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“A Gentleman’s Promise“, written by Penny Hampson, is a Regency Historical Romance and Mystery, the first book in the Gentlemen Series, and the revised edition was published on 25th February 2021.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Penny Hampson for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
A docile wife is what he wants. A husband is the last thing she needs. Can a quest for a killer teach them that they are both wrong?
Emma Smythe and her brother arrive at Easterby Hall to discover that a handsome stranger has laid claim to their ancestral home and the family title. Have her relatives been murdered, and is her brother next? Determined to find the answers, she has no option but to trust the gentleman who insists that he will help. But danger appears in many guises, and for a woman intent on remaining single, her intriguing protector may prove the biggest threat of all.
The attempts on Richard Lacey’s life begin when he inherits a title and a rundown estate. A coincidence? He’s not so sure. Problems multiply with the unexpected arrival of Jamie and Emma Smythe. Long thought dead, they too are potential targets. Richard thinks he wants a docile, obedient wife, but will the task of keeping headstrong Emma safe from danger change his mind?
Embroiled in a sinister mystery, can Richard and Emma work together to catch a killer? And will this dangerous quest teach them that what they both wish to avoid is exactly what they need?
Filled with intrigue, unexpected twists, and faultless period detail, this slow-burn romance is a must-read for lovers of classic Regency fiction.
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About the Author
Penny Hampson writes mysteries, and because she has a passion for history, you’ll find her stories also reflect that. A Gentleman’s Promise, a traditional Regency romance, was Penny’s debut novel, which was shortly followed by more in the same genre. Penny also enjoys writing contemporary mysteries with a hint of the paranormal, because where do ghosts come from but the past?
Penny lives with her family in Oxfordshire, and when she is not writing, she enjoys reading, walking, swimming, and the odd gin and tonic (not all at the same time).
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This is the beginning of a series, and I love series, especially those that are in the historical romance genre. This is also my first interaction with Penny Hampson’s writing and books. So I was surprised and delighted.
“A Gentleman’s Promise” follows Richard Lacey and Emma Smythe’s life, how they met and got together, and their relationship developed while so many other things were happening. I enjoyed their interactions and I enjoyed the secondary characters and how everything connected.
In terms of plot, I liked that there wasn’t just drama and romance, but also suspense. The mystery gave it an extra element to the story and it was interesting to see how thing unfolded and uncovering the information that was being given and how it all came together. It also mad the story exciting and the action moving.
Overall, I really liked this book. It had a good pace and had me going from beginning to end. I’m actually very curious about the following books in the series.
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