Book Review: Seeking Catherine by Josie Riviera



A delightful historical romance set in a brothel.


A one sitting read (54 pages) and very enjoyable. A historical romance set in a brothel in 1544 London. It’s a fast paced story that keeps you reading to find out what will happen next. I loved the banter between Catherine and Stefan.  Very well written and I liked the characters. A full story which I don’t often find in a short story. You feel the emotions from the misfortune and despair to forgiveness and hope with a HEA. My first time reading a book by Josie Riviera and will check out her other books.

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Historical Romance/short story/published: October 11, 2012


Bargained away to a brothel, she is beyond hope, beyond rescue…but not beyond the reach of the one man who can save her.

He’s hurt her in the past. Can she trust her heart to him again?

During an age of chivalry they were sweethearts, planning a future together in England.

Headstrong and proud, Catherine Sudfield remembers everything about Stefan Boswell. And she loved him in spite of his poverty and lack of nobility. The restless Gypsy rogue’s powerful good looks and promises of love were more than enough to satisfy her youthful dreams.

But then Stefan left without a word, and Catherine’s uncle bargained her off to a brothel.

Sometimes, bonds between a man and a woman, however young, are meant to last a lifetime. But will it take more than a dose of Gypsy magic to chase away the doubts between two guarded lovers?

SEEKING CATHERINE is a short novella (12,000 words)

The story is a sweet romance. (no sex), but with sensual content.


Author Josie Riviera writes Historical, Inspirational, and Sweet Romances. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their empty nest with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and an old house forever needing renovations.

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