Review & Giveaway: The Baroness of New York by Anya Silverthorne

The Baroness of New York by Anya Silverthorne

Publication Date: May 1, 2020
Platen Press

Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian

Baroness Adele von Mueller learns the sweetest love is forbidden....

Baroness Adele von Mueller

It's 1903 and free-spirited 18-year-old Baroness Adele von Mueller has just arrived to live with her spinster aunt in New York City. After a previous impropriety tarnishes her reputation with the German nobility, her father sends her overseas to give her one last chance to marry into money and save the family's name. Instead, Adele finds herself falling for charming and wickedly handsome Nick Mason, the foreman of a paper factory, who is as gorgeous as he is poor. As family secrets are revealed, Adele learns there's much more riding on her marrying wealthy than just keeping the family's name...

Nick Mason

Nick Mason has a habit of falling in love with every girl he sees. An orphan, former newspaper seller and now a foreman at a paper mill, he's nursing a bruised heart after being dumped by a laundry girl. But when he meets Baroness Adele disguised on a night out as a maid in her family's house, he knows right away there's something different about her. Once she reveals her true identity, he's even more intrigued. Nick has fallen for white women before, but never one so wealthy, and never one he knew he couldn't live without. With most people firmly against their love, he must visit her in secrecy to make their romance blossom.

Nick and Adele must stand up to a society and a family that won't accept their love for what it is: true and enduring. Can they withstand the storm, or will they be forced apart by a deck that's stacked against them in this steamy Victorian romance?

This historical interracial romance/Victorian romance novel marks Anya Silverthorne's debut.

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Apparently, I thought The Baroness of New York was a pint of mint chocolate ice cream because I devoured it in one sitting!

Adele Von Mueller is on her way to New York from Germany aboard the luxury liner, the Oceanic. She's being sent there by her father after being kicked out of several boarding homes and being involved in a scandal, so her father decides to have her live with her Aunt and find an American husband. She isn't thrilled at the idea but she's determined to make it a "grand adventure" like her heroine Jo from Little Women. While others look upon her life with awe and envy because of her status and wealth, Adele would rather go to dance halls with people her own age rather than stuffy balls with uptight heirs.

"She, however, felt like a butterfly that lived in a terrarium. She could fly, but only so far. And once she found the edge, her wings were threatened with clipping."

When she arrives in New York she bonds with the young girl assigned to be her maid, Sophie, and one night she goes out in disguise to a local dance hall. There she meets Sophie's friend Nick and there a budding romance blossoms. I absolutely loved the connection between Nick and Sophie. It was so sweet...and hot sometimes too :) It felt genuine though, and you can feel the passion they had for each other jump off the pages. Their love is forbidden though as they are from different races and racism is still very high in those days.

Adele is determined to live her life on her own terms and to leave it all to be with Nick, until she learns her beloved Aunt's fate is tied up in her decision. Now she must choose between true love with Nick or to do her duty and marry someone of her own station.

The book ends with a cliffhanger and all will be picked up in the next book, The Engagement, which is due out in December. I absolutely cannot wait!

Kudos to Anya Silverthorne, her debut novel is a must-read!

About the Author

Anya Silverthorne makes her debut with The Baroness of New York. She enjoys writing fiction about the late Victorian and early Edwardian era. In "real life," she is a historian of a completely different time period.

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