Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday Intro/Teaser: I Adored a Lord by Katharine Ashe

Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a book they are reading or thinking about reading soon.

The moonlight was a winter moon’s, aloof and chill, and her breaths clouded upon the air. But wrapped in her heavy cloak, she barely felt the cold.

“On nights like this, Beast and I used to wander the park at Shelton Grange searching for hare. We could see everything as though it were day. Sometimes better."
“But no longer?”
“He left me. I suppose somewhere up there”—she gestured to the heavens—“is a snowy park in which he hunts for hare in the moonlight.”

I Adored a Lord by Katharine Ashe

Ravenna Caulfield is fond of animals. She loves to treat their ailments. She has no time for high society. But her employers take her to a castle where a French prince is looking for a bride. Ravenna has no interest but indulges her employers who love her like their ward.

Now Vitor is present in the castle to babysit his half-brother, the prince. He has been a monk once upon a time. He meets Ravenna in the stable first. She mistakes him for a stable hand but he is a rich man.

A murder is committed, Ravenna is the first one to learn about it. She along with Vitor set about finding out the murderer. A lot of secrets are unravelled. Viror and Ravenna have a good chemistry between them.

This novel works great as a romantic suspense, historical though. I liked the mindset of both Vitor and the ever practical Ravenna. It is yet to be published. I got an e-galley free!


Beth F said...

This is usually not my kind of book. Hope you're enjoying it.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

No thanks, definitely not for me, but enjoy. Happy you participated this week.

Kim@Time2Read said...

I'm not sure about this one, but it sounds interesting enough to try. Hope you enjoy!
Today I’m featuring Losing Touch by Sandra Hunter.

Mason Canyon said...

Sounds like an intriguing turn of events unfolds in this one.

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Not my usual type of book, but it sounds enjoyable.

My Tuesday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/07/first-chapter-first-paragraph-69-and.html

Literary Feline said...

A woman who loves animals! I like the sound of this one. I would keep reading based on the intro and your review. I am glad you enjoyed it!

Juli Rahel said...

I like that they mixed suspense with historical fiction and romance! Hopefully they get the balance right but by the sound of it they did! I hope you enjoy the rest of this one :) Thanks for sharing!
My Intro
Juli @ Universe in Words

Anonymous said...

Not my type of go-to genre, but I never say never because I am eclectic. I like that the fact that she is also an animal lover :) and that there is a mystery.
Hope you enjoy it!

Unknown said...

Nice opening!


Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sometimes I enjoy historical romance. This one sounds like it could be an interesting story.
My Teaser Tuesday excerpt is from HEARTS IN RUIN.

Nise' said...

I would keep reading! Lovely cover.