Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Cover Reveal - - The Scoundrel's Daughter


The Scoundrel's Daughter
by Anne Gracie
The Brides of Bellaire Gardens - Book 1
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: August 24, 2021

When Lady Charlton is forced into becoming London's most reluctant matchmaker, sparks fly and romance ensues, from the national bestselling author of Marry in Scarlet.

Alice, Lady Charlton, newly-widowed and eager to embrace a life free of her domineering husband  is devastated when a scoundrel appears, brandishing letters that could ruin her. To prevent their publication he wants Alice to find a noble husband—a lord!—for his daughter, Lucy.

Alice is forced to agree to his blackmail but when Lucy arrives, she has absolutely no interest in her father's scheme. A lord, she says, will only look down his nose at her—and she's having none of that!

Desperate to retrieve the letters, Alice enlists the aid of her handsome young nephew, Gerald, who in turn seeks the help of his former commanding officer, James, Lord Tarrant. James is soon beguiled by the marriage-averse lady and sets out to teach her about love.  Meanwhile, Gerald and Lucy strike sparks each time they meet.

To combat the dastardly plot, Alice and Lucy must learn to trust each other. But can Alice put the past behind her and open her heart to love?

PJ Says:

Isn't that cover stunning? I love the colors! 

Anne Gracie is one of my all-time favorite historical romance authors so, of course, news of a new book by her is always cause for celebration at my house. After Marry in Scarlet, last year's triumphant conclusion to Gracie's Marriage of Convenience series (read PJ's 5-star review), she's been hard at work on a new slate of characters to win readers' hearts. The Brides of Bellaire Gardens launches on August 24th with The Scoundrel's Daughter and the back cover blub has me salivating. I can't wait to discover what Gracie has planned for this new slate of characters. 

Have you read any of Anne Gracie's books? Do you have a favorite series by her?

I love the vibrant purple and green on the cover of The Scoundrel's Daughter. What colors on a book cover catch your attention?

I have a print copy of Marry in Scarlet for one randomly chosen person who comments on this post before 11:00 PM, April 21.

*Must be 18
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  1. I've read lots of Anne's books, and I've also read Marry in Scarlet. I love seeing the vibrant colors too, and I like purple, green and different shades of pink on the covers.

  2. I have only read a couple of Anne Gracie's books and thoroughly enjoyed them. No real favorite.
    The purple and green on the cover make each other stand out. The slight lavender tones and muted color of her dress both pull her into the picture and make her stand out.
    Thank you for highlighting this book and cover. It sounds like an enjoyable and tense story.

  3. I've only read a few of Anne's books but I do have several others on my ever growing TBR shelves. Really should pull some of them to the top of the heap to read next.

    Love the cover on her newest book. Lavender/lilac/purple etc is not necessarily my favorite color but I do like wisteria for their beautiful aroma and color. I'm partial to blue, green or red.

  4. I have read some of her books and enjoyed them. my favorite is always the one I'm reading lol. I love bright colors of any kind!

  5. That is a really lovely cover. My favorite Anne Gracie book is Marry in Haste.

  6. I don't think I've read any of her books, but I know they get good reviews. I'll have to try one.

  7. that is a beautiful cover - perfect for spring! I am partial to blue/purple & pinks plus the gorgeous green of nature.

  8. First of all, the cover is wonderful. It tells a story all on its own. I have quite a few of Ms Gracie's books on my keeper shelves. I believe Marry in Scarlet is my favorite of her stories. But, to be honest, every book I have read of hers has been lovely.

    I think this cover is one which will make me want to buy the book....but then ....her writing makes me want to buy the book.

    As for colors on a cover, for me, the author is a much better indicator of what I want to read. Pretty covers are nice, but writing is what is important.

    I hope everyone is staying safe and well.

  9. I have read a few titles by this author and I don't have a favorite series. However, one of my favorite books Is The Accidental Wedding. Though I certainly appreciate attractive colors on a cover, I can't think of any that have really caught my attention.

  10. I haven't read any of her books, but I am familiar with her.

    Love the colors on the cover.


  11. I. AM. STOKED. I have pre-ordered...and I am looking forward to this new series. I've loved Anne Gracie since Janga put me on her years ago.

    1. Janga was my gateway to Gracie as well, Hellie. Damn, I miss her. Every. Single. Day.