Monday, November 6, 2023

The Lord and the Lady Astronomer: Book Review + Giveaway

 **I received a complimentary copy for consideration. All opinions are my own. 

The Lord and the Lady Astronomer JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Lord and the Lady Astronomer by Alissa Baxter, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours

About the Book

The Lord and the Lady Astronomer

Title: The Lord and the Lady Astronomer
The Grantham Girls #3
Alissa Baxter
Dragonblade Publishing
Release Date:
November 1, 2023
Regency/Historical Romance (Sweet, wholesome)

Can wishing upon a star ever come true? 

Abigail Grantham has always taken a keen interest in astronomy since her brother Sir John Grantham enlisted her aid as a young girl to keep records of his astronomical discoveries. Abigail is delighted when her uncle, Lord Longmore, invites her to stay at Longmore Hall in Buckinghamshire as he needs her assistance to compile a star chart. 

When Abigail arrives at the Hall, her Aunt Longmore introduces her to local society. However, Abigail also spends a great deal of time in her uncle’s observatory, viewing the night skies alongside her uncle’s neighbor, fellow astronomer William, Viscount Rochvale. 

Lord Rochvale is intrigued by Abigail, and when he discovers that they share an interest in ancient buildings and Roman history, he contrives to become better acquainted with her away from her uncle’s observatory, taking her to places of archaeological interest with a view to winning her heart. But the astronomical project they are working on makes courtship difficult, and William’s plans are further frustrated by his rakish cousin Gerald Burnby, who becomes a frequent visitor to Longmore Hall, seeking out Abigail too.  

After a valuable Roman urn disappears from Longmore Hall, a series of mysterious occurrences unravel, presenting a puzzle Abigail has no idea how to solve. However, when events escalate into peril, Abigail discovers that it is the night sky that holds the secret to the missing urn—as well as to her stolen heart.

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Book Review

The Lord and the Lady Astronomer is the third book in the Grantham Girls series. I had not personally read the previous books in this series and found I was able to enjoy this one as a standalone just fine. 

Admittedly, regency romance is not one of my go-to genres. While I certainly do enjoy them on occasion, I find that they do tend to be a little harder for me to get into. I do find however that those that I do enjoy more tend to be those in which the heroine is in one way or another ahead of her time... such as having an unusual career/interest for a woman of the time. This one certainly fit that bill. I really enjoyed Abigail's character and her love of astronomy. She was just the type of character that draws me in and so very well written. Likewise, Lord Rochvale was a wonderfully written character and I found that I really enjoyed these two together. The romance was certainly a slow burn and frustrating at points when there were miscommunications that could have easily been solved with a conversation... but it worked well for their story and that frustration was certainly a sign of just how invested I was in their story! There was a lot going on in the story, but I really enjoyed how it all worked out in the end! 

If you're looking for a great regency read, this is definitely one to check out.

About the Author

Alissa Baxter

Alissa Baxter wrote her first Regency romance during her long university holidays. After travelling the world, she settled down to write her second Regency novel, which was inspired by her time living on a country estate in England. Alissa then published two chick lit novels before returning to her favourite era with her Linfield Ladies Series, a trio of Regency romances that feature women in trend-setting roles who fall in love with men who embrace their trailblazing ways... at least eventually. Her new Dragonblade trilogy, The Grantham Girls, continues this inspiring theme.

Alissa currently lives in Johannesburg with her husband and two sons.

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(1) winner will win a $25 Amazon gift card!

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  1. Thanks so much for featuring my book on your blog!

  2. Seems like a good read.

  3. yay! I'm glad you loved these characters :) Thanks for being on the tour!

  4. This looks like a great novel. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  5. This sounds like an awesome book love the cover!

  6. Sounds like a really incredible read.


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