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The Viscount’s Lady Novelist by Alissa Baxter

The Viscount's Lady Novelist

Harriet Linfield is a lady novelist who has been disillusioned by love. She sets out to write more realistic tales about the emotion when she returns home to Linfield Court for the summer. Vowing to avoid any romantic entanglements along the way, she focuses instead on her writing and her plan to turn the estate she inherited from her uncle into a refuge for orphans.

Oliver, Viscount Wentford, is determined to restore his family fortunes. But his plans for the estate he inherited are in direct opposition to the wishes of Harriet, his new neighbour. Upon meeting her, Oliver is amused when, in response to his provocative comments, she informs him that she intends to make him the villain of her next book. But his amusement swiftly turns to dismay when circumstances align to show him in that exact light.

When an enemy comes back into Harriet’s life, she sees that love isn’t as clear-cut as the romantic tales she pens. But will the viscount manage to discard his villainous mantle to become Harriet’s real-life hero?

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Full of drama
Harriet is an heiress who has dreams of becoming a novelist but her life gets turned upside down when she meets her brothers friend, Oliver
Oliver is a geologist but is also incredibly knowledgeable about most things in the natural world so is incredibly different to Harriet who doesn’t have the same interest in nature. She sees the world through the writers artistic eye instead of the scientific one that Oliver and most of her family do, but these differences make them characters who work so well together. They start to find more common ground as the story goes on and their friendship develops quite fast and before too long so do their feelings towards each other
This book also has its own amount of drama, Harriet was previously half engaged to a man who turned out to be nothing like what she thought and who shot her brother. However he is back and is somehow leaving letters that she sent him in her room during events making Harriet fear for her safety, if he can get letters in then he can also harm her and I will admit this part of the story had a huge twist that I wasn’t expecting which helped to pull me in even further
I loved reading Harriet and Oliver’s story, there are so many hurdles that they have to cross but I was routing for them from very early on and seeing how their relationship developed and they started to understand parts of themselves that they didn’t think were there have made them characters who I will go back to again and again
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a historical romance full of drama and emotion that will keep you on your toes and unable to stop reading
AM 🐾 x

Praise

“A charming love story set in the English countryside that’s grounded in impeccable research.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

“Alissa Baxter’s writing is period perfect.” ~ Mimi Matthews, USA Today bestselling author of The Matrimonial Advertisement

“This book is gorgeous!” ~ Rachel Burton, author of The Tearoom on the Bay

“A truly traditional Regency romance, with lots of witty banter, very reminiscent of Georgette Heyer. Recommended for anyone who likes a completely clean traditional Regency, with strongly authentic writing, historical accuracy and a satisfying romance. Baxter’s writing is excellent, and her dialogue, manners and settings are true to the era.” ~ Mary Kingswood, author of traditional Regency romances

“While immersing the reader in the mores and life of the Regency era, Alissa Baxter manages to write strong, independent heroines whom modern-day women will cheer and root for. Plus the addition of little details that wrap around the plot and the characters make reading her books all the more special because you never know when you might land on a little Easter egg morsel in the beautiful and engaging prose. Historicals with heart and engaging characters that read real—that’s what you get in Ms Baxter’s books.” ~ Zee Monodee, USA Today bestselling author

About the Author

Alissa Baxter

Alissa Baxter was born in a small town in South Africa and grew up with her nose in a book on a poultry and cattle farm. At the age of eleven, she discovered her mother’s collection of Georgette Heyer novels. The first Heyer novel she ever read was Sylvester and she was hooked on Georgette Heyer after that. She read and reread her novels, and fell totally in love with the Regency period and Heyer’s grey-eyed heroes!

After university, where she majored in Political Science and French, she began writing her first Regency novel, before moving to England, which gave her further inspiration for her historical romances.

Alissa has lived in Durban and Cape Town but she eventually settled in Johannesburg where she lives with her husband and two sons. Alissa is the author of two chick-lit novels, Send and Receive and The Blog Affair, which have been re-released as The Truth About Series: The Truth about Clicking Send and Receive and The Truth About Cats and Bees.

Alissa’s Linfield Ladies Series features women in trend-setting roles in the Regency period who fall in love with men who embrace their trailblazing ways… at least eventually. The Viscount’s Lady Novelist is the second book in this series, following on from The Earl’s Lady Geologist.

