A Modest Independence Parish Orphans of Devon #2 Book ´ 400 pages

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A Modest Independence Parish Orphans of Devon #2 Book ´ 400 pages ✓ He Needed Peace Solicitor Tom Finchley has spent his life using his devious intellect to solve the problems of others As for his own problems they’re nothing that a bit of calculated vengeance can’t remedy But that’s all over now He’s fiTed life If only he could find an eually uncomplicated woman She Wanted Adventure Former lady’s companion Jenny Holloway has just been given a modest independence Now all she wants is a bit of adventure A chance to see the world and experience life far outside the restrictive limits of Victorian England If she can di Let me first say that I hadn’t read The Matrimonial Advertisement when I reuested an arc for A Modest Independence I was sold on the book editorials for both stories and my GR friends’ high ratings for Ms Matthews’ other romances I assumed I would like Thomas Finchley and Jenny Holloway when they were first introduced in The Matrimonial Advertisement Tom oozed a uiet strength and sensibility Jenny was opinionated and somewhat sharp Unfortunately whereas I enjoyed Justin Thornhill’s and Helena Reynold’s romance I found I liked Tom’s and Jenny’s less so Tom was one of four orphans brought up in Abbott’s Holcombe; Justin Thornhill was another boy At one point Tom was removed from his friends at the orphanage and raised by Mr Fothergill a solicitor Tom was shy and serious As he grew up he put the importance of law first in his life Finding someone to love had never been a priority When he met Jenny she was unlike any other woman he had known In his eyes she was both strong and beautiful He felt a deep purpose to help her fulfill any of her wishes And he did in The Matrimonial Advertisement When A Modest Independence opened Jenny was in need of her monies that her dear friend Helena had gifted her And Tom controlled She intended to travel to India to find Helena’s brother Giles Believed to be dead she had surmised her own opinion and intended to discover the truth Jenny and Tom had two things in common a new found thirst for freedom and a dream to start their lives anew Tom inveigled his way into her journey I found their story incorporated uite a bit of talking I knew they had strong romantic feelings for each other but their actual communication was anything but Don’t get me wrong there were plenty of small pieces of evidence And now that I think of it they came mostly from Tom But the words they spoke what the other remembered hearing was ”affection wasn’t enough Love wasn’t enough One couldn’t derive happiness entirely from another person no matter how fond of that other person one might be In the absence of all else how long before such fondness turned to bitterness and regret” Honestly after this same thought was recited for the umpteenth time I no longer cared what happened to Jenny or Tom I struggled to get to the endIt might be ‘it’s me not you’ but A Modest Independence was just not on par with The Matrimonial Advertisement I received a copy of A Modest Independence through NetGalley for an honest review I appreciate Mimi Matthews and Perfectly Proper Press for the opportunity to read this story

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He Needed Peace Solicitor Tom Finchley has spent his life using his devious intellect to solve the problems of others As for his own problems they’re nothing that a bit of calculated vengeance can’t remedy But that’s all over now He’s finally ready to put the past behind him and settle down to a uiet uncomplica 25 stars Well darn I hate writing this review because uite frankly Mimi Matthews Jayne Fresina and less than a handful of other HR authors are the only reason for me to read newly published romances The first book in Matthews' Parish Orphans series A MATRIMONIAL ADVERTISEMENT was so lovely that I gave it 5 stars Her holiday novella was also superb But this second entry in the Orphans series fell flat for me I was actually bored as I read what seemed to be a how to travel to India in 1860 guide mixed with a tepid romance In spite of the author's seeming attempts to make the romance her warmest one to date with kissing and mutual expressions of caring I didn't get any feelsHeroine Jenny Holloway was a secondary in the first book of the series As companion to that book's heroine Lady Helena she was an intrepid and take charge woman who met lawyer Tom Finchley our hero here for the first time as she worked towards protecting Lady Helena from an unscrupulous uncle Both she and Tom ended up getting Helena and Tom's orphan friend Justin Thornhill paired romanticallyNow Jenny has been given a modest independence of 5000 pounds by Lady Helena and she plans to use it for freedom and independence and to get away from the constraints of life in England She's going to travel to India and while there try to find out what really happened to Helena's brother Giles 6th Earl of Castleton British military captain presumed dead in an uprising No body was ever recovered Perhaps he is still aliveNaturally Jenny thinks she can just up and go to India all by herself without even a lady's companion And naturally Tom thinks he knows best and that that is inappropriate So he hires two British national Indians to accompany her and even decides he's going to go along also After all he's a man and can get things done that she could notFine That should work in a romance Two book characters traveling together are bound to fall in love right Problem is that I might have cared if Tom and Jenny had been the same people in this book that I had thought they were in the first Unfortunately they both seemed to have undergone some sort of partial personality lobotomy and were much less interesting people hereNot to mention the travelogue ship here train there other modes of transportation here and there It was about as exciting as watching Rick Steves on the Travel Channel Although it was obvious that a good deal of careful research had gone into detailing our H and h's itinerary with sights sounds and food the telling of it was dullI guess I've read too many books This ain't my first rodeo traveling by novel to exotic climes in the 1800s Maybe if I had never before moved out of the usual English HR setting this would have been exciting or at least interesting to meAs for the romance there was a good deal kissing and conversation about feelings than usual in a Matthews' romance but dear lord those conversations were so circular and led to absolutely nowhere Yes they have feelings for each other maybe even love Yes they desire each other physically Butno way it can come to anything Jenny wants her independence She doesn't want to marry When their journey is over the relationship is over How many times did I have to read the same conversation over and over in an endless loop Answer too many times to count plus having to read annoying internal musings by H and h about the same thingAh well This one didn't work for me but I see that it worked extremely well for many other readers So this could again be one of those It's not the book it's me problems

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A Modest Independence Parish Orphans of Devon #2Scover the fate of the missing Earl of Castleton while she’s at it so much the betterFrom the gaslit streets of London to the lush tea gardens of colonial India Jenny and Tom embark on an epic uest and an eually epic romance But even at the farthest edges of the British Empire the past has a way of catching up with y The adventure was grand the romance was sweet if maddening and the ending was wonderful enough to almost make me forget my irritation 😏And the cherry on top of this particular ice cream sundae was that all of it was delivered in the delicious meltingly sexy voice of Alex Wyndham 🥰