Monday, September 29, 2014

Blog Tour/Review: The Unexpected Earl by Philippa Jane Keyworth


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02_The Unexpected Earl 

Publication Date: September 20, 2014 | Madison Street Publishing | Formats: eBook, Paperback

Genre: Historical Fiction/Regency/Romance

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From the author of the widely acclaimed The Widow's Redeemer, comes a new Regency romance from Philippa Jane Keyworth.

Six years after being jilted without a word of explanation, Julia Rotherham finds Lucius Wolversley standing before her once again–unexpected, unannounced, unwelcome. With her heart still hurting and, more importantly, her pride, Julia must chaperone her younger sister, fend off fortune hunters, orchestrate a fake engagement, and halt an elopement–all whilst keeping the man who jilted her at arm’s length. But what Julia doesn’t know is that this time, the Earl has no intention of disappearing, and this time, he has more than an explanation to offer…

I'm not an expert on Regency, but I do enjoy reading it and I thought this book was fabulous! I love stories about second chances at love and what brings each person back to the other one. Lucius Wolversley left Julia Rotherham six years ago without an explanation and he has done everything possible to make sure he never runs into her or her family again. As fate would have it, his best friend Courtenay brings him to a ball, which is in honor of her younger sister, Annabelle. Seeing him again throws Julia off and her reaction is rather humorous.

This is a book that also gave me angst. I keep waiting for Wolversley to explain what had happened and where he had been to Julia, thinking it would be just around the corner, but there was always something to keep it from happening. There was plenty to occupy myself with in the meantime, especially Peter Highsmith, who's been trying to woo Julia for the past year, and Sylvester, her younger brother Freddy's new best friend.

I also love reading about proper society and the "scandalous" behavior that results in hasty weddings. I enjoyed the character development and loved reading their interactions with each other. This book is fun from beginning to end and I look forward to reading more from this author in the future!

Content: A few mild swear words. Clean!!

My Rating=5 Stars

*I received a copy from the tour host for review. My opinion is 100% my own.*

About the Author

03_Philippa Jane KeyworthPhilippa Jane Keyworth, known to her friends as Pip, has been writing since she was twelve in every notebook she could find. Originally trained as a horse-riding instructor, Philippa went on to become a copywriter before beginning a degree in History. A born again Christian, Philippa lives in the south of England with her handsome husband.

Philippa has always written stories and believes that, since it is one of her loves and passions, she always will. In her early writing career, she dabbled in a variety of genres, but it was the encouragement of a friend to watch a film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice that began her love affair with the British Regency. Since then, she has watched every Regency film and TV series she could get her hands on and become well acquainted with Georgette Heyer’s novels which gave her the inspiration to write her own.

Both as a reader and a writer, Philippa believes it is important to escape into a world you yourself would want to live in. This is why she writes stories that will draw you into the characters’ joys and heartaches in a world apart from our own. Her debut novel, The Widow’s Redeemer (Madison Street Publishing, 2012), is a traditional Regency romance bringing to life the romance between a young widow with an indomitable spirit and a wealthy viscount with an unsavory reputation. The novel has been received well by readers and reviewers who have praised the heartfelt story and admirable characters. Her second novel, The Unexpected Earl (Madison Street Publishing, 2014), explores another romance in the Regency era when an impetuous young woman has her life turned upside down by the reappearance of the earl who jilted her six years ago.

So, what are you waiting for? Get swept away into another time with characters you will learn to love, and experience the British Regency like never before.

For more information please visit Philippa Jane Keyworth's website and blog. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Also by Philippa Jane Keyworth

The Widow's Redeemer

The Unexpected Earl Blog Tour Schedule

Saturday, September 20
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Monday, September 22
Review at Austenprose
Review at To Read or Not to Read
Review at WTF Are You Reading?

Tuesday, September 23
Review at Bibliophilia, Please
Spotlight & Excerpt at Romantic Historical Reviews

Wednesday, September 24
Review & Interview at Bookish

Thursday, September 25
Review at "Good Friends, Good Books and a Sleepy Conscience: This is the Ideal Life."

Friday, September 26
Review & Interview at Back Porchervations
Spotlight at Princess of Eboli

Sunday, September 28
Review at Book Nerd

Monday, September 29
Review at Mel's Shelves
Review at Based on a True Story
Review at Queen of All She Reads

Tuesday, September 30
Review at A Library of My Own

2 comments:

Katie Watkins said...

I love Regency books and this one looks great! I love your reviews--thanks for posting.

Paij Slater said...

Great review. I love the cover of this book. I know if you liked it I will also! Thanks for sharing!

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