Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wednesday's Favorites: The Miss Mirren Mission

Welcome to the Wednesday's Favorites post. In the Wednesday's Favorites post I will talk about a book I loved and that I think deserves a little more attention. I read popular books, but also many books that aren’t so popular (yet). In this post all sorts of books from all sorts of genre’s will have a chance to shine. Today’s Wednesday's Favorites is 'The Miss Mirren Mission' by Jenny Holiday, a book I read in April 2015.

The Book: Loving her would be his downfall..

To society, the Earl of Blackstone cuts a mysterious figure. He is eligible, withdrawn, and endlessly fascinating. Yet as an integral part of London’s underground spy ring intent on defeating Napoleon, Blackstone has no mistress but the cause.

Miss Emily Mirren is considered “unbiddable” by the ton. She wields a fierce intellect, which she channels into her own secret cause—writing an abolitionist newspaper column under a male pseudonym.

When Emily’s aims clash with Blackstone’s, they stray into a dangerous game of attraction and subterfuge, and secrets are the going currency. And in order to complete the most important mission of his career, Blackstone must thwart Emily, even if it breaks both their hearts. 

The Facts:

Publication Date:                         March 24th, 2015
Pages:                                          283
Genre:                                         Historical Romance, Mystery
Average Goodreads Rating:        3.95
Average Amazon Rating:             4.1

Praise for 'The Miss Mirren Mission':

This turned out to be a great gamble and a great book - a regency era romance with a compelling hero and heroine and an involving plot to boot.  4 out of 5 Stars.

‘The Miss Mirren Mission’ is a fast-paced, entertaining story that pairs an intelligent, determined social reformer with a reclusive, somewhat grouchy earl – who also happens to be a crack spy.

Not only is this book a great romance but I also really enjoyed the way the author slowly reveals the characters secrets. There was definitely a lot of mystery in this book and it made me anxious to read more and more.
I really loved this book and couldn’t stop reading.

Buy Links:

This book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Books and iTunes.

About the Author:

Jenny Holiday started writing in fourth grade, when her awesome hippie teacher, between sessions of Pete Seeger singing and anti-nuclear power plant letter writing, gave the kids notebooks and told them to write stories. Most of Jenny’s featured poltergeist, alien invasions, or serial killers who managed to murder everyone except her and her mom. She showed early promise as a romance writer, though, because nearly every story had a happy ending: fictional Jenny woke up to find that the story had been a dream, and that her best friend, father, and sister had not, in fact, been axe-murdered.

From then on, she was always writing, often in her diary, where she liked to decorate her declarations of existential angst with nail polish teardrops. Eventually she channeled her penchant for scribbling into a more useful format. After picking up a PhD in urban geography, she became a professional writer, spending many years promoting research at a major university, which allowed her to become an armchair astronomer/historian/particle physicist, depending on the day. Eventually, she decided to try her hand again at happy endings—minus the bloodbaths.

For more information about Jenny Holiday and her books please visit her website, Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

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