Saturday, September 24, 2022

BLOG TOUR - An Autumn Kiss

Title:   An Autumn Kiss
Authors:  Laura Rollins, Annette Lyon 
  and Lisa M. Catmull
Series:  Timeless Victorian Collection #7
Publisher:  Mirror Press
Genre:   Historical Romance
Format:  Audiobook ARC
No. of Pages:   300
Date of Publication:   September 20. 2022
My Rating:   4 Stars


An Autumn Kiss is the seventh book in the Timeless Victorian Collection, a bestselling anthology series from Mirror Press. The book features three novellas from acclaimed historical romance authors whose stories reveal if one kiss will change the lives of the three heroines.

“The Plucky Miss Ruth,” by Laura Rollins

Miss Ruth Hughes is certain she’s caught in a time loop—every day she wakes to find it exactly as the one before. A thrilling prospect to be sure. If the many books she reads on time travel has taught her anything, it is that to break free she must complete an all-important task. For Ruth the task is straightforward: reunite a couple, once desperately in love but forced apart by society. Unfortunately, things are not always as easy as they first appear. Struggling, Ruth opens up to the handsome Lord Lambert and he readily agrees to help. With autumn on the brink of turning into winter, time is running out for Ruth to help the ones who need her most. And, with a bit of luck, perhaps she can even find a little time for her own happily ever after.

“Mr. Dowling’s Remedy,” by Annette Lyon

Crandall Dowling’s aspirations of becoming a physician collapse when he develops symptoms that land him in an asylum. He’s been at Sherville Retreat long enough for autumn leaves to appear when Beverly Stanton arrives. She’s held under the dubious diagnosis of “hysteria” but seems perfectly sane, unlike Crandall, though his verbal and physical tics don’t seem to scare or even bother her. Beverly and Crandall develop a friendship fueled by an undeniable attraction that under other circumstances could become more. But in an asylum, one cannot plan a future, let alone one of love or marriage. Then tragedy strikes, testing staff and patients beyond anyone’s training. When the dust settles, Beverly’s diagnosis may be reversed, but if she leaves, what will become of her? What of Crandall? And what of their autumn-born love?

“A Railway Through the Roses,” by Lisa H. Catmull

Mr. Adrian Everard has tried everything to keep his father’s factory open, but a single solution remains. Marry an heiress before Christmas to fund the desperately needed railway. The local landowner, Lady Anne Baxter, will not agree to sell her garden—or her heart. Indeed, his childhood friend is determined to sabotage all his efforts to find a wife. As the deadline for Adrian to choose a bride draws close, one thing becomes painfully obvious. Saving the factory will mean losing the woman he loves forever.


Since 2015, Mirror Press has been presenting the Timeless Romance Collection, a curated anthology 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 Learn more about the series and other anthologies published by Mirror Press at their website.   


  • 5 STARS – “…a fun collection and each of them have something unique from most of the romances I've read. Very enjoyable reading.”— Maria Thomas, Goodreads

  • “This anthology is truly wonderful. Each story is very distinct from the others, and each is also very compelling. It will keep you reading and wanting more with each page and chapter.”— Shauna Jones, Goodreads

  • 5 STARS “absolutely adored this collection of short stories! I would recommend this collection to anyone who needs an escape for a couple of hours.”— Jzcotter03, Goodreads




“The Plucky Miss Ruth,” by Laura Rollins

Miss Ruth Hughes is a bold and daring young woman who is getting tired of the same day one after another. An avid reader, time travel books are among her favorites, especially The Time Machine by H. G. Wells. Distracted by her own life, she feels sad for her cousin who has lost her chance at love due to the demands of her parents. Her cousin lost her parents and she now lives with Ruth and her family. Ruth makes it her aim to reunite her cousin with her former love, not thinking she herself has any chance at finding it herself. Ruth is not alone in her endeavor, as she has the handsome Lord Lambert by her side. Could the kind and caring gentleman be the one to change the course of Ruth's mundane existence?

"Mr. Dowling's Remedy, by Annette Lyon

Crandall Dowling would have made a fine physician if not for being plagued with what we know today as Tourette Syndrome. The diagnosis was not clear during the Victorian erra and Crandall was thought to have an addled mind and possibly even be possessed. Now ensconced in an insane asylum, Crandall has little hope for his future. The course of Crandall's life changes when he meets Beverly Stanton. She is now a resident of the asylum mainly at the behest of her controlling stepfather. Could this couple not only find their way to love but also see past the walls of the asylum?

“A Railway Through the Roses,” by Lisa H. Catmull

Adrian Everand is running out of time to marry. If he does not choose and marry an heiress before Christmas, then his father's success in his factory, as well as the development of a railroad will meet with failure. Lady Anne Baxter and her property are in the way. What is more is that although lifelong friends with Adrian, the two never shared any romantic feelings. Knowing his determination to find an heiress, Anne is standing in Adrian's way, and this is perplexing to both of them.

Although this is an ongoing series and I had not read any of the previous books or novellas, I fell in love with each of these stories. The characters were wonderful. I loved the friendship that turned to love, the mental health representation in the second novella, and two lifelong friends realizing that they were perfect for one another. This was a quick and delightful read and each story was so very sweet.
Many thanks to the Mirror Press and to Austen Prose for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.

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Laura Rollins

Laura Rollins has always loved a heart-melting happily ever after. It didn’t matter if the story took place in Regency England, or in a cobbler’s shop, if there was a sweet romance, she would read it.

Life has given her many of her own adventures. Currently she lives in the Rocky Mountains with her best friend, who is also her husband, and their four beautiful children. She still loves to read books and more books; her favorite types of music are classical, Broadway, and country; she loves hiking in the mountains near her home; and she’s been known to debate with her oldest son about whether Infinity is better categorized as a number or an idea.


Annette Lyon

Annette Lyon is a USA Today bestselling author, a 9-time recipient of Utah’s Best in State medal for fiction (three times for novel-length works and five times for short fiction), and a Whitney Award winner for BAND OF SISTERS. She's the author of over a dozen novels, at least that many novellas, a cookbook, a popular grammar guide, and over a hundred magazine articles.

She’s a founder and regular contributor of the Timeless Romance Anthologies line of sweet romance stories, which she served as editor for its first three years. She's also one of the four co-authors of The Newport Ladies Book Club series. She graduated cum laude from BYU with a degree in English.


Lisa H. Catmull

I write clean and wholesome romances in the Victorian era and sweet contemporary romances. My books have been nominated for Swoony, RONE, and Whitney awards.

I taught Middle School English and History for seven years before pursuing screenwriting and writing. I currently live between a canyon and a lake in Utah with my husband, two cats, and two rambunctious children.



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