Book review: Charlotte Brentwood, Gloved Heart

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Gloved Heart: A Regency Romance (Hearts of Amberley, Book 2)

Can she ever trust again?

Amy Miller is struggling to come to terms with her new life as a mother, while being a reluctant guest in a rigid gentry household. A victim of abuse, she is determined to never trust a man again.

Henry Russell has loved Amy for as long as he can remember, but his family want nothing to do with her. A chance encounter with Amy rekindles a friendship which might save both of them.

The discovery of a secret which holds the key to Amy’s past will change them forever, and jeopardise any chance they have for happiness. Can Henry show Amy that true love will give her everything she could ever need?

This is the second book in the HEARTS OF AMBERLEY series, but you can read it as a standalone. You’ll love these books if you’re a fan of Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, Carla Kelly or Downton Abbey.

You can download the book here, from Amazon.

My Review

When I read the description of this book, having been asked by the author if I would like to read and review it, despite not reading a lot of Regency romances before the last couple of years, it sounded just the sort of thing I would enjoy, and I’m delighted to say that I was right! Although it is a Regency, it has a more gentle feel to it, being set in the countryside, rather than purely amongst the balls and mansions of the cities.

Henry Russell is an absolute delight to spend a couple of days in the company of, and his love for Amy sings from the pages. Though I appreciate Amy’s position, and her reason for being anxious, there were times I wanted to shout at her, and point out what a great person Henry was, but never mind. Despite being the second in this series from the author, it really doesn’t make a difference to the enjoyment of the book, and even though I now know elements of how the first book will end, due to the ensemble cast in Gloved Heart, I’m looking forward to adding it to the TBR pile to read in the future.

I would highly recommend it to readers of Regency romance, or anyone who likes a romance at the sweeter end of the scale. It’s beautifully written, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.


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