Isabel and Alexander by Rebecca Anderson Tour

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Title: Isabelle and Alexander (Proper Romance Victorian)

Author: Rebecca Anderson

Genre: Historical Fiction, Inspirational Fiction, Victorian Romance

Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing (May 4, 2021)

Format: Trade paperback, eBook, & audiobook (368) pages

Tour Dates: May 3-16. 2021


Isabelle Rackham knows she will not marry for love. Though arranged marriages have fallen out of fashion, hers has been settled for some time to combine the upper-middle-class wealth of her father’s coal mines with Alexander Osgood’s prospering Northern country textile mills. Though not a man prone to romantic gestures, Alexander is well-known as an eligible bachelor. His good looks have turned more than one head, so Isabelle is content to think of herself as Alexander’s wife.

However, her marriage is not what she expected. Northern England is nothing like her home farther west in the lake country. Cold, dreary, and dark, the soot from the textile mills creates a gray hue that seems to cling to everything in the city of Manchester. Alexander is distant and aloof, preferring to spend his time at the mill rather than with her at home. Their few conversations are brief, polite, and lacking any emotion, leaving Isabelle lonely and desperately homesick.

Sensing his wife’s unhappiness, Alexander suggests a trip to his country estate. Isabelle hopes this will be an opportunity to get to know her new husband without the distractions of his business. But the change of scenery doesn’t bring them any closer. While riding together on horses, Alexander is thrown from his and becomes paralyzed. Tragedy or destiny? The help and care that Alexander now needs is Isabelle’s opportunity to forge a connection and create a deep and romantic love where nothing else could.


  • “Anderson’s first foray into historical romance is an atypical, yet satisfying story set in Victorian Manchester’s upper middle class. Hand this to readers looking for a book that navigates the peaks and valleys of two strangers attempting to make a life together despite the hardships life throws at them.”— Library Journal
  • “Isabelle transitions from an unaware, leisure-class woman to a more enlightened spouse and supporter of the working class. Intimacy and romance develop between Isabelle and Alexander because of simple gestures, like a long look or a thoughtful gift, and their conversations. Their slow, stately courting is reader appropriate for any age or audience. Manchester also gets its due as a place of grit and incredible production. Descriptions of bustling mills reveal their impact on the couple’s family and its fortunes. Isabelle and Alexander is an intimate and touching romance novel that focuses on women’s lives in the business class of industrial England.”— Foreword Reviews
  • “Isabelle must use her quiet spunk, busy mind, and compassionate spirit to woo her husband in a wholly new way. Anderson’s debut is a lovely northern England Victorian romance about confronting the seemingly impossible and the power of empathy. Anderson also addresses the time period’s treatment of physical and intellectual disabilities. Most of all, she beautifully depicts love in its many forms beyond romance, such as compassion, patience, and vulnerability; and her characters illustrate the ways that these expressions of love carry us through even the darkest hours. Isabelle’s loving and persevering fervor and devotion will resonate with any caregiver’s heart.”— Booklist


Rebecca Anderson is the nom de plume of contemporary romance novelist Becca Wilhite, author of Wedding Belles: A Novel in Four Parts, Check Me Out, and My Ridiculous Romantic Obsessions. Isabelle and Alexander is her debut historical romance novel. 

High school English teacher by day, writer by night (or very early morning), she loves hiking, Broadway shows, food, books, and movies. She is happily married and a mom to four above-average kids.


Join the virtual blog tour of ISABELLE AND ALEXANDER (Proper Romance Victorian), Rebecca Anderson’s highly acclaimed historical romance novel, May 3–16, 2021. Over forty popular blogs specializing in historical fiction, inspirational fiction, and Victorian romance will join in the celebration of its release with spotlights, exclusive excerpts, and reviews of this new Victorian-era novel set in Manchester, England. 


May 03    Lu Reviews Books (Review)    

May 03    Timeless Novels (Review)    

May 03    Our Book Confessions (Review)    

May 04    Literary Time Out (Review)    

May 04    My Bookish Bliss (Review)    

May 04    The Book Diva’s Reads (Excerpt)    

May 05    Heidi Reads (Review)     

May 05    Laura’s Reviews (Review)    

May 05    Wishful Endings (Review)    

May 05    Gwendalyn’s Reviews (Review)    

May 06    Margie’s Must Reads (Review)    

May 06    Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen (Excerpt)    

May 06    Relz Reviewz (Review)    

May 07    Randi Loves 2 Read (Spotlight)   

May 07    The Reading Frenzy (Review)    

May 07    Nurse Bookie (Review)    

May 08    The Christian Fiction Girl (Review)    

May 08    The Bibliophile Files (Review)    

May 09    Reading with Emily (Review)    

May 09    Fire and Ice (Spotlight)   

May 10    My Jane Austen Book Club (Excerpt)    

May 10    The Caffeinated Bibliophile (Review)    

May 10    Booked Solid (Review)     

May 10    From Pemberley to Milton (Spotlight)   

May 11    Greenish Bookshelf (Review)    

May 11    Captivated Reading (Review)    

May 11    The Green Mockingbird (Review)    

May 12    For Where Your Treasure Is (Excerpt)    

May 12    Bookworm Lisa (Review)    

May 13    Books, Teacups & Reviews (Spotlight)   

May 13    Library of Clean Reads (Review)    

May 13    Robin Loves Reading (Review)    

May 13    So Little Time (Excerpt)    

May 14    Eli’s Novel Reviews (Review)    

May 14    The Lit Bitch (Review)    

May 14    The Bluestocking (Review)    

May 15    Reading Is My Superpower (Review)    

May 15    Christian Chick’s Thoughts (Review)    

May 15    A Darn Good Read (Review)    

May 16    The Silver Petticoat Review (Excerpt)    

May 16    CozyNookBooks (Review)    



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