Saturday 6 September 2014

2nd Opinion review: The Bride Prize and Book Blog Walkers: Weekly Check-in 9/5/14

This challenge is organized by Felicia over at the Geeky Blogger's Book Blog

Saturday 1 hour walk
Sunday - 40 min bike
Monday -  5 km bike and 30 min walk
Tuesday - 10 km bike
Wednesday - 30 min walk and 5 km bike
Thursday - 5 km bike and 40 min walk
Friday  5 km bike and 30 min walk


And now to a 2nd opinion review. Carole reviewed this book on my blog here, and then I read it and wanted to review it too ;)

It's 1839, and Lord Eglinton's tournament in Scotland is the most anticipated event of the year: He and some of his noble friends will don medieval armor and joust like knights of old. Does this mean a revival of true chivalry? Miss Florence Marsh thinks it might. Or is the tournament mere tomfoolery and the greatest folly of the century? Mr. Robert Beaton thinks it is. But when Flo and Robbie meet at Eglinton Park, they'll soon learn that a dash of romance can make the greatest differences look rather small and that true love might find you in the most unlikely place. If only Robbie wasn't working for that scandalous new magazine Allan's Miscellany! If only Flo's father didn't detest the periodical press! And if only they had remembered to bring an umbrella!

My thoughts:
I have to agree with Carole R who has been reviewing Schwab's books on my blog (and her own) that these books are dang cute. So freaking cute. You just get happy by reading :)

It's a short novella. Florence, our heroine goes to Scotland with her dad to watch quite the show. There she meets Robert and with a glance, and with a laugh and smirk they start to talk to each other. And then talk some more. It's not insta love. They just really find each other's company pleasant. She is witty, he is funny, she is smart, he is an artist. And they decide to give this a chance, because you never know if you do not decide to get to know one another better.

So...cute? Yes. They way they talked, that was it. They just talked and laughed but it was so natural. They were quite adorable together, and they will fit each other well.

I'd totally read more. Light, fun and most of all cute!

Paperback, Special Edition for the LoveLetter Convention 2014, 72 pages
Published May 15th 2014 by Sandra Schwab (first published May 10th 2014)
Allan's Miscellany #1
Historical romance


  1. Great job this week. Mine sadly wasn't that active, next week I'll be better... After eating this cake... I hope.
    This book sounds just the way I like them, I'm adding it to my TBR.

    1. Haha, aye that cake ;)

      It was cuuuuuuuuuute, I mean so cute

  2. Oh that sounds like a fun read. I've not tried her yet. And fab on the moving this week!

  3. Oh that's nice! I remember the review about this one and I'm glad you liked the book too.

  4. Light and fluffy is so needed sometimes :)

  5. Love cute!!

    I haven't been walking much because of the extreme heat or rain but I've been working out indoors. I can't wait for the cooler weather!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

    1. It's cooler here. But when it was hot we went out really late at night

  6. Your constant check in have inspired me to ride my bike going to work (1 hour ride one way) as long as the weather permits. Thanks for the extra motivation! I do feel good after an hour of pedaling.

    1. Wohoo! Good workout :D
      I do not have that far to work but I keep it come rain, cold and snow

  7. Aww, how lovely! Very good thing it's not insta-love ;)

  8. woohoo you're on fire!! and I liked your review ... "dang cute" sounds good to me :)

  9. Great job on being very active last week, you inspire me :) And lovely photos of flowers!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  10. You did really well again this week. Way to go. Enjoyed your novella review - so hard not to do insta love in a novella, good on the author for pulling off the relationship.

  11. I stopped reading your review and looked up the novella and bought it :-)

  12. Gorgeous flowers!



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