak, friendship, and love. The characters are delightful and the story is so heartfelt that readers won't be able to resist loving it. Highly recommended to sweet historical romance fans!

I love stories that are balanced between the difficulties of life and the sweetness of love. This one definitely is. There are some difficult people the characters face, as well as a society where there are expectations and gossip galore. The story also shows the various relationship found at this time in history, such as arranged marriages, unfaithful spouses, friendships, family (both by blood and by adoption), and love matches. I literally ate up the first half of this story. I loved all the interactions between Kit, Lizzie and "Aunt Margaret." There is so much humor, chemistry, and just good friendship. My heart went out to Lizzie and Kit. The story did lose a bit of its momentum in the second half when these characters travel to the country, particularly as some things were completely let go in regards to being chaperoned, but it was still very enjoyable. I especially loved the epilogue. It was perfect for this story.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and definitely recommend it to sweet historical romance fans. Having read the other books by the author, there were also some delightful cameos from prior characters. A perfect read for those looking for a story to warm their heart.

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

Other Books in the Series

The Earl's Betrothal
By Karen Tuft
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 264 Pages
May 1st 2016 by Covenant Communications, Inc.


Out of the war and into another, Captain Lord Anthony Hargreaves finds the politics of romance to be as uninviting a battle as the one that nearly cost him his life in Badajoz, Spain.

Wounded both mentally and physically from the Peninsular War in 1812, Anthony returns home to find that his older brother has died, placing Anthony next in line to inherit the estate. But he’s not ready for such responsibilities. And when Anthony’s dying father pleads with him to marry and produce an heir to preserve the family title, it nearly sends Anthony over the edge; nevertheless he dutifully faces a long line of hopeful young ladies who await him. No one grabs his attention, though, like Amelia Clarke, his mother’s stunning companion, who is off-limits for the earl. But when Anthony unwittingly puts Amelia in a compromising situation, he dedicates himself to protecting her reputation.

But the horrors Anthony faced while away from home have left him feeling broken and tormented. And Anthony finds himself drawn to Miss Clarke, the only one who can chase away his demons, but he must overcome the hostility of a society driven by class, a jealous duke bent on revenge, and himself—for could Amelia ever really love a haunted man?

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About the Author

Karen Tuft was born with a healthy dose of curiosity about pretty much everything, so as a child she taught herself to read and play the piano. She studied composition at BYU and graduated from the University of Utah in music theory, where she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda honor societies.

In addition to being an author, Karen is a wife, mom, grandma (hooray!), pianist, composer, and arranger. She likes to figure out what makes people tick, wander through museums, and travel, whether it's by car, plane, or paperback.

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