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Pbringing as a minister s aughter at the whim and will of men with poor judgment has made her feel caged While Jenny is attracted to the idea of sharing a communion of minds with another soul perhaps even her new barrister and friend Tom Finchley she wants a taste of liberty to travelto make choices long The Highwayman (Victorian Rebels, denied her She visits Tom who is to handle her affairs and arranges a trip to Colonial India via Egypt in hopes of tasting a bit of the world and spreading her horizons but also of locating Lady Helena s long lost brother believedead Giles Earl of CastletonTom Finchley smart bookish and reserved is an orphan whose greatest wish is the tenderness China: la edad de la ambicin (Ensayo poltico) denied himue to his lack of family Although Jenny and Tom have swum in similar social circles and he is attracted to her nothing in his forthright or to the letter nature will allow him to take advantage of a woman when he is married to his cause his mentor and the law So after a fateful night when Tom falls asleep on the sofa in Jenny s parlour after a late business meeting and he feels the grace of her hand on his hair he spirals his life into a Green River Rising differentirection and accompanies her on the trip across the world What we have here is not a slow burn romance of the will they won t they type or the kind that is rift with misunderstandings because there is a long trail to open communication Instead we re given a romance that is wrapped in a soft philosophy encouraging the reader to go to places figuratively and emotionally and mull on the nature of love while gorgeous settings unfurl in a perfectly worded canvasThis is not a typical romantic experience at least as far as the rational aspect is concerned The setting the sights and smells and sense of adventure tug the reader into a romantic atmosphere of its initial sense while Tom and Jenny confront growing attraction pitted against their Wife Swap deepestesires Both crave a life of independence Both are afraid of submission Both want control Both very much Pies desire the otherBoth meeting in the middle of separate and veryifferent circumstances while recognizing the counterbalance of what makes them well suited Alike The same rules and expectations that give you strength were a prison to me They Gorbals Diehards didn t make me feel as if I had power They robbed me of my power Perhaps it s so for all women Our lives are a series of cagesaughter wife mother It isn t a structure From the Dust designed for being oneselfCouched in scenes and conversations both vulnerable and introspective and fraught with the tug and pull tension of challenged willpower and restraint Tom and Jenny traverse reconciling theirreams and Finale (Caraval, desires with their ultimately growing attraction and ANGELS HAVE COME TO BLESS US ALL talk about it EVERY LAST STEP OF THE WAY They respect each other enough to lay their cardsown as euals As they leave England for Calais as they train through France and onward to the ocean and a too tight steam packet that finds them again and again in close uarters exploring the physical tenets of their mutual Merlin and the Making of the King desire to feel some romance tenderness passion even while keeping the other carefully at bay Everything in this book is perfectly outlined in a series of moments that are timeless in a reader s pursuit of understanding the multi faceted layers of our natures I identified SOeeply with two people who want to step into love and choose it and find companionship while still so Mrs. Bridge deeply clinging to the independence they have earned The hard fought for and achingly won ability to see the world and find new experiences and mould the world to themselves rather than have them shaped by circumstances forged outside of their controlI soeeply connected with this book and it reached such a vulnerable place inside me that I felt myself checking if my apartment was bugged and someone had read my late night Mennyms Alone (Mennyms, diaries had peeked into my brain had cut open parts of my heartAnd it is so beautifully shaped this exploration of love and submission of the strength and beauty of independent thought and theeep rooted Dreamwalker (The Ballad of Sir Benfro, desire to explore every corner of the earth So resplendent a story when wielded by a pen that is as comfortable in gas lit London or a lawyer s office or a train carriage or a tea room or the ridge s of India s hills From Cairo to Devon the reader feels immediately immersed This book validated my passion of wanting to travel and experience and snap memories even as it inspired me to look to where I need to let my guardown It inspired the strongest parts of my personality and conviction and passion for independence while also reminding me of the grace of human interconnection It takes a really powerful sense of story place and resonant theme to