February 3, 2017

The Worthington Wife by Sharon Page - Review

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: December 27, 2016
Number of pages: 448
Genre: Romance, Historical Fiction
Series: Roaring Twenties #2

Sharon Page sparkles in this poignant and irresistibly entertaining follow-up to her breakout novel, An American Duchess

Lady Julia Hazelton is the most dazzling among 1920s England’s bright young things. But rather than choosing the thrill of wanton adventure like so many of her contemporaries, Julia shocks society with her bold business aspirations. Determined to usher the cursed Worthington estate into a prosperous, modern new era, and thus preserve her beloved late fiancĂ©’s legacy, the willful Julia tackles her wildest, most unexpected adventure in Cal Carstairs, the reluctant new Earl of Worthington.

The unconventional American artist threatens everything Julia seeks to protect while stirring desires she thought had died in the war. For reasons of his own, Cal has designed the ultimate revenge. Rather than see the estate prosper, he intends to destroy it. But their impulsive marriage—one that secures Julia’s plans as well as Cal’s secrets—proves that passion is ambition’s greatest rival. Unless Cal ends his quest to satisfy his darkest vendetta, he stands to ruin his Worthington wife and all her glittering dreams.

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My thoughts:
I enjoyed reading this book. The author did a good job of getting the details right for the time period so I could really get a sense of the time and place. I also thought the characters were well developed. They were very likable. For me the the romance really added to the story. A side note - I do not usually read books from this time period but there is something about a book set in England that just gets me. The author did a good job of transporting you right into the story. 

About the author:
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Sharon Page is author of more than 20 books. Sharon has won two RT Bookreviews Reviewers’ Choice Awards, two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Colorado Award of Romance, and the Golden Quill.

The mother of two children and wife of a terrifically supportive husband, Sharon has a degree in Industrial Design and worked in structural engineering before fulfilling her dream of becoming an author.

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Monday, January 23rd: The Maiden’s Court
Tuesday, January 24th: Deborah Blanchard
Wednesday, January 25th: Let Them Read Books
Thursday, January 26th: Buried Under Romance – excerpt
Friday, January 27th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, January 3oth: A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, January 31st: Books that Hook
Wednesday, February 1st: Laura’s Reviews
Thursday, February 2nd: Luxury Reading
Friday, February 3rd: A Holland Reads
Wednesday, February 8th: A Bookish Way of Life
Thursday, February 9th: What I’m Reading
Friday, February 10th: Cindy Burnett
Monday, February 13th: A Night’s Dream of Books
Wednesday, February 15th: The Sassy Bookster – excerpt
Wednesday, February 15th: Books a la Mode -excerpt
Thursday, February 16th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Friday, February 17th: View from the Birdhouse

1 comment:

  1. I so appreciate when an author gets the time period just right - that kind of attention to detail is very important to me.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.