The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge by Lara Temple blogtour book review

 

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The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge 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 and amazon.  The book is also available direct from Mills & Boon.

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Could this infamous rake finally have found his countess?
Part of The Sinful Sinclairs.
When Lucas, Lord Sinclair, receives a mysterious summons from a Miss Olivia Silverdale he’s skeptical about whether he can help her. But Olivia, although eccentric, is in earnest about her quest to restore her late godfather’s reputation. Lucas’s curiosity is piqued, and not just by Olivia’s intelligent eyes and lithe form. A new challenge quickly presents itself: keeping Miss Silverdale at arm’s length!

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Lara Temple’s latest novel: The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge.

Ohh this was such a treat of a read, a new series from one of the current greats in Regency Romance, Lara Temple.  The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge is book one in The Sinful Sinclair’s series and is the story of Lord Lucas Sinclair, the eldest of the Sinclair children.

The Sinclair’s have a well known reputation amongst the ‘ton’, however it’s a reputation that was earned by their grandfather but now all Sinclair’s have been tarnished with the same brush.  When Lucas was summoned by a young woman from Yorkshire of details of a wrong doing he felt exasperated and thought the plight by Miss Olivia Silverdale was nothing but a ‘wild-goose chase’.  But his interest peaked slightly by this rather unusual young lady who was very sure of her story and was hellbent on finding the truth.

I felt the story held a little dark atmosphere during the opening chapters with the mystery unfolding and the quest to unearth the truth.  What Olivia and Lucas hadn’t expected was the building chemistry between them.  However, they were both very wary of their feelings and Lucas was almost aghast to his ‘mawkish’ feelings.

Lara Temple has created a great Regency romp filled with atmosphere from the intensity of the challenge and also the emotional wars bubbling on the surface.  Olivia and Lucas were a great crime busting duo.  I loved it all and felt myself swooning for this Sinclair.  I’m so looking forward to more from The Sinful Sinclair’s.

I particularly enjoyed this quote from the novel:

“The girl was as mistrustful as he, and just as scared of feeling.  She would not love easily, but when she did …”

About the Author

the earls - profile picLara 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.

Social Media Links –
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Website: http://www.laratemple.com
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/LaraTemple 7

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The Uncompromising Lord Flint by Virginia Heath Blog Blitz book review

 

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The Uncompromising Lord Flint written by Virginia Heath, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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

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The Uncompromising Lord Flint
Imprisoned by her past- Set free by her enemy!
Charged with high treason, Lady Jessamine Fane is under the watchful eye of icily calm Lord Peter Flint. It’s a task this spy won’t be swayed from, no matter how alluring his prisoner! Only it’s not long before Flint realises that tenacious Jess hides a lifetime of pain. With so much at stake, can he afford to take a chance on their powerful attraction?

 

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogblitz celebrating and promoting the launch of Virginia Heath’s latest novel:  The Uncompromising Lord Flint.

Mon dieu, soyez toujours mon coeur qui bat!

Oh wow, what an explosive ending to a great read. Yet again author Virginia Heath has treated her readers to a rollercoaster of a ride with a dramatic, sexy, thrilling and utterly romantic regency romp.

The Uncompromising Lord Flint is book two in the King’s Elite series and as I mentioned in my review for book one in the series; The Mysterious Lord Millcroft, the King’s Elite are very like a 19th century MI5 and each of the ‘Invisibles’ are reminiscent to James Bond. However, no special gadgets from Q for these men but bravery, cunning, calm individuals with highly intelligent strategic qualities.

Lord Flint’s latest mission is to safely escort a prisoner from France to London awaiting the trial for treason and the indirect involvement of murder. Lady Jessimina (Jess) Fane was a very stubborn young woman refusing to divulge any information regarding the smuggling ring and she was prepared to face her punishment. However, the journey from France to London would be thwart with danger as the smugglers would be close on their tail to try and kidnap Jess to return her to France.

Lord Flint is normally unflappable but Jess has stirred emotions in him that he thought he was immune to. Fighting with his head and his heart on whether to believe Jess’s innocence the road to London was to be met with many challenges culminating in a battle that brought danger to his own family.

Virginia Heath’s writing style is effortless and she immerses the readers to a different time zone with etiquette and society, rakes and rascals. I love the banter she creates with her leading lady and gentleman which brings charm and fun to the storyline. I adored this story; it was dangerous, seductive and the book was unputdownable. Virginia Heath has given me a thirst for Regency Romance.

