- File Size: 272 KB
- Print Length: 62 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Cielito Lindo Press; 3 edition (October 1, 2011)
- Publication Date: October 1, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005S6N0AI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #695,613 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Cat's Cradle: A Regency Novella Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The fact that hardened gamester Sir Ashten Ravenhill has won the manor house and become her landlord sets up all of Emaline's defenses. She despises gambling and deeply mistrusts this man. But can anyone truly cold-hearted warm up so quickly to an adorable tumble of kittens?
I enjoyed this gem of a novella, and I hope you will too!
Usually I don't read romance novels or novellas, but because this one includes cats and kittens in the story, I decided to read it. The cat and her new kittens play a big part in the plot, and it's very entertaining the way the author has worked them in, especially to cat lovers like me. Emaline must return to the house day after day to care for the kittens until they are old enough for her to take back to her own home. Even Sir Ashten begins to be interested in the kittens, especially the naming of them.
Sir Ashten has made the decision to fix a few things in the house and sell it, much to Emaline's distress. She fears that her home in the gate house will be lost and she can't afford to live anywhere else. Emaline is also beginning to find Sir Ashten very attractive, and if he sells the house, then he will leave and not come back. Her two boys have a lot of fun with him, and he seems to enjoy his time with them, too. He seems attracted to Emaline, but will she want to be associated with a gambler and have her two sons around him, even if he stays?
Readers who enjoy romance novels or Regency romances should enjoy this novella.
This is a nice story with a tiny blush factor (kissing only). I liked that marriage before sex was talked about, and didn't sound stupid, I liked the story line too. It was too short to develop characters with a lot of depth, but there was enough to get a good feel for them. The story flowed smoothly for the most part. Overall, I'm glad I read it and recommend it to all ages looking for a sweet, short novel.
So why did I read this one? Being a writer myself, I was browsing books on writing when I saw Shannon's how-to on showing versus telling. Since I always want to get a taste of the writing style of the person doing the teaching, I decided on this one mainly because it promised to be short and it didn't cost anything. Finished it in one night, actually, and the ending even brought a few tears out of me it was so touching. This is a sweet read with just enough sensual tension between the hero and heroine to keep it from being bland. The romance part involved nothing more than a kiss or two, which I greatly appreciated. That's another reason I gave up the typical romance novel. The "love" scenes got in the way of the storytelling for me after a while. I mean, you can only write that kind of stuff so many ways before it all sounds like, "Been there, done that."
I plan to recommend Shannon's books to a friend of mine that enjoys regency romances and I'll be getting another one of her books as soon as I finish this review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
No real angst. Nothing explicit. Just a simple sweet story. A quick happy romance fix. Great for when you're feeling a bit down.Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
haven't got around 2 reading it yet but might someday I have everything w/ or about cats on it needs a play madePublished on April 6, 2013 by Beth Howell
I got this as a freebie last year (it had a different cover). It was a short and fast read. Just enough detail about each of the characters that you don't feel let down when the... Read morePublished on March 27, 2013 by Reader4Life
This is a sweet story. How can it not be with kittens evrywhere!! There is also a mystery to solve, fun.Published on March 5, 2013 by Tatiana Messina Schwartz
This book was a decent enough read. It was pretty short and there were times when I felt it dragged a little, but for the most part I enjoyed it. Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by Ionia Martin
A nice light hearted romance. Well written and a pleasant storyline. Short but sweet with a sprinkling of humour and some fluffy little characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Read morePublished on June 27, 2012 by Libby Cercasa
Gentle, sweet romance with a very likeable hero and heroine and charming secondary characters - including the cats. I enjoyed it very much.Published on June 9, 2012 by Jennifer P.
Every time I attempt to read this book, I get just a few pages in and the Kindle app on my iPod crashes. Read morePublished on February 20, 2012 by rainbow goddess