Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pump Up Your Book Presents Tuesday’s Child Book Publicity Tour Review

Join Jeannette Baker, author of the historical romance novel, Tuesday’s Child (Valley Publishing), as she virtually tours the blogosphere June 18 – July 13 2012 on her third virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!

About Jeanette Baker

Jeanette Baker is the award-winning author of fifteen novels, published by Pocket, Kensington and Mira Books, many of them set in the lush countryside of historical and contemporary Ireland where she lives and writes during the summer months. Her ancestors, the O’Flahertys, hail from Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands located off the coast of Galway. She takes great pride in the prayer posted by the English over the ancient city gates, ‘From the wrath of the O’Flahertys, may the good Lord deliver us.’
Lauded as an author who has created a niche in the world of the time-travel paranormal, Jeanette’s previous stories have all taken place in Scotland and Ireland. Convinced that America has its own mystical elements, she set WITCH WOMAN in Salem, Massachusetts.
Jeanette graduated from the University of California at Irvine and holds a Masters Degree in Education. For the remainder of the year, she teaches in Southern California, reads constantly, attempts to navigate the confusing world of Facebook and, more recently e-publishing, concocts creations from interesting cook books and enjoys the company of friends and her grown children. She is the RITA award-winning author of the paranormal NELL.
You can visit Jeanette’s website at jeanettebaker.com

About Tuesday’s Child

Possessed of a luminous beauty and a delicate grace that belied her spirit and fierce intelligence, Tess Bradford left Maryland for London on a mission of greatest importance. Her husband, a devout patriot, had been seized by the British navy, and only one man could help her secure his release. He was James Devereaux, Duke of Langley, and former aide to Wellington. But Tess wasn’t prepared for the passion that burned beneath Devereaux’s implacable demeanor.
Wealthy and powerful, Devereaux could choose any woman he wanted to provide him with an heir. But Tess sparked in him a raging duel of loyalties. She was an American—and someone else’s wife. Yet she aroused a desire that could destroy his reason…or ignite a love as strong as the winds of battle that raged around them—a love too powerful to resist.
My Review:
Usually I post my reviews in goodreads, but this book isn't listed, so my review is here.
For the first half of the book, I was enthralled.  I learned a lot about the War of 1812 in both Europe and America, and I found Tess and James quite a pair.  I had no idea the great lengths the British went to in order to win against Napoleon. Having a reported death and then a swift marriage continued to complicate matters.  I liked a lot of the obstacles that author put in the book for the two characters to overcome.
Right at the halfway point, I felt that the book became too predictable.  This is why I rated it three stars.  While a couple little twists did come into play, I knew ultimately what would happen.  The bedroom scenes became rather vapid and unnecessary.  I was glad that the profanity in the book was tame--that it was first endeared me to the book.  But I wish that the story had been a little more original.
In conclusion, if you like romances that follow the normal structure, you will certainly like this book.  I gave it 3 stars, but if you want a nice, light read, this book is for you.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
To follow the entire tour, click here.  Watch out for a guest post from Jeanette Baker tomorrow!


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