Sunday, November 22, 2020

BLOG TOUR - Flirtation and Folly


Marianne Mowbrey is a responsible country rector’s daughter who longs for the novelty and excitement she reads about in novels. When her crusty Aunt Harriet agrees to give her a Season in London, Marianne vows to dazzle the world, win a husband, and never go home again. But the Londoners who determine social success are inclined to pass over plain Marianne in favor of her beautiful, reckless younger sister.

In a world of ambition, fashion, flattery, and deceit, how can Marianne stay true to her real self—when she is not even sure what that real self is?

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:   Flirtation and Folly
Author:  Elizabeth Rasche
Series:  A Season in London #1
Publisher:  Quills & Quartos Publishing
Genre:   Historical Romance
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   326
Date of Publication:  November 9, 2020 
My Rating:   3 Stars

In this delightful book by debut author Elizabeth Rasche, we get a very nice story about Marianne and the opportunity she gets for a London season. Her aunt has offered for Marianne to have a season, and this comes with all the benefits, including beautiful garb, balls and everything else. Marianne has spent years devouring romance novels and she uses vicarious ways to seek her future.

This book is a bit different from other historical romances that I have read. We do not get the male protagonist's view at all. We get everything from Marianne's point of view. Also, this is a very "sweet" romance. There is a happy ending after the conflicts presented are resolved.

With that being said, I did truly enjoy this book! I read a lot of inspirational romance so I am used to the sweet sort of story. So I did find Marianne's journey to be one of great enjoyment. Her journey was not an easy one, but she handled everything with grace. Another thing that I saw while reading this book is the fact that it is a debut novel. I think the author did a fine job getting her feet wet in one of my most enjoyable genres. 

I liked seeing Marianna decide what her future would be as her heart warmed to the man who would one day be her husband. The writing was enjoyable, the drama and the conflicts were reasonable and this makes me eager to continue this series to see who has the next story and how it will be developed. 

Many thanks to Quills & Quartos Publishing for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.

Blog Tour Schedule

Tuesday, November 10
Review at WTF Are You Reading?
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit

Wednesday, November 11
Review at Gwendalyn's Books

Thursday, November 12
Review at Bitch Bookshelf
Review at Books In Their Natural Habitat

Friday, November 13
Excerpt at Coffee and Ink
Feature at CelticLady's Reviews

Monday, November 16
Feature at I'm Into Books
Review at Probably at the Library

Tuesday, November 17
Review at Bookworlder

Wednesday, November 18
Feature at Reading is My Remedy

Thursday, November 19
Guest Post at Novels Alive

Friday, November 20
Review at Library of Clean Reads
Review at View from the Birdhouse

Saturday, November 21
Excerpt at Passages to the Past

Sunday, November 22
Review at Robin Loves Reading

Monday, November 23
Review at Jessica Belmont

Tuesday, November 24
Review at Novels Alive
Review at A Chick Who Reads


During the Blog Tour, we are giving away a copy of Flirtation and Folly by Elizabeth Rasche! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.

The giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on November 24th. You must be 18 or older to enter.

Flirtation and Folly

About the Author

After acquiring a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Arkansas, Elizabeth Rasche taught philosophy in the U.S. and co-taught English in Japan. Now she and her husband live in northwest Arkansas, the ‘garden of America.’ (At least, she has only ever heard Arkansas called so.) She dreams of visiting Surrey (if only to look for Mrs. Elton’s Maple Grove), Bath, and of course, London. When she has a Jane Austen novel in one hand, a cup of tea in the other, and a cat on her lap, her day is pretty much perfect.

Elizabeth Rasche is the author of The Birthday Parties of Dragons and her poetry has appeared in Scifaikuest. Flirtation & Folly is her first historical fiction novel.


  1. Thank you so much for hosting the Flirtation and Folly blog tour!

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  2. I appreciate the review and the encouragement. Thank you!