A Timeless Romance: Blind Date Collection

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A Timeless Romance: Blind Date CollectionBlind Date Collection
Author: Annette Lyon, Heather B. Moore, Rachel Branton, Sarah M. Eden, Sariah Wilson, Victorine E. Lieske
Series: A Timeless Romance #18
Genres: Romance Anthology
Format: eBook
Pages: 330
Date: September 13, 2016
Publisher: Mirror Press

Six new romance novellas: three historical, three contemporary.

Historical Romance Novellas

After the death of Sue Ellen, the closest thing she has to family, Katy knows it’s time to leave the house she’s lived in as a guest and start over in the city. She quickly secures a job, but before leaving, she must honor the unusual promise she made to Sue Ellen on her deathbed: meet with Mr. Balmer. The elderly gentleman arranges for his grandson Barrett to escort her to a town dance. That evening, shy Katy quickly feels at ease with her partner. If her new position weren’t taking her from town morning after next, perhaps something could develop between them. But Barrett may not feel the same about her, and besides, they don’t have enough time to find out.

A LADY OF SENSE by Sarah M. Eden
Eleanor Sherwood has lived her entire life under her parents’ thumb with little hope of escape. When they choose the unbearable Mr. Broadstead to be her future husband, she begs her father for another option. He arranges for her to meet Peter Havensham, who quickly proves himself a good and kindhearted gentleman, completely different from Mr. Broadstead, and utterly undeserving of a forced engagement. Eleanor cannot bring herself to prey upon Peter’s honor, but neither can she imagine a life with Mr. Broadstead. What is a lady to do when faced with such an impossible choice?

A SECOND CHANCE by Heather B. Moore
Virginia needs a new start in order to recover from her broken marriage and vicious gossips of her neighborhood in Boston, so when her best friend Millie invites Virginia to Chicago, she goes to live with her friend’s family. But when Millie asked Virginia to participate in a double-date, Virginia knows she’s not ready to start dating again. Reluctantly she agrees, only to find out that Max might just be the man who can repair the cracks in her heart.

Three Contemporary Romance Novellas

BRAELYNN’S BLIND DATE by Victorine E. Lieske
When Braelynn agrees to go on a blind date, she thinks she’s hit the jackpot. Tyler is gorgeous and the perfect gentleman. Of course she should have known it was too good to be true. It turns out that Tyler really wasn’t Tyler, but a random stranger who went along with Braelynn’s mistaken assumption. So, she chalks it up to a dumb mistake until she gets to work Monday morning and discovers that her gorgeous blind date is now her new boss.

BIANCA’S HOPE by Rachel Branton
A blind-date-gone-wrong is not the way Bianca would have chosen to celebrate the news that she might be losing her business, but saying no to the sister who took care of her after their mother’s death proves impossible. So for one date, one torturous evening, she’ll endure the company of an infuriating, heartless man she has no intention of ever seeing again. She doesn’t expect her heart to have other plans. Bianca soon learns that sometimes the unexpected is not only what you need, it’s exactly what you’ve been waiting for all along.

BLIND SPOT by Sariah Wilson
Ria has prepared most of her life to meet her prince, trouble is, her mother keeps yanking her back to reality. So when Ria reads about a country teeming with princes, she drops everything and applies to grad school. But every blind date goes wrong, and while Ria commiserates with her roommate Tessa and Tessa’s totally un-prince-like brother Paolo, Ria discovers that all the things she thought she wanted in a man are far from what she really needs.

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About Annette Lyon

Annette Lyon is a Whitney Award-winning author and a three-time recipient of Utah’s Best of State medal for fiction. She has received many publication awards from the League of Utah Writers, including the Silver Quill for PAIGE, one of her books in the co-written Newport Ladies Book Club series. She is the author of over a dozen novels, at least as many novellas, a cookbook, a grammar guide, plus some 120 hundred articles.

About Heather B. Moore

Heather B. Moore

Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women’s fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore.

