A New Life (West Meets East) (Volume 1) - Merry Farmer

Title: A New Life

Series: West Meets East #1

Author: Merry Farmer

Publisher: Self-Published

Published Date: July 14, 2017

Format: E-book

Page Count: 92 pages

Source: Own copy

Date Read: May 25-26, 2020




Millie Horner is a Old West saloon girl who gets the chance to move to England (Cornwall) and get a job as a junior maid for the estate known as Starcross Castle. There she meets Own Llewellyn, a footman with dreams of becoming a foreman on a mining crew. They fall in lustful love pretty damn quickly, but the book was only 92 pages long. There are some obstacles, namely the Lord of the castle's nephew (and heir) and the senior maid Jane. The baddies are stereotypical in their actions and words; there is no depth there. The "love" between Owen and Millie is pretty superficial, but the way the head butler and head maid help the lovebirds make their way. I will say Owen was a fine, if bland hero; Millie cried at the drop of a hat and needed to grow a damn spine - she was a constant damsel in distress looking for someone else to solve her problems. 


I was not convinced that this series is for me and I am not interested in the spin-off/ interconnected series that come from this first book.