Release date - 31st March 2017
Book length - 308 pages
Publisher - Self-Published
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ABOUT THE BOOK
What happens when London’s longest reigning rake decides to make mischief?
Born of scandal and raised in squalor, Miss Harry O’Connell turned her back on her feckless, frivolous father and carved out a life for herself in the working-class neighborhood of Wellclose Square. She’s a creature of habit, a stickler for schedules, a keeper of secrets, and a woman adamantly opposed to wasting so much a single minute – let alone a spare shilling – on useless endeavors, sentimental nonsense or impossible expectations.
With three men standing between Phineas Griffith and the nearest title, he was perfectly content to float through life on a wave of mistakes, mishaps, coincidences and luck. Two unfortunate accidents and an apoplectic fit later, the new Viscount Knighton finds himself saddled with a decimated estate, a mountain of debt and two sisters in need of launching into Society in tandem. There’s really nothing for it but to woo and wed an heiress post haste.
An unwelcome visit from the Earl of Dunaway sets in motion a convoluted chain of events that put Harry on a collision course with the handsome fortune-hunter. And wreak havoc with her meticulously managed, precisely timed and exactingly organized life.
Phineas cannot afford the luxury of falling in love with a prickly, pragmatic and penniless woman. Harry hasn’t the time or inclination to dally with a charming rake when all her considerable talents are aimed at laying waste to all the Earl of Dunaway holds dear.
And chaos ensues.
Some forces are greater than gravity and some chances worth taking. Can these two star crossed-lovers find the wherewithal to risk it all for a happily-ever-after that defies all odds?
Having read a lot of crime fiction lately I decided it was time to mix it up genre-wise for my next read and decided that a good dose of Historical romance was in order. COURTING CHAOS by Lynne Barron is the second book in the Dunaway's Daughters series, but having never read the first book, this can easily be read on its own.
In this captivating tale, we meet Miss Hesperia Eris O'Connell, also known as Harry, as she lives her organised, controlled life exactly how she likes it - with the absence of her biological father. We also meet Phineas, a man who never taught he would find himself in the privileged position of Viscount, and who now desperately needs to marry an heiress. Two intriguing characters that stand out among this genre, there is so much more than meets the eye with these two. With plenty of drama, scandal and deep emotions, there is so much activity to keep you entertained and care about the characters. Harry is truly independent, intelligent, and unafraid of the world, and I really liked her spirit and attitude.
COURTING CHAOS by Lynne Barron is a wonderful historical romance with plenty of danger, romance, and intrigue to keep you gripped, and I highly recommend it.
Write About What You Know.
Every Creative Writing Teacher and College Professor said these words to Lynne Barron in one form or another. But what did she know? She knew she enjoyed the guilty pleasure of reading romance novels whenever she could find time between studying, working and raising her son as a single mother. She knew quite a bit about women's lives in the Regency and Victorian era from years spent bouncing back and forth between European History and English Literature as a major in college. She knew precious little about romance except to know that it was more than the cliché card and a dozen red roses on Valentine's Day. Then she met her wonderfully romantic husband and finally she knew.
Passion, Love and Romance. And she began to write.
For more information:
Website - www.lynnebarron.com
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I want to thank Pam from www.aurorapublicity.com and the author for the opportunity to review this novel.
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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