Monday, December 7, 2009
Lord WrayBourne's Betrothed - Book Review & Giveaway
From The New York Times bestselling author of A Lady’s Secret, a classic Regency romance back in print and in trade for the first time.
Even if the handsome, debonair Lord Wraybourne is only marrying Jane Sandiford for her fortune—as she suspects—that does not diminish the powerful sway her betrothed seems to hold over her. The Sandiford Heiress has lived a sheltered life and is known for being stuffy, so her passionate responses to her fiancé’s attentions catch her by surprise.
As confused and mortified as she is by her own emotions, Jane is even more scandalized when the dread Whisperer, the scourge of polite Society, rasps unspeakable vileness into her ear. And she is troubled by the news that someone is assaulting young women “of the middling class” in the streets of London. Yet she remains unaware that an adversary closer to home schemes to sabotage the relationship between Lord Wraybourne and his betrothed…
Jo Beverley is one the few authors writing English-set historical romance who is English. She was born and raised in England, and has a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire. She and her husband emigrated to Canada, where they now live. They have two sons.
Though Jo started to write as a young child, it was only in the eighties that she began to think that it was something ordinary people could do, and after a talk at a local library, she settled to seriously writing her first historical romance.
Now, she is the author of over thirty romance novels and many novellas -- see Jo Beverley's booklist which have brought her many awards, including five RITA awards from the Romance Writers of America and awards from Romantic Times including two Career Achievement awards. She is a member of the RWA Honor Roll, and the RWA Hall of Fame.
Although I do not read a lot of romance genre books, I very much enjoyed this book. I love historical fiction and really enjoyed the descriptions of the era (costumes, customs, etc). The book was very well written and I loved the the mystery and intrique that was weaved into the story line of the Jane and Lord Wraybourne. This was a relatively quick read and the mystery had me going until the very end. I have never read Jo Beverley's books before but I have definitely become a fan and I look forward to reading more of her books in the future!
I highly recommend this book for the historical fiction or romance book fan in your life.
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