Saturday, September 4, 2021

Book Review: Lies & Letters by Ashtyn Newbold

About the Book:

After a season in London, Charlotte Lyons is still regrettably unattached. With her family’s finances in peril, she is sent away with her sister to a bleak coastal town where she is expected to pursue a wealthy earl. Beautiful and talented, how could she possibly fail? But when her heart is captured by someone entirely unexpected, Charlotte finds herself caught up in a web of lies and intrigue. Between hardship and sorrow, she finds more than she bargained for, forced to choose between the life she once wanted and a new love she never imagined.

My Thoughts: 

Lies & Letters is a stand-alone, historical romance by Ashtyn Newbold, though it briefly mentions Kellaway Manor from Mischief & Manors. The romance centers on James and Charlotte, although there is a lovely background romance for Clara, Charlotte’s sister. James leads the romance with Charlotte as a devoted, inspiring hero. Charlotte, however, is an unsympathetic female lead. Her cruelty toward Clara made me want to abandon the book, and even after her catalyst for change, Charlotte could be very selfish. I had a hard time liking her and it affected my enjoyment of the story.

However, Lies & Letters features a beautiful cover, a clean storyline, and some good quotes. I’ll share one from page 145: “Now be determined enough to love your flaws as much as your beauty. And be determined enough to approach the flaws you are capable of changing, and do it. Be a person you can love.”

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a copy of this book by the author or publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm,I don't think I could tolerate cruelty by an MC either. Great review.