Scandal's Deception is the first book I've read from Ms. Gibson, but with superb writing like this, I look forward to reading more of her books and not just those in this series.


About The Book

Scandal Series: Book 4
Publication Date: July 21, 2021

Jane Stafford, raised in America, is shocked to learn she is a wealthy heiress, her late father was an earl, and her English mother is alive. Anxious to meet the woman she long-thought dead, she travels to London, only to be whisked away by her sinfully handsome guardian to a remote estate to be “schooled” in the ways of the ton.

Gilbert Carmichael, Lord Ralston, chafes at having to make a rebellious young heiress acceptable to society, especially one who is impetuous and blatantly democratic. Because the instruction she needs is more than deportment and dancing. It’s also about how to spot a rake who might woo her for her fortune.

When Ralston learns his ward is to be used as a pawn in an elaborate scheme involving a secret impersonation, he will move heaven and earth to keep her safe. Because proximity has brought the uncomfortable knowledge that his interest may be more than duty—it just might be love.

The Review

Scandal’s Deception is the fourth book in the historical romance Scandal series set in the early 1800s by Pamela Gibson.  Though this is the only book in the series I’ve read, it was easily a standalone. 

The vivid descriptions of Baltimore, London, and the English countryside made me feel like I was there. The prologue sets the stage, and the epilogue, four months after the story ends, gave nice closure and the happily ever after I look for.

Scandal’s Deception is Jane’s and her guardian, Lord Ralston’s story, and many supporting characters enhance the story. The characters have a depth to them, and it was interesting to get to know them a little at a time. 

When Jane’s beloved father dies, she’s shocked when she finds out that he had several secrets and that she has family in England she never knew about. When she goes to England, per her father’s wishes, she has a lot to learn to be accepted in society. 

Once arriving in England, Jane stays with her guardian and his aunt, whose role it is to tutor her to be presented to society and her family. There were secrets, lies, family, friends, servants, the ton, rakes and scoundrels, scandals, and ultimately love. Watching Jane try her best to learn how to walk, talk, dress, and act was heartbreaking at times. Other times she resorts to her previous ways and encounters difficult situations. But through it all, she could always rely on Lord Ralston making things right and being the shoulder she needed. 

Ms. Gibson did an excellent job depicting the spirit of both Jane and Lord Ralston, and relating the peace they both found when they were together. Many stories were going on that were woven together nicely. Jane’s mom and sister were not the warmest people, but then again, they’re English, and a cup of tea is supposed to fix everything!

Scandal’s Deception is the first book I’ve read from Ms. Gibson, but with superb writing like this, I look forward to reading more of her books and not just those in this series.Buy Links

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About The Author

Author of eight books on California history and sixteen romance novels, Pamela Gibson is a former City Manager who now lives in the Nevada desert. She has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in public administration, but her passion is and always has been writing.

Having spent three years messing about in boats, a hobby that included a five-thousand-mile trip in a 32-foot Nordic Tug, she now spends most of her time indoors happily reading, writing, cooking and keeping up with the antics of Ralph, her Siamese rescue cat.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, August 9
Guest Post at Novels Alive

Tuesday, August 10
Excerpt at Books, Ramblings, and Tea

Wednesday, August 11
Review at Michelle the PA Lives to Read

Thursday, August 12
Excerpt at Wishful Endings

Friday, August 13
Excerpt at Historical Fiction with Spirit

Saturday, August 14
Review at Up Past My Bedtime

Monday, August 16
Review at Bookworlder

Tuesday, August 17
Interview at Books & Benches

Wednesday, August 18
Excerpt at Reading is My Remedy

Thursday, August 19
Review at Novels Alive

Friday, August 20
Excerpt at Chicks, Rogues, and Scandals
Review & Interview at Bonnie Reads and Writes

Monday, August 23
Review at Rajiv’s Reviews

Tuesday, August 24
Excerpt at What Is That Book About

Wednesday, August 25
Guest Post at The Cozy Book Blog

Thursday, August 26
Review at Two Bookish Babes

Friday, August 27
Excerpt at Coffee and Ink
Review at The Enchanted Shelf
Excerpt at Books Lattes & Tiaras


JoAnne Weiss
JoAnne Weiss
JoAnne Weiss, nee Montalbano, was born and raised in NYC until moving to CT with her family when she was 16 and she's never left. Married for 41 years with one grown son, she works in an elementary school office where she's been since it opened in 2003. Prior to that, she was an accountant in several corporations before becoming a stay at home mom for 12 years. JoAnne enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her family, and extended family as well as with friends. She enjoys cooking and rarely uses a recipe the way it was intended but instead uses them and cooking shows to give her new ideas and suggestions. JoAnne has a huge bucket list of places she'd like to visit but has been lucky enough to travel to England, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and many states in the U.S. including Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Maine among others. Some of JoAnne's favorite genres include contemporary romance, chick-lit, romantic suspense, and historical romances including regency and those set in the west. JoAnne is on several author's street teams and enjoys interacting with many of them on Facebook as well as reading their newsletters. She has been lucky enough to meet some of her favorite authors among them Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Meg Tilly, Beatriz Williams, and Marie Bostwick. JoAnne took a road trip with her sister in the fall of 2019 and visited Nora Roberts' bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland for an authors' signing. She hopes to do more of this in the future. JoAnne leaves reviews for all books she reads on Goodreads and her reviews can be found at JoAnne currently reviews for two sites - and Previously she reviewed for which has since closed. Payment is in the form of receiving free books to read and review. Her mantra is too many books and not enough time!



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Scandal's Deception is the first book I've read from Ms. Gibson, but with superb writing like this, I look forward to reading more of her books and not just those in this series.5 STAR REVIEW: SCANDAL'S DECEPTION by Pamela Gibson