Thursday, August 13, 2015

ARC Review of Behind a Ladys Smile by Jane Goodger



Let me start off by saying that I usually do not read Historical Romance that takes place in America because I prefer Regency Romance, but for Jane Goodger I always will make an exception because I love her writing.  I have read all of her books and they are all keepers.

This is the story of a young lady, Genevieve Hayes,  who finds herself alone in a cabin in Yosemite where she grew up with her father and mother.  Her father has died and his last request is that she go back to England to her grandparents, who are aristocrats.  She knows that she cannot survive alone through the winter in the cabin so she follows a group of explorers that she runs across while she is out hunting for food.  Her plan is to follow them and hope they lead her to civilization where she can find a way to get to England.


Mitch Campbell is a Civil War Veteran who is traveling with a group of explorers as their photographer when he spots someone following them.  As a result of startling her, his spy breaks her leg and he has to stay and take care of her and let the explorers continue without him.  


When Mitch finds out that she wants to go to her grandparents in England, and that her grandfather is a Duke he volunteers to take her and plans on getting a big reward so he can go back to New York and start his own Photography studio.


You know what they say about the best laid plans.  What Mitch and Genny do not count on is how the journey will change them and their lives.


Jane writes a beautiful love story with amazing characters, a plot that moves at a great pace and some very steamy love scenes.    This is a book you should not miss.


Received ARC for an honest review.


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