About the Author

virginia heathWhen Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Despite that, it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

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The Warrior’s Bride Prize by Jenni Fletcher Publication Day Push #bookreview

 

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The Warrior’s Bride Prize written by Jenni Fletcher, publisher Mills & Boon Historical is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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Daughter of a slave…wedded to the warrior!
Livia Valeria is furious when she’s ruthlessly gambled away by her intended bridegroom. Luckily, it’s tall, muscled and darkly handsome Roman centurion Marius Varro who wins her as his bride! Livia must hide her Caledonian roots, but when Marius faces a barbarian rebellion at Hadrian’s Wall she must make a choice: her heritage or the husband she’s falling for…

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the Publication Day Push celebrating and promoting the launch of Jenni Fletcher’s latest historical romance: The Warrior’s Bride Prize.

Happy Publication Day Jenni Fletcher.

This is my first introduction to the work of Jenni Fletcher and it is also my first introduction to a historical romance set in the Roman era and oh my what a story!  I greedily devoured this historical romance.  The story was set in AD197 and at a time when North Britannia was on the verge of a rebellion.

From the start of the story I was captivated by the rugged landscape and especially the area surrounding Hadrian’s Wall.  Livia Valeria was on her way to an arranged marriage to pay off a debt owed to her scrupulous half-brother.  With a fear of the unknown and anxious for not just her future but that of her daughter’s Livia felt like she had no choice but to obey her brother.  Travelling the arduous journey to her new home with many pent-up feelings but she is soon put at ease when a Legion of roman soldiers greet her close to her destination.  When Livia first sets eyes on the Centurion that has been given the task to escort her she feels a sudden kinship to him.

Livia is hiding secrets from her heritage, not that she is ashamed of it but that she is afraid of others reactions and prejudices.

Marius Varro was a Centurion determined to climb the ranks.  He wasn’t happy to be assigned the task to escort the bride-to-be but upon meeting Livia he was completely taken aback.  He expected a typical Roman lady that was used to privileges but Livia was nothing like this.  He was utterly entranced by her and was shocked by his feelings so strongly felt for someone he’d just met. From the short time he spent in the final legs of the journey Marius knew that he’d do anything to protect this woman and within hours he had no choice but to honour this.  The more that Marius saw of Livia with her sparkling green eyes and her mass of wild red hair he was lost.  Lost to a life he no longer could control.

A couple thrust together to protect from an uncertain future.   A couple that were fighting their own heritages.  A couple that were also fighting against the building chemistry between them.

Jenni Fletcher’s words flowed perfectly and I was swept away with this new adventure for Livia with the uncertainty of an arranged marriage and her future.  The author has thrown so much in this novel, I didn’t expect to fall for a story set in the Roman era but I was totally entranced by this new hero and heroine partnership.  There was lots of action with the threat of the rebellion which made for an intense story.  Jenni Fletcher also wove in a gorgeous heated romance that was so beautifully told.  It was dramatic, addictive, heart warming and filled with an intense desire.  Loved it!

About the Author

jenni fletcherJenni Fletcher was born on the north coast of Scotland and now lives in Yorkshire, where she writes Medieval, Roman and Victorian romance novels.
She studied English at Cambridge University before doing an MA on Women and Literature in English and a PhD on Victorian & Edwardian literature at Hull. After realising that she was better at writing than teaching, she worked in a number of administrative jobs whilst trying to finish her first book, which was rejected. Thinking there must have been some mistake, she then wrote another, which was fortunately accepted by Harlequin Mills & Boon.
Her favourite Jane Austen novel is Persuasion and her favourite Brontë is Anne. If she had to choose a romantic hero it would be John Thornton, but maybe that’s just because she’s Northern.

Website:  http://jennifletcher.com/

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

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The Makings of a Lady by Catherine Tinley blogblitz book review

 

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The Makings of a Lady written by Catherine Tinley, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available to buy in ebook and paperback format from 4th October 2018.

The ebook is available to download for amazon kindle, kobo, iBooks and Google Play.  The paperback is available from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith, amazon and direct from Mills & Boon.

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Be calm, she thought.
Be gracious. Be twenty-two.
Lady Olivia Fanton is eager to prove she’s no longer a child. However, just as she thinks she’s found a suitable match in the suave Mr Manning, charismatic Captain Jem Ford walks back into her life, bringing with him all the embarrassment of her infatuation four years before! She’s determined to appear mature, distant, friendly. But does she dare hope he’ll notice her as the lady she’s become?

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Catherine Tinley’s latest Regency Romance; The Makings of a Lady.  The Makings of a Lady is book three in The Chadcombe Marriages series.  The books can be read as a standalone as you are introduced to a new member of the siblings living at Chadcombe House, however as a Regency Romance lover I’d fully recommend reading all the books in the series.  The books in the trilogy are:

  • Waltzing with the Earl
  • The Captain’s Disgraced Lady
  • The Makings of a Lady

Once again Catherine Tinley has taken me to a time and a place when romance was an art, it was a beautiful dance of etiquette of society.  I love this era it is so different from the life of today and historical romance gives you a glimpse to time gone by.

