Book: Her Fateful Debut: A Regency Romance by G. G. Vandagriff
Classic Regency romance with a dash of suspense . . .
Beautiful Miss Penelope Swinton wants to live out her life as a spinster in her beloved Northamptonshire, but with an ailing father and an entailed estate, she must come to London and enter the Marriage Mart. And if she must marry, she is determined to marry for love.
In a brief respite from the social whirl of the season, she retreats from the restrictions of the ton to sketch in the park and stumbles over a French spy. When Penelope finds her life in danger, Viscount Beau Wellingham steps up to protect her, however he has secrets of his own. Wellingham leads a clandestine life as an agent for the Foreign Office trapping spies. In defending her life, he unwittingly puts her reputation at risk.
In order to save Penelope from society’s scorn, Beau presses for a betrothal. Though she resists, he insists. Soon Beau is unable to deny the attraction he feels towards her. Before he can act on his feelings, danger rises again. This time, his life is on the line.
With a desperate spy closing in, Penelope must choose the safety of what she has always known or a chance for love. But will she be too late?
I really enjoyed this classic regency romance. Ms. Vandagriff is a talented writer and it shows in this sweet romance, with a little mystery thrown in for excitement. Beau is a classic hero. He is strong and full of chivalry. In fact, his chivalry is what starts the whole story going. Penolope must mary inorder to save her family’s estate. I loved the dialogue between the characters and how they interacted with each other. This is a fun and interesting story. I love a romance with a little mystery mixed in. The supporting characters were well written and provided much entertainment. Penelope is a strong, but feminine lead. She does what she must and ultimately make the best choice. I loved the book all the way through. It is definetly a must read. Clean and well written.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
PG -- Adult Themes
Violence: 1 (shooting and spy dangers)
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