You've all met the children and Eleanora and Tom English…but how exactly did down-on-her luck waitress,
Eleanora Watters, meet trust fund hottie, Tom English?
You won't want to miss this Christmas novel that tells the story of how Eleanora met Tom, while he was visiting Vail in the 1980s.
***This review is for both parts 1 & 2***
I’m seriously going to start calling the books in the Blueberry Lane series the Happy Sigh series instead from here on out because that’s what I’ve done every time I’ve finished one of the books. Now, I haven’t read all of them and this was the first of the English brothers series (I swear I’ll catch up...one day) but that’s besides the point because the ones I have read have left me with the same happy sigh dopey smile feeling and Marrying Mr. English was no different. It was filled with sweet, sexy and poignant moments with just the right amount of drama to make things interesting.
Having only read The Winslow Brothers series I haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing the English family expect peripherally, but that in no way impacted my enjoyment of getting to know Tom and Eleanora. From the first time meeting both of them I liked them. Eleanor’s intelligence, heart and strong sense of self and self worth, despite her upbringing, was such a lure that it made it hard not to like her and want to see her gain all that she aspired to. Tom was something of a dichotomy in that he’d been raised with a silver spoon in his mouth and yet he never came off as being entitled. He’s smart, sexy and has an innate kindness that made him that made him simply a good man.
Their relationship was definitely not the norm but with each step it just felt right. From the start to the finish I could see that despite how polar opposite their backgrounds were they fit perfectly together. There was a synergy to them that despite not knowing each other well showed that if they worked at it, they could have the love of a lifetime and they did. While there was a fairytale element to the story there was also a realism to it that balanced everything out and had me cheering for them from start to finish, and very thankful that I was able to read both parts back to back.
The Bottom Line: A quick, fun and sweet read and a wonderful addition to The Blueberry Lane series.
~ ARC provided by Rock Star PR in exchange for an honest review ~
Katy Regnery, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.
Now exclusively self-published, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled Blueberry Lane Series which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story and Ambler families of Philadelphia, the four-book, bestselling a modern fairytale series, the standalone novel, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and a standalone novella, Frosted.
Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015, and four of her books: The Vixen and the Vet (a modern fairytale), Never Let You Go (a modern fairytale), Falling for Fitz (The English Brothers #2) and By Proxy (Heart of Montana #1) have been #1 genre bestsellers on Amazon.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.