spark so many uestions while informing so much of what rattles around in your heart and mind as you reconcile your oddities while tugging out your vulnerable romantic side And it is just so expertly written the ialogue the glances the stolen touches The POV shifts from Tom to Jenny that slice through the chapters are some of the best I have ever encountered because they are so unexpected often mid thought often uick life a knife or slow as crackling flame Flame imagery plays a major motif in the book matching well the sun spanned settings Tom Jenny encounter Along with her glistening auburn hair it gave her a look of greater than usual vibrancy Like a candle in full flame It s so honest one moment of tenderness for Tom opening the realization of all he has lost Trust and passion are earned in slow steps lemonade shared in a train car removing the corset under a nightgown in shared occupancy watching one read a newspaper learning the little things that efine the person you are allowing yourself to fall for on a timer before you rip off their influence and fling yourself into the independence you think you want A small purchase at an Indian bazaar a kept promise A look of jealousyI can guarantee that A Modest Independence will make you think and feel and want and sigh But I can also guarantee it is NOT like the other romance and sigh But I can also guarantee it is NOT like the other romance on your shelf This is a book to be savoured This book is so perfectly meted to learning about love about yourself about confronting what you want and why and how you might allow yourself a slice just a slice of your strong rooted nature to let someone else in Also OMG TOM FINCHLEY YOU ARE MY HERO YOU ARE EVERYTHING I WANT ALL HEROES ARE NOT YOU YOU ARE MY EVERYTHING HE IS JUST JUST JUST oh reader friends he is just so wonderful note the book Gym and Slimline does take us into British Occupied India and exotic locales where racism and prejudice was rampant in the Victorian age Matthews s research and knowledge of the time period are a necessity here as she very gently and sensitively explores the obvious issues ofark occupation while never once painting caricatures My instagram stories have been nothing but uotes since I started reading here are a few Because you respected my choice You were willing to let me go in order to make me happyYou make me sound frightfully nobleYou WERE nobleIt s lately occurred to me that you and I have exhibited an infinite capacity for solving other people s problems Surely we can use a fraction of that ingenuity to solve our own There must be a way we can both have what we want We ve only to set our minds to finding itOMG SPEAK TO MYSELF and my soul TomDo you know I on t even believe it s the esire for independence that Marginal Notes, Doubtful Statements drives you When it all comesown to it what you are is afraidI GET YOU JENNYLife was a series of choices of sacrifices In order to have Tom she The Clock Without a Face d have to give up her freedom The very independence she Captives of the Private House dreamed of for so many years It was a price she she wasn t willing to pay Not for him Not for anyoneOH MY LORD THIS IS MENo one has ever accused me of being sweet beforePerhaps you haven t shown that side of yourself to anyone else the way you have to meJenny found Tom s talents far useful than those offered by the white knights and swashbuckling pirates that populated penny novelsragon slaying and Teaspoon and an Open Mind derringo were all well and good but in the modern world a lady reuired a A Celtic Miscellany different kind of heroism which w asn t to say that Tom was incapable of slaying the occasionalragon Love wouldn t be enough One couldn t erive happiness entirely from another person no matter how fond of that other person one might beYESAs marriage proposals wen it was an unmitigated isaster Had it been a legal strategy Fothergill would have Foxs Feud (Farthing Wood, decried it as being impetuous poorly thought out andestined for failure HAIt was an ordinary sort of The Culture Code dream So commonplace as to be noream at all Even so the idea of it settled warmly in her stomach and heavily on her heart It wasn t what she wanted in life but the temptation of it was powerful She felt at times it might be worth it to give up her reams for adventure That HE Might Be HE might be itGAH JENNY I GET YOU I know what I want and what I on t want I suppose I ve always known that As for the restWhat else is thereOnly the entire worldAND ALL IN CAPS FOR THOSE IN THE BACKONE GROWS TIRED OF WAITING FOR KNIGHTS IN SHINING ARMOUR SOMETIMES NOTHING WILL DO BUT TO RESCUE ONESELF. Scover the fate of the missing Earl of Castleton while she’s at it so much the betterFrom the gaslit streets of London to the lush tea gardens of colonial India Jenny and Tom embark on an epic uest and an eually epic romance But even at the farthest edges of the British Empire the past has a way of catching up with

