Monday, May 4, 2020

Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours Book Review: The Baroness of New York

The Baroness of New York by Anya Silverthorne
Publication Date: May 1, 2020
Platen Press
Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian
Book Blurb:

Baroness Adele von Mueller learns the sweetest love is forbidden....

Baroness Adele von Mueller

It's 1903 and free-spirited 18-year-old Baroness Adele von Mueller has just arrived to live with her spinster aunt in New York City. After a previous impropriety tarnishes her reputation with the German nobility, her father sends her overseas to give her one last chance to marry into money and save the family's name. Instead, Adele finds herself falling for charming and wickedly handsome Nick Mason, the foreman of a paper factory, who is as gorgeous as he is poor. As family secrets are revealed, Adele learns there's much more riding on her marrying wealthy than just keeping the family's name...

Nick Mason

Nick Mason has a habit of falling in love with every girl he sees. An orphan, former newspaper seller and now a foreman at a paper mill, he's nursing a bruised heart after being dumped by a laundry girl. But when he meets Baroness Adele disguised on a night out as a maid in her family's house, he knows right away there's something different about her. Once she reveals her true identity, he's even more intrigued. Nick has fallen for white women before, but never one so wealthy, and never one he knew he couldn't live without. With most people firmly against their love, he must visit her in secrecy to make their romance blossom.

Nick and Adele must stand up to a society and a family that won't accept their love for what it is: true and enduring. Can they withstand the storm, or will they be forced apart by a deck that's stacked against them in this steamy Victorian romance?

This historical interracial romance/Victorian romance novel marks Anya Silverthorne's debut.

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Review:  The premise of The Baroness of New York really intrigued me. I'm always looking for something different when it comes to romance and definitely so with historical romance. The plots can be so similar.  This book caught my eye instantly and I'm so glad I read it.

Victorian period! Interracial romance! (Ok, I will point out this is more Edwardian if it were set in England..but its still a prudish time frame in some areas m'kay).

Yeah, that peaked my interest, because its something you don't see a lot of in any romance really but to put in in the early 1900s in NY?

Count me in on this one.  Even though the class issue bothered me much like it did (and why I could never get into) Titanic.

It is a steamy...ok at times sizzling read and definitely worth getting invested in, especially as its part of a series.

Oh and can you say, "love triangle." Yeah we get one of those, and though this isn't my favorite trope for a book, I loved the differences in the two men. And yes, I was cheering for one of over the other.

However there are some glaring errors in research here that made me go hmm. Though its not referenced as such Adele performs the Heimlich maneuver. The man that invented it wasn't born until 1920. Oh and Olds Theodore drove, probably wouldn't have seated 4 people, at least if it were the Curved Dash, which was popular at the time.

Oh and can I just say,  cliffhanger? I normally don't go in for endings like that, because I have a tendency to miss books, but I don't think I will with this one!

I devoured this book like a good bag of Hershey's kisses and now I'm clamoring for more and I have to wait til Christmas to see what's going to happen. ARGH!

Rating: 4 flowers

About the Author
Anya Silverthorne makes her debut with The Baroness of New York. She enjoys writing fiction about the late Victorian and early Edwardian era. In "real life," she is a historian of a completely different time period.

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Blog Tour Schedule
Friday, May 1
Review at Passages to the Past

Sunday, May 3
Review at Carole Rae's Random Ramblings

Monday, May 4
Review at A Chick Who Reads

Tuesday, May 5
Review at Bitch Bookshelf
Excerpt at I'm All About Books

Wednesday, May 6
Excerpt at What Is That Book About

Thursday, May 7
Review at Mommy In Color

Friday, May 8
Review at Gwendalyn's Books

Sunday, May 10
Guest Post at A Darn Good Read

Monday, May 11
Review at YA, It's Lit

Tuesday, May 12
Excerpt at Donna's Book Blog

Wednesday, May 13
Review at Books and Zebras

Thursday, May 14
Guest Post at To Read, Or Not to Read

Friday, May 15
Feature at Chicks, Rogues and Scandals

Monday, May 18
Interview at Passages to the Past

Thursday, May 21
Review at Books in their Natural Habitat

During the Blog Tour, we are giving away a paperback copy of The Baroness of New York! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.

Giveaway Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on May 21st. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Paperback giveaway is open to the US only.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud will be decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.

Baroness of New York


Passages to the Past said...

I loved this book and can't wait for the next one in the series! Thank you for hosting the tour!

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