Afternoon Delight Review: Surrendering the Past by Pamela Lynne

Posted July 24, 2017 by Sophia Rose in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 4 Comments

Afternoon Delight Review: Surrendering the Past by Pamela Lynne
Surrendering the Past

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Series: The Granville Legacy
Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Vanity & Pride Press
Released on 11 July 2017
Pages: 156
Format: eARC
Source: Author

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The Delight

A dark family legacy, a prodigal son returns, a young woman caught in a web of deceit, and an evil that will take great cunning to defeat.  This introduction to the Granville Legacy set things in motion and I can’t wait to see it all play out.

Review

I loved this story’s classical Gothic romance atmosphere and the introduction to a fantastic cast of characters even the evil Earl of Litchfield who I loved to hate on.  It’s like a historical romantic suspense with a large cast of characters full of strengths, flaws, tangled feelings and relationships and plotting.  I got a taste of the complex and twisting plot that this was merely the opening gambit for what is to follow.

This was a shorter piece and set the table well for the series.  It read fast, but was developed and had time for a sweet romance to build between Richard Granville the second of Litchfield’s sons and the lovely, sweet Jane who misguidedly is willing to sacrifice much for familial duty and affection.  A few other promising situations are introduced even as the book wraps up with a mystery and a new threat.

All in all, I was enchanted by this intro to a new series that promises a strong and complex series arc and some engaging romances.   I can definitely recommend this sweet with a hint of spice and suspenseful historical romance.

My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Oooo historical rom-suspense ish? I’m in! Sounds really good. I can appreciate a love to hate character in the mix, too 🙂

Sophia Rose
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Yep, that was my reaction, too. 🙂

Christy LoveOfBooks
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Twisting plot, eh? Nice! Sounds like a promising series.

Sophia Rose
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I agree. I’m looking forward to the next installment.