Historical Novella Collection Review: An Autumn Kiss

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

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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 

mean losing the woman he loves forever.”

My Review

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. 

*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher and Austenprose PR. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own.

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.”

Click here to visit Laura Rollins' website.

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.”

Click here to visit Annette Lyon's website.

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.

Click here to visit Lisa H. Catmull's website.


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