Please tell us ten fascinating things about GENTLEMEN PREFER MISCHIEF.
1.) I could be wrong about this, but I think GENTLEMEN PREFER MISCHIEF may be the only new romance release that has haunted sheep. Other books might have haunted cows, possessed badgers, perhaps even a ghostly worm, but I think I’m good on the sheep. As to just how haunted these sheep are…you’ll have to read the book!
2.) My heroine, Miss Lily Teagarden, is so prim and focused on useful undertakings that she doesn’t even like men to give her flowers. She’s got important plans for her life—none of which include her neighbor, Hal, Viscount Roxham. He’s a terrible teaser and a man who spends his time on pleasures—pretty much in one handsome package everything Lily doesn’t respect.
3.) Unfortunately, she needs his help with those haunted sheep. Sightings of eerie lights and weird noises have been observed in the woods that separate their properties, and this seems to have something to do with her sheep.
4.) There is also the little matter of a certain something embarrassing of hers Hal took four years ago. She’d forgotten all about it until he teased her over it, but now that he’s reminded her, she wants it back desperately, and she’ll do anything to get it.
5.) Hal, who used to be an army captain, loves adventure and excitement, but his brother’s death has made him viscount, and his new life lacks fun. Boredom has always a problem for Hal—but solving the mystery of Lily’s haunted sheep looks like it’s going to be the most entertainment he’s had in ages.
6.) Lily has special knowledge about making dyes for wool. Some of the materials used to make dyes in Regency England included moss, tree bark, and crushed flowers.
7.) Hal has a particular fondness for follies, which are small buildings whose construction was popular in England before and during the Regency. Many of them were replicas of the classical buildings and ruins seen by aristocrats on tours of Italy and Greece. The buildings –usually things like towers and miniature temples— often had no purpose but to decorate the landscape of a property, though some follies might have rooms inside.
8.) Soon after Lily asks for Hal’s help, she mysteriously starts trying to thwart his efforts to solve the mystery of what’s going on it the woods. Could there be some reason she’s changed her mind about needing his help? He suspects she has a secret, and he’s going to use every means he can to get her to confess.
9.) Hal and Lily aren’t the only ones caught up in mischief—Hal’s teenage sister has an enormous crush on her brother’s friend, along with a flair for boldness that just might cause trouble.
10)It’s possible the viscount is responsible for some local vandalism. Also, a little theft. Or maybe it’s all just mischief…
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