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Release Day Fortune's Folly

This is a Milestone Release For Christina!

She Published her 30th book!

Today

My New Release Review of

Fortune’s Folly

Fortunes of Fate Book 10

by Christina McKnight

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency England

File Size: 2147 KB

Print Length: 209 pages

Word Count: 56,000

Cover Artist: Sweet n’ Spicy Designs

Publisher: La Loma Elite Publishing

Publication Date: August 6, 2019

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07S8YGTZ7

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Synopsis:

A TWIST OF FATE…

Miss Katherina Elliott leads a simple life, teaching impoverished children, just as her parents did before her. Kate knows little of her family’s past: only that every three months, a mysterious benefactor sends her enough money to pay the school’s mounting bills. The envelope is brought by the solicitor across the street–a man Kate knows she shouldn’t want but can’t resist.

Lord Joshua Stuart, the second son of the Duke of Beaufort, has never fit in with the rest of his family. Though he has a practice on Bond Street, he’s always preferred working in Cheapside, where he can make a real difference. It has nothing to do with his attractive, sweet neighbor across the street, or so he tells himself. But when Kate’s school is threatened, Joshua knows he must help her.

As Joshua and Kate work to save the school, they grow closer, until their love for each other can no longer be denied. Their search brings them to the famed fortune teller, Madame Zeta, who holds the key to Kate’s past. But when Kate’s fate intertwines with Madame Zeta’s, nothing will ever be the same. Will her love for Joshua survive fortune’s twists, or will they end up as the final folly?

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My Thoughts:

This is the 10th and final book in this multi-author series. I have read only the prequel and this one book but I do own a couple more from the series.

Although each book can be read and enjoyed as a standalone I feel you would like them much more read in order of publication.

There is a little bit of mystery that is hinted at in the beginning of the book.

We, unlike our heroine, know that her past is a lofty one even though she was brought up as a vicar’s daughter.

Their search for Katherina’s past and where the funds she receives comes from brings them to the famed fortune teller, Madame Zeta, who holds the key to Kate’s past. 

When Kate’s fate intertwines with Madame Zeta’s, nothing will ever be the same. 

The real danger starts when the father she never knew decides that her death is the only way he will get what he feels is rightly his. Will he succeed in his quest to kill her and who is Madame Zeta to Katherina?

The answer to this last question is actually answered in the prologue but unless you are reading carefully you may miss this tidbit.

I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for story line, plot and characterization.

I received a complimentary ARC of this book to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

About the Author:

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Christina McKnight writes emotional and intricate Regency Romance with rebellious women and maverick heroes. 

Her books combine romance and mystery, exploring themes of redemption and forgiveness. When not writing she enjoys coffee, wine, traveling the world, and watching television. 

Follow her on Twitter: @CMcKnightWriter

Keep up to date on her releases: www.christinamcknight.com

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File Size: 6495 KB

Print Length: 1255 pages

Publisher: La Loma Elite Publishing

Publication Date: July 31, 2018

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Language: English

ASIN: B07FBBQC9F

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Scandal is second nature to the children of London’s most notorious madame. Growing up in the unconventional Craven House, these four sisters become independent, determined women, perfect matches for the roguish lords that love them. Mayfair just got a lot more wicked…and a lot more fun.

The Thief Steals Her Earl, Book 1

To save her family from bankruptcy, Miss Judith Pengarden must be very bad—but when she breaks into the stalwart Earl of Cartwright’s home, it’s not just his family heirlooms she steals, but his heart too.


The Mistress Enchants Her Marquis, Book 2

The Marquis of Ridgefield longs for tradition and routine, two things which the rebellious hellion Miss Samantha Pengarden can’t provide. Then why does he feel so drawn to her?

My Thoughts:

This is another very good read by Christina McKnight. This author always entertains me with her imaginative and well thought out stories, this one not withstanding.

Damon is looking essentially for a nursemaid and companion to his children. Having lost his wife he needs more but is unwilling to admit it.

Payton is also looking to make changes in her life. Her immediate love for Damon’s children brings a heart rending nature to this read. She is the perfect person to care for these two troubled children.

Will this searching and promising attraction between Damon and Payton lead to more?

I hate to see the end come to this series but this heart warming book is the perfect ending.
I gave this book 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. We have previously been introduced to our heroine and now we get her story.
The sensual nature of this and the other books in this series is mild so I gave it 3 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary Digital ARC of this book to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.


The Madame Catches Her Duke, Book 3

Longstanding secrets and deception have made Marce Davenport and the Duke of Harwich enemies. But when their agreement ends and they face a change to the lives they’ve known, they’ll discover the line between hate and the love of a lifetime is finer than they ever thought possible.

My Thoughts:

This well written book by Christina McKnight was a joy to read. I love this author’s writing style in general and try not to miss one of her historical romance titles.
This is book #3 of this series and I have read books 2 & 3.

This story is the most involved of the ones I have read with the hero and heroine starting out really hating one another and gradually over a period of eight years their feelings change. 
This change was so gradual that neither seems to notice that their hate has become love.

Rowan is so certain that Craven House is what it started out as, a house of ill repute, that he thinks Marce is a Madame earning her living off other women.

Marce has turned the former brothel into a sanctuary for abused women, helping them to obtain employment and getting them away from their abusers.
Will Rowan realize before it’s too late that Marce is not what he’s pegged her to be and that life without her isn’t what he wants?

I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.5 of 5.0 flames.

Unbelievable as it is our hero and heroine have stayed away from each other’s bed until near the end of this story.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book to read and review for this tour.
This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily. 


The Gambler Wagers Her Baron, Book 4

Miss Payton Samuels knows that the only person she can rely on is herself, until she becomes governess to Lord Ashford’s rambunctious children. A gambler knows not to wager it all, yet the longer Payton stays with Lord Ashford and his family, the more willing she is to risk it all for her happily ever after. 

My Thoughts:

This is another very good read by Christina McKnight. This author always entertains me with her imaginative and well thought out stories, this one not withstanding.

Damon is looking essentially for a nursemaid and companion to his children. Having lost his wife he needs more but is unwilling to admit it.

Payton is also looking to make changes in her life. Her immediate love for Damon’s children brings a heart rending nature to this read. She is the perfect person to care for these two troubled children.

Will this searching and promising attraction between Damon and Payton lead to more?

I hate to see the end come to this series but this heart warming book is the perfect ending.
I gave this book 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. We have previously been introduced to our heroine and now we get her story.
The sensual nature of this and the other books in this series is mild so I gave it 3 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary Digital ARC of this book to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.


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A Lady Shunned by All…

Lady Viola Oberbrook only wanted to forget the ill-fated early morning duel that took the lives of two young, wealthy, promising men of the ton and sent her fleeing for her father’s country estate. Eight years later, she has her life in order: a fulfilling business, a few trusted friends, and no plans to return to London society. What she doesn’t expect is to come face to face with her past.

 

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Brock Spencer, Earl of Haversham, only wants vengeance. Recently returned from his military service to the King, his plans include repairing his family estate, finding a bride, and destroying the girl responsible for the untimely death of his twin brothers. What he doesn’t anticipate is falling in love with the only woman who should never be part of his future.

An Impossible Match, Destined to Be…



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