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A Modest Independence Parish Orphans of Devon #25 This was a wonderful story and I loved it SIGH I started reading this book this week because book 3 was just released and I can t bare the fact that I wont have something from this author to look forward to If you ve never read a book by Mimi Matthews then you must give her a try You won t be sorry She is my favorite romance author hands Stolen Magic (Stardust, down This one made me super nervous because Iidn t know how it was going to work out The writing was excellent What I loved The Romance The Chemistry India HEAI can t wait to read book 3 Yay Some of my favorite uotes wave of tenderness assailed him You have nothing to worry about I The Billionaire Daddy do I lookreadful you said And now you ll always remember Hush I only said that because I was trying to rile you To get your spirits up The truth is He cleared his throat The truth is you re so beautiful I m finding it rather Pistols for Two difficult to look at you I kiss you if I wasn t in such a Stronger dreadful state You re beautiful Tom said gruffly He took his handkerchief from her hands and used it tory her face You re always beautiful Don t Loss (Gus Dury, dare be kind to me I ll never stop weeping I can be nothing but kind to you You re myearest girl Don t you know that I bought this book and all opinions are my own Happy Reading The adventure was grand the romance was sweet if maddening and the ending was wonderful enough to almost make me forget my irritation And the cherry on top of this particular ice cream sundae was that all of it was The Last Rite (Danilov Quintet, delivered in theelicious meltingly sexy voice of Alex Wyndham This was my second book by Mimi Matthews and for me this one really worked When I saw this book traveled outside England I was intrigued and wanted to give it a try Matthews is a strong writer and her historical research is evident in the pages It was fun journeying halfway across the world to India taking an overland route through the pages of this novel I enjoyed the amount of Alacrity (Illumine, details included as it balanced with story progression The journey took them through France Italy Egypt and IndiaWhen I reviewed the first book in this series I noted that I would be interested in trying if the story interested me and this one proved that I also thought the romance in this one stronger in this one though it could get a bit circular The lead characters Jenny and Tom were together most of the trip and their romantic connection grew based shared experiences and time to learn and understand each other They had months in each other s company Note while there s kissing these novelso not go beyond the bedroom oorOverall I enjoyed this story and would recommend to readers that like ifferent historical settings I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Audiobook reread update The audio and narration is FANTASTIC Alex Wyndham Love You To Death (Detective Ruby Preston, does an amazing job with all the characters and accents Upon rereading I love this book even The narration brings out the brilliant construction and the layers of nuance emotion in the story This book has one of the best conversations of resolution in the last chapter And the epilogue is justownright tastefully sexy I Tom JennyMimi Matthews balances charm adventure and romance amidst vividly painted exotic locales in this Victorian novel It matches a spunky and Arnhem daring heroine to her perfect complement of a hero whose thoughtful nature and intelligence make their story one of friendship and familiarity not often plumbed within such an era and their romance all the meaningful for its resilience and selfless natureThere are so many things I love about this novel that make it one of my favorites in its Victorian niche the layers of the story the wonderful world travel the smart friendship between Jenny and Tom the important secondary characters the romantic tension that is always there and the fact that their romance is apart from the course of their livesI love that Jenny s sense of identity never changes She is a strong character whose journey is not about finding herself but about herreams changing and how the surprise possibility of love makes her see herself and choices Fitness for Living differently withoutiminishing the value of her initial stance She and Tom face their romance head on which I also appreciated fully sharing their feelings and Love Is Blind doubts in a straightforward manner Tom in turn grows and reconciles his childhood and some of his past choices because he bends to see life through Jenny s eyesWhile I m on the subject of Tom Finchley let s just talk about how his intelligence is SO attractive I mean hisemeanor the era make the simplicity of being on a first name basis just
