ARC Review: Chasing Lady Amelia by Maya Rodale

Posted September 28, 2016 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: Chasing Lady Amelia by Maya Rodale
Chasing Lady Amelia
by Maya Rodale

4 Stars


Released: June 28th 2016
Series: Keeping Up with the Cavendishes #2
Published by Avon
Pages: 384
Format: eARC

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“A tale full of humour, romance and family.”
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Lady Amelia is tired of trying to a proper young lady and following all the stuffy English rules imposed upon her. So she escapes. At least for a day and finally gets to experiencing all the attraction of London that seem out of bounds to a proper English lady escorted by the handsome and dashing Alistair Finlay-Jones. Alistair fortunes seem to be looking up when one of the infamous American Cavendish’s stumbles into him, especially as his uncle has recently ordered him to marry one of them. But, he never expected to fall in love with the mischievous Amelia making the situation far more complicated…especially when she finds out.

 I adored the first book of Maya Rodale’s Cavendish series, how could anything top my enjoyment of Lady Bridget’s Diary? It was funny, oddly familiar with its references to some very well known and loved books and more importantly it held the trump card; Lord Darcy. It all looked rather Doomed. But, my dire predictions were completely fallascious, Chasing Lady Amelia managed to engage me right from the first word.

Before the characters of the love story, what drew me in was Rodale’s writing style. It was so engaging, as if she’s talking directly to the reader, it really felt like she was weaving me a tale; A tale full of humour, romance and family. By the end of the first chapter I already knew that I would be giving this a high rating.

The second thing I noticed about this book? Amelia. That’s right, not the hero, the heroine. As much as I love a fantastic hero, let’s be honest they are a dime a dozen, having a heroine you love? That’s a little rarer. Amelia’s energy and zest for life really came through and gave the book life. I did like Alistair, he had the good taste to fall in love with Amelia after all, as well as ticking all those other hero tick boxes; handsome and smart.

I am really enjoying this series and I eagerly await the third book in the series. Rodale has created a funny, romantic, family based historical romance series that leaves you with a smile on your face and your heart warmed.  spacer


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About Maya Rodale

Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother’s insistence. She is now the author of numerous smart and sassy romance novels. A champion of the genre and its readers, she is also the author of the non-fiction book Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation Of Romance Novels, Explained and a co-founder of Lady Jane’s Salon, a national reading series devoted to romantic fiction. Maya lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.


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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

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Thanks for the review.


I thought lady bridget’s diary was ok…some of yhe scenes and lines were almost directly word for word from bridget jones’s diary and pride and prejudice so that was a bit of a turn off… I liked lady amelia and alistair from that first book so I do have chasing lady amelia on my tbr


Thanks for the rec Suzanne


On my TBR 😀
At this moment I’m in historical romance mood :D,actually all year 😀
Looking forward to read this series 🙂
Thanks for the lovely review Suzanne 🙂