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The Earl She Should Never Desire by Lara Temple

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This very handsome earl…Is the one man she cannot fall for…
War widow Lily Walsh has left her aristocratic family behind, but she can’t deny her younger sister’s request to come to London to meet her fiancé. Though not a love match, Lord Sherborne is kind, amusing and ideal for her sister on paper. But as Lily gets to know him, she’s finding him alarmingly attractive! And the forbidden look in the earl’s eye shows the feeling is mutual…

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Absolutely amazing!! 
Marcus is engaged to Anne but it’s an arranged marriage and not a love match. When Anne’s sister Lily comes to London to support her sister before her wedding, her and Marcus find themselves drawn together
I totally loved this book from the very first page, Marcus and Lily are so obviously drawn together and seeing them both deny their feelings but still being drawn together made me love them even more. They are both independent people who have strong personalities which made them feel so real to me and I could so easily see their story being played out in my head 
Lily and Marcus must be some of my favourite characters and their story had me hooked, their relationship shouldn’t happen but being together is stronger than anything else
My kindle copy of this book is full of highlights of passages that I totally adored and which love reading again, something that always seems to happen whenever I read any of Ms Temple’s books! This story caught my attention and drew me in so deeply that I really didn’t want to say goodbye to Lily and Marcus and to be honest, I kind of don’t have to as I know I will be rereading their story many times again
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a forbidden romance with amazing characters who will stay with you long after the final page 
AM 🐾 x

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Lara Temple writes strong and sensual Regency romances about complex individuals who give no quarter but do so with plenty of passion. She lives with her husband, two children, and one very fluffy dog and they are all very understanding about her taking over the kitchen table so she can look out over the garden as she writes and dreams up her Happy Ever Afters.

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Secrets Behind The Billionaire’s Return by Rachael Stewart

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Find out what happens when a billionaire returns to Felicity’s life in book one of Rachael Stewart’s new duet, Claiming the Ferrington Empire, from Harlequin Romance.

The man she never forgot…

The feelings she never lost…

Sixteen years ago, Felicity fell in love with the boy from Ferrington Manor. But their affair was short-lived when Sebastian vanished and she was left with the secret consequence of their love. Now he’s back and his return sends shock waves through Felicity! Will the revelations about Sebastian’s departure be enough for Felicity to succumb to the feelings that still draw her to him?

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Sebastian left Elmdale in Yorkshire when he was a teenager with his mother and brother, leaving behind Felicity but unbeknownst to him she was pregnant with their daughter Angel
Felicity has to be my favourite character in this book, she is brave and determined plus a brilliant mum to Angel. However she was hurt by Sebastian in the past and she is scared to make the same mistake again which I could totally understand and I think this brought me closer to her and helped me bond to her as a reader. Angel is totally amazing, she loves her mum and wants her to be happy and I loved the relationship between the two of them. It took me a bit longer to warm to Sebastian, whilst I could totally understand the reasons that he left and why he is back, I still struggled with his ‘money can solve anything’ attitude at times. There were times when it felt like he wanted to take over everything and that really annoyed me, Felicity and Angel are their own people and can make their own decisions. However as the story went on and as I discovered more about Sebastian, I started to like him more and more and by the end I was starting to love him as a character
This book also looks a lot at the power of the past and memories. It’s what drew them together, but also what tore them apart and seeing both Sebastian and Felicity try and work through that made them real to me but also tugged on my heartstrings and made me think of times when this has happened in the past
I loved reading Felicity and Sebastians story, leaning more about them as characters and Angel was totally amazing, she is the kind of daughter that any mother would love to have and seeing her develop and become accustomed to her father suddenly being in her life made her come alive to me
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a romance where the main characters come back together after a long time but still can’t deny what is between them, set in an amazing location which will catch your attention from the very start
AM 🐾 x

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About Rachael Stewart

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Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heartwarmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.

She’s been writing since she could put pen to paper as the stacks of scrawled on A4 sheets in her loft will attest to, and the lovingly bound short stories that her father would run off at work and proudly share out with his colleagues. Thinking it was a pipe dream to be published one day, she pursued a sensible career in business but she was really play-acting, achieving the appropriate degree and spending many years in the corporate world where she never truly belonged. Always happiest when she was sat at her laptop in the quiet hours tapping out a story or two. And so here she is, a published author, her full-time pleasure, a dream come true.

