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Georgina Ballard has been disappointed in love more than a few times, a fact that she is uncomfortably aware of amid her sister’s wedding preparations. When her elderly aunt Rowena bids Gigi to accompany her on an art tour across Europe, Gigi hesitates but eventually resigns herself to the train journey alongside a group of aged art connoisseurs, if only to mollify her aun Georgina Ballard has been disappointed in love more than a few times, a fact that she is uncomfortably aware of amid her sister’s wedding preparations. When her elderly aunt Rowena bids Gigi to accompany her on an art tour across Europe, Gigi hesitates but eventually resigns herself to the train journey alongside a group of aged art connoisseurs, if only to mollify her aunt. Once aboard the Orient Express, Gigi is pleased to discover that not everyone on the tour is in their twilight years: Clyde Haskins, an energetic young art professor from the University of London, will serve as the group’s tour guide. Clyde is equally intrigued that a young lady has joined the tour, and Aunt Rowena and her friends immediately set out to play matchmaker. Clyde and Gigi both find humor in Aunt Rowena’s antics despite knowing that each is determined to keep their heart carefully guarded. Yet, the enchantment of their European exploration weaves an undeniable spell between them. When their journey ends, can their holiday love story endure the obstacles of real life?


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Georgina Ballard has been disappointed in love more than a few times, a fact that she is uncomfortably aware of amid her sister’s wedding preparations. When her elderly aunt Rowena bids Gigi to accompany her on an art tour across Europe, Gigi hesitates but eventually resigns herself to the train journey alongside a group of aged art connoisseurs, if only to mollify her aun Georgina Ballard has been disappointed in love more than a few times, a fact that she is uncomfortably aware of amid her sister’s wedding preparations. When her elderly aunt Rowena bids Gigi to accompany her on an art tour across Europe, Gigi hesitates but eventually resigns herself to the train journey alongside a group of aged art connoisseurs, if only to mollify her aunt. Once aboard the Orient Express, Gigi is pleased to discover that not everyone on the tour is in their twilight years: Clyde Haskins, an energetic young art professor from the University of London, will serve as the group’s tour guide. Clyde is equally intrigued that a young lady has joined the tour, and Aunt Rowena and her friends immediately set out to play matchmaker. Clyde and Gigi both find humor in Aunt Rowena’s antics despite knowing that each is determined to keep their heart carefully guarded. Yet, the enchantment of their European exploration weaves an undeniable spell between them. When their journey ends, can their holiday love story endure the obstacles of real life?

30 review for Until Vienna

  1. 5 out of 5

    Leann Arave

    Wow!!! I could not put this book down. So wonderful...the story takes hold right away and carries you on a great adventure. Traveling throughout Europe is exciting, but the intrigue of the Orient Express is inspiring. The characters are written so well, you feel as if you know them personally. You could be traveling along side them. Fun, witty, intelligent and entertaining are words to describe them. Aunt Rowena, Lillian and Blanche are nosey and endearing. Gigi and Clyde are destined to be toge Wow!!! I could not put this book down. So wonderful...the story takes hold right away and carries you on a great adventure. Traveling throughout Europe is exciting, but the intrigue of the Orient Express is inspiring. The characters are written so well, you feel as if you know them personally. You could be traveling along side them. Fun, witty, intelligent and entertaining are words to describe them. Aunt Rowena, Lillian and Blanche are nosey and endearing. Gigi and Clyde are destined to be together. The story is simple, yet complicated. One of my new favorite books. This series is amazing. So excited for the next excursion on the Orient Express!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. I love the humor Gigi and Clyde share throughout the book. Aunt Rowena is hilarious as are her companions and friends Blanche and Irene. The Orient Express and the destinations are romantic and exciting. I don't want to spoil the book for anyone so I won't go into detail. I would HIGHLY recommend this book. It is pure clean romance and fun. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. I love the humor Gigi and Clyde share throughout the book. Aunt Rowena is hilarious as are her companions and friends Blanche and Irene. The Orient Express and the destinations are romantic and exciting. I don't want to spoil the book for anyone so I won't go into detail. I would HIGHLY recommend this book. It is pure clean romance and fun.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    Until Vienna by Heather B. Moore is an excellent historical fiction and historical romance that is the third book in the amazing series: Romance on the Orient Express. I have to say, I have read all three books now in this four-novel series, and I have loved every one of them. I love that each book is by a different author, yet have the over-arching theme of finding love, self-appreciation, a path forward for their own lives, a second chance a happiness, all while traveling upon the same magical Until Vienna by Heather B. Moore is an excellent historical fiction and historical romance that is the third book in the amazing series: Romance on the Orient Express. I have to say, I have read all three books now in this four-novel series, and I have loved every one of them. I love that each book is by a different author, yet have the over-arching theme of finding love, self-appreciation, a path forward for their own lives, a second chance a happiness, all while traveling upon the same magical and gorgeous train (and meeting the mysterious Nicholas). Each author brings their slightly unique taste and writing style to their own respective books, but yet it all blends together wonderfully. I loved Ms. Moore's narrative just as much as the two previous. Here we find 24 year old Gigi (Georgina) Ballard traveling with her aunt and her two elderly female friends as an escort on a month-long art and travel expedition across the beautiful and romantic landscapes of Europe. On the brink of being written off as a spinster, the elderly women are hoping to find a life partner and husband for Gigi, possibly with the young, intelligent, and handsome professor that is leading the art group, Professor Clyde Haskins. I loved so many things about this book. I love the main characters. I really liked Gigi and Professor Haskins separately as well as together. Both had excellent chemistry and seemed to bring the best out of one another when together. I liked how both had their own respective flaws, yet were working to better themselves and over come past obstacles. I also felt that by presenting both characters as having past relationship hardships and hiccups, that it made both more realistic and endearing. Both characters are honest, kind-hearted, and loyal. It was all perfectly created and it really added to the complexity of their profiles as well as the story. I really liked the addition of Aunt Rowena, Lillian, Gigi’s mother, Irene, and Blanche. All were wonderful, sweet, funny, and sassy characters in their own ways. I enjoyed the light-hearted aspects they added as well as some of the obstacles that were placed upon our two main characters through no fault of their own. I also really liked the descriptions of the fashions, drawings, locations, landscapes, and the beautiful art/food, and life that they all experienced during the tour. I thought the storyline and pacing were excellent, the perfect balance of narrative, romance (ah the wonderfully depicted romance!!!!!), laughter, love, and hurdles/misunderstandings sprinkled throughout made the conclusion so much sweeter. I also really, really liked the ending. Perfect! I can't wait for the fourth book in this series. A must read! 5/5 stars Thank you NG and Covenant Communications for this arc and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion. I am posting this review to my GR, Instagram, and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to my Amazon, Instagram, and B&N accounts upon publication on 4/1/21.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Emily Flynn

    With this multi-author series, I find myself falling in love with the Orient Express a little more in each book. The descriptions make me wish I was on this multi-country tour of Europe. Until Vienna holds some fun references to previous stories and we see Nicholas (who appears in the two previous books as well) a little more prominently. Heather B. Moore had me traveling along with Gigi and experiencing her heartache, her embarrassment, her love, and her supports. I loved her walk in Vienna and With this multi-author series, I find myself falling in love with the Orient Express a little more in each book. The descriptions make me wish I was on this multi-country tour of Europe. Until Vienna holds some fun references to previous stories and we see Nicholas (who appears in the two previous books as well) a little more prominently. Heather B. Moore had me traveling along with Gigi and experiencing her heartache, her embarrassment, her love, and her supports. I loved her walk in Vienna and her journey as she discovered that she really was an artist. Between the Paris Exhibition and the other areas visited in this series, Art may be the star.. In addition to Gigi, I loved her aunt and her aunt's two friends. What a jolly group of traveling companions. I wasn't completely fond of her sister and mother in the beginning, but I felt like we might have just had a bit of a misunderstanding because all was well in the end. I loved the luxurious descriptions and the fascinating places I have yet to see This story was perfect in its tone and characters. There was growth and self-discovery that happens in the best of books. I received an early copy through NetGalley and this is my honest review, honestly, I am looking forward to purchasing this one when it comes out.

  5. 4 out of 5

    J.R. Butler

    I fell madly in love with this historical romance novel from the very beginning! The story follows Gigi Ballard, a young seamstress at the turn of the century, who embarks on the trip of a lifetime visiting a series of European art museums onboard the luxurious Orient Express. (Right there the plot had me in its grips!) Gigi is intent on remaining a single woman and devoting herself to her seamstress work. Gigi doesn't anticipate the playful meddling of her elderly aunt who sees her role on the I fell madly in love with this historical romance novel from the very beginning! The story follows Gigi Ballard, a young seamstress at the turn of the century, who embarks on the trip of a lifetime visiting a series of European art museums onboard the luxurious Orient Express. (Right there the plot had me in its grips!) Gigi is intent on remaining a single woman and devoting herself to her seamstress work. Gigi doesn't anticipate the playful meddling of her elderly aunt who sees her role on the trip as a matchmaker for Gigi and Clyde, a young, handsome art professor who, as tour guide for the group, is a single man but has been recently heartbroken and is now closed off to giving love a second chance. If Gigi's matchmaking aunt has her way, Gigi and Clyde's budding attraction will become a romance! This was a gripping love story that I didn't want to end! A beautifully written story capturing my heart and my imagination. For those who love a smart romance novel and historical fiction, this book is a true delight!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Patti Wolff

    Penned by the talented Heather B. Moore, "Until Vienna" is the third novella in The Orient Express series. As in the previous two, this lovely contribution takes place during the 1900 Paris Exhibition (World's Fair). Gigi Ballard (AKA Rowena Georgina Ballard II) agrees to serve as her Aunt Rowena's companion upon The Orient Express for a European art tour. They are joined by two of Aunt Rowena's friends, Blanche and Irene. The three older ladies are a lot of fun, as Rowena is determined that her Penned by the talented Heather B. Moore, "Until Vienna" is the third novella in The Orient Express series. As in the previous two, this lovely contribution takes place during the 1900 Paris Exhibition (World's Fair). Gigi Ballard (AKA Rowena Georgina Ballard II) agrees to serve as her Aunt Rowena's companion upon The Orient Express for a European art tour. They are joined by two of Aunt Rowena's friends, Blanche and Irene. The three older ladies are a lot of fun, as Rowena is determined that her niece and tour guide Professor Clyde Haskins are perfect for each other. The enigmatic Nicholas with his indeterminate accent and foreshadowing pipe "smoke" makes a mysterious appearance. Characters are well-drawn, and I quite enjoy Moore's writing style. This engaging book is lighthearted and sweet. I look forward to the final book in this wonderful series. Thanks to NetGalley and Covenant Communications for an ARC of this charming novella.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Shauna Jones

    Two broken hearts, sworn off love, thrown together on a tour Gigi has sworn off romance and love after numerous disappointments and has begun to find fulfillment designing and sewing dresses, much to her mother’s dismay. Now her aunt, Rowena, has asked her to accompany her on a tour aboard the Orient Express. The chance to see the sights and art of some of Europe’s great cities can’t be refused. The first day, Gigi is introduced to Professor Haskins, the guide for the tour and a handsome, single Two broken hearts, sworn off love, thrown together on a tour Gigi has sworn off romance and love after numerous disappointments and has begun to find fulfillment designing and sewing dresses, much to her mother’s dismay. Now her aunt, Rowena, has asked her to accompany her on a tour aboard the Orient Express. The chance to see the sights and art of some of Europe’s great cities can’t be refused. The first day, Gigi is introduced to Professor Haskins, the guide for the tour and a handsome, single man of Gigi’s age. However, Professor Haskins has had his own disappointments with a broken engagement in his past and is now a confirmed bachelor. As the tour progresses, Gigi and Clyde (Haskins) are thrown together as the small group travels. Both begin to wonder if perhaps their disappointments could be put in the past. A revelation of past uninvited interventions, current matchmaking, and an unexpected ending to the tour leave both Gigi and Clyde unsure of the future and what it could hold. An excellent book. I highly recommend it. I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Laramee

