Book Review: A Relative Matter by Karen Cogan

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Book Review: A Relative Matter by Karen Cogan

by Joanne Troppello


A Relative Matter is a regency romance that is 312 pages long. I liked the premise of this book right away. I am a fan of regency romance and I like mysteries. This book has a combination of both.


The book was mostly well-written, with only a few mistakes and some POV shifts. I am still amazed that I need to say that and check for that when I review books. However, these days, I have read many books filled with punctuation and grammatical errors. Refreshingly, I can report that this book was not one of those poorly written ones.


The dialogue was engaging and depicted the time period well. I loved the descriptions of the scenes and clothing etc. It made me feel as if I was right there with the characters.


I liked the heroine, Anne Tyler right away. Her story drew me in, and I wanted to keep reading. She was an interesting character.

The love story between Anne and Lord Westerfield seemed very believable. It wasn't always all rosy. They had a quarrel in the beginning of the story like any real couple would have had.


As their relationship developed, their gentle bantering back and forth was cute like any new couple in love.


I highly recommend this book; especially if you enjoy reading Regency romance novels. I would read other books by this author.


About the Book


In this sweet Regency romance, life in India is idyllic for Anne Tyler and her younger brother, Jeremy until the deaths of their parents shatter their world. They are sent to England to live with a grandfather that neither remembers. However, as the years pass, the kindly man proves a balm for their wounded hearts. His death, when it comes, is a cruel blow.

Though his will leaves the estate to Jeremy, the boy is not yet of age. His grandfather’s nephew, a man with a mysterious past, is named guardian of the property and soon arrives to take up his duty. Unfortunately, the man has a son who is both evil and cunning. Since he stands to inherit the estate should Jeremy die, he will stop at nothing to get his hands on the property.

Murder and threats of murder soon haunt their every move. Standing between them and disaster is the handsome Lord Westerfield, a man who promises to defend Anne and Jeremy, even at risk to his own life.


About the Author


Karen Cogan grew up near the Texas Gulf Coast. She attended Texas A&M University and the University of Houston to obtain a B.S. degree in education. She has written numerous articles and stories, books for children, and novels for adults. She particularly enjoys writing romantic suspense and contemporary and historical romance. She has over thirty books in both print and e-book format and she has several more in the works. When she is not writing, Karen enjoys her grandchildren, horseback riding, reading, and gardening. She is retired from public school teaching and uses the experience of working with children to plan and write her children's books. She now lives in the Southwest with her family and assorted pets. For more information about Karen and her books, go to her Amazon Author Page.

About the Reviewer


Joanne Troppello is a published author of 3 inspirational fiction novels and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Mustard Seed Sentinel. She has experience as a freelance writer in topics such as marketing, retail marketing, health and wellness, SEO and social media, travel and lifestyle, website content, recommendations for apps, and content for blogs. Visit her Amazon Author Page for more information regarding her books. Connect on Twitter. Read more about Mustard Seed Sentinel here.


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