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The Inns of Devonshire:
(Timeless Regency Collection #18)
By Sally Britton, Annette Lyon, & Deborah M. Hathaway
Adult Historical Romance, Inspirational, Regency
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 300 Pages
October 5, 2021 by Mirror Press


Three novellas, three times the romance, and three times the love . . . in this brand new Timeless Regency Collection

The Seventh Star Inn, by Sally Britton

After years of looking after one another, Susan Baxter and her mother view their neighbors in Totnes as family. When a new landlord inherits the leases on their homes and businesses alike, Susan dreads knowing her world could change at the whim of a stranger. But when she meets Collin Stonecroft and his inquisitive daughter, her feelings shift quickly from cautionary to hopeful. Collin has lived in the confines of London boarding houses all his life, and he’s determined to give his daughter more. They check into the Seventh Star Inn with plans to return to London as soon as possible, but both find Miss Baxter and her local history lessons far too enchanting to leave behind. When Susan learns of Collin’s proposed changes to her beloved neighborhood, will she be able to help him see that some things are perfect the way they are?

The Truth about Mr. Blackmore, by Annette Lyon

Leigh’s life at the Old Grey Inn is drudgery broken by flights of fancy thanks in part to novels by Simon Blackmore. When Mattias McGrady comes to the inn for a fortnight, Leigh captures his attention. A relationship develops, and she dreads the end of his stay, which will mean a return to an unhappy life. An urgent letter to Mattias leads to him inviting Leigh to an event that stands to change both of their lives forever. If all goes well, Leigh will have a life of her choosing after all. But half-truths and lies have a way of complicating matters. When their plans go awry, Leigh loses her reputation and Mattias almost surely loses his career. Can either of them find happiness?

The Coachman’s Choice, by Deborah M. Hathaway

Ever-reliable Mary Thorne has helped her widowed mother run The Golden Mermaid Inn for years. She spends her days greeting guests, ensuring the inn runs smoothly—and dodging flirtatious remarks from passing coachmen. But she’s far too busy to pay any attention to such men, even the enticingly attractive Mr. Northcott. Known far and wide for his horsemanship, punctuality, and dallying reputation, Robert Northcott relishes his life as a coachman, especially his freedom to flirt with numerous women from inn to inn, all without the messy details of commitment. There’s just one woman who's immune to his charms: the lovely, single landlady of The Golden Mermaid. Robert is determined to win Mary over, just as heartily as she is determined to keep her distance from him. But his carefree life is threatened when his pursual of Mary becomes more than just a game...

About the Series

Since 2015, Mirror Press has been publishing the Timeless Regency Collection, a curated anthology of novellas and short stories set in early 19th century England. Featuring bestselling authors from the historical romance genre, the series has hit the USA TODAY bestselling list and charted at #1 at Learn more about the series and other anthologies published by Mirror Press at their website.

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My Review

THE INNS OF DEVONSHIRE is a collection of three clean romances set at three inns in Regency England. Readers will enjoy these shorter stories with delightful characters and sweet romance, but where there are also heartfelt messages to be find. Definitely recommended to fans of this line of books and those who enjoy the genre.

The Seventh Star Inn, by Sally Britton is a story about a woman who was a vicar's daughter, but due to his death, has seen lowered circumstances for her and her mother. The live across the town's inn and have been supported by a town who looks after its own. It's also a story about a widower with a young daughter who has recently inherited and must figure out how to move forward with his new responsibilities. The two slowly build a friendship to the possibility of more. I loved this story from beginning to end! The characters were wonderful and I loved that even the secondary characters never felt flat, but each had their own personalities. I also really liked how the story touched on both of the characters' insecurities and how they worked through them. Most of all, I loved this father's relationship with his daughter and how much the daughter was involved in this story, and the romance that takes place. I was so easily endeared to these characters.

The Truth about Mr. Blackmore, by Annette Lyon is a story about an orphan woman who has basically become a slave in her aunt's and uncle's inn, working long hours only for a roof over her head and food to eat. It's also about a writer who has his own struggles and comes to the inn to work on his next book. They find a kinship and a friendship and love grows from there. This story was really sweet. I liked the characters and how the romance slowly builds. I did want a bit more development and bit less drama, but overall enjoyed it.

