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Author Q&A ft Rachel Brimble | A REBEL AT PENNINGTON'S Book Tour | Goddess Fish Promotions Presents Historical Romance

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for A REBEL AT PENNINGTON'S by Rachel Brimble, a historical romance/saga ...


Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for A REBEL AT PENNINGTON'S by Rachel Brimble, a historical romance/saga available now from Aria Fiction.

Rachel Brimble will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found by clicking by the tour banner.





A Rebel at Pennington's
by Rachel Brimble


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GENRE:   Historical Romance / Saga


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BLURB:


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?


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EXCERPT:


She looked towards Lawrence.

He softly studied her, and her cheeks warmed. The way he looked at her inferred he was equally moved by Mrs Hadley’s sadness. Esther looked away. He, too, was widowed. Had he and his wife once shared the same love that Grace Hadley spoke of?

Shamed by the jolt of jealousy that shot through her, Esther walked to stand behind a pillar that blocked Lawrence’s sight of her but gave her full view of Mrs Hadley. A familiar sense of unworthiness knotted Esther’s stomach. If Lawrence understood Grace Hadley’s words and sorrow, then, he too, must have known deep and meaningful love.

She would never be enough to compete with such a ghost. Would never be enough to be with a man who bore such longing for a person he’d lost. If she listened to her body and how it so treacherously reacted to Lawrence, her attraction to him would only end badly when the moment came that she’d inevitably held something of herself back.

She could not forgo everything she had built. Somehow, she had to find the strength to fight the temptation of Lawrence’s gaze and quash the yearning to see him again…to see his children again. The emotions he’d evoked in her proved her capable of feeling. Something she had doubted for so very long. Her meeting him had been worth that, at least.


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AUTHOR Interview:


Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?


My intended audience is women who love historical romances/period drama, but also women who love strong heroines and their journey to personal growth and empowerment. There is nothing I like more than exploring women’s issues of the past and the amazing women who fought to make a change. If you’re a reader who loves the theme of ‘female empowerment’, then I think you’ll really enjoy A Rebel At Pennington’s.
The story is primarily a romance, but it’s set against a backdrop of woman’s suffrage and the women who fought for change. This book is one I’ve been wanting to write for a long time, but it wasn’t until Esther Stanbury (the heroine) came along that I knew I had found a woman who had a story to tell. Go Esther!

Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image?

My publisher (Aria Fiction) designed the cover and I am thrilled with it! With previous publishers I’ve completed an art sheet, but with Aria they don’t give authors that option so I was really nervous how the art department would interpret A Rebel At Pennington’s. I need not have worry because they did a truly fabulous job.



How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?

My least favorite character is probably Esther’s stepmother, Viola – she is not very nice at all! It isn’t just her personality that made her less appealing to me, it was also because she was the character I found the hardest to find her voice. She didn’t speak to me as other characters did until quite a way into the book. Come the end, I loved writing her scenes, lol!

Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?


My next obsession to writing is knitting! I absolutely LOVE it – my mum was an expert knitter and she taught me when I was young, but it wasn’t until I was in my thirties that I took up knitting in earnest. I have been knitting every day for the last ten years and I am so addicted I can’t even watch TV anymore without my needles!

What can we expect from you in the future?

I have just finished the final draft of Pennington’s book 3 (coming in the Autumn) and returned it to my editor. In this book I am continuing the series theme of ‘female empowerment’ (all books can be read stand-alone). In book 1 (The Mistress of Pennington’s), I tackled the issue of women succeeding in business, A Rebel At Pennington’s is about women’s suffrage and book 3 deals with women and divorce in the early 20th century.

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

Leave an Amazon review! Reviews are vital to a book and its author’s success. They make such a difference to tempting others to try your books and for Amazon to add them to their advertising and promotions. The trouble is, author don’t like asking for reviews but I can’t stress enough how much they are appreciated!


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


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 with book two coming February 2019.

Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America and has thousands of social media followers from all over the world. To sign up for her quarterly and new release newsletter, click here to go to her website: https://rachelbrimble.com/




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GIVEAWAY:


Rachel Brimble will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


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4 comments

  1. Really great post, thanks for sharing!

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  2. I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.

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