About the Book
Author: Rosanne E. Lortz
Genre: Regency Romance, Romantic Suspense
Release date: October 1, 2018
In My Opinion…
Set over the twelve days of Christmas, this book is part romance and part mystery. The romance begins with a not-so-memorable (unless for it’s horribleness) dance followed the next day by a more-than-memorable passionate kiss. The mystery is part what Lady Maud Worlington endured in Devon during her marriage which is intensified about halfway through with a suspicious death.
Lady Worlington has no desire for a repeat of her first marriage. Lord Tilbury is set on proving his age doesn’t matter—he’s more than a young, immature peer of the ton. And Ralph Aldine (Maud’s brother who was my favorite character in this story) is the voice of reason, the steadying presence, and the reliable member of the family. He has not let the circumstances of his birth turn him into a bitter man.
While this is the third book in Roseanne E. Lortz’s Pevensey Mysteries, it stands one hundred percent on its own. There are so many things happening in A Duel for Christmas, it could have been overwhelming, but Lortz balances each aspect so readers are drawn into the story until all is revealed instead of scratching their head in confusion.
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About the Author
Rosanne E. Lortz is a writer, editor, teacher, history-lover, and mom to four boys. She loves to read, sing, draw, compose, write, and create. Education is one of her passions, particularly a classical, liberal arts education. She has taught English composition and grammar, Latin, history, music, and various other subjects for ten years at both the elementary and secondary level and is currently the Director of Academics and Admissions at Paideia Classical Christian School in Gladstone, Oregon.
Guest Post from Roseanne
The year is 1120. The place is the English Channel. A ship puts off from the French port. The passengers have been drinking, far too heavily. A submerged rock shatters the hull of the ship. The vessel goes down into the watery depths, and with it the heir to the English throne.
This incident from Medieval history was the inspiration for my Regency novel, A Duel for Christmas. Set in the early 1800s, the novel has a dash of suspense, a few tablespoons of murder mystery, and a heaping cup of sweet romance all blended together to make the perfect holiday read.
Lady Maud Worlington has just returned to London, determined to reclaim life on her own terms, but when an impulsive and unforgettable kiss creates a connection with Geoffrey, the Duke of Tilbury, she must decide if he can prove an equal partner in life and the equal of all the forces mounted against her. A watery death, financial ruin, and a nefarious shadow from the past dog their steps as the Twelve Days of Christmas race toward a perilous end.
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Rosanne E. Lortz says
Thanks for the kind review!
Suzie Waltner says
Kay Garrett says
Thank you for your review on ” A Duel For Christmas” by Rosanne E. Lortz and for being part of the book tour.
Love the storyline of this book and can’t wait for the opportunity to explore the pages between this great cover.
I’ve read several good regency novels lately! Not always my first choice, but maybe I am changing my mind=)
Suzie Waltner says
Oh, I love Regency! There are so many great ones out there.
This sounds like an interesting story!