My First Book Shout Out – A Perfect Plan – Book One The Wiltshire Chronicles by Alyssa Drake

first book shout out

Today’s debut novel, A Perfect Plan by Alyssa Drake is the first in the Wiltshire Chronicles. An historical romance It was published in May this year and has already received over 26 excellent reviews.


About the Book

Samantha Hastings lived a quiet, peaceful life on her family’s country estate. With no man to order her around and no stifling society rules to follow, she considered herself blessed. However, when her brother’s ship sinks during a short trip to France, Samantha receives a request from her sister-in-law to return to town and manage the late Earl’s finances. Suddenly thrust into society, Samantha faces an unfamiliar world and a pair of very familiar green eyes.

Lord Benjamin Westwood never intended on following through with his rash promise to his best friend. Now, with Edward’s death, Benjamin becomes the unwilling guardian to Edward’s bratty little sister, who has grown up considerably since the last time they met. His intention to marry her off to the first available suitor is thwarted when he finds himself falling for Samantha’s unique demeanor. He lights upon the perfect plan; a marriage of convenience, giving him the opportunity to romance Samantha without distraction.

However, when they discover Edward’s disappearance was due to foul play, Benjamin’s perfect plan begins to quickly unravel. Now, Samantha is in more danger than either of them realized and Benjamin is running out of time.

A selection of reviews for the book

Such a quick read! A historical romance isn’t my usual read but I’m always willing to give romance a chance and I’m so glad I did! I enjoyed Samantha Hastings so very much; if I could go back in time to 1853 I would act just like her. And let me fan myself while I think of Lord Benjamin Westwood! That man right there is all I would need for the rest of my days! This book gives you laughter, love, mystery and murder; it’s everything you could need in a book.

If you enjoy romance then read this one for sure. The author does leave you with a cliffhanger and I may of messaged her asking for the rest of it because I need to know what happens next. I’ll be keeping my eye out for the next one so I know what happens with Benjamin and Samantha.

This book is the first book in the Wiltshire Chronicles and a debut book by Alyssa Drake. This beautiful time period book was both mysterious and funny. As you experience the antics of Samantha a young beautiful woman who is full of life and spunk and the rake Benjamin that she falls in love with. You are also caught up in the mystery of finding out who murdered her father which is the scene that opens this book and has you guessing the why and who til the very last moment. This was a wonderful exciting book that i thoroughly enjoyed. It has you laughing, crying, and trying to figure out who could possibly have done it. It holds your attention til the very last page of the book giving you laughs, love, and mystery in a way that has you traveling the gamut of emotions. Can’t wait to read the next installment of this wonderful series.

on October 23, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I was rooting from the beginning for the ward and the guardian to wind up together. The chemistry between these two just jumped off the pages. Sam and Benjamin deserved to find happiness with one another.

However, trouble, murder and mystery await them both. Who will live? Who will die? Who will get their HEA?

I want to read the next book right this moment to get those answers! And that epilogue… what a tease! But I have to say, I saw it coming.

Must. Have. Next. Book!

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About Alyssa Drake


Author Alyssa Drake has been creating stories since she could read, preferring to construct her own bedtime tales instead of reading the titles in her bookshelves. Enraptured with all types of writing, Alyssa has tried her hand at short stories, collaborations and poetry. However, her first love has always been books. She thoroughly enjoys strong heroines and often laughs aloud when visualizing conversations between her characters.

Alyssa graduated from the University of the Pacific, with a B.S. in business and a concentration in French literature. Currently she resides in Northern California with her blended family, where she works full-time at a chocolate factory.

She believes everyone is motivated by love of someone or something. One of her favorite diversions is fabricating stories about strangers surrounding her on public transportation. Alyssa can often be found madly scribbling notes on a train or daydreaming out the window as the scenery whips past.

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