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Be still my Regency loving heart! Erica Vetsch brings to life everything I adore about reading books set in this time; dashing heroes, dainty ladies, the ton of London, elegant balls, impeccable manners, elegant speech, leisurely carriage rides and the like. I was wholly immersed in “The Lost Lieutenant” from page one.
I found Even Eldridge to not only be a fine soldier, but a very reluctant Earl of Whitelock; a title foisted upon him by the Prince Regent for saving his godson in battle, and nobody says no the Prince. Talk about trying to fit a square peg into a round hole! He's uncomfortable with his new title and really doesn't like the ton of society. Selfish and aristocrats the lot! He just wants to lead a quiet life and return to his duties, but once again his plans are thwarted when he takes a bride at the insistence of the Prince and in spite of her overbearing father. Diana Seaton—daughter of the Duke of Seaton—carries secrets of her own that could jeopardize both her life and that of her new husband. Thrust into a situation to which neither her nor Evan can control, she must make the best of things for the sake of those she's protecting. I really enjoyed watching things unfold for these two, it had me turning pages well into the night.
This story has it all for me; a dash of danger, intrigue, romance, a tense undercurrent of mystery, villainous characters we love to hate, and all of the above named reasons for loving Regency fiction. I had fallen in love with Vetsch's writing in the past and I really think she found the perfect niche with this adventurous new avenue. Her talent shines here and I can not wait to plunge into the next all encompassing historical in “A Gentleman Spy”!
I agree with other reviewers, Vetcsh is right up there with Julie Klassen, Sarah Ladd, Roseanna White and Kristi Anne Hunter when it comes to writing a fine Regency tale!
*I received a complimentary copy from Kregel Publishers on behalf of the author. I was under no obligation to leave a favorable review and all opinions are mine alone. *
He's doing what he can to save the Prince Regent's life . . . but can he save his new marriage as well?
Evan Eldridge never meant to be a war hero--he just wanted to fight Napoleon for the future of his country. And he certainly didn't think that saving the life of a peer would mean being made the Earl of Whitelock. But when the life you save is dear to the Prince Regent, things can change in a hurry.
Now Evan has a new title, a manor house in shambles, and a stranger for a bride, all thrust upon him by a grateful ruler. What he doesn't have are all his memories. Traumatized as a result of his wounds and bravery on the battlefield, Evan knows there's something he can't quite remember. It's important, dangerous--and if he doesn't recall it in time, will jeopardize not only his marriage but someone's very life.
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At the beginning of lockdown, I read a lot less because the news was so distracting. My reading os now pretty much back to normal, but maybe a little bit more.ReplyDelete
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I've been reading more than I've been able to in the past year. Although I am very sad my local library isn't open, I have also been reading books already on my shelves that I haven't touched yet. So I count that as a good thing!ReplyDelete
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I don’t feel like I am reading as much as I usually do. I am busier with my daughter since she is now home all the time.ReplyDelete
My husband and I are both still working, and have no kids at home so things haven’t changed a whole lot for us. I’ve probably been reading about the same amount as normal, maybe just a bit more.ReplyDelete
I've been reading more since the Stay-at-home order was given. I usually have a print book and a book on CD or MP3 CD going at all times, and both my husband and I, who are empty nesters, love to read before bedtime.ReplyDelete
Sadly less. Just not in the mood. This book looks like it would inspire me though!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to win. I actually have been reading waaay more, and I am enjoying the escape while I can. My sons' online schooling starts next week, so we will see how much reading I get done then.ReplyDelete
I can’t wait to read this book! I love Erica‘a writing and I know this will be amazing like the other books that she has written. Thanks for sharing your review!ReplyDelete
I am excited to explore this authors writing.ReplyDelete
I read quite a bit during normal times. I think I am reading more now during or stay home time. I love Erica's books.ReplyDelete
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I'm trying to read moreReplyDelete
I'm reading about the same amount as always. I read at bedtime to help me relax before going to sleep. I rarely have time to read during the day. My busyness hasn't really changed since the pandemic.ReplyDelete
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This book is on my TBR List, it’s definitely my cup of tea! Rebekah MReplyDelete
I'd say I've been reading the same amount. :)ReplyDelete
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I have been reading a bit more but I always am reading something!ReplyDelete
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I can’t wait to add some of Erica’s books. I am always looking for more regency era books to read.ReplyDelete
I've been reading a lot more books but still have a lot on my TBR pile.ReplyDelete
I have been quite busy on a personal genealogy project which has consumed me, but I like to read in the evenings, better than watching depressing news!ReplyDelete
I have basically been reading the same amount during this period. Looking forward to reading this one!ReplyDelete
I've been reading probably about the same as usual. Love Erica's books and this one sounds really good. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyDelete
Probably less or about the same. There are more videos and chats going on!ReplyDelete
Slightly less only because I am in the middle of home renovations. Thanks.ReplyDelete
I've been reading more since I can't go to work. Thanks for the chance to win Erica's new book.ReplyDelete
I am reading a lot more. Got to love that.ReplyDelete
I’ve been reading way more. I’ve read 29 books so far in 2020, and am currently reading 3 others (I always read more than one book at a time). I love Regency and this book sounds great!ReplyDelete
I'm reading the same amount. Since I'm an introvert and retired, my lifestyle hasn't changed much.ReplyDelete
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My reading routine hasn't changed much even though I have more time on my hands since March :) Have been seeking God more in these times and praying more in the waiting, thanks SO MUCH for the giveaway Trixi!ReplyDelete
My reading routine has changed periodically depending on how busy my life is. My eyesight is getting troublesome so I don't read as fast as I used to but I still enjoy the journey fiction takes me on!ReplyDelete
I been reading significantly less. It's hard to concentrate and there are more distractions. I have to have my smart devices on more frequently so I get sidetracked. Plus, my mental clarity is all gone.ReplyDelete
I have been reading more but that’s because I had a lot of books on my list that needed to be read and reviewed. However, I will say I have missed being able to just go wherever I want...like church! Thanks for the giveaway - I really would like to read this book.ReplyDelete