10 October 2014

Sophia by Paula Kremser

by Paula Kremser.
Audience/Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance.
Publication: October 14th 2014 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media.
Small-town Sophia Spencer can’t believe her luck when an unexpected inheritance allows her to experience London’s social scene. But her happiness disappears when she is caught napping in a grumpy gentleman’s room—and forced into an engagement to protect her reputation! Personalities collide and love blooms in this stunning debut novel.

Reviewed by Kelly.

Sophia is a book that will have you sighing at the end. It is a short and clean look at the time when how much money you had meant everything how easily gossip could spread and when you found out you were not within propriety.

Sophia is the daughter of a country doctor. Her mother and sister died in childbirth. Sophia was raised with proper education and was a very naïve and forgiving girl. Her mother’s sister was selfish and spent whatever money to get where she could in society. Her grandmother knew this and gave her estate to Sophia upon passing.

Sophia was shocked. She was so shocked that when the lawyer came to tell her about it, she didn’t hear half of what he said and she was to sign papers in London when she could. She was nineteen. She had never been in London. She wanted to go and spend a season in London. Her conniving aunt said she would sponsor her.

Alex has had a horrible adult life. His father’s estate was in debt and Alex spent years trying to fix it. He made a mistake in once asking a girl to marry him. She had money and even though Alex did care for her everyone thought that he only wanted to marry her for her fortune. That ended in disaster and Alex was labeled as a fortune hunter. His only real friends left knew better. He was kind and honest.

When Sophia gets to London, her aunt has her at every social event possible and has her buying everything even though she doesn’t need it. Sophia is tired but also doesn’t want to offend her aunt. Then comes a point where she just couldn’t stay awake anymore. Her aunt takes her to a “sitting room” so she could rest. Sophia falls into a deep sleep. When she wakes up, she is hearing a commotion around her. Apparently, the room was really Alex’s room and he had just gone in there and shut the door and realized she was in the room. He tried to wake her but she wasn’t moving. He tried to lift her to get her out of the room before they were seen together but it wasn’t fast enough. Now Sophia and Alex are expected to marry.

Sophia doesn’t want to get married. Her aunt is berating her at every turn and telling her how it would ruin her honor and embarrass her aunt forever if she did not marry. Again, Sophia is sweet and even though she is realizing her aunt doesn’t really care for her, she agrees to marry him the next morning. She sees her idea of marrying for love go out the window.

Alex doesn’t want to marry either, but he knows he has no choice. Sophia tries to talk to him outside the church alone to see if they could figure something out. But, Alex thinks they framed him on purpose and he yells at her. Sophia runs away.

Alex finds her when she sends a letter his way. She is at a friend’s house. At the home, they agree to a fake engagement, so Sophia can figure out what to do and not ruin her or Alex’s reputation. But there are still some secrets kept. Sophia is too sweet and naïve to see them. But she does see how mean people are. And she finds herself enjoying her time with Alex. And Alex is enjoying his time with her and realizes Sophia didn’t have anything to do with putting herself in his room on purpose.
That is as much as I can tell you. The story has you guessing at why was she in his room and so many other things. I found myself trying to figure out the riddle of why her aunt put her there. Sophia didn’t believe Alex cared for her either; she thought every time they spent time together that is was a ruse. Then when things start to turn out ok, the plot thickens. I will tell you that I did not see what happened after that coming! It blew me away and I felt sick to my stomach.

This story is short but is well written, the characters are believable and the story is beautiful. I loved it! At the end there were questions to make you think more on the story. It had me thinking more about the story and some things I missed in reading it. I will definitely be looking for more from this author.

If you like London’s ton society, short stories, horses, love found on your terms, propriety, clean reads, doing what you feel is right even though society disagrees then this book may be for you!


From the author: After enduring a ball as a favor to his friends, Alex escapes to his room. What he doesn’t know is that a young lady has also sought refuge from the crowded ballroom. This is his first encounter with Sophia.


Alex pulled off his boots, then picked up his candle and looked around the room for where he had left his book. That was when he saw her. A young lady—either asleep or dead—was on his sofa! He almost dropped the candle, but quickly steadied it instead and rushed over. Her skin was warm, but it seemed as if she wasn’t breathing. He forced himself to be calm as he checked again and realized that she was breathing, just very slowly and deeply. He sat down hard on the floor and leaned his head back against the sofa. Then he took his own deep breath in an effort to calm his racing heart. She was alive, thank goodness! She was just sleeping.