About Rachel Branton

Rachel Branton

Rachel Branton has worked in publishing for over twenty years. She loves writing and traveling. As a mother of seven, it’s not easy to find time to write, but the semi-ordered chaos gives her a constant source of writing material. Rachel writes romance, romantic suspense, and women’s fiction. She also writes paranormal and science fiction as Teyla Branton.

About Sarah M. Eden

Sarah M. Eden

Sarah M. Eden read her first Jane Austen novel in elementary school and has been addicted to historical romance ever since. With a degree in research and a fascination with history, Eden loves delving deep into history. She is the author of multiple historical romances.

About Sariah Wilson

Sariah Wilson

Sariah Wilson has never jumped out of an airplane, never climbed Mt. Everest, and is not a former CIA operative. She has, however, been madly, passionately in love with her soulmate and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters–which is why she writes romance. She currently lives with the aforementioned soulmate and their four children in Utah, along with three tiger barb fish, a cat named Tiger, and a recently departed hamster that is buried in the backyard (and has nothing at all to do with tigers). Sariah writes romance and historical fiction.

About Victorine E. Lieske

Victorine E. Lieske

Victorine E. Lieske is an NYT and USA Today best-selling author. She writes clean and humorous romance. Victorine lives in Nebraska with her husband and four children. When she’s not writing, she’s designing covers for other authors, or watching romantic movies while scarfing all the popcorn.

3 responses to “A Timeless Romance: Blind Date Collection

  1. I’ve never been on a blind date, so it was fun to live vicariously through these characters who bravely take a chance on a stranger. I especially enjoyed all three historical stories since “blind date” seems like more of a modern term, but the concept really isn’t all that new. Each novella allowed the reader to quickly get to know the main characters and added a unique twist to the blind date plot. A couple of the contemporary stories were a little over the top, but I look forward to reading more by Victorine E. Lieske and it turns out I have one of her books waiting for me on my Kindle! Seriously, too many books, too little time. I think that’s why I love these novella collections so much, they are the perfect quick fix during brief moments of downtime during a busy day or a great way to unwind after the kids are in bed. The Blind Date Collection is a great compilation of sweet romantic stories full of emotion and hope.

    (Thank you to the author for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)

  2. MomIsReading

    This is another great Timeless Romance Anthology collection! I liked the idea of a blind date theme. My brother met his wife on a blind date, so I know that sometimes they really do work out. 🙂 I also loved having three historical and three contemporary novellas in this collection.

    The Promise That Katy Did by Annette Lyon

    Katy is so sweet and so kind! Right away I was rooting for her and wanted her to find someone that would love and appreciate her. Barrett was just the guy! I liked that the novella didn’t jump straight to “Will you marry me?” but instead ended with the beautiful hope and possibilities of what was to come.

    A Lady of Sense by Sarah M. Eden

    I loved this story! Eleanor was smart and witty. Her honesty was so admirable. Peter was kind and good. I loved that he wanted to help Eleanor, even after what had happened. And I quite enjoyed how he ended up helping!

    A Second Chance by Heather B. Moore

    What a beginning! Thank goodness for Millie and the new start Virginia got. I loved the way she met Max. There was great romance in this story, but I also loved the friendships.

    Braelynn’s Blind Date by Victorine E. Lieske

    This was a cute story. I guess this date epitomized the meaning of “blind date.” Good thing Nathan was such a great guy! Braelynn really drove me crazy sometimes, and things sure moved fast at the end, but overall, I enjoyed the story.

    Bianca’s Hope by Rachel Branton

    I really liked this story! It goes with Rachel Branton’s “Lily’s House” series. It stands alone, but it made me want to read the series. I thought this one could easily be made into a full-length novel. But it was developed well and satisfying as a novella, as well.

    Blind Spot by Sariah Wilson

    Ria just made me laugh! The way her mind worked was quite entertaining. I also loved Paolo’s reactions. This was such a cute story. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

    I received a free ebook review copy of the book, but was under no obligation to post a positive review. These are my honest opinions.

  3. Maria

    Quick read of 6 different stories all based on blind dates. I tend to prefer the historical fiction but the contemporary ones were good too. I don’t really love novellas I’ve decided because the love story has to wrap up so quickly. They tend to be in love over night so they feel less believable to me.

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