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intimate In situations he goes above and beyond to see after Jenny all while respecting her abilities and wishes With A Modest Independence Mimi Matthews has established herself as a must read author when it comes to historical romance Her practiced and timeless style is proves her to be a contemporary of a Victorian voice I am eager for what s next in this seriesContent note overall a clean read especially concerning the romance element but there are some very mild expletives mostly uttered by the characters in the company of gentlemen Thank you to Netgalley for the review copy This is my honest review A Modest Independence is the second book in Mimi Matthews Parish Orphans of Devon series Both the hero Thomas Tom Finchley and the heroine Jenny Holloway had important roles in The Matrimonial Advertisement Tom was Justin s solicitor and Jenny Helena s istant cousin and companionI found it refreshing that Tom is not your stereotypical hero He is neither titled nor is there is anything exceptional about his appearance However with hard work and etermination he has risen above his humble beginnings in the orphanage to become a solicitor Tom has always been in control of every aspect of his life and is totally The World in the Curl dedicated to his work and the clients he represents are sometimes less that honourableAt the age of twenty eight Jenny has always been at someone else s beck and call first as little than arudge for her Connexity drunkard of a father and her selfish brothers and then as Helena s companion She has always longed to be independent and fulfil herreams of travelling and when she receives the money from Helena I can understand why she is so A Personal Influence determined to embrace her newfound freedomIn The Matrimonial Advertisement while helping Helena Tom and Jenny formed a close friendship and it seemed possible that it might haveeveloped into something Unfortunately Tom s actions created friction between them but the long journey to India allows the strong attraction to flourish and turn to between them but the long journey to India allows the strong attraction to flourish and turn to like how they come to confide in each other and talk openly about their feelings and why they can never be together Ms Matthews captures their emotional turmoil so well that even though I knew that there would be a Happy Ever After it seemed an impossibility because they both want very Americas First City different things from life Jenny is unwilling to give up her independence while Tom has built a life for himself in London and has clients whoepend on himTom has his faults but ultimately he proves to be a true hero He is willing to let Jenny go to pursue her Bone Mountain (Inspector Shan, dreams regardless of the heartbreak it causes him For me such self sacrifice shows theepth of his love for her I like how he took a long hard at himself and the choices he had made in his career and resolved only to represent those who truly Neutered by the vet (The League of Dominant Women deserved his helpJenny now has her freedom but realises that she is alone and has no one to share her adventures with She has been afraid to trust anyone because her family has always let herown Jenny loves Tom and in her heart she knows that she can marry him and not lose her independenceThe journey forms a interesting and colourful backdrop to the romance and Ms Matthews research is evident in the fascinating Charity Girl details she incorporates into the story bringing to life the vibrant sights and sounds of the places they visit The use of the Bradshaw s Guide was especially interesting to me having watched Michael Portillo s BBC TV series in which he retraces the journeys featured in George Bradshaw s 1913 Continental Railway GuideThe mystery surrounding Helena s brother Giles the social and political commentary and the secondary characters all add to the storyThere is a charming Epilogue which also paves the way for the next book A Convenient Fiction which is Alex s storyOnce again Ms Matthewselivers a beautifully written emotionally satisfying and meticulously researched Victorian romance I received a complimentary copy from the author for the purposes of an honest review After reading and very much enjoying The Matrimonial Advertisement I had been eagerly awaiting the next book in Mimi Matthews Parish Orphans of Devon series Then I was lucky enough to be offered an arc of the book and snatched it up immediately Although it is part of a series I Alipio don t believe its necessary to have read the first book I loved it The romance between Jenny and Tom is tender thoughtful and sweetly endearing As with all Ms Matthews books I felt transported to another time and place and on this bitter cold sn. He Needed Peace Solicitor Tom Finchley has spent his life using hisevious intellect to solve the problems of others As for his own problems they’re nothing that a bit of calculated vengeance can’t remedy But that’s all over now He’s finally ready to put the past