Friday, July 16, 2021

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Inventing Vivian by Jennifer Moore

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Inventing Vivian
(The Blue Orchid Society #2)
By Jennifer Moore
Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
June 7, 2021 by Covenant Communications

Ladies of London’s High Society are known for their social graces and poise. Vivian Kirby boasts neither of these enviable qualities, though she does offer impressive conversation on chemical compositions. Unfortunately, it appears that not many men want a brilliant wife. So it is that Vivian finds kinship with a group of young women who embrace each other’s differences: The Blue Orchid Society.
After an extended stay in China, Lord Benedict has returned transformed to his family’s estate, where an encounter with Vivian, whose scientific knowledge he once undermined, leaves him determined to make amends. He arranges to help forward her research—anonymously, of course. Through letters, Vivian establishes a warm friendship with her secret benefactor, even as she’s unexpectedly drawn into a murder investigation that forces her to work alongside Benedict to unearth the truth. Soon, Vivian fears she may be falling in love with two men, never suspecting that they are one and the same.
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Other Books in the Series

Solving Sophronia
(The Blue Orchid Society #1)
By Jennifer Moore
Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
May 1, 2020 by Covenant Communications

Lady Sophronia Bremerton is a far cry from the typical debutante, but she's the toast of London's upper class for one simple reason: she's a society columnist for the London Illustrated News, and the gentry loves seeing their exploits printed in the gossip pages. But Sophie has bigger plans - she aspires to be an investigative reporter. When a stuffy ballroom at yet another Season proves to be nothing more than the usual rumor mill, Sophie seeks respite in the library alongside four other young women who, for their own reasons, are also looking for escape. As the conversation turns to their secret ambitions, the women form a sisterhood and a bold plan: they will make their dreams a reality, no matter the obstacles. Thus begins the Blue Orchid Society.

Hearing of a murder in a London rookery, Sophie seizes the opportunity to prove her skills. Detective Jonathan Graham doesn't believe a civilian, a noblewoman at that, should be anywhere near a murder investigation, but Sophie insists on helping bring the killer to justice. Her investigative prowess doesn't go unnoticed by the police, especially Jonathan, who can't decide whether this intrepid reporter is a thorn in his side or the woman of his dreams. But as the case grows more complicated and dangerous, their very lives - and their hearts - may be at risk.

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Benedict listened to the sound of flowing water, willing his thoughts to still, but his mind would not empty. As it had been since he’d returned to England a month and a half earlier, inner peace was out of his grasp. He shifted on the bamboo mat and drew in a breath, letting it out slowly and trying to concentrate on the flow of energy through his body, but the effort was useless. He simply could not put aside his worries. In truth, he’d not been able to since the letter had arrived at his communal sih yu n house on Mount Heng twelve weeks earlier, informing him of his brother’s death.

In that one instant, he’d gone from being Lord Benedict, feckless younger son of the Duke of Ellingham, to Lord Covington, fourteenth Marquess of Dunworth and heir apparent to one of the oldest and most prosperous duchies in the British Empire.

And he could not be more miserable.

The clatter of carriage wheels on paving stones reached his ears, another harsh reminder that he was in London, not the tranquil mountains of the Hunan province. Benedict’s attempt to make a restful sanctuary in the loud, smoky city was nearly laughable. He glanced at his companion, Zhang Wei, noting that the man sat perfectly still on his mat, his face soft, his expression serene.

Benedict felt a surge of envy at his friend’s ability to push away all his thoughts and let his consciousness float.

About the Author

Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that are anything but romantic. She suffers from an acute addiction to 18th and 19th century military history and literature. Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family, but most of the time wishes she was on board a frigate during the Age of Sail.


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1 comment:

  1. Those are Gorgeous covers! and the books look very good too! Thanks.