Amelia Fernside has a loyal following of Regency Romance readers
who say the nicest things ...
Ruined by Love . Sequel to The Dowagers' Pact Trilogy
Now married, the three Ladies, their husbands and Marjorie, Detective Harry Webber's daughter set out for a weekend in Bath to celebrate the 25th wedding anniversary of their old friend. They hope it will be good for Marjorie who has been sick all winter, but is on the mend now. Once there, they notice something different about their friend, she's nervous and her husband is very difficult. Something is very wrong in that house, and secrets abound. Meanwhile, Marjorie makes friends with a young man not in their financial status, but she doesn't care. She will find a way to see him. Then the Lord of the house is murdered and Detective Webber has to get involved. It's a romance, a mystery and a good coming of age story. Great characters. Glad they are back together. And, Marjorie deserves her own story. She's smart, strong and adventurous. Loved it. ~Amazon Reader
Book 1 of the series:"This is the the sixth Regency short story I have read by Amelia Fernside. She is a master at her craft. As a senior myself, with a spouse of nearly 54 years, I can relate to the premise that Laura would and should find love again after losing her husband. It is rare for senior protagonists to be depicted in romance stories. I applaud Ms. Fernside for taking on the task. The anguish Charles felt over his war experiences provided extra drama that kept the pages turning. A high point for me was when Charles pleaded for leniency for the soldier who attempted violence against himself and Laura. I look forward to reading anything written by Amelia Fernside. Well done!" ~B.D. Mann
"Book 2 in the 3-book series is a wonderful story of a woman who knows what she wants in a man, now that she has raised her family and is on her own again. Tired of boredom, she's a little more daring than she would have been as a young woman, with fewer restrictions now imposed on her behavior. After an unsuccessful ball and a disappointing matchmaking dinner, she receives an invitation from a man who attended the ball, but was too shy to approach her. An intellectual, historian and genuinely direct man, she is intrigued enough to accept his invitations, and thus begins a new life with her own personal adventure . Great story, well told, with a very interesting conclusion. Even as a short story, it's meaty enough and captivating enough to make you long for your own adventure. I'm eagerly awaiting the next book to see what her third friend's quest will bring." ~Amazon Review
"Masterfully Written ... I love this concept. Romantic relationships are not just for the young, but give spice to life at every stage. Sarah and Jacob's story is a fast read, but does not lack in depth, interesting plot twists, or realism." ~B.D. Mann
"This is a well-researched and well-written historical series about women of a certain age. Three dowagers, who don't want to spend the rest of their lives alone, make a pact to pursue love together. It was so nice to see mature women approach finding mates in a mature way with definite goals and preferences in mind. With the social restrictions of the time, it was quite bold for them to do this. I loved all three books. The men are complex, sometimes a bit dark and confusing, but the women are determined to truly know and love their men and help them through their troubles and adventures. There's a mystery built into each of the romance stories, and that makes it juicier reading as their relationships unfold." And there are no spoilers, so you can read them in any order, although Laura and The Captain sets the tone for the others. ~Sandy Penny, SweetMysteryBooks.blogspot.com
Historical Romance, Mystery and Lasting Love: This is Book 3 in The Dowagers Pact Trilogy. Amelia Fernside has chosen a little older audience for these novels, instead of the usual Regency Romance focus on young women looking for first love. Three good friends who have lost their husbands decide to go against society's usual expectations and find love together. All of them had good marriages and have good memories of their former wedded lives, and neither wants to spend the rest of their lives alone. This one gets a little dangerous for Deborah as she chooses between two men. I love these books and definitely would like to see more aimed at this older audience (me). Not only does this author write good clean romance, she is also developing a mystery style that I really like. The stories are very real and could easily happen to anyone looking for love. It will be interesting to see what she does with their already well developed characters. If you're tired of the usual young dukes and duchesses going to balls and courting, this is a very pleasant surprise. ~Amazon Review
"A little love bird told me that Amelia is planning to keep these characters around for another go, maybe a mystery, now that the romance is sorted."
Five Book Boxed Set (Best Bargain!)
"Although no reviews have yet been posted for the boxed set (It's newly uploaded), all the reviews for the books below provide the insight you'll need to know if you want to buy the five-book set. It contains One Perfect Moment, The Unlikely Heiress, The Ugly Duckling, Grace's Last Affair and If One Sister Won't, The Other Will. I hope you'll be hooked enough to want them all. Happy Reading!"