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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tour: Loving Lady Marcia by Kieran Kramer (Review Blitz/Giveaway)

Today we are happy to take part in Kieran Kramer's review blitz for, Loving Lady Marcia




Loving Lady Marcia
House of Brady #1
by Kieran Kramer
Paperback 368 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by St. Martin's Press
ISBN 9781250009883
Copy Courtesy of NetGalley
LOVING LADY MARCIA Kieran Kramer In the House of Brady, three very lovely girls have hair of gold—and hearts to match—but finding a match among the gentlemen of London is one comedy of errors that could bring down the house… MARCIA GETS SCHOOLED…Of the three Brady sisters, Lady Marcia has always seemed the girl most likely to lead a perfectly charmed life. But after a handsome cad breaks her heart, she swears off love and devotes her life to teaching girls at a private school. In spite of her family’s wish for a London debut, Marcia is happy where she is—until terrible news sends her back to the Brady clan…and into the arms of an unexpected suitor. ON THE SUBJECT OF LOVEA dark and dashing earl who knows Marcia’s past, Duncan Lattimore is surprised by what a fascinating and independent woman she’s become. Marcia, too, is surprised—by the fiery attraction she feels for Duncan. But why—why—must he be the brother of the scoundrel who broke her heart? Why must Marcia’s rival at school forbid her from seeing him? How can this lady possibly resist this fellow—when they know that it’s much more than a hunch…? “A delicious romp that will keep you laughing.”—Sabrina Jeffries (on Kieran Kramer’s Impossible Bachelor series)
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Lexi's Thoughts:
Kramer introduces book one in the House of Brady series with a hit. Loving Lady Marcia is a sweet historical romance with a wonderful hero that will steal your heart, and a strong heroine you will cheer for.
Marcia is a woman who fell prey to young love, the consequence of her actions causing her to alter her life. Though her self imposed exile becomes a passion and her calling, to teach and be there for young women as they go through their own growing up stages. Life has its way of throwing curves, and hers certainly did by closing the door on her headmistress position and opening another that could lead to true love. 
Duncan is an honorable man, maybe a little too much at times. He wants to be able to fix everything, which as you know is impossible for anyone. The scene where he meets Marcia years after the fateful trip she took with him and his brother is memorable. He is so shocked by her and drawn to her, even when she acts cold and dismissive. From then on Duncan has his goal, her. And you will enjoy his efforts every step of the way.
One such step Duncan takes it to try assist Marcia in obtaining her old position as headmistress, even while he is planning on convincing her to marry him. As he introduces her to influential people, lets her meet his son, and tries in his own way to offer her support Marcia slowly steals his heart. 
If you are a historical romance fan you will enjoy Loving Lady Marcia. Duncan and Marcia have chemistry yet also deal with emotions and issues that go along with new love. It maybe a little hard to believe how easy it is for Marcia to meet Duncan and his son in secret so often, and the solution to Marcia’s nemesis and former employer is tied up rather quickly. The plot may not sound like much happens, and yet you will still be turning the pages quickly. Overall it is enjoyable and will leave you with a little smile on your face after you are finished. 



Rating: 3.5 Wines, a sweet historical





Author Bio:
USA Today best-selling author and double-Rita finalist Kieran Kramer writes Regency historical romances for St. Martin's Press. IF YOU GIVE A GIRL A VISCOUNT, the fourth and last book in her Impossible Bachelors series, is on sale now. Her new series, House of Brady, premiers in August 2012 with LOVING LADY MARCIA. A former CIA employee, journalist, and English teacher, Kieran's also a game show veteran, karaoke enthusiast, and general adventurer. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.kierankramerbooks.com. Stay connected to Kieran on-the-go with her FREE mobile app available for iPhone and Android devices!




~*GIVEAWAY*~

Giveaway  40 Super Swag  packs:
1 Loving Lady Marcia mini book wine charm 
1 pink Loving Lady Marcia pen  
Romance Trading Cards 
1 Kieran Kramer post-it notes  
1 signed bookplate  
1 Impossible Bachelors bookmark  
1 Loving Lady Marcia bookmark 



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4 comments:

Kati R said...

On behalf of Kieran, thanks for the wonderful review!

Barbara E. said...

I really enjoy Kieran's books and I'm looking forward to this new series, it sounds fantastic.

Linda said...

Love this and looking forward to a chance to read for myself, =)
Love the giveaway!
Happy Wednesday!
//Linda

Kieran said...

Thank you, Lexi, for a lovely review! I really appreciate that you took the time to read and review my book when there are so many others out there to choose from.

When I write, I like to keep this thought in mind: Love Changes Everything. I truly believe that because I've seen it happen in my own life and in the lives of people I love. Every day when I start writing my current story, I think about that belief, and I try to see where and when my characters will change--will they realize it's happening? Or not? I don't always know until I write the scene!!! But by the end of the book, they have changed for the better--not until they've been through some rough times, of course.

I wish for you and your followers a great weekend filled with lots of relaxing reading! Thanks again!!

Hugs,

Kieran :>)