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Monday, June 1, 2020

Review & Giveaway: Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey by Abigail Wilson

Amazon (aff link), Goodreads
Amazon (aff link), Goodreads

Paperback: 336 Pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson  (May 26, 2020)

About the book:
In this new Regency romance, Elizabeth knows she must protect her heart from the charm of her new husband, Lord Torrington. She is not, however, prepared to protect her life.
When the widowed Lord Torrington agreed to spy for the crown, he never planned to impersonate a highwayman, let alone rob the wrong carriage. Stranded on the road with an unconscious young woman, he is forced to propose marriage to protect his identity and her reputation, as well as his dangerous mission.
Trapped not only by her duty to her country but also by her limited options as an unwed mother, Miss Elizabeth Cantrell and her infant son are whisked away to Middlecrest Abbey by none other than the elder brother of her son’s absent father. There she is met by Torrington’s beautiful grown daughters, a vicious murderer, and an urgent hunt for the missing intelligence that could turn the war with France. Meanwhile she must convince everyone that her marriage is a genuine love match if her new husband has any hope of uncovering the enemy.
Determined to keep her son’s true identity a secret, Elizabeth will need to remain one step ahead of her fragile heart, her uncertain future, and the relentless fiend bent on her new family’s ruin.
About Abigail Wilson:

Abigail Wilson combines her passion for Regency England with intrigue and adventure to pen historical mysteries with a heart. A registered nurse, chai tea addict, and mother of two crazy kids, Abigail fills her spare time hiking the national parks, attending her daughter’s gymnastic meets, and curling up with a great book. In 2017, Abigail won WisRWA’s Fab Five contest and in 2016, ACFW’s First Impressions contest as well as placing as a 2017 finalist in the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and currently lives in Dripping Springs, Texas, with her husband and children.

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My rating:
4.5 stars
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My thoughts:

4.5 stars

I read and enjoyed Midnight on the River Grey last year, so I jumped at the chance to read this latest release from Abigail Wilson. I'm so happy to say that I loved this one even more!

The story starts out with a scene that gave me a good introduction to the characters and also hinted at what was to come. I loved how the romance progressed - a marriage of convenience, but you could tell that there were sparks. ;)

The mystery was SO good. You didn't know who to trust and there was endless danger lurking around, it seemed.

All in all, Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey was worth the read and I recommend it.

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Enter for a chance to win a copy of  Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey by Abigail Wilson! Giveaway is open to the US. Ends 6/14

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Check out the complete TLC tour here: link

Find the book on:
Amazon (aff link), Goodreads

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  1. Thanks for hosting the tour. I love her books and can’t wait to read this one!

  2. Thank you for your review on "Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey" by Abigail Wilson.

    Sounds like a wonderful book and one that I would greatly enjoy having the opportunity to read. It's now on my TBR list. That lovely cover would have me checking out this book if I saw it on a shelf in the book store.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Thank you for hosting Masquerade on the blog and your awesome review! I so appreciate it, Melanie!

  4. Excellent review, Melanie! Thank you for participating in the tour. I'm excited to read Masquerade.

  5. You review makes the book sound marvelous. The "spark" in a convenience marriage and the promise of mystery. Great! Would love to win this and read it. Thomas Nelson publishes excellent books but for some reason I'm not familiar with this author.

  6. Thank you for being on this tour, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Sara @ TLC Book Tours


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