THEIR FOREIGN AFFAIR by Tracy Cooper-Posey
Scandalous Family—The Victorians, Book 3.0
Victorian Era Historical Romance
At the altar, facing marriage to a foreign Duke, Ann flees…
Ann Thomsett, a descendant of royalty but a commoner herself, has worked to find a high–ranking husband to help the family restore its badly tarnished reputation. On the verge of her marriage to a Norwegian noble, though, she flees the cathedral with the help of a most unexpected ally; Adam Martell Davies.
Adam is technically a member of the great family, but dislikes his English cousins and their ways, and much prefers to spend his time alone with his thoughts. During a rainy afternoon at Innesford, he is forced to endure Ann’s company and finds it not completely intolerable, after all.
So when Ann throws herself at him, begging him to help her escape her Duke, Adam does. The pair dash across Europe, chased by the Duke’s men and rabid journalists who report the romantic couple’s affair to the newspapers of Europe. No one seems to care that they are nothing but friends…
This book is part of the Scandalous Family—The Victorians series. This is the second spin-off series to feature a new generation of the Great Family, who are now scattering across Europe and beyond in search of adventure…and love.
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What a great story! I have read a number of this author's books and I always find her characters well drawn and interesting with intricate plots. Historical Romances can be tricky because of the language, accent, clothing, and a slew of other possibilities that can trip up an author, yet Tracy Cooper-Posey always did an excellent job throughout the story.
This story is about Anne who on her way to her wedding to a Norwegian nobleman, runs away with a distant relative (Adam) and leaves the groom waiting at the Cathedral. The chase ensues to catch the runaway bride; this story had a number of twists and dangers to keep you enthralled and sitting on the edge of your seat and will keep you reading until the end. I’m already looking forward to the next in the series.
I am never disappointed in this author's historical romance books. As always her characters were fantastic and the actions they take always kept us on our toes. The heroine was filled with so much angst due to her actions; actions caused by confusion and inexperience. Thank goodness her cousin was around to help; even though that was not his intention. We get to travel with them through various exciting locations in their attempt to avoid capture; we even get to ride with them on the Orient Express. But as we know things don't always go as planned. The longer they run, the closer to each other they get. We have thrills and chills during their getaway, and before all is said and done and they're caught, the bad guy isn't the bad guy after all. Now the heroine is really confused; should she return to the guy who isn't really bad, or take a chance on the one whose taught her much during their time together? You'll notice I really haven't given you any spoilers; I've just outlined the excitement l felt as I followed them during their danger filled getaway attempt. Truly hope you'll read this book and the rest in this series, as well as the books from the which they sprang from
As usual as is all of Tracy's books, this is a wonderful and entertaining novel.
It is part of the " Scandalous Family " series. Actually the " Victorian " series.
To be able to enjoy and understand this book you do not have to have read the previous novels. Yes the characters are all carried over into this book, but it can stand alone. is an incredibly intimate, and delicate story of Ann and Adam.
I enjoyed the heroine's journey of self discovery and awareness while the hero and heroine fled across Europe from her grand scale wedding to another man.
Victorian moral obligations and a female's lifestyle restrictions are explored which contrast beautifully with the smouldering passion between the two main characters.
The hero protects her but also challenges the thinking of the heroine during a tumultuous escape towards Turkey.
This is a slow burn romance told in short order with succinct but immersive details of Victorian life and it's challenges (especially for women).
I highly recommend this novel as an exciting addition to this awesome series. It's really good, but even better if you start with the first book of the first series and work your way through each novel to savour getting to know all the characters. The original series is Scandalous Sirens, then the Scandalous Scions before indulging in this latest series about these great families.
I can’t say enough how much I love the entire Scandalous series. You can expect each and every book to bring you incredible world-building with amazing attention to historically accurate details as well as unique and endearing characters that you can’t help but become emotionally attached to.
Their Foreign Affair was no exception, but it did stand out from others in the series for me because the book takes place all over Europe and even ventures into Asia! I loved that we got to experience a ride on the Orient Express! Also, the story is an attention grabber from page one and doesn’t let go until the end, taking you on a mad dash with Ann away from the altar (and her fiancé Filip) with her adopted cousin, Adam. One adventure leads to another and, in typical Cooper-Posey fashion, you won’t know what to expect. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, but previous couples of the Scandalous Family do make appearances. I highly recommend this book and the series as a whole.
Their Foreign Affair is a wonderful Victorian love story! Ann wants to marry well to save her family’s reputation. Adam doesn’t think about marriage at all. And, of course, there’s Filip, the evil duke...
A last-minute decision not to marry, and a chase across Europe makes an exciting basis for this fabulous and entertaining story! Adam is technically a member of the great family but keeps to himself. When Ann is running just minutes before taking her marriage vows, Adam comes to the rescue. His knowledge of travel and keeping a low profile is invaluable. When sparks fly between them it becomes incendiary:
Adam rested over her on one elbow. “The look in your eyes is delicious. I had not realized the power in waking another’s pleasure for the first time.”
Fascinating, exciting and a definite must-read.
This is the third installment in the Scandalous Family - The Victorian series. This is the story of Ann and Adam, and I just looove how it starts with a failed wedding 😁😁.
I really liked Ann's journey. It perfectly reflects how she goes from living a life to restore her family's honor to find herself to finally find love in the most unexpected place. I also reeeeally appreciate the super healthy way Ann and Adam communicate and treat each other, the bit about "I want to marry you because I love you not because I need you" is magnificent in my opinion. I said it before, but I like it too that not all the characters are stuffy aristocrats, or poor/rich couple, it's great how Ann works or Adam doesn't even know how to act properly in "polite company " 😅. To cut it short, just give it a go, you won't be disappointed!
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EXCERPT FROM THEIR FOREIGN AFFAIR
COPYRIGHT © TRACY COOPER-POSEY 2020
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Silkeborg, Denmark. June 1890 C.E.
Ann could not seem to draw a full breath. She sipped gasps of air, her throat aching along with her chest and her head.
“Nearly there,” her father murmured. He did not have to bend to peer through a small window to see where they were, for the entire top half of the carriage was made of windows. Each pane was polished to a crystal gleam.
All the better to see the fate which laid before her.
“What are those white things everyone is throwing at us?” Her father added as he tugged on the sleeve of his full military uniform. The tunic bore a startling number of ribbons and awards on the chest. Gold piping swirled over the fine red serge. Ann thought her father cut a handsome figure, even at his age. The grey flecks in his hair merely enhanced the effect of solid strength.
No, it was not her father who was making her feel this way.
She glanced outside once more, trying desparately to draw a full, even breath. “The people are throwing daisy petals,” she whispered.
“What’s that?” Her father glanced at her, startled. “Petals?” He gave a small, constrained smile. “I suppose this is a royal wedding, isn’t it?” Pride showed in his eyes.
Ann squeezed the silver posy holder. It held fifteen white roses, which cascaded between baby’s breath.
“You may carry roses to the cathedral,” Harry Dahl, the Duke’s secretary, had explained in his dry, didactic voice. “After you are married, though, you must carry a bouquet of marguerites and purple heather, for they are the flowers of Denmark and Norway.”
A royal wedding.
The back of her neck and her throat prickled. She felt far too hot, all at once.
How had events arranged themselves to deliver her to this moment? She was on her way to be married to Filip Sørensen, Duke av Slåssørn of Hamar, a Norwegian noble who could trace his ancestors back to the thirteenth century. His family was sword nobility, not merely robe nobility, for the title had remained with them since the seventeenth century.
How had this happened?