by Juli D. Revezzo
Genres: Historical Romance
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After Honorine Camden is jilted, leaving her stunned and sparking a scandal in her tiny London borough of Wallflower, she's devastated. But when she overhears her father, the stationmaster, talking about arranging a party for their newly-minted underground railway station, she volunteers to help. Although she's intrigued with the handsome assistant stationmaster, Shane MacIntyre, she never expects to fall head-over-heels in love with him. Unfortunately, one tragic accident might derail everything.
Courting the Stationmaster’s Daughter by Juli D. Revezzo transports us to the tiny London borough of Wallflower where the underground railroad stationmaster aids with a wee-bit of matchmaking.
Her fiance jilted Honorine Camden, the oldest daughter of the stationmaster causing quite the scandal. Thinking to keep herself busy she volunteers to assist when she hears her father discussing a party for the station’s employees. Her father places his assistant, Stationmaster Shane MacIntyre, and Honorine in charge of planning the event.
The tale that unfolds delivered a sweet romance set in a small London town that highlights prejudice, preconceived notions, and is loosely based on a historic underground railway accident.
Revezzo has a gift for developing characters, weaving in interesting tidbits from plants to railways and providing a sweet courtship.
I connected with Honorine and felt quite sorry for her even if she’d admonish me for it. I cannot imagine living in an era where a woman is blamed for everything. Townfolk shun her, even though it was her fiancé who did dumped her. Imagine that! Honorine longs to attend college and study botany but needs a recommendation from her ex-’s Aunt. Can she muster up the courage to ask? What about these feelings for Shane? It was all quite interesting.
The courtship between Honorine and Shane our Scot, was quite interesting and faced a few hurdles. The largest being Honorine’s mother. Thankfully, her father admire’s Shane and aided them. We witness growth in both characters as they find themselves, each other and come together to create an event for this town struck by tragedy.
If you are looking for a sweet romance and enjoy historical settings, I think you’ll find Courting the Stationmaster’s Daughter a delightful afternoon read.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
I am assuming that being a STationmaster is something cool back in those days? Or it’s just a setting for the story?
Debbie S Haupt
Awe it sounds really sweet Kim and yes I sometimes want to throw the book when I’m reading accurate historical novels and how they portray women. I’m not sure I would have picked this up, I’m not too fond of the cover. Thanks
A sweet romance is what I’m looking for sometimes.
Historical romances are hit and miss for me. This one does look good though. Thanks for putting it on my radar.
Ahh, now this does sound like a charmer. Neat that its set in the world of trains and she has an interest in botany.
A nice romance like that from tome to time is always nice to have
not really for me but i’m glad you enjoyed it
Oh, this does sound very good. And I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for the ‘ruined’ heroine. I don’t know why, but it almost makes the love she DOES find that much more magical.
Great review. Thanks for sharing – this is an author I’ve never heard of!
Maureen Bakker @ Maureen’s Books
I loooove Historical Romance novels and this one sounds great! And well.. London!! Sigh.. And I love that cover!