I am so so excited about this giveaway, you guys! I recommend these books here ALL. THE. TIME. As regular readers know, Penny Vincenzi’s Lytton Triology of No Angel, Something Dangerous, and Into Temptation are some of my FAVORITE books — classic examples of my preferred genre of People Having Romantical Problems During War Times, all full of characters considering getting on the Titanic, or coming home and making an off-handed comment about this Hitler person seemingly like he might prove to be troublesome. In fact, when we were writing The Royal We, I totally bonded with our editor over them. I love them, and I am thrilled that we are giving them away today, along with Penny Vincenzi’s newest book, A Perfect Heritage, which I ALSO quite enjoyed.
THE PRIZE: We have a prize pack for one lucky winner of A Perfect Heritage:
The House of Farrell is a prolific skincare company and home of The Cream, an iconic face product that has seen women flocking to its flagship London store since 1953. The legendary Athina Farrell remains the company’s figurehead and in her kingdom at the Berkeley Arcade, while Florence Hamilton plies their cosmetics with the utmost care and discretion. She is sales advisor―and holder of secrets―extraordinaire.
But of course the world of cosmetics is changing and the once glorious House of Farrell is now in decline, its customers tempted away by more fashionable brands. With no idea how to right the ship, Athina hires Bianca Bailey, a formidable businesswoman, mother of three, and someone who always gets her way. Athina and Bianca lock horns over the future of the House of Farrell but it is the past that tells its devastating tale of ambition and ego, passion and wonder.
And No Angel, Something Dangerous, and Into Temptation. Here’s the description of the first of the three, which tells you all you need to know without giving anything away:
No Angel is an irresistibly sweeping saga of power, family politics, and passion-a riveting drama and a fervent love story. Celia Lytton is the beautiful and strong-willed daughter of wealthy aristocrats and she is used to getting her way. She moves through life making difficult and often dangerous decisions that affect herself and others-her husband, Oliver, and their children; the destitute Sylvia Miller, whose life is transformed by Celia’s intrusion; as well as Oliver’s daunting elder sister, who is not all she appears to be; and Sebastian Brooke, for whom Celia makes the most dangerous decision of all. Set against the tumultuous backdrop of London and New York in the First World War, No Angel is, as British Good Housekeeping wrote, “an absorbing page-turner, packed with believable characters and satisfyingly extreme villains, eccentrics, and manipulators.
THE TASK: I’ll be picking the winner at random, but to keep it interesting, please share the one book you’d bring to a deserted island.
THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday. FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you. (Prizing courtesy of the publisher; open to everyone. Thank you!)