WINNER of the prestigious Awe-Struck Regency Award and
EPIC eBook Award Finalist for Best Historical Romance
My award-winning Regency romance, PAGING MISS GALLOWAY, is my homage to a popular Regency theme: a lady who disguises herself as a boy or a man. Danielle Galloway has a most noble reason for this masquerade. She fears her beloved brother is dangerously ill, and yet her unfeeling father refuses to allow her to travel to Bath so that she can nurse her brother back to health. What’s a headstrong young lady to do?
The answer is obvious: do the unthinkable! Dress as a servant boy so she can safely travel the countryside with no questions asked. Alas! How good intentions often go astray! I really enjoyed the challenges of making Danielle/Danny act as the Earl of Tremaine’s page!
A determined young miss, a battle-weary lord, and a reckless masquerade.
More Than She Bargained For: Danielle Galloway is determined to visit her convalescing brother. She won’t let her father’s lack of permission stand in her way. Disguising herself as Danny, a servant boy, she takes to the road to begin her grand adventure...only to have her money stolen and her face battered by street ruffians. How will she get to the resort town of Bath now?
More Than He Bargained For: The Earl of Tremaine rescues a down-on-his-luck young lad. Against his better judgment, he takes Danny on as his page as he journeys to Bath. But this boy harbors a shocking secret. What’s the earl going to do when he discovers his latest act of kindness might hurl him into the parson’s mousetrap?
PAGING MISS GALLOWAY was published by Awe-Struck Books (Mundania Press) and had been with them for many years.
Ebook Cover and Print Cover
I recently decided to have the rights returned to me for all my Awe-Struck books--a total of twelve. PAGING MISS GALLOWAY is the second to be re-released. It’s now available on Amazon.com and Smashwords.com!
What will the Earl of Tremaine do when he discovers his page’s shocking secret?
*Limited* copies of the 2009 print book are available at www.susanneknight.com/orders.htm
This book has garnered an impressive list of awards and reviews including WINNER of the prestigious Awe-Struck Regency Award; EPIC Award Finalist for Best Historical Romance; Readers Top Pick Award at Romance Readers At Heart; and FIVE star reviews at Fallen Angel Reviews, Amazon.com, and Goodreads, in addition to being on the Awe-Struck and Fictionwise.com best seller lists.
For those of you who like to read reviews, here they come!
5 Angels! Regency fans will recognize the storyline. A lady disguised as a boy. A lord attracted to the disguised girl. The high jinx that ensues. Except there are enough twists and turns from the standard story to keep Paging Miss Galloway interesting... Paging Miss Galloway is a delightful Regency read.--Fallen Angel Reviews.
Top Pick Award! Danielle is a character that you can’t help but to be drawn to... Her drama along the way was amusing... Paging Miss Galloway was never boring... This was not a long story, which gave me more incentive to read it fast to see how the ending turned out. I was not disappointed.--Romance Reader at Heart
4.5 Books! “Paging Miss Galloway is a lighthearted novel of regency times... I found this book very entertaining and enjoyable. I could feel an invisible string drawing the characters closer to each other, while each fought to maintain the distance required by their positions in life... the writing was strong and easy to read. I would recommend this book to lovers of Regency, especially those with a sense of humor.--Fallen Angel Reviews
4.25 Stars! Susanne Knight does a wonderful job of weaving a story of two mis-matched lovers who quickly have readers hoping for them to find their way to each other. This is a wonderful romp through Bath that leaves the reader eagerly turning pages to see what Danielle and Edward will do next....this wonderful Regency romance...[leaves] us wanting more.--Night Owl Romance Book Reviews.
4 Stars! You Need to Read! Paging Miss Galloway by Susanne Marie Knight is an irrepressibly fun comedy of hidden agendas and mistaken identities all done in the tradition of the late, great Georgette Heyer... Ms. Knight does an exceptional job of keeping the tension uppermost in her readers‘ minds as she keeps Danny from revealing her true identity to Edward while we watch her feelings for him grow deeper. The multiple subplots embedded within the story are a great literary technique. Rather than detracting from the main theme of love recognizing its match in spite of life’s obstacles, the subplots only add to and bolster the story even more. I found Paging Miss Galloway to be a very entertaining and enjoyable romance, just the right book to read when you want to relax for a few hours, and escape in the past.--You Gotta Read Reviews
4 Shamrocks! ... this was rather cute with a couple of twists that made it quite interesting. This was a light read with what seemed two mismatched leads making for some very humorous moments. It was shored up with the addition of Tremaine’s best friend Xavier Raleigh whose sometimes ribald comments put the blush on Danny’s cheeks, a clue which Tremaine figure out just what seemed off about his page. Bottom line: This was a wonderful romp through Regency England complete with mild sensuality that was fun and leaves the reader thoroughly entertained.--CK2sKwipsandKritques
“Paging Miss Galloway is a cute Regency tale of disguises, deception, and unexpected love... A fun, quick read!”--Joyfully Reviewed
5 Stars! A fun read! I chose this book because the heroine was dressed as a boy, and no one knew it! This was a fun book to read. I would recommend it to anyone who loves regency stories!--Amazon.com
5 STARS! This is super.--Goodreads
Hell of a story!--K.M.
