Rags-to-Riches Wife – Catherine Tinley

rags-to-riches-wifeHello Everyone! I’m super excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for this fabulous book, Rags-to-Riches Wife by Catherine Tinley and being able to share my review with you! There’s also a fabulous Giveaway for three winners who will each receive a signed copy of Rags-to-Riches Wife, plus a mystery book by another romance writer (two GB/Ireland, one international), so make sure to check it out! First a thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for allowing me to participate and a thank you to Catherine Tinley and the publisher for giving me the privilege to read and review this book. Now to find out more about this book…  ~ Rose

Rags-to-Riches Wife

Catherine Tinley

Robert Kendal/Jane Bailey

Published: February 1, 2019

My Rating: 5/55 star


Lady’s maid…

To wedded Lady?

Lady’s maid Jane Bailey’s life is turned upside down by the arrival of wealthy gentleman Robert Kendal. He’s come to take Jane to visit her long-lost, aristocratic grandfather. Traveling together, they succumb to a mutual attraction. Yet Jane knows a maid should not hope to love a gentleman, even if she’s suddenly wearing silk dresses and dining with the Family. Society decrees they cannot marry, but how long can Jane deny her heart?


Rags-to-Riches Wife is author Catherine Tinley’s latest book for Harlequin/Mills & Boon Historical. Ms. Tinley is a writer who puts her heart and soul into her books and this one was no exception. Beautifully written with Ms. Tinley’s special touch makes this a must-read for Regency fans! Although this is a standalone book, our heroine Jane does appear in Ms. Tinley’s previous book, The Earl’s Runaway Governess. If you get a chance, I highly recommend reading both books!

Jane Bailey is the personal maid to Lady Kingswood. Although raised as a gentleman’s daughter until the age of eight when her father passed away, Jane and her mother have been working as servants ever since. Jane’s grandfather did not approve of his only son’s choice of a wife, and so Jane has never met her father’s family. So Jane is shocked when she finds out her Grandfather has been looking for her…

Robert Kendal is a gentleman who has been sent by his uncle by marriage, to fetch Jane Bailey to bring her back to Beechmount Hall in Yorkshire. He knows not why his Uncle is searching for the girl but makes up his own assumptions about her. Five days alone traveling together feeds the attraction between them, but neither acts upon it due to their differences in class. A friendship is formed between the two as they make their way to Yorkshire.

What a fabulous story and couple! As I mentioned earlier, for those of us who follow and read Ms. Tinley’s books we’ve already met Jane Bailey. I liked Jane in the previous story and was excited to hear she was getting her own story. As Jane finds out her grandfather who disowned her father is seeking her, you can’t help but feel her excitement at the prospect of meeting her father’s family, and yet a reluctance of not knowing what awaits her in Yorkshire. Jane was such a fabulous heroine, kind, smart and thoughtful of those around her. She struggles, in the beginning, to fit in at Beechmount Hall, but yet deals with her feeling and all those around her with grace and class. Robert is a new character for us, and I couldn’t help but fall for him! He’s a handsome, charming gentleman.  It’s obvious there is an attraction on both their parts and as time passes at Beechmount Hall, their friendship is growing into something more. Together they were a sweet couple, and as the reader, you want to see them admit their feelings to each other and gain their HEA.

Ms. Tinley really did an outstanding job of pulling you into the story with her wonderful writing and fabulous characters. You immediately feel the connection between Jane and Robert when they meet and you can’t help but fall in love with them both. I found myself picking up this book frequently throughout the day to read just one more page… Besides Jane and Robert, there were also wonderful secondary characters who added to the fabulous storyline. Overall a fabulous story from an equally fabulous author, I highly recommend both!

~ Rose


Three winners will each receive a signed copy of Rags to Riches Wife, plus a mystery book by another romance writer

(Open two GB/Ireland, one international)

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Catherine Tinley

Catherine Tinley is an award-winning author who writes witty, heartwarming, Regency love stories for Harlequin Mills & Boon. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings. After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, NHS management, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now works in Sure Start. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, and dog and can be reached at http://www.catherinetinley.com, as well as http://www.facebook.com/CatherineTinleyWriter and @CatherineTinley on twitter.

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