Lady Olivia Fanton was eighteen when she first met Jem Ford who had come to Chadcombe to recover from injuries in battle.  However, their friendship was short-lived when Jem returned back to duty.  It’s now four year’s on and Lady Olivia is no longer the young girl, she is now a beautiful young woman trying to find her place.  She feels like her family still treat her as the young girl from years ago and Olivia is trying to prove otherwise.  She has spent four years getting over the loss of her friendship with Jem Ford but when she hears of his return memories of her heartache return.  To add to her confused heart a new suitor, George Manning, with his rather charming, handsome features and smooth prose has come to her attention.  Olivia doesn’t know which way to let her heart sway; she has a history of friendship with Jem but will he remember her as the young girl that helped him and have forgotten all about her or does she let her heart seek another?

Olivia’s life is put in danger and the circumstances surrounding it are most unusual.  Jem sets out to unravel the mystery.

I loved this story by Catherine Tinley it had plenty of warmth, romance but it was also filled with drama, danger and mystery.  I was captivated by Olivia, Jem and her close circle of family and friends.  Courageous, dramatic and oh so very romantic.

About the Author

Tinley 6 dogCatherine Tinley writes 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, cat, and dog.

Website:  https://catherinetinley.com/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/CatherineTinley

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

The author is running a giveaway to win a copy of the book, along with two other (surprise) romance novels by other writers.
2 x UK/Ireland Winners and 1 x International Winner.
For all the details look out for Catherine Tinley on Facebook and Twitter.

 

The Mysterious Lord Millcroft by Virginia Heath Publication Day Blogblitz book review

 

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The Mysterious Lord Millcroft written by Virgina Heath, publisher Mills & Boon Historical is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

The ebook is available to download for amazon kindle, kobo, iBooks and Google Play.  The paperback is available from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith, Foyles and amazon.  The ebook and paperback is also available to purchase direct from Mills & Boon website.

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Product Details

Life as a duchess…
Or something much more dangerous…?
Part of The King’s Elite. Constantly told her beauty and charm is all she has to offer, Lady Clarissa is intent on marrying a duke. And intriguing spy Sebastian Leatham will help her! Only first she’ll assist him with his new assignment—playing the part of confident aristocrat Lord Millcroft. Sebastian awakens a burning desire within Clarissa which leaves her questioning whether becoming a duchess is what she truly longs for…

The Mysterious Lord Millcroft

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the Publication Day Blogblitz for Virginia Heath’s new novel The Mysterious Lord Millcroft, which is book one in a new series called The King’s Elite.

What an explosive start to a new Regency Romance series, I was completely hooked by Lord Millcroft and I feel like I’ve just sat through a 19th century James Bond-esque blockbuster movie.

Virginia Heath’s hero and heroine characters are always so well crafted and she has a great way with words infusing brilliant banter between the male and female lead characters.  I was instantly drawn to Sebastian’s character with his dark brooding looks and almost shockingly shy composure when faced with the effortlessly beautiful Lady Clarissa.  A man trained to blend in with every situation Sebastian was struggling to talk to this stunning specimen of the female kind.  Sebastian was lost; lost for words and he’d lost his heart when he first laid eyes on her.  However, Lady Clarissa had her heart set on marrying a Duke.

Sebastian Leatham had a secret life one that he’d finely tuned and he was one of the best in his profession.  He was a spy, working for King and country as one of The King’s Elite.  His latest mission was to blend in to Society’s most aristocratic peers and seek out information on liquor smuggling.  Sebastian hated Society and all that it stood for; it was pompous and full of stupid traditions.  Sebastian hadn’t envisaged meeting Lady Clarissa again and was shocked to meet up with her whilst he was undercover.  In order to keep up his persona Sebastian had to entrust Lady Clarissa with confidences that were a matter of state security.

Sebastian’s mission was in full swing with the help of Lady Clarissa.  Was Lady Clarissa going to be a hindrance or help to the cause?

This was such an exciting tale full of drama with dashing undercover agents infiltrating with the rich and infamous Ladies, Lords, Dukes and Earls.  Danger was always lurking behind shadows and the close working relationship with Sebastian and Clarissa brought it’s own danger with the onslaught of desire that was heating up as the drama unfolded.

A dynamic duo in a gorgeous, dramatic, engaging Regency romance.

