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Charlotte Lyons has ambitions, and she won't let anything come in her way. When her first season in London failed to make her a suitable match, and she failed to win the heir to Willowbourne the following summer, she is desperate to find a titled and wealthy husband, if only to appease her mother. But when her family is struck with financial ruin, the stakes are raised even higher. Sent to the Northern tip of the English coast with her sister, Charlotte faces an uncertain future. Although she is expected to pursue the wealthy earl of the town, Charlotte finds her heart and attention captured elsewhere--by a kind, mysterious man below her station. Faced with hardship and burdened by lies, will Charlotte ever have a change of heart? Will she choose the dreams she's always planned for, or will she dare to love?

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Sweetwater Books

Lies and Letters

by Ashtyn Newbold

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Lies and Letters is the newest selection from Cedar Fort Publishing's 'Pure Romance' series. Author Ashtyn Newbold pens this beautiful, wistful, and deeply engaging Regency-period novel. The story is filled with vivid descriptions, touching scenes, and phenomenal character development. Main character Charlotte is shockingly unbearable in the beginning, and readers might question how such a horrible protagonist can star in a romance! Rest assured, Charlotte changes and her heartache and growth are both endearing and realistic. The provided discussion questions would make Lies and Letters a solid book club read. With not one, but two romances, this is a story that can't be missed. Lies and Letters is a great character-driven story and Ashtyn Newbold proves she is an author to keep an eye on.

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Profanity/Language:  None

Violence/Gore: An incident of shoving; a character's hand is bloody and mangled from a fishing trap. 

Sex/Nudity:  Several incidents of kissing. 

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Abandonment, death of family member, stealing, gambling and cheating at card games, lying and deception. 

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A character drinks port; a man reeks of ale; men are drinking from "amber colored bottles". 

Reviewed By Rachel
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