Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sharing the Joy: Regan Walker's The Twelfth Night Wager - Review and {Giveaway}


My thoughts
What starts out as a wager between friends quickly transforms a known rake into a romantic, as he falls in love with his quarry. Add to the mix a subplot of intrigue in the guise of blackmail and set it during the Regency period at Christmas time and you have a delightfully entertaining work of historical fiction and holiday reading.

I'm not usually a big romance reader, but during Christmas I make an exception. And a historical romance is always a nice addition to my holiday reading. So when I was offered this book for review, I quickly accepted. I'm glad I did. This is my first time reading this author and I was pleased to discover that she really knows the time period. She also knows just how to capture the holiday season during the Regency period.

I recommend this novella as a wonderful work of historical fiction and delightful read for the holidays.

About the book

Boroughs Publishing Group
eBook; 134 pages
ISBN: 978-1-938876-83-7



THE REDHEADED RAKE

It was a dull day at White’s, the day he agreed to the wager: seduce bed and walk away from the lovely Lady Leisterfield, all by Twelfth Night. This holiday season, Christopher St. Ives, Viscount Eustace, planned to give himself a gift.

THE INNOCENT WIDOW

She was too proper by half—or so was the accusation of her friends, which was why her father had to find her a husband. But Lord Leisterfield was now gone a year, and Grace was at last shedding the drab colors of mourning. The house felt empty, more so during the coming Christmastide, and so tonight her coming out would begin with a scandalous piece of theater. The play would attract rogues, or so promised her friend the dowager countess. It would indeed. The night would bring about the greatest danger—and the greatest happiness—that Grace had ever known.

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About the Author
Bestselling author Regan Walker loved to write stories as a child, particularly those about adventure-loving girls, but by the time she got to college more serious pursuits took priority. One of her professors encouraged her to pursue the profession of law, which she did. Years of serving clients in private practice and several stints in high levels of government gave her a love of international travel and a feel for the demands of the “Crown” on its subjects. Hence her romance novels often involve a demanding sovereign who taps his subjects for “special assignments.” And in each of her novels, there is always real history and real historic figures. Regan lives in San Diego with her golden retriever, Link, whom she says inspires her every day to relax and smell the roses. For more information please visit Regan Walker’s website and blog

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6 comments:

  1. Sounds like just the kind of romance I enjoy this time of year.

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    1. Hi, Carol! Thanks for stopping by. I do hope you like The Twelfth Night Wager...or The Holly & The Thistle. Either will put you in the mood for the season!

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  2. This is so much fun!

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    1. Hello, Anonymous...so nice to meet your mysterious self. Thanks for participating!

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  3. Michele, thanks for the great review...I am so glad you liked it even if it's not your preferred genre. It was my hope in writing this and The Holly & The Thistle (which tells Lady Emily Picton's story that same Christmas) to put the readers in the mood for the season and to make them smile.

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  4. Gorgeous bracelet! Nice giveaway, thanks!
    The books sounds good, I love Christmas books and historical fiction - :-)

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