Tuesday, March 15, 2022

BLOG TOUR - Her Country Gentleman


Her Country Gentleman is the first book in the Timeless Georgian Collection, a new anthology series from Mirror Press. The book features three novellas from bestselling historical romance authors whose stories reveal that not all love is found in London. 

“Spring at Tribbley Hall,” by Sian Ann Bessey

When Charlotte's grandmother invites her to accompany her to Norfolk, Charlotte jumps at the chance to visit the sea and escape the fuss surrounding her sister's wedding preparations in London. Lord William Cheston, on the other hand, is most unhappy when his mother informs him that her old friend and a granddaughter are coming to stay. Not only is it lambing season, but he's also dealing with the mysterious loss of several sheep. The last thing he needs is a child underfoot. When Charlotte and William first meet, he does not realize that the lovely young lady is the granddaughter in question, and she assumes that the man dressed in work clothes in the barn is a servant. Soon afterward, however, Charlotte stumbles upon a clue to William's sheep's disappearance, and when her life is placed in jeopardy, William is forced to choose between saving his unwanted houseguest and catching the thief.

“Love of My Heart,” by Sarah M. Eden

Cordelia Wakefield has never lived anywhere but London and is not overly happy when her family is forced to retrench to a small estate near Teviotbrae, Scotland. An ill-fated game of battledore and shuttlecock brings her face-to-racquet with Sebastian, who runs the home farm at nearby Teviot Castle. What begins as a clash of personalities, expectations, and preferences, soon leads to a friendship neither had expected. As the magic of Teviotbrae weaves its spell, the possibility of something more than friendship begins to blossom. But what future is there for a lowly farmer and a London lady?

“Miss Smith Goes to Wiltshire,” by Rebecca Connolly

Martha Smith wants to marry for love and will not be persuaded otherwise. She is highly sought after in Society for her beauty and status but refuses to consider any suitor whose only claim is that his prospects meet with her mother's approval. Her widowed mother has had enough of Martha's romantic sensibilities and is sending her to stay with unfortunate cousins in Wiltshire to show her that marrying for love is a risk that is too great. Benjamin Steele, Lord Hillier, is working on his new and dilapidated estate when he first catches sight of the striking Martha Smith. Becoming Lord Hillier has only brought him a house that needs significant repairs, tenant farms that had been abandoned, and only the money he'd already possessed. He wants meaning in his life, and he's more than willing to work for it. Though worlds apart in all else, on this point they can agree: a life of meaning would change everything.


The Timeless Georgian Collection is a new series featuring novellas set in England during the Georgian era (1714 – 1830). It is part of A Timeless Romance Anthology series published by Mirror Press — a curated collection of novellas and short stories featuring bestselling authors from the contemporary and historical romance genres. The collection has hit the USA TODAY bestselling list and charted at #1 at Amazon.com. Learn more about the series and other anthologies published by Mirror Press at their website.   


  • “I have no hesitation in giving five stars collectively to this book. Great writing. Outstanding characters and each story is very compelling and different.”— Ken Reynolds, Goodreads

  • “This book is authored by three very talented authors, Sian Bessey, Sarah Eden, and Rebecca Connolly. I will admit upfront that these are three of my favorite authors so my expectations were high and they did not disappoint. This book is a truly wonderful read that I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.”— Shauna Jones, Goodreads

  • “I enjoyed the premise of each book - high society lady going to the country. But each heroine found their own adventure as they learned to live a different type of life than they were used to. Each hero was engaging. And of course, I loved their HEAs”— Caleen Picket, Goodreads



Title:   Her Country Gentleman
Author:  Sian Ann Bessey, Sarah M. Eden, Rebecca Connolly
Series:  Timeless Georgian Collection #1
Publisher:  Mirror Press
Genre:   Historical Romance
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   300
Date of Publication:   March 8, 2022
My Rating:   4 Stars

Warmth, affection and eventually love all play wonderful roles in these endearing novellas. Her Country Gentleman is the first book in what promiss to be a wonderful historical romance series. Each of the authors were new to me and this book was a wonderful way to be introduced to them.
“Spring at Tribbley Hall,” by Sian Ann Bessey

Charlotte gets to spend time in the country while she is accompanying her grandmother. They are guests in William's home, something that initially displeases him. However, the more time that they spend together, the more that they realize they are rather drawn to each other. However, William was not who Charlotte thought he was, so they must decide whether or not they might have a future together.

“Love of My Heart,” by Sarah M. Eden

Cordella and her family are moving to Scotland due to financial reasons. When she meets Sebastian, who appears to be a farmer, class distinctions ring loud. Spending time together proves problematic when this gentle lady begins developing feelings. Friends from the start, but unlikely to have a future together. However, Sebastian has kept something about him a secret and it was enjoyable to see where things could go for the both of them.

“Miss Smith Goes to Wiltshire,” by Rebecca Connolly

In this lovely story, Martha is sent to live with her cousin in Wiltshire. She sees nothing but love in this part of her extended family. Will Martha ever find the same type of love, not being concerned about stations in life? She begins to understand new feelings when she meets a man on the estate, Benjamin Steele, whis is the new Lord Hillier. The pair make a fine pair of friends and Martha starts recognizing strong feelings.

With animals, most notably sheep, as backdrops for each of these stories, they all exuded warm feelings as each couple found love. I definitely look forward to reading the next book in this new series.

Many thanks to Mirror Press for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Sian Ann Bessey

Born in Cambridge, England, but grew up on the island of Anglesey off the coast of North Wales, Sian left her homeland to attend university in the U.S. and earned a bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in English.

She began her writing career as a student, publishing several magazine articles while still in college. Since then, she has published historical romance and romantic suspense novels, along with a variety of children's books. She is a USA Today bestselling author, a Foreward Reviews Book of the Year finalist, and a Whitney Award finalist.

She loves to travel and experience other cultures, but when she's home, her favorite activities are spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.


Sarah M. Eden

Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today bestselling author of multiple historical romances, including AML's "2013 Novel of the Year" and Foreword Review’s 2013 “IndieFab Book of the Year” gold medal winner for Best Romance, Longing for Home, and the Whitney Award's "2014 Novel of the Year," Longing for Home: Hope Springs. 

Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances set against rich historical backdrops. She holds a bachelor’s degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library. Sarah lives with her husband, kids, and mischievous dog in the shadow of a snow-capped mountain she has never attempted to ski.


Rebecca Connolly

Rebecca Connolly is the author of more than two dozen novels. She calls herself a Midwest girl, having lived in Ohio and Indiana. She's always been a bookworm, and her grandma would send her books almost every month so she would never run out. Book Fairs were her carnival, and libraries are her happy place. 

She has been creating stories since childhood, and there are home videos to prove it! She received a master's degree from West Virginia University, spends every spare moment away from her day job absorbed in her writing, and is a hot cocoa addict.




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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Robin. I am glad that you enjoyed it as well. I loved being in the country with (sheep) and in the Georgian era. That is unique. I thought the authors did a great job. This was the perfect escape reading for me. I am looking forward tot he next book in the Timeless Romance Anthologies, To Kiss a Wallflower in June. Take care, LA