As y’all can probably tell from the amount of times it shows up on this blog, historical fiction (and historical romance, especially) is definitely one of my favorite genres. I love the idea of getting to know characters from a different time, even if it wasn’t all that long ago (the fact that the 90s will soon be historical fiction is the most upsetting thing ever).
So when I read the synopsis for Flirtation & Folly, I was more than happy to sign up for the book blitz to help promote it. Who doesn’t want a London season?? (this introvert doesn’t lol) I also love the idea of a plain character who everyone doesn’t immediately fall in love with. Needing to figure out how to deal with the complexity of London society is definitely not for the weak of heart.
Alright! While you’re scrolling, make sure to check out the synopsis, a little bit about the author, and don’t forget to take a look at the other amazing bloggers on the tour.
FLIRTATION AND FOLLY
BY ELIZABETH RASCHE
Publication Date: November 10, 2020
Quills and Quartos Publishing
Paperback & eBook; 326 pages
Series: A Season in London, Book One
Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian
Marianne Mowbrey is a responsible country rector’s daughter who longs for the novelty and excitement she reads about in novels. When her crusty Aunt Harriet agrees to give her a Season in London, Marianne vows to dazzle the world, win a husband, and never go home again. But the Londoners who determine social success are inclined to pass over plain Marianne in favor of her beautiful, reckless younger sister.
In a world of ambition, fashion, flattery, and deceit, how can Marianne stay true to her real self—when she is not even sure what that real self is?
About the Author
After acquiring a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Arkansas, Elizabeth Rasche taught philosophy in the U.S. and co-taught English in Japan. Now she and her husband live in northwest Arkansas, the ‘garden of America.’ (At least, she has only ever heard Arkansas called so.) She dreams of visiting Surrey (if only to look for Mrs. Elton’s Maple Grove), Bath, and of course, London. When she has a Jane Austen novel in one hand, a cup of tea in the other, and a cat on her lap, her day is pretty much perfect.
Elizabeth Rasche is the author of The Birthday Parties of Dragons and her poetry has appeared in Scifaikuest. Flirtation & Folly is her first historical fiction novel.
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