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Cat's Cradle: A Regency Novella Kindle Edition

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  • 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
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Shannon Donnelly's writing has won numerous awards, including a RITA nomination for Best Regency, the Grand Prize in the "Minute Maid Sensational Romance Writer" contest, judged by Nora Roberts, RWA's Golden Heart, and others. Her writing has repeatedly earned 4½ Star Top Pick reviews from Romantic Times magazine, as well as praise from Booklist and other reviewers, who note: "simply superb"..."wonderfully uplifting"....and "beautifully written."

Her books include the Demon & Warders Urban Fantasy series, Burn Baby Burn and Riding in on a Burning Tire, and the Urban Fantasy, Edge Walkers.

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On a day when I really needed a warm-hearted, cheerful break, I was delighted to find this novella by one of my favorite Regency authors. Shannon Donnelly tells the sweet story of a widow discovering real love and a rake daring to confront his demons, plus a brood of tiny kittens with the audacity to be born in his cabinet.

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!
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This novella begins with Emaline Adair Pearson going through a broken window to get inside the Adair Manor house where she used to live to find her cat who has had kittens. Emaline is a widow and now lives in the gate house with her two sons after the manor house was lost by her cousin gambling it away, and now Sir Ashten Ravenhill owns it. As Emaline calls for her cat Bea, Sir Ashten hears her and comes into the house that used to be her home. He now owns the house, having won it.

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.
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I like stories involving pets that enrich our lives. Separation of course is always difficult. In this beautifully written story told with smoothness, the reader is exposed to the beauty of this man-pet relationship. It reminds me of the story entitled I Am Hated. This is a compelling read and one that takes a reader into the world of a unique people.
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Sorry but that was all I loved. It had lots of potential but was one of those books that you can read the first couple chapters skip the middle read the end and bingo you missed nothing in doing so. I kept waiting for the real meat of the story to build something special. I am an animal lover so the kittens were fun so were the kids but they did take a great majority of the story and I did want a romance afterall. It was just OK IMHO I'm glad I got it free I couldn't pay anything for it and be happy about it. I did however love the cover (I own 6 orange kitties myself)it was soooo cute. Hope you enjoy this story more than I did.
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I don't really care for cats, but I did enjoy reading this sweet love story. I was expecting this to have poor editing, while there were some errors, I was easily able to over look them. Con: ended a bit too abruptly, maybe because I was enjoying it.

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.
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This is a really sweet, funny, charming Regency novella by Shannon Donnelly. It is somewhat short, but still well-developed and entertaining. It is a definite must for Regency lovers and cat lovers, and it reminded me of The Primrose Path by Barbara Metzger (which I also recommend) I thought Ashten was sexy charming hero. Definitely check this out!
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Let me say right up front that romance novels are not my preferred genera. I gave them up a long time ago when I got really irritated at how many of the heroines were portrayed - young, silly and stupidly innocent. I don't like my heroines to be nothing but fluff. She's got to have a mind of her own as well as enough backbone to stand up to the hero, at least, and never, ever should she stamp her little, slippered foot in a pique (insert revolted shudder here). I don't mind a hero that's a little rough around the edges as long as he has a good heart. If he's a total jerk right from the start, though, I have a hard time believing he'd develop any redeeming qualities even if they're demonstrated.

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.
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