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Ophelia Elliot has delayed marriage long enough. Now, for the sake of her future, she must choose between three impatient suitors. But she’s determined to use only the most rational of methods to make her decision. And when her dear friend, Sidney Mason, offers to help, how can the discerning debutante resist? Besides, spending time with him is no hardship—his dashing lookOphelia Elliot has delayed marriage long enough. Now, for the sake of her future, she must choose between three impatient suitors. But she’s determined to use only the most rational of methods to make her decision. And when her dear friend, Sidney Mason, offers to help, how can the discerning debutante resist? Besides, spending time with him is no hardship—his dashing looks and irresistible laughter have delighted her for years. Not that Sidney is a suitable prospect. As a member of Parliament, he’s already married to the state. No matter how chivalrous his attentions, falling in love with him would be most unreasonable . . .The fact is, Sidney finds Ophelia infuriatingly stubborn—and yet there is no other woman for him. Convincing her that she must marry for love—his love—will be a formidable challenge. So he concocts a clever strategy to expose her suitors’ true natures—and show the strong-willed beauty that when it comes to marriage, it is imperative that she follow her heart—straight into his strong and loving arms . . ....

Title : Charming Ophelia
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ISBN : 33827200
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Number of Pages : 113 Pages
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Charming Ophelia Reviews

  • Erin Kelly
    2019-04-26 04:48

    This novella was a short, sweet read that I enjoyed quite a lot. I love the friends-to-lovers trope and it is done quite well here. The Story-Ophelia needs to choose a husband from the 3 suitors that have been courting her. Her long-time friend, Sidney, has offered to help her find out more about these guys to inform her decision.My Thoughts-I liked Sidney quite a lot. He is a great hero that you totally root for. Ophelia seems a little slow to the party for my taste, but I guess if she realized everything any earlier, you wouldn't have much of a story. The prose is nice, and the book reads very quickly. I finished this in one sitting on a lovely Sunday morning with my coffee. I would have enjoyed seeing the culmination of their passion (sex), but was the only thing I felt was missing from this sweet, satisfying romance.The Bottom Line-If you enjoy historicals and/or friends-to-lovers, this is an easy no-brainer. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back for more from this author when I need a nice pick me up. 4 stars!

  • Connie Fischer
    2019-05-02 09:27

    1805Ophelia Gardiner is avoiding marriage because she cannot seem to choose which suitor suits her. Her large family is urging her to make a choice and are offering their opinions.One suitor is Sidney Mason, a neighbor. The man has grace, style, and is cheerful. But Ophelia insists that they could only ever be friends. While Sidney is a good choice, Ophelia feels he is so enmeshed in his Parliament duties that theirs would not be a good marriage. However, Sidney is quite skilled in his diplomacy which helps to improve cooperation between the political factions.Today is Ophelia’s birthday and all of her family and friends have given her gifts. Tonight, Sidney is taking all of them to a play. There, he begins to point out the things that might make his competition for Ophelia’s hand look bad. He does try to list the good things and bad things of each man for her to consider. Sidney seems to be the perfect choice but Ophelia wonders if their marriage would be boring. Whom will she choose?This is simply an OK story and I felt it lacked real substance to make it appeal to readers. Unfortunately, it did not appeal to me. I did like Sidney and found him to be a terrific choice and couldn’t figure out why Ophelia seemed so blasé about making a choice.Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • Janet
    2019-05-06 09:25

    3.5 starsOphelia Elliot has delayed marriage long enough. Now, for the sake of her future, she must choose between three impatient suitors otherwise her husband may be chosen for her. She’s determined to use only the most rational of methods to make her decision & when her dear friend, Sidney Mason, offers to help, his dashing looks and irresistible laughter have delighted her for years but Sidney is not a suitable prospect, as a member of Parliament, he’s already married to the state. Sidney finds Ophelia infuriatingly stubborn but he’s loved her for years. Convincing her that she must marry for love & his love will be a formidable challenge. A short quick clean read that I read in a sitting. The pace of the story is good & kept my interest. The characters are well drawn & have quite some depth for a novella. This is part of a series & whilst could well be read in isolation, as with all series I have to read from the start. Sidney’s ‘challenges’ are inventive & different. I look forward to more in the seriesMy honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read

  • Krystal
    2019-05-04 12:27

    This was a wonderful addition to The Muse's Salon series! One of the things that I enjoy most about this series, is that you do not have to have read any of the other books in order to enjoy the next. For a novella, these characters were well developed, and the story-line moved just fast enough to keep and hold the reader's interest. I enjoyed watching the romance between Sidney and Ophelia bloom, and I was definitely excited to find out that these two characters will appear in a later (hopefully full length) novel. I can't wait to read more about their love story and their adventures together! I believe this story will still appeal to a lot of romance fans and I will definitely continue on with The Muse's Salon series! DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

