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Backlist Blast #7: Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey

Happy Friday Junior, and Backlist Blast day! I’m so happy to see that so many of you have decided to join Backlist Blast, and in order to make your post for this meme more visible (and your blogs, Insta, or Twitter accounts too), I have decided to add a link-up form/widget to the bottom of every Backlist Blast post from now on! So, don’t forget to add your links to the form, so that all readers can see your posts.

Backlist Blast is a meme created by Milana from A Couple Reads and myself, and is meant to encourage book bloggers to feature and talk about backlist books (meaning books that were published 6 months ago, or earlier). We all get excited about all of the newest books coming out, but many of us also have a looming TBR of books published 6 months ago or earlier that we still need to read! The main purpose of this meme is to talk about those books, and remember why we wanted to read them in the first place. Another purpose is for readers to find out about awesome backlist books that they might have never heard of before! For more information on the meme, and for optional themes, please see the info page here.

– My Backlist Blast Choice –

Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey

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I’ve been on such a Regency kick lately, that I’m sure I will be picking this one up soon! I received this book from Raincoast Books some months after it was published, so it never made it into my reading schedule officially. But like I said, I’m sure that I’ll be picking it up very soon! Also, Cindy Anstey’s new book, Suitors and Sabotage, came out this week if you’re into historical, and romantic, YA!

– About the Book –

Title: Duels & Deception
Author: Cindy Anstey
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Historical, Romance, Mystery
Publisher: Swoon Reads (Macmillan)
Published: April 11, 2017
Source: Raincoast Books

Miss Lydia Whitfield, heiress to the family fortune, has her future entirely planned out. She will run the family estate until she marries the man of her late father’s choosing, and then she will spend the rest of her days as a devoted wife. Confident in those arrangements, Lydia has tasked her young law clerk, Mr. Robert Newton, to begin drawing up the marriage contracts. Everything is going according to plan.

Until Lydia—and Robert along with her—is kidnapped. Someone is after her fortune and won’t hesitate to destroy her reputation to get it. With Robert’s help, Lydia strives to keep her family’s good name intact and expose whoever is behind the devious plot. But as their investigation delves deeper and their affections for each other grow, Lydia starts to wonder whether her carefully planned future is in fact what she truly wants…

– About the Author –


Whenever she is not sitting at the computer, throwing a ball in the backyard, gardening or reading, Cindy can be found–actually, not found–adventuring around the world with her hubby. She has lived on three continents, had a monkey in her yard and a scorpion under her sink, dwelt among castles and canals, enjoyed the jazz of Beale St and attempted to speak French. Cindy loves history, mystery and… a chocolate Labrador called Chester. Love, Lies and Spies is her debut novel.

– Link-up –

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7 thoughts on “Backlist Blast #7: Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey

    1. Thank you so much! And I’m so glad to hear that you liked Duels & Deception! I hope that I’ll enjoy it as well, and that we’ll both like Suitors & Sabotage! <3

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