Resisting Miss Merryweather

· Baleful Godmother Book 2 · Emily Larkin
10 reviews

About this ebook

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“A charming, romantic novella that shows how magical life can be with the right person at your side.”

~ Sara @ All About Romance

Sir Barnaby Ware made a mistake two and a half years ago. A massive mistake. The sort of mistake that can never be atoned for.

He knows himself to be irredeemable, but the captivating and unconventional Miss Merryweather is determined to prove him wrong.

The daughter of a dancing master and a noblewoman, Miss Merryweather had an unusual upbringing. She sees things no one else sees—and she says things no one else says.

Sir Barnaby knows he’s the villain in this piece, but Miss Merryweather thinks he’s the hero—and she is damnably hard to resist…

“Larkin has a writing style that I adore, and I wholeheartedly recommend this novella.”

~ Lady Blue @ Romantic Historical Reviews

“A moving story, with characters brimming with life and emotions.”

~ NetGalley Reviewer

Length: Novella of 33,000 words

Sensuality level: A hot Regency romance with steamy love scenes

Q & A with the author

Why did you write this novella?

When I finished writing Unmasking Miss Appleby (the first book in the Baleful Godmother series) I was surprised by how sorry I felt for Sir Barnaby. He’d made a dreadful mistake and ruined the most important friendship in his life. I felt Barnaby deserved a chance to redeem himself, and I also felt that he and Marcus (the hero of Unmasking Miss Appleby) needed to be friends again if they were to be truly happy.

How would you describe this book?

Resisting Miss Merryweather is a novella about friendship, forgiveness, and falling in love. There’s also a little science, and some magic. Although it’s a companion novella to Unmasking Miss Appleby, it can be read as a standalone.

How would you describe your writing?

Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She's why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you've not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I've also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments.

What order should I read the series in?

Each book, whether a novel or novella, can be read as a standalone, but many readers prefer to read them in order. And although the series is set in Regency England, a quartet of medieval novellas form the prequel.

The ideal reading order would be:

The Fey Quartet (series prequel)

Maythorn's Wish

Hazel's Promise

Ivy's Choice

Larkspur's Quest

The Baleful Godmother series

Unmasking Miss Appleby

Resisting Miss Merryweather

Trusting Miss Trentham

Claiming Mister Kemp

Ruining Miss Wrotham

Discovering Miss Dalrymple

Plus more interlinked Baleful Godmother series to come.

Happy reading!

10 reviews
May 7, 2022
Sweet and cheerful Anna Merryweather's 25th birthday and thus a visit from the Baleful Godmother are approaching. She's not sure which gift to choose. She already seems to be gifted with a form of foresight. She's called Merry, which suits her personality. Determined to settle the rift between Marcus, Lord Cosgrove (from Miss Appleby), and his best friend Sir Barnaby, she realizes she must first get Barnaby to forgive himself. This story has suspenseful as well as tender moments.
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April 1807 and Sir Barnaby Ware is near Woodhuish Abbey, to face a man he has betrayed. Just before he turns to go back he meet Miss Anne Merryweather - a female who says and sees what others don't ...
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I received a copy of this novella from the publisher via NetGalley. Sir Barnaby Ware travels to visit his friend Marcus Cosgrove. He is nervous because he betrayed Marcus by sleeping with his first ...

About the author

Emily Larkin is the award-winning and USA Today-bestselling author of the Baleful Godmother historical romance series, a series that readers are calling “sexy, unusual and vastly entertaining,” and "ridiculously wonderful."

When not reading or writing, Emily can be found hiking—preferably somewhere off the beaten track. She loves to travel, and has lived in Sweden, backpacked in Europe and North America, and traveled overland in the Middle East, China, and North Africa. Her varied career includes stints as a field assistant in Antarctica and a waitress on the Isle of Skye.

Emily writes historical romances as Emily Larkin and fantasy novels as Emily Gee. She has won multiple awards in New Zealand and Australia and has been a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA award, as well as the National Readers Choice, Booksellers Best, and Sir Julius Vogel awards.

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