Sunday, November 15, 2009

Blog Tour and Review - A Courtesan's Scandal by Julia London (& Giveaway - closed!)

Photobucket Pictures, Images and PhotosA Courtesan's Scandal by Julia London
Pocket Books, 384p, Isbn-1416547126

Kate Bergeron is the beautiful and mysterious former mistress of a cloth merchant...and the latest beauty to capture the interest of the Prince of Wales. Mired in a disastrous divorce, the Prince attempts to distract attention from his next amorous pursuit by ordering Grayson Christopher, the eligible Duke of Darlington, to pretend to London society that he is having an affair with Kate.

When Grayson reluctantly agrees to his Prince's demand, he finds the lady no more willing than he is. Kate will grudgingly act the part in public, but her favors are not for sale to any man. As Grayson and Kate mimic ardor for the world to see, they find what started as a deception becoming all too real. And when passion flames into love, their predicament becomes extreme. For while marriage between a duke and a courtesan could never happen, Kate knows in her heart that she is willing to accept nothing less.

To be honest, I love historical romances and Julia London is a particular favorite of mine. Despite that, I had trouble falling in love with this book. Just the other day an author had blogged about 'suspension of disbelief', but I found it very hard to do with this story. Despite a charming heroine and an ardent hero, the circumstances of their romance did not convince me and as a result, when I finished the book I was left with some misgivings. However, I did enjoy the individual characters even if I couldn't get on board with their mutual romance.

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  • Know of any other book that features a courtesan as the heroine? Love it and would like to recommend it? Spill the details in the comments.
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Deadline   Midnight CST of December 18, 2009.

Eligibility  US only.

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Note - This book was received for review.
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  1. Susan Wiggs has a trilogy about Henry VIII's court called "the Rose trilogy" it is very good. I had to read all three.
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  10. "The Courtesan's Daughter" by Claudia Dain is part of her excellent "The Courtesan Chronicles" series.

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  14. I don't think I have read any other books about a courtesan. This one sounds really good.

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  21. I have to also say The Courtesan Chronicles by Claudia Dain. They are an excellent read.
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  24. Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the book too much... I like most of Julia London's title, but have yet to try this.

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  33. Unfortunately I haven't read anything in this genre at all so do not have a book to recommend with a courtesan as the heroine. Which is why I'm entering this giveaway--sheer curiosity.

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    Courtesan: A Novel by Dora Levy Mossanen would be a great read for anyone interested in Courtesan life. It's about the education of a seductress...very good!

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  37. Sara Bennett's The Aphrodite's Club series is about the three daughters of a courtesan. Great series!

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  41. I’ve heard Julia London’s works are great; I look forward in reading this book and others.

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