New Book Release ~ Love Birds at Regent's Park by Ruth J. Hartman ~ Review

Book Summary:  
Lucy Ashbrook finds a pleasant diversion when she visits the Regent’s Park Bird Sanctuary to sketch the different birds that live there. Birds aren’t the only pleasing thing she finds, though. A certain Sanctuary worker, Oliver Barrow, has stolen her heart. But Lucy’s father will have none of it. No daughter of his will marry a common laborer.

Oliver Barrow loves everything about his work at the Sanctuary. The birds, the trees, the ponds… a certain young miss who mesmerizes him. Miss Ashbrook is beautiful and sweet and shares his love of birds. But Oliver has a secret that just might get in the way of anything more than friendship developing between them. And he can’t share that secret with her. Not yet.

How can Lucy ever convince her father of Oliver’s worth? That love isn't just for the birds?

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About the Author: 

Ruth J. Hartman spends her days herding cats, and her nights spinning sweet romantic tales that make you smile, giggle or laugh out loud. She, her husband, and their three cats, love to spend time curled up in their recliners watching old Cary Grant movies. Well, the cats, Maxwell, Roxy and Remmie, sit in the people's recliners. Not that the cats couldn't get their own furniture. They just choose to shed on someone else's. You know how selfish those little furry creatures can be.

Ruth, a left-handed, cat-herding, Jeep driving, farmhouse-dwelling romance writer uses her goofy sense of humor as she writes tales of lovable, klutzy women and the men who adore them. Ruth's husband and best friend, Garry, reads her manuscripts, rolls his eyes at her weird story ideas, and loves her in spite of her penchant for insisting all of her books have at least one cat in them. Or twelve. But hey, who's counting?
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My Review:

This is the second book I have read that is classified as Regency Romance and I think I am hooked, Thanks Ruth! This story is set during 1814 in a bird sanctuary, where two lovable characters meet and form a friendship even though from the outside world it is between two different class of people. We first meet Lucy, daughter of a wealthy man looking to marry off his daughter to someone that will make him wealthier. Then while at the bird sanctuary Oliver walks over to Lucy to ask about her sketches of a nuthatch. Oliver is a common worker at the bird sanctuary, but looks don't always give you the truth about a person. Oliver is from a very wealthy family. He is looking to marry but doesn't want a lady that is all about money, he wants someone that doesn't care about the wealth and title but will love him for who he is as a person. Oliver and Lucy form a relationship while also introducing Lucy's maid Anna to another worker that Oliver works with. 

The author gives the reader great details to get to know each character that is in the book from the very handsome Oliver to the really slimy snake of a man Conrad, yuck. I did not like Conrad at all and was keeping my fingers crossed that he would leave Lucy alone. I will be totally honest I did laugh out loud when the bird pooped on him. I really like the different approach in the Conrad storyline, it wasn't just a rich man story, he truly had issues and didn't care what he did to have his way, blackmailing and marrying just for money. 

Lucy was super lucky to have a maid like Anna who really was like a mother to her since her mother passed away. I am not really a bird person, I love looking at them when out on a trail but I don't know many of the not so common birds. The author did a great job with describing each bird and incorporating them into the storyline which some played big roles, like the strange goose that enjoys a nice hat. Another great sweet romance that leaves you wanting to know more. I can't wait to read more from Ruth J Hartman.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars! 

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received an ARC for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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