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Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: The Lord and the Lady Astronomer by Alissa Baxter

The Lord and the Lady Astronomer JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Lord and the Lady Astronomer by Alissa Baxter, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours

About the Book

The Lord and the Lady Astronomer

Title: The Lord and the Lady Astronomer
The Grantham Girls #3
Alissa Baxter
Dragonblade Publishing
Release Date:
November 1, 2023
Regency/Historical Romance (Sweet, wholesome)

Can wishing upon a star ever come true? 

Abigail Grantham has always taken a keen interest in astronomy since her brother Sir John Grantham enlisted her aid as a young girl to keep records of his astronomical discoveries. Abigail is delighted when her uncle, Lord Longmore, invites her to stay at Longmore Hall in Buckinghamshire as he needs her assistance to compile a star chart. 

When Abigail arrives at the Hall, her Aunt Longmore introduces her to local society. However, Abigail also spends a great deal of time in her uncle’s observatory, viewing the night skies alongside her uncle’s neighbor, fellow astronomer William, Viscount Rochvale. 

Lord Rochvale is intrigued by Abigail, and when he discovers that they share an interest in ancient buildings and Roman history, he contrives to become better acquainted with her away from her uncle’s observatory, taking her to places of archaeological interest with a view to winning her heart. But the astronomical project they are working on makes courtship difficult, and William’s plans are further frustrated by his rakish cousin Gerald Burnby, who becomes a frequent visitor to Longmore Hall, seeking out Abigail too.  

After a valuable Roman urn disappears from Longmore Hall, a series of mysterious occurrences unravel, presenting a puzzle Abigail has no idea how to solve. However, when events escalate into peril, Abigail discovers that it is the night sky that holds the secret to the missing urn—as well as to her stolen heart.

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White soup was served for the first course, and Abigail, trying not to gulp, focused her full attention on the welcome nourishment. She glanced to the side only when a footman removed her bowl from the table and encountered the viscount’s gaze.

“When was your last meal?” he asked in a low voice.

“Oh, dear.” She swallowed. “Is it so obvious that I haven’t eaten in a while?”

“Your restraint was admirable, Miss Grantham. It was merely your lack of conversation that made me wonder.”

The footman laid china for the next course giving Abigail a moment to collect herself. She was about to speak when Lord Rochvale continued, “I must beg your forgiveness for my part in delaying your dinner. Would you care for a slice of roast beef?”

She jerked her head to look up at him. His grey eyes glowed once again with that strange light in an otherwise grave face.

“Thank you, my lord,” she muttered, allowing him to serve her before turning to help herself from a dish of asparagus offered by a hovering footman.

Perfect. Now the man considered her not only violent but greedy, too. This little pig had roast meat. She took a dainty bite of the beef and, clearing her voice, turned her head to meet his eyes once more.

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About the Author

Alissa Baxter

Alissa Baxter wrote her first Regency romance during her long university holidays. After travelling the world, she settled down to write her second Regency novel, which was inspired by her time living on a country estate in England. Alissa then published two chick lit novels before returning to her favourite era with her Linfield Ladies Series, a trio of Regency romances that feature women in trend-setting roles who fall in love with men who embrace their trailblazing ways... at least eventually. Her new Dragonblade trilogy, The Grantham Girls, continues this inspiring theme.

Alissa currently lives in Johannesburg with her husband and two sons.

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