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Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey
by Abigail Wilson, Book Tour,
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Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey
by Abigail Wilson
Publication Date: May 26, 2020
Paperback & eBook; 336 Pages
In this new Regency romance, Elizabeth knows she must protect her heart from the charm of her new husband, Lord Torrington. She is not, however, prepared to protect her life.
When the widowed Lord Torrington agreed to spy for the crown, he never planned to impersonate a highwayman, let alone rob the wrong carriage. Stranded on the road with an unconscious young woman, he is forced to propose marriage to protect his identity and her reputation, as well as his dangerous mission.
Trapped not only by her duty to her country but also by her limited options as an unwed mother, Miss Elizabeth Cantrell and her infant son are whisked away to Middlecrest Abbey by none other than the elder brother of her son’s absent father. There she is met by Torrington’s beautiful grown daughters, a vicious murderer, and an urgent hunt for the missing intelligence that could turn the war with France. Meanwhile she must convince everyone that her marriage is a genuine love match if her new husband has any hope of uncovering the enemy.
Determined to keep her son’s true identity a secret, Elizabeth will need to remain one step ahead of her fragile heart, her uncertain future, and the relentless fiend bent on her new family’s ruin.
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
An Immersive gripping gothic style manor is the backdrop to this mystery book.
Abigail Wilson, newest book is a gothic tale interwoven into the perfect regency period romance.
1815 Southeastern England.
Elizabeth Cantrell is fiercely independent woman who has known much heartache. Having shouldered the burden of being an abandoned unwed mother of a precious little boy Isaac. Elizabeth is on her way to Dover to take a position as a housekeeper when her carriage comes crashing to its side. A mysterious would be highway man makes a disastrous mistake, causing a series of events. That ultimately changing Elizabeth’s path in life, when she is rushed into a marriage of convenience.
To none other than Lord Adrian Torrington, the brother of the man who betrayed her.
Finding herself the lady of Middlecrest Abbey, she and Adrian must keep up the pretense of the marriage. So as not to draw attention that marriage was not an actual love match.
Middlecrest Abbey has its own secrets as a questionable death rips the very seams apart in this suspenseful tale. Elizabeth and Adrian, along with his daughters and the other residents of Middlecrest, are thrown into a thrilling mystery. When clues and suspicions mounts this tale slowly comes together in this stellar complicated mystery.
The Abbey’s inhabitants are in question, when threatening notes appear in Elizabeth room. Trying to keep her young son safe, along with the sudden duties of being lady Torrington, Elizabeth will need to keep her wits about her. All the while she is falling for her captivating husband.
Darkish ominous atmospheric imagery, and the character driven storyline makes for an enjoyable experience. When the secrets start to mount you find find yourself completely immersed and guessing all the way to the satisfying end.
An exceptional written book with intriguing characters and a little espionage makes this a delightful regency style mystery romance novel. A book that captures the heart in the benefits of forgiveness and love.
Abigail Wilson combines her passion for Regency England with intrigue and adventure to pen historical mysteries with a heart. A registered nurse, chai tea addict, and mother of two crazy kids, Abigail fills her spare time hiking the national parks, attending her daughter’s gymnastic meets, and curling up with a great book. In 2017, Abigail won WisRWA’s Fab Five contest and in 2016, ACFW’s First Impressions contest as well as placing as a 2017 finalist in the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.
She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and currently lives in Dripping Springs, Texas, with her husband and children.
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