How strange that a young lady was asleep in his room…his eyes widened and his heart began racing again. He needed to get her out of here. Now!

He quickly turned around and tried to gently speak to her and shake her shoulder. Several increasingly more frantic pleas of “Miss, you need to wake up!” produced no results. So he lifted her up to a sitting position, but still she wouldn’t regain consciousness. He sat down next to her and pulled her arm around his shoulder, ready to stand up, which would hopefully rouse her enough to walk, and that was when he heard a commotion from the hall and then a knock on his door. He barely had time to blurt out, “One moment, please!” before several matronly women barged in.

Buy The Book :

Goodreads | Amazon | The Book Depository

Find The Author :

Goodreads | Website | Cedar Fort Publishing


  1. This sounds like a really good book
    I love the idea of this book
    And the cover is so good
    Your reader,

  2. On top of the cost of line rental must be added the ADSL subscription. Total cost per month will be around There is then a potential problem that any holiday maker bringing his own telephone could plug it in and run up a telephone useage bill before leaving. On the other hand there is an advantage that the owner could install IPTV to allow access to TV programmes via the internet and a single set top box could receive English, Irish, Danish, Finish, Swedish and Norweigan channels. (Michael Kors Black Crossbody Bag)

    All wheel drive lowers that estimate to 25/31/27 mpg City/Highway/Combined. A turbo with front wheel drive is EPA rated at 28/34 mpg City/Highway, or 30 mpg Combined, while the all wheel drive version lops 1 mpg off each figure. All models except the LX (about 75 percent) include Honda Sensing, a suite of safety technology including automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning. (Michael Kors Black Whitney Bag)

    The other luxury SUVs diverge in their engine choices and model lineup. The Audi Q7 offers a base turbocharged four cylinder, as does the Volvo XC90 in its T5 model, which we left out of the above chart entirely for space reasons. That the Q7 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 gets the same fuel economy estimates as the four cylinder is proof positive that engine is purely around for its lower base price. (Michael Kors Black Bag With Gold Trim)

    Are The Coach Outlet Bags Real, He's very deserving, said Grevey, who is scheduled to be among the Bullets alumni in attendance when Chenier is honored during halftime on Friday, and also at Sunday's game, when the franchise celebrates 40 years since the Bullets' championship. "Phil is one of the best to ever wear a Bullets or Wizards jersey, for sure. He was a great teammate, so he got along with everyone on top of being a fantastic player.

  3. He said that you better see reality. {tag: Yeezy Triple White Reddit}Jordan Legacy Black And White, Multiple filter options within each can be selected at once, as can multiple filters, to better help you find the laptop you looking for.As we mentioned, Gadgets 360 has one of the largest laptop databases in the world, making it your one stop shop to find what you need. So, if you are looking to buy a laptop, you should look no further than the Gadgets 360 laptop finder tool where you can find a machine best suited to your requirements from literally thousands of notebook options.Price: The most important part of any laptop buying decisions, you can use the price slider to set the price range within which you want to find laptop options. Alternatively, you can type the start and end price.Brand: The biggest laptop brands are listed here, and you can select one or multiple brands to further filter your searches.

    The Republican controlled Congress used the review act in 2017 to undo a number of rules issued in the final months of the Obama administration.The new standards will apply nationwide. {tag: Yeezy Boost 350 Cream Triple White}

    We're all quarantined and separated. It's no mistake that Australian sociologist and historian Mark Stranger points to "hedonistic" and "hooligan" elements in his landmark study, "Surfing Life."Closing beach, water and boardwalk, as other communities have done, today falls outside Huntington Beach's action plan. Geography is one inhibitory factor. Blocking 9.5 miles of oceanfront would require an expensive law enforcement action. {tag: Black And White Yeezys}

    Jordan 1 Retro High White And Black, Former police and crime commissioner for Cambridgeshire, Jason AblewhiteSign up to FREE email alerts from CambridgeLive dailySubscribeWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they'll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights.