His Tempting Governess by Cerise DeLand @CeriseDeLand #bookexcerpt #historicalromance #RegencyRomance

book two 3dHis Tempting Governess (Book Two in Delightful Doings in Dudley Crescent series) written by Cerise DeLand, publisher W J Power, is available NOW in ebook format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

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Book Blurb

A bemused earl. A governess disguised. A forbidden love and a terrible wrong that must be made right!

At No.18, Baldwin Summers, the Earl of Cartwell, deals with innumerable problems. At thirty-six, he’s changed. He’s no longer simply ‘Win’, that famous hero of Waterloo, but hailed as his profligate brother’s heir. He’s pensioned off his two mistresses and become oh, so bored with gambling. Yes, too, his mother presses him to marry—but he’d rather remove his spleen with a pickle fork than wed just any young peagoose.
Suddenly, he’s had thrust upon him guardianship of his friend’s eight-year-old daughter. Though she tickles him with her wit…and her exotic pets, the child needs a firm hand. With no idea how to mold her into a socially acceptable creature, he hires a governess.
However, that woman presents his most pressing problem—and his delight. She enchants his ward. But she’s beguiling him as well. And it’s a wonder because she is so very…odd. She knows (yes, indeed) bugs, defeats him every time at chess—and dances. In his upstairs hall. Alone. For the joy of it.
He cannot ignore her. He cannot control her. Worse, he cannot quell his mad desire to kiss her.
She is a temptation and a mystery. With a problem.
Stubborn, she refuses to allow him to help.
He won at Waterloo. But can we win the woman he loves?

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I’d like to wish the author Cerise DeLand a Happy Publication Week for her second instalment in the Delightful Doings in Dudley Crescent trilogy.  I have the pleasure of sharing an excerpt with you.

HIS TEMPTING GOVERNESS First Kiss excerpt, Copyright 2019, Cerise DeLand.

Win, the Earl of Cartwell, has arrived home late at night after a dinner party at which his friends introduced him to a few ladies in search of a husband. He’d rather remove his spleen with a pickle fork than wed just any young peagoose.

Tomorrow, he’d challenge his charming governess to a proper match. They’d drive to the park. They’d find a toy store to buy a new doll for Daphne. And he’d enjoy the carefree company of his new and compelling governess.
On a pivot, he made for the stairs and climbed up. But as he gained the landing, he slowed his pace. For in the hall, in the broad Rococo chair next to the old Tudor credenza sat the two objects of his new and stirring affections.
Daphne was curled into the warm embrace of Belle. And that lady, her head tilted at an odd angle, was fast asleep, her mouth open, snoring.
He bit back laughter. Even in sleep, she could bring him pleasure.
Dear lord. He was either getting senile or becoming light in the head.
That, he would decide later. For now, he slid his hands under Belle’s and gathered the child into his embrace. Daphne came, drowsy and nestling like a little bird. He strode with her into her bedroom. The linens were thrown back. She must’ve walked again. But in her bed was Pan, the little creature. And upon the carpet, lay Kringle whose only body parts to move were his eyes.
“I see you, boy. Usurped, have you been?”
The dog said nothing but the monkey babbled at him.
Frowning at the monkey, Win placed Daphne in her bed and covered her. In the dim light, he noted the spareness of the nursery. Oh, there were draperies, dull white. Curtains, drabber and older. A dresser, from the last century. A circular table of an odd height, either fit for child or adult, sat between two odd and rickety chairs.
Terrible. Unworthy of Daphne or Belle. With a vow to have the room gutted and refurnished, he left, closing the door behind him.
His more luscious charge sat, unmoving in her chair, appearing uncomfortable as hell. Worn out, was she? Well, he was becoming so too. Thinking of her, wishing to be with her when he had to smile and curry favor from other women, as he had tonight. It was tiring, unsatisfying to play this social game to find a wife.
Devil take it, I can’t find among them anyone who is refreshing.
He strode over to his sleeping, snoring governess and braced to gather her up. Always lighter than he expected, she sighed and snuggled close to him. The sensation of the wealth in his arms shot to his groin. Her unbound breasts pressed to his chest, an alluring femininity. Her derriere curved in his hands and he shifted to hook his arms behind her knees. She was all firm flesh, long limbs, fragrant rosemary and lavender. Her hair tickled his nose. Her face nestled into his frock coat and cravat.
He turned for her room and wished he didn’t have to. Wished he could carry her right into his.
And do what with her?
Everything.
Don’t be silly.
I’m not. I’m being honest.
She wiggled. Her head fell back against his upper arm.
God, she was lovely. What was such a creature doing working for a living? Why had her grandfather not provided for her?
It happened. He knew it. Heard of it often.
He swallowed back his hatred of such injustices and strode to her door. With a twist of his wrist, he opened it and walked through. The entire room held the signature fragrances of her charm. Rosemary, again. Thyme and citron. He was transported to lemon fields in Spain. Days of splendor. Nights of horror as the shells burst overhead and men cried out for their mothers.
But she was far from that. She was light and air, kindness and consideration, sadness in need of joy.
He bent to put her to her bed and found that she hadn’t turned back the counterpane. When she’d responded tonight to Daphne, Belle had not come from her room. Had she been downstairs playing chess with a phantom?
He smiled. Tomorrow you play with a real man.
She made odd little sounds as she allowed him to deposit her in her bed.
And her eyes fell open. Her lips parted. Her breath stopped.
He could not let her go.
Her hand came up, curved around his nape and in her dazed sleep, she beamed at him and drew him close.
Her lips were much too close. Her fragrance much too compelling.
And then he gave into the temptation and put his lips to hers. Her mouth was soft. Her lips were open. His own were ravenous and though he shouldn’t, he kissed her fully once and again.
She sighed his name.
Never had he heard it as a lover’s plea. And in need, he seized her mouth again.
She kissed him back. With heat and heart and the madness of a lover.
He dare not take more from her and tore his lips away. “Goodnight, ma belle. Sleep well.”
Rogue that he was, he left her. Quickly. Before he could not.

About the Author (Copyright © 2010-2018 Cerise DeLand)

Cerise DeLand loves to write about dashing heroes and the sassy women they adore. Whether she’s penning historical romances or contemporaries, she’s praised for her poetic elegance and accuracy of detail.
An award-winning author of more than 60 novels, she’s been published since 1990 by Pocket Books, St. Martin’s Press, Kensington and independent presses. Her books have been monthly selections of the Doubleday Book Club, Rhapsody Book Club and the Mystery Guild. Plus she’s won countless 4, 4.5 and 5 star rave reviews from Romantic Times, Affair de Coeur, Publishers Weekly and more.
To research, she’ll dive into the oldest texts and dustiest library shelves. She’ll also travel abroad, trusty notebook and pen in hand, to visit the chateaux and country homes she loves to people with her own imaginary characters.
And at home every day? She loves to cook, hates to dust, lives to travel and go to Jazz class once a week!

Website: http://cerisedeland.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CeriseDeLand

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A Runaway Bride for the Highlander (Book 3 The Lochmore Legacy) by Elisabeth Hobbes @ElisabethHobbes @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks #bookreview #HistoricalRomance #LochmoreLegacy

 

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A Runway Bride for the Highlander written by Elisabeth Hobbes, publisher Mills & Boon Historical/Harlequin Historical is available NOW in the US and available to pre-order ready for publication on 30th May in the UK.

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Book Blurb

Lost in the Highlands
Found by the Scottish Earl!
Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Far from her home in France, Marguerite Vallon escapes her arranged marriage to a man she despises. Stowing away in a stranger’s cart, she finds herself headed deep into the Highlands with Ewan Lochmore, new Earl of Glenarris! Ewan vows to protect her. But maybe the freedom Marguerite has been searching for can be found with this rugged warrior…

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We return to the rugged and wild landscape of Scotland to Book 3 in The Lochmore Legacy series. To 1513 were the men were wilder than the land that they were borne from.

From the very first paragraph author Elisabeth Hobbes was setting a scene of a land that bore many battles and although Ewan Lochmore didn’t wear any physical scars from the recent battle at Flodden his heart had been shattered with the deaths of his father and brother. With a heart so leaden and full of grief he’s now on his way to Stirling Castle to learn of his fate now he is next in line to become Laird of the Lochmore Clan.

Ewan wasn’t like his father or brother he’d gone off to study law and was more in tune to using words to voice his opinion than a sword but now knew that he had to step up to the role of Laird.

Whilst at the castle Ewan comes across a young woman who looks very much a stranger in and amongst the other ladies of the court. A vision in her strange clothes but one he cannot forget and Ewan continues to bump into this young woman whilst at court.

Marguerite Vallon was a young Frenchwoman and this was her first visit to Scotland. The temperament of the men was quite startling to her including that of her soon-to-be husband Duncan McCrieff, a man much older than her. Marguerite had noticed the man looking at her earlier and her eyes are drawn to him now, however he appears a little different to most of the other men in the castle. Marguerite soon learns to find her fiancé is not to be trusted with her heart and she fears for her life and comes up with a dangerous plan to escape Duncan McCrieff’s clutches. An escape plan that somehow includes one of her fiancé’s rivals!

I loved this third instalment of The Lochmore Legacy by Elisabeth Hobbes and it’s my first introduction to her work and to a new period of historical romance. Elisabeth Hobbes words transported me to this rugged landscape of hearty, wild men with ease and I could feel the tension between the clansmen and also the chemistry that was fuelled with earthly desire. My heart was beating as loud as the battle cries as I was captivated by this romance between a young man thrust into the duties of Lairdship and a young woman lost in foreign lands who is afraid for her future.

I’m so looking forward to reading the final instalment in The Lochmore Legacy.  I would highly recommend reading all the books in the series in order as book one sets the scene to a centuries old mystery.  You can find my reviews for Book One here and Book Two here.

About the Author

Elisabeth grew up in York, where she spent her teenage years looking for a handsome Roman or Viking to sweep her off her feet.

She achieved her dream of becoming an author after finishing third in Harlequin’s SYTYCW contest 2013 and being offered a two-book contract. When she isn’t writing, she spends her time reading and is a pro at cooking while holding a book!

Elisabeth lives in Cheshire with her husband, two children and two cats with ridiculous names.

Website: https://elisabethhobbes.co.uk/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ElisabethHobbes

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElisabethHobbes/

Dear Jane by Allie Cresswell @alliescribbler @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #DearJane #HistoricalFiction #HistoricalRomance #HighburyTrilogy


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Dear Jane written and self-published by Allie Cresswell is available NOW in ebook and paperback format. The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

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Book Blurb

The final instalment of the Highbury trilogy, Dear Jane recounts events hinted at but never actually described in Jane Austen’s Emma; the formative childhood years of Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill, their meeting in Weymouth and the agony of their secret engagement.
Orphaned Jane seems likely to be brought up in parochial Highbury until adoption by her papa’s old friend Colonel Campbell opens to her all the excitement and opportunities of London. Frank Weston is also transplanted from Highbury, adopted as heir to the wealthy Churchills and taken to their drear and inhospitable Yorkshire estate. Readers of Emma will be familiar with the conclusion of Jane and Frank’s story, but Dear Jane pulls back the veil which Jane Austen drew over its remainder.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the final instalment in Allie Cresswell’s Highbury Trilogy: Dear Jane.  The Highbury Trilogy was inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma and the author, Allie Cresswell, has shown references in Dear Jane to scenes from Emma.

As I’ve mentioned previously I haven’t read Jane Austen’s Emma but I’ve become a fan of historical romance and I have particularly enjoyed this trilogy by Allie Cresswell that sweeps you away to the lives and loves of three generations of ladies from one family living in the village of Highbury.  You can find my reviews for Book One, Mrs Bates of Highbury by Allie Cresswell blogtour book review and Book Two, The Other Miss Bates by Allie Cresswell blogtour book review.

I have to admit that it did take me a little longer to get my head around the characters and storyline in Dear Jane but it is well worth sticking with the story as once I was immersed in the storyline I was totally swept away with the romance and the secrecy of a love that was kept hidden due to the constrains of family and society rules.

Dear Jane is the story of Jane, Mrs Bates’ granddaughter who sadly had been left orphaned at a young age.  Jane has been granted guardianship by dear friends of her late father, a Colonel Campbell and his wife.  The couple have a daughter, Rowena, who is of similar age to Jane.  Jane was to become a friend and confidante to Rowena.  The girls temperaments complimented each other Rowena was shy, a little clumsy and lacking in confidence whereas Jane had been blessed with beauty and musical ability and was able to guide Rowena when she felt her confidence needed boosting.  As time went on the girls grew into delightful young ladies and their friendship was soon put to the test with emotions on matters of the heart.

Dear Jane was a fitting finale to a charming historical romance trilogy.  The lives and loves of three generations of women from one family evoked many emotions within me, my heart ached, my heart soared and I smiled during happier times with Mrs Bates, her daughter’s Jane and Hetty and granddaughter Jane.

About the Author
Mrs Bates Author PictAllie Cresswell was born in Stockport, UK and began writing fiction as soon as she could hold a pencil.
She did a BA in English Literature at Birmingham University and an MA at Queen Mary College, London.
She has been a print-buyer, a pub landlady, a book-keeper, run a B & B and a group of boutique holiday cottages. Nowadays Allie writes full time having retired from teaching literature to lifelong learners.
She has two grown-up children, two granddaughters, two grandsons and two cockapoos but just one husband – Tim. They live in Cumbria, NW England.
Dear Jane is her ninth novel.

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Website – http://www.allie-cresswell.com
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Unlaced by the Highland Duke by Lara Temple @laratemple1 @MillsandBoon #bookreview #LochmoreLegacy #HistoricalRomance

 

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Unlaced by the Highland Duke written by Lara Temple, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

The paperback is available from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith, amazon and direct from Mills & Boon website.

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Book Blurb

A plain Regency governess
In bed with the Duke!
Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Unceremoniously packed off to Scotland to care for the Duke of Lochmore’s young son, practical widow Joane Langdale fears she will be ignored—as always. But the deep connection and heated passion that develops between her and Benneit is far more dangerous! When Benneit is expected to propose to another, how can Jo dream of becoming his duchess?

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Unlaced by the Highland Duke is Book 2 in The Lochmore Legacy series.  The Lochmore Legacy is a series of four stories set in different historical eras around a castle in the Scottish highlands and a feud between rival clans.  Each story is written by a different historical romance author and Unlaced by the Highland Duke is written by Lara Temple.  Each story in the series can be read as a standalone but I would highly recommend reading all the books in the series to gain full enjoyment and appreciation of this gorgeous historical romance series.  You can catch up with my review of Book One here.

Unlaced by the Highland Duke is the story of Duke of Lochmore, Benneit, who is trying to forge a partnership and also help soften the feud with fellow Scotman McCleish.  Since the death of his wife Bella, the Duke has focused all his energies on his four year old son Jamie.  Benneit hopes to secure a future for Jamie so a partnership is essential.  Hiring his late wife’s cousin, Joane (Jo) to help look after Jamie until he marries brings many confused emotions to Benneit and Jo’s minds.

Jo is a widower herself and her first impressions of Benneit six years ago was of an aloof gentleman.  However, now she sees him with his son she can see a softer, almost vulnerable side to him.  Benneit is fiercely protection of his son Jamie and he also has a strong relationship with his help at the castle.  Jo has a wonderful way with children and she soon develops a lovely, warm, trusting relationship with Jamie and Jamie soon begins to show his love and loyalty to her.  Jo is a young woman with so much love, vibrancy and imagination and appears to know just how to appease this young boy who is feeling a little lost at the moment.

Lara Temple has written a gorgeous historical romance that is so charming and beautiful and then has an addictive, sensual side to the storyline.  With the stunning, rugged backdrop of the Scottish highlands The Lochmore Legacy continues to enthral me with it’s mystery, legends and beguiling romances.

