"I've missed ye, Bella." His voice was almost too quiet for me to hear over the rain, and the pain in it pierced me, making me shiver again.
The Wolf of Heathclove Manor
When wolves threaten her home, Lady Josephine rides through Lord Fennyson’s woods, a man as wild as the wolves.
Archie's Second Chance
One awful mistake separated Della and Archie. Can they return to love or be doomed to always wonder, what if?
The Connecting Door
Norman has spent years devoted to his reputation at the expense of his marriage. Can he change his course before it’s too late?
Pride and Pedigree
When Alastair Rutherford III’s prized dam fraternizes with a mongrel, he meets Nora. Perhaps pedigree is not as important as love.
Clementine and Mr. Baskerville are stranded in the moors, finding love amidst a most unexpected circumstance.
Connall is tasked with protecting Anabelle’s cattle, but it’s her heart she’s most worried about.
Yours Sincerely, Rose
Rose is determined to marry her friend, Colin. He is resolved to see her marry someone who can give her the life he can’t.
Her Midnight Ride
Ella hides in her own home from a prince who wants to marry her.
A Midsummer Day's Scheme
While visiting Sir Bramwell's estate, Hattie hatches a plan to get everything she wants and more.
Maria's Perfect Gentleman
The last thing Maria expects is to be rescued by a charming dog—and an even more charming gentleman.
Waiting for Willard
Charlene begs Willard for help selecting a spouse, only to learn the man beside her is her ideal match.
Thoughts & Feelings
When I first heard about the Horses, Hounds, and Happily Ever After anthologies I had some mixed feelings. First, I was super excited. Twenty historical novellas all combined into one giant collection?! Count me in! Then the doubt started to creep in. I hadn't heard of or read anything by about half of the authors...what if I didn't like them? Could all twenty stories really be that good?
I'm so glad I pushed my doubts aside and purchased this collection! The stories really are that great. I definitely have my favorites but I can honestly and happily report that I enjoyed reading every single one of the stories in the first volume of this collection.
Now, if you've been here for a while you know that I kind of struggle with novellas and anthologies because of the length. Sometimes you need a shorter story that you can dive into and not resurface until you're done, without neglecting everything else in your life. But after two novellas, back to back, I'm ready for a full length novel. So, the first volume did take me about five months to get through. But it wasn't because I was uninterested or didn't like it. I just rotated between full length novels and these anthologies. Since this was my plan from the beginning I reviewed each individual story, in its own post, as I read. That was I was able to provide honest and detailed reviews and I wouldn't forget anything. If you are interested in reading these reviews I have linked them all in the Book Information section of this post.
Sadly, the Horses, Hounds and Happily Ever After collection is not currently available for purchase. HOWEVER, quiet a few of these have also been published as part of the Saddles and Scoundrels anthology and are still available for purchase on Amazon. Those links are included in the post for each individual story.
I tried to make these posts/reviews as easy to navigate as possible so if you have any questions feel free to comment or email me and I will clarify.
The individual novella reviews have all of the language, steam level, and content/trigger warnings listed. This entire collection is clean and only has kissing scenes.
I have reviewed each of these novellas individually. If you'd like more information about a specific story I have linked each of the blog posts here.
The Wolf of Heathclove Manor by Clarissa Kae
Archie's Second Chance by Jo Perry
The Connecting Door by Josi S. Kilpack
Pride and Pedigree by Jennifer Moore
Wuthering Hounds by Nancy Campbell Allen
Connall's Return by Martha Keyes
Yours Sincerely, Rose by Jess Heileman
Her Midnight Ride by Jen Geigle Johnson
A Midsummer Day's Scheme by Rebecca Connolly
Maria's Perfect Gentleman by Penny Fairbanks
Waiting for Willard by Chalon Linton
The Horses, Hounds, & Happily Ever After collections are currently not available for purchase.