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Book Spotlight With #Giveaway: A Marchioness Below Stairs: Alissa Baxter

A Marchioness Below Stairs
By Alissa Baxter
Genre: Regency Romance

Escaping from Bath and the news that her former love is about to marry another, Isabel, the young widowed Marchioness of Axbridge, accepts an invitation to her cousin’s house party. Yet, instead of finding respite, she stumbles into a domestic crisis of majestic proportions: The kitchen staff has succumbed to the influenza.
If that weren’t bad enough, her former sweetheart arrives with his fiancée, seeking shelter from the increasingly hazardous snow storm. Trapped inside Chernock Hall with a volatile mix of house guests, including abolitionists and slave owners, Isabel wishes she could hide below stairs for the duration. But, alas, she cannot. While helping in the kitchen, Isabel is cornered by her cousin’s disreputable friend, Marcus Bateman, who challenges and provokes her at every turn.
At last, the storm subsides. However, the avalanche of repercussions cannot be undone. Caught in the grip of the terrible winter of 1813, will Isabel’s greatest threat come from the weather, her abolitionist views, or from falling in love again?
If you love traditional Regency romances, you’ll adore A Marchioness Below Stairs.

About the Author
Alissa Baxter wrote her first Regency romance, The Dashing Debutante, during her long university holidays. After travelling the world, she settled down to write her second Regency romance, Lord Fenmore’s Wager, which was inspired by her time living on a country estate in England. Also the author of two contemporary romances, Send and Receive and The Blog Affair, Alissa currently lives in Johannesburg with her husband and two sons.

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide: The Sherlock Holmes & Lucy James Mystery Series: Charles Veley and Anna Elliott

SERIES SYNOPSIS: Introducing to Lucy James — an independent, modern-minded young woman who inherited her father’s intelligence and detective skills – and a Sherlock Holmes who must contend with the mysteries and challenges of being a parent, the 2017 releases in Sherlock & Lucy series include Remember, Remember, The Crown Jewel Mystery, The Jubilee Problem, and the forthcoming Death at the Diogenes Club.

SYNOPSIS:Book 5: A young American actress arrives in London hoping to learn her identity, just as Sherlock Holmes is closing in on a master criminal. Their worlds collide, and not even Holmes could have foreseen the impact!
This novella is the prequel to The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery series.

SYNOPSIS:Book 4:The year is 1897. Sherlock Holmes and his lovely young American daughter Lucy James must defeat a well-orchestrated conspiracy to destroy Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration. If they fail, the Queen and thousands of innocent people will die, and the British Empire will fall into chaos.

Book 3: A lovely American actress awakens in London on a cold morning in 1897 – lying face down on the concrete pavement outside the British Museum. She has no memories. She does not even know who she is, although she has a vague recollection of the name Sherlock Holmes. What she believes is that she has may have just killed someone, and that someone is definitely trying to kill her. As she searches for clues to her true identity, she will learn that she is not the only target. Unless she can defeat her evil adversaries, the people most dear to her will die.

MY THOUGHTS: What a fantastic series! First foremost: It involves Sherlock Holmes! As fabulous a literary icon as he is, the addition of Lucy makes him better. She flows beautifully into his established storyline without changing his personality, skill set or other character traits. Altering such a famous character is risky. However, father-daughter duo Anna Elliott & Charles Veley, have found the right formula with their series.

Additionally, I love, love, love the fact that these are clean, family friendly books. I cannot think of a single instance in any of these titles that gave me pause. They are action-packed and full of all the mystery & intrigue Sherlock has always brought along in his books. I was happily able to recommend them (highly) to our local Christian school’s librarian.

As a father-daughter team, Lucy & Sherlock provide a hero and heroine for every fan. Readers will find Lucy a strong, capable woman with a fearless streak. She isn’t a damsel in distress. Instead, she’s a competent and intelligent role model. Sherlock has always been a favorite for mystery buffs. He won’t disappoint in his new role. Just as wiry and smart as he’s always been, no criminal can hide from Holmes.


With the holidays coming, considering giving the series or individual books as gifts. Your recipients will be thrilled!

Bottom line: It’s elementary my dear friends! The Sherlock Holmes & Lucy James Mysteries Series gets 5 stars!





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**I received the aforementioned titles in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.