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A Home for Helena (The Lady P Chronicles) (Volume 2) Paperback – March 24, 2016
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Susana Ellis has always had stories in her head waiting to come out, especially when she learned to read and her imagination began to soar.A former teacher, Susana lives in Toledo, Ohio in the summer and Florida in the winter. She is a member of the Central Florida Romance Writers and the Beau Monde chapters of RWA and Maumee Valley Romance Inc.
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James, a recent widow, is trying to raise his daughter on his own.
Lady Pendleton, who I would love to meet, is a time traveler herself and would like to bring them together.
This is the story of Helena's self discovery and learning to love.
There are many laugh out loud moments as Helena uses common expressions such as "Awesome" and "Raining Cats and Dogs" and finds the children she becomes governess to playing with a talking Elmo. I especially loved the reference to using Tylenol as a cure for hangovers.
Susana wrote an excellent book that makes me believe that time travel is possible and very much for real.
It is when she meets the elusive Mrs. Hearne that she is given the stone that might change her life forever. For those who read the previous book in the story, will know that Mrs. Hearne helps those in distress. Since Helena desperately wants to know who the people in the painting are, she is transported to Regency England.
It is no surprise that she meets the man from the painting shortly after arriving, but he also finds her attractive. I love insta-attraction in a story, but what makes this good is that there are obstacles in their paths and of course, Helena’s secret of being from the future. I was anxious to find out how she would explain that particular aspect to James.
James was the typical man of his times. Responsible, at times stuffy, and a gentleman through and through. A widower with a child, he was a hunky single dad with a past that provides all the guilt he needs to overcome. He does have those moments where the reader will want to reach through the pages and shake him. For instance, his snobbery comes through in this sentence,
“I’ve never known a governess to have such a permissive attitude. Is it possible that I have place my daughter in the care of a woman who is-unchaste?”
Ugh! Way to go James.
However, I liked that James faces the same problems with Helena as he did with his wife. Would she want to be with a gentleman farmer?
One cannot read a story from The Lady P Chronicles without mentioning the exuberant Lady Pendleton! Since she knows about time travel and does it quite frequently, she is the perfect haven for any time traveling heroine. She also dabbles in a bit of matchmaking as well and is considered a meddler. Lady P is sassy and is very easy to like.
This was definitely a world in which I didn’t want to leave. The writing style is fun and the story is well paced. It was a sweet romance that leaves much to the imagination, which is perfectly fine.
“Hunky Regency gentlemen didn’t fit into her plans.”