Friday, 10 November 2017

Once upon a Maiden Lane - Elizabeth Hoyt

Miss Mary Whitsun is far too intelligent to fall for the rakish charms of a handsome aristocrat. But when the gentleman in question approaches her in a bookshop, mistaking her for his fiancée, Lady Johanna Albright, the flirtatious encounter only raises more questions. Could Mary, a servant raised in a St Giles orphanage, actually be Lady Joanna's long-lost twin sister? If so, Mary has been betrothed since birth—to the rakishly handsome artistocrat himself.

Henry Collins, Viscount Blackwell, is far too intrigued by Mary to let her go so easily. He's drawn to her sharp mind, indomitable spirit, and the fiery way in which she dismisses him—ladies simply don't dismiss Lord Blackwell. But as Mary makes her first hesitant steps into society, she can't help but wonder if she truly has a place in Henry's world—or in his heart. 

ebook, 100 pages
Expected publication: November 14th 2017 by Forever Yours
Maiden Lane #12.5
Historical romance

My thoughts:
A short novella about Mary Whitsun, but then weren't they all called that. I did move from book 1 t book 8 but I do recall this Mary...I think.

Mary seems to be a missing Lady, and on top of that she gets a fiance. A hot one. Lucky girl.

Since it is only a 100 pages we get to see her at her new home, with her new fiance, and with something more...drama, spoilers.

I liked Mary. I liked Henry.  A good match.

Every chapter has a part of a fairytale, I usually like the, but this one, eh.

There is romance and danger. A very nice novella that did not feel too short.


  1. I plan on reading this today or tomorrow. I like novellas and I love this series! I usually skip the fairy tale opening in each chapter unless I'm listening to the book then I can't help but listen, lol. Great review! :)

  2. Novellas are nice when you have little time to read.

  3. wish it was still a full novel!

  4. Sounds like a good read. It's rare to find a novella that feels just the right length.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. It is rare. The ones I am reading now are not cutting it

  5. I do like to sneak in these shorter works when they sound like a good story. I will have to check this one out.

  6. I've heard good things about this series. I've been meaning to try it.

    1. I have mostly read the last ones and not the earlier ones

  7. I haven't read any HR in sooooo long. I do love historical romance novellas though.

    For What It's Worth

  8. I only read the last handful of books in this series, so I didn't know her or most of those people mentioned. But I still liked the story. Had to suspend reality a bit!

    1. I did not either since I jumped in late but did not mind


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