Sunday, May 3, 2015

Lusting for Covers (69): The Spinster's Guide to Scandalous Behavior by Jennifer McQuiston

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers.

This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ's Book Palace.

This Weeks Selection:

The Spinster's Guide to Scandalous Behavior by Jennifer McQuiston
Publisher: Avon (Nov 2015)
Series: Seduction Diaries, 2
Genre: Historical


When her reclusive aunt dies, free-spirited Lucy Westmore is surprised to find out she has inherited a falling-down cottage in Cornwall. She scarcely knows her aunt, and her memories of Heathmore Cottage are murky, at best. But even more surprising is the other part of Lucy’s inheritance she never expected: an old leather journal that provides the details of her mysterious aunt’s life and—for better or worse—gives Lucy all the instruction she needs to live the life of a scandalous spinster.

Lord Thomas Branston has spent the last three years in Cornwall, hiding from his painful past. Nothing has been tempting enough to lure him back to London…until now. He alone knows the real value of the property, and he’s determined to buy Heathmore before Miss Westmore ruins everything and sells it off to the highest bidder.

Emboldened by the guidance in her aunt’s diary, Lucy refuses to sell the property, not even when Lord Branston’s offers escalate, and not even when the house turns out to be truly uninhabitable. When the negotiations turn heated, Lucy suspects something more sinister is afoot. Branston is offering her far more than the property seems worth. Worse, he seems willing to stoop to less than gentlemanly means to scare her off the land.

But Lucy has no intention of giving up her one chance for independence.

And Thomas has no intention of abandoning his suit. But is it the property or the spinster that he truly wants?

And what is he willing to offer for both?


I love the dress and setting. It's just so bright and cheery. Plus, I love her express. It looks like she's plotting. Then you read the blurb and see that face works for the cover. What has caught your lustful eyes this week?


  1. what a cover this one is!!! I love the background...and that beautiful gown, it just makes me want to go grab a book and go have a picnic under a tree.

  2. Such a vibrant, happy color for this cover -- love it!

  3. I know. I need to find a quiet place like the cover.

  4. love this cover!