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Kindle & Audible Review- Seeing Miss Heartstone by Nichole Van

Seeing Miss Heartstone

Title: Seeing Miss Heartstone

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Nichole Van

Source: Purchase on Kindle & Audible

Publisher: Fiorenza, Nov. 2018

Pages: 315

Rating: 5

Sexy Rating: 3

Violence Rating: 0
Narration: by Cat Gould, Rating: 4

Description from Amazon:

Miss Belle Heartstone—heiress and savvy businesswoman—needs a husband. Immediately. As in, yesterday would not have been soon enough. Her mother’s attempts at matchmaking have been disastrous. So Belle decides to solve the problem her way—survey the market and purchase the best groom available.

Colin Radcliffe, Marquess of Blake—debt-ridden and penniless—needs a large infusion of cash. Desperately. Preferably cash that does not come with a wife attached. It is no surprise, then, when he receives Miss Heartstone’s brazen proposal—her cash, his title, their marriage—that he politely declines.

But before he leaves her, Blake suggests something truly radical: Maybe before finding a husband, Belle should find herself.
His simple words send them both on an unexpected journey, spanning continents and years, entwining their lives in ways neither could have foreseen. Can two lonely souls move past societal expectations and forge a unique life together?

Please note: The basic storyline of Seeing Miss Heartstone was originally published as a novella titled, An Invisible Heiress, in the Spring in Hyde Park anthology. This current novel is a greatly expanded version of that plot, adding over 200 pages of text and creating a more robust, well-developed story.

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If you have not read a Nichole Van novel then this is the place to start and then you can delve into her previous published, wonderful novels. This novel has such a unique premise of a Regency Era miss who is very business savvy making her way in a male dominated world. Not letting her heart rule but listening to it, she waits for her turn at love. Colin needs to make his fortune so that he can support his Marquisette before he can even think of marriage.

Truly a delightful read. Highly recommended!!!!

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Review- Intertwine by Nichole Van

Title: Intertwine (House of Oak, book #1)

Intertwine

 Genre: Time Travel Romance

Author: Nichole Van

Publisher: Fiorensa, Feb. 2014

Source: Purchase, Kindle $.99

Rating: 5

Sexy Rating: 4

Description from Amazon.com:

Time is not a river. It is a vast cosmic sea. Where each life exists as rippling circles on its surface, past and future being eternally present. And occasionally, one expanding ring intertwines with that of another, weaving the lives of two people together. . . .

In 2012, Emme Wilde can’t find the right guy. She wants to feel that swept-off-your-feet dizziness of true love. But so far, her dating life has come up short. Star Trek geek? Nice but too serious. Hippy artist? Cute but too vulnerable. Instead, Emme obsesses over the portrait of an unknown man in an old locket. Granted, a seriously dreamy guy with delicious, wind-swept hair she just itches to run her fingers through. But still. Dead men may be great listeners, but they are not exactly boyfriend material. Emme travels to England, determined to uncover his history and conquer the strong connection she feels.

In 1812, James Knight has given up finding the right woman. All he wants is someone to share his love of adventure. Instead, his life has become a Shakespearean drama. His brother languishes in a tragic star-crossed romance. His beloved sister clings to life, slowly dying of consumption. But then he finds a beautiful mystery woman, dripping wet and half-dead, beneath a tree on his estate. Now if he can uncover her history, perhaps adventure–and romance–will find him at last.

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Yummy! Yummy! Oh yes, yes, yes. You know that feeling when you want a book in a certain genre to just justify all the “okay” books you’ve read in your search for the “good” one? I love Time Travel stories; well, I wanted to love them. The whole idea intrigues me but I’ve rarely come across a really well written one. The ones I read were of the Not-Bad or Okay variety. This is the one I’ve been looking for and it is the first book in the series!! Yay!

Emme and James are meant for each other but how to get them together and keep them together is the question and Nichole Van does a superb job of a perfectly nuanced and well-constructed plot. The sexual tension is sizzling. The romance sublime. This is a true love story.

The side characters are also well drawn and fleshed out and several will have their own book in the series. I can’t wait to read more.

The House of Oak series:

  1. Intertwine (Emme and James)
  2. Divine        (Gerogiana and Sebastian) Nov. 2014
  3. Clandestine (Marc and Kit) Spring 2015
  4. Refine        (Linwood and Jasmine) Summer 2015

 

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