#Blogtour #Review: Trouble for the Leading Lady by Rachel Brimble @RachelBrimble @Aria_Fiction @rararesources #TroubleForTheLeadingLady #HistoricalRomance #HistoricalFiction
Release date - 4th March 2021
Book length - 352 pages
Publisher - Aria
UK - www.amazon.co.uk
US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Rachel from www.rachelsrandomresources.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with an e-copy of this book to review via Netgalley.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
As a girl, Nancy Bloom would go to Bath's Theatre Royal, sit on the hard wooden benches and stare in awe at the actresses playing men as much as the women dressed in finery. She longed to be a part of it all and when a man promised her parents he could find a role for Nancy in the theatre, they believed him. His lie and betrayal led to her ruin.
Francis Carlyle is a theatre manager, an ambitious man always looking for the next big thing to take the country by storm. A self-made man, Francis has finally shed the skin of his painful past and is now rich, successful and in need of a new female star. Never in a million years did he think he'd find her standing on a table in one of Bath's bawdiest pubs.
Nancy vowed never to trust a man again. Francis will do anything to make her his star. As they engage in a battle of wits and wills, can either survive with their hearts intact?
A compelling historical romance with depth and substance, TROUBLE FOR THE LEADING LADY by Rachel Brimble, is a story that will effortlessly work its way into your heart.
Nancy Bloom always wanted to be a part of the exciting theatre world and when she thought she had gotten the perfect opportunity, she had thrown herself eagerly into the hands of a man who could not be trusted. Now a ruined woman, Nancy does what she must in order to survive, but she has never lost her spark for becoming a star.
Francis Carlyle is looking for the next big thing to win over the elite, but he did not expect Nancy Bloom. But can two wounded people who have learned the hard way that you cannot trust anyone, find a way to believe in each other? And will they be able to let down their guards long enough to let love take a hold of their hearts?
As always with Rachel Brimble's stories, the setting and historical detail in this novel is fantastic, and the time period really comes alive on the page. This is the second book in this series and I thoroughly enjoyed being immersed in the lives of the ordinary man and woman in Victorian times, while also recognising the harshness of the period which is elegantly woven throughout the character's lives. Nancy is a wonderful character whose grit and spirit shine through at every turn and Francis grew on me as I learned more about him as the pages continued.
TROUBLE WITH THE LEADING LADY by Rachel Brimble is a wonderful historical romance and I look forward to more from this author.
Rachel lives with her husband and youngest daughter in a small town near Bath in the UK. Her first novel was published in 2007. Today she is the author of over 25 published contemporary and historical novels, including the Shop Girl series (Aria Fiction) and the Templeton Cove series (Harlequin).
In July 2019, she signed a three-book deal with Aria Fiction for a brand new Victorian series set in a Bath brothel. The first book, A Widow's Vow was released in September 2020, with book 2, Trouble For The Leading Lady coming in March 2021.
Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Historical Novel Society. When she isn't writing, you'll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England. And in the evening? Well, a well-deserved glass of wine is never, ever refused...
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