"Regal Reward was an incredibly emotional story about one family's downfall through the unscrupulous actions of another and the ramifications of how those actions affected many people. This release is a fabulous story with fantastic characters which was impossible to put down."
The Romance Studio
"I enjoyed this lively tale; it has all the elements to keep readers entertained from beginning to end."
Coffee Time Romance
"Regal Reward is a satisfying tale, providing much more complex characters than you normally find in this type of romance. The women are not weak and helpless, and the men are deliciously flawed. A complex plot and a surprising turn of events with one of the characters will keep you guessing until the end."
"Regal Reward is a hugely enjoyable traditional Regency romance written in the wonderful tradition of Marion Chesney and Joan Smith."
"Ms. Violette molds wonderful characters that are well rounded and keeps the story flowing. The way she pens the two sets of families, each with their own characteristics, was well done. She shows how greed can often make people ruthless."
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A Convenient Pretense by Elaine Violette
Reading A Convenient Pretense was truly a joy. The pacing was excellent, and watching Emily and Marcus slowly change their views on love and marriage was a pleasure. Fans of historical romance and poetry would do well to pick up a copy today.
Long and Short Reviews
This novel is very 'Jane Austen-ish' meets 'Agatha Christie' with a wink at some Historic New Englander appreciation...
All Things in Between
Elaine Violette presents us with strong characters that go against the grain, as well as an accurate rendition of the strict mores of the era.
Barnes & Noble Review
A Convenient Pretense is an enchanting, bright, charming, well-plotted, and deeply moving sweet-romance novel.
Shirley Webb, Author