Spotlight On Regency Romance — The Lord And The Lady Astronomer

6 Nov

The Lord and the Lady Astronomer JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Lord and the Lady Astronomer by Alissa Baxter, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About The Book

The Lord and the Lady Astronomer

Title: The Lord and the Lady Astronomer
Series: The Grantham Girls #3
Author: Alissa Baxter
Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing
Release Date: November 1, 2023
Genre: Regency/Historical Romance (Sweet, wholesome)

Can wishing upon a star ever come true?

Abigail Grantham has always taken a keen interest in astronomy since her brother Sir John Grantham enlisted her aid as a young girl to keep records of his astronomical discoveries. Abigail is delighted when her uncle, Lord Longmore, invites her to stay at Longmore Hall in Buckinghamshire as he needs her assistance to compile a star chart.

When Abigail arrives at the Hall, her Aunt Longmore introduces her to local society. However, Abigail also spends a great deal of time in her uncle’s observatory, viewing the night skies alongside her uncle’s neighbor, fellow astronomer William, Viscount Rochvale.

Lord Rochvale is intrigued by Abigail, and when he discovers that they share an interest in ancient buildings and Roman history, he contrives to become better acquainted with her away from her uncle’s observatory, taking her to places of archaeological interest with a view to winning her heart. But the astronomical project they are working on makes courtship difficult, and William’s plans are further frustrated by his rakish cousin Gerald Burnby, who becomes a frequent visitor to Longmore Hall, seeking out Abigail too.

After a valuable Roman urn disappears from Longmore Hall, a series of mysterious occurrences unravel, presenting a puzzle Abigail has no idea how to solve. However, when events escalate into peril, Abigail discovers that it is the night sky that holds the secret to the missing urn—as well as to her stolen heart.


Abigail traveled in the same carriage as Henrietta and Great-aunt Mildred, who seemed to shed a dozen years in as many minutes as she chatted in quite an animated fashion to her great-nieces, who sat across from her. “I always did enjoy charades,” she said as they bowled along. “Somehow, when one dresses up in character, it frees one from the role one assumes in everyday life. Last year I went as Anne Boleyn. I confess I was quite tearful by the end of the evening as I contemplated her imminent beheading. So, this year I decided it would be best to go as a shepherdess so that I could mind my own business . . . and my sheep of course.” She nodded in their direction.

“We’re your sheep, Great-aunt?” A laugh trembled in Henrietta’s voice as she looked across at the old lady.

“Well, more like my lambs, I suppose. But definitely in need of minding so pretty as you both are.” She turned her somewhat myopic gaze on Abigail. “In fact, your dear grandmama has asked me to ensure that you do not fall into any scrapes, dear, and I have assured her that I shall shepherd you to the best of my ability.” She appeared suddenly struck. “Shepherd . . . that must be why I chose this costume. It has been in the back of my mind all along.” She gave a slow nod. “Do assure me, Abigail, dear, that I shan’t end up as Little Bo-Peep by the end of the evening. Naiads may be free spirits, but I cannot have you drifting away.”

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About The Author

Alissa Baxter

Alissa Baxter wrote her first Regency romance during her long university holidays. After travelling the world, she settled down to write her second Regency novel, which was inspired by her time living on a country estate in England. Alissa then published two chick lit novels before returning to her favourite era with her Linfield Ladies Series, a trio of Regency romances that feature women in trend-setting roles who fall in love with men who embrace their trailblazing ways… at least eventually. Her new Dragonblade trilogy, The Grantham Girls, continues this inspiring theme.

Alissa currently lives in Johannesburg with her husband and two sons.

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9 Responses to “Spotlight On Regency Romance — The Lord And The Lady Astronomer”

  1. Bea LaRocca November 6, 2023 at 10:34 am #

    I love a smart heroine and Abigail sounds like someone that I would love to meet! Thank you for sharing the author’s info and the book details, The Lord and the Lady Astronomer is a must read for me.

  2. Shelly Peterson November 6, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

    I would love to read this.

  3. jodi683 November 6, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

    This sounds like a really good book.

  4. Marion November 6, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

    Love the cover

  5. andreadrake1 November 6, 2023 at 8:16 pm #

    This sounds like a fantastic book!

  6. @justreadtours November 6, 2023 at 9:29 pm #

    thanks so much for spotlighting The Lord and the Lady Astronomer!

  7. sidlaw0425 November 6, 2023 at 11:29 pm #

    This should be a great novel. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  8. Marisela Zuniga November 8, 2023 at 12:49 am #

    The cover looks so pretty


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