Wednesday, August 24, 2016

What I'm Reading Wednesday

I've been reading Rachael Anderson's new book, The Fall Of Lord Drayson. I've really enjoyed her contemporary romances so I was excited to see how she'd do with an historical romance. She did not disappoint!

Colin Cavendish has been handed the earldom and he's evaluating all the properties that aren't entailed. Deciding to sell the family home of Tanglewood, he realizes he's going to have to turn out the deceased vicar's wife and daughter from the dower house. It's unpleasant, but surely they will understand his wishes.

Lucy greets the earl's news with a slam of the door. How can such an odious man turn them out like that? He obviously didn't have half the honor his father did. They have nowhere to go and Lucy can hardly think of what they will do without the house they'd come to call home.

But then Colin is found injured and unconscious and when he awakens he doesn't remember who he is or why he was anywhere near Tanglewood. Lucy decides to teach the earl a lesson and tells him he was her servant. But as she gets to know him, she realizes that maybe all isn't as she thought. But how could he ever forgive her for such a terrible lie?

I thought the background was well done and the characters full of humor and depth. The romance was sweet and I was caught up in the story and couldn't wait to see how it all turned out. Colin is such a dashing hero, and I thoroughly enjoyed how he interacted with Lucy. She was a great heroine in her own right, with sass and spunk, but a lot of uncertainty about how to tell the truth and still keep Colin's regard. A great afternoon read for anyone who loves historical romance.

Here's the back copy:

When Colin Cavendish, the new earl of Drayson, informs Lucy Beresford that she and her mother need to vacate the house they've called home for the past two years, Lucy is fit to be tied. They have no money, no relations they can turn to for help, and nowhere to go. How dare the earl break the promise his father had made to the Beresfords without so much as a twinge of conscience?

Fate plays her hand when Lucy discovers the earl unconscious and injured in the middle of the road. When he awakens with no recollection of who he is, Lucy seizes the opportunity to teach the earl a much-needed lesson in humility and tells him that he is nothing more than a mere servant. Her servant, in fact.

And thus begins the charming tale of a pompous lord and an impetuous young woman, caught together in a web so tangled that it begs the question: Will they ever get out?

You can download your Kindle copy here


Alyson said...

Wow, I hadn't heard of this book before. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, it looks really good!

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

I think you'll really like it!