A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she’s not glued to her laptop, she’s wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.

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Protecting His Fake Wife (Aegis Security) by Leslie North

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Fun with a dangerous undertone 
Charlotte and her friends witnessed a mob hit and are now being threatened so they are all now under the protection of a private security team. Easton is tasked with protecting Charlotte and their cover is as newly weds at a hotel and spa in Florida
I liked Charlotte, she is friendly and kind, she makes friends easily and can quickly get information from people. She is a fun character who knows what she wants but also is scared about what is happening to herself and her friends making her seem more real
Easton is a fabulous character, he struggles with the assignment as Charlotte isn’t like anyone he had ever had to protect and he starts to develop feelings towards her. He is determined to protect her, even if that means scaring her to make her understand the seriousness of the situation and he hates the thought of her not being safe 
There is a lot of drama and danger in this book and it kept me hooked and reading, not everyone’s be who they seem and danger may be closer to the surface than you realise. There was a brilliant twist near the end which I didn’t expect, although on reflection maybe I should have, which will make this a book that I loved 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy stories full of drama, danger and romance in an amazing setting with some fabulous characters 
AM 🐾 x 

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The Knight’s Tempting Ally by Ella Matthews

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A knight’s enemy

Becomes his closest ally…

Knight Theo Glenville will do whatever it takes to discover who’s plotting against his King. So befriending—and even romancing—his target’s middle daughter, Medea, is merely part of his sworn duty. But what isn’t? Falling under the spell of a woman who’s anything but plain in his eyes! Yet every day they become closer, the more torn he is between his allegiance to king or his heart…

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Totally fabulous

Theo is one of the Kings Knights sworn to protect Edward III and there is a plot to try and draw England into a war with France. Medea’s father is suspected of being in league with the plotters and Theo has been tasked to investigate but things may not be as simple as they first seem
I loved both Theo and Medea, they are both independent people who aren’t fully accepted by the world around them but between the 2 of them, they have a chance to change the future. Neither wants to marry and they form an unlikely friendship whilst they look into what has been happening in court and the more I got to know them the more I loved them
This book is filled with drama and intrigue whilst also looking at the developing relationship between Medea and Theo. They are drawn to each other and as I reader I could see their feelings towards the other much sooner than they did but I think their denial and determination not to get hurt like they have been in the past makes perfect sense to their characters. If I could wish for one thing it would have been to hear more of the story from Theo’s point of view, there were times when hearing from him would have made the story work even better but that is me being picky! 
I totally loved this book, it kept me on my toes with the traitors plot and had me guessing who it might be from very early on
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a romance full of drama with characters you will love and plot twist that will keep you guessing 
AM 🐾 x

Purchase Links

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Author Bio

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Ella Matthews lives and works in beautiful South Wales. When not thinking about handsome heroes she can be found walking along the coast with her husband and their two children (probably still thinking about heroes but at least pretending to be interested in everyone else).

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Winning Back His Duchess by Amanda McCabe

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Escape to beautiful Venice for this Victorian marriage reunited story…

An invitation to Venice…

To save their marriage!

Suggesting divorce to her estranged husband, Jamie, Duke of Byson, takes all of Rose Wilkins’s courage. Years of distance and heartbreak have taken a toll—she needs a new start. But Jamie won’t hear of divorce, because of the scandal alone. His counteroffer is a trip to Venice… Might discovering Venice’s delights together rekindle the still-simmering desire that drew Rose to Jamie as a starry-eyed young American heiress?

