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Falling for Frederick [Kindle Edition]

Cheryl Bolen
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Book Description

Her second day doing doctoral research in the basement archives of Siddley Hall, England's grandest Tudor home, American Antonia Townley stumbles upon the hall's curator with a knife plunged into his chest. Police suspect Antonia of being the killer because of two insignificant—to her—reasons: The first is the pesky matter of her fingerprints on the murder weapon. The second is the unfortunate email she had sent to her sister saying she would kill for the curator's job.

Handsome bachelor Frederick Percy, Lord Rockford of Siddley Hall, learns that the curator was on the trail of the Percy family monstrance, the most valuable monstrance in England before Henry VIII's dissolution. Frederick becomes convinced that the curator's death is tied to the priceless artifact, and he must find it before the killer does to free Antonia from suspicion of murder. More importantly, Frederick vows to protect the beautiful scholar against the menacing forces after her.

But as Frederick and Antonia crisscross England seeking information on the Percy Monstrance, it becomes clear that someone is stalking her every move. Could Frederick, the man Antonia has fallen in love with, be the very person who is out to destroy her?

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About the Author

A former journalist who, in her own words, has “a fascination with dead Englishwomen,” Cheryl Bolen is the award-winning author of more than a dozen historical romance novels set in Regency England, including Marriage of Inconvenience, My Lord Wicked, and A Duke Deceived. Her books have received numerous awards, such as the 2011 International Digital Award for Best Historical Novel and the 2006 Holt Medallion for Best Historical. She was also a 2006 finalist in the Daphne du Maurier for Best Historical Mystery. Her works have been translated into eleven languages and have been bestsellers. Bolen has contributed to Writers Digest and Romance Writers Report as well as to the Regency era–themed newsletters The Regency Plume, The Regency Reader, and The Quizzing Glass. The mother of two grown sons, she lives with her professor husband in Texas.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3243 KB
  • Print Length: 302 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1611099684
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance (January 8, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #197,280 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Falling for Frederick January 14, 2013
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I really loved my first episode of this exciting new series. The characters grabbed my interest right from the start. The romance between the two is already heating up and the story is so interesting I cannot wait for Episode Two!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring June 2, 2013
By Lolo
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I would have liked a little more romance, or really any romance at all. The ending was very short and rushed. I would not recommend this book.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Off to a fast start January 17, 2013
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The opening chapters of Falling For Frederick introduce our heroine, an American doctoral student at Oxford, kneeling over the body of a murdered archivist, bloody knife in her hand. Enter our hero, a handsome earl and the owner of the estate. Add a priceless missing artifact, a surprising historical discovery, and a mystery to be solved, and you have the beginning of an exciting story. I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Light Reading July 14, 2013
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What I would describe as a light weight read but an enjoyable read nevertheless. A good plot and well written
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful and cheap. February 28, 2013
By N.
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Very shallow in character developments. Bad logic, people look at things on a more practical format. I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT.
Read for a very light mind numbing experience.
Simply not believable and disappointing, the book does not live up to the summary. Not even worth the two dollars.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fast-paced read January 22, 2013
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This is my first book by this author but it won't be my last. I was reeled right in by the opener, and the pace never lets up. This is a great premise, and it has me intrigued, and waiting eagerly for the next installment.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No Hum May 3, 2013
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I wonder if I had read this in one setting instead of in episodes if I would have enjoyed it more. The plot had promise but while I was disposed to like the characters, they never got engaged enough with each other to move me. I was disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Falling for Frederick October 10, 2013
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Antonia Townley is California girl enrolled at Oxford. For her dissertation she is researching five families from the Tudor era that were secretly practicing Catholicism. In her search she discovers the Percy family monstrance may not have been destroyed. Her search results in a murder which leads her to suspect everyone she comes in contact with including Frederick and her Prof. Simon. I highly recommend this book as it is at times comical, with all the nicknames Antonia comes up with for all of the characters, a spellbinding mystery and of course there is always that chance of love coming into play. I never guessed the person responsible for the murder.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read.
Keeps you guessing up until the end. Great read.
Published 21 days ago by Sue Cook
This is a sweet book, lovely to the end. It has two heroes, plus a heroine, and (in addition to the real villains), several less than lovely relatives and friends. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Patricia D.
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 4 months ago by hlb
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Enjoyed the light reading. Pretty predictable story line.
Published 4 months ago by RV Junkie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 5 months ago by Ashley H
5.0 out of 5 stars Who did it?
the characters were strong and the other tight. you start to suspect everyone. a fun read. I could have kept reading and was sorry to see it end. Will read more of Bolen's books.
Published 6 months ago by I. Wilkinsw
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good fun read. Kept me at bey until the end.
Published 7 months ago by Phyllis Wolff
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story
This was a good mystery/romance. The characters were well developed. Antonia is a good character with a funny sense ofhumor.
Published 10 months ago by Lauren D. Ersner
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved that it was a modern book and mentioned a ...
I loved that it was a modern book and mentioned a lot of English history. I liked the murder mystery, historical, romance aspects of this book
Published 10 months ago by Kavita jai
5.0 out of 5 stars very nice book that mixes modern age with the english aristocracy...
I like all her book. This one was a little more on the modern side but she managed to put the english lords into the new modern age. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mrs. Maria R. Perrotti
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More About the Author

