Title: Courting the Stationmaster’s Daughter (Camden Girls, Book 1)
Author: Juli D. Revezzo
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Raven Queen Publications
After Honorine Camden is jilted, leaving her stunned and sparking a scandal in her tiny London borough of Wallflower, she's devastated.
But when she overhears her father, the stationmaster, talking about arranging a party for their newly-minted underground railway station, she volunteers to help.
Although she's intrigued with his handsome assistant stationmaster, Shane MacIntyre, she never expects to fall head-over-heels in love with him.
Unfortunately, one tragic accident might derail everything.
Wallflower, South of London, 1879
“Speaking of tales.” Shane reached into his coat pocket. “I’ve been meaning to return your book.”
Honorine glanced to the cover. It wasn’t a novel or book of poetry, but the herbal dictionary she’d loaned him. “How did you like it?”
“What I’ve had a chance to read, I found interesting.”
“What you’ve had a chance to read?” His hesitation alone told her he wasn’t entirely truthful. When she opened the book, his bookmark fell out. “But you’re only halfway through.”
A little color tinged his cheeks. “Yes, and you see how busy I’ve been. I should’ve finished it ages ago.”
“Keep it as long as you need.” She held the book out to him.
“Surely, you need it back.”
“I can part with it a while longer.”
Surprise flitted over his face but he nodded. “As you wish.”
Isabelle wrapped an arm through Honorine’s and followed her parents to the dining room. “You don’t really mean to make him read that do you?”
Honorine glanced to Shane, and hoped he didn’t see her laugh. “I wonder how long he’ll try to convince me he’s interested in the topic.”
“Honorine, you are wicked. On the other hand, he will have to return it to you. That might not be a bad thing.”
Honorine saw where her sister was leading the topic. Still, to say extending a loan of a book she’d leant him months ago meant anything at all? Let Isabelle have her romantic ideas. Honorine had given up on romantic daydreaming a while ago.
“Do you still find him handsome?”
Honorine blinked at her sister. “When did I say any such thing?”
“I saw you looking back at him this afternoon.”
Oh, bother. She didn’t realize someone noticed. “He’s agreeable.”
“Belle, I’ve hardly spent an hour in his presence!”
“I thought three months altogether, given how many times over the years Father has invited him to join us when we go out to lunch.”
Honorine blinked. Would their brief acquaintance add up to such a long time?
Isabelle relinquished her hand. “When you’ve had a chance to decide, let me know.”
Shane cleared his throat behind her where he had one hand on the back of her chair. “Miss Honorine?”
Honorine started, wide-eyed. Had he overheard what Isabelle said?
“Sit there, Shane.” Isabelle pointed to the chair next to which he stood.
“So you can block the door, should I want to run?” He winked at Honorine.
Flustered, Honorine swept her skirts out of the way, and sat.
“No, here, Mr. MacIntyre.” Her mother pointed to the chair beside which she sat.
Shane took the seat next to her, as she had directed.
Isabelle hid a laugh behind her napkin.
Their dinner passed uneventfully, with her father carrying most of the conversation. Mother chimed in with questions for Shane. Honorine had to wonder, did she ask out of her own curiosity? Or because she sensed Honorine’s tongue tied itself in knots?
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Juli D. Revezzo loves fantasy, romance, and mythology and writing stories with a mix of those elements and history. She is the author of the historical romances, Courting the Stationmaster's Daughter, Vesta's Clockwork Companions, House of Dark Envy, Watchmaker's Heart, and Lady of the Tarot, the Antique Magic paranormal series and Celtic Stewards Chronicles series and more. She is also a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour.
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