Room for LoveLaura Nichols is no amateur at historical preservation, and the elegant 19th century Louisiana mansion, Crapemyrtle, promises to be the perfect showcase for her talent After her first infuriating meeting with its handsome new owner, Justin Roman, she s determined to prove the house can be both breathtaking and ready in time for his wedding But if he doesnRoom for LoveLaura Nichols is no amateur at historical preservation, and the elegant 19th century Louisiana mansion, Crapemyrtle, promises to be the perfect showcase for her talent After her first infuriating meeting with its handsome new owner, Justin Roman, she s determined to prove the house can be both breathtaking and ready in time for his wedding But if he doesn t trust her abilities, why does he give her the final say on any changes to be made, even over his fianc e s objections and growing jealousy As the wedding date approaches and the mansion nears completion, can Laura bear the thought that she will never live in it with Justin Category length novel Originally published under the pen name Maxine Patrick.
April of Enchantment Room for LoveLaura Nichols is no amateur at historical preservation and the elegant th century Louisiana mansion Crapemyrtle promises to be the perfect showcase for her talent After her first inf
This romance was originally published in 1981, and it was a fun reminder of how the romance genre has evolved through the years The hero was engaged to someone else when the heroine was hired to restore his Southern mansion to the way it was when it was constructed The story is in the POV of the heroine, so the hero s feelings are a mystery until the end I appreciated that the physical relationship was limited to a few stolen kisses Readers with an interest in architecture and restoration will p [...]
Not really sure what to say about this book I m not sure if it s because this was originally published in 1980 and not having read it until 2014, it s not as romantically edgy as most books that I read so it s like comparing apples to oranges for me.It had a great storyline with Laura hired by her friend Russ who happens to be in love with her to help with the restoration of an old Southern home The owner of the house has his doubts that someone as young as Laura could have the expertise or the [...]
Too much architectural and historical detail If I were studying a book on restoring an old building down to the minutest detail this would be right up my alley but this should not be that book, the detail dominates well over the first half of the book sacrificing the romance beyond a brief electrifying kiss, a glance or two or three and secondary characters who appear and disappear reminding the reader this is at its core, a romance novel.Laura is hired to restore a crumbling mansion, Crapesmyrt [...]
Sometimes the most beautiful houses harbor wicked lies Laura Nichols loves helping Justin Roman, owner of the sprawling old plantation called Crapemyrtle, as he restores the exquisite property to its former elegance The bigger challenge comes when she needs to repair her own heart, but Justin holds the only key His constantly meddling fianc e is determined that she shall reign as mistress of Crapemyrtle, so she resents Laura s input on just about everything regarding the soon to be newlyweds hap [...]
This was a hard read for me It wasn t a horrible read but it really didn t hold my interest that much While the story of Laura and Justin was cute this book really has a lot of decriptive pages and I do mean pages of antiques and architectural deatail Laura is working for Justin as he intends to put his family home, Crapemyrtle, back to it s glory of the 1800 s Meaning he intends to have the house look inside and out as it first did when constructed by his great great great grandfather Laura is [...]
Crapemyrtle, the plantation house became Laura s passion and as a historical restoration specialist it is her dream to work on it Justin Roman bought it for two reasons, one because it was built by his Great Great Grandfather and lost in the post Civil War years His dream is to restore it to be historically correct with modifications to bring it up to date and make it a showcase home to raise a family.Justin meets Laura and finds her in the abandoned house, where he starts a relationship by tell [...]
I bought this book on sale for 0,00 so I didn t have any expectations And, Although I liked it as a sweet story that somehow kept me reading, not all was well The plot would have been better suited for a historical than this contemporary The story would have been better with a lot less description On the other hand, I did learn a lot about restoring an old house the hero wasn t really heroic My hero wouldn t wait for his fiancee to end the engagement and at least do that himself.And since I did [...]
I Like this Book For Like Between Books, It Was Sweet, Fast To Read And Full Of Historical Information Of The Architecture Of New Orleans, I Feel So Smart I So Want To Visit And See With My Eyes The Richness Of The Buildings In That Part OfUSA This Is Also The First Book I Read From This Author And I ll Definitely Will Get More Of Her Books.
So, based on my reading history there is no reason why I should have liked this book But despite all odds I did It s contemporary romance, but there s such a big historical romance aspect to it that it kind of flips the genre on it s head Granted, Myra is so diabolical that she may as well be a Disney villain, but Laura handles herself well.
Story relies too heavily on aspects of the old homes restoration, to be honest the romance came across as almost an afterthought between Justin and Laura Myra was a hateful character, wish her character had been given even less time as she grated on my nerves from the moment she was introduced.
Enjoyed the book, enjoyed the information about the restoration of an old home.
Restoration of a southern mansion leads to the descendants of two families falling in love.
The book was well written It was a very nice, clean romance.