Blog Tour: The Unexpected Earl by Philippa Jane Keyworth

Today I'm excited to be a part of the blog tour for The Unexpected Earl by Philippa Jane Keyworth.
I really enjoyed this book, and you can can check out my review of it below!
02_The Unexpected Earl 
Publication Date: September 20, 2014 | Madison Street Publishing Formats: eBook, Paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction/Regency/Romance

Synopsis
From the author of the widely acclaimed The Widow's Redeemer, comes a new Regency romance from Philippa Jane Keyworth. Six years after being jilted without a word of explanation, Julia Rotherham finds Lucius Wolversley standing before her once again–unexpected, unannounced, unwelcome. With her heart still hurting and, more importantly, her pride, Julia must chaperone her younger sister, fend off fortune hunters, orchestrate a fake engagement, and halt an elopement–all whilst keeping the man who jilted her at arm’s length. But what Julia doesn’t know is that this time, the Earl has no intention of disappearing, and this time, he has more than an explanation to offer…


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Review
I love to indulge in a bit of historical romance from time to time, and this novel fitted the bill nicely! Wolversley was, as you'd expect, swoonworthy, and Julia was great too - it makes a change to read about a female lead of this era who isn't afraid to speak her mind and act on impulse! The pair of them sparked off each other brilliantly, although I did want to bash their heads together at times and tell them to stop being so down on themselves and start being honest with each other! The supporting characters all contribute something to the story. Julia's parents are reminiscient of Mr and Mrs Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, whilst her best friend Highsmith is a sweetheart. I would love to find out whether or not he got a happy ending too! The novel has all the ingredients for a classic historical romance: the strong silent hero, the sensible heroine, her naive little sister and a rakish cad. Pretty predictable stuff, but a brilliant read nontheless. With a wonderful cast of characters and a plot that'll keep you hooked, The Unexpected Earl is a tale of love, life and second chances.

About the Author
03_Philippa Jane KeyworthPhilippa Jane Keyworth, known to her friends as Pip, has been writing since she was twelve in every notebook she could find. Originally trained as a horse-riding instructor, Philippa went on to become a copywriter before beginning a degree in History. A born again Christian, Philippa lives in the south of England with her handsome husband. Philippa has always written stories and believes that, since it is one of her loves and passions, she always will. In her early writing career, she dabbled in a variety of genres, but it was the encouragement of a friend to watch a film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice that began her love affair with the British Regency. Since then, she has watched every Regency film and TV series she could get her hands on and become well acquainted with Georgette Heyer’s novels which gave her the inspiration to write her own. Both as a reader and a writer, Philippa believes it is important to escape into a world you yourself would want to live in. This is why she writes stories that will draw you into the characters’ joys and heartaches in a world apart from our own. Her debut novel, The Widow’s Redeemer (Madison Street Publishing, 2012), is a traditional Regency romance bringing to life the romance between a young widow with an indomitable spirit and a wealthy viscount with an unsavory reputation. The novel has been received well by readers and reviewers who have praised the heartfelt story and admirable characters. Her second novel, The Unexpected Earl (Madison Street Publishing, 2014), explores another romance in the Regency era when an impetuous young woman has her life turned upside down by the reappearance of the earl who jilted her six years ago. So, what are you waiting for? Get swept away into another time with characters you will learn to love, and experience the British Regency like never before. For more information please visit Philippa Jane Keyworth's website and blog. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Also by Philippa Jane Keyworth: The Widow's Redeemer

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