    This was such a delightful story! I loved the humor that was throughout the story! I read it in one sitting, I couldn't put it down! I have enjoyed this series. If you haven't read them yet, you need to! I received an ARC from the author and all opinions are my own. This was such a delightful story! I loved the humor that was throughout the story! I read it in one sitting, I couldn't put it down! I have enjoyed this series. If you haven't read them yet, you need to! I received an ARC from the author and all opinions are my own.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Gail

    Until Vienna: Romance on the Orient Express by Heather B. as reviewed by Gail M. Murray In 1900, seamstress/designer, Georgina Ballard, accompanies her elderly aunt on a private ‘twilight art tour’ aboard The Orient Express, organized by Professor Clyde Haskins. The month long tour begins at the Paris Exposition touring art galleries in Paris, Munich, Vienna and culminates in Constantinople - an array of romantic settings. It’s all a splendid matchmaking scheme orchestrated by Aunt Rowena. Once Until Vienna: Romance on the Orient Express by Heather B. as reviewed by Gail M. Murray In 1900, seamstress/designer, Georgina Ballard, accompanies her elderly aunt on a private ‘twilight art tour’ aboard The Orient Express, organized by Professor Clyde Haskins. The month long tour begins at the Paris Exposition touring art galleries in Paris, Munich, Vienna and culminates in Constantinople - an array of romantic settings. It’s all a splendid matchmaking scheme orchestrated by Aunt Rowena. Once discovered the two ‘young people ‘play along. After the initial description of the sumptuous luxury of this celebrated train, the focus shifts to the developing relationship between Georgina and the professor. Both wary having been stung in previous relationships, will they open to possibility? I believe Moore misses the opportunity to explore sensuality and passion by glossing over the visit to The Belvedere in Vienna. How would Georgina have reacted to Klimt’s Kiss and Makart’s erotic Senses? Instead she opts for a charming stroll and more conversations a deux as the professor shows Georgina his Vienna – a charming toy shop with miniature toy trains and tea service and a sojourn in an exquisite chocolatier shop, sampling luscious chocolate truffles with pink lace frosting. When Aunt Rowena is suddenly taken gravely ill, they must leave the tour and return home. The surprising kiss as the professor pulls her into the empty train carriage for a clandestine kiss is ripe with passion and promise. Is this goodbye or a beginning? Moore’s writing is fluid, charming and filled with humorous characters a tender heroine and exotic locales. Recommended for romantics.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Caleen Pickett

    Great third book in the series! This book can be read as a stand alone, but if possible I would recommend reading the other books first. There are sub-characters who appear in each book that connect the series; so if you read them in order, you see them more clearly. I laughed out loud at some parts of this book. I particularly loved Aunt Rowena’s list....especially #4. It’s the best! The character development and relationships were well crafted. And it showed the importance of not jumping to conc Great third book in the series! This book can be read as a stand alone, but if possible I would recommend reading the other books first. There are sub-characters who appear in each book that connect the series; so if you read them in order, you see them more clearly. I laughed out loud at some parts of this book. I particularly loved Aunt Rowena’s list....especially #4. It’s the best! The character development and relationships were well crafted. And it showed the importance of not jumping to conclusions - you might miss out on a lot if you don’t listen/read multiple letters sent to you! Can’t wait for the next book! I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Nari

    From the very first page I could not put the book down. Gigi has had a hard time as far as romance goes and she is headed towards spinsterhood. Her Aunt Rowena demands that she accompanies her on this month long trip on the Orient Express. Aunt Rowena’s friends are comical. Clyde is a gentleman from the beginning and you can’t help liking him. The story flows perfectly as they travel from city to city. I laughed out loud a few times while reading this book. I highly recommend it.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Marilee

    This was a short, quick read that had me smiling from first page to last! I loved Rowena and her friends - they were such vivid characters and their matchmaking scheme was brilliantly fun. I enjoyed the cute love story between Gigi and Clyde and learning more about the Orient Express that they travelled on. I would have loved to hear more details about the cities and placed they visited, especially Vienna, but definitely enjoyed the things that were included. 4.5 stars for this wonderful addition This was a short, quick read that had me smiling from first page to last! I loved Rowena and her friends - they were such vivid characters and their matchmaking scheme was brilliantly fun. I enjoyed the cute love story between Gigi and Clyde and learning more about the Orient Express that they travelled on. I would have loved to hear more details about the cities and placed they visited, especially Vienna, but definitely enjoyed the things that were included. 4.5 stars for this wonderful addition to the Romance on the Orient Express series. I received a complimentary copy of this book but a positive review was not required.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Adrienne

    I really liked the setting; the glimpses of the Orient Express made me want to go book a spot in a sleeper car and the stops on the art tour had me longing to go on a tour of my own. I also enjoyed seeing Gigi and Clyde fall for one another. I didn't love the main conflict in their romance; I won't give away what it is in order to avoid spoilers, but my personal preferences have always made this type of conflict one that I just don't care for. However, I did like how Clyde finally got to the poi I really liked the setting; the glimpses of the Orient Express made me want to go book a spot in a sleeper car and the stops on the art tour had me longing to go on a tour of my own. I also enjoyed seeing Gigi and Clyde fall for one another. I didn't love the main conflict in their romance; I won't give away what it is in order to avoid spoilers, but my personal preferences have always made this type of conflict one that I just don't care for. However, I did like how Clyde finally got to the point of reconciliation and the conclusion of the book. This is a good choice for those looking for a sweet historical romance. 3.5 stars. I read an ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Karen Thornell

