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Rags to Riches Wife by Catherine Tinley #Review #Historical #Giveaway

Lady’s maid…To wedded Lady?

Lady’s maid Jane Bailey’s life is turned upside down by the arrival of wealthy gentleman Robert Kendal. He’s come to take Jane to visit her long-lost, aristocratic grandfather. Travelling together, they succumb to a mutual attraction. Yet Jane knows a maid should not hope to love a gentleman, even if she’s suddenly wearing silk dresses and dining with the Family. Society decrees they cannot marry, but how long can Jane deny her heart?


My Review:

What a lovely historical romance this proved to be. Jane Bailey’s life has had some significant, life changing events in it. The first was when her beloved father died and she and her Mum had to leave their cottage home, eventually making a new life for themselves as servants. After other events, they are happy in their new roles when a stranger, Robert Kendal, visits their mistress seeking Jane on behalf of her aristocratic grandfather who she had never met. After a five day journey together, Jane is shocked at her reception in her family home. She feels unsettled by the changing roles from lady’s maid to member of a wealthy family. Added to that is her attraction to Robert Kendal . . . . totally unsuitable for a servant! What will her grandfather be like? How will other members of his household react? Is there any chance for romance between her and Robert? You’ll have to read it to discover what happens for yourself!

The acceptable roles and behaviours in this era are explored in this poignant story. The characters are well developed and the plot has plenty of twists to keep you turning the pages. It is a delightful read that I thoroughly enjoyed escaping into and I definitely look forward to reading more by this author in future.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.

Purchase Links  getbook.at/RagsToRiches or www.catherinetinley.com/books

Author Bio –

Catherine Tinley is an award winning author who writes witty, heartwarming, Regency love stories for Harlequin Mills & Boon. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings. After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, NHS management, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now works in Sure Start. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, and dog and can be reached at http://www.catherinetinley.com, as well as http://www.facebook.com/CatherineTinleyWriter and @CatherineTinley on twitter.

Social Media Links –



Instagram; @catherinetinleywriter

Giveaway – Three winners will each receive a signed copy of Rags to Riches Wife, plus a mystery book by another romance writer (two GB/Ireland, one international).

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the link to the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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