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Friday, June 29, 2018

Six Weeks with a Lord by Eve Pendle - Book Review, Guest Post & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

Grace's father has left his daughter with a huge problem. After his death Grace is about to lose her independence. Her father was a rich man, but she can only have access to money through her dowry, which means she has to marry someone first. Grace's father planned for Grace to marry the lord he selected for her and has given him custody over Grace's little brother and his inheritance. Grace doesn't want to attach herself to this evil and violent man. She fears for her brother's safety. The only way to get her brother back is by marrying someone else under the condition that she's allowed to use part of her dowry, but there's a stipulation in the will, Grace can only marry a member of the ton. Grace's dowry is substantial, will she able to find a man who's willing to marry her for half of her money with a tight contract between them?

When Grace meets Everett, the Earl of Westbury, she's finally found a man she doesn't loathe. Everett is desperate, his brother was the heir, but died. He needs money and marrying Grace would solve his problems. Can he convince Grace to become his wife? He can't believe his luck when the handsome woman shows an interest, but will he be able to make her fall in love with him? Will he be able to turn their business match into something more? Grace doesn't think she belongs in Everett's world, can he convince her that love is the only thing that matters?

Six Weeks with a Lord is a wonderful romantic story. I absolutely loved Grace. She's strong, independent and smart. She knows what she wants and is clever enough to get it. This doesn't mean she doesn't have to pay a price though. Emotionally Grace is suffering. Her father has abandoned her in all possible ways, but Grace isn't inclined to follow his wishes. The man her father wanted her to marry is dangerous and Grace doesn't want him to come anywhere near her. She has to find a way to get custody over her brother. Finding out if she would kept me on the edge of my seat. Her marriage with Everett seems to be a step in the right direction. He's a chivalrous and handsome man, but he's also keeping something from Grace that could destroy their union. He's falling head over heels in love with her and his secrets are threatening to wreck his dreams for the future. I loved this idea for a story and couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to discover more.

Eve Pendle has a fabulous enchanting writing style. I loved every single word of Six Weeks with a Lord. It's a captivating story with many surprising twists and turns. I liked the chemistry between the main characters and their inner struggles are making their relationship incredibly fascinating. There's a lot of love, but there's also plenty of distrust and there are many obstacles to overcome. Eve Pendle describes all of the emotions involved in a fantastic thorough and open way. It makes her story come to life incredibly well. Six Weeks with a Lord is a gorgeous story about true love, finding solutions, friendship, acceptance and family. I highly recommend this amazing book.

Advice

If you love historical romance you don't want to miss Six Weeks with a Lord.



About Eve Pendle



I live in England and write angsty, snarky and passionate romance. My love of reading historical romance eventually morphed into wanting to write my own.

I have National Trust membership, a big-boned cat, and a crazy dog. I love wearing dresses, eating chocolate, equality, liberty, my husband, my dog, and my cat (not necessarily in that order).

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Six Weeks, Six Locations
Guest post by Eve Pendle

Hi, I’m Eve Pendle. Six Weeks with a Lord is my debut historical romance and as much as I hope my words paint a picture for you, I thought you might like to look at some real pictures. I live in England and I love to visit historical houses. So I have a variety of photos to help me when I need just the right image in my head. Here is a peek into my location inspiration, along with a little bit of context.

Grace and Everett meet in a London ballroom. Everett only has eyes for Grace and Grace is a bit distracted by some serious lord searching. But if either of them had looked around, it would have looked a bit like this…


After they agree to marry and stay together for six weeks, they set off to go to Everett’s estate. They leave London from Paddington station, which has this amazing glass roof:


Trains were still rather new and glamourous in 1865, when this book is set. Paddington station is much the same now as it was then in some ways. But the size and power of trains and a train station like this would have awed Victorian passengers. Unless they’re just married, hopelessly attracted to and deeply suspicious of each other, that is…

They arrive at Everett’s house, Larksview, and Grace is impressed with how lovely the creamy Cotswold stone house is. Larksrise is fictionally near Bath and based on a mis-mash of lots of different houses I’ve visited, including this one:


To keep up a pretence of being happily married – which was one of their bargains – they walk together each morning. These walks are where they really begin to understand each other, so they don’t notice as much as you and I would, as they’re distracted by each other. But see a kingfisher by the lake:



And walking together develops into doing other things together, like sailing on the lake:


It’s not a very big boat, is it? No. I mean, what could possibly go wrong in such close proximity?

They discover they like doing things together. Including working on [spoilers]. Because of the debts, a lot of the furniture in the house has been sold. But Everett still has a desk. This is the desk:

If you love to see gorgeous historical things and read sexy books, come and follow me on twitter where there’s a regular supply of both.

And if you’re wondering whether a large, sturdy desk like that might be put to another use than paperwork… You’ll have to read and see!


I hope you’ve enjoyed this little tour. If you’d like to see more, follow me on twitter @evependle – I often post pictures of houses, flowers, views, and lots of gorgeous historical English things. If you loved seeing this little slice of British Victorian life, you might just love Six Weeks with a Lord.

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9 comments:

  1. Six Weeks with a Lord sounds like a well written marriage of convenience story with likeable characters, a touch of drama and emotional depth.

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  2. looks fab! would love to lose myself in these pages!!

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  3. Wow!
    The places on the photos are so amazing!
    I love historical romance, looking forward to read Six Weeks with a Lord :)

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  4. I love the photos, I have always wanted to visit England.

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  5. Lovely setting for the story.

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  6. England is my favourite place. Marvelous landscape!

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  7. Beautiful photos, and thanks for the review!

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  8. I loved this guest post, the photos are beautiful and brought back happy memories of my homeland. I do enjoy historical novels set in olden times with different rules and etiquette than we have today. Thank you for the memories.

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