A timeless story of self-realization while learning to navigate the shrewd world of polite society. Flirtation and Folly is a story that we can all identify with at some point in our life. Having dreams that you are made for more. Wanting to fit in with the “cool” kids. Wishing you were something other than what you are. No matter your history, we can all identify with Marianne.
If you read this for a romance, it might leave you wanting a bit more. There is a touch of romance but it was much less than I was expecting. However, as a story of self awaking it uniquely shows Marinanne’s transformation from wanting the glamour of London… to finding what she really wants out of life. It is a beautiful coming of age story.
Marianne truly embodies the idea of the country girl looking to find it all in the big city. I found this book to be a refreshing reminder of the value of staying true to yourself. Check out this new release!
FLIRTATION AND FOLLY
BY ELIZABETH RASCHE
Publication Date: November 10, 2020
Quills and Quartos Publishing
Paperback & eBook; 326 pages
Series: A Season in London, Book One
Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian
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?
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.
Blog Tour Schedule
Wednesday, November 11
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Tuesday, November 17
Review at Bookworlder
Wednesday, November 18
Feature at Reading is My Remedy
Thursday, November 19
Guest Post at Novels Alive
Saturday, November 21
Excerpt at Passages to the Past
Sunday, November 22
Review at Robin Loves Reading
Monday, November 23
Review at Jessica Belmont
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.
Thank you to Amy from HFVBT and Quills & Quartos publishing for letting me be a part of this blog tour.