Happy Thursday and a very happy release day to A Debt of Dishonor by Lilliam Marek. I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy of this wonderful historical romance and quickly fell in love with the characters and the story!
About the Book:
Title: A Debt of Dishonor
Author: Lillian Marek
Series: Lords of Sussex – Book 2
Page Length: 229
Publication Date: Feb. 11, 2021
Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing
Synopsis: Kate Russell is furious.
It was bad enough that her father had let her grow up in virtual poverty, but now, her dissolute brother wants to use her as payment for his debts. She runs away, determined to make her way so that she will never again be at the mercy of powerful men.
Then she encounters the Duke of Ashleigh.
He has overcome the shame of his parents’ scandalous lives and has a well-deserved reputation for honorable behavior. Then he encounters Kate, the niece of an old friend. There is some mystery about her background.
She is not the sort of well-bred lady of impeccable reputation that he plans to marry someday, but he can’t get her out of his mind.
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About the Author:
When she retired after too many years in journalism, Lillian felt a longing for happy endings and stories where the good guys win and the bad guys get their just deserts. Having exhausted her library’s supply of non-gory mystery stories, she started reading romance novels, especially historical romance. This was so much fun that she thought she’d like to try her hand at writing one.
So it was that she took her keyboard in hand, slipped back into the 19th century, and began. She was right—writing romance novels is as much fun as reading them. Her first book was published in 2014, and her list of story ideas now numbers more than 80.
She may be spinning tales for quite while.
My Favorite Parts:
- The romance, of course. Kate and the Duke of Ashleigh (Peter) have a lovely romance and they complement each other well.
- The strong female bonds and messages of female empowerment.
- The suspense and intrigue.
My Favorite Lines:
I do not see why anyone should be required to suffer the bad simply because things could be worse. They could also be a good deal better.
A woman who pretends to be a fool in order to catch a husband will end up with the fool she deserves.
Family obligations must be mutual obligations.
There is a point at which protection becomes oppression. The shackles if kindness and good intentions are still shackles.