behind him and settle Seducing Ingrid Bergman down to a uiet uncomplica. Owy weekend I was grateful for it Theetails are perfect with the author using a thorough knowledge and understanding of the period to create each scene so that its almost like looking through a stereoscope Let me first say that I hadn t read The Matrimonial Advertisement when I reuested an arc for A Modest Independence I was sold on the book editorials for both stories and my GR friends high ratings for Ms Matthews other romances I assumed I would like Thomas Finchley and Jenny Holloway when they were first introduced in The Matrimonial Advertisement Tom oozed a uiet strength and sensibility Jenny was opinionated and somewhat sharp Unfortunately whereas I enjoyed Justin Thornhill s and Helena Reynold s romance I found I liked Tom s and Jenny s less so Tom was one of four orphans brought up in Abbott s Holcombe Justin Thornhill was another boy At one point Tom was removed from his friends at the orphanage and raised by Mr Fothergill a solicitor Tom was shy and serious As he grew up he put the importance of law first in his life Finding someone to love had never been a priority When he met Jenny she was unlike any other woman he had known In his eyes she was both strong and beautiful He felt a eep purpose to help her fulfill any of her wishes And he id in The Matrimonial Advertisement When A Modest Independence opened Jenny was in need of her monies that her A Secret Place dear friend Helena had gifted her And Tom controlled She intended to travel to India to find Helena s brother Giles Believed to beead she had surmised her own opinion and intended to Scandalous (Playing with Fire discover the truth Jenny and Tom had two things in common a new found thirst for freedom and aream to start their lives anew Tom inveigled his way into her journey I found their story incorporated uite a bit of talking I knew they had strong romantic feelings for each other but their actual communication was anything but Don t get me wrong there were plenty of small pieces of evidence And now that I think of it they came mostly from Tom But the words they spoke what the other remembered hearing was affection wasn t enough Love wasn t enough One couldn t Brute Force (Nick Stone, derive happiness entirely from another person no matter how fond of that other person one might be In the absence of all else how long before such fondness turned to bitterness and regret Honestly after this same thought was recited for the umpteenth time I no longer cared what happened to Jenny or Tom I struggled to get to the endIt might be it s me not you but A Modest Independence was just not on par with The Matrimonial Advertisement I received a copy of A Modest Independence through NetGalley for an honest review I appreciate Mimi Matthews and Perfectly Proper Press for the opportunity to read this story That I give it all up to have you back with me For one moment longer in your arms The inadeuacy of words indeed I am truly loving these books What an adventure this book was And such a sweet love story The research alone in putting this together blows me away Mimi Mathews has really come into her own This book was like a virtual trip back in time A truly authentic victorian romance He pressed a kiss to her hair What s all this about I Beautiful Breasts Pictures don t know She tried to laugh but couldn t Pangs of longing I suppose But romance readers be aware you will have to be uite patient in this one The heroine will likely annoy you Sheid me but yet I understood her And the hero will be too eager to please too accommodating yet he was perfect just the same And best of all the ending will make it all worth it I truly loved this And I m really looking forward to Alex Archer s story 25 stars Well To Risks Unknown darn I hate writing this review because uite frankly Mimi Matthews Jayne Fresina and less than a handful of other HR authors are the only reason for me to read newly published romances The first book in Matthews Parish Orphans series A MATRIMONIAL ADVERTISEMENT was so lovely that I gave it 5 stars Her holiday novella was also superb But this second entry in the Orphans series fell flat for me I was actually bored as I read what seemed to be a how to travel to India in 1860 guide mixed with a tepid romance In spite of the author s seeming attempts to make the romance her warmest one toate with kissing and mutual expressions of caring I idn t get any feelsHeroine Jenny Holloway was a secondary in the first book of the series As companion to that book s heroine Lady Helena she was an intrepid and take charge woman who met lawyer Tom Finchley our hero here for the first time as she worked towards protecting Lady Helena from an unscrupulous uncle Both she and Tom ended up getting Helena and Tom s orphan friend Justin Thornhill paired romanticallyNow Jenny has been given a modest "Independence Of 5000 Pounds By Lady Helena And She Plans "of 5000 pounds by