As you can imagine, I love historical romance and I love featuring historical romance authors on my blog. And today I’ve got one of the best — She’s Kate Noble, and she’s one of the new breed of historical romance authors like Kieran Kramer and Kris Kennedy, writing one fantastic book after another.
Kate’s first book, Compromised, was published in 2008 to wide-ranging acclaim, including this stellar review from RT Book Reviews:
“Noble’s dazzling debut is witty, filled with the atmosphere of the era and brimming with unforgettable characters and a refreshing plot.”
Subsequent books earned starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly, and were even named as a Kirkus Reviews Best Romance. Kate also received a prestigious RITA nomination for Revealed, which is no surprise to anyone who’s read her books.
Kate’s most recent book, Follow My Lead, received some of her best reviews yet, including this amazing one from the Chicago Tribune:
“If Austen were alive and writing novels today the result might be something exactly like “Follow My Lead,” a wickedly witty and superbly satisfying romance.”
How awesome is that?! As you can probably tell, Kate writes wonderfully witty and romantic books. Even better, she has a new book out and I’m positive that If I Fall will receive the same fantastic accolades as her previous books.
Don’t you just adore Kate’s covers? Here’s the blurb for If I Fall:
Every great romance comes with a risk…
After a duke’s betrayal, the resilient Sarah Forrester reinvents herself as the Golden Lady: society’s leading light, the beautiful and witty life of the party. It’s all a façade of course-one that protects her from another intimate disloyalty. When her old friend, Lieutenant Jackson Fletcher, returns to London, he is determined to rediscover the true and trusting Sarah he once knew. It’ll take more than a kiss and a promise. It might even call for an innocent and necessary deception.
Then Jackson is enlisted to help capture the lead suspect in a murder— a man who happens to be Sarah’s most ardent suitor. Jack must continue the deception, and weathering this newest and gravest betrayal will be Sarah’s ultimate test. But as Jack’s passion for her grows, he must also reveal his own secrets. And as the killer turns his attention to his pursuers, more than love and trust is put at risk.
If I Fall is now in stores. Stop by Kate’s website for all the details, and to read an excerpt. For those of you who are not familiar with Kate’s books, I know you won’t be disappointed!
For my readers today, Kate has graciously donated a copy of Follow My Lead. Today’s question is a little silly but fun: If you could only take one romance novel with you to a desert island, what would it be? One person who comments will win Kate’s book.