A Rebel at Penningtons by Rachel Brimble
Today I am so happy to be joining the Blog Tour for A Rebel at Pennington’s by Rachel Brimble.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources, the publisher and author for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.
A Rebel At Pennington’s
One woman’s journey to find herself and help secure the vote. Perfect for the fans of the TV series Mr Selfridgeand The Paradise.
1911 Bath. Banished from her ancestral home, passionate suffrage campaigner, Esther Stanbury works as a window dresser in Pennington’s Department Store. She has hopes and dreams for women’s progression and will do anything to help secure the vote.
Owner of the prestigious Phoenix Hotel, Lawrence Culford has what most would view as a successful life. But Lawrence is harbouring shame, resentment and an anger that threatens his future happiness.
When Esther and Lawrence meet their mutual understanding of life’s challenges unites them and they are drawn to the possibility of a life of love that neither thought existed.
With the Coronation of King-Emperor George V looming, the atmosphere in Bath is building to fever pitch, as is the suffragists’ determination to secure the vote.
Will Esther’s rebellious nature lead her to ruin or can they overcome their pasts and look to build a future together?
I read and reviewed The Mistress of Pennington’s which is the previous book in this series and really enjoyed Elizabeth and Joseph’s story.
In A Rebel at Pennington’s, we are introduced to Esther Stanbury who works in the prestigious department store as a window dresser. She has been rejected by her close family because of her views on women’s rights. She meets the affluent widower Lawrence Culford by accident outside the store, and he is captivated by her beauty and feisty nature.
I was pleased that like Elizabeth Pennington, Esther is a strong, opinionated woman who will stand up for what she believes in. The Suffragette Movement is a fascinating subject and Rachel Brimble has done a brilliant job of raising the flag to salute these extremely brave women.
Both books are well written, expertly researched and full of authentic, interesting characters with fascinating back stories and just the right amount of romance. I love reading about this era and highly recommend Esther and Lawrence’s story to anyone who is a fan of historical fiction.
Author Bio – Rachel lives with her husband and their two daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. Since 2007, she has had several novels published by small US presses, eight books published by Harlequin Superromance (Templeton Cove Stories) and four Victorian romances with eKensington/Lyrical.
In January 2018, she signed a four-book deal with Aria Fiction for a new Edwardian series set in Bath’s finest department store. The first book, The Mistress of Pennington’s released July 2018.
Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.
She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!
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