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This review is from: Cat's Cradle: A Regency Novella (Kindle Edition)
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.