Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Reluctant Courtship

A Reluctant Courtship
The Daughters of Bainbridge House, Book 3
Laurie Alice Eakes
ISBN: 978-0800734688
October 2013/336 pages/$14.99

A woman without a prospect. A man without a homeland. Can love give them a future?

Honore Bainbridge has been courted by two men, one of whom turned out to be a traitor, the other a murderer. Banished to her family's country estate, where she will hopefully stay out of trouble, she finally meets the man she is sure is exactly right for her: Lord Ashmoor. Tall, dark, and handsome--what more could a girl ask for?

But he too is under suspicion because of his American upbringing and accusations that he has helped French prisoners escape from Dartmoor Prison. If he's to keep out of a British prison himself and secure his place in British society, Lord Ashmoor needs a wife beyond reproach--something the vexingly beautiful Honore certainly is not. Though they find themselves drawn to each other, family obligations may conspire to keep them apart forever.

For the sake of her heart, Honore determines to prove Ashmoor's innocence--even if doing so risks her own life.

From the first sentence, award-winning author Laurie Alice Eakes thrusts you into high drama amid the rocky cliffs of Devonshire, England, and keeps you suspended there until the final page.

Read an excerpt.

Read the first two books in The Daughters of Bainbridge series:
A Necessary Deception (My review is here.)
A Flight of Fancy (My review is here.)


Laurie Alice Eakes is the author of Lady in the Mist, Heart's Safe Passage, Choices of the Heart, A Necessary Deception, and A Flight of Fancy, which won the October 2012 Clash of the Titles Award, voted on by readers. She won a National Readers Choice Award for Best Regency in 2007 for Family Guardian. Laurie Alice writes full-time from her home in Texas, where she lives with her husband and sundry dogs and cats. Visit www.lauriealiceeakes.com for more.


Laurie Alice Eakes is one of the premiere authors of Regency-era fiction, and A Reluctant Courtship demonstrates why. The world of early nineteenth century with its societal mores comes to life in this intriguing tale that focuses on the youngest of the Bainbridge daughters, Honore. Honore's status (or lack thereof) as a pariah, not only in society but within her family, is heartrending and endears her to the reader, as does Lord Ashmoor's dilemma. Eakes once again crafts a story containing well-developed characters, plenty of drama and romance, and not a little danger. With emotion and suspense that fairly leap off the page, A Reluctant Courtship will capture your heart.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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