Today I'm taking part in the blog tour for The Mistress of Pennington's by Rachel Brimble. I previously reviewed this book in July but I'm delighted to be re-posting my review along with sharing a fab giveaway with you all.
First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
1910 – A compelling tale of female empowerment in Bath's leading department store. Perfect for the fans of the TV series Mr Selfridge and The Paradise.
Elizabeth Pennington should be the rightful heir of Bath's premier department store through her enterprising schemes and dogged hard work. Her father, Edward Pennington believes his daughter lacks the business acumen to run his empire and is resolute a man will succeed him.
Determined to break from her father's iron-clad hold and prove she is worthy of inheriting the store, Elizabeth forms an unlikely alliance with ambitious and charismatic master glove-maker Joseph Carter. United they forge forward to bring Pennington's into a new decade, embracing woman's equality and progression whilst trying not to mix business and pleasure.
Can this dream team thwart Edward Pennington's plans for the store? Or will Edward prove himself an unshakeable force who will ultimately ruin both Elizabeth and Joseph?
Amazon UK: http://amzn.eu/2SvRcqp
Amazon US: http://a.co/bYr2KHM
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mistress-of-penningtons-rachel-brimble/1128920728?ean=9781788546508
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rachel_Brimble_The_Mistress_of_Pennington_s?id=dIFSDwAAQBAJ
After reading the description for this book I couldn't wait to start this story and Rachel Brimble has created a wonderful character in Elizabeth. I loved her determination and spirit her personality shines through in this book as we see her strive to become something more than what society at that time demanded or expected. Especially as she faces opposition from her father, each day trying to prove her worth in business. Elizabeth is forward thinking and wants to improve not only her life but the lives of the people who work at Pennington's.
You also meet Joseph who is trying to help make his family business an even bigger success and decides that Pennington's is the way to go. There are a few layers to his character that was lovely to see as they are slowly revealed along with a sadness due to his past.
The story comes to life with wonderful descriptions especially of the department store but also of that era. Along with a lovely romance that will leave you smiling away to yourself. Like me I'm sure you will be rooting for Elizabeth and Joseph as they work together for a better future.
A truly wonderful story that pulls you into the past with love.
Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage 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 brand 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.
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