ETA: This contest is now closed. Kelly won the book!
Do I need to remind y’all how much I love The Suffragette Scandal? Well, if I do, here is my Goodreads review in its entirety: “Probably my favorite book in the series. A con artist/forger with no self-esteem and a suffragette reporter, what is not to love? Also I cried. A lot.”
The back cover copy:
An idealistic suffragette…
Miss Frederica “Free” Marshall has put her heart and soul into her newspaper, known for its outspoken support of women’s rights. Naturally, her enemies are intent on destroying her business and silencing her for good. Free refuses to be at the end of her rope…but she needs more rope, and she needs it now.
…a jaded scoundrel…
Edward Clark’s aristocratic family abandoned him to die in a war-torn land, so he survived the only way he could: by becoming a rogue and a first-class forger. When the same family that left him for dead vows to ruin Miss Marshall, he offers his help. So what if he has to lie to her? She’s only a pawn to use in his revenge.
…and a scandal seven years in the making.
But the irrepressible Miss Marshall soon enchants Edward. By the time he realizes that his cynical heart is hers, it’s too late. The only way to thwart her enemies is to reveal his scandalous past…and once the woman he loves realizes how much he’s lied to her, he’ll lose her forever.
I am not exaggerating. I cried A LOT. Of course, Courtney’s books always make me cry—
(THE SCENE: a restaurant where I am meeting Susanna Fraser for lunch. I am weeping openly as I scroll on my phone.
SUSANNA: Are you crying?
ME: It’s just allergies!
SUSANNA: So…you’re allergic to Courtney Milan?
YES. YES, I AM ALLERGIC TO COURTNEY MILAN)
—but this one made me cry even MORE. And also laugh, and make joyous squeaking noises, and flap my hands around, and, and, and.
Not only is this a lovely signed trade paperback, but I also scored you a limited edition thimble bookmark and a Huzzah! Suffragettes! button (here pictured with spokesmodel T-Rex, click on the picture to see it larger).
I only wish I could also send you the cake pop Courtney gave me when I bought it, but alas, I ate it. I can assure you it was delicious though, and a beautiful sparkly blue, and, IIRC, red velvet on the inside.
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2. The winner will be chosen at random using random.org.
3. US and Canada only.
4. Open for entries through December 24th.
5. I got this book signed at a conference. Courtney isn’t involved in the giveaway.
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