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Oh my gosh!!!
Rose and Jamie’s marriage broke down when they lose their baby and Jamie started neglecting her and turned to drink but now he has changed and is determined to win back his wife 
Rose is considered a society beauty and is frequently out but it is taking its toll on her physically and she has become unwell. Rose is under such immense pressure in her life in London and it’s so clear to see how that impacts her life and seeing her start to unwind and allow her to be more herself made me warm to her so quickly. Jamie had a hill to climb as initially we see him through Roses eyes as the person and husband he was but as I started to get to know him, I realised that he had changed and that Rose really was very important to him which made me love him more and more. The only thing I would have wished for is to hear more of the story from Jamie’s point of view, to be able to understand him better but also to see his plans for winning Rose back and how he really felt about her being in his life more again
I totally loved Rose and Jamie’s story, they were so far apart, even to the stage where Rose went to him to request a divorce but she was willing to give him another chance, especially when it took them away from London. I really enjoyed reading about their time in Venice, it took them out of the traditional and allowed them to experience the sense of wonder and discovery of a new place. Thinking about it, it does actually reflect their relationship and how it changes and develops throughout the story which was written in so subtly that I almost missed it 
As you can tell, this has been one of my favourite books for a while and I would recommend it to so many people but especially those who enjoy a story full of emotions and drama where the characters find out more about themselves and what is important to them 
AM 🐾 x

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Author Bio 

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Amanda wrote her first romance at the age of sixteen–a vast historical epic starring all her friends as the characters, written secretly during algebra class (and her parents wondered why math was not her strongest subject…)

She’s never since used algebra, but her books have been nominated for many awards, including the RITA Award, the Romantic Times BOOKReviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Booksellers Best, the National Readers Choice Award, and the Holt Medallion.  She lives in Santa Fe with a Poodle, a cat, a wonderful husband, and a very and far too many books and royal memorabilia collections.

When not writing or reading, she loves taking dance classes, collecting cheesy travel souvenirs, and watching the Food Network–even though she doesn’t cook.

 

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A Nurse to Claim His Heart by Juliette Hyland

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Will a fake relationship turn into a forever romance? Find out in Juliette Hyland’s latest Harlequin Medical Romance, the first story in the Neonatal Nurses duet!

A picture is worth a thousand words…What about a viral video?

When Dr. Benedict saves an infant on the Washington Metro, the treatment he performs with nurse Penny becomes the talk of the town—and social media! Not least because the world thinks they’re a couple… While a real relationship is a no-go zone for divorced Benedict, prolonging their “faux-mance” is the perfect way to raise vital hospital funds. But the longer their ruse goes on, the more real it feels!

From Harlequin Medical: Life and love in the world of modern medicine.

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A story of discovery 

Penny and Benedict both work in NICU and on their way to work one morning they save a baby’s life. This generates a lot of publicity for the hospital and they start a fake relationship in order to keep the publicity up to generate funding for a maternity unit in the hospital. Problem is that the fake relationship starts to become real… 
I loved Penny, she is a fun and intelligent lady with fantastic trivia knowledge but she has been badly hurt the in past and is wary of trusting love and her relationship with Benedict. Benedict is haunted by his brothers death and this has a huge impact on his life and how he perceives things. At times I did struggle with him as he had a very cynical view but he is also so loveable and I did very quickly start to love him
I really enjoyed this book, there is medical drama but not too much and at the same time it looked at the characters, what drives them but also how the issues in both of their pasts have such an impact on their present and future. I loved seeing the characters discover what is important, what they are willing to sacrifice and what the future could hold as they became more and more real to me
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a romance full of emotions which will have you hooked from the very first page
AM 🐾 x
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Juliette Hyland believes in caffeine, hot drinks and happily ever afters! She lives in Ohio, USA, with her prince charming, who has patiently listened to many rants regarding characters failing to follow the outline. When not working on fun and flirty happily ever afters, Juliette can be found spending time with her beautiful daughters, giant dogs or sewing uneven stitches with her sewing machine.

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The Magdalene Deception by Gary McAvoy

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Utterly gripping 
Father Michael Dominic works in the Vatican Archives and he stumbles upon a document that leads him and journalist Hans Sinclair into an investigation that may shake the entire foundations of the Catholic Church
Both Michael and Hana were characters who I could get behind so quickly and I bonded with them almost instantly. They both have a passion and dedication that came across so strongly and their determination to uncover the truth made me like them even more. There were a lot of supporting characters and a part of me struggled to keep up with who everyone was and the role that they played, especially as the story bounced about between lots of different character viewpoints however as the story progressed and I learnt more about them it was easier to follow and i could see how everything was more connected than I had realised 
I loved the mysteries and suspense that ran through this book, it caught my attention right from the very off and had me unable to stop reading. It looks at regular religious legends but is written in such a way that I would forget that it is fiction, or is it? Maybe I’m still so entwined with the story as I write this review that I’m questioning the truth… 
There are so many things going for this book and it’s really hard to write a proper review because of the amount of spoilers so it’s one that people who enjoy a book that will catch your attention from the start with a mystery that will have you wondering and puzzling over (and if you are anything like me, possibly ending up googling at 2am!) with some brilliant characters 
AM 🐾 x

