Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours: Project Duchess

Project Duchess by Sabrina Jeffries

Publication Date: June 25, 2019
eBook & Paperback; 352 Pages
Series: Duke Dynasty, Book 1
Genre: Historical Romance/Regency

From New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries comes a sparkling new series about an oft-widowed mother’s grown children, who blaze through society in their quest for the truth about their fathers . . . and in the process find that love just might conquer all . . .

A series of stepfathers and a difficult childhood have left Fletcher “Grey” Pryde, 5th Duke of Greycourt, with a guarded heart, enviable wealth, and the undeserved reputation of a rogue. Grey’s focus on expanding his dukedom allows him little time to find a wife. But when his mother is widowed yet again and he meets the charmingly unconventional woman managing his stepfather’s funeral, he’s shocked to discover how much they have in common. Still, Grey isn’t interested in love, no matter how pretty, or delightfully outspoken, the lady . . .

Beatrice Wolfe gave up on romance long ago, and the arrogant Duke of Greycourt with his rakish reputation isn’t exactly changing her mind. Then Grey agrees to assist his grief-stricken mother with her latest “project”: schooling spirited, unfashionable Beatrice for her debut. Now that Beatrice is seeing through Grey’s charms to his wounded heart, she’s having trouble keeping him at arm’s length. But once Grey starts digging into her family’s secrets, she must decide whether her loyalties lie with her family . . . or with the man whose lessons capture her heart . . .

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Praise for Sabrina Jeffries’ previous novels
“Quick pacing, witty dialogue, and charmingly original characters set Jeffries’ books apart” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Master storyteller Jeffries is at the top of her game.” —RT Book Reviews, Top Pick on The Secret of Flirting

“Quick wit, lively repartee, and delicious sensuality drive the elaborate plot of this sinfully delightful addition to Jeffries’s latest series.” —Library Journal, starred review on The Pleasures of Passion

“With its irresistible combination of witty banter, well-defined characters, and a wonderful surfeit of breathtaking sensuality, the latest in Jeffries’ Sinful Suitors series is a straight flush.” —Booklist, starred review on The Danger of Desire

“Lovely, poignant, and powerful.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Study of Seduction

Review: I have been a reader of Sabrina Jeffries for quite some time. I really love her books.

This one had a heaping dose couldn't happen...just in the main premise of the series.

See in Regency England...there are were only about 60 non royal how a woman could have been married to as many as Mama Lydia did was a bit of a stretch...and then to produce all these young handsome rakish Dukes is an even bigger improbability.

But I'll forget that because this is fiction and romance and not totally based on reality.

Getting into the story was not the easiest thing as there was a lot and I do mean a lot going on at the onset, but once you settle in, its a good read.

I even learned something.  What you ask? There is such a thing as Funeral biscuits. (AKA Cookies) Seriously, they are  a thing. Check out this link for more info. And while I'm at it, I didn't know that many women didn't attend the funerals of their loved ones because of their delicate sensibilities.  Wowzas!

The story itself is part romance and part mystery, as there is a question in his half brother's mind that the current Duke that had died might have been murdered and the prime suspect would be Bea's brother.

I loved Grey and Bea. They were strong and likable characters that made this a fun read as a roundabout investigation brings the two of them together and apart.

The story also touches on abuse on a few levels that happened in the pasts of both main characters, which made for some interesting reading.

I like how the mystery is what is going to tie all the stories in this series together. I look forward to seeing how all the things play out.

Rating: 4 flowers

About the Author

Sabrina Jeffries is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 9 million books in print in more than 20 languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world.

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Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, June 24
Excerpt at The Lit Bitch

Tuesday, June 25
Feature at Coffee and Ink
Review at Bibliophile Reviews
Review at Henry and Benny's Book Nook

Wednesday, June 26
Review at Let Them Read Books
Review at The Book Junkie Reads

Thursday, June 27
Review at Amy's Booket List
Interview at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots

Friday, June 28
Review at To Read, Or Not to Read
Review at For the Sake of Good Taste

Monday, July 1
Review at A Bookish Affair
Review at Jorie Loves a Story

Tuesday, July 2
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time

Wednesday, July 3
Feature at Broken Teepee
Review at A Chick Who Reads

Thursday, July 4
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit

Friday, July 5
Review at View from the Birdhouse
Feature at What Is That Book About

We have two paperback copies of Project Duchess up for grabs! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.

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– Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on July 5th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
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– The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.

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Passages to the Past said...

Thank you for hosting the Project Duchess blog tour!

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