Concern is buzzing in Fenwick on Sea and across these United Kingdoms, as scurrilous gossip about the goings on during the recent storm spread through the reports in that scandal rag, The Teatime Tattler.

Read on down the page for contest and prize details.


Click here to go to the first stop in the blog hop.

Read the reactions of our characters to the wicked gossip in our blog hop, where each author will give their characters free rein to respond to the accusations in The Teatime Tattler reports shown in the book before each novella.

  1. Mary Lancaster: A Mysterious Husband
  2. Cerise DeLand
  3. Caroline Warfield: An Earl’s Daughter Hits Hard Times
  4. Sherry Ewing: A Young Lady’s Reputation Is At Risk Again
  5. Alina K. Field
  6. Rue Allyn: Spies, Pirates, and Secrets Galore
  7. Jude Knight: Some People Have Dirty Minds
  8. Grace Burrowes: Who Has Been Telling Tales?

Guess the identity of the reporter snooping on the people trapped in the Queen’s Barque and the good people of Fenwick on Sea. You’ll find clues in the eight charming novellas in the collection Storm & Shelter.

All correct answers will be entered for the prizes listed below. The winners will be selected at random. Open internationally.

  • Grand prize: $100 gift card
  • Second: a made-to-order story by Jude Knight and Caroline Warfield
  • Third: winner’s choice of an electronic copy of any of the earlier Bluestocking Belles’ collections.

The contest closes on 23rd April at midnight New York time, and prizes will be drawn on 24th April.

How to enter

  • Read the book.
  • Send your guess about the identity of person writing the reports for The Teatime Tattler to teatimetattlereditor@yahoo.com
  • Check back here after 24th April to find out who won.