Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Spotlight: The Duplicitous Debutante by Becky Lower

In 1859, ladies of New York society were expected to do three things well: find a husband, organize a smooth-running household, and have children.

Rosemary Fitzpatrick’s agenda is very different. As the author of the popular Harry Hawk dime novels, she must hide her true identity from her new publisher, who assumes the person behind the F. P. Elliott pen name is male. She must pose as his secretary in order to ensure the continuation of her series. And in the midst of all this subterfuge, her mother is insisting that she become a debutante this year.

Henry Cooper is not the typical Boston Brahmin. Nor is he a typical publisher. He’s entranced by Mr. Elliott’s secretary the moment they meet, and wonders how his traditional-thinking father will react when he brings a working class woman into the family. Because his intentions are to marry her, regardless.

Rosemary’s deception begins to unravel at the Cotillion ball, when Henry recognizes her. The secretarial mask must come off, now that he knows she is a member of New York society. But she can’t yet confess who she truly is until she knows if Henry will accept her as F. P. Elliott.

The more time they spend together, the closer they become. But when Rosemary reveals her true identity to him, will Henry be able to forgive her or has her deceit cost her the man she loves?

Publication Date: September 1, 2014
Crimson Romance
Format: eBook
Genre: Historical Romance Series: Cotillion Ball Series
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Praise for The Duplicitous Debutante

“I cannot tell you enough how much I love Becky Lower’s books. She is by far my favorite historical romance author, and I would recommend anything she writes to everyone I meet. She just has a way with words and has a brilliantly warm and classic, romantic heart.” -HEAs Are Us

“If you are a historical romance fan, love multi-layered characters and enjoy a great story, please read this series.” -The Reading Cafe
 
“Kudos to Ms. Lower for writing a series that is different, the setting and subject matter unique and quite engaging.” -Deborah Cordes, Author

The Cotillion Ball Series

Book One: The Reluctant Debutante
Book Two: The Abolitionist’s Secret
Book Three: Banking on Temperance
Book Four: The Tempestuous Debutante
Book Five: Blinded by Grace
Book Six: The Duplicitous Debutante

Amazon best-selling author Becky Lower has traveled the country looking for great settings for her novels. She loves to write about two people finding each other and falling in love, amid the backdrop of a great setting, be it present day middle America or on a covered wagon headed west in the 1850s. Contemporary and historical romances are her specialty. Becky is a PAN member of RWA and is a member of the Contemporary and Historic RWA chapters. She has a degree in English and Journalism from Bowling Green State University, and lives in an eclectic college town in Ohio with her puppy-mill rescue dog, Mary. She loves to hear from her readers at beckylowerauthor@gmail.com.

For more information please visit Becky Lower’s website and blog. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest, and sign up for her Newsletter.


The Duplicitous Debutante Blog Tour Schedule

Tuesday, October 7
Interview & Giveaway at Historical Romance Lover
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past
Wednesday, October 8
Spotlight at Just One More Chapter
Thursday, October 9
Review at The Lit Bitch
Guest Post at Historical Tapestry
Friday, October 10
Review & Giveaway at Fic Central
Spotlight & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages
Monday, October 13
Review at What’s On The Bookshelf
Tuesday, October 14
Review at SOS Aloha
Spotlight & Giveaway at Susan Heim on Writing
Thursday, October 16
Spotlight at Flashlight Commentary

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the opportunity to visit with you today!

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  2. Well, Becky, to get me started on reading your books, I went to Amazon and got the first two books of this Cotillion series of yours. I'm so glad I "met" you on this tour of yours and so glad you write about American history romances. Thanks for this post. jdh2690@gmail.com

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  3. Thanks, Janice, for giving my books a read. I really do appreciate it. I'm writing an article for USA Today on the comeback of the American historical romance. So, if that's your area of interest, you'll soon see an upsurge in the genre, since it's the new 'latest' thing!

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