Book Review: A False Proposal by Pamela Mingle

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Book Review: A False Proposal by Pamela MingleA False Proposal by Pamela Mingle
Published by Entangled: Select Historical on 06/20/2016
Genres: historical romance
Pages: 252
Source: Entangled Publishing, NetGalley
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London 1812. War hero Adam Grey returns home with a burning ambition to run for Parliament. But he needs the support of the local baronet, who controls the seat. Adam’s plans are thwarted by his dissolute father, who has promised him to the baronet’s daughter in return for forgiveness of his debts. Adam wants nothing to do with marriage or his father’s problems, so he fakes an engagement to Cass Linford—his best friend’s sister.

Cass has been through hell since she last saw Adam. Her betrothed committed suicide, forcing her to withdraw from London society. Heartbroken, she’s given up on marriage. So when Adam suggests a temporary engagement, she agrees. He needs help with his campaign, and Cass can’t resist his charm or the chance to be involved in politics. It all seems so easy, until she finds herself falling in love with her fake fiancé.

 

 

A False Proposal

by

Pamela Mingle

 

a false proposal

 

 

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Delightful; fun; interesting!!!

 

She and Adam were joined together, performing an act common to all of humanity. Yet it was unique to them, because the way they felt, what they meant to each other, belonged to them alone. by Cass

 

What has really worked for me:

  • This book has a great plot. It is fast-paced, well written, has kept me guessing and I’ve ended wanting more.
  • I’ve really liked both characters. They were not perfect, they felt real. I could relate and understand them. I’ve also loved some secondary characters.
  • There are some good steamy scenes. I can point out a few of them. Like in most historical reads, the heat is there, but you can also feel their love and passion. The couple has unbelievable chemistry.
  • I live the author’s creativity. She brings a women that liked politics in a historical novel.
  • This was a very easy read for me, in fact I read it one sitting-down. It’s very addictive.
  • I love the cover. The popping color is catching, their clothes are beautiful and the Big Ben on the background is another great hint.

 

What could have been better:

  • It was a bit predictable. I wish it had more surprises or plot twists.

 

I miss you to distraction. I dream about having you: in my bed, on my desk, atop the library table, under the dining room table. by Adam

 

You MAY read this because you enjoy historical romance; you SHOULD read this if you like some steam on your read; you MUST read this because you want to meet a strong woman and a man who is not afraid of taking her on!!!

4

four-stars

About Pamela Mingle

What’s the highlight of my day? Usually it’s that first cup of coffee, and if I’m lucky, a beautiful sunrise peeking over the roof of the theater just across the street. I live in the city now, having left the burbs behind a few years ago.

Somehow, with hard work and a little luck, I’ve found a third career. I was a librarian first, then a teacher, and now a writer. The sound of that still makes me smile. In the summer of 2012, my debut novel, Kissing Shakespeare, was published by Delacorte Press. It’s a time-travel romance for teens. In 2013, Kissing Shakespeare won the Colorado Book Award for Young Adult Fiction. My proudest “writing” moment!

In December of 2013, my second novel, The Pursuit of Mary Bennet, was published by William Morrow. It’s a Pride and Prejudice sequel about the socially awkward middle Bennet sister, Mary. If you’re a fan of Jane Austen, or someone who enjoys reading about a young woman coming into her own, I hope you’ll want to read it.

And in June, 2016, my third book, A False Proposal, is releasing from Entangled Publishing. It’s a historical romance, set in the Regency period in England, and this short description pretty well sums it up: A false proposal, a fake engagement–true love?

Nothing has made me happier than hearing from readers who love my books. If you ever wonder about writing or e-mailing an author, don’t hesitate. We love to hear from you.

My husband is the adventurous one in the family. He’s coaxed me away from books–both the reading and writing–to try things and go places I would have never done on my own. Our favorite trips have been walking trips in England, Scotland, and France. We hike from one town to the next, staying at B&Bs, and walking sometimes as many as fifteen miles in one day. (My hubby always lies about the distance. I no longer believe him when he says it’s just a little farther, or it’s only a few more miles. ) Even though I complain, I’m proud of holding my own. Having friends along keeps me laughing and pushes me to finish that last mile.

Best of all, I’ve gotten to visit the places in my books—Hoghton Tower, near Preston in Lancashire, the setting of Kissing Shakespeare. And most of Jane Austen’s haunts. A few years ago, we took a side trip to Surrey, to Haslemere, so I could get a feel for the setting of my newest book, A False Proposal.

Life is good.

Rating Report
Addictiveness
four-half-stars
Character
four-stars
Cover
three-half-stars
Freshness
three-stars
Plot
four-half-stars
Romance
four-stars
Overall: four-stars