    This book was just so sweet! It was an easy, quick read that I’m sure I’ll pick up again! The plot kept me interested, and the connection between the main characters was great. I loved learning a bit of history and loved the idea of the tour. I also really enjoyed the relationship that developed between Gigi and her aunt. That ending gave me all the warm feels and the epilogue was adorable. Would recommend!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    *sigh* You know those books that just leave you deliriously happy and feeling as though you had just consumed a most delicious meal? This book is just such a book. I adored Gigi from the very beginning. I always love a more timid character, who isn’t sure where she fits or her place in the world. It gives a lot of opportunity for growth and there definitely is that in this book. Clyde Haskins was so great! I loved his genuine manner, the way he helped Gigi see her worth as a person, and his obvi *sigh* You know those books that just leave you deliriously happy and feeling as though you had just consumed a most delicious meal? This book is just such a book. I adored Gigi from the very beginning. I always love a more timid character, who isn’t sure where she fits or her place in the world. It gives a lot of opportunity for growth and there definitely is that in this book. Clyde Haskins was so great! I loved his genuine manner, the way he helped Gigi see her worth as a person, and his obvious love for his tour and guests. And the way their relationship progressed was so sweet and beautiful. The little twist toward the end caught me off guard and I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out how things would work out! But I needn’t have worried. Heather brought everything together marvelously. Aunt Rowena is a riot! I loved loved how Gigi and Rowena grew closer and developed a strong bond with one another. That relationship dynamic was so well developed that even if we hadn’t had the romance (which I adore!), it still would have made a good story. And Rowena’s little group of friends! I just love them all. Their scheming to set up Gigi and Clyde is the best. Even though I typically get irritated when people interfere with other’s lives, somehow it was endearing coming from this group of eccentric ladies. Particularly the scene toward the end in the back garden! I was giggling like a school girl. So much sweetness! I find now I desperately want to take a European art tour and eat Austrian chocolate. Content: cancer, sickness; meddling old aunt; drama surrounding romantic relationship; romance elements very clean (and swoony!). Quotes I liked that could potentially contain spoilers: Twenty minutes ago, Gigi’s life had been predictable and plain, just how she liked it. Now she’d be living in close quarters with her aunt and her aunt’s whist club on a train. Well, then and unscrupulous older men. (5) “You’re beautiful, Gigi. You just don’t know it yet.” (9) The women hurried out of the hotel, as fast as women in their sixties wearing heeled boots could hurry. Everything was quite delicious. Of course, they were in Paris, so perhaps that was a given. “We must be strong, we must be brave, and we must be noble.” Their arms didn’t brush, their hands didn’t touch, and that was a relief. And a disappointment. “Eine Frau wird erst mit zunehmendem Alter schöner. A woman only grows more beautiful with age.” Chocolate this rich and creamy deserved every bit of her fo us. She couldn’t look at anything or allow for any distraction. It was just her and the taste buds on her tongue wondering how one might live in Vienna and visit this shop every single day for the rest of her life. “You show your feelings when you eat something you love.” “And I loved that truffle.” Gigi’s pulse has never raced so fast as it did when the professor leaned down and brushed his mouth against hers. Her fingers curled into his lapel, and she pulled him closer at the same moment he shifted his other arm about her waist. Drawing her in, he kissed her again slowly and deliberately as if he’d been thinking of this scenario before this moment. “Zeh heart and mind are always connected,” Nicholas said quietly. “Zey can both heal, but it takes time. Some heal more quickly zhan others.” He paused. “Be patient a little longer, Miss Ballard. His heart vill soon be healed, and vhen it is, he vill come looking for you.” “Hearts can change, you know. Time does that, and meeting the right person who has the power to change it.” “You are a fine woman, my dear. Be proud of your accomplishments and the way you’ve loved your life. Don’t let another person’s decisions or preferences determine your own worth.” Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  16. 4 out of 5

    bibliolatry

    Until Vienna This is the third book in a series written about finding love on the Orient Express. Each book is written by a different author, but is a standalone book. I requested an advanced reader’s copy (ARC) through Netgalley because I love the mystique of this legendary train, and I love to travel. Gigi, a young woman living in the shadow of her prettier, and engaged sister, is invited on a holiday aboard the Orient Express by her aunt, Rowena. They will travel across Europe visiting museums Until Vienna This is the third book in a series written about finding love on the Orient Express. Each book is written by a different author, but is a standalone book. I requested an advanced reader’s copy (ARC) through Netgalley because I love the mystique of this legendary train, and I love to travel. Gigi, a young woman living in the shadow of her prettier, and engaged sister, is invited on a holiday aboard the Orient Express by her aunt, Rowena. They will travel across Europe visiting museums and escorted by Professor Clyde Haskins, a bachelor, who like Gigi, has been hurt in love. This book had so much potential to captivate, but it fell flat. The descriptions of Paris, Munich, and Vienna* consisted of maybe four pages of the book. The descriptions of Gigi blushing, staring at, and crying to “The Professor” ran to approximately ninety or more pages. I kept reading and waiting for something to happen, but there was absolutely no action or anything of interest in this story. Basically the only action that occurs in this book is that Gigi walks somewhere while the professor offers his arm. There was just too much winking, blushing, crying and feeling heat spread anywhere the professor touched Gigi. By the way, she refers to him as “the professor” throughout the book. It pains me to write this review, but I have been asked to be honest, and in my opinion Heather Moore’s writing is unsophisticated, even juvenile. For example: “He extended his hand to help her up, and Gigi took it. Now wasn’t the time to think upon the feel of his hand against hers.” “She’d grown comfortable around him, had become used to him, and looked forward to his every appearance, their every conversation. It was like he was a beloved brother . . . no, not a brother. A cousin? That was it. A male cousin she was very close to. No.” Another flaw was the excessive repetition. For example: “She knew it was Professor Haskins; she already recognized his voice.” “Gigi didn’t need to turn to know that it was Professor Haskins” “She knew it was Professor Haskins before she looked up” And “We must be strong, we must be brave, and we must be noble.” “They’d both agreed to be strong, brave, and noble.” “Strong, brave, noble,” he whispered. “Strong, brave, noble,” she repeated with a soft laugh.” JM employs a trope of letter writing, but to what purpose? Because when Gigi writes to her sister, Lillian, every letter is a recap of what the reader had just read. Nothing new was provided. No introspection or elucidation. Eventually I just skipped over them. I was disappointed in this book. I am only happy that it was relatively short. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this to anyone over the age of thirteen. #UntilVienna #NetGalley *I was mystified as to what stream JM refers to in Vienna. The Danube is the most famous river that runs along the city’s edge, so I don’t understand why she wrote about an unnamed stream. Also, Vienna has amazing cultural and historical buildings, but HM doesn’t mention any of them. I love Vienna and seek out books that describe places to visit there. This book did not.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Julie Carpenter

