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5 stars for Wednesday's Child (Heroines Born on Different Days of the Week Book 4) #regency #romance

Title: Wednesday's Child (Heroines Born on Different Days of the Week Book 4)

Author: Rosemary Morris

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency Fiction

Book Blurb:

In 1816, Mrs Bettismore lies on her deathbed. Her twenty-year old granddaughter, Amelia is distraught by the imminent loss of her only relative, who has raised her in an atmosphere of seclusion and unyielding discipline. Amelia inherits her grandmother’s fortune, but after such a sheltered upbringing she finds herself lost and alone. Her emotional growth, stunted by Mrs Bettismore, she is afraid to do or say anything of which her grandmother would disapprove. The heiress is unprepared for her introduction to Saunton, her guardian’s noisy household and his family of irrepressible sisters. Will this cause Amelia to retreat into herself even more, or will a home filled with love and high spirits change her outlook and encourage her to find love?

Or do the long-hidden secrets of her birth threaten to spoil everything?

My Review:

Another stunning historical romance by Rosemary Morris. A sheltered heiress struggles to find her place in the world until she discovers a home filled with love and laughter. Using her expansive knowledge of historical England, Rosemary Morris writes classic romance with characters and settings you’ll fall in love with.

The first thing that sets this book apart from the others in today’s market is the attention to detail. Every detail from the setting to the clothes to the dialogue to even what people eat is historically accurate. It’s like being transported back in time.

The characters are true to the time period yet more approachable. The reader gets a chance to walk in these characters’ shoes and experience what life was really like. Rosemary Morris doesn’t hold anything back which I admire. Amelia is a wonderful character and I enjoyed reading her journey.

The plot moves at a good pace with plenty of dramatic tension to keep the reader turning the pages. The descriptive narration and the dialogue propel the plot which makes for an entertaining reading experience.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. If you crave a historically accurate romance written in the classic style, you’ll want to read this book.

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

There is a gigantic canvas for a historical novelist to choose from.

I am a multi-published historical novelist whose novels are set in the reign of Charles II’s niece, Queen Anne Stuart, who reigned from 1702 to 1714, and the ever popular Regency era. I have also written a mediaeval novel set in in the reign of Edward II.

I chose those periods because each of them affected the course of history. If the Duke of Marlborough had not won The War of Spanish Succession, and The Duke of Wellington had been defeated by Napoleon at The Battle of Waterloo, the history of Britain and that of Europe would be different. Defeat would also have had far-reaching consequences for the rest of the world. If Edward II had won the Battle of Bannockburn, it is feasible that he would have conquered Scotland and, perhaps, as it is claimed, he would not have been murdered.

The more I read about my chosen eras the more fascinated I become, and the more aware of the gulf between the past and present. Those who lived in the past shared the same emotions as we do, but their attitudes and way of life were in many ways very different to ours. One of the most striking examples was the social position of women and children in in bygone ages.

My characters, are of their time, not men, women and children dressed in costume who behave like 21st century people.

Research of my chosen eras sparks my imagination. The seeds of my novels are sown, and from them sprout the characters and events which will shape their lives.

I was born in Kent. As a child, when I was not making up stories, my head was ‘always in a book.’

While working in a travel agency, I met my Hindu husband. He encouraged me to continue my education at Westminster College. In 1961 I and my husband, by then a barrister, moved to his birthplace, Kenya, where I lived from 1961 until 1982. After an attempted coup d’état, four of my children lived with me in an ashram in France.

Back in England, I wrote historical fiction, joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association, The Historical Novel Society, Watford Writers and online groups.

Apart from writing, I enjoy classical Indian literature, reading, visiting places of historical interest, vegetarian cooking, growing organic fruit, herbs and vegetables and creative crafts.

My bookshelves are so crammed with historical non-fiction, which I use to research my novels, that if I buy a new book I have to consider getting rid of one.

Time spent with my five children and their families, most of whom live near me, is precious.

The second editions of my historical novels and my new ones will be published by Books We Love.

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Reviewed by: Nancy


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