  • Debra Martin
    2019-05-14 05:29

    This was an OK story for me. Ophelia must choose a husband before the choice is taken away from her. Sidney Mason, her next door neighbor and friend, has loved Ophelia since he first laid eyes on her, but she has clearly kept him in the friend category. The story moves forward as Sidney tries to convince Ophelia that his love is pure.While the writing was well done and I did love Sidney's character, I didn't feel any sense of urgency or loss as Ophelia continues to waffle between her suitors. I thought her character naive and a little shallow that she couldn't figure out what Sidney's motives were for visiting the family so much. Perhaps if this book had been a full length novel, Ophelia's character could have been fully explored.I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • SH
    2019-05-12 09:43

    Ophelia Elliot is trying to decide who to marry and enlists the help of Sidney Mason, the one person who she does love, to help her make this decision. Sidney is also in love with Ophelia and has been waiting patiently for her to realise that she loves him in return. The dialogue was lovely but at times, I hoped for more romance. Ms Miles has done a wonderful job of bringing the two characters to life in this novella; however, I thought Sidney and Ophelia’s story was worth greater development. Both characters were delightful; Sidney was warm and patient with Ophelia, who was so oblivious to Sidney’s obvious flirting.I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  • Anna Swedenmom
    2019-05-09 04:52

    A enjoyable read. A slow sweet romance. Not a lot of meat so to say, but a romance that would be touching in heart and soul. The pace while slow is steady. I would for my own preference like to have a little more action, however, I enjoyed the story. I loved the characters and the depth of heart the story showed. A family that is understanding and compassionate as well as wise and funny. A heroine that is a little clueless about feelings but wise in life. A hero that is shy but steadfast. A captivating enjoyable sweet romance! A good read! I was given this book in return for a honest review. Anna

  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    2019-05-01 05:39

    3.5 Stars'Charming Ophelia' by Rachael Miles is book 3.5 in the "The Muses' Salon" series. This is the story of Ophelia Elliot and Sidney Mason and is about 115 pages long.This was a nice Friends to lovers/romance story. Sidney has always had feelings it seems more on the Romantic side for Ophelia then on the friendship side. Ophelia has settled on three gentleman of who might would make a good husband. Sidney has been playing the friendship card but now he is serious about showing her another side of him. Sidney goes through with showing flaws with the gentlemen that she has chosen.

  • Jill
    2019-05-22 04:41

    I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. In order for it to be her choice of husbands, Ophelia needs to marry before the Duke takes control. Simon, who is in love with Ophelia tries to convince her he is the best choice over her three candidates. Things work out for them in the end. It is a nicely written book and is appropriate for any age group.

  • Susan Clark
    2019-04-30 05:32

    Delightful! Sidney is one of my favorite characters anywhere, totally in love with Ophelia, who must choose a suitor before her father picks for her. Sidney devises clever ways of helping her eliminate some of her suitors. Oh, what fun!

  • Susan Thomas
    2019-05-27 06:50

    A short but lovely novella. That kept my attention, it was very sweet and I enjoyed the friends to lovers element very muchI received an ARC copy of this book from netgalley.

  • Amy Alvis
    2019-05-24 05:52

    I really enjoyed this quick read and fell in love with Sidney a bit myself!!This is a great little addition to the Muses' Salon series!

  • Pamela
    2019-05-02 10:35

    This is really more of a novella I suppose. I have enjoyed this author before, Colin's story is my favorite. And this was entertaining, but really fairly passionless. It really feels like something is missing from the couple's relationship. And I couldn't quite place the story in time with the other stories in the series, so felt a little lost in time and place. It appears more of the story is to come, so hopefully it will more fully develop, so will watch for it. I've always enjoyed this author.

  • Barbara Rogers
    2019-04-27 10:50

    Series: The Muses’ Salon 3.5 Publication Date: May 30, 2017I have loved this writer and this series since the beginning – and I liked this novella as well. This was a very slow, very sweet, very deliberate story. It just didn’t feel like it was enough. I wanted more. Hopefully we’ll see more of these two in later stories.Sidney Mason is a hard working, much appreciated member of parliament and he’s in love with Ophelia Elliott. He’s been in love with her for a very long time and has been very patient while waiting for her to discover she loves him too. Ophelia thinks Sidney just feels sorry for her and is determined to marry someone else – until he shows her the true character of the others – and what she’d be missing with him.I think you’ll enjoy the story, just know that it will leave you wanting more!"I requested and received this book at no cost to me and volunteered to read it; my review is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher."

  • Synergy
    2019-05-03 07:46

    I enjoyed this read for what it was, but it wasn’t quite enough. It started slowly and ended abruptly. I'll explain.Usually when a book has a bit of a slow start it means the author is meticulously setting the scene. Almost always, the story picks up but the details remain, making for a longer story, but one that is solid and fulfilling. This read is different in that at the 90% mark the story was finally moving in the direction I wanted and then it was over. The characters got a HEA, but I didn't get a satisfying courtship, a few scenes of them discovering how they fit perfect intimately, or witnessing the Duke's reaction that he's been thwarted. I was lured in and then cheated of all the yumminess that makes a great romance.On the other hand, if you're looking for a novella type read, two characters who you know are perfect together and like your romances sans sex, this will likely fit the bill.I received an ARC of this book, via Net Galley, in exchange for a fair and honest review.