Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Regency I Won't Soon Forget - The Aristocrat's Lady by Mary Moore/5 Stars

Let me preface this review by saying that I do not normally read small, mass market paperbacks. I've often found them either to all be the same, or to have so little plot and character development that I'm bored by book's end.

Today I ate those words.

I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a Regency novel more than I enjoyed this one.  The prose was exceptional, the characters and their flaws believable, and the romance was heart-stopping.  I loved the witty banter between the two major characters, as well as the secret that propelled much of the storyline.  And if all that wasn't enough to blow me away, the fact that The Aristocrat's Lady was Mary Moore's debut novel....well, you could've easily blown me over with a feather.

Quite possibly, this book will make my Top Ten list at year's end, and we've got a long way to go before we get there!  Ms. Moore is an author that I will be reading more from in the future...of that, I have no doubt.

5 Stars

Southern?  No
Sass?  Without question.  :o)

Summary of The Aristocrat's Lady:

An Unexpected Encounter

For a few moments on a moonlit balcony, Nicole Beaumont was just a beautiful woman catching the eye of the handsome Lord Devlin--but she knew the illusion couldn't last. If the enigmatic aristocrat knew her secret, he'd realize that her disability left her unfit for love. So who could blame her for hiding the truth a little longer?

Devlin had never met a woman like Nicole. Her unique combination of innocence and wisdom left him utterly intrigued. Yet what was she hiding? For a man who did not trust easily, discovering her secret was devastating. Overcoming their pasts and forging a future would take faith, forgiveness and trust. And second chances could lead to new beginnings...


  1. Wow, Christy, that review made me happier than sweet tea on a summer's day! Thank you so much for your kind words and the wonderful review. What a blessing this book has been for me...and it is my prayer that it touches people right where they are. I'll take five stars from a judge of all of those wonderful contest any day! Thanks again! And you've got a new fan to your blog...I'm always looking for great Chrsitian reads and now the reviewing will be done for me! :0)

    1. Mary,

      Thanks so much for stopping by, and obviously...for writing such a wonderful story!

  2. wow what an awesome review! There are definitely some winners among harlequin's historical lines!! thanks for the heads up on this one, i'll check it out.

    1. Carrie,

      You are absolutely right! I don't find many gems when I delve into the Love Inspired lines, but this was definitely the exception! :o)

  3. Glad to know this one is good - I have several of these little books, and will definitely look out for this one. =)

  4. Oh my! Adding this to my wish list immediately.

  5. Well I don't usually read these books, but after your review, I got the book and just finished it this morning. It is very good. I see why you couldn't stop reading it! I don't want to ruin it for anyone, but thought everything would be "fixed" in the end, but it wasn't which was refreshing in a way. I too will watch for more of this author


I love your comments!! They make me happier than cold sweet tea on a hot summer day! :o)