Title: Lucky Silver
Blush sensuality level: This is a sensual romance (may have explicit love scenes, but not erotic in frequency or type).
Marissa Blythe has never felt she belonged in modern times. During a college Victorian party, she wanders into a temporary hedge maze and wishes upon an old silver spoon. When she tries to leave, she realizes the hedge maze has changed. Fortunately, she finds a handsome Englishman to escort her to the exit—after he claims a kiss from her. But England in the 1850s is going to take some adjusting to, despite the magic that’s helping her.
Rhys, fifth Baron Montford, is fascinated by the woman who appears in his maze. She’s different from the fainting, London-bred chits from whose ranks he’s expected to choose a wife. He’s impressed that she wants to make her own way in life—until he finds her walking away from him. Rhys pursues—and catches–Marissa, but he must reconcile his desire for her with his obligations in life.
A Blush® historical time-travel romance from Ellora’s Cave
Author: Claire Murray
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Speakeasy Sweetheart
Published: 15 May 2014
Genres: Historical Romace, Time Travel
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The second such story premise that I have read from this author, and I can say that I am hooked. Her characters arrive well-defined, and her entrées into the time jump are uniquely presented. Marissa is a university student that doesn’t feel she fits in anywhere, in fact, she often believes that the Victorian era would be the perfect place for her. A Victorian Themed party is being held by the history club, and Marssa arrives dressed for the occasion. When her advisor and friend hands her a spoon from the mid 18th century, and suggests that Marissa check out the temporary maze created in the building’s courtyard, she enters the maze. Nervous and not wanting to run into some students who are particularly distasteful, she wishes on the spoon.
Rhys has escaped yet another party in which his mother is throwing eligible heiresses at him to secure the family line and his position as Baron. Finding Marissa without a coat in the middle of the maze he is both intrigued and enchanted: he doesn’t remember seeing her in the party and doesn’t believe he would have missed her.
These two are really cute: Rhys for his half—held belief in the Welsh fortune teller, and Marissa for her confusion and struggle to return to her own time, feeling she is inappropriate for the Baron or his party. Yet the sparks between them are undeniable and Rhys slowly comes to the realization that Marissa is THE woman for him, despite her appearing from thin air. With a couple of sensual scenes that detail a smooth seduction and a twist at the end many will be happy with this short story.