Sunday, 16 June 2013


5 star review for my Regency comedy, A MUTUAL INTEREST IN NUMBERS!

From Vania at The Butterfly Reads…

“...this is the one of these books that you read with happiness on your face and a stupid small smile on your lips.

It`s so damn cute!!!

...A book to read without stopping. Each chapter a smile and a sigh. And a mad desire to read the first one. And here we go!!

Wonderful characters. Your connection to them is fast and easy.
The pace of the story is great.
Positive point: it is a light book, optimistic, funny and makes you feel good when you finish reading.
Negative point: I WANT MORE!!!!!
If I read the other series? For sure!!


Full review here (in Portuguese, scroll down for the English version):

A MUTUAL INTEREST IN NUMBERS, sweet Regency romance comedy, Book 2 of Love and the Library

Love and the Library--A celebration of the beginnings of love wherein four Regency gentlemen meet their matches over a copy of Pride and Prejudice at the library.

A Mutual Interest in Numbers

Love and the Library Book 2: Ellen and Laurence

Lightning doesn’t strike in the same place twice. Does it?

Regency gentleman Mr. Laurence Coffey doesn’t care for libraries and novels. His interests run to steam engines and mathematics. But his friend found the lady of his dreams at the library over a copy of Pride and Prejudice. Laurence yearns for a lady of his own, one of wit and cleverness as well as beauty. And while he doesn’t expect his friend’s luck, visiting the library can’t hurt.

Miss Ellen Palmer enjoys mathematics, but, unfortunately, many men frown on bluestockings. She loves the library and its mathematics books as well as its novels, especially her favorite, Pride and Prejudice. How she would like to find her own Mr. Darcy. Perhaps someday, somewhere, she can discover a man who wants an intelligent woman.

At the library, they both reach for a copy of Pride and Prejudice at the same time. Can their mutual interest in numbers--and this particular novel--make their dreams come true?

A sweet, traditional Regency romance. With a duck. Quack.

Laurence pushed aside a copy of Byron’s The Corsair and then curled his lip at a volume of sermons. Gads, sermons on Sunday were enough for anyone.

He set the sermons aside to reveal the book beneath. Pride and Prejudice. The novel that had brought his friend his lady.

Could this book somehow help a man find his love? He extended his hand toward the tome...

A gloved feminine hand, also reaching for the novel, bumped into his. “Oh, I beg your pardon.” The voice was soft and musical.

He jerked upright. “No, I beg your pardon.” The same extraordinary blue eyes that had almost knocked him flat a moment ago threatened to do so again. And he wouldn’t even care.

As if he were under the effect of Mr. Mesmer’s animal magnetism, he waved in the general direction of the book. “Please, be my guest.” Take the book. Take me.

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And if you're interested in Book 1, A Similar Taste in Books, blurb, excerpt and buy links are here:

Linda Banche
Welcome to My World of Historical Hilarity!

1 comment:

Lindsay Townsend said...

Congratulations on this well-deserved review, Linda!