When Eleanor agrees to travel back in time to prevent a deadly duel, but she doesn't know how to behave, what to say, and most importantly...how to tell a villain from a rake.Read more...
When Eleanor agrees to travel back in time to prevent a deadly duel, but she doesn't know how to behave, what to say, and most importantly...how to tell a villain from a rake.
The captivating, infuriating, and mysterious Lord Shermont is a renowned rake and womanizer-but is he also a dangerous cutthroat and spy? Eleanor has to get up close and personal to find out, otherwise, she could fall into a most shocking scandal.
Thankfully, Miss Jane Austen herself arrives on the scene, with sage guidance and a twinkle in her eye, to help Eleanor navigate countryhouse society and the dangerous terrain of her own heart.Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca
PRAISE FOR LAURIE BROWN:
"Highly original. If you're in the market for a different kind of historical romance, or you enjoy stories filled with period detail, Hundreds of Years to Reform a Rake is a solid bet."-- wordcandybooks.blogspot.com
"Brown's ending was clever and I never suspected Josie would choose the path she takes. I would recommend Hundreds of Years to Reform a Rake to anyone who enjoys paranormals, and even Regency fans who don't usually read them. Brown did an excellent job of combining the two genres."-- aladysdiversions.blogspot.com
"A very enjoyable read with Josie a feisty and independent character, and Deverell the ghost and Deverell the man both also very appealing." --curledup.com
"Humor, mystery, ghosts, history, and... pure fun."--blogcritics.org
"A fresh tale that is as charming as it is hot "--zeekspage.blogspot.com
"You'll be transported to another time and won't want to return until the very last page is digested."-- fantasybookspot.com
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 47.
- Review Date: 2009-03-16
- Reviewer: Staff
Modern-day Regency fashion expert Eleanor Pottinger consorts with ghosts and travels in time in Brown's charming romance. Eleanor discovers her hotel room is haunted by sisters Mina and Deirdre Cracklebury, and she agrees to a deal: she will save their brother, Teddy, from a deadly duel by keeping the wicked Lord Shermont from seducing one of the sisters, in trade for meeting Jane Austen. Eleanor wakes up in 1814, meets smarmy Teddy and is instantly attracted to Lord Shermont, who is not all he seems. Soon she's forced into a terrible choice: “Hot sex or the real Jane Austen?” True Janeites will find scant evidence of Austen's acerbic wit in either character or tone, but the sprightly humor, handsome hero and twisty ending will please most Regency romance fans. (May)