This month, we’re going Old Skool with our Book Club Pick, with Amanda Quick’s Scandal, one of the first romances I read. I remember seeing this one so clearly on the shelf and checking it out of the library multiple times. When I announced it last night at the book club chat with Jennifer Crusie, many people were most squeeful about it. This is going to be SO fun.
Not familiar with Scandal? Here, be tempted by this: From a stately country house in Hampshire to the dazzling drawing rooms of London society comes an exquisite tale of an elfin beauty, a vengeful lord, and a wild, sweet love that is sheer poetry.
With her reputation forever tarnished by a youthful indiscretion, lovely Emily Faringdon is resigned to a life of spinsterhood—until she embarks on an unusual correspondence and finds herself falling head over heels in love. Sensitive, intelligent, and high-minded, her noble pen pal seems to embody everything Emily has ever dreamed of in a man. But Simon Augustus Traherne, the mysterious Earl of Blade, is not at all what he seems.
Driven by dark, smoldering passions and a tragic secret buried deep within his soul, Blade has all of London cowering at his feet, but not Emily . . . never Emily. For even as she surrenders to his seductive charms, she knows the real reason for his amorous suit. And she knows that she must reach the heart of this golden-eyed dragon before the avenging demons of their entwined pasts destroy the only love she has ever known.
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Jane from Dear Author is going to join me in the book club chat – date to be determined – and we’ll talk about this book, as well as other older romances that never lose their lustre and power to charm us. I love this book and I’m so happy it’s been released digitally and is still in print in paperback so we can enjoy it. I’m aiming to have the book club chat in the third week of December, but tell me – before Christmas, or in the week between Christmas and New Year? What’s your preference?
I cannot wait to hear what you think of this book, or, if you’ve already read it, what you thought the second, third, fourth or fifth time around.