Book Review | Haunting Miss Fenwick by USA Today Bestseller @AlinaKField #Regency #bookreview #histo
Title: Haunting Miss Fenwick
Author: Alina K. Field
Genre: Regency Romance
Thrilled to finally have a permanent home, a Squire’s daughter won’t let a supernatural creature scare her away. While hunting the ghost she doesn’t believe in, she stumbles upon a mysterious flesh and blood man who might be the key to all of her problems.
When the new Squire moves into Fenwick Manor, an ex-army officer secretly searching the sprawling medieval wreck devises a plan. First, the manor’s legendary ghost will chase servants away. Then, he’ll convince the new residents to leave.
But the Squire’s spirited daughter soon has him wondering if he might have found a perfect comrade in arms to help battle old enemies and find the proof that will clear his family name.
Haunting Miss Fenwick is part of the Common Elements Romance Project. Over one hundred romance authors have come together to write stories that have just five things in common:
A lightning storm
A haunted house (really haunted or rumored to be)
A stack of thick books
A person named Max
Our stories are not connected and can be read in any order. Plus, they run the gamut of romance sub-genres and heat levels, so there’s something for everyone.
Tilly Fenwick and her father, The Squire, have inherited Fenwick Manor. It’s a beautiful estate but not without its quirks, including a ghost. The servants run off and Tilly is left wondering what to do when she meets a mysterious man named Freddy in the woods. She offers him a job but he declines. It’s not until her father meets Freddy that things start to get interesting. Is the “ghost” driving people away? There’s a rumor of treasure at Fenwick Manor and Tilly wonders if Freddy is after the treasure. When the truth is revealed as well as Freddy’s feelings for her, she’s conflicted. Does Freddy love her, even with her plain looks, or is he speaking platitudes to gain control of Fenwick Manor and its treasure?
This is my first hearing about the Common Elements Romance Project, and it intrigued me. Five common elements connect Haunting Miss Fenwick with the other books. Brilliant!
Haunting Miss Fenwick is a delightful romance with dashes of the supernatural and intrigue thrown in. Both Tilly and Freddy are intelligent people which I thoroughly enjoyed. The attraction between Tilly and Freddy is immediate but their romance blooms slowly. Tilly’s dog is a friendly big dog whose instincts are 100% accurate. The mystery behind the “ghost” kept me turning the pages. I couldn’t stop reading and read it in two sessions. Haunting Miss Fenwick is a character-driven story with a lot going on. Historically accurate but that is not surprising as Alina K. Field is a stickler for research.
If you’re looking for a sweet romance with suspenseful elements, pick up Haunting Miss Fenwick today. Highly recommend!
Favorite Character/Quote: Tilly. I love a spirited heroine, especially in the Regency era. She speaks her mind and more times than not, gets her into trouble. She’s very protective of those she loves and thinks nothing of putting her own life in danger. Independent, high-spirited and loves with her whole being… everything you want in a heroine.
My Rating: 5+ stars
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USA Today Bestseller Alina K. Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but she prefers the much happier world of romance. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California and hasn’t looked back. She shares a midcentury home with her husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.
She is the author of several Regency romances, including the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s Ring. She is hard at work on her next series of Regency romances, but loves to hear from readers!
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N