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Friday, March 10, 2017

Blog Tour: A Fine Gentleman by Sarah M. Eden

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A Fine Gentleman by Sarah M. Eden

Book Description:

London barrister Jason Jonquil has spent his entire life working to establish his identity as a gentleman, a man of refinement like his father and brothers. But when fiery Spanish beauty Mariposa Thornton walks into his office, he finds himself losing his grasp on his dignified character. The woman is infuriating, pushing him to the limit of his legendary patience. However, her case seems simple enough—a small matter of inheritance. Or so he believes.

Once a well-born lady, Mariposa fought to survive the brutalities of Napoleon’s war on Spain. She braved horrific perils and undertook dangerous missions on behalf of those fighting against the invading French army. But her greatest battle still lies ahead: after being separated from her family, Mariposa sets in motion a plan to reunite with her loved ones in England. To avoid drawing the attention of the French, Mariposa dons a carefully crafted persona to conceal her true purpose. As Jason and Mariposa are drawn together by the case, they come to know the people beneath the masks they both wear.

When the truth of Mariposa’s quest is revealed, the couple is pulled into a mystery that will test the limits of their courage—and expose the true desire of their hearts.


Rorie's Review:

I'm not usually a fan of really long car rides but in this case it gave me plenty of opportunity to read this book. I finished this book in about a day. I love the Jonquil family. I kind of wish they were real. I would love to get to know them all better in real life... you know if they actually existed.

The story drew me in right away. Mariposa's fiery character was a great match to Jason's attempt at being somber and stoic. I really enjoyed the little twist in the story that helped Jason with a family relationship. This is definitely a book that will go into the keep shelf.

Andrea's Review:

Friends, and any person out there who likes to read, if you are not already a fan of Sarah M. Eden, you really should read some of her books. She is a wonderful author. One of my favorite things about her is that she is an author you can count on. She doesn't add or take out certain content based on the publisher. She writes excellent, clean fiction filled with lovable characters and heartwarming stories.

I jumped at the chance to review A Fine Gentleman when I heard it was coming out. It has been a little while since I read one of Eden's Jonquil Brothers books, but even though it's been awhile, I fell right back into love with the family. Jason is definitely unique. His personality isn't extremely endearing (at least initially), but his interactions with the unpredictable Mariposa really made for a charming story. I loved how she pushed his buttons! And I loved how both Jason and Mariposa helped the underdogs around them.

Eden has just the right about of humor and emotion in A Fine Gentleman. I was drawn into the story immediately, and didn't want to put it down until I finished it. I will definitely read this again.

Tarah's Review:

It's probably sad to admit that I'm already on my second time reading this book, but it's true. I just love this family. I love even more, that while the stories of the brothers coincide with and weave in and out of each other, they are all stand alone stories. You could read any of these in any order and be just fine (although why you would want to read just one is beyond me).

I love Mariposa's character! She would be a fun lady to be friends with. I liked her interactions with her staff, her abuela, and with Jason. I will admit that I thought from her end it was really funny to goad him, but I can see from Jason's end how frustrating and deeming it was.

I appreciated that Jason wasn't a guy that I loved his personality right from the start. Don't get me wrong, I loved reading all about him, but he definitely grew in this novel and that's always fun. Normally when that happens though it means I don't like the character for the first half of the book. Not so with Jason. Even though he was stiff and formal he makes for a great read.

I loved the banter, I loved the book and I highly highly highly recommend A Fine Gentleman to anyone who enjoys Regency Romances.

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About the Author:

Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today Bestselling author of witty and charming historical romances, including AML's "2013 Novel of the Year" and Foreword Review’s 2013 “IndieFab Book of the Year” gold medal winner for Best Romance, Longing for Home, as well as 2014 Whitney Award winner for "Best Romance" and "Best Novel of the Year," Longing for Home: Hope Springs. Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances set against rich historical backdrops. She holds a Bachelor's degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library. Sarah lives with her husband, kids, and mischievous dog in the shadow of a snow-capped mountain she has never attempted to ski.  

Title: A Fine Gentleman
Author: Sarah M. Eden
Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 1524402109
Source: We received copies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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