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The Chair Man by Alex Pearl

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Michael Hollinghurst is a successful corporate lawyer living a comfortable, suburban life in leafy North West London. But on 7 July 2005, his life is transformed when he steps on a London underground train targeted by Islamist suicide bombers. While most passengers in his carriage are killed, Michael survives the explosion but is confined to a wheelchair as a result.

Coming to terms with his predicament and controlling his own feelings of guilt as a survivor conspire to push him in a direction that is out of character and a tad reckless. In a quest to seek retribution, he resorts to embracing the internet and posing as a radical Islamist in order to snare potential perpetrators.

Much to his surprise, his shambolic scheme yields results and is brought to the attention of both GCHQ and a terrorist cell. But before long, dark forces begin to gather and close in on him. There is seemingly no way out for Michael Hollinghurst. He has become, quite literally, a sitting target.

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Author Bio 

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Alex’s first novel ‘Sleeping with the Blackbirds’, a darkly humorous urban fantasy, written for children and young adults, was initially published by PenPress in 2011. It has since become a Kindle bestseller in the US. In 2014, his fictionalised account of the first British serviceman to be executed for cowardice during the First World War was published by Mardibooks in its anthology, ‘The Clock Struck War’. A selection of his blog posts is also available in paperback under the title ‘Random Ramblings of a Short-sighted Blogger.’ In 2019, his psychological thriller, ‘The Chair Man’ that is set in London in 2005 following the terrorist attack on its public transport system, was published as an ebook by Fizgig Press. The paperback followed in 2020.

Alex lives in NW London with his wife and terribly spoilt feline.

He is quite possibly the only human being on this planet to have been inadvertently locked in a record shop on Christmas Eve.

You can visit his website at http://booksbyalexpearl.weebly.com

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A Quiet Place to Kill by N R Daws

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Strange but addictive
A serial killer is roaming Scotney village and RAF station brutally murdering the girls of the ATA but can police detective Kenber and psychologist and ATA pilot Lizzie work together to catch them 
Lizzie has issues but she is also brilliant at what she does and without her insights Kember may not have been able to catch the killer, however at times I struggled with her as a character. She has a lot of internal struggles which can overwhelm her and makes it hard as a reader to connect to her, mainly because there are a lot of changes in her personality which can make it tough to fully understand her. However, now I have read her story I can see her as a more rounded character and I look forward to getting to know her more in the rest of the series 
Kember is a police detective of his time, he is stuck in his ways and is very suspicious of things he doesn’t know about or understand, including Lizzie’s use of psychology to look into the mind of the murdered and create a profile of the killer. He is good at his job and I found myself warming to him so quickly and I could picture him in my minds eye going about and conducting his investigation 
Two things initially drew me to this book, the first being the location where it is set, I live in Kent and have been to Scotney Castle many times before so it was easy for me to see the village and the Battle of Britain airfield, even though those in the book are fictional as they are places I know. The other thing that interested me was Lizzie’s job as an Air Transport Auxiliary pilot, without the crews of the ATA it would have been much harder to recover damaged aircraft for repair without using the resources of frontline pilots. It just so happened that a few weeks ago I heard a lecture from the Maidenhead museum which houses the ATA museum which charts the work of the ATA and the challenges that the crews, especially the women faced, to be able to fly all aircraft and not just the more basic ones like the Tiger Moth. I think that having this understanding of the ATA and the struggles going on behind the scenes really helped me to connect to the characters, their delight in flying as well as their frustrations and determination came through so strongly that I felt so connected to them and absorbed by their story
This means that there is a brilliant supporting cast of characters in this book and they work together to make it so addictive that I couldn’t put it down. The story telling and the descriptions were so vivid and compelling that I could see everything happening in my minds eye, it also kept me guessing right up to the end and I totally wasn’t expecting the killers identity 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a historical murder mystery full of drama and twists that will catch your attention and have you unable to put it down 
AM 🐾 x

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