I had never read a spicy comedic romance before The Scandalous Tale of Agnes Biggenbotten. I found that I really enjoyed the writing and the characters. I loved that the story was narrated by a witty character and included talk of elements from the present, even though this story takes place in the past. Agnes goes through many hardships and much character development until she finally reaches her happy ending.
It was a fun and easy read. I can’t wait to read more from Christopher Newman.
Length: Approx 31,000 words
Heat Rating: 3 flames
Tagline: A Journey of Innocence, Love, Tragedy and Justice—and an ample derriere.
Blurb: Toiling away at Horseweed’s Tavern is Agnes Biggenbotten, whose name is more like a description. The poor thing, innocent as the day is long, is totally unaware of the stir she causes while she goes about her chores. The menfolk crowd into the pub every night to be mesmerized by her famous and—well—plump attribute. But alas, one man cannot simply watch the show and soon attempts to seduce the naïve Agnes. His death is discovered by a minister already convinced of her guilt, due to her absence in his church, and soon our heroine is accused of witchcraft, a crime she did not commit. Freed by one of her secret admirers, she flees her home. But where in the world can someone like Agnes run to? Will the exiled dandy Baron Dapplegrey be her savior or just another man wishing to sample her—um—assets? Above all, does she have the time to find out before WitchHunter Finneas Weevel, who is hot on her trail, brings her to justice?