Mischief and Manors by Ashtyn Newbold
When Annette Downing and her mischievous little brothers are sent to Kellaway Manor for the summer, she hopes for a relaxing escape. But Annette finds her closeted heart in jeopardy when reunited with the handsome Owen Kellaway, a childhood acquaintance and respected gentlemen. When Owen is enlisted to help the boys with their behavior, Annette wonders if he has just as much mischief up his sleeve as her brothers. Bound by a promise she made to her late parents, and amid a frightening mystery, Annette faces a difficult decision when she finds herself falling for Owen’s charm.
This was such a good story. I read the whole book in about a day - granted, it helped that I was sick and not up to doing much else, but it was such a good book, that I was very happy to crash on the couch and read.
Annette's back story broke my heart. Losing your parents is bad enough, but then having to live with an emotionally, verbally and physically abusive person makes life sheer torture. I was so happy for her and her brothers when they were sent to Kellaway Manor. Her reaction to seeing Owen again was amusing. I loved their chemistry, even though Annette tried very hard to avoid it.
Definitely a feel-good book that I would recommend to anyone.
I love a good, clean, Regency romance novel, and Ashtyn Newbold's new novel, Mischief & Manors, is just that.
The cover is eye-catching and the story is sweet. My attention was captured right away with Annette's little brothers causing trouble, and once they went to Kellaway Manor we really got to see Annette's spunky personality through her interactions with Owen.
As is common in this genre, lack of communication almost kept a loving couple apart, but it made for an entertaining story. The romance is clean and there is even some suspense that kept things exciting.
I'd recommend Mischief & Manors and would read more from Ashtyn Newbold.
I love a good regency novel. I love a book that makes you want to read it over and over again. I love a book with a good cover. I love a clever title. I love it when the characters interactions make me laugh, sigh, and cheer inside. I love a good male lead. I love a good female lead. I love a good romance. I especially love a good CLEAN romance. I love good supporting characters that make the story more and not distract from it. So, basically, I loved this book. Were there things I didn't love? Sure. But there were way more things that I did love and to me, that is what makes me want to reread a book, which is what tells me it's a keeper. I can't wait to read more from Ashtyn Newbold.
About the Author:
Ashtyn Newbold discovered a love of writing early in high school. Inspired by regency period romance, she wrote her first novel at the age of sixteen. Because she can’t vacation in her favorite historical time periods, she writes about them instead. When not crafting handsome historical heroes, she enjoys baking, sewing, music, and spoiling her dog. She dreams of traveling to England and Ireland. Ashtyn is currently studying English and creative writing at Utah Valley University. She lives in Lehi, Utah, with her family.
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Author: Ashtyn Newbold
Publisher: Sweetwater Books, an Imprint of Cedar Fort, Inc.
Published: December 2016
Source: We received copies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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