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The Duchess of Sydney Audiobook is going on a blog tour with Rachel's Random Resources. If you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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The Duchess of Sydney by Dawn Knox

Narrator: Abigail Langham

Genre: Historical Romance Saga

Tour Dates: 20th - 24th August 2023

Publication Date:  16th June 2023

Standalone First Book in a series

Estimated Play Time: 6 hours 2 minutes

Formats available: UK & US Audible Codes 

Types of post available: Review Only

Purchase Link:

Betrayed, maliciously accused, and transported. Will she ever be free?

Betrayed by her family and convicted of a crime she did not commit, Georgiana is sent halfway around the world to the penal colony of Sydney, New South Wales. Aboard the transport ship, the Lady Amelia, Lieutenant Francis Brooks, the ship’s agent, becomes her protector, taking her as his “sea-wife”. Not because he has any interest in her, but because he has been tasked with the duty.

Despite their mutual distrust, the attraction between them grows. But life has not played fair with Georgiana. She is bound by family secrets and lies. Will she ever be free again–free to be herself and free to love?

About Dawn Knox

Dawn spent much of her childhood making up stories filled with romance, drama and excitement. She loved fairy tales, although if she cast herself as a character, she’d more likely have played the part of the Court Jester than the Princess. She didn’t recognise it at the time, but she was searching for the emotional depth in the stories she read. It wasn’t enough to be told the Prince loved the Princess, she wanted to know how he felt and to see him declare his love. She wanted to see the wedding. And so, she’d furnish her stories with those details. 

Nowadays, she hopes to write books that will engage readers’ passions. From poignant stories set during the First World War, to the zany antics of the inhabitants of the fictitious town of Basilwade; and from historical romances, to the fantasy adventures of a group of anthropomorphic animals led by a chicken with delusions of grandeur, she explores the richness and depth of human emotion.

A book by Dawn will offer laughter or tears – or anything in between, but if she touches your soul, she’ll consider her job well done.

She has been a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards for 2017 and 2020, Readers' Favorite Book Awards 2018 and Independent Author Network Book of the Year Award 2018.

Dawn has also written two plays about the First World War, which have been performed in England, Germany and France.

Follow Dawn Knox


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  • Dawn Knox Facebook
  • Dawn Knox Twitter
  • Dawn Knox Instagram
  • Dawn Knox Youtube
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About Abigail Langham.

Abi is an Olivier Award-nominated actor, teacher, and audiobook narrator originally from the UK now living and working in the United States. Additionally, Abi is a voice, speech, accent, and dialect coach and a licensed Clinical Therapist with Masters' degrees in Voice Studies, Teaching, and Learning in Higher Education and Clinical Mental Health Counselling. Abi has narrated numerous audiobook titles to date working for some well-known publishing houses. Abi's body of work is carefully curated and she records material that she feels drawn to and passionate about. Abi brings a love of reading and a desire to bring stories to life with sensitivity, attention to detail, and passion. Abi particularly enjoys recording historical fiction and Regency romance novels and adores intelligent writing that encompasses expansive feelings. 

Blog Tour Schedule


Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

20th August

  1.  Bookshortie

  2.  girls_who_hike_and_read


21st August

  1.  Jane Hunt Writer (jolliffe01)

  2.  @c.isfor.claire_reads

  3. Lara Maynard

22nd August

  1.  Pickled Thoughts and Pinot

  2.  @Leona.OMahony 

  3. gini_reading_and_books

23rd August

  1.   Tealeavesandbookleaves

  2. Zooloo's Book Diary

24th August

  1.  Kirsty_Reviews_Books

  2.  Stressed Rach

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