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    When Annette Downing and her mischievous little brothers are sent to Kellaway Manor for the summer, she hopes for a relaxing escape. But Annette finds her closeted heart in jeopardy when reunited with the handsome Owen Kellaway, a childhood acquaintance and respected gentlemen. When Owen is enlisted to help the boys with their behavior, Annette wonders if he has just as much mischief up his sleeve as her brothers. Bound by a promise she made to her late parents, and amid a frightening mystery, Annette faces a difficult decision when she finds herself falling for Owen's charm…

    Author: Ashtyn Newbold
    Specifications: 272 pages - 6 x 9
    Expected Release: Early December 2016

    Overall Customer Rating of 7 Reviews:

    This was a fun, clean, and refreshing debut novel.

    More and more, it's hard to find good clean romances that also have a great story line with compelling characters. Mischief and Manors has so much what readers are looking for. We meet older sister Annette who has two younger brothers who she feels she must take care of. They are orphaned and at the mercy of a mean aunt who is tiring of the younger boys and their horse play. She threatens to send them to an orphanage if they don't shape up. Soon Annette and her brothers are sent away to Kellaway Manor for the summer where Annette meets up again with Owen Kellaway, who was very much like her brothers when he was young.

    I liked the two brothers Peter and Charles who are typical boys for their ages and they bring much humor to the story, along with Owen helping out with said humor. Annette seems very serious in much of the book, but she has had to be the one to watch over her brothers since their parent's deaths five years earlier. Basically she's sacrificed many things in her life for her brother's benefit. It was fun to see how Owen brings Annette out of her shell as he is also helping her brothers. This book isn't all about humor though, there is mystery, plot twists you may or may not see coming, and of course the romance that blossoms throughout the book. There were a few times I wanted to bop Annette up side the head and help her see what was right in front of her. Eventually things head in the right direction. There is definitely much witty banter in this book, which I truly liked. There were a few inconsistencies with some of the dialogue concerning the time period the story takes place in. This could bother some readers, though mainly I overlooked them. I got carried away in the story and just wanted to keep reading to see when Owen, whom I truly liked a lot, would charm Annette enough to win her over.

    This was a fun, clean, and refreshing debut novel. I look forward to reading more books from Ashtyn Newbold.

    Fun, Clean Regency Romance!

    This was a fun read! Annette Downing and her two younger brothers are orphans being raised by an aunt who has lost all patience for them since the boys are a bit rowdy. She sends them to live with the Kellaway's, who were close friends of their parents, telling Annette that if the boys don't learn how to behave, they will be sent to an orphanage. Annette reunites with Owen Kellaway, who was a mischievous boy himself, and has to continually remind herself not to fall in love with him.

    Annette is an easy character to like. Her aunt hasn't treated her or her brothers very well so she's happy to leave for a while. She loves her brothers and, while she wants them to behave, she also wants to allow them to be boys. Her brothers were funny and did cause a bit of trouble. It was good to see the changes in them once they were in a safer environment. Owen is a charming hero. He took to the boys right away and never made any of them feel unwelcome. I enjoyed Owen and Annette's relationship and thought they had great chemistry!

    I enjoyed this book from beginning to end! There were some plot twists which kept it from being too predictable and kept me reading one more chapter until I was done. If you enjoy clean, regency romance with a little bit of mystery, this is a book you will want to read! It's a strong debut novel from this author and I am looking forward to reading more from her in the future!

    I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way

    Such a beautiful book

    This was such a fun book to read. I picked it up one night and was not able to go to bed until I finished. I loved it so much.

    When Annette and her brothers were left with their aunt when their parents passed away, Annette had to take care of her brothers, and protect them from their Aunt.

    The boys always seem to be getting into to trouble, and Annette is always taking the blame to protect them. One day it became too much for the Aunt and she sent Annette and her siblings away to the Kellaway Manor. She told them they couldn't return until the boys were better behaved, and if they weren't they would be sent to an orphanage.

    Kellaway Manor was like a dream come true for Annette. The Kellaway's were dear friends of Annette's parents and welcomed Annette and the boys with open arms. All of them were happy to be with the Kellaways, and then the story begins.

    There is mischief, friends, family, and new romances happening. This story was so beautiful. The writing was so beautiful, I was engaged from the very first words. The characters were so fun, and entertaining. I love the world that Newbold built and once you start reading, you will not want to quit.

    This story had all the feels for me. It had humor, romance, friendships, a beautiful historical setting and love. What can be better than that? Pick this book up for yourself, you won't be disappointed.

    Source: I was given this book as part of a blog tour. I was not compensated in any way for this review. These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.


    Loved this book from the very first page!

    I loved this book from the very first page! I loved Annette, her parents had died leaving her with the challenge to take care of her two very mischievous brothers. Unfortunately, Annette and her brothers live with their Aunt Ruth and she's very unkind, even abusive at times. And her brothers have been mischievous one too many times. So she sends them to stay with the Kellaways until the end of the summer, or until the boys behave. And if they don't...well, the boys will be sent to an orphanage.

    This would have been a huge burden to have been placed on Annette, always caring for her brothers, at the beginning of the story they are 5 and 7, when her parents died they would have been a baby and 2. I love the way she cares for her brothers with kindness and grace and the way she protects them from her aunt as much as she possibly can.

    Aunt Ruth is horrible in this book. I grew up with all brothers, so I know how crazy they can be, but you can't just demand they be good and have them do it, you have to show them examples, and kindness, forgiveness, and charity. Things we all need. I was glad that she was at the beginning of the story and not really anymore. Plus, how do you just send people to someone else's house for the whole summer without warning the people you are sending them to?

    I loved the Kellaway's. Grandfather and Grandmother were so kind and were always doing something for either the boys or Annette. Mrs. Kellaway was gracious and kind, even with the circumstances that her family was kind of forced into. I loved the way she was still feeling bad about Annette's parents dying, even 5 years later she felt that she owed an apology to Annette and her brothers.

    And then there's Owen...I loved him in this book. I loved the reason he became a doctor and how he felt he had to hide his circumstances from everyone to get a true feeling of how people felt about him. He was a great character, always teasing, flirting, and I loved the way he took Annette's brothers under his wing immediately, trying his very hardest to be a good example for them.

    This book has an interesting plot, great characters, and such a fun romance! I didn't want to put it down.


    Cute and Fun

    There are times you come across a book that just makes you smile. This is one of those books for me. I loved the humor and the precocious little boys. They are so full of mischief that I couldn't help but enjoy them!

    This is a regency book that is more than a romance. It is about a young lady, Annette Downing, who has taken on the responsibility of her brothers. Five years ago they were orphaned and she promised to watch over and protect the little trouble makers. Her life revolves around her brothers and when their guardian threatens to send the to an orphanage, she has to figure out a way to keep them. She didn't count on her childhood nemesis, Owen, to be the one to help her.

    The book is full of characters that you can't help but love. There are also a few that you can't help but dislike. Annette is full of love, compassion, forgiveness, and loyalty. A quality that turns out to be misguided in the book is her ability to put everyone's needs before her own. She is so used to sacrifice that is hard for her to live any other way.

    Owen is very likable. He has his own motivation and feelings that he hides. I loved how Owen and Annette gradually learn to open up to one another and move past the hurt that they have bottled up. The boys are a great platform to putting them together. He is trying to teach the boys manners, which leads to some cute and entertaining situations.

    This is a fun book to read. I liked the writing. The book held my interest, even though there were a few parts that could have gone a little faster for me. I LOVED the boys. I loved the time period and setting. I'm glad that I read the book and I will be looking for more of Ashtyn Newbold's books to read in the future.