Thursday, November 22, 2012

Welcome to Sterling Redmond by Kim Nathan

Set in Gilded Age America, a young woman must choose between circumstance and destiny. When orphaned as small children, Sterling Redmond and her older sister Charlotte are raised by their grandfather at the family’s Maryland country estate of Northampton. Charlotte blossoms into a famed Baltimore beauty, but Sterling is more interested in books and horseback riding than feminine pursuits. Concerned that her niece will never find a suitable husband among the local Baltimore gentry, Madame De Chant whisks Sterling away to Belle Époque Paris in search of a gentleman who can understand her. In their absence, Nicholas Pembroke, the son of an English earl, takes up residence in the manor bordering Northampton. When Sterling and her aunt return to America for Charlotte’s wedding, Sterling finds that her perfect husband is living right next door. But there is a problem: he is already engaged to marry Charlotte.

Excerpt from Sterling Redmond:

 “Sterling Redmond walked into the room, and Nicholas saw her for the first time. He had not yet met her, but Charlotte had told him this about her: she was dull. Her disposition was too serious. Some called her a bluestocking. In short, she was a problem. A young woman of such a prominent and influential Baltimore family was expected to secure a marriage worthy of her social status.  After two seasons in Paris, where her great-aunt Madame De Chant maintained a household, she had yet to win a firm offer of marriage. There was a growing impatience among her closest family members, who wondered if her education and forthright manner prevented any positive momentum in this direction, and to make matters worse, Charlotte complained, the young woman seemed not the slightest bit interested in abandoning her independence. Charlotte painted her sister’s prospects in such a dim light that Nicholas was astonished when the supposedly awkward and plain sister walked into the drawing room, and he saw a creature quite unlike the one described to him.  Two years spent in Europe had clearly transformed the younger Miss Redmond into something unrecognizable.”

My Review:

I Really Enjoyed this book a lot. And I just want to say..Miss Kim, may I have a Nicolas too please?
He is yummy and thoughtful and gallant...basically perfect :)

I have to truthfully say there were points in the story when I just wanted to push Charlotte down. I get annoyed with self centered spoiled people, but we needed a bad guy or gal in this case in the book.  Oh there is REALLY Bad guy but you will have to read the story to hear about him.

I was so happy with the ending but I can't tell you what it is because that would just ruin it for you.

I watch a lot of Masterpiece Theater and this book would make a great show for them.

Pick up Sterling Redmond today, you will surely enjoy it too.


Kim Nathan is an American author of romance fiction, including Sterling Redmond, a historical romance, and Dreaming Montana, a paranormal romance. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, she relocated to Seattle, Washington in 1994, where she lives with her husband and cats.


Twitter  @KimNathanAuthor

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