My vacation is over. After a car ride for almost 12 hours with 37 degrees outside, you can say that I'm very happy to be home again. And there was a pleasant surprise for me! I got my first ARC ever and it came along with a bookmark too! The best part of it: it was signed to me!
I was contacted by Michelle Diener and now I got a wonderful edition of her newest book: The Emperor's conspiracy.
I'm so thrilled to get started! I will upload a photo of the bookmark and the signed page, because I keep smiling when I think about it.Set in early nineteenth-century England, this vivid and romantic historical novel goes from the most elegant ballrooms of London to the city’s most tawdry slums, as a spirited young woman helps unravel a plot by Napoleon to bleed England of all its gold. Through good fortune, Charlotte Raven escaped the poverty of the London slums and is now an educated, wealthy Society lady. But she lives between two worlds, unable to completely turn her back on her old life—specifically Luke, her childhood protector and now a ruthless London crime lord. When Lord Edward Durnham is asked to investigate the alarming movement of gold out of England, his search leads him to London, and his recent acquaintance with Charlotte affords him access to a dark world he barely knew existed. As they delve deeper into the underbelly of London, danger lurks at every turn, and Charlotte must navigate between her two worlds to save England. And soon she faces a defining choice: to continue in the familiar limbo she’s lived in for years, or to take a painful and risky leap toward a happiness she never thought possible.
That's it for this week! I won another book, Michelle Diener was so awesome that she ordered her two other books for me as well, but I will tell you more about it in my next showcase.