“A Captain For Caroline Gray” Blog Tour

Title: A Captain for Caroline Gray (Proper Romance Regency)
Author: Julie Wright
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Inspirational Fiction
Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing (March 2, 2021)
Length: (336) pages
Format: Trade Paperback, eBook, & audiobook
Tour Dates: March 1 – 28, 2021

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Regency London
Caroline Gray’s third season in London society ends as badly as her first two—no
marriage proposal, no suitor, not even a glimmer of an interested prospect. She
suspects it’s because she is far too quick to speak her mind to men who are put
off by her forthright opinions, her eager intellect backed by a formal education,
and her unconventional ideas about the future. She is far more daring than
demure to suit the taste of her class. Besides, Caroline thinks there will always
be next season to find a husband.
However, her family’s dwindling income leaves Caroline with only one choice to
secure her future: a one-way ticket to sail with the Fishing Fleet to India, where
the son of a family friend waits. If the match doesn’t work, Caroline cannot return
home.
Captain Thomas Scott loves the thrill of the open sea, and as commander of one
of the ships of the Fishing Fleet, he ferries scores of young English girls to the
shores of India to find husbands. The voyages pay well, but he struggles to
understand why families would allow young women to be matched with total
strangers so far away.
The trips have always been routine and uneventful—until this trip’s first night’s
dinner with one Miss Caroline Gray. She engages in a lively political
conversation, presenting opposing viewpoints to the conventionally opinionated

gentlemen at her table. Captain Scott is secretly amused and delighted at her
boldness, not to mention quite drawn to her beauty.
The rest of the passengers are shocked by her behavior and Caroline finds
herself an outcast, suffering harsh judgments from the other passengers.
However, she finds an unlikely ally in Captain Scott which quickly draws them
closer.
Both know an arranged marriage awaits Caroline at the end of their voyage, yet
the attraction between them is undeniable. Caroline will have to decide if she will
honor her mother’s wishes and marry a man in India whom she has never met,
thus securing a future for her and her mother, or be brave enough to throw
convention to the wind and commit to love a sea captain. He may be enchanted
by her bold and unconventional ways, but will his love and admiration last?

ADVANCE PRAISE

– “A charming historical romance in which smarts and sass are
vindicated.”— Foreword Reviews
– “…a delightful, not exactly traditional Regency romance. Teen readers will
enjoy this adventurous journey with its proactive heroine and exotic
settings.”— Booklist, starred review
– “An unconventional woman finds herself at home at sea in this stirring
Regency from Julie Wright…This adventure is sure to entice fans of
historical romance.”— Publishers Weekly

AUTHOR BIO

Julie Wright wrote her first book when she was fifteen and has written over
twenty novels since then. She is a Whitney Awards winner for best romance with
her books Cross My Heart and Lies Jane Austen Told Me, and she is a Crown
Heart recipient for the novel The Fortune Café.
She has one husband, three kids, one dog, and a varying amount of fish, frogs,
and salamanders (depending on attrition). She loves writing, reading, hiking,
playing with her kids, and watching her husband make dinner.
She hates mayonnaise.

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Join the virtual blog tour of A CAPTAIN FOR CAROLINE GRAY (Proper
Romance Regency), Julie Wright’s highly acclaimed historical romance novel
March 1 – 28, 2021. Over forty popular blogs specializing in historical romance,
inspirational fiction, and Austenesque fiction will join in the celebration of its
release with excerpts, spotlights, and reviews of this new Regency-era novel set
aboard an English ship bound for India.

March 01 My Jane Austen Book Club (Excerpt)
March 01 Austenprose — A Jane Austen Blog (Review)
March 02 Storeybook Reviews (Review)
March 02 Lu Reviews Books (Review)
March 02 Bookworm Lisa (Review)
March 03 Probably at the Library (Excerpt)
March 03 Our Book Confessions (Review)
March 03 Lady with a Quill (Review)
March 04 The Caffeinated Bibliophile (Review)
March 04 Fire & Ice (Review)
March 05 Literary Time Out (Review)
March 05 Among the Reads (Review)
March 06 Books and Socks Rock (Review)
March 07 Encouraging Words (Excerpt)
March 08 So Little Time… (Review)
March 09 For Where Your Treasure Is (Review)
March 10 Laura’s Reviews (Review)
March 10 My Bookish Bliss (Review)
March 11 Heidi Reads (Review)
March 12 Reading with Emily (Review)
March 13 The Christian Fiction Girl (Review)
March 14 Silver Petticoat Reviews (Excerpt)
March 15 Austenesque Reviews (Review)
March 16 The Lit Bitch (Excerpt)
March 16 Greenish Bookself (Review)
March 17 Inkwell Inspirations (Review)
March 18 A Darn Good Read (Review)
March 19 Relz Reviewz (Review)
March 20 Book Confessions of an Ex-Ballerina (Review)
March 20 Christian Chick’s Thoughts (Review)
March 21 Jorie Loves a Story (Review)
March 22 From Pemberley to Milton (Review)

March 23 Gwendalyn’s Books (Review)
March 23 Historical Fiction with Spirit (Review)
March 24 Captivated Reading (Review)
March 24 Books, Teacups, & Reviews (Excerpt)
March 25 Roseanne E. Lortz (Review)
March 26 Cup of Tea with that Book, Please (Review)
March 26 Randi Loves 2 Read (Review)
March 27 Library of Clean Reads (Review)
March 28 The Bibliophile Files (Review)

PURCHASE LINKS

AMAZON : BARNES & NOBLE : BOOK DEPOSITORY : BOOKSHOP : DESERET BOOK : GOODREADS

MY REVIEW

👩🏻🙅🏻‍♀️👰🏻‍♀️📚❤️😭👋🏼👩‍👧🛳👨‍✈️🖊👦🌊👩🏻💋👨‍✈️🇮🇳💃🏼

This is the plot of the book in emoji form. 😁

Caroline Gray is desperate and finds passage to India to meet a captain there. She doesn’t have to marry him but share a few meals and get to know each other. She’s out of options so she goes but doesn’t flaunt it like other ladies on board that they’re traveling for a husband. Her blue stocking ways discouraged gentlemen in England but surely not in India too.
🛳
Captain Scott prides himself on taking care of his crew and the passengers aboard his ship. Even if one strikes his intrigue but she’s not constant in her behavior. He can’t puzzle her out.
🛳
I wanted more romance. They avoided each other a lot which was frustrating to feel connected to the characters. I liked how Caroline was brave during the storm. She was quirky and did her own thing on the ship, getting to know the crew. It was sweet she wanted to draw pictures of them for their loved ones.
🛳
I received a copy of this book from the publisher and these are my own thoughts and opinions.

By Leslie_G

I love books and anything bookish!

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