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Saturday, January 17, 2015

REVIEW: Scandalous Endeavors by Amanda Marie

Lady Amelia has only known the comfort of life in mid-eighteenth century English aristocracy. But when first her mother and then her father die, she finds herself alone, grief stricken and….. not of age. Her appointed guardian, an American uncle, has ordered her travel to his plantation where she must remain for at least two years when she will come of age. 
With the help of Lady Grace and Lady Sarah, Lady Amelia gets her uncle to agree to give her four weeks to settle her affairs and unbeknownst to him…find an English lord to marry so she can remain in her beloved England. Despite her mourning period she endeavors to trap one of London’s eligible bachelors in matrimony. 
Lord Goldstone, Lady Grace’s nephew is devilishly handsome, but a Scottish Duke and so entirely unacceptable as a possible husband. After all Scotland is not her beloved London and environs. He also has a nasty habit of showing up at all the wrong moments and thwarting her carefully laid plans to ensnare a suitable husband. Sparks fly as the pair find themselves at odds with each other and drawn to each other at the same time. Can they find a way to stop arguing long enough to explore their growing passion? Is it strong enough to make Lady Amelia give up her English home after all? Or will Lady Amelia find a suitable English lord and avoid social exile in America? Time is running out. 


I was offered this arc via email. While I normally don't have time to do review requests besides the ones in the blog tours, I took a chance. I took the chance because of one place, England. I used to live out there for four years because Dad was in the military. I responded to the author and said yes I'll review it! 

We meet Lady Amelia at the funeral of her father. It is looked down upon for her to even be there. It's not the rightful way of a Lady. Now that she's all alone, well with the exception of her Uncle Lewis. He has a life in America, he can't stay in England too much longer. So, Amelia must devise a plan so she doesn't have to go back with him. 

In comes Lady Grace. A pistol of a lady. She tells the Uncle that she would like to chaperone Lady Amelia, but they are under a time limit. It gives Amelia 4 weeks time to find a husband, or she has to go to America until she turns 20. 

Lady Amelia truly wants to marry for love, not for business. But she has hopes that maybe, someone will love her. Until Lord Goldstone comes into the picture. All hopes of marrying an English Lord is destroyed. Especially with Lord Goldstone interrupting her at every turn of a prospect. 

This is really a good read. Like I said, I am glad this request came into my email today. It's a sweet short read it has humor in it, which I love! 


Amanda MarieAUTHOR BIO:
Amanda Marie dreams of days gone by when life moved at a slower pace. She enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods through her imagination and the written word. Her hobbies include reading, writing, crocheting, traveling, photography, and spending time with her family. Some of Amanda Marie's favorite places in the continental U.S. are Harper's Ferry West Virginia and Sea Brook New Hampshire. She loves the history that surrounds them and visits them every chance she gets. 

Amanda Marie lives along the Lake Huron shore line in northern Michigan with her husband and two kids. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts Degree with a concentration in literature and has a long standing love affair with sugary junk food.