Tuesday, 15 December 2020

#BlogTour The Viscount's Convenient Bride by Josie Bonham

 
Today it's my turn on the BlogTour The Viscount's Convenient Bride by Josie Bonham.
About the Author

Josie lives in the English midlands, surrounded by towns full of history such as Evesham, Stratford-Upon- Avon, Warwick and Worcester. Which is perhaps why her favourite reads are historical. Out of all the periods to choose from the Regency Era stirs her imagination the most. The true Regency lasted from 1811 until 1820 but dates as wide as 1789 to 1837 have been included in the extended Regency period. For Josie the true flavour of this period emerges after the iniquitous hair powder tax of 1795, unsurprisingly, scuppered the fashion for hair powder almost overnight. 

Josie has always dabbled in stories but it took the combined efforts of her sister and eldest niece to set her on the path to writing novels. Her Regency romances, with a dash of adventure and intrigue, are the result.

There is more information on her website at www.josiebonhamauthor.com  

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About the book

Luke, Viscount Enstone’s, resolve to avoid a love match is tested to its limit when he accepts responsibility for the Davenport family.

Luke has found it hard to sort out his late father’s affairs. A dishonest secretary and ailing land agent have left the family estates in disorder. With new people in place, he sets off to one of his smaller properties to discover the extent of an obligation that seems out of keeping with the cold-hearted father he remembers. Who is the young woman living at Shepley Hall and what was her connection to his father?

Miss Kitty Davenport has waited for a long time to find out if the new Viscount Enstone will continue the support his father gave to her family and her patience is wearing thin. Will he carry on paying for her young brother’s education and even assist him in finding a career? For herself, all she needs is help to find a suitable position as a companion and to escape from the unwanted attentions of a persistent suitor.

Review

Kitty is a victim of societal rules and structures, in a world where women have to rely on the men for everything and are also at the beck and call of said men. Trying to keep herself afloat and her brother in his expensive school is proving hard, and her predicament has made her the target of an unsavoury gentleman wishing to exploit her vulnerability.

Luke arrives at Shepley Hall with the sole purpose of finding out what connection Kitty has or had to his father. Is he walking into some strange illicit arrangement or is it simply a case of not having all the information to understand the situation. He feels responsible for the young woman and her already damaged reputation, which is the beginning of a relationship that is fraught with misunderstandings and insecurities.

Bonham gives readers the climax readers expect from this kind of historical period romance. The tussle, the pull and the physical attraction. The inevitable, which is delayed by the ever evolving obstacle course of emotions and the rules of the upper echelon.

This is the second book in the Reluctant Brides series, both of which can be read as standalone novels.

Buy The Viscount's Convenient Bride at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Pitcheroak Press; pub date1 Nov. 2020. Buy at Amazon com. 

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