    4.5* I have dreamed for years of being able to climb the steps to board the amazing Orient Express train. After reading Hercule Poirot and his investigation on the Orient Express, and many subsequent novels and movies talking about it (especially this series), I definitely need to experience this train. But the good news, if you are like me and can't get to the train right now, you can enjoy it through these books. Until Vienna showcases several stops that are actually along the Orient Express rou 4.5* I have dreamed for years of being able to climb the steps to board the amazing Orient Express train. After reading Hercule Poirot and his investigation on the Orient Express, and many subsequent novels and movies talking about it (especially this series), I definitely need to experience this train. But the good news, if you are like me and can't get to the train right now, you can enjoy it through these books. Until Vienna showcases several stops that are actually along the Orient Express route. The art and culture and description of these places as well as the train itself transported me next to these characters experiencing it. And if the fun of being there without being there isn't enough, the characters and storyline of this book pulled me in as well. If I could pick fictional characters to hangout with, travel with, laugh with, it would totally be Gigi, her Aunt Rowena, her friends and Professor Clyde Haskins. From the very beginning of this book I felt drawn to Gigi's character. She has something from her past that is causing some pain and I loved watching her work through that incident. Aunt Rowena was a hoot! The whole book. I couldn't stop laughing at her antics. I just loved her. And I can't not mention her friends, Blanche and Irene. They're a great trio and their lists and banter and friendship and everything, just made this book so much fun. I might call them the Triple Hoot Team. ;-) Aside from the humor and fun of this book, I really loved the relationship between Gigi and Clyde. The initial meeting, the building trust, the friendship, the chemistry that builds. And I really, really loved the honesty between them. That was so refreshing. Aunt Rowena might be trying to play matchmaker but Gigi and Clyde are onto the Triple Hoot Team. Watch out for the fun and entertainment in this book, you'll be hooked. Seriously. And the sweet love story that builds was just lovely. There are some ups and downs but, Gigi and Clyde have some great supporters in their corner. The ending...happy sigh. Content: Clean. I received a copy from the author. All thoughts and opinions in the review are my own. Happy Reading!!!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mikkayla

    A beautiful story about finding love when you least expect it, building strong friendships and finding joy in life. Georgina ‘Gigi’ is going on a long one month trip with her aunt Rowena, whom she is named after, Rowena Georgina Ballard, hence why she goes by Gogi! It is a guided tour through some of the most beautiful places to visit, like Vienna. I wish I had seen some of these places in reality, or even the artwork they saw on their tours because in my mind I couldn’t quite picture them, but A beautiful story about finding love when you least expect it, building strong friendships and finding joy in life. Georgina ‘Gigi’ is going on a long one month trip with her aunt Rowena, whom she is named after, Rowena Georgina Ballard, hence why she goes by Gogi! It is a guided tour through some of the most beautiful places to visit, like Vienna. I wish I had seen some of these places in reality, or even the artwork they saw on their tours because in my mind I couldn’t quite picture them, but they sound so stunning and like the absolute perfect vacation. After reading this book, I want to go on a trip like this. Gigi is such a lovable character, I felt like the author made everyone jump off the pages, they came to life in my mind and I was so invested in their story! When Gigi meets Clyde, Professor Clyde Haskins, also their tour guide, there was an instant connection. Even in they claimed it to be friendship, we saw it for more, and it was adorable. Gigi was forthright with Clyde from the start, there were things happening behind the scenes that she made sure he knew, and because of that, she made a lifelong friend in him, she was honest and different from anyone he had ever met. And Clyde was unlike any man Gigi had met. I felt every emotion along with the Gigi, her joy, tears, heartbreak, all of it. It takes a truly talented author to make a story feel so real. It has been a long time since I wanted to reread a book the second I finished it, but this one, I will not forget the unique setting and adorable romance of it. I would absolutely recommend reading this book, just make sure you have time so spare because you will not be putting it down. Content: Romance: clean. Some kissing. Violence: none. Language: none. Thank you NetGalley and Covenant Communications for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  19. 5 out of 5

