Review: Romancing The Dustman's Daughter by Ruth J. Hartman


Augustus Sinclair has a broken heart. His betrothed has dropped him for his best friend. Former best friend. When he meets Anne Balfour, though, he questions whether he'd ever really been in love with his fianc√©. Some of Anne’s reactions to what he considers everyday activities are puzzling, but that doesn't stop him from falling head over heels for the first time in his life. 

Anne Balfour is amazed to be a guest at the Shrewsbury’s, one of Mayfair’s most well-to-do families - even if the circumstances are less than ideal. Still, she can't help but get caught up in the excitement of society life. Especially when in the company of Augustus Sinclair. He makes her believe in love and romance, even if she is just the dustman’s daughter. 

 My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

This was my introduction to Ruth J. Hartman's work, and it certainly will not be my last! This was one of those novels that drew me in, and one that I definitely had a hard time putting down! 

Out of all the characters introduced to us in this novel, I think Anne was my favorite. She was so completely relate-able that sometimes felt that I was reading a novel about a woman that I could have been (had I been living in that time period). 

All of the characters are well developed, the story-line flows smoothly (and contains all of the right elements for a good novel; romance, deceit, etc). Ruth has a way with words that allows her readers to feel as though they have been transported directly into the novel. We can see what the characters see, we can feel the emotions they are experiencing. It is romantic regency at its best! 


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DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in return for my honest review. This does not in any way reflect upon my review. All thoughts/opinions of this novel are 100% my own.

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