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A Gentleman’s Promise by Penny Hampson

Genre: Regency Historical Mystery / Romance

Tour Dates: 6th April 2021

Publication Date: 25th February 2021 (Revised edition)

Formats available: Mobi Only

Standalone First book in a series

Estimated Word Count - 80k words

Types of post available: Reviews or basic promo / spotlight posts

A docile wife is what he wants. A husband is the last thing she needs. Can a quest for a killer teach them that they are both wrong?


The attempts on Richard Lacey’s life begin on the day he inherits a title and a rundown estate. For a man who likes to be in control, he needs to know whether this is coincidence or not. When a beguiling but headstrong young woman turns up on his doorstep with the true heir, he knows it’s his duty to protect her. Falling in love is not part of his plan.


Intrepid Emma Smythe arrives to find a charming, but overbearing stranger has laid claim to her ancestral home and her brother’s title. Even worse, the male members of the Smythe family are being targeted by a killer. For her brother’s sake, she needs to discover the culprit. To do so, she’ll need to quell her doubts about male superiority, surrender her freedom, and trust Richard with her life.


Embroiled in a sinister mystery, can Richard and Emma put aside their misgivings and work together to catch a killer? And will this dangerous quest teach them that what they both wish to avoid is exactly what they need?


Filled with intrigue, unexpected twists, and faultless period detail, this slow-burn romance is a must-read for lovers of classic Regency fiction.

About Penny Hampson

Penny Hampson writes mysteries, and because she has a passion for history, you’ll find her stories also reflect that. A Gentleman’s Promise, a traditional Regency romance, was Penny’s debut novel, which was shortly followed by more in the same genre. Penny also enjoys writing contemporary mysteries with a hint of the paranormal, because where do ghosts come from but the past?

Penny lives with her family in Oxfordshire, and when she is not writing, she enjoys reading, walking, swimming, and the odd gin and tonic (not all at the same time).

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