The Coachman’s Choice, by Deborah M. Hathaway Goodness! Hathaway can really write some charming men! The stagecoach driver who was the hero of this story was full of devilish charm. She also can write some strong heroines and I loved, loved this one! The characters' personalities literally leaped from the pages. I loved getting to know them and see into each of their hearts. One of them had to figure out if dreams could change and the other had to deal with feeling worthy of someone's love, with being enough. Both themes were easy to relate to and pulled on my heart. A completely delightful story that I would read again.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This collection was such a joy to read! The characters were easy to relate to and love, there was plenty of depth while also being sweet, and the romances all had chemistry that slowly built through each story. I'm looking forward to more from this line of books and these authors!

Content: Some innuendo, but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Austenprose PR, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

About the Authors

Sally Britton is a wife, mother, and author who loves the world of romance, received her BA in English from Brigham Young University, and reads voraciously. She started her writing journey at the tender age of fourteen on an electric typewriter, and she’s never looked back.

Sally primarily lives in Oklahoma with her husband, four children, and Izzie the Aussie Shepherd. She loves researching, hiking, and eating too much chocolate.

Annette Lyon is a USA Today Bestselling author. She's won a Whitney Award (2010) and is an eight-time recipient of Utah's Best of State medal for fiction and short stories. She's the author of more than a dozen novels, even more novellas, a cookbook, a grammar guide, and some 120+ articles. She's worked as a professional editor for publishers and bestselling authors and graduated cum laude from BYU with a degree in English.

Deborah M. Hathaway graduated from Utah State University with a BA in Creative Writing. As a young girl, she devoured Jane Austen's novels while watching and re-watching every adaptation she could. She finds inspiration for her novels during her travels with her English husband to the United Kingdom, where she draws on the beauty of the country in such places as Ireland, Yorkshire, and her beloved Cornwall. Be sure to sign up for Deborah's Newsletter to stay updated on new releases, free and discounted Clean Romance novels, and more!

Tour Schedule

Join the virtual book tour of THE INNS OF DEVONSHIRE, a collection of novellas by bestselling authors Sally Britton, Annette Lyon, & Deborah M. Hathaway, October 4-17, 2021. Thirty-five popular on-line influencers specializing in Regency romance, historical romance, and inspirational fiction will join in the celebration of the release of the 18th book in the bestselling Timeless Regency Collection with a spotlights, exclusive excerpts, and reviews of this new anthology set in Regency England.

Oct 04 Fire and Ice (Review)
Oct 04 Austenprose (Excerpt)
Oct 04 Timeless Novels (Review)
Oct 05 Lu Reviews Books (Review)
Oct 05 Beauty in the Binding (Spotlight)
Oct 05 For Where Your Treasure Is (Excerpt)
Oct 06 Probably at the Library (Review)
Oct 06 Our Book Confessions (Review)
Oct 06 Bookworm Lisa (Review)
Oct 07 Literary Time Out (Review)
Oct 07 Reading with Emily (Review)
Oct 08 Bringing Up Books (Review)
Oct 08 Gwendalyn's Books (Review)
Oct 09 Becky on Books (Review)
Oct 09 Books and Socks Rock (Review)
Oct 10 The Christian Fiction Girl (Spotlight)
Oct 10 Heidi Reads (Review)
Oct 11 My Jane Austen Book Club (Excerpt)
Oct 11 Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen (Review)
Oct 11 Wishful Endings (Review)
Oct 12 So Little Time… (Excerpt)
Oct 12 The Caffeinated Bibliophile (Spotlight)
Oct 12 Laura's Reviews (Review)
Oct 13 Austenesque Reviews (Review)
Oct 13 Storeybook Reviews (Excerpt)
Oct 13 Rosanne E. Lortz (Review)
Oct 14 From Pemberley to Milton (Spotlight)
Oct 14 Chicks, Rogues and Scandals (Excerpt)
Oct 14 Christian Chick's Thoughts (Review)
Oct 15 A Darn Good Read (Review)
Oct 15 Relz Reviewz (Spotlight)
Oct 15 Reading is My Superpower (Review)
Oct 15 Book Confessions of an Ex-Ballerina (Review)
Oct 16 My Bookish Bliss (Review)
Oct 17 The Book Diva Reads (Spotlight)

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