The Elopement by Tracy Rees

Back in October 2021 I was thrilled to begin reviewing for My Weekly online and the first book I ever reviewed for the publication was Tracy Rees’s The Rose Garden in a post you’ll find here.

Today I’m back on the My Weekly website with a review of Tracy’s latest book The Elopement.

Tracy has featured here on Linda’s Book Bag many times.

Details of my My Weekly review of The Rose Garden are here and the full review is here.

You’ll find my review of Tracy’s contemporary novel Hidden Secrets at the Little Village Church here.

Amy Snow was one of the first books I ever reviewed on the blog here.

I reviewed Florence Grace here and had a wonderful guest post from Tracy about the appeal of the C19th that you can read here.

Florence Grace was one of my Books of the Year in 2016 and you’ll see it featured here.

I also reviewed Tracy’s The Hourglass here and Tracy was kind enough to provide a guest post all about her memories of Richmond when Darling Blue was published. Darling Blue is still on my TBR but I reviewed The House at Silvermoor here.


Published in paperback by Pan Macmillan on 16th February 2023, The Elopement is available for purchase through the links here.

The Elopement

A wealthy heiress . . .
1897. Rowena Blythe is wealthy, entitled and beautiful. As her twenty-fourth birthday approaches, she’s expected to marry – and to marry well.

An unsuitable match . . .
Her parents commission a portrait of Rowena to help cement her reputation as a great society beauty. However, Bartek, the artist’s young assistant, is unlike any man Rowena has met before – wild, romantic and Bohemian. While society at large awaits the announcement of Rowena’s engagement, it is Bartek who captures Rowena’s heart along with her likeness.

A scandal in society . . .
Rowena knows her parents would never approve of Bartek, who in their eyes is nothing but a penniless foreigner. As her feelings grow, she has no-one to turn to. Dare she risk everything for love?

My Review of The Elopement

My full review of The Elopement can be found on the My Weekly website here.

However, I can say that The Elopement is a wonderfully vivid and enjoyable tale of love, life and opportunity that is a must read.

Do visit My Weekly to read more of my review here.

About Tracy Rees

Tracy Rees was the first winner of the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition. She has also won the Love Stories Best Historical Read award and been shortlisted for the RNA Epic Romantic Novel of the Year. A Cambridge graduate, Tracy had a successful career in non-fiction publishing before retraining for a second career practising and teaching humanistic counselling. She has also been a waitress, bartender, shop assistant, estate agent, classroom assistant and workshop leader. Tracy divides her time between the Gower Peninsula of South Wales and London.

You can follow Tracy on Twitter @AuthorTracyRees or visit her website for more information. You’ll also find Tracy on Instagram.

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