Title: Rakes and Roses: A Mayfield Family Romance (Book 3) 
 Proper Romance series
 Author: Josi S. Kilpack
 Tour Dates: May 4  May 22, 2020
 Genre: Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Inspirational Fiction
 Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing (May 5, 2020)
 Length (320) pages
 Trade paperback ISBN: 978-1629727356
 Audiobook ASIN: B0844W7ZQM





A standalone novel in the Mayfield Family series with an unusual premise and an uplifting ending.

Lady Sabrina endured an abusive marriage, a miscarriage, and early widowhood to emerge as a smart, successful, confident woman who found a way to make her mark in a man’s world. She has friends and purpose, but cannot hide from the emptiness she feels when the parties are over and the friends have gone home to families she will never have.

Harry Stillman may be charming and handsome, but he’s a gambler and a rake who has made a mockery of his privileges. He turns to the mysterious Lord Damion for financial relief from his debts, but still ends up beaten nearly senseless by thugs and left in an alley.

When Lady Sabrina comes upon Harry after the attack, she remembers the kindness Harry once showed to her six years ago and brings him to her estate to heal. Though their relationship begins on rocky footing, it soon mellows into friendship, then trust. But Lady Sabrina needs to keep Harry at a distance, even if he is becoming the kind of man worthy of her heart. After all, she is keeping a secret that, if exposed, could destroy everything she’s so carefully built.







“Uplifting…Kilpack flips the typical Regency romance script, with the heroine rescuing the hero. Kilpack’s strong, upright heroine who finds a way to claim her power in Regency society sets this love story apart. This magnetic tale will appeal to fans of emotional romance.”—Publisher’s Weekly 

“Kilpack takes traditional regency roles and challenges them. She shows how one person can make an impact in the world. I found the story and premise unique.”—Heather Gardner, Fire and Ice

“This is a story of redemption above all else…the ending was perfect.”— Lucinda Whitney, author of Rescuing the Prince



Josi S. Kilpack is the bestselling author of several Proper Romance and Proper Romance Historical series and a Cozy Culinary Mystery series. Her books, A Heart Revealed and Lord Fenton’s Folly; were Publishers Weekly Best Romance Books of the Year. She and her husband, Lee, are the parents of four children. 






Bestselling author Josi S. Kilpack tours the blogosphere May 4 through May 22, 2020 to share her third novel in the Mayfield Family series, Rakes and Roses. Forty popular book bloggers specializing in historical romance, inspirational fiction, and Austenesque fiction will feature guest blogs, interviews, exclusive excerpts, and book reviews of this acclaimed Regency romance. 





May 04My Jane Austen Book Club (Guest Blog)

May 04Historical Fiction with Spirit (Review)

May 04Austenprose—A Jane Austen Blog (Review)

May 04All About Romance (Guest Blog)

May 05Timeless Novels (Review)

May 05Literary Time Out (Review)

May 06For Where Your Treasure Is (Review)

May 06Courtney Reads Romance (Review)

May 07Fire and Ice (Excerpt)

May 07Gwendalyn’s Books (Review)

May 08History Lizzie (Review)

May 08Wishful Endings (Review)

May 09Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen (Spotlight)

May 09Relz Reviewz (Character spotlight)

May 10Book Confessions of an Ex-Ballerina (Review)

May 10Delighted Reader (Excerpt)

May 11Frolic Media (Guest Blog)

May 11A Bookish Way of Life (Review)

May 11Bringing Up Books (Review)

May 12Lu Reviews Books (Review)

May 13English Historical Fiction Authors (Guest Blog)

May 13Adventure. Romance. Suspense (Review)

May 14Chicks, Rogues, and Scandals (Interview)

May 14So Little Time…So Much to Read (Spotlight)

May 15Storybook Reviews (Excerpt)

May 16The Book Diva’s Reads (Review)

May 16The Fiction Aficionado (Review)

May 17Inkwell Inspirations (Spotlight)

May 17Half Agony, Half Hope (Review)

May 18Romance Junkies (Guest Blog)

May 18Christian Chick’s Thoughts (Review)

May 18The Lit Bitch (Review)

May 19The Caffeinated Bibliophile (Interview)

May 19Heidi Reads (Review)

May 19Bookworm Lisa (Excerpt)

May 19Laura’s Reviews (Review)

May 19Katie’s Clean Book Collection (Review)

May 20The Silver Petticoat Review (Excerpt)

May 20Joy of Reading (Review)

May 20Austenesque Reviews (Review)

May 21The Calico Critic (Spotlight)

May 21Getting Your Read On (Review) 

May 21From Pemberley to Milton (Excerpt) 

May 22Wishful Endings (Interview)



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