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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition (#7)


Happy Thursday, everyone! And welcome to a new feature on Buried Under Romance and Love Saves the World.

What is Throwback Thursday?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past -- usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday. 

The Historical Romance Edition:
Since Tin of Love Saves the World and I are unapologetic lovers of historical romances, we've decided to focus on our beloved genre.

Here are our rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.

So, the novel I'm featuring is...

                                                   Mistress
                                                      Mistress by Amanda Quick, published in 1994
                                                    Goodreads | Amazon

Blurb:

After a year of grand adventures touring the classical ruins of Italy and Greece, Iphiginia Bright returned to England to discover that the real excitement was at home. It seems that her Aunt Zoe has fallen victim to a sinister blackmailer and only Iphiginia can hope to stop the culprit before he can do more harm. Her plan is inspired: Imitating history's most legendary beauties--Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Aphrodite--the former schoolmistress will remake herself, and descend upon London Society as the dazzling mistress of Marcus Valerius Cloud, the infamous Earl of Masters. Rumors hint that the Earl has disappeared at the blackmailer's hands, and by posing as his unknown mistress, Iphiginia is convinced she can ferret out the villain. Overnight, Iphiginia is transformed into a vision with a host of eager admirers, including one she does not expect -- the Earl of Masters himself, who strides into a shimmering ballroom one evening to cooly reclaim his "mistress". He is everything they say he is... arrogant, attractive, devastatingly seductive, and Iphiginia can't help but be enthralled. But when Marcus agrees to play along with her charade, she doesn't know that the determined earl has plans of his own: to tease and tempt her, until the beautiful deceiver becomes more than his mistress in name only.

To find out more about Amanda Quick and her books, click the links below:
                                Website | Goodreads | Facebook

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I really enjoyed reading this book. The premise is very cool; I mean, what seclusive lord wants to hear gossip of the mistress he never had? As per Amanda Quick's style, there is quite a bit of nefarious scheming from the villain, but in the end, all's well that ends well!



Now, head over to Tin @ Love Saves the World for her pick of the week.  Ki Pha @ Doing Some Reading has also joined us, so be sure to visit her blog as well. :-)

6 comments:

  1. I love this book! I love the heroine's name! Iphigenia is such an unusual and rarely (almost never) used name in HR! ^_^

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    1. lol I don't even want to try pronouncing the name.

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  2. I've only read one Amanda Quick novel (Ravished), but I really enjoyed it. I'll definitely add this to my wishlist. Love the concept!

    Here's mine: http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2013/11/throwback-thursday-historical-romance_14.html

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  3. I have hard many good things about Amanda Quick, but for some reason I have never read her. This one sounds really good. Adding it to my list of books to get at the library next!! :) Hope you are having a good week

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  4. I haven't read any of her books. This sounds like so much fun I have to try reading it soon. I was intrigued by the name of the heroine as well. I immediately imagined what it would be like for an audio book narrator if they release an audio book for this one. :)

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