Hello, Sunshines, I have the massive pleasure to be apart of the blog tour for the gorgeous; The Heiress Get’s a Duke by Harper St. George, which is the first book in the brand new series; The Gilded Age Heiresses. I am super excited about this book and I can’t wait to share my review of it with you all.
Firstly, I want to say thank you to Amy at Historical Fiction Virtual Blog Tours for the invite to this tour.
About the Book
The Heiress Get’s a Duke by Harper St. George.
Publication Date: January 26, 2021
Format; Paperback & eBook; 320 pages
Series: The Gilded Age Heiresses, Book #1
Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian
Even a fortune forged in railroads and steel can’t buy entrance into the upper echelons of Victorian high society—for that you need a marriage of convenience.
American heiress August Crenshaw has aspirations. But unlike her peers, it isn’t some stuffy British Lord she wants wrapped around her finger—it’s Crenshaw Iron Works, the family business. When it’s clear that August’s outrageously progressive ways render her unsuitible for a respectable match, her parents offer up her younger sister to the highest entitled bidder instead. This simply will not do. August refuses to leave her sister to the mercy of a loveless marriage.
Evan Sterling, the Duke of Rothschild, has no intention of walking away from the marriage. He’s recently inherited the title only to find his coffers empty, and with countless lives depending on him, he can’t walk away from the fortune a Crenshaw heiress would bring him. But after meeting her fiery sister, he realizes Violet isn’t the heiress he wants. He wants August, and he always gets what he wants.
But August won’t go peacefully to her fate. She decides to show Rothschild that she’s no typical London wallflower. Little does she realize that every stunt she pulls to make him call off the wedding only makes him like her even more.
“A fun, fresh historical romance that gives both formidable characters their due.” – Publishers Weekly
“A delightfully entertaining read, rich with romance, glamour, and lush Victorian detail. Harper St. George truly captures the spirt of the era.” – USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews
“THE HEIRESS GETS A DUKE is a sexy, emotional romantic tale, set against the backdrop of the changing Victorian England. August Crenshaw is exactly the strong, intelligent, self-reliant heroine that Evan Sterling needs – the only trouble is neither one believes it. Watching the path of their romance and their battles makes this story a winner. Harper St. George is a must-buy for me!” – USA Today bestselling author Terri Brisbin
“Wit, seduction and passion blend seamlessly to create this deeply emotional romance. St. George weaves an intriguing plot with complex characters to provide the perfect sensual escape. There’s nothing I didn’t love about The Heiress Gets a Duke, especially its lush, captivating glimpse into history.” – USA Today bestselling author Anabelle Bryant
“There are only a few authors that make me want to take the day off to devour their latest book and Harper St. George is one of them. Rich with period detail, The Heiress Gets a Duke brings to life the Gilded Age’s dollar princesses in this smart, sexy, and oh so satisfying story. It’s a real treat for anyone who enjoys historical romances with strong characters that will stay with you long after you close the book. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in this series.” – Laurie Benson, award-winning author of The Sommersby Brides series
“The electricity crackles between August and Evan from their gloriously unconventional and improper first meeting, through their first scandalous waltz and continues to sizzle till the very last page. As much as August tries to fight her overwhelming attraction to the most unlikeliest of dukes, through their very practical and business-like courtship and all the trials and tribulations Ms St George throws at them, she soon comes to realise that the man earmarked for her sister is not only her destiny but the unexpected love of her life. You’ll sigh, you’ll cry, and you’ll grin yourself silly as this independent and cynical heiress finally gets her duke.” – Virginia Heath
“The Heiress Gets a Duke is a charming, compulsively readable delight and I can’t wait for the next book from Harper St George’s magical pen!” – Evie Dunmore
This is the first book in the brand new series; The Gilded Age Heiresses and it’s going to be a good one. From this first glimpse I was hooked, it actually reminded me of one of my favourite book series; The Rules of Scoundrels by Sarah Maclean, this has the same edginess, the same lustful intoxicating will they won’t they romance which will have you glued and the moment we were swept across London to the fringes of Whitechapel and meet heavenly Evan wearing nothing but a fine pair of well-fitted breaches and nothing else but a glistening chest…
Oh, Lordy I am practically salivating 😉
That one chapter alone had me thinking of another Sarah MacLean book; No Good Duke Goes Unpunished – if you have read it, then you will have an inkling, if not then I highly recommend you do, plus read this one too 😉
The Heiress gets a Duke is an absolute cracker; romantic, glamourous, witty, steeped in rich historical detail with two of the most seductively entertaining characters I have come across.