About the Author

The Mysterious Lord Millcroft - Virginia Heath

Virginia Heath lives on the outskirts of London with her understanding husband and two, less understanding, teenagers. After spending years teaching history, she decided to follow her dream of writing for Harlequin. Now she spends her days happily writing regency romances, creating heroes that she falls in love with and heroines who inspire her. When she isn’t doing that, Virginia likes to travel to far off places, shop for things that she doesn’t need or read romances written by other people.

 

 

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One Week to Wed by Laurie Benson blogblitz Q n A

 

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One Week to Wed (The Sommersby Brides Book 1) written by Laurie Benson, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

The paperback is available from all good book retailers and the ebook is available to download via kindle, kobo and iBooks.

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Product Details (as per amazon page)

One stolen night…
…leads to unexpected wedding vows!
Part of The Sommersby Brides: widowed Lady Charlotte Gregory believes she’ll never marry again after losing her husband—until meeting dashing Lord Andrew Pearce brings her respectable lonely world back to vibrant life! Left alone one night, they give in to their desires—only to find their secret passion leads to shock, scandal…and a sudden marriage of convenience!

One Week To Wed

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogblitz on the publication day for Laurie Benson’s latest Historical Romance series The Sommersby Brides, with One Week to Wed as Book 1.  I’m sad that I haven’t had the time to read this novel yet as I adore a Regency romance but it will definitely be going on my TBR.  So, instead of a review I have a treat; a Q and A with the lovely author Laurie Benson.

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Hi Laurie welcome to my blog.  I love reading Regency romance as courtships and relationships were very different and almost orchestrated.

Hi, thanks so much for having me on your Kraftireader blog.   I love your blog header! It sums me up perfectly. I love to snuggle up with a cup of tea and read.

Many thanks Laurie, tea and books are a perfect coupling 🙂

Q: Why did you choose the Regency era as your focus on writing?
There are so many things about that era that I love. The early nineteenth century is such a culturally rich time in history. I adore Georgian architecture, art, and the clothes that were worn were so romantic. I really do have a thing for a man in breeches and boots! And, as a writer, I love being able to craft romances that can play with the restricted manners of the day. Just the simple brush of one hand against another could have been high erotic. It’s fun to find ways for your hero and heroine to have clandestine encounters.

Q: The book covers of historical romances are so beautiful.  Just for fun if you could choose any celeb to be on your book cover (be it a couple or a hero or heroine) who would it be?
I agree, I think historical romance covers are beautiful. When I send my cover ideas to my publisher, I always include photos of who I think the hero and heroine look like, so this is easy to answer. I would have Chris Hemsworth play my hero, Lord Andrew Pearce. Lord Andrew is an agent of the crown and is this tall, muscular guy with a killer smile. My heroine is Lady Charlotte Gregory, who is an independent widow. I envisioned Meghan Fox when I was writing her.

Q: Just for fun who would you secretly love as your biggest fan?
This is a tough one to answer. There isn’t anyone that I can think of.  I’m just happy when readers find my books and let me know that they’ve enjoyed them.

Q: Book 1 in your new trilogy is out today. How do you decide if your WIP is going to be serialised?
All of the Regency romances that I’ve written so far are part of a series and take place in the same world. It’s how I envision my Regency era England, I suppose. I enjoy reading series romances, so it was probably natural that I would write them. I like writing stories about a group of friends or siblings and have characters appeared in other stories. There are a few characters from my first series, The Secret Lives of the Ton, that appear in The Sommersby Brides series.

Q: Please tell me a little about the trilogy and what we have to look forward to in the trilogy?
The Sommersby Brides series is comprised of three stand-alone stories about the three Sommersby sisters, who find themselves in three scandalous situations that lead to three very different proposals. The first book is ONE WEEK TO WED which, as you said, is out today. It’s the story of an independent widow and a dangerous Lord who share one unexpected night of passion that results in an unknowing betrayal and a marriage of convenience. The second story is actually a Christmas novella entitled ONE NIGHT UNDER THE MISTLETOE. It will be released in November. I had some fun with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet when I was writing that story and wondered what would have happened if Romeo or Juliet had decided they weren’t ready to run away together and then they met up years later. And the final book is HIS THREE-DAY DUCHESS, which is a road trip, enemies-to-lovers romance which will be out in February.

Thanks again for having me on Kraftireader.  It’s been fun.

