Series: The Ladies of Sommer by the Sea #2
on February 17, 2022
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With each encounter her heartbeat quickened.
With each encounter his need for her grew stronger.
Lady Patrice Montgomery Edgemont always did what was expected of her and look where that got her, married off by her father into a loveless relationship. She solved the puzzle that was prospective husband number two, another of her father’s choices and quickly made him a distant memory. Lady Patrice is not playing games. She is through with men.
Nikolai Baranov is the son of a Russian grand duke and spy for Tzar Alexander I. When his father and associates are killed, Nikolai doesn’t play games. The only thing worth winning is revenge for his family.
When a blizzard blankets Sommer-by-the-Sea, Lady Patrice is the only one who can help the mysterious wounded Russian she finds in her hunting lodge. It will take Nikolai’s skill as a spy and Lady Patrice’s expertise at solving puzzles to play through and win the game, a happily ever after.
Greetings you guys! So glad you’ve reached our stop at the blog tour for The Lady and the Spy by bestselling author, Ruth A. Casie. The tour is organized by the Caffeinated PR team and you can see the tour schedule here.
This regency romance is the second, but standalone, full-length novel in The Ladies of Sommer by the sea series.
Welcome to Sommer by the Sea, a vibrant village nestled on the rugged northeast coast of England, 15 miles northeast of Newcastle upon Tyne. Here, the world is centered on the country village and the lives of the landowning and professional families. Sommer by the Sea is populated with aristocrats, gentry, self-made men, shop owners, local workers, and servants, a cross-section of the people of the time. Steeped in history dating back as far as the Vikings, the villagers are proud and celebrate their heritage.
Everyone from the elite summer residents to the year-round residence keep business flourishing and gossip thriving. As with any small town, there are challenges and successes, secrets, disagreements, and feuds. You is no shortage of romance, mystery, drama, and even a murder or two.
Graduates of the Sommer by the Sea Finishing School have a unique education. Along with the usual studies available at such a school, the head mistress has nurtured each woman’s innate ability and helped them develop into the women they are today. This shared unique experience has kept the graduates close.
Each lady has her own story to tell as she is called to action and must demonstrate she is smart, strong and sensible and must challenge the accepted definition of a “woman’s place.” For these women, arranged or political marriages will not do. If she chooses a husband it will be for love, on her own terms, and with a man who will accept her as a partner.
It is with pleasure I introduce you to The Ladies of Sommer by the Sea, and their stories.
* Coming May 2022 – The Lady and her Duke
Our post for today is purely for promotional purposes, but I feel like going to scratch my Mommy’s favorite couch now. Why didn’t she request a review copy of this book? I’m sure we would love this series. Read the following excerpt and I think you will love it too!
She made her way deeper into the forest where the pine canopy captured the snow and shielded the forest floor. Here the snow wasn’t as deep. As she followed the forest path, a pattern of prints in the snow caught her attention, not an animal’s, but a human’s, prints. Her gaze followed the track. It led toward the lodge.
She hurried on and stopped to bend down for a closer look. Her stomach squeezed. Blood stains spattered the prints. She looked up toward the lodge.
Henry? The wild boar? She stood and checked the sky in the direction of the lodge. No smoke. Was the boy too badly hurt to start a fire?
She took off at a run. Her only thought was Henry.
Her muffled footfalls pounded and crunched on the forest ground as she ran. Afraid of what she’d find when she reached the lodge, she hurried. She pushed dangling branches out of her way as she broke past them, sending a cascade of snow in her wake.
There was only one set of footprints, but the blood stains were getting bigger as she raced along.
Had the boy made it to the lodge? Would she find him buried in the snow?
The gusts of wind picked up as she came to the clearing. The snow was coming down heavily now, making it nearly impossible to see more than a few feet in front of her. She could deal with that, but it covered the prints and blood. If Henry moved off the path, she might not find him in time.
Exhausted, her legs and back aching, she stopped and clung onto a tree as she caught her breath. She didn’t usually go to the lodge from this direction but was close.
Moving on, she kept watch through the snow drenched branches and finally made out the faint outline of the lodge ahead. Relieved, she hurried to the building. She wiped the ice from her eyelashes and climbed the steps onto the porch.
Blood stained the lodge door. Without stopping, she hurried inside, ready to help the boy, but she stopped with legs-shaking, heart-straining, chest-tightening, fear.
An unconscious person lay face-down on her sofa.
It wasn’t Henry.
RUTH A. CASIE is a USA Today bestselling author of historical swashbuckling action-adventures and contemporary romance with enough action to keep you turning pages. Her stories feature strong women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. She lives in New Jersey with her hero, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she found her voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and vice president at an international bank where she was a product/marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now-writing romance. She hopes her stories become your favorite adventures.
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