Review & Giveaway! The Maid’s Quarters by Holly Bush

Posted July 23, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review & Giveaway! The Maid’s Quarters by Holly BushThe Maid's Quarters by Holly Bush
Series: Crawford Family #2
Published by Self Published on July 8, 2015
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 78
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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1893 . . . Alice Porterman is released from her duties as a maid and travels home to help her mother care for her sickly brother. But her mother and brother are not in their family home when Alice arrives and she learns the landlord, Albert Donahue, has evicted them into the harsh Boston winter. Alice goes in search of him and is surprised at what she finds.

Albert Donahue, an up-and-coming member of Boston’s elite, made his fortune through hard work and shrewd business deals. But his dreams of a family to share it with have not come true, perhaps until an impertinent young woman enters his home and won’t leave until she speaks to him.


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I knew Alice Porterman had heart when she risked her life during the influenza outbreak at Jolene’s Texas ranch and helped tend to those afflicted. Now she’s come back home to Boston to help her mother and sickly young brother. When she arrives, she discovers they’ve been unfairly evicted from their house. Alice decides she’s going to take on Albert Donahue, the new landlord.


In this short novella, there’s a mystery with action, romance and heartbreak. Alice is a formidable heroine in an understated way in keeping with the era. She puts herself at risk and Albert was cagier and more interesting than I first thought. While their romance heats up pretty quickly, it still was lovely to see develop. And, it’s nice to see the bad guys get their comeuppance for a change.


I enjoyed this quick interlude in the series and am looking forward to the next book in the series.



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About Holly Bush

Holly Bush was born in western Pennsylvania to two avid readers. There was not a room in her home that did not hold a full bookcase. She worked in the hospitality industry, owning a restaurant for twenty years and recently worked as the sales and marketing director in the hospitality/tourism industry and is credited with building traffic to capacity for a local farm tour, bringing guests from twenty-two states, booked two years out. Holly has been a marketing consultant to start-up businesses and has done public speaking on the subject.

Holly has been writing all of her life and is a voracious reader of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction, particularly political and historical works. She has written four romance novels, all set in the U.S. West in the mid 1800’s. She frequently attends writing conferences, and has always been a member of a writer’s group. She is always a member of Romance Writers of America.

Holly is a gardener, a news junkie, and was the vice-president of her local library board for years. She loves to spend time near the ocean and is the proud mother of two daughters and the wife of a man more than a few years her junior.

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5 responses to “Review & Giveaway! The Maid’s Quarters by Holly Bush

    • Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

      I rarely say this…you can read this without reading the first two books in the series. Alice doesn’t play a big role in either.