Friday, 29 May 2015

Review: It Started with a Scandal (Pennyroyal Green)


Author: Julie Anne Long
Original Title: It Started with a Scandal
Release Year: March 2015

Literary Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: England, Regency
Series: 10th of the Pennyroyal Green


Vote: 9




What a sweet and touching novel. Somewhat of “The Beauty and the Beast” style…or at least that’s the impression I had, because to be fair the hero here is not disfigured or “monstrous”, but undoubtedly he has, especially at the beginning, quite the brusque and misanthropic attitude.



Lord Philippe Lavay is a French noble who has immigrated in England hoping to restore his family’s honour and fortune. He’s a proud man and recently has decided to move to Pennyroyal to recover after having been assaulted in London. The residence where he moved in is not at its best, servants included, which makes his mood even greyer.

Elise Fountain has a difficult past, she has been shunned by her family and forced to leave a job she loved. Now she needs another employment and being the housekeeper to a grouchy and frightening lord seems her only possibility.
Elise is gentle, nice but also stubborn and tenacious, she won’t give up easily, also if the entire household doesn’t seem to be collaborative.  

My relationship with The Pennyroyal Green series is a bit complicated, there are some novels I’ve loved immensely, I’m talking about What I Did for a Duke, which I read I don’t know how many times, and there are other novels that haven’t convinced me entirely. However I keep liking this series, Julie Anne Long is undoubtedly a great writer, and novels like It Started With A Scandal made me appreciate her even more.



Lets not forget that the next one in the line is FINALLY, The Legend of Lyon Redmond, and if you want a bit of anticipation you will have it in Philippe and Elise’s novel…very interesting and promising!!! I can’t wait!  


Buona lettura! 

M.E.G.




Pennyroyal Green series: 1. The perils of pleasure (Colin Eversea & Madeleine)
                                       2. Like no other lover (Miles Redmond & Cynthia)
                                       3. Since the surrender (Chase Eversea & Rosalind)
                                       4. I kissed an earl (Violet Redmond & Asher)
                                       5. What I did for a duke (Genevieve Eversea & Alexander)
                                       6. How the marquess was won (Julian & Phoebe - Lisbeth Redmond's companion)
                                       7. A notorious countess confesses (Evie & Adam Sylvaine - Everseas' cousin)                
                                       8. It happened one midnight (Jonathan Redmond & Thomasina)
                                       9. Between the Devil and Ian Eversea (Ian Eversea & ?)
                                      10. ( ... )
                                   


Julie Anne Long's bibliography
- See more at: http://ilprofumodellepergamene.blogspot.it/2013/07/review-what-i-did-for-duke-pennyroyal.html#sthash.AdThzCHD.dpuf
Buona lettura!

M.E.G.




Pennyroyal Green series: 1. The perils of pleasure (Colin Eversea & Madeleine)
                                       2. Like no other lover (Miles Redmond & Cynthia)
                                       3. Since the surrender (Chase Eversea & Rosalind)
                                       4. I kissed an earl (Violet Redmond & Asher)
                                       5. What I did for a duke (Genevieve Eversea & Alexander)
                                       6. How the marquess was won (Julian & Phoebe)
                                       7. A notorious countess confesses (Evie & Adam Sylvaine - cugino degli Eversea)                                        8. It happened one midnight (Jonathan Redmond & Thomasina)
                                       9. Between the Devil and Ian Eversea (Ian Eversea & Tansy)
                                      10. ( ... )

Julie Anne Long's bibliography - See more at: http://ilprofumodellepergamene.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/review-between-devil-and-ian-eversea.html#more
Buona lettura!


M.E.G.






Pennyroyal Green series: 1. The perils of pleasure (Colin Eversea & Madeleine)
                                       2. Like no other lover (Miles Redmond & Cynthia)
                                       3. Since the surrender (Chase Eversea & Rosalind)
                                       4. I kissed an earl (Violet Redmond & Asher)
                                       5. What I did for a duke (Genevieve Eversea & Alexander)
                                       6. How the marquess was won (Julian & Phoebe)
                                       7. A notorious countess confesses (Evie & Adam Sylvaine - cugino degli Eversea)                                        8. It happened one midnight (Jonathan Redmond & Thomasina)
                                       9. Between the Devil and Ian Eversea (Ian Eversea & Tansy)
                                      10. It started with a scandal (Philippe & Elise)
                                      11. The legend of Lyon Redmond (Lyon & Olivia)


Julie Anne Long's bibliography


Buona lettura!

M.E.G.




Pennyroyal Green series: 1. The perils of pleasure (Colin Eversea & Madeleine)
                                       2. Like no other lover (Miles Redmond & Cynthia)
                                       3. Since the surrender (Chase Eversea & Rosalind)
                                       4. I kissed an earl (Violet Redmond & Asher)
                                       5. What I did for a duke (Genevieve Eversea & Alexander)
                                       6. How the marquess was won (Julian & Phoebe)
                                       7. A notorious countess confesses (Evie & Adam Sylvaine - cugino degli Eversea)                                        8. It happened one midnight (Jonathan Redmond & Thomasina)
                                       9. Between the Devil and Ian Eversea (Ian Eversea & Tansy)
                                      10. ( ... )

Julie Anne Long's bibliography - See more at: http://ilprofumodellepergamene.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/review-between-devil-and-ian-eversea.html#more

½
½
/10

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