About the Book
Book Title: A Duel For Christmas
Author: Rosanne E. Lortz
Genre: Regency Romance, Romantic Suspense
Release date: October 1, 2019
The first thing that caught my eye about this book was the cover. I am a big cover person. I want something that will draw me in, and make me wonder about the story. This cover did just that. The beautiful castle in the background with the light snow all around certainly puts me in the mood to read a Christmas novel! I had not read a book by Lortz before, so I was anxious to see if I would have another Regency author to follow. Yep, I do.
Lortz transports us back in the way the characters speak to each other, but also stays true to the time period in how she writes the non-dialogue scenes. The characters vividly came to life in my mind, and I could see every eyebrow raise, every gasp, giggle, stolen kiss, as well as the scenery. It makes me want to get into a time machine and visit historic London just to see if I’ll find them there.
Adding the murder mystery to the already delightful story line was a fabulous idea, and had me turning the pages even faster. Lortz chose to break up the sections of the book into the 12 Days of Christmas, and I found myself humming the tune each time I came to a new section. The suspenseful, charming story is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit, although I believe it could be read at any time of year. I look forward to reading more by this author! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Guest Post from Roseanne
The year is 1120. The place is the English Channel. A ship puts off from the French port. The passengers have been drinking, far too heavily. A submerged rock shatters the hull of the ship. The vessel goes down into the watery depths, and with it the heir to the English throne.
This incident from Medieval history was the inspiration for my Regency novel, A Duel for Christmas. Set in the early 1800s, the novel has a dash of suspense, a few tablespoons of murder mystery, and a heaping cup of sweet romance all blended together to make the perfect holiday read.
Lady Maud Worlington has just returned to London, determined to reclaim life on her own terms, but when an impulsive and unforgettable kiss creates a connection with Geoffrey, the Duke of Tilbury, she must decide if he can prove an equal partner in life and the equal of all the forces mounted against her. A watery death, financial ruin, and a nefarious shadow from the past dog their steps as the Twelve Days of Christmas race toward a perilous end.
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