Happy Saturday and welcome to my stop on the Dangerous Alliance blog tour!! I’m so excited to be on this tour, and I’m even more excited for you to learn about Victoria Aston and her aesthetic! Read on to find out more about the book, author, and tour, plus enter a print copy of Dangerous Alliance!!!Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen
Published on December 3, 2019 by HarperTeen
Genres: YA, Historical Fiction, Romance
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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice
and Virtue meets Jane Austen in this witty, winking historical romance with a dash of mystery!
Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want: an older sister happily wed, the future of her family estate secure, and ample opportunity to while her time away in the fields around her home.
But now Vicky must marry—or find herself and her family destitute. Armed only with the wisdom she has gained from her beloved novels by Jane Austen, she enters society’s treacherous season.
Sadly, Miss Austen has little to say about Vicky’s exact circumstances: whether the roguish Mr. Carmichael is indeed a scoundrel, if her former best friend, Tom Sherborne, is out for her dowry or for her heart, or even how to fend off the attentions of the foppish Mr. Silby, he of the unfortunate fashion sensibility.
Most unfortunately of all, Vicky’s books are silent on the topic of the mysterious accidents cropping up around her…ones that could prevent her from surviving until her wedding day.
Victoria Aston’s mood board/aesthetic:
Although Vicky’s been taught all the things a proper lady in 1817 needs to know, she’s really a country girl at heart and loves waking up at dawn to ride across the family estate in Hampshire, helping with whatever she can. She’s not afraid to roll up her sleeves and get dirty if she needs to, whether that means dealing with a particularly bothersome flock of sheep, picking fresh berries in the summer, or inspecting the gardens. Vicky’s love of the outdoors and being useful is only rivaled by her love of books, especially Jane Austen’s novels, which she reads over and over. In fact, Vicky has read the stories so often, she starts to believe her life will end up like one of them. As you might guess, things turn out a bit differently than Vicky expects. 😉
Jennieke Cohen (JEN-ih-kah CO-en) is used to people mispronouncing her name and tries to spare her fictional characters the same problem. Jennieke writes historical fiction for young adults inspired by real people and events because life is often stranger than fiction. She studied English history at Cambridge University and has a master’s degree in professional writing from the University of Southern California. Jennieke loves exploring new locales but always returns home to Northern California where the summers are hot, the winters are mild, and life is casual.