Her Fateful Debut by G.G. Vandagriff (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)


It's been a while since I picked up a book by this author (just due to never ending ARCs) and I was curious to see what I would think of her newest release. Read my thoughts and enter the giveaway below...

Her Fateful Debut: A Regency Romance
Her Fateful Debut
by G.G. Vandagriff
Adult Historical Romance
ebook, 217 Pages
August 17th 2016 by Orson Whitney Press

Summary

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?

 
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My Review

HER FATEFUL DEBUT was refreshingly enjoyable. With charming characters who possessed plenty of spunk, a douse of danger, and a very sweet, slowly-building romance, this Regency romance is sure to delight readers of the genre. Enjoyable from beginning to end!

I really loved these characters! Penelope is so very genuine and sweet, but also has a sharp whit. Beau was a very masculine lead who is quite charming when he puts his mind to it. They were a great pair together. I also loved all the secondary characters, most of which were in previous books by the author. 


The story definitely had a lighter, more fun overall tone. There were moments of emotion as the heroine faces some challenges, and other serious moments of suspense or as the characters' feelings for each other grow. I loved that the romance just smoldered under the surface and then began to blossom until the characters almost didn't know how they arrived at love. There was also some lovely dialogue and humor. Then there was the ending that was especially sweet.

I loved quite a few moments in the book. Here is one of them:
I imagine the servants at Blossom House have spread the word about your arrival on your father's horse, and my servants have undoubtedly added to the gossip with word of your nursing me day and night. I think we had better get married at the earliest possible moment.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I enjoyed this more than I thought I would, honestly. It was a fairly quick and fun read and I'm looking forward to more from this author!

Content: References to an affair and some innuendo, but clean.

Source: Received a complimentary copy through the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author


G.G. Vandagriff is the author of twenty-four books and is an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author. The Last Waltz, the first novel in her 20th Century Historical Romance Series won the Whitney Award for Best Historical Novel in 2009. There are now two more books in that series—Exile and Defiance.
Nine of her novels are Regency romances, compared by critics to the witty novels of Georgette Heyer. She has also written a lively genealogical mystery series featuring Briggie and Alex, two whacky widows, as sleuths. Other genres she writes in include Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, and Suspense.

GG graduated from Stanford and received her master’s degree from George Washington University. She worked as an associate editor at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, an assistant treasurer in the Harvard Treasurer’s office, a bond analyst at Fidelity Investments, and an international banker for Continental Illinois National Bank (later acquired by Bank of America).

She and her husband David are the parents of three children and six grandchildren, her greatest joys in life. Her favorite novel? Jane Eyre. She also loves Florence, Sundance Resort, The Voice, hot chocolate, lilacs, and dachshunds.


Tour Schedule

Sept. 12 – LDS and Lovin’ It / Bubblebath Bloggers
Sept. 13 – My Book a Day / Bonnie Gets a Say
Sept. 14 – LDS Writer Mom / Wishful Endings
Sept. 15 – Smiling Book Reviews / Literary Time Out
Sept. 16 – Katie’s Clean Book Collection / Singing Librarian Books

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