Thank you so much to Laurie Benson joining me today.  To learn more about Laurie Benson please visit the following sites:

Website:  http://lauriebenson.net/

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/@lauriebwrites/

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

 

 

 

 

 

The Beauchamp Betrothals Books 2 & 3 by Janice Preston book review

Scandal and Miss Markham and Lady Cecily and the Mysterious Mr Gray written by Janice Preston, publisher Mills & Boon Historical are available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

To buy links:

The books can be purchased direct from the Mills & Boon website:  https://bit.ly/2t21MFf

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Mills & Boon Historical novels are also available on the high street from WHSmith and Waterstones.

Product Details (as per amazon page)

Scandal and Miss Markham

A scandalous journey…
Glassmaker’s daughter Thea Markham is devastated when her brother Daniel goes missing. Then a mysterious lord turns up asking questions about Daniel and offers to find him. Unsure she can trust the handsome peer, Thea dresses up as a boy and follows him!
Lord Vernon Beauchamp feels his life lacks direction. Meeting Thea gives him a renewed purpose. And when they are thrown together on their scandalous adventure, friendship soon gives way to desire…

Lady Cecily and the Mysterious Mr Gray

Love or family…
How can she choose between them?
Lady Cecily Beauchamp has always put her family first. Until she falls under the spell of the mysterious Zachary Gray—a man of Romany descent. Knowing her family will forbid their match, Cecily steels herself to do her duty and marry elsewhere. Only she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Zach as the spark between them ignites a passion neither can deny!

The Beauchamp Betrothals series books in order are:

  • Cinderella and The Duke (you can find my review  here
  • Scandal and Miss Markham
  • Lady Cecily and the Mysterious Mr Gray

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of the books. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

Reviews

Scandal and Miss Markham:  This is book two in The Beauchamp Betrothals, although each story can be read as a standalone characters from each story will crop up and have relevance to each storyline.  I would therefore, highly recommend reading all the books in the series in order (see above).

This is the story of Thea (Dorothea) Markham and Vernon Beauchamp, the younger brother to Duke Leo Beauchamp who we met in Cinderella and The Duke.  Thea Markham is the daughter of a glass manufacturer and since her father’s illness Thea and her brother Daniel have taken over the reigns of running the business.  Thea is feeling quite anxious at the moment as her brother Daniel failed to return home 5 days ago and she is becoming increasingly concerned.  When an unexpected visitor turns up with details of a letter from Daniel Thea is unsure to trust this stranger.  This stranger is non other than Vernon Beauchamp, who has turned to Thea for help with regards to his cousin, who is also missing, and he believes Daniel may have the answer.

With a few clues as to Daniel’s last whereabouts Vernon sets off to help unravel this mystery of a missing brother and his cousin.  Unbeknown to Vernon the headstrong Thea follows Vernon into the darkness to help with the unexplained absence of her beloved brother.

Thea was such a great character; she was headstrong, loyal to her family, set in her ways and so oblivious to the etiquette of ladies of Regency England.  However, Thea did have a vulnerable side and she had suffered greatly with her heart and was struggling with guilt and trust.

Could Thea learn to trust this rather handsome rakish stranger Vernon Beauchamp?

As Thea and Vernon unearth many secrets along their journey to find Daniel they come face to face with danger.  Along with danger the duo are fighting with their heightened emotions they are experiencing working so close together.  A gorgeous Regency Romance filled with drama, mystery with a fabulous budding relationship filled with banter, intrigue and passion.

Lady Cecily and the Mysterious Mr Gray:  Book 3 in The Beauchamp Betrothal series.  Lady Cecily is the sister to Leo and Vernon Beauchamp and with recent changes to her brother’s lives Cecily is feeling a little at lost in her life.  She’s not sure where she stands now within the family and when a handsome stranger is concerned with Cecily’s health and wellbeing she starts to consider her options for the future.

This handsome stranger is Zachary Gray who is a good friend of Thea Markham’s brother Daniel.  Zachary is not your typical Regency gent, for starters his attire is more flamboyant and casual looking.  Zachary is a Romany traveller and has quite a free spirited lifestyle.  However, when he sees the forlorn looking Cecily he feels a spark of a flame slowly igniting inside him.

Cecily feels that she has limited options being a spinster in Regency time, she feels like she needs to follow her head and find a husband fast.  However, her heart is leaning towards the mysterious Zachary Gray.  Cecily knows that this partnership would be unthinkable, a Lady from society and a Romany man with a mysterious past would be an improper relationship.  But this unlikely duo are drawn to each other and Cecily is soon fighting with her principles and those of her brothers.

I loved Cecily and Zachary’s story, at a time when diversity was unheard of and ladies in society were programmed to behave in a certain fashion, the duo were trying to brake the mould.  Another gorgeous instalment in The Beauchamp Betrothal series.  Janice Preston has created a series filled with charm, drama, intrigue and mystery all finished off with a big dose of passion.

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