Book Tour: The Earl Lady’s Geologist by Alissa Baxter

The Earl’s Lady Geologist by Alissa Baxter

Publication Date: February 28, 2021 Vinspire Publishing Series: Linfield Ladies Series, Book One Genre: Regency Romance     Cassandra Linfield is a lady fossil collector who declares she will never marry as no man will ever take her studies seriously. When circumstances force her to travel to Town for the Season, Cassy infiltrates the hallowed portals of the Geological Society from which she has been banned. She is horrified when she comes face to face with her nemesis, the infuriating Earl of Rothbury. Lord Rothbury is a gentleman-geologist with a turbulent romantic past. After a youthful disappointment he vows never to fall in love again, and makes the decision, instead, to seek out a convenient wife when he returns to England from his geological travels abroad. Brought together by their close family ties, Cassy and Rothbury collaborate on a geological paper and discover a powerful attraction. Marriage, however, is the one subject they cannot agree upon. But when Cassy’s life is threatened, the two realise that love matters more than their objections.

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Praise for The Earl’s Lady Geologist

“A gentle Regency romance, full of sweetness and intelligence. Alissa Baxter’s writing is period perfect.” -Mimi Matthews, USA Today bestselling author of The Matrimonial Advertisement “The Earl’s Lady Geologist by Alissa Baxter deftly weaves together the charm of a traditional Regency romance, fascinating information on scientific society of the time, with a quiet subtext about the challenges faced by women interested in pursuing science. This first book in a new series is wonderfully satisfying on many levels!” -Mary Jo Putney, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author “While immersing the reader in the mores and life of the Regency era, Alissa Baxter manages to write strong, independent heroines whom modern-day women will cheer and root for. Plus the addition of little details that wrap around the plot and the characters make reading her books all the more special because you never know when you might land on a little Easter egg morsel in the beautiful and engaging prose. Historicals with heart and engaging characters that read real—that’s what you get in Ms. Baxter’s books.” -Zee Monodee, USA Today bestselling author “A truly traditional Regency romance, with lots of witty banter, very reminiscent of Georgette Heyer. Recommended for anyone who likes a completely clean traditional Regency, with strongly authentic writing, historical accuracy and a satisfying romance. Baxter’s writing is excellent, and her dialogue, manners and settings are true to the era. A spirited heroine, a brooding hero, lots of sparkling banter and an authentic Regency setting—with added fossils! Great fun. From Lyme Regis to the drawing rooms of London, Alissa Baxter takes the reader back to the time of Jane Austen.” Mary Kingswood, author of traditional Regency romances

This is a wonderful historical romance that is so timely!  With the recent popularity of “The Dig” on Netflix and a renewed interest in archeology, this novel combines fantastic elements of historical fiction, archeological/scholarly research, and just a little bit of steamy romance!  Cassandra is a headstrong young woman who is on the verge of freedom to pursue her passions, her studies, and her dreams.  She is determined to follow those dreams and gets into a bit of mischief along the way.

I noticed several reviewers were glad that Cassandra was set apart from most ladies in Regency fiction who normally melt at the sight of a titled gentlemen.  Cassandra has no time for titles or gentle pursuits.  She has a will of her own and won’t be stifled by society.  Be prepared for a slow burn romance with a fair amount of interpersonal conflict and even a bit of danger!  The Earl of Rothbury is a great match for Cassandra, he is a respected geologist with his own opinions of society.  I loved getting to walk with them through the narrative in this book! 

There are a couple of surprises in that this book has many details, little bits of information that make the story even more real, and there are some historical/literary figures sprinkled throughout the narrative!  Given the very interesting subject matter of this book, I was enthralled from the beginning!

This is a perfect novel (first in a series I think!) for fans of Regency/Historical Romance, slow burn romantic novels, archeology, and willful heroines!  I very much enjoyed this book and give it a strong recommendation!  Thank you to Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours and the author for having me along on this tour!

About the Author

Alissa Baxter was born in a small town in South Africa, and grew up with her nose in a book on a poultry and cattle farm. At the age of eleven she discovered her mother’s collection of Georgette Heyer novels. The first Heyer novel she ever read was Sylvester and she was hooked on Georgette Heyer after that. She read and reread her novels, and fell totally in love with the Regency period and Heyer’s grey-eyed heroes! After school and university, where she majored in Political Science and French, she published her first Regency novel, The Dashing Debutante. Alissa travelled overseas and worked as a flight attendant in Dubai before she moved to England, where she did an odd assortment of jobs while researching her second novel, Lord Fenmore’s Wager, which she wrote when she moved back to South Africa. Alissa’s third Regency novel, A Marchioness Below Stairs, is the sequel to Lord Fenmore’s Wager. Alissa has lived in Durban and Cape Town but she eventually settled in Johannesburg where she lives with her husband and two sons. Alissa is also the author of two chick-lit novels, Send and Receive and The Blog Affair, which have been re-released as The Truth About Series: The Truth about Clicking Send and Receive and The Truth About Cats and Bees.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, February 22 Feature at The Lit Bitch Review at Books, Cooks, Looks Review at WTF Are You Reading? Tuesday, February 23 Review at Probably at the Library Review at Chicks, Rogues, and Scandals Wednesday, February 24 Review at Bookish Rantings Thursday, February 25 Review at Gwendalyn’s Books Friday, February 26 Guest Post at Novels Alive Monday, March 1 Review & Excerpt at Bookworlder Tuesday, March 2 Review at Robin Loves Reading Wednesday, March 3 Review at Amy’s Booket List Thursday, March 4 Excerpt at The Tea Queen Review at Pursuing Stacie Friday, March 5 Review at View from the Birdhouse Monday, March 8 Review at Book Bustle Tuesday, March 9 Review at Tangents and Tissues Wednesday, March 10 Review at YA, It’s Lit Thursday, March 11 Review at Older & Smarter Friday, March 12 Excerpt at Hopewell’s Public Library of Life Monday, March 15 Review at Jorie Loves A Story Tuesday, March 16 Excerpt at Heidi Reads Review at Madwoman in the Attic Wednesday, March 17 Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit Thursday, March 18 Review at Read Review Rejoice Friday, March 19 Guest Post at Coffee and Ink Monday, March 22 Review at Books and Zebras Tuesday, March 23 Review at Novels Alive Wednesday, March 24 Feature at I’m Into Books Thursday, March 25 Review at Bitch Bookshelf Friday, March 26 Review at Little But Fierce Book Diary


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