Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The Darkest Summer by Rebecca J. Greenwood, Blog Tour
Lady Cora Winfield's life has always gone according to plan--her mother's plan. That's why Cora is so fascinated when she meets the dark Duke of Blackdale. Knowing his dangerous reputation, Cora's mother flatly forbids the match, and the duke decides to take matters into his own hands. Kidnapped and facing a scandal, Lady Cora must now decide whether love will be her downfall or the beginning of a new plan, one she never dreamed possible.
Set in the stormy summer of 1816, this Regency romance is a retelling of the myth of Hades and Persephone.
Well this is no ordinary regency novel! Don't be put off by the title, I first thought that maybe this would be a dark story, but the title really alludes to the unusual weather in England during the book. Lady Cora is a completely unique character who loves all things plants and gardens. She doesn't really care for balls and parties but her mother makes her attend. She would rather be out tending to her flowers than entertaining an entourage of suitors! And the dark Duke is a quiet and brooding man. He has seen the horrors of war and he usually avoids the social scene...until he sees Lady Cora! And he knows he must meet her! From there the story simply flies on wings...I could not read quickly enough! I was rooting for the Duke and Cora to fall madly in love and marry! But love is never quite that simple! The journey that Greenwood takes you on is like no other I have read before. I kept thinking that no one could encounter so many obstacles and that the carriage ride would never end. Really, would it ever end? This is a great clean regency romance novel with twists and turns that any reader will enjoy!
You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.
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