    maiaisreading

    #BookReview: UNTIL VIENNA by Heather B. Moore 4.5 stars This is my second book by the author and I can say she’s a new favorite. I like how she incorporates family relationships, adventure and sweet romance in her stories. I truly enjoyed this journey with Georgina on the Orient Express. Aunt Rowena is stubborn but she can be funny too. Aunt Rowena and her friends are such dear ladies. I had fun with them as they stopped at every city. I had to research the names of the places they visited and so #BookReview: UNTIL VIENNA by Heather B. Moore 4.5 stars This is my second book by the author and I can say she’s a new favorite. I like how she incorporates family relationships, adventure and sweet romance in her stories. I truly enjoyed this journey with Georgina on the Orient Express. Aunt Rowena is stubborn but she can be funny too. Aunt Rowena and her friends are such dear ladies. I had fun with them as they stopped at every city. I had to research the names of the places they visited and some art that was mentioned. I felt I was part of the Twilight Tour too. The Vittoria Caldoni painting is beautiful and I was giddy when Professor Haskins showed it to Georgina. I also love reading Georgina’s letters to her sister, Lilian. I still don’t know who Nicholas was. Why was he at the Orient Express? He was an interesting character. Now I want to read the other books in the Romance on the Orient Express series to see if he is there as well. But this one can be read as a stand alone. I enjoyed the shared glances between Georgina and the Professor. Yes they became friends during the tour but I think that their knowledge of Aunt Rowena’s list planted a seed in their hearts. Their time together was just so sweet and Professor Haskins is a caring man. I would like to see his hair. I am really delighted with this story and it is on point as it is not a long book. The twist at the end was nice as it brought to light the importance of family. If you love regency romance, art and a trip on the Orient Express, this one's for you! Published by @Covenant Communications and released on April 1, 2021. Blurb in the comments section. I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Mara

    Who wouldn't want to take a ride on the Orient Express train and go to Vienna? I know I won't be doing that anytime soon, but I was able to imagine what it was like when I read the latest in the Romance on the Orient Express series. Georgina (Gigi) is talked into going on a trip with her aunt and the members of her whist club. What 24 year old wouldn't want to spend a month traveling with several women in their mid-60s? Well, don't feel too bad for Gigi, because her crafty Aunt Rowena has a plan Who wouldn't want to take a ride on the Orient Express train and go to Vienna? I know I won't be doing that anytime soon, but I was able to imagine what it was like when I read the latest in the Romance on the Orient Express series. Georgina (Gigi) is talked into going on a trip with her aunt and the members of her whist club. What 24 year old wouldn't want to spend a month traveling with several women in their mid-60s? Well, don't feel too bad for Gigi, because her crafty Aunt Rowena has a plan. What a great story! I loved Gigi. Reading about her made me think back to when I was only 24 years old. I wish I'd had a wealthy, independent aunt to take me on a fabulous train trip through Europe to visit museums and the exposition in Paris. Although Gigi and the handsome professor Clyde Haskins know what Aunt Rowena's up to, they pretend to go along with her matchmaking scheme. It was fun to watch their pretend interest in each other turn into something real. Although I loved Gigi, my favorite character in the story was Aunt Rowena. She's so funny, and when she gets with her friends Blanche and Irene, well, you never know what they might say or do, such as play matchmaker. Their lists and conversations had me laughing out loud. It was fun to see older people have fun in the story, instead of being all stiff and stuffy. It was nice to find out a little more about the mysterious Nicholas. We only have one more book in the series and I'll be sad to see my journey on the Orient Express come to an end. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, Covenant Communications, but bought an digital copy for my own library. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sheila

    Oh, how I loved, Until Vienna. I often can relate to a character so well that it feels like I'm living the same experience as the character. I loved the sweet, kind, and loyal Gigi. Even though she had lived through many disappointing things in her life, Gigi was still happy for others and their good fortune. Then there is Professor Clyde Haskins who is leading the art tour across Europe. Right off, Gigi is attracted to Clyde but he lets everyone know that he is a confirmed bachelor. Gigi's Aunt Oh, how I loved, Until Vienna. I often can relate to a character so well that it feels like I'm living the same experience as the character. I loved the sweet, kind, and loyal Gigi. Even though she had lived through many disappointing things in her life, Gigi was still happy for others and their good fortune. Then there is Professor Clyde Haskins who is leading the art tour across Europe. Right off, Gigi is attracted to Clyde but he lets everyone know that he is a confirmed bachelor. Gigi's Aunt Rowena does her best to bring the two young people together. Many funny things happen as Aunt Rowena and her two friends try their hand at matchmaking. I loved how cool and collected both Gigi and Clyde were when it came to the older women and their shenanigans. This series is so wonderful as we get to travel on the Orient Express with the characters. It was a wonderful premise when I first heard about it and I haven't been disappointed. I really loved the stops along the way in this novel. I felt like I was perusing the art galleries right along with the characters. The whole book felt like this animated dance between the main characters. Some days it was elegant and others it was quite awkward. Nevertheless, I loved to be there to see how their friendship developed leading to something much more. This book can be read alone even if you haven't read the first two books in the series. Until Vienna was a pleasure to read and quite entertaining too. Heather Moore once again, writes an incredible romance, this time showing that second chances are there if we only reach out and take them.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Angeline

    I have been really enjoying the series from Covenant communications and this book was no different. Until Vienna is the third book in Romance on the Orient Express series. It is so cool how different authors are writing different books and to see the parallels that hold the story together and yet the differences. I liked Gigi and Clyde from the beginning. They were so much fun and I liked how they became friends first. They had a sweet relationship and I really enjoyed reading about their love I have been really enjoying the series from Covenant communications and this book was no different. Until Vienna is the third book in Romance on the Orient Express series. It is so cool how different authors are writing different books and to see the parallels that hold the story together and yet the differences. I liked Gigi and Clyde from the beginning. They were so much fun and I liked how they became friends first. They had a sweet relationship and I really enjoyed reading about their love for each other grow. Gigi had wanted to get married before, but failed relationships have made her realize the fact that she is not meant to marry. Gigi’s aunt and her friends were hilarious! I loved them and their relationship, they were kind of shameless but so sweet. Gigi and Clyde were pushed together by Gigi’s Aunt while on the Orient Express but when Gigi and her Aunt are forced to leave early will their relationship still grow? Gigi cared for her Aunt and I loved how she was willing to sacrifice in order to care for her Aunt. I would definitely recommend this sweet, clean romance! I loved the characters and the story line. There were parts where I wanted to shake Gigi, but she grew on me. Until Vienna was a great addition to the series and I can’t wait for the next book! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kaye

    Sweet, short, proper romance. Georgina Ballard is 24, single and takes a trip of a lifetime being the companion to her aunt aboard the Orient Express. It is 1900 and they are part of an art tour for those in their "twilight" going to the Paris Exposition, Strasbourg, Munich and Vienna. The tour is hosted by Professor Clyde Haskins. He is also single and there are attempts at matchmaking by the aunt between Clyde and Gigi. They agree to friendship and enjoy each others company. This is the third i Sweet, short, proper romance. Georgina Ballard is 24, single and takes a trip of a lifetime being the companion to her aunt aboard the Orient Express. It is 1900 and they are part of an art tour for those in their "twilight" going to the Paris Exposition, Strasbourg, Munich and Vienna. The tour is hosted by Professor Clyde Haskins. He is also single and there are attempts at matchmaking by the aunt between Clyde and Gigi. They agree to friendship and enjoy each others company. This is the third in a series by different authors using the Orient Express as the theme. The mysterious passenger Nicholas makes an appearance in the two books of the series I've read as does art being part of the focus. (I haven't read the first book.) I love art and have been to all the museums mentioned so that was an added bonus for me. One of the excitements for reading about foreign cities is to include reference points that people can recognize. Moore does that well in Paris but less so with the other cities. Vienna is a favorite city of mine and a bridge and stream are mentioned as a location but if the author had said the Danube or a specific river it would make you feel more like are in the city. The story is short and easy to read. Also content is clean with some kissing. I would suggest this for any reader 13 and up. I also think the cover is beautiful and inviting. Thank you NetGalley and Covenant Communications for an ARC ebook in exchange for a honest review.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Leslie Books and Socks Rock

    This is a sweet story about love, adventure, forgiveness and family. 🚂 Georgina, aka Gigi, is invited to go on a European art tour with her aunt. Gigi plans to design clothes and works part time for a dressmaker. This would be the perfect opportunity. Aunt Rowena claims she needs a companion because she’s getting old, even though Rowena’s friends are coming. It almost feels like pity but Gigi takes it for a grand adventure. 🚂 The professor who will take the tour to all the museums just happens to This is a sweet story about love, adventure, forgiveness and family. 🚂 Georgina, aka Gigi, is invited to go on a European art tour with her aunt. Gigi plans to design clothes and works part time for a dressmaker. This would be the perfect opportunity. Aunt Rowena claims she needs a companion because she’s getting old, even though Rowena’s friends are coming. It almost feels like pity but Gigi takes it for a grand adventure. 🚂 The professor who will take the tour to all the museums just happens to be young and single. And Gigi happens to be the only young participant in the tour. Rowena sets to matchmaking but the professor claims to be a bachelor forevermore. 🚂 This was a fun book hearing about different places on the tour (what’s that?! Covid definitely changed that😅), Aunt Rowena and her friends totally reminded me of the Golden Girls and come on- one of them is named Blanche 😉 so that was great when they were together. I enjoyed Gigi and Clyde (prof’s name) finding time together. 🚂 The book threw a few twists that I wasn’t expecting. There’s still the mystery of Nicholas. 🚂 This is book 3 in the Romance on the Orient Express but they can be read as stand alones. I have not read book 1 or 2 but I plan to! Thank you to the publisher for an ebook to read and review. These are my own thoughts and opinions.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kristin Callon

    Until Vienna by Heather B. Moore was a quick read and sweet romance. Gigi is 24, unmarried, and working as a dressmaker in a shop when her aunt tells her she will be accompanying her on a guided art tour across Europe. The trip is led by a Professor, Clyde, who endured a broken engagement a few years prior by a woman who didn't think he could provide for the lifestyle she wanted. They meet on the tour and form a friendship after Gigi confesses her aunt booked this trip hoping Gigi and Clyde woul Until Vienna by Heather B. Moore was a quick read and sweet romance. Gigi is 24, unmarried, and working as a dressmaker in a shop when her aunt tells her she will be accompanying her on a guided art tour across Europe. The trip is led by a Professor, Clyde, who endured a broken engagement a few years prior by a woman who didn't think he could provide for the lifestyle she wanted. They meet on the tour and form a friendship after Gigi confesses her aunt booked this trip hoping Gigi and Clyde would form an attachment. Partway through the tour, Gigi and her aunt are forced to return home and the rest of the book focuses on whether their friendship/ attachment while on the trip can survive in the real world. I liked both of the main characters, but nothing in particular stood out about the characters. I also felt like nothing much happened in the plot other than a few minor blips that were easily overcome. I also don't like when a couple's tension comes from (view spoiler)[ people refusing to talk or read letters (hide spoiler)] . Overall, it was fine, but not something I'd read again or rush to tell a friend to read. Nice light read if you're looking for a sweet and simple love story. I received a free copy of this book for my honest review.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    I throughly enjoyed this book! I loved having a front row seat watching the character grow and find love. Gigi is satisfied with her life. She has a job as a seamstress, which she loves, she is gifted in clothing design, and she is content being a working girl and never marrying. When her aunt informs her that she is to be a companion on a long art tour aboard the Orient Express, she reluctantly agrees, knowing she will miss the job she loves. However, she is excited to see new places and the ar I throughly enjoyed this book! I loved having a front row seat watching the character grow and find love. Gigi is satisfied with her life. She has a job as a seamstress, which she loves, she is gifted in clothing design, and she is content being a working girl and never marrying. When her aunt informs her that she is to be a companion on a long art tour aboard the Orient Express, she reluctantly agrees, knowing she will miss the job she loves. However, she is excited to see new places and the artwork and museums. Little does she know, the tour is simply a means to an end for her aunt Rowena. Little to Gigi's knowledge, Aunt Rowena chose this particular tour because of the guide, Professor Clyde Haskins. She has decided that the professor is the perfect suitor for Gigi. Horrified at the admission, Gigi determines to make friends, and nothing more, with the gorgeous professor. But the best laid plans do not always work out the way we have hoped. Professor Clyde Haskins is a confirmed bachelor. Years prior he had his heart broken by the woman he loved and since then has sworn he would never love another. After discovering Rowena's plan, Clyde becomes friends with Gigi. But staying friends will prove difficult for both of them. I highly recommend this book!!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Katie W

    I loved my journey on the Orient Express! I adore this series! The Orient Express is so fascinating and mysterious. I mean, it's just a train, but it's so much more, especially with the common thread of the peculiar foreign character--Nicholas. Although the events and stops along the way were intriguing, it was the characters that completely won me over. Gigi is accompanying her aunt and friends on the journey and the professor leading the excursions is very likable. The older ladies had me lau I loved my journey on the Orient Express! I adore this series! The Orient Express is so fascinating and mysterious. I mean, it's just a train, but it's so much more, especially with the common thread of the peculiar foreign character--Nicholas. Although the events and stops along the way were intriguing, it was the characters that completely won me over. Gigi is accompanying her aunt and friends on the journey and the professor leading the excursions is very likable. The older ladies had me laughing with their busybody antics and matchmaking. Oh, the matchmaking was such a fun element! Gigi and Clyde had a wonderful friendship that hinted at something more and had me cheering them on and swooning. I even loved the women close to Gigi who were left back home. Gigi had a very strong support system and adapted well to them all nosing into her business, as they all had her best interests at heart. Moore does a brilliant job of bringing this time period and these delightful characters to life. I nestled right into this story and felt like I lived it along with them. Charming and sweet, this is a story that has stayed in my thoughts for days. Content: mild romance *I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.*

  28. 5 out of 5

    Hillary

    One reason I’m grateful for books like Until Vienna by Heather B. Moore is that they allow me to travel regardless of personal funds or global pandemics. This book has seriously fueled my wanderlust! Synopsis: When Georgina “Gigi” Ballard agrees to accompany her Aunt Rowena on a train tour of Europe she believes she’s simply signing up for time appreciating art and culture with a few eccentric elderly ladies. However, upon meeting the young tour guide, Professor Clyde Haskins, her aunt and fate h One reason I’m grateful for books like Until Vienna by Heather B. Moore is that they allow me to travel regardless of personal funds or global pandemics. This book has seriously fueled my wanderlust! Synopsis: When Georgina “Gigi” Ballard agrees to accompany her Aunt Rowena on a train tour of Europe she believes she’s simply signing up for time appreciating art and culture with a few eccentric elderly ladies. However, upon meeting the young tour guide, Professor Clyde Haskins, her aunt and fate have a different plan in mind. Book Review: This book pulled me in from page one because of the characters. I love Gigi as a main character. She doesn’t realize how strong and capable she is. She has an incredible heart and I love her passion for fashion and design. Aunt Rowena is feisty. I love how she and her group of friends add to the story. Also, I can’t forget Professor Haskins and how he draws Gigi out of herself, helping her see her own value. While the characters were my favorite part of this novel, the setting took the story to a whole new level. I could picture the various cities they visited and have now added Vienna to my travel wish list. This book is the perfect way to travel when you have to stay where you are! *I received a complimentary copy of this novel. All opinions expressed are my own.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Cathy

    I’m loving these Romance on the Orient Express books. The feeling of being swept back in time to a far more elegant time just makes me happy. The authors have done an amazing job with their characters. And their settings. This one was written by Heather B Moore. I love the way she wrote Georgina’s character. The whole story is told through her eyes and she does a great job of it. Georgina, aka Gigi, is a young woman with no current marriage prospects. Her aunt asks her to go with her on a Europea I’m loving these Romance on the Orient Express books. The feeling of being swept back in time to a far more elegant time just makes me happy. The authors have done an amazing job with their characters. And their settings. This one was written by Heather B Moore. I love the way she wrote Georgina’s character. The whole story is told through her eyes and she does a great job of it. Georgina, aka Gigi, is a young woman with no current marriage prospects. Her aunt asks her to go with her on a European art tour. And they get to go on the Orient Express. I love how she meets professor Clyde Haskins on that tour. He was a great surprse. Gigi’s aunt has many surprises up her sleeves during this book. Some good and some not as good. But through it all, Gigi remains true to herself. I loved getting to see Nicholas again. Seeing little details like his character throughout this series really make each book fun. Make sure you read this whole series. There is only one left after this one. That’s so sad! I was sent a copy of Until Vienna as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Madi & Meg

    Book number 3 of the #RomanceOnTheOrientExpress series. This book seemed to spend the most time on the train, as the characters are on an art/museum tour through Europe. Gigi agreed to accompany her aunt and her friends on the tour they booked, led by Professor Clyde Haskins. Little did Gigi know, her aunt invited her for ulterior motives 😏 despite her aunt’s meddling, Gigi and Clyde develop a sweet friendship. I enjoyed Gigi’s easy going nature, and her contentment with her life. I thought Clyd Book number 3 of the #RomanceOnTheOrientExpress series. This book seemed to spend the most time on the train, as the characters are on an art/museum tour through Europe. Gigi agreed to accompany her aunt and her friends on the tour they booked, led by Professor Clyde Haskins. Little did Gigi know, her aunt invited her for ulterior motives 😏 despite her aunt’s meddling, Gigi and Clyde develop a sweet friendship. I enjoyed Gigi’s easy going nature, and her contentment with her life. I thought Clyde was sweet, and slightly mysterious. It was fun to travel all over Europe with these characters. I have enjoyed this series so far, there is one more book releasing later this year, and based on its title, I can see a little “foreshadowing” in this book. Each of these books can be read as a standalone, but there is one character that makes steady appearances in each of the books. These have been light hearted, easy reads that would be great for anyone who wants to escape to Europe and take a ride on the Orient Express. I received an early copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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