I am pleased to join the blog tour through Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for Loving Miss Tilney by Heather Moll. Please read on to learn my thoughts on the book.
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About Loving Miss Tilney:
She’s forbidden to wed a nobody. He’s nothing in society’s eyes. Will their desperate schemes backfire before they find a way to be together?
Northanger Abbey. Eleanor Tilney can’t bear her lonely life any longer. Distraught when her tyrannical father throws her friend out of the house because the girl lacks an inheritance, the long-suffering general’s daughter decides anything is better than a future all alone. So in a frantic bid for freedom, she puts aside her tender feelings for a man of no standing to pursue a wealthy husband.
Philip Brampton understands that fortune is against him. And he tries gallantly to bury his distress and support his lonely beloved, even after she starts pursuing an arrogant buffoon. But when he catches the fellow about to kiss her, their resulting harsh words cause a heartbreaking rift.
Stiffening her spine in a world that refuses to acknowledge her value, Eleanor attempts to navigate the impossible situation without quashing her desires. And though his shy nature abhors a scene, Philip braces himself for a confrontation with her cruel and abusive patriarch.
Do these childhood sweethearts have any hope of achieving lasting happiness?
You can purchase Loving Miss Tilney on Amazon.com
About the Author:
Heather Moll is an avid reader of mysteries and biographies with a masters in information science. She found Jane Austen later than she should have and made up for lost time by devouring her letters and unpublished works, joining JASNA, and spending too much time researching the Regency era.
She is the author of An Appearance of Goodness, An Affectionate Heart, Nine Ladies, and A Hopeful Holiday among others. She lives with her husband and son, and struggles to balance all of the important things, like whether or not to buy groceries or stay home and write.
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Northanger Abbey happens to be my favorite of all of Austen’s novels. I know that makes me an outlier as most lean towards Pride and Prejudice. But no, the one I liked was one of her lessor known works. But that’s OK – we all like what we like.
This book, Loving Miss Tilney, was a relatively quick and very entertaining read. It contained all of the angst you would hope to find in a novel of this type with a very satisfying ending. I doubt I’m spoiling anything by writing that.
Our heroine has a strict, overbearing and demanding father who insists she marry a rich and titled man but she has found her love and he is neither. She is forbidden to marry the man she loves and afraid to disobey her father she agrees to marry a man she does not love.
But sometimes fate has a way of getting in the way of best laid plans. And True Love tends to win out, doesn’t it? At least in romance novels. As it should.
This was a very well written and very entertaining twist on familiar themes and characters. I was delightfully immersed in this world as Eleanor and Philip find their way towards each other and their happily ever after. It was a quick and immersive read.