Fortune's Flower: Passport to Romance Book 1

· Passport to Romance Book 1 · Fiddlehead Press
320 reviews

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From USA Today, RITA-nominated author Anthea Lawson comes this full-length Victorian romantic adventure full of wit, adventure, and plenty of passion! Searching for more fun and sexy romance like Bridgerton? Give this series a try!

Miss Lily Strathmore has made a desperate bargain. One last adventure abroad with her botanist uncle and his family, and then she will do as her parents bid and wed the proper (and boring) viscount her mother has selected as Lily's ideal husband.

James Huntington is on a mission. Retrieve his grandfather's lost journals from the wilds of Tunisia, and win the estate and fortune he so desperately needs. This quest will be the making of him--or his ruin.

Thrown together on a botanical expedition, James and Lily's attraction is immediate, and impossible. Despite every reason to keep their distance, the two find themselves inexorably drawn together as they race to reach a hidden valley before their enemies can bring all their dreams crashing down.

"A lush, exotic tale of romance and adventure." - Sally MacKenzie, USA Today bestselling author

*Originally published as PASSIONATE by Kensington Books

KEYWORDS: Victorian Romance, Spicy Romance, Romantic Adventure, Road Romance, Exotic Locale, Botanical Expedition, Historical Fiction, Regency Romance, Courtney Milan, Mary Balogh, Tunisia, Sherry Thomas, Meredith Duran, Carolyn Jewel, Bridgerton, Julia Quinn, Erica Ridley, Duke, The Duke and I, English nobility, exciting romance, historical romancing the stone, sensual romance, Grace Calloway, Eloisa James, Grace Burroughs

320 reviews
Kathryn Shaw
August 4, 2019
Fantasy romance complete with an evil villain. Unlikely story, but not a bad escape.
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Thea Swanepoel
November 5, 2017
This was one of the most infuriatingly frustrating book I've ever read - or try to read, anyway. I loved the plot and hated the execution. Reggie, playing the villain, was painted just a tad over the top with the result that I skipped to many paged that eventually I lost interest in the story altogether. So unpleasant was it, that I actually stopped reading before I came to the end. I actually don't even care whether the two love birds came together. I will definitely not be reading more of this author's books.
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Joanna Polok
January 2, 2018
Historical Romance. The American author who wrote this (set in England) describes the night sounding of crickets which do NOT survive in this climate. Apart from that very small error, I LOVED IT!
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About the author

 ~USA Today bestselling author and two-time RITA nominee~

Anthea's books have received starred reviews in Library Journal, and Booklist named her "one of new stars of historical romance."

Anthea lives with her husband and daughter in the Pacific Northwest, where the rainy days and excellent coffee fuel her writing. In addition to writing historical romance, she plays the Irish fiddle and pens award-winning YA Urban Fantasy as Anthea Sharp.

Contact her at anthea at anthealawson dot com, and join her mailing list,, for all the news about upcoming releases and reader perks!

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