Timeless Victorian: The Orient Express

March 27, 2018 | 2 Comments
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Timeless Victorian: The Orient ExpressThe Orient Express
Author: Annette Lyon, Elizabeth Johns, Nancy Campbell Allen
Series: Timeless Victorian #3
Genres: Historical Romance, Romance Anthology
Format: eBook
Pages: 231
Date: March 27, 2018
Publisher: Mirror Press

With three brand new Victorian Romance novellas by Elizabeth Johns, Annette Lyon, and Nancy Campbell Allen.

TO BREAK A BETROTHAL by Elizabeth Johns
Recently orphaned heiress Kate Worthington must travel to England from her home in India to break an outdated betrothal contract. Surely the lure of money will tempt Lord Darlington to release her! A gentleman befriends her whilst she is aboard the luxurious Orient Express, and the attraction she feels firms her resolve to break the betrothal. What she does not count on is Lord Darlington’s hidden depths. She has so much to lose, least of which is her heart.

Even private investigator Grace Thomas needs a vacation, yet she can’t exactly turn off her detective skills at a whim. Boarding the Orient Express might be a vacation for some, but Grace finds that her senses are on high alert. She prides herself in being one step ahead of any flirtatious gentlemen, and fellow passenger Marshall Bailey is no exception. When Grace discovers that Marshall is traveling under another name, she learns that her first impressions aren’t always correct, and that she’s mistakenly allowed him to play havoc on her heart. Marshall will just have to convince Grace to give him a second chance.

Detective Vincent Brady must recover a priceless statue before it falls into the wrong hands. The only problem is that the American woman who’s carrying it for her brother has no idea the value. Vincent catches up with Emily Grant, but convincing her that he’s not out to harm her or her brother is harder than Vincent expected. Finally, Emily agrees to travel with Vincent on the Orient Express, and they plot how to rescue her brother while keeping themselves out of harm’s way. Vincent soon discovers that out of all the hardships he’s overcome in his lifetime to rise to his current detective status, convincing Emily to take a chance on him even harder.


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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 Nancy Campbell Allen

Nancy Campbell Allen is the author of 14 published novels and several novellas, which encompass a variety of genres from contemporary romantic suspense to historical fiction. Nancy loves to read, write, travel and research, and enjoys spending time laughing with family and friends. She ives in Ogden, Utah with her husband, three children, and a very large Siberian Husky named Thor.

2 responses to “Timeless Victorian: The Orient Express

  1. Maria

    This may well be my favorite of the Timeless collections. (It is possible that I have a lot of favorites). I loved all three stories a lot. I think they could have been made into full length novels and probably be good movie plots too.

    TO BREAK A BETROTHAL by Elizabeth Johns
    I liked the characters and kept thinking that the plot would make a good full length novel.

    My only complaint was the repetitiveness about how Grace feels about men. All men except her grandfather. We heard about it too many times. I liked the characters though. Marshall is pretty adorable. And I liked that Grace is secretly a detective in a man’s world. She is clever to figure out how to make her business work without a man but giving the appearance of having a man in charge.

    MARRIED ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Nancy Campbell Allen
    This one had some intrigue and danger but was also humor filled. I enjoyed the characters and the awkward situation they were placed in by necessity.

    Sex: a few kisses
    Language: none
    Violence: a little

  2. Before I read this collection I hadn’t heard about the Orient Express, so I found the history fascinating and loved learning more about this era. Each story shared various details about the train and its stops, and they also had a common element of one of the main characters being a detective. The first story has a fun twist with hidden identities and an exciting plot that played out beyond the journey on the train. The second story also had a twist with the female being the detective, although her jaded attitude about men was a bit off-putting. There is much more internal dialogue than shared dialogue and I missed the bonding between Grace and Marshall that could have occurred when they were angsting instead. The last story was my favorite, and one I plan to read again in the future. There is a great connection between Emily and Vincent, and I loved seeing them grow closer together as they worked together to save her brother and solve his case. The romance is awesome and I loved the way the story wrapped up. Another great collection from Timeless Romance!

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