Lady Helena and she plans use it for freedom and independence and to get away from the constraints of life in England She s going to travel to India and while there try to find out what really happened to Helena s brother Giles 6th Earl of Castleton British military captain presumed ead in an uprising No body was ever recovered Perhaps he is still aliveNaturally Jenny thinks she can just up and Go To India All to India all thinks she can just up and go to India all by without even a lady s companion And naturally Tom thinks he knows best and that that is inappropriate So he hires two British national Indians to accompany her and even The Vampire Next Door (Strange Neighbors, decides he s going to go along also After all he s a man and can get thingsone that she could notFine That should work in a romance Two book characters traveling together are bound to fall in love right Problem is that I might have cared if Tom and Jenny had been the same people in this book that I had thought they were in the first Unfortunately they both seemed to have undergone some sort of partial personality lobotomy and were much less interesting people hereNot to mention the travelogue ship here train there other modes of transportation here and there It was about as exciting as watching Rick Steves on the Travel Channel Although it was obvious that a good Any Girl Can Be a CandyKiss Girl! / Tea with the Birds / The G-SUS Gene deal of careful research had gone intoetailing our H and h s itinerary with sights sounds and food the telling of it was Scandal! dullI guess I ve read too many books This ain t my first rodeo traveling by novel to exotic climes in the 1800s Maybe if I had never before moved out of the usual English HR setting this would have been exciting or at least interesting to meAs for the romance there was a goodeal kissing and conversation about feelings than usual in a Matthews romance but The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel dear lord those conversations were so circular and led to absolutely nowhere Yes they have feelings for each other maybe even love Yes theyesire each other physically Butno way it can come to anything Jenny wants her independence She Pilgrimage (1920) doesn t want to marry When their journey is over the relationship is over How many timesid I have to read the same conversation over and over in an endless loop Answer too many times to count plus having to read annoying internal musings by H and h about the same thingAh well This one Shapely Ankle Preferrd didn t work for me but I see that it worked extremely well for many other readers So this could again be one of those It s not the book it s me problems Oh hi everyone have you always wanted to read what goes through my mind 24 hours aay Welcome to this book aka the Heart of Rachel s lifelong issues reconciling her Sword at Sunset desire for independence and not conforming to anything and not being caged as well as being a hopeless romanticI mean hello thing I might have said myselfIon t want to spend the rest of my life wondering who I might have been if only I Fair Play (Zephyr Ranch d had a little time on my own A chance to exert myself in a manner of my own choosing without reference to the expectations of a father or a brother or an employer Without that how could I ever commit myself to anyone It wouldn t be fair to you or to myselfI think that everyone has those books that they sink into feeling each word was written for them Much in the same way that Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood challenged me to confront uestions and validated me in so many ways so Modest Independence made me feel like I had a sense of purpose and community That I was not aloneThe best books are the ones that grab us tug us in and introduce us to characters who become friends but also act as mouthpieces for the feelings thoughts andoubts that are rampant through our mind Those who know me and follow me on social media know that after I finished the amazing Matrimonial Advertisement I gobbled up Matthews s previous books They are all lovely But this this book is something This book is one of the books that crawled so eeply inside me that it was the best reading experience The type of experience that makes me crave like it and makes every other book taste flat for weeks after Revisiting peripheral characters from Matrimonial Advertisement though the book can be read as a standalone Jenny Holloway a former lady s maid is given a rare ream the means to live a comfortably independent life away from servitude It is not that Jenny was unhappy as companion to Lady Helena rather that a constricted Ted life If only he could find an eually uncomplicated woman She Wanted Adventure Former lady’s companion Jenny Holloway has just been given a modest independence Now all she wants is a bit of adventure A chance to see the world and experience life far outside the restrictive limits of Victorian England If she can i. ,