Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Review 'The Miss Mirren Mission' by Jenny Holiday
Loving her would be his downfall...

To society, the Earl of Blackstone cuts a mysterious figure. He is eligible, withdrawn, and endlessly fascinating. Yet as an integral part of London’s underground spy ring intent on defeating Napoleon, Blackstone has no mistress but the cause.

Miss Emily Mirren is considered “unbiddable” by the ton. She wields a fierce intellect, which she channels into her own secret cause—writing an abolitionist newspaper column under a male pseudonym.

When Emily’s aims clash with Blackstone’s, they stray into a dangerous game of attraction and subterfuge, and secrets are the going currency. And in order to complete the most important mission of his career, Blackstone must thwart Emily, even if it breaks both their hearts.

My Review:

I received ‘The Miss Mirren Mission’ a view weeks ago from Entangled Publishing in exchange for on honest review. I never heard of the author Jenny Holiday before but the book description of this book sounded very good so I was excited to start reading this book.

In ‘The Miss Mirren Mission’ we meet Emily Mirren, a twenty three year old unmarried woman with a passion for books and writing. Since it’s the early eighteen hundreds woman aren’t supposed to be emancipated and writing column’s for a abolitionist newspaper. But Emily isn’t like other woman of her time. This makes Emily Mirren unbiddable for marriage by most. But Emily isn’t planning on getting married, she has her own plans in life.
The Earl of Blackstone, Eric Woodley is a well-known bachelor. He is mysterious and isn’t seen in social circles often. In fact Eric want’s nothing to do with most people. He has only one goal, and that is to achieve a promise he made many years ago. But when Emily and Eric meet they soon realize that life doesn’t always go the way you planned and things may change in a short time.

It took me a little while to get into this story at the beginning. There seemed to be a lot of secrets and mystery in both Emily’s and Eric’s life and at first I kept wondering which direction this book would take. But after the first two chapters I began to love Jenny Holiday’s writing style and her ability to describe her characters.

This book is a historical romance and I really loved everything about it. ‘The Miss Mirren Mission’ is not your typical regency novel but it definitely kept the essence of a regency story intact. Emily Mirren is an amazing character. I loved the way she worked for her own money and her independence and how she was able to take control of her life in a time woman weren’t really allowed to do that. Emily is intelligent, at times really funny and very curious about unknown things. I really came to love this character. The romance between Emily and Eric is built in an great and intriguing way and I couldn’t stop reading. It’s not a fast paced romance but that what I love about historical romance.

Not only is this book a great romance but I also really enjoyed the way the author slowly reveals the characters secrets. There was definitely a lot of mystery in this book and it made me anxious to read more and more.
I really loved this book and couldn’t stop reading. Another favorite for me, and I would definitely recommend it to other (historical) romance, regency novel readers. 

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This book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Books and iTunes.

About the Author:

Jenny Holiday started writing in fourth grade, when her awesome hippie teacher, between sessions of Pete Seeger singing and anti-nuclear power plant letter writing, gave the kids notebooks and told them to write stories. Most of Jenny’s featured poltergeist, alien invasions, or serial killers who managed to murder everyone except her and her mom. She showed early promise as a romance writer, though, because nearly every story had a happy ending: fictional Jenny woke up to find that the story had been a dream, and that her best friend, father, and sister had not, in fact, been axe-murdered.

From then on, she was always writing, often in her diary, where she liked to decorate her declarations of existential angst with nail polish teardrops. Eventually she channeled her penchant for scribbling into a more useful format. After picking up a PhD in urban geography, she became a professional writer, spending many years promoting research at a major university, which allowed her to become an armchair astronomer/historian/particle physicist, depending on the day. Eventually, she decided to try her hand again at happy endings—minus the bloodbaths.

For more information about Jenny Holiday and her books please visit her website, Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads

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