Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Aristocrat's Lady



For a few moments on a moonlit balcony, Nicole Beaumont was just a beautiful woman catching the eye of the handsome Lord Devlin -- but she knew the illusion couldn't last. If the enigmatic aristocrat knew her secret, he'd realize that her disability left her unfit for love. So who could blame her for hiding the truth a little longer?

Devlin had never met a woman like Nicole. Her unique combination of innocence and wisdom left him utterly intrigued. Yet what was she hiding? For a man who did not trust easily, discovering her secret was devastating. Overcoming their pasts and forging a future would take faith, forgiveness and trust. And second chances could lead to new beginnings...

My Review:

Though I don't know the exact time period The Aristocrat's Lady is set in, it has the feel of a classic Regency read so that's how I'm going to describe it. Now Regency isn't always my favourite setting for a historical romance but this one has more than a few twists that kept me riveted.

Nicole has a secret and it isn't revealed until well into the book. I was driving myself mad trying to figure it out. Moore has planted clever little hints that don't make sense -- at least they didn't to me -- until the big reveal. I read this one ravenously! Finished it in an afternoon because I just couldn't put it down.

Devlin plays the role of the jaded aristocrat well -- until he becomes intrigued by Nicole. The dialogue between the two is so refreshing and witty, even outrageous at times. I loved it!

In fact there isn't anything I didn't love about the book. Simply a classic good read.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Aristocrat's Lady please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Please make sure to put  The Aristocrat's Lady in the subject line. Winner will be announced on Sunday September 28.


  1. Wow, this sounds really good! And quite intriguing... :)

    I would love a chance to win a copy! Thank you!



  2. Oh, oh, oh! I SO love this cover! Pls don't enter me in the giveaway as I don't want to take away from your regular readers - just wanted to say how very lovely this is. And it makes me think of your garden, Kav! Sigh. Bless u for sharing.

  3. This sounds like a meaningful love story. I wonder what Nicole's secret is and from your review it looks like she is going to withold it for awhile. I just know it's going to be so satisfying to them overcome their obstacles and find happiness. I also like the cover, very detailed!


  4. I would love to win this. This looks like an amazing book. Thank you so much for the chance to win this.


  5. Oh, this sounds good! Definitely looks like one I'd love to read.

    mchapman (at) windstream (dot) net

  6. Hey Amber -- yep, definitely intriguing. Good luck!

    Hi Laura -- if only my roses were that prolific! Mine are being eaten by Japansese beetles as we speak. Ack!

    Hey NS -- the cover adds to the feel of the book, doesn't it? Good luck!

    Good luck, Rebecca!

    Hey Michelle - I think you just might like this one too. :-)

  7. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  8. when I posted this excerpt on my web site I wondered what the disability could be, now I want to know even more! :)

    rmjagears AT gmail DOT com

  9. You're welcome KarenK -- good luck!

    Melissa -- it's an incredibly clever hook, that secret. Hope you get to find out what it is someday.

  10. Kav, you've got to take a couple of weeks off so I can catch up on all the great books you're recommending! At least this one isn't out for a couple of weeks yet. LOL

  11. I will be putting this one to my wish list! Please enter me though so maybe I don't have to buy it:)
    I have always loved the LI Historicals and this one looks really interesting. Thanks!


  12. I love books you can't put down, this sounds awesome. Add me please! Thanks, Kav.

    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  13. Sandra -- don't worry -- I go back to work next week and my reading productivity will ease down a bit. LOL

    Charity -- consider yourself entered. Good luck!

    You're added too, Merry!

  14. I've read a few of those love inspired paperbacks but not this one. sounds like a good book!

  15. I don't get to read many Love Inspired books and this sounds like it would be a great read so please enter my name into the draw. I so wish the Love Inspired series were more readily available in Australia.

    zabook at tpg dot com dot au

  16. Here I am again! I had to go back to The Aristocrat's Lady, the suspense was killing me.

    I need to hire you as my PR queen, God bless you for your praise (He gets all the glory) and support. You don't know how great that is for our small genre.

    You're a new blessing to me!

    In Him
    Mary Moore