Love at Last by Michelle Helen Fritz and E.A. Shanniak (review+giveaway)

Love at Last
by Michelle Helen Fritz & E.A. Shanniak

Publication Date: February 14, 2022

Genre: Regency Romance
Series: Bramley Hall Regency Romance, Book One

As the Parson’s daughter, Mariah Morten has spent much of her life inside the stone walls of Bramley Hall. Before tragedy struck, she had fond childhood memories made alongside her two brothers and the Earl’s son: Harrison Pembroke.

Years later, she has done her best to ignore the yearning of past memories and futile dreams of becoming the next countess. If only she could secure her own happiness and let her heart have it’s one true desire.

Harrison Pembroke is the seventh Earl of Bramley. He’s spent the last four years trying to reconcile his heart after being jilted so that he can focus his energy on those under his care. Except no matter how much he wishes to keep his walls up, the draw he feels toward a certain set of sparkling sapphire eyes can’t be ignored.

An invitation arrives, sweeping Mariah and Harrison into the midst of balls, soirees, family meddling, and one memorable night under the stars. Will outside forces keep them separated forever, or will their own wants persevere allowing them to find Love At Last?

Love At Last is a clean Regency Romance and the first book in a three-story series that will entertain and delight you with its swoon-worthy heroes and the compelling leading ladies that capture their hearts. Each book can be read as a standalone, but are best read in release order.

About the Authors

Michelle Helen Fritz was born and raised in Maryland and Arizona with lots of traveling throughout the States. She began her literary career as a personal assistant to Indie authors and loves to see the process of an idea turn into a finished book. Michelle loves to write about dashing heroes, and the compelling women that tempt them, with a dash of intrigue, an abundant amount of romance, and scenes that hopefully make her reader’s swoon. She is the mother of four children whom she homeschools and currently resides in Maryland with her own jaunty hero who makes all of her dreams come true.

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E.A. (Ericka Ashlee) Shanniak is the author of the successful fantasy romance series – A Castre World Novel. She is hobbit-sized, barely reaching over five feet tall on a good day. When she wears her Georgia Romeo’s not only does she gain an inch, she is then able to reach the kitchen cabinets. Ericka loves to write at her desk that her daughter’s cat destroyed. Fortunately for everyone, she can see over it.

Ericka resides in the small town of Coldwater, Kansas with her husband, two kids, two dogs and two grumpy cats. The cats were her kids’ idea.

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Review

A sweet romance between childhood friends finds and Earl and a parson’s daughter longing for each other, both doubting the return of their affection. While Mariah has long loved Harrison, his heart was broken by another and he becomes convinced that he must test his newfound apathy towards that past love in order to move forward. 

Jealousies, false impressions, and would-be interlopers bring complications to this gentle romance set in the fine houses, balls, and soirees of Bath in this cross-class Regency romance. And while the word choices first struck me as odd, soon I was swept up into a story that those word choices helped frame the story in a bygone era. 

Mariah is shy, bookish, and all that is good – though rather prone to tears – and Harrison is her perfect match. Seeing them realize their love and overcome small hurdles is where the joy lies in reading this story, and spotting Austen references adds to the fun, and Love at Last by Michelle Helen Fritz & E.A. Shanniak will tick the boxes if demure (though Harrison will keep pushing the boundaries of strict propriety) Regency romance is your cup of tea.

This review refers to a finished print copy that I voluntarily received and read from the author. A positive review was not required and all views expressed are only my honest opinion.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, February 14
Review at Books, Cooks, Looks

Tuesday, February 15
Review at Ms Darcy Reads

Wednesday, February 16
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books

Thursday, February 17
Review at McCombs on Main
Review at Jorie Loves a Story

Friday, February 18
Review at Bookworlder

Saturday, February 19
Review at Reading Is My SuperPower

Sunday, February 20
Review at Carole Rae’s Random Ramblings

Monday, February 21
Review at Older & Smarter

Tuesday, February 22
Review at Momma Doc Reads

Giveaway

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The giveaway is open to the US only and ends on February 22nd. You must be 18 or older to enter.

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