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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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2020 Goodreads Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
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Saturday, August 10, 2019

The Lady in the Coppergate Tower-A Proper Steampunk Romance By Nancy Campbell Allen:Blog Tour Review

Product Details

  • Title: The Lady in the Coppergate Tower: A Steampunk Romance
  • Author: Nancy Campbell Allen
  • Series: Steampunk Proper Romance #3
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain (August 6, 2019)
  • Genre: Steampunk Romance/Clean Romance
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1629725544
  • ***"I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own."***

Book Summary
Hazel Hughes has spent her life believing she is a Medium—someone who can talk to ghosts. But as of yet, that skill has remained frustratingly elusive. She is also suffering from a reoccurring childhood dream of someone who looks almost exactly like Hazel, but this dream version of herself is slowly going mad.

Sam MacInnes is a talented surgeon who runs in the highest social circles thanks to his family’s position and history. When Sam hires Hazel to assist him with his medical practice, he is immediately drawn to her intelligence, wit, and beauty.

Their potential relationship is derailed one evening when a mysterious count arrives in London and reveals to Hazel the truth about her past: she was abducted at birth and her twin sister has fallen dangerously ill.

Hazel agrees to travel to Romania with Count Petrescu in order to save her sister, and Sam insists on accompanying her. The count has secrets, though, and the journey grows more sinister with every mile that draws Hazel closer to her homeland. Even as her feelings for Sam become deeper and more complicated, she fears she might not survive the quest to save her sister with her heart intact, not to mention her life. She must learn to draw on gifts she doesn’t know she has if they are going to ever return home again.
Hazel and Sam must fight their way past dark magic, clockwork beasts, and their own insecurities as they try to reach her sister in the impenetrable Coppergate Tower before time runs out.

My Review
I have really grown to love this world of Steampunk Romance. This is the third book in the series of a shared world where the characters from all of the books live. This novel has one of my favorite plots. It combines not only a budding romance but dark magic, evil relatives,  magical healing, and a mad sister locked in a tower. This story is loosely based on the fairy tale of Rapunzel. 

I truly liked the suspense build up as the novel progressed. You could sense the danger but not always know the who or whys behind it. Main character Hazel has such strength and courage and I loved to see how she grew into her own light magic. Sam is the best male protagonist while he's there supporting Hazel in her quest. The villain is appropriately creepy and mysterious, which only leads to the dark feeling of what may happen next. There were enough twists that kept me reading and great clues to figure out what was going on. 

The Lady in the Coppergate Tower has enough magical elements and fantasy to keep readers that love this genre interested. It also has the right amount of romance to keep lovers of clean romances happy too. This book would be great for older teens and all adult readers. There is some violence, not graphic, and mild kissing. I hope that there will be more in this genre of Steampunk Proper Romance. 

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Meet the Author: Nancy Campbell Allen
Nancy Campbell Allen is the author of 14 published novels and several novellas, which encompass a variety of genres from contemporary romantic suspense to historical fiction. Her Civil War series, Faith of our Fathers, won the Utah Best of State award in 2005 and two of her historicals featuring Isabelle Webb, Pinkerton spy, were finalists for the Whitney Award. Her steampunk novel, Beauty and the Clockwork Beast, was released August, 2016, through Shadow Mountain. She served on the 2015 LDStorymakers Conference Committee and currently serves as the contest coordinator for The Teen Writers Conference. She has presented at numerous conferences and events since her initial publication in 1999. 

Her formal schooling includes a B.S. in Elementary Education from Weber State University and she has worked as a ghost writer and freelance editor, contributing to the releases, We Knew Howard Hughes, by Jim Whetton, and My Life Encapsulated, by Kenneth Brailsford.

Her agent is Pamela Howell of D4EO Literary Agency.

Nancy loves to read, write, travel and research, and enjoys spending time laughing with family and friends. She and her husband have three children, and she lives in Ogden, Utah with her family and one very large Siberian Husky named Thor.

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