Thursday 11 November 2021

An Italian Scandal by Cecil Cameron BLOG TOUR #AnItalianScandal #CecilCameron #Giveaway @HarperNorthUK @RandomTTours #Win #Prize #Competition


A captivating story of romance, passion and adventure set in nineteenth century London and Italy.

London 1859. Carina Temple has put away the stifling black crepe demanded by the death of her father – but with it she has also cast aside society’s expectations of what a single young lady should be and do.

When Carina’s uncle summons her to Belgrave Square to inform her that her reputation is ruined, thanks to a certain Lord Danby, he tells her that she must travel to Italy until the gossip recedes and a suitable match can be found for her.

But Italy is a tempestuous place – her grandmother and cousins soon tell her of the fault lines between the states and the dangerous rebels fighting for freedom. Chief among these is Ben Mavrone – and when he and Carina meet, he distrusts her society pedigree, and she considers him a violent extremist.

When trouble comes to Carina’s door, it is Ben who saves her – reluctantly – and as they go on the run, they must learn to understand each other to stay alive.

Meanwhile back in England, Carina’s family has plans for the life Miss Temple should lead – if she ever returns…

An Italian Scandal by Cecil Cameron is published today, 11 November 2021 by HarperNorth.  I'm delighted to begin the #RandomThingsTours Blog Tour today with a giveaway. 
I have one copy of An Italian Scandal to giveaway. Entry is simple, just fill out the competition widget in the blog post. UK entries only please.


Do follow the rest of the tour over the next few days.

One print copy of An Italian Scandal by Cecil Cameron

‘My historical novel of the year – a journey to Italy to fall in love with.’
Rupert Everett

‘Spirited, suspense-filled and gorgeously romantic.’ Miranda Seymour

What readers are saying about An Italian Scandal:

‘This is such a beguiling story that gripped me and drew me in.’

I really enjoyed the historical aspect of the book and just couldn’t put it down.’

An Italian Scandal is Cecil Cameron’s first historical novel.

Cecil grew up in the Scottish Borders near Jedburgh and read history at London University before joining Save the Children. She began  her work in the orphanages of Vietnam during the war. The children’s resilience and joy, despite their harrowing circumstances, made a lasting impression on her.  She continued to be involved with the charity for many years and awarded an OBE in 2002.

Cecil has always loved writing - entertaining her five brothers and sisters, then her own children, and recently wrote a book of children’s poetry.  She started to write professionally when she retired.

An Italian Scandal draws on her family’s connections with Sicily and southern Italy. Her grandmother came from Naples and she has always wanted to write a love-story, set against the turbulent backdrop of Garibaldi’s Italy. It is a tale of love and passion, hatred and revenge - and the revolution that created a nation.

Cecil is married to a Highland Clan chief and spends her time between the beautiful west coast of Scotland and London. She has four children and is currently working on her second novel.

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