The fourth book in the Regency Rhapsody series: lighthearted, sweet novellas set in regency-era England, celebrating the timeless power of romance with just a bit of mystery. Written for lovers of the classic regencies of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Verity Merriot endures a life of poverty to care for her sister in the English countryside. When she meets Duncan Grey, a damaged soldier who is still learning how to live the life of a lord, she begins to dream of a different future. She has one chance to overcome her shyness and win his heart…the evening of a grand ball where she must make the impression of a lifetime. Cosy up to read this sweet and inspiring romance with a touch of fairy tale magic!
This was a fast read. I liked quite a lot about it, but I also thought it would have benefited from more showing and less telling. While I liked the relationship between the sisters, I didn’t feel like I got to know hero or heroine all that well because we were told too much and not shown it.
A Dress the Color of Dusk (and oh, how I want to spell it Colour!) is a bit of a Cinderella story, and if you treat it that way I think you’ll enjoy it. But here we have two sisters, our heroine and her sister who has a developmental disability. Essentially on their own, they’re struggling. Our war-scarred hero is a bit socially awkward and struggling with his new title.
She was shy, and obviously nervous, which Duncan found charming, I only because it gave him a bit of confidence.
As I said, an easy read. Imperfect, but boy do I like to see a cover without naked people on it!
Review copy provided by NetGalley.