Cheryl Bolen is the New York Times, USA Today best-selling author of more than a dozen Regency-set historical romance novels. Her books have placed in several writing contests, including the Daphne du Maurier, and have been translated into 11 languages. She was named Notable New Author in 1999, and in 2006 she won the Holt Medallion (Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent) for Best Short Historical Novel. In 2012 she won Best Historical in the International Digital Awards for eBooks published the prior year, and one of her 2011 novellas won Best Historical Novella. Her books have become Barnes & Noble and Amazon bestsellers.

Many of her readers love her many marriage of convenience stories. Her lighter books have been compared to Georgette Heyer, and her more emotional reads (where the heroine has many obstacles before her happy ending) have been compared to Mary Balogh.

Cheryl recently returned to her first love of romantic suspense and mystery with fast-paced plots featuring heroines in peril and the strong men they can lean on. It was these books which first got her noticed in the publishing world when her manuscripts won many contests.

A former journalist who admits to a fascination with dead Englishwomen, she is a regular contributor to The Regency Plume, The Regency Reader, and The Quizzing Glass. Many of her articles can found on her website,, and more recent ones on her blog, Readers are welcomed at both places.

Cheryl holds a dual degree in English and journalism from the University of Texas, and she earned a master's degree from the University of Houston. She and her professor husband are the parents of two sons, one who is an attorney, and the other a journalist. Her favorite things to do are watching the UT Longhorns, reading letters and diaries of Georgian Englishmen, and traveling to England.

In addition to many stand-alone novels, Cheryl currently has five series for sale on

BRIDES OF BATH SERIES (set in Regency England)
The Bride Wore Blue (Kensington, 2002)
With His Ring (Kensington, 2002)
A Fallen Woman (Kensington, 2002) (retitled The Bride's Secret in 2011)
An Improper Proposal (Kensington, 2004) (retitled To Take This Lord, 2011)
Love in the Library, (Harper & Appleton, 2014)
A Christmas in Bath (Harper & Appleton, 2014)

REGENT MYSTERIES (set in Regency England)
With His Lady's Assistance 2011)
A Most Discreet Inquiry (2012)
A Theft Before Christmas (2013)

BRAZEN BRIDES SERIES (set in Regency England)
Counterfeit Countess (Kensington, 2005)
One Golden Ring (Kensington, 2005)
Lady Sophia's Rescue (2011 eBook novella)
Marriage of Inconvenience (Love Inspired Historical, 2012)

A Lady by Chance (Kensington, 2000; Harper & Appleton, 2011)
Duchess by Mistake (Harper & Appleton, April 2015)
Countess by Coincidence (TBA)

TEXAS HEROINES IN PERIL (contemporary romantic suspense)
Protecting Britannia (2012)
Capitol Offense (2012)
A Cry in the Night (2012)
Murder at Veranda House (2012)

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Discuss Episode Five of "Falling for Frederick"
I remember as a child my mother read me Charlotte`s Web when it was serialized in a big-weekly paper. That was over 50 years ago but I am reminded of it every time a new episode of this book is delivered. The story is great & waiting to see what happens makes it even better
Mar 7, 2013 by Janice Farmer |  See all 12 posts
Discuss Episode One of "Falling for Frederick"
I loved the first part and can't wait for it to continue.
Jan 10, 2013 by Toots |  See all 16 posts
Discuss Episode Six of "Falling for Frederick"
Jo Ann Simon: Great story, but it drives me nuts that it's in episodes!
Mar 21, 2013 by Jo Ann Simon |  See all 11 posts
Discuss Episode Three of "Falling for Frederick"
It can still be Simon, but who else. It has to be someone who knows the family. We need more people introduced.
Feb 7, 2013 by Grandma |  See all 5 posts
Discuss Episode Seven of "Falling for Frederick"
I think it was a bit compressed, too much happened all at once.
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