I read PAGING MISS GALLOWAY and loved the story!--G.M.
My copy of PAGING MISS GALLOWAY arrived on Saturday. I immediately started reading it. I love it!!--C.K.
I loved every minute of PAGING MISS GALLOWAY! I had to stay up way past my bedtime to finish reading this delightful book!!--N.W.
The book is as clever as the trailer!--T. M.
Just wanted you to know how I enjoyed PAGING MISS GALLOWAY. I finished PAGING MISS GALLOWAY yesterday. That twist at the end was so unexpected. And I loved Edward!--G.B.
This is just fabulous! You are a very talented writer.--J.R.
For PAGING MISS GALLOWAY: YOU are good!--K.S.
I've got this book on my ereader. Can't wait to read it. It's first on my list.--R.C.
PAGING MISS GALLOWAY has THE magic!!--D.C.
There's no substitute for a truly traditional regency, with a plucky (and sometimes naive) heroine, gender disguises, on-the-road adventures, and a great deal of comedy just from the situations the heroine finds herself in. I very much enjoyed...Paging Miss Galloway. C.G.
Here is the book trailer:
Music is composed by Franz Schubert, The Fantasie In C major, Op. 15 (Wanderer Fantasy).
This book is part of the prestigious Elegant Regencies line.
Also, a fan was very kind to send me this picture of her with her paperback copy:
Here’s an excerpt from PAGING MISS GALLOWAY that was inspired from real life, I’m sorry to say! Many years ago I wasn’t much of a wine drinker, just like our heroine, Danielle. And because I wasn’t used to the intoxicating power of wine, I forgot an important rule: never drink on an empty stomach. Two glasses of the stuff at an afternoon gathering proved my undoing: I had to “cast up my accounts” just as Danielle did!
Scene set-up: During a picnic nuncheon with her employer, the Earl of Tremaine and his friend Lord Raleigh, Danielle, in her disguise as Danny the page, drinks her first glass of potent Madeira wine.
The Earl of Tremaine held up his wine goblet. "Let us not concern ourselves with business. Fill my glass, Danny, and keep it filled. The same for Raleigh and you."
Danielle did as she was bid, with Lord Raleigh holding the third glass for her. Sitting as the men sat, with one knee up and the other resting on the ground, was a very liberating sensation. As was the sweet, fortified wine.
Soon her head swam in an agreeable haze. The men engaged in conversation that didn’t interest her, so she allowed her mind to wander. She gazed out at the peaceful countryside. A plentitude of tiny wild daisies dotted gentle slopes of unruly green grass. The horses took their fill of the grass, stopping only to quench their thirst at a nearby babbling stream.
Leaning back to rest her weight on her right hand, she sipped at the wine with her left. She smiled, in harmony with one and all. "This is so lovely."
She turned at Lord Raleigh’s laughter.
"Look at the red cheeks on the lad. Pure scarlet! I believe the dear boy’s a bit bosky." He grinned. "I will wager your head is spinning, Danny."
Her smile widened. "Maybe. Only a bit."
His laugh deepened. "No? Not three sheets in the wind yet? Just wait!"
Before she could blink, Lord Raleigh set her glass aside and grabbed her hands. He pulled her up and out from the elm tree’s shade. Still holding her hands, he ran with her in a tight circle, humming a tune and laughing at the same time.
At first she enjoyed the sensation, then her head really did start spinning. She tried to pull away, but he didn’t release her hands.
The next thing she knew, Lord Tremaine had wrenched her free from Lord Raleigh. But she still spun. Wide-eyed, she stared at the moving images of the earl. Then her stomach revolted. She clapped her hand over her mouth. Good heavens, she was going to do the unthinkable: cast up her accounts right in front of him!
I hope you enjoy my take on this popular Regency theme, and also Danielle and the Earl of Tremaine’s story!
Susanne Marie Knight
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