Historical Novella Collection Review: An Autumn Kiss
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About the Book
Title: An Autumn Kiss
Series: Timeless Victorian Collection (Book 7)
Authors: Laura Rollins, Annette Lyon, and Lisa H. Catmull
Genre: Historical Romance, Victorian Romance, Inspirational Fiction
Publisher: Mirror Press
Release Date: September 20, 2022
Publisher's Book Description
“An Autumn Kiss is the seventh book in the Timeless Victorian Collection, a
bestselling anthology series from Mirror Press. The book features three novellas
from acclaimed historical romance authors whose stories reveal if one kiss will
change the lives of the three heroines.
“The Plucky Miss Ruth,” by Laura Rollins
Miss Ruth Hughes is certain she’s caught in a time loop—every day she wakes
to find it exactly as the one before. A thrilling prospect to be sure. If the many
books she reads on time travel has taught her anything, it is that to break free
she must complete an all-important task. For Ruth the task is straightforward:
reunite a couple, once desperately in love but forced apart by society.
Unfortunately, things are not always as easy as they first appear. Struggling,
Ruth opens up to the handsome Lord Lambert and he readily agrees to help.
With autumn on the brink of turning into winter, time is running out for Ruth to
help the ones who need her most. And, with a bit of luck, perhaps she can even
find a little time for her own happily ever after.
“Mr. Dowling’s Remedy,” by Annette Lyon
Crandall Dowling’s aspirations of becoming a physician collapse when he
develops symptoms that land him in an asylum. He’s been at Sherville Retreat
long enough for autumn leaves to appear when Beverly Stanton arrives. She’s
held under the dubious diagnosis of “hysteria” but seems perfectly sane, unlike
Crandall, though his verbal and physical tics don’t seem to scare or even bother
her. Beverly and Crandall develop a friendship fueled by an undeniable attraction
that under other circumstances could become more. But in an asylum, one
cannot plan a future, let alone one of love or marriage. Then tragedy strikes,
testing staff and patients beyond anyone’s training. When the dust settles,
Beverly’s diagnosis may be reversed, but if she leaves, what will become of her?
What of Crandall? And what of their autumn-born love?
“A Railway Through the Roses,” by Lisa H. Catmull
Mr. Adrian Everard has tried everything to keep his father’s factory open, but a
single solution remains. Marry an heiress before Christmas to fund the
desperately needed railway. The local landowner, Lady Anne Baxter, will not
agree to sell her garden—or her heart. Indeed, his childhood friend is determined
to sabotage all his efforts to find a wife. As the deadline for Adrian to choose a
bride draws close, one thing becomes painfully obvious. Saving the factory will
An Autumn Kiss is a very special novella collection with three captivating stories written by Laura Rollins, Annette Lyon, and Lisa H. Catmull. The historical novellas in this book feature touching Victorian love stories that sparkle with faith, hope, and second chances. Page after page, elements of history and romance come together seamlessly to create stories that entertain and inspire.
The stories in this collection include unique and endearing characters who overcome setbacks, trials, and heartache as they pursue purpose and hope during the Autumn season. Real emotional connections with the characters in each story is nurtured through their authenticity, perseverance, grace, and courage. Relevant themes of generosity, family, friendship, and new beginnings make these novellas meaningful and engaging.
An Autumn Kiss is a thoroughly enjoyable story collection enhanced with the color and beauty of fall. From beginning to end, this collection is well-written, creative, and descriptively detailed. The novellas it contains are truly edifying, worthwhile, and thoughtful. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to all readers.
About the Author: Laura Rollins
“Laura Rollins has always loved a heart-melting happily ever after. It didn’t matter if the story took place in Regency England, or in a cobbler’s shop, if there was a sweet romance, she would read it.
Life has given her many of her own adventures. Currently she lives in the Rocky Mountains with her best friend, who is also her husband, and their four beautiful children. She still loves to read books and more books; her favorite types of music are classical, Broadway, and country; she loves hiking in the mountains near her home; and she’s been known to debate with her oldest son about whether Infinity is better categorized as a number or an idea.”
About the Author: Annette Lyon
“Annette Lyon is a USA Today bestselling author, a 9-time recipient of Utah’s Best in State medal for fiction (three times for novel-length works and five times for short fiction), and a Whitney Award winner for BAND OF SISTERS. She’s the author of over a dozen novels, at least that many novellas, a cookbook, a popular grammar guide, and over a hundred magazine articles.
She’s a founder and regular contributor of the Timeless Romance Anthologies line of sweet romance stories, which she served as editor for its first three years. She’s also one of the four co-authors of The Newport Ladies Book Club series. She graduated cum laude from BYU with a degree in English.”
About the Author: Lisa H. Catmull
I write clean and wholesome romances in the Victorian era and sweet contemporary romances. My books have been nominated for Swoony, RONE, and Whitney awards.
I taught Middle School English and History for seven years before pursuing screenwriting and writing. I currently live between a canyon and a lake in Utah with my husband, two cats, and two rambunctious children.