FAIRCHILD - Book Review and Giveaway

What better way to celebrate Spring Break than with a GIVEAWAY? And I've got a good one.

What do Jane Austen, Madeleine Brent, Julianne Donaldson and Jaima Fixen have in common?

They all wrote Regency romances that I LOVED! And today, talented author, Jaima Fixen, is offering a print copy of Fairchild to one of my lucky blog readers.

From Amazon: Good English families all have a house in the country with a deer park, a trout stream, and an army of gardeners. They should have a son and if it can be managed, he should be handsome. Cleverness isn’t important. Daughters in limited quantities are fine so long as they are pretty. Bastards are inconvenient and best ignored. 

It's not a big problem, unless you are one. Unfortunately, Sophy is. 

Sick of her outcast role, she escapes her father’s house, only to fall from her horse during a spring storm. Injured, soaked, and shivering, she stumbles to a stranger’s door—Tom, a blunt edged merchant from a family of vulgar upstarts. Mistaking Sophy for the genuine article, he takes her in. 

Sophy can’t resist twisting the truth. Soon she’s caught in her own snare—and it might just be a noose.

My Review: I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Sophy is spunky, likable, and in over her head. Tom is independent and interesting. Their relationship with each other is exciting and unpredictable. (at least as unpredictable as it can be. It is a romance, after all.) The supporting cast is well-developed and provides a perfect backdrop for us to get to know the main characters.

Jaima's writing is true to the period and ironic. It's a perfect mix of humor and longing and I read it much faster than I wanted to. The style made me want to slow down but the story made me want to hurry forward to find out how and where it would go.

Now enter so you can win your own copy and read this fun, romantic book.

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11 comments:

Tammy Cuevas said...

"Hope Springs" was my favorite romantic movie of 2012.
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Meghan said...

I enjoyed "Beautiful Bastard" and "Dark Lover."
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Mary Preston said...

I watched THE HOLIDAY this past year, not sure when it came out though. I loved it.

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laurie said...

"Hope Springs" was my favorite romantic movie of 2012.

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Cindy said...

My favorite romantic book this past year and every year is "Pride and Prejudice" I've read the book numerous times over the years and watched the movies of "Pride and Prejudice" so many times they should be wore out.
Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.
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Cindi said...

To be honest, I don't really have any favorite romances. I mostly read YA for book reviews and movies just aren't what they used to be. Wuthering Heights and Gone With the Wind. Now THOSE were great romances!!!

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KMichelleC87 said...

cat and bones from jeaniene frosts night huntress series

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Anonymous said...

BBC's "North and South" starring Richard Armitage. Great romance. LMH

Tapper said...

I concur with your review. Fairfield was an incredible book!I think I laughed on every page. This is my fave romantic comedy book of 2013.

Vern said...

My favorite romance I read this year was For What It's Worth!

mjhenrie said...

What a great review... gets me excited and curious about the book. I've mostly been reading non-fiction this past year ... that's why I'd love to win this signed copy and read it! mjhenrie at gmail dotcom