Friday, February 26, 2016

Blog Tour - Lady Bridgett's Diary (Keeping Up with the Cavendishes #1) by Maya Rodale

 Lady Bridget's Diary
Keeping Up with the Cavendishes, #1
by  Maya Rodale
Releasing February 23rd 2016
Avon

 From The Book Junkie Reads . . . Lady Bridget's Diary (Keeping Up with the Cavendishes, #1) . . . 5star Cavendishes (Kardashians) Hash-Out
I greatly enjoy Maya Rodale and the characters that she create. I have a fun, enjoyable ride in the hi-jinks of the heroines that come across on her pages. Now with this new release of a re-imaging of Pride and Prejudiced and blending Bridget Jones' Diary.   I loved the offering.

The Cavendishes family has lots of characters to love and hate or just not quite understand. Just a bit of the Kardashians. A family that you see all the time but love to hate or hate to love. Either way there are emotions begin triggered and felt all around throughout the entire read.

I loved Lady Bridget. She was not the perfect lady of the ton. She wanted so much to make things work for her family but she stayed true to who she was. She fought tooth and nail the attraction building between her and Lord Darcy. American common meets London proper. This is better than you could imagine.

**This ARC was provided via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.**

Blurb
In the first hilarious entry in her brand new series, USA Today bestselling author Maya Rodale re-invents a love story we all know and cherish.

Lord Darcy is the epitome of perfect

Lord Darcy is the quintessential Englishman: wealthy, titled, impossibly proper and horrified that a pack of Americans have inherited one of England’s most respected dukedoms. But his manners, his infamous self-restraint and better judgment fly out the window when he finds himself with the maddening American girl next door.

Lady Bridget is the opposite of perfect

Lady Bridget Cavendish has grand-but thwarted-plans to become a Perfect Lady and take the haute ton by storm. In her diary, Bridget records her disastrous attempts to assimilate in London high society, her adoration of the handsome rogue next door, her loathing of the Dreadful Lord Darcy and some truly scandalous secrets that could ruin them all.

They cannot stand each other-and yet they cannot stay away

It was loathing at first sight for Lady Bridget and Lord Darcy. But their paths keep crossing...and somehow involve kissing. When Lady Bridget’s diary goes missing, both Darcy and Bridget must decide what matters most of all-a sterling reputation or a perfectly imperfect love. 
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The London Weekly

Fashionable Intelligence
All of London is talking about one thing and one thing only: the arrival of the seventh Duke of Durham. His Grace, we are told, hails from America, of all places in the world, which begs the question of how this came to be.

Older readers—or younger readers who bother to visit their aged relatives and actually listen to them speak of scandals from days of yore—will recollect the Great Scandal of 1784 in which the sixth duke’s brother, the Lord Harry Cavendish, beloved rake, absconded to America with the duke’s prize horse. This horse-thieving younger brother had done a stint in the army, as second sons are wont to do, especially when they are so obviously unsuited to clergy. Whilst stationed in the colonies, he happened to fall in love with an American woman. It was a love so great that he would forsake family, country, membership at White’s, and a voucher for Almack’s.

After extensive sleuthing this author has been able to determine that Lord Harry Cavendish established a farm in Maryland where he bred and trained racehorses, raised his family and refused to use his title. His son, the new Duke of Durham, followed in his footsteps.

So yes, dear readers, a horse farmer from the colonies now holds one of the loftiest titles in England. His arrival is expected any day now and this author has it on excellent authority that he is bringing three sisters of marriageable age. Let there be no conversations about a dull season, for this one is sure to be most entertaining . . .
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Author Info


Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother’s insistence and it wasn’t long before she was writing her own. Maya is now the author of multiple Regency historical romances. She lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own. 

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