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“A Rebel At Pennington’s” Review

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Today I bring you another historical fiction romance, it’s the second in a series whose first book I have read and reviewed “The Mistress of Pennington’s“, this new book written by Rachel Brimble, and part of her Pennington’s Department Store Series, “A Rebel At Pennington’s“, was a great book and I’m honoured that I was able to read it.

Thank you Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachel Brimble for the eCopy of the book and for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour and give my honest review.

A Rebel at Pennington's


A Rebel CoverOne woman’s journey to find herself and help secure the vote. Perfect for the fans of the TV series Mr Selfridgeand The Paradise.

1911 Bath. Banished from her ancestral home, passionate suffrage campaigner, Esther Stanbury works as a window dresser in Pennington’s Department Store. She has hopes and dreams for women’s progression and will do anything to help secure the vote.
Owner of the prestigious Phoenix Hotel, Lawrence Culford has what most would view as a successful life. But Lawrence is harbouring shame, resentment and an anger that threatens his future happiness.

When Esther and Lawrence meet their mutual understanding of life’s challenges unites them and they are drawn to the possibility of a life of love that neither thought existed.
With the Coronation of King-Emperor George V looming, the atmosphere in Bath is building to fever pitch, as is the suffragists’ determination to secure the vote.

Will Esther’s rebellious nature lead her to ruin or can they overcome their pasts and look to build a future together?

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Kobo | Google Play

Author Bio

Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. Since 2007, she has had several novels published by small US presses, eight books published by Harlequin Superromance (Templeton Cove Stories) and four Victorian romances with eKensington/Lyrical.

In January 2018, she signed a four-book deal with Aria Fiction for a brand new Edwardian series set in Bath’s finest department store. The first book, The Mistress of Pennington’s released July 2018.

Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. 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.

Social Media Links: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Facebook Street Team – Rachel’s Readers | Amazon Author Page | Goodreads

My Review

P1070276After reading the first book, and once I found out about this one, I was very excited about knowing more. I really loved the first book, and I wasn’t surprised when I loved this one too. I’m a fan of historical romances and Rachel Brimble created an amazing story with descriptions that made the book come to life, and that just makes everything so much enjoyable.

Although it’s a book that is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone and recommend you to read the first book so you have a feel for the era and setting, as well as the community, because they you will enjoy this book even more. Nevertheless, I garante that no matter if you read both books or just this one, you will have will have so much fun with the characters you are going to meet.

P1070266The characters interactions and the relationships were fun to follow and feel like we are a part of the community. The main characters had strong personalities and I could empathize with Esther and feel a connection to her because of her strong convictions and beliefs. Both her and Lawrence had pasts that brought some emotional issues, but that also made them believable characters.

The plot was exciting and intriguing, and because of the setting and the well written characters, and the amazing and eye-catching cover (It’s gorgeous!), this book is one I highly recommend. It had romance, friendship, social and political aspects, and a good balance of every light and dark theme and moment.

It was an exciting book that left me wishing for a next book right this moment, because I loved the world that the author created. That been said, of course I recommend this book!


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2 thoughts on ““A Rebel At Pennington’s” Review

  1. I haven’t read many historical romances, but this sounds so lovely, and the way you describe her as a strong woman who stands up for her beliefs, is totally relatable. I love lyrical description so you may have hooked here!

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