BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW – The Makings of a Lady by Catherine Tinley

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The Makings of a Lady

Be calm, she thought.
Be gracious. Be twenty-two.

Lady Olivia Fanton is eager to prove she’s no longer a child. However, just as she thinks she’s found a suitable match in the suave Mr Manning, charismatic Captain Jem Ford walks back into her life, bringing with him all the embarrassment of her infatuation four years before! She’s determined to appear mature, distant, friendly. But does she dare hope he’ll notice her as the lady she’s become?

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Katie’s 4 Star Review

The Makings of a Lady
By Catherine Tinley
4 stars
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

The Makings of a Lady was a beautifully written historical romance story and one that I really enjoyed. This is the first book that I have read by this author and I was really taken with how well written the story was, the descriptive language mean that I was easily able to imagine what I was reading. From the setting down the clothes the characters worn I felt like Oi was right there almost watching what I was reading. 
Lady Olivia had always wanted Jem – I could feel how disappointed she was when he decided to move away as she honestly thought that he was the one. The characters were well developed and as I would expect for the time period in which the story takes place. The romance/steam level wasn’t particularly off the charts but it suited the story in my opinion. 
I will be honest and say the story was a little predictable however I still wanted to carry on reading just to be sure I got the ending I wanted for the characters. 
This was definitely a sweet historical romance story and I know lovers of this genre will enjoy this story. I would definitely like to read more from this author in the future. 

Author Bio

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Catherine Tinley writes 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, cat, and dog and can be reached at, as well as  and @CatherineTinley on twitter.

Social Media Links – @CatherineTinley

Don’t forget to take a look at Catherine Tinley’s Social media accounts.   She is running a giveaway to win a copy of the book, along with two other (surprise) romance novels by other writers.

2 x UK/Ireland Winners and 1 x International Winner.

For all the details look out for Catherine Tinley on Facebook and Twitter.

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