The Second Time Around by Ella Quinn

Did you know that in England in the 1800’s a widow could not have guardianship over her own children?  This lesson is taught after weaving together a romance that will make your afternoon a little brighter in the end.

I received an ARC or review copy of this book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.

Title: The Second Time Around
Author: Ella Quinn
Series: The Worthingtons #2.5
Publish Date: February 28, 2017
Genre: Regency Romance
Source: NetGalley

Publisher’s Description: Can a beautiful Worthington widow find love again? Depends on who’s asking . . .

Before he died, Patience was the Earl of Worthington’s second wife. So why shouldn’t Patience be allowed a second chance at marriage, too? Of course, finding a new husband was not something the mother of four had ever planned on. But a surprise encounter with her first love has suddenly made the impossible seem possible all over again . . .

It seems like a lifetime ago that Richard, Viscount Wolverton, was halfway around the world, looking for adventure . . . while Patience, at her coming-out, was left with no choice but to take old Worthington’s hand. Richard never forgot the woman whose heart he yearned for—and now that he’s back, he’s not going to let her slip away again . . .

Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel. In other words…spoilers.  *BEWARE*


Nervous Nellie says…

This book is a regency romance.  The description pulled me in hook, line and sinker.  I learned a little along the way as well.  This is a novella, so it’s a quick read.  This can be read as a stand alone if you dare. There are people, places and relationships that would be more clear with the reading of prior books in the series.  I have not read the prior books and I was fine – it all depends on the reader. There is some sex, no violence and a happily ever after.

Ella Quinn has created a book that is the epitome of tearjerker and history lesson.  It’s a bit sad for the soft hearted and it’s a hard lesson in regency England’s history regarding equal rights of women. The romance was something legends are made. The kind of story with never ending love that haunts castles was what I felt between Patience and Richard.

We all know that in history women aren’t always treated fairly.  I’m not very educated in the ways and means of life in the 1800’s England, but when a mother can’t even have guardianship over her own children when her husband passes-it’s a sad situation. Be sure to grab tissues, because I know I shed plenty of tears over this story.  That’s not to say it wasn’t an enjoyable read.  It’s one of those stories that gets my emotional neurons firing.

Luckily, this story has a a good guy for a guardian of his half siblings and his step mother.  If he was half the man his father was, Patience would still be miserable. Matt, Patience’s step son, was the shining example of a good man that most men hope to be.  Richard, the love of Patience’s life, was the man that was stuck between a rock and a hard place.  I was grateful to see in this case, family really DOES do for family.


Other recommendations…

…you might try  Amy Corwin’s books Fencing For Ladies or The Bricklayer’s Helper.  You might also want to look into Alexandra Hawkins Lords of Vice series.

I received an ARC or review copy of this book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.




About Nervous Nell Justice

I read, read and then read. I love my life as a reviewer because I get to meet some awesome people who love books too. It's a fantastic world to live in!My favorite genres: Urban Fantasy, Regency Romance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Thrillers, Paranormal Mysteries, Vampire Romance, Historical, Contemporary or Futuristic Mysteries and Thrillers, Steampunk Fantasy and Mysteries, Police Procedurals and Political Thrillers.

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