Blurb blitz tour stop for The Folly at Falconbridge Hall by Maggi Andersen

Today
is a blurb blitz tour stop for The Folly at Falconbridge Hall a
historical romance by Maggi Andersen.

Maggi will be awarding a backlist e-book to one randomly drawn commenter
and a $30 Amazon gift card to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. To
be entered for a chance to win either prize, leave an e-mail with a comment below. And to
increase your chances of winning, visit
other tour stops
and leave additional comments.

Blurb for
The Folly at Falconbridge Hall:
Vanessa
Ashley felt herself qualified for a position as governess, until offered the
position at Falconbridge Hall.
Left penniless after the deaths of her artist
father and suffragette mother, Vanessa Ashley draws on her knowledge of art, politic,
and history to gain employment as a governess. She discovers that Julian, Lord
Falconbridge, requires a governess for his ten-year-old daughter Blyth at Falconbridge
Hall, a huge rambling mansion in the countryside outside London.
Lord Falconbridge is a scientist and dedicated
lepidopterist who is about to embark on an extended expedition to the Amazon in
search of exotic butterflies. An enigmatic man, he takes a keen interest in his
daughter’s education, but Vanessa feels that he may disapprove of her modern
methods.
As she prepares her young charge to enter into
the modern world, Vanessa finds the girl detached and aloof. As Vanessa learns
more about Falconbridge Hall, more questions arise. Why doesn’t Blythe feel
safe in her own home? Why is the death of her mother, once famed society beauty
Clara, never spoken of? And why did the former governess leave so suddenly
without giving notice?
Excerpt from The Folly at
Falconbridge Hall:
Vanessa
remembered passing the library on her first day and located it without
difficulty. She entered the room, finding it empty. It was designed for
masculine comfort. Bookshelves filled with tomes covered all available wall
space. A tan leather chesterfield and two chairs were grouped in front of the
fireplace, and a tiger skin covered the floor in front of the hearth. The
Times, The Daily Telegraph and the Penny Press lay on a table, and the aroma of
cigars and pipe smoke lingered in the air.
A
variety of magazines was stacked in a rack. Vanessa sorted through The
Gentleman’s Magazine, Punch, The Strand, and the London Sunday Journal. She
selected Punch and the Penny Press to take back to her room.
She
roamed the shelves searching for suitable books and found several on botany,
including one by Lord Falconbridge on Lepidoptera. She piled them onto a
mahogany table, along with the books and the notes she’d fetched from her room.
Searching further, she spied Plato’s Symposium and climbed the ladder. It was
just out of reach. Not wishing to climb down, she leaned across. Her fingers
touched the binding, and she leaned farther. She almost had it.
“You
read Ancient Greek, Miss Ashley?” Lord Falconbridge asked behind her.
Vanessa
jumped, and her foot slipped off the rung. She lost her balance and fell into a
pair of strong arms.

Author Bio
and Links:
Maggi
Andersen and her lawyer husband are empty nesters, living in the countryside
outside Sydney with their cat and the demanding wildlife. Parrots demand seed,
possums fruit, ducks swim in the stream at the bottom of the garden, and the
neighbors chickens roam their yard providing wonderful eggs. She began writing
adventure stories at age eight. Three children, a Bachelor of Arts degree and a
Master of Arts in Creative Writing degree later, her novels are still filled
with adventure and suspense, but are also passionate romances. Georgette Heyer
among others, brought inspiration to her seductive Regencies and she also
writes darker, Victorian novels, contemporary romantic suspense and young
adult.
She
supports the RSPCA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals)
and animals often feature in her books. 
Author
website: http://www.maggiandersenauthor.com
Blog:  http://www.maggiandersen.blogspot.com
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/maggiandersen
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maggi-Andersen-Author/372854959805
Publisher
website:  Black Opal Books
http://bookstore.blackopalbooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=58

13 thoughts on “Blurb blitz tour stop for The Folly at Falconbridge Hall by Maggi Andersen

  1. Mary Preston says:

    I had to Google "lepidopterist" – live and learn.

    I love nothing better than a great Historical Romance.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  2. Andra Lyn says:

    Sounds like a fascinating read! Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to hear more!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  3. Rita Wray says:

    I love the sound of this book. I can't wait to read it and have added it to my read list.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

  4. Karen H says:

    Hi Maggi,

    Nice to see you again. I enjoyed reading the except about your newest historical. Is this book considered a stand-alone story or is it part of a series?

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  5. Unknown says:

    It sounds like a very sweet read, I think I am going to like the unique scientist

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  6. BookLady says:

    Congratulations on the publication of your new book! It sounds like a lovely book. Thanks for sharing.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. Maggi Andersen says:

    Thanks for the comments, everyone. I apologize for not commenting individually, but being in Australia makes it difficult. I wish you all the best with the contest. Hi Kate, no this book is a stand alone.

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