27 July 2017

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Lies and Letters by Ashtyn Newbold.
Audience/Genre: Historical Romance, Clean Read.
Publication: July 11th 2017 by Sweetwater Books.
After a season in London, Charlotte Lyons is still regrettably unattached. With her family’s finances in peril, she is sent away with her sister to a bleak coastal town where she is expected to pursue a wealthy earl. Beautiful and talented, how could she possibly fail? But when her heart is captured by someone entirely unexpected, Charlotte finds herself caught up in a web of lies and intrigue. Between hardship and sorrow, she finds more than she bargained for, forced to choose between the life she once wanted and a new love she never imagined.

Reviewed by Kelly.

This book reminded me a lot like Pride and Prejudice! It is done in Charlotte’s Point of View. The characters are believable and can be easily identified with. Well, Charlotte’s might not be so easily to get as she was definitely not affable!

Charlotte and Clara were raised by their mother to be ruthless and go after men of wealth and title. Charlotte was more groomed to it as she is beautiful and can play the pianoforte like no other, she has a passion there and is good at it. Clara does not want much to do with her mother’s ruthlessness and lack of real nurturing. Charlotte does everything she can so her mom will love her. She is cruel and I really did not like her one bit. I kept waiting to find something in her that would be redeeming and it finally came. But her road to happiness was a very hard one for her. Charlotte is lying to everyone about their circumstances about coming to live in the coastal town. Little by little, I see Charlotte come around to see what really matters in life and she starts to become kind and caring, but her mother’s expectations of her keeps her from doing what her heart says to do!

James is a very selfless gentleman who is always helping others and doesn’t hold grudges. He is kind and caring. He is everything Charlotte is not and I wanted to slap Charlotte several times and tell her to see what she had under her nose! She was raised to find money and title as the means to happiness.

Charlotte has a horrible accident that changes her life dramatically. She does care for James but would never admit to it! My heart still went out to Charlotte with her bad parents and what they taught her to believe. My heart went out to James too, because he had lost someone he loved to a man of wealth and title. I didn’t want his heart to be broken again.

So, I drank up every word in this book to find happiness come to both James and Charlotte. They both needed it! By the end, I was sighing with content!

If you like Pride and Prejudice, horrible accidents, Christmas parties, unrequited love, riches to rags, finding love when you don’t believe it exists, musical passions, charity, money hungry awful mother, gambling father, families that are nurturing and finding real happiness in life than this might be for you!







Ashtyn Newbold discovered a love of writing early in high school. Inspired by regency period romance, she wrote her first novel at the age of sixteen. Because she can’t vacation in her favorite historical time periods, she writes about them instead. When not crafting handsome historical heroes, she enjoys baking, sewing, music, and spoiling her dog. She dreams of traveling to England and Ireland. Ashtyn is currently studying English and creative writing at Utah Valley University. She lives in Lehi, Utah with her family.






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