Passion and Propriety by Elina I. Troshin-Morozov ~ Book Review

September 19, 2022


About the Book 

Book: Passion and Propriety
Author: Elina I. Troshin-Morozov
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: November 28, 2020

Thrown into an entirely unfamiliar world of class and race, caught in the tyrannical grip of suffocating English propriety, and set apart by wholly nonconformist passions of heart, the now orphaned Emilie Forthyn must fend for herself in the midst of cruel intentions, cold relations, and calculated enmity. She must stand alone upon heart-deep convictions about what it means to be human amidst slave-trading noblemen and repressive noblewomen. When an unexpected friend makes an entrance, he seems like the perfect ally with whom to fight these battles; resurrecting the pleasantest memories of days’ past and awakening the sweetest longings of heart, however, he quickly becomes much more. When another determines to win her hand, Emilie must choose the life she wants. Will love truly lead her? Will a mysterious secret destroy her? Will unexpected betrayal demolish all hope for a happy ending? And will her new life amongst the nobles of England—and amongst its servants and slaves—lead to her happily ever after? New friends in unexpected places, victories grander than time itself, and love refined by fire characterize the story of Emilie Forthyn, a heroine in her own right. Read on to discover the power of a heart of Passion and Propriety.

My Thoughts 

Oh I absolutely loved this story by debut author Elina I. Troshin-Morozov. I am so glad she contacted me to review this book. This author has done such a great job with this book. I absolutely love everything about it.

In this story we meet Emilie she has sadly been orphaned and is only left with brothers. Being that she is the only female she must leave her home and head to London to become known in society. Unfortunately she goes to live with family who don't believe in the same things and do not hold the same values as she has been taught.  Thank goodness for Lady June, without her poor Emilie would have been lost. I absolutely loved Lady June and I am so thankful that she was there to encourage Emilie. She could see that Emilie had the potential to make a real difference in the world. 

This book is in the 1800's, the time where slavery was sadly very prevalent a norm for some. But there were some that saw it in a different light. They believed that slavery should not be so prevalent but rather everyone should be treated equally. Emilie shared these beliefs and to her aunt that was abysmal. Her aunt wanted her to be a lady of society and marry according to her social standard. There is definitely a somewhat love triangle but we all knew who the better candidate was throughout the story despite there being some shall we say difficulties along the way. Phineas is definitely swoon-worthy!! Goodness, I was giddy at times with him and his love for Emilie and then there was also heartache. 

There was so much emotion going into the story and the characters were so relatable and real. You felt the passion that Emilie had for her beliefs and you wanted to stand and cheer her on as you are reading. I definitely got teary and sighed at just the right times. I cannot wait for the next book in this series and perhaps see some of these characters once again. This is one author to definitely be on the lookout for!

My Rating: 5 Stars/Absolutely LOVED it!

I received a copy of this book from the author. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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