This gorgeous book ticks every single box for me;
Smart, free-thinking, non-confirmative, strong-willed and confident heroine.
Seductive, brooding, handsome, bareknuckle boxing, not a sterotypical Duke.
Glittery, edgy Victorian era
Sexy, swoon-worthy, drop to your knees and beg to be ravaged hero.
Fun, romantic and entertaining plot.
Marvelously entertaining cast of characters.
Strong, captivating, not too ashamed to use his hands hero.
Beautiful and atmospheric settings.
..did I mention the hero? He is…well…My goodness, he is fabulous!!
I have been a huge Harper St. George fan for a long time, her Viking’s are some of the very best, so I knew that this one would be great after all she is a master of high emotion and dramatic storyline which draws the reader in right from the start and this is no different, this is an absolute joy to read, it’s not just pretty floating romantic words of girl meets duke and falls in love, no there is a real high-octane emotional drama which grips you from the start.
August Crenshaw, American heiress to the powerful Crenshaw Ironworks, she has been brought up wanting nothing yet she is no spoiled brat she understands her worth she understands money and she understands that their family is from ‘new money’ they aren’t welcomed in the higher society’s. To be honest, she is way too good for those snobs and better off out of the viperous pit that is society.
I really like August she has a head-on those stern shoulders and she is not afraid of using it, she has opinions and ideas of her own and again she isn’t too ashamed to share those, even though her behaviour is seen as a bit of an embarrassment. The Crenshaw’s have so much to be proud of and yet because they come from working stock and their money is practically seen as ‘dirty’ because it’s new, they are’ welcome but there is a way they would be welcomed in any house of their choosing; and that is for one of the daughters to marry an aristocrat.
Can you see where this is going yet?
Handsome, sexy, loyal, passionate, secret bare-knuckle boxer; Evan Sterling, the Duke of Rothschild after inheriting the title, he has also inherited a huge, mount Everest size debt, one which mere mortals like us could never imagine, but he has and he needs money fast. Which is one of the reasons he has been slinging the fists about in the ring, he has tried everything to get the money he needs but to be fair to him a debt as big as the one hanging over him isn’t going to see off by a few rounds in the ring. There is only one thing which is going to sort out his financial problem.
Yup, you guessed it, our dangerous, deadly, dutiful, drop-dead-gorgeous Duke is in need of a wealthy wife. But, if you think it’s going to be all plain sailing for either of them as the plan of a marriage of convenience doesn’t quite go to plan.
The plot of an American heiress and her millions bailing out the bankrupt British Duke isn’t hugely original as theses marriages of convenience did occur during the Regency and Victorian era, so that concept of the book is nothing new for me, but St. George has this gift of taking a well know trope and making it completely brand new with her engaging and uniquely dazzling writing which makes everything sparkle with new life and draws the reader into her glittery world.
From the stunningly beautiful cover to the sinfully romantic and enticing story within, The Heiress gets a Duke is a charming, glittery, richly detailed and spell-binding novel which crackles with desire and entertains with evocative banter and wit.
The Heiress gets a Duke is a mesmerising and highly addictive read, it’s a wonderful start to what is going to a marvellous series, I cannot recommend it enough and I can’t wait to read the next one.
About the Author
Harper St. George was raised in rural Alabama and along the tranquil coast of northwest Florida. It was a setting filled with stories of the old days that instilled in her a love of history, romance, and adventure. By high school, she had discovered the historical romance novel which combined all of those elements into one perfect package. She has been hooked ever since.
She lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and two children. When not writing, she can be found devouring her husband’s amazing cooking and reading. She would love to hear from you.
Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, January 26
Review at Passages to the Past
Wednesday, January 27
Guest Post at Novels Alive
Thursday, January 28
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Friday, January 29
Review at Novels Alive
Tuesday, February 2
Review at Madwoman in the Attic
Wednesday, February 3
Review at Bookish Rantings
Thursday, February 4
Review at Bibliostatic
Friday, February 5
Review at Into the Hall of Books
Wednesday, February 10
Review at The Romance Dish
Friday, February 12
Review at View from the Birdhouse
Monday, February 15
Review at Flea with a Degree
Wednesday, February 17
Review at Reader_ceygo
Thursday, February 18
Interview at Reader_ceygo
Friday, February 19
Review & Excerpt at Bookworlder
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