Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Nightingale by Cathy Maxwell

By: Cathy Maxwell
Releasing August 26th, 2014
Avon: Impulse

Fate has brought them together -again.

At one time, Jemma had meant the world to Dane Pendleton, but then she betrayed their young love by marrying another for his title and fortune.

Now Time has turned the tables. Dane is wealthy, respected, knighted and the widowed Jemma has nothing but her pride.

His honor for hers . . .

Dane’s name is on the lips of every beauty in London. They whisper he learned “tricks” while he was in the Orient. But has he forgotten Jemma, now Lady Mosby, and what they had once meant to each other? And will he accept her devil’s bargain?

In every woman’s life, there is that one love who slipped away. The man who makes her wonder “what if?”

But is this a momentary madness or a chance to rekindle a love that could last a lifetime?
Originally appeared in the print anthology THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

My Thoughts:

Honestly, I completely forgot I have read this Nightingale a while back when it was published in The One That Got Away Anthology. However, it had been so long I couldn't remember what the story was about. So, I'm glad I signed up for this blog tour.

Anyway, as I started reading Nightingale the story started to flood back and the memories of my feelings to the story. I have to say that I did like the story and enjoyed it. Truth be told I wasn't a big fan of Jemma, because she was selfish at the time she broke her proposal to Dane. However, over the course of the novella I did warm up to her and I had to remember that sometimes it's not easy trying to make the right decision for oneself. Granted Dane isn't without fault in the story. However, I'm willing to cut him a little more slack cause he did have a chip on his shoulder when it came to Jemma's family.

However, I liked how this story is a quick read and it does bring two lovers back together. Yes, they went on separate paths, but both needed to grow into the people they are when they met again. Yes, there were some hard feelings on Dane's part, but I think Jemma did a pretty good job explaining herself towards the end. So, if you are looking for that quick read that brings two people back together after so many years, you might find it in Nightingale.

Copy provided by Avon via Edelweiss (I do own a copy of The One That Got Away).

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CATHY MAXWELL spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, “Why do people fall in love?” It remains for her the great mystery of life and the secret to happiness. She lives in beautiful Virginia with children, horses, dogs, and cats.

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  1. Sure am glad I happened onto this blog today because I didn't know Cathy was releasing a new book and had a tour going on! In any event, I'm a great fan of hers and am excited about another new book from her...whee!!!