The authors involved in The Lochmore Legacy have set up a facebook page all about the series so please pop on over and join in with the historical romance chat:

https://www.facebook.com/LochmoreLegacy/

About the Author

Lara Temple writes strong, sexy regency romances about complex individuals who give no quarter but do so with plenty of passion. After moving around the world for her career as a financial analyst and business consultant she returned to her childhood love of making up stories, and was surprised to discover that other people don’t mind reading them.
She lives with her husband and two children who are very good about her taking over the kitchen table for her writing (so she can look out over the garden and dream while Oscar the dog keeps her feet warm by sitting on them as she works).
The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge (out December 2018) is the first in her Sinful Sinclair series. In May 2019 Unlaced by the Highland Duke, part of a four book series with three other Harlequin Mills & Boon authors will be released.

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Website: http://www.laratemple.com

The Inheritance by Anne Allen @AnneAllen21 @rararesources #HistFic #blogtour #bookpromo #HistoricalRomance #giveaway

 

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The Inheritance – The Guernsey Novels book 7 written by Anne Allen, publisher Sarnia Press, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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All the other 6 titles in The Guernsey Novels are only 99p/c across all ebook retailers until 15th April while The Inheritance is only £1.99/$2.99 until that date.
Here’s the link for all titles on Amazon: http://Author.to/AnneAllen

Book Blurb
1862 Young widow Eugénie faces an uncertain future in Guernsey when her husband dies at sea. A further tragedy brings her to the attention of Monsieur Victor Hugo, exiled on the island and living in his voluptuous house only yards away from Eugénie. Their meeting changes her life and she begins working for him as a copyist, forming a strong friendship with both Hugo and his mistress, Juliette Drouet.
2012 Doctor Tess Le Prevost, born in Guernsey, now living in Exeter, is shocked to inherit her Great-Aunt’s house on the island. As a child she listened to Aunt Doris’s tales of their ancestor, Eugénie, whose house this once was, and who, according to family myth, was particularly close to Hugo. Was he the father of her child? Tess doubts it, but inheriting the house allows her to make a fresh start in her beloved island.
Will she discover the truth about Eugénie and Hugo? A surprise find may hold the answer as Tess embraces new challenges which test her strength – and her heart.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour promoting and celebrating the launch of Book 7 in The Guernsey Novels series.  Today’s post is a promotional one and to wish the author Anne Allen a Happy Publication Day.  I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing this novel soon.

About the Author 
Anne AllenAnne Allen lives in Devon, by her beloved sea. She has three children, and her daughter and two grandchildren live nearby. Her restless spirit has meant a number of moves which included Spain for a couple of years. The longest stay was in Guernsey for nearly fourteen years after falling in love with the island and the people. She contrived to leave one son behind to ensure a valid reason for frequent returns.
By profession, Anne was a psychotherapist, but long had the itch to write. Now a full-time writer, she has written The Guernsey Novels, six having been published and the seventh, The Inheritance, is due out in 2018.

Social Media Links – Website: http://www.anneallen.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Anne-Allen-Author-176883759173475/
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The Earl’s Runaway Governess by Catherine Tinley @CatherineTinley @MillsandBoon @rararesources #blogblitz #bookreview #RegencyRomance #HistoricalRomance #giveaway

 

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The Earl’s Runaway Governess written by Catherine Tinley, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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Book Blurb

Who knew living with an earl…

…would lead to such temptation?

Marianne Grant’s new identity as a governess is meant to keep her safe. But then she meets her new employer, Ash, Earl of Kingswood, and she immediately knows his handsome good looks are a danger of their own! Brusque on first meeting, Ash quickly shows his compassionate side. Yet Marianne doesn’t dare reveal the truth! Unless Ash really could be the safe haven she’s been looking for…

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Catherine Tinley’s latest novel: The Earl’s Runaway Governess.

The Earl’s Runaway Governess was a delicious feast for the heart and soul.  I adored it and feel quite bereft now I’ve got to the end.

There’s currently a number of Regency Romance novelists who know just how to transport their readers into an era that is steeped with etiquette with society rules and regulations, scandalous rakes and dashingly handsome rogues and Catherine Tinley is one of these such authors who sets the scene and captures your heart with the characters and storyline.

I particularly liked this storyline of a young lady having no option but to flee her family home for fear of her own safety.  Marianne Grant’s life as she knew it for the last twenty years surrounded by love and comfortable wealth will be no more.  Still struggling with grief Marianne has to be strong and make a new life for herself.  A life on the other side of the social class, one were she has to be independent, work for a living and above all else hide her true identity otherwise the consequence could be devastating.

Securing a position of a governess for a recently widowed Lady and her twelve year old daughter Marianne, now Miss Bolton, has switched roles in a stately home.  However, keeping her alias secret proves difficult when she meets the new Earl of Kingswood and proprietor of the house.  Earl ‘Ash’ Kingswood has been bequeathed the home and estate and is at a loss how to run a vast estate like this, he’s also not sure how to run a home and cope with the emotional dramas from the women of the household.  Personalities soon clash between Marianne and the new Earl and the author has woven some great fun between these two characters as they learn to live with their new roles.

Catherine Tinley has packed so much into this story; we had a daring escape, a new beginning, new friendships, new hope but danger of the past rearing it’s ugly head was never far and Marianne felt the constant fear for her life.

A story that enthralled me, I was charmed by the characters and the strength in a young woman trying to overcome adversity.  The chivalry and romance that blossomed was befitting to the story and left me wanting more.

About the Author
The Earl's Runaway Governess Tinley 6 dogCatherine Tinley writes witty, heartwarming Regency love stories for Harlequin Mills & Boon. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings.

After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, NHS management, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now works in Sure Start. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, and dog and can be reached at:

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The Cornish Lady by Nicola Pryce #bookreview #blogtour @NPryce_Author @rararesources @CorvusBooks #HistoricalRomance #CornishSagaseries #HistFic #giveaway

 

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The Cornish Lady written by Nicola Pryce, publisher Corvus, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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Cornwall:1796
Educated, beautiful and the daughter of a prosperous merchant, Angelica Lilly has been invited to spend the summer in high society. Her father’s wealth is opening doors, and attracting marriage proposals, but Angelica still feels like an imposter among the aristocrats of Cornwall.
When her brother returns home, ill and under the influence of a dangerous man, Angelica’s loyalties are tested to the limit. Her one hope lies with coachman Henry Trevelyan, a softly spoken, educated man with kind eyes. But when Henry seemingly betrays Angelica, she has no one to turn to. Who is Henry, and what does he want? And can Angelica save her brother from a terrible plot that threatens to ruin her entire family?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Nicola Pryce’s latest novel: The Cornish Lady.

The Cornish Lady is book four in the Cornish saga series by Nicola Pryce.  Each book in the series can be read as a standalone and I have proved this notion as The Cornish Lady is my first introduction to the work of Nicola Pryce.  Each story is set along the rugged coastline of Cornwall and we travel back in time to the late 1700’s.  Nicola Pryce creates strong female leads in each novel and The Cornish Lady is no exception with Miss Angelica Lilly taking centre stage.

Angelica Lilly is the daughter of a wealthy merchant and is keen to fulfil her late mother’s wishes to marry a Lord.  But one hot summer whilst visiting family friends her life is about to take a dramatic and enlightening journey.  When Angelica’s brother, Edgar, turns up looking dishevelled, distracted and acting rather bizarrely Angelica is starting to fear for his health and his new friendship with Lord Jacob Boswell.  Does Jacob Boswell have an unhealthy control over her brother?  A race to help her brother brings forth danger and drama, unearthing secrets involving embezzlement and exploitation.

I have to admit it did take me a little while to get into the story and characters but my goodness once the author changed gear in the storyline I felt myself engulfed by the drama and felt invested in the characters lives and was eager to learn what happened next.

The Cornish Lady was filled with drama, intrigue, mystery with a charming romance at the heart of the story.  I’m now keen to learn more about the other books in the Cornish Saga series.

About the Author

2 Author PhotoNicola Pryce came to writing after a career in nursing. She has an Open University degree in Humanities and is a qualified adult literacy support volunteer. She is lives in the Blackdown Hills in Somerset and when she isn’t writing she’s probably gardening or scrubbing the decks. She and her husband love sailing and for the last twenty years they have sailed in and out of the romantic harbours of the south coast of Cornwall in search of adventure: it is there where she sets her books.

The Cornish Lady is her fourth book: The others are Pengelly’s Daughter, The Captain’s Girl, and The Cornish Dressmaker.

Nicola is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and The Historical Writers Association.

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