I’ve mentioned before on social media about the website Regency House Party. Five author’s who wrote five different stories which all wove together, occurring at the same House Party. The stories were originally released in a serial type style on the blog, but are now released as individual books. “Tabitha’s Folly” is the last of the five stories. Each is a standalone story and can be read in any order, but I loved seeing the characters interact and the different stories blend. You can find a link to the other stories below the giveaway at the bottom of this post.
Lady Tabitha Easton recklessly dodges four over-protective brothers while trying to gain attention from the man who holds her heart. She has many choices of suitors, and with Henry as disinterested as ever, she turns to what is wholly forbidden, an irresistibly handsome footman. While their friendship grows, her trust in him increases while her hurt and doubt in her childhood love and friend pushes her away from all she’s ever known as family.
When Lord Henry Courtenay discovers a new attraction to his childhood friend, his role as one of her chaperones at the house party becomes near impossible. Irrationally defensive about any potential suitors and seeking time alone with the enticing Tabby, maintaining friendship with her brothers proves more difficult than he ever imagined. His task becomes all the more difficult when she refuses to understand his growing attraction and often finds herself in almost compromising situations.
When Tabitha’s choices might lead her to danger, and doubt and distrust are high, Henry must prove himself or lose her forever.
–I loved the innocence and hope of Tabitha’s character mingled with her desire for freedom made for a sweet, but refreshing blend. The tender way her relationship with Henry grew was written beautifully. The brother’s brought a light heartedness to the over all story and I wouldn’t complain if we heard more about them in a later installment. Damien added mystery and intrigue and I would highly recommend you read “Damien’s Secret” right after “Tabitha’s Folly”.
Though I could sympathize with his plight I didn’t necessarily connect with Damien the villain, but I love backstories, especially of villains. I loved the twists Jen Geigle Johnson added through his side of the story. Jen Geigle Johnson didn’t write a redemption story, she wrote a romance for a villain which was new and different. And she gave him a great match in Giorgia. And I’m a firm believer that there’s some one out there for everyone, and maybe even villains can find happily ever after. Just as long as they don’t intrude on mine. –N.C.
“What happens when a villain falls in love? Will his newfound true feelings be strong enough to divert him from his nefarious plans?
Damen Laconi is of noble blood from both of his parents. Unfortunately neither will claim him. Legitimacy is hard won as a footman in England. He values his position as the handsomest footman on the countess’ estate but hungers for more, a title of his own.
Giorgia comes from Italy, sent by Damen’s mother, to woo him and bring him home. Can she accomplish such a thing before her own secrets are revealed, and before he carries out his own reckless plans?”
Author Jen Geigle Johnson
Jen Geigle Johnson once greeted an ancient turtle under the water by grabbing her fin. Other vital things to know: the sound a water-ski makes on glassy water and how to fall down steep moguls with grace. No mountain is too steep for her to climb, yet. During a study break date in college, she sat on top of a jeep’s roll bars up in the mountains and fell in love. She discovered her passion for England while kayaking on the Thames near London as a young teenager.
Now an award-winning author and mother of six, she loves to share bits of history that might otherwise be forgotten. Whether in Regency England, the French Revolution, or Colonial America, her romance novels are much like life is supposed to be: full of adventure. She is a member of the RWA, the SCBWI, and LDStorymakers. She is also the chair of the Lonestar.Ink writing conference.
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