Review: The Enticing of Miss Standish (The Cinderella Spinsters #3) by Julia Justiss

Print Length: 288 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Historical (August 1, 2020)

From A meeting of minds…

But a most unsuitable match!When lady’s companion Sara Standish meets Cameron Fitzallen, he has his jacket off and he’s mending mill machinery. He is manly, capable—though it’s most improper for him to set her heart aflutter! He is a mill owner—trade—after all. They share the same aim to help impoverished children, but in the eyes of the ton, she must not mix with him. That doesn’t stop her craving his company, or his touch…


My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

I just couldn't get into this story. It was a shame because they author did have a very strong writing style and a unique perspective on the time period in which this story was set, however I just felt that it was too slow moving for my tastes. When I'm in the mood for a romance story I was that to be the focus of the story with other details woven in to move that romance along, but with this one I felt like the descriptions of the mills, and the children workers, and the whole industrial revolution period over shadowed everything else. It felt more like a telling of the time period with the romance as a by-product of what was going on around them. 

All things considered, I'm sure that I will be in the minority with my thoughts, and there are more people who will love this story. I would read more from this author. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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