The Lady in the Coppergate Tower by Nancy Campbell Allen

The Lady in the Coppergate Tower

Hazel Hughes has spent her life believing she is a Medium—someone who can talk to ghosts. But as of yet, that skill has remained frustratingly elusive. She is also suffering from a reoccurring childhood dream of someone who looks almost exactly like Hazel, but this dream version of herself is slowly going mad. Sam MacInnes is a talented surgeon who runs in the highest social circles thanks to his family’s position and history. When Sam hires ...

Details The Lady in the Coppergate Tower

TitleThe Lady in the Coppergate Tower
Release DateAug 6th, 2019
PublisherShadow Mountain
GenreRomance, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical, Historical Fiction, Mystery

Reviews The Lady in the Coppergate Tower

  • Julie Carpenter
    Ok, the very first thing I have to say about this book is...Eugene! I've decided that I need a Eugene in my life. Now I have you wondering who Eugene is don't I? *smirks* Eugene is the best. Perfect timing, every time. Humorous, efficient, friendly, a little oblivious, understands sarcasm, impeccable taste in clothing, smart, loyal (to a fault), and a very humble (hmmmmm maybe not very but a little bit) automaton. I love Eugene! He just made me s...
  • Katie W
    I've always loved fairy tales and the twists that Nancy Campbell Allen adds to them are phenomenal! Rapunzel, Steampunk style, had me on the edge of my seat. In fact, I couldn't put it down and read it all in one day.Hazel is a healer, of sorts, and assists a cutting edge surgeon, Sam, with his work. I loved those medical aspects, as they really showed the teamwork and foundation necessary for a solid relationship. When Hazel leaves with her uncl...
  • Kathy Jo
    It's official! I'm a lover of Nancy Campbell Allen's steampunk romances! What do I love about them? I love that they're different than everything else that's flooding the market these days. I love that they're fairy tale retellings with her own unique twist thrown in. I love that she has me guessing until the very end about what will happen. I love knowing that once I start the book, I will be whisked away to a magical place that will hold me hos...
  • Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)
    Smiling! I am smiling as I finish this book. I love a book that satisfies my desire for a good story. This book had characters that I couldn't help but like. It had mystery, conflict, and romance.Hazel grew up thinking that she was an only child. She is smart, inquisitive, and proficient at her job. She is a healer working with Dr. Sam MacInnes. She has admired him for a long time and is pleased when he offers to accompany her on a journey to fin...
  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    The author does a wonderful job drawing the reader into the world of fantasy fairy-tale retelling and steampunk with realistically grounded characters and a mystery to solve. Unrequited love that is secretly not unrequited is one of my favorite tropes and I really enjoyed the developing romance between Hazel and Sam with the tension that holds them back all the while falling more in love with each other. There is a darkness to the suspense as the...
  • Lucinda
    I have read the other two previous books in this series and felt it helped understand the characters and the world. That said, it can be read as a standalone, especially if the reader is used to steampunk/dieselpunk fiction. This story is a mashup of more than one fairy tale, as well as some vampire lore and even a Jules Vernes flair in the mode of transportation. The worldbuilding continues setting itself apart, just as the previous novels, and ...
  • Laura G (lauralovestoread)
    I read this to get a taste of steam punk and it was an enjoyable read. Definitely different from my typical genre, but it was good to read this book that was part historical fiction and part futuristic dystopian. I wish that I had read the other two previous books before reading, so that I could grasp the characters but it does read as a stand-alone book also. Thank you netgalley for this free digital copy. All thoughts are my own
  • Mindy
    I love this author's steampunk romances! This book is full of fascinating fantastic characters, exciting twists, and a lovely romance. And Rapunzel and steampunk are a great mix. This book also offers a wonderful mystery to solve and there were moments that made me smile, Eugene especially. Another beautiful story. I loved it.
  • Jessica | Booked J
    (3.5 stars) Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Review also found here in participation of the blog tour. As always, a copy of this book was provided by the publisher or author in exchange for participating in the blog tour/my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way. Retellings can always be a bit of a mixed bag. Especially retellings that bend genres. I think that my personal favourites, when it comes to re imaginings, are the ones...
  • Mara
    I love Nancy Campbell Allen's steampunk fairy tale retellings. Each book is a standalone, but the characters from the previous two books are talked about or make an appearance in this one. If this is your first book I think you'd be fine because I have a terrible memory and tend to forget characters, but I didn't get confused.Hazel and Sam make a great couple, and it's not because she has a gift of healing and he's a surgeon. They work well toget...
  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    I think the thing I like most about this book and the others in this series is that it feels different to me. When I start reading, I know I will get a story that isn't like all the others. The light steampunk feel is fun and I love the creativity is allows the author to build up a world unlike the one I know. While this book is based on Rapunzel, it really doesn't feel that way at all, which also makes me happy. This book has mystery, danger and...
  • Sarah Loves Books and tea
    The lady in the Coppergate Tower is about a young woman named Hazel who must travel to Romania with her mysterious long lost uncle to help save the twin sister she never knew she had. She is accompanied on this journey by her friend and Employer Sam who she secretly adores (he secretly adores her as well of course) as Sam is suspicions of her uncle's intentions...This was an entertaining mixture of steampunk, horror, romance and mystery and I rea...
  • Melissa
    I love anything Allen writes. She has never written a book that hasn't captured me and pulled me in. This is not my favorite of this series but I still liked it a lot. It was a good addition. This is the story of Hazel, a very smart Dr. assistant. We first meet her in B&B, she is attacked by a vampire and taken care of by Dr. Sam MacInnes. This book stars a year latter and they are now colleges. Hazel is feeling off, she does random dangerous thi...
  • Maranda
    Allen brought together interesting characters; some quite sinister. Hazel Hughes can not figure out why her dreams picture herself going mad! Hazel works for a physician Sam Macinnes. Because this is set in a time where matches are made by social position; Sam and Hazel have overlooked their attraction to one another. Actually I say that but there are robotic aspects involved that possess unique personalities. The journey to Coppergate Tower is w...
  • Rