Wednesday, August 7, 2019
A Lady's Maid by Jen Geigle Johnson, Blog Tour & Giveaway!
Molly O’Malley, lady’s maid to the progressive Lady Amanda Halloway, is determined to continue the life’s work of her lost love, killed in the Peterloo Massacre. But when her efforts and a trip to Lady Halloway’s charitable orphanage culminate in her own abduction, Molly’s eyes are opened to the horrifying crimes transpiring in the city’s slums. Despite the risks, she broadens her mission and is drawn ever closer to the peril all around them.
Thomas Flaherty, a footman in the Halloway household, has been with Molly from the beginning, but he fears she will never trust him with her heart. Even though her cause and happiness are of foremost importance to him, his loyal patience is tested by the fears that keep her at a distance. But with their safety on the line, Thomas is resolved to sacrifice everything for the woman he loves.
Risking their lives and their love, Molly and Thomas and a team of nobles on their side will stop at nothing to empower the powerless, no matter the personal cost.
It is no secret that I absolutely love regency era novels. But you guys! This one just surprised me like that really good molten chocolate cake you get on the cruise. You think it is going to be good but once you take a bite you have to eat the entire thing and then you wish there was more! This book is awesome sauce because it isn't just one love story...it is two love stories! I loved reading the perspectives from different characters, I loved trying to piece all of the different clues to the puzzle together, and you guys I loved the strong characters! There were times when I was screaming in my head, "Communicate! Tell someone!!! HELLO!!! If you just tell them then problems can be solved!!!" But alas, the characters did not listen to my silent screaming and had to suffer more. That being said, this book is not just your typical regency romance, it is more about women's rights and protecting children from a historical perspective. I loved the historical information along with the emotional roller coaster I got to ride along with all of these characters. A Lady's Maid is powerful, emotional, beautiful, and a story I will not soon forget!
You can pick up your own copy here.
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