Taming Miss Tisdale by Jessica Jefferson

TamingMissTisdaleIn my first novel, Compromising Miss Tisdale, the heroine (Ambrosia) was your quintessential regency female.  She was stoic, bright, impeccably mannered, and a true lady in every sense of the word.

In the next book from the Regency Blooms series, the heroine is none of that.  Taming Miss Tisdale is the story of Ambrosia’s younger sister, Tamsin.  Ever the hoyden, Tamsin does her best to avoid romantic entanglements, but a chance meeting with an unexpected stranger makes quite the impact, changing her views on love forever.

As a lover of all regency romance, I find myself drawn to the hoyden.  It’s the appeal of such a contradiction existing during a time when rank was the order of the day and a woman’s every move was dictated by an elaborate set of manners and rules.  With such crushing expectations and tight constraints, I’m certain that unique women, like Miss Tamsin Tisdale, existed, challenging society at every turn.  And I for one am thrilled whenever I’m given the chance to read about one.  So which do you prefer – the lady or the hoyden?  Let me know in the comments!

Taming Miss Tisdale comes out April 30th from Soul Mate Publishing and will be available exclusively on Amazon.

Just a little teaser…

“And it’s freezing out here! Don’t you have something more to cover yourself with? This is October for God’s sake. This far north, that’s considered winter. You should have a cloak, or a cape, or a bonnet, or whatever it is that you women wear to keep yourselves warm.”

Her nostrils flared. “My apologies, Mr. Winston. In the midst of jumping out of my carriage and sprinting after that band of hoodlums, I completely forgot my pelisse and reticule. If only I’d known my attire would be such an issue for you, I would have dressed accordingly. But be assured, I am not made of sugar, therefore I will not melt from a l-l-little r-r-rain.”

The back cover blurb…

Miss Tamsin Tisdale believes herself to be completely unsuitable for London life. After a myriad of social mishaps, and the potential ruination of her family name, she’s shipped away to her cousin’s northern estate. Only after she accepts the type of existence Society dictates she must follow will she be welcomed home.

Marcus Winston, the Duke of Grayson, has a lackluster reputation. The last in a dying line, he’s endured a protected life—rank with privilege, but encumbered by isolation. After a brief encounter with rebellion, he learns the devastating consequences of his carelessness and willingly accepts living life from inside his gilded cage.

However, a chance meeting with the brazen Miss Tisdale gives Marc the opportunity to reinvent himself into the man he’s always dreamed of being. But when his deception comes to light, and ghosts from both their pasts threaten to unravel the intimacy they’ve come to cherish, will either of them set their fears aside long enough to embrace love? Or will Miss Tisdale’s stubbornness divide them?


Follow Jessica Jefferson:

Jessica Jefferson makes her home in Almost-Chicago with her husband, nine and three year old girls, guinea pigs, and English bulldog Pete. When she's not busy trying to find middle-ground between being a modern career woman and Suzy-Homemaker, she loves to watch "Real Housewives of [insert city here]" and performing unnecessary improvements to her home and property. Jessica writes Regency-era historical romance with a modern twist, infused with humor. She always tries to create endearingly flawed heroes and one of a kind heroines that you'll want to continue knowing long after you read the last page. Fall in love with romance again... www.jessicajefferson.com

19 Responses

  1. Glenda

    Great teaser! Love Compromising Miss Tisdale too!

    I do prefer the hoyden over the perfect lady — or a woman who can pretend to be a lady at times but is a rebel/hoyden inside. If I had lived during the Regency, I probably would have been in trouble all the time for not conforming. 🙂

    • jessicajefferson

      Thanks! Back cover blurbs are the Achilles of my books – thank goodness for people like Violetta Rand for their assistance!

  2. Debbie Mccreary

    Jessica, love this teaser! I’m like you and enjoy the hoyden too. Most ladies were the prim and proper type like in so many books that I love, but slip me in that hoyden lady and I’m happy. I was introduced to your books by embracing romance and am so thankful. Can’t wait to get this downloaded on my Kindle.

    • jessicajefferson

      Thanks so much! Embracing Romance is a great find for anyone who loves historical romance. I’ve been buying books at a record pace lately – these ladies always seem to have a new release!

  3. ginaconkle2013

    Hi Jessica,
    Congrats on your first book out! As to your question: the lady or the hoyden? Hmmm… I like them both as heroines. I even like the catty heroine when we can pull back the layers and find more about her. How about you? In writing these two heroines, did one call to you more than the other? Take care and best wishes for when the next one comes out!

  4. Debbie Lou McCreary

    I just down loaded this from Netgalley to read. I can’t wait. It sounds good and I’ve never read you before Jessica, so I’m double excited.