Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Blog Tour and Book REVIEW: Lord Trowbridge's Angel by G.G. Vandagriff
Lord Trowbridge's Angel The very handsome and very bored Lord Trowbridge knows something is missing in his existence. When he is asked by a friend to escort the seemingly quiet Miss Sophie Edwards to her first ball, he has no idea she possesses the key that will unlock him. It is her secret weapon. Once he sees his own inner workings, his life unfolds in a different manner. He will do anything to capture the love of his “angel.” Unfortunately, his old life and the shibboleths of the ton stand in his way. As he wades through these afflictions, Sophie is courted by another man. Who will she choose? How can he possibly show his love for her in a way as original and unique as she is? What are Sophie's feelings for him? Praise for Lord Trowbridge's Angel "Vandagriff's recipe for spinning a delightful story with so many unexpected twists and involvements is truly masterful." ~willsand "Ms. Vandagriff is a master of description. She understands men and women and the nuances between them." ~ L. Glenn "Vandagriff is quickly becoming an esteemed name on the shelves of regency romance. Lord Trowbridge's Angel is sweet, humorous, and of course romantic, and you'll become an instant fan." ~Heather Moore
Author G.G. Vandagriff I realize that I am one of those rare people in the world who gets to live a life full of passion, romance, suspense, angst, fulfillment, humor, and mystery. I am a writer. Every day when I sit down at my computer, I enter into a world of my own making. I am in the head of a panoply of characters ranging from a nineteen-year-old Austrian debutante (The Last Waltz) to a raging psychopath (The Arthurian Omen) and four women at once in The Only Way to Paradise. Then there are the feisty heroines of my Regency romances . . . I am a traditionally published,award-winning, best-selling writer who has recently gone Indie. I enjoy genre-hopping, having published a genealogical mystery series, two women's fiction novels, an historical epic, two suspense novels, five Regency romances, and a couple of non-fiction offerings. With a BA from Stanford and an MA from George Washington University in International Relations, I somehow stumbled into finance. But, once my husband was through law school, I never wanted to do anything but write and raise kids. Now the kids are gone, but (even better) there are four grandchildren who provide my rewards for finishing a manuscript. Aside from the grandchildren, my favorite things include: Florence, Italy; snow storms; Oreos; real hot chocolate; sweaters; Sundance Resort; lilacs; and dachshunds.
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My Review: ****--4 Stars.
Frank was asked to escort Sophie to her first ball. She had an injury as a child that left her unable to dance. Little did he know, she would charm the socks off him!!
I'm not an expert of the Regency period, but Ms. Vandagriff seemed to do an exceptional job in using true-to-period language and dialogue. I thought that really added to the story.
Sophie was such a sweet and trusting girl. Even when Frank became involved in some compromising situations, she wasn't overly angry--she was more self-punishing, if anything. She was willing to give him up and live the life of a spinster, because if she couldn't have him, she wanted no one. I guess she was naive, but it was endearing. It seemed that she and Melissa were such good friends, yet they knew nothing about the other one's feelings.
Frank, for all of his worldliness, was clueless to the ways of the ton. I had to laugh at some of the situations he found himself in. It was like someone gave him a shovel--he would try and get out of one scrape and find himself even deeper into another one. The harder he tried to dig himself out, the worse things got.
I enjoyed watching the story and the different bits and pieces come together. I would have liked more closure on the school for the poor. I felt like that was brought up time and again and then dropped. I had forgotten that I had read a book about one of Sophie's sisters awhile ago. This book is part of a series, yet is perfectly fine as a stand-alone.
Content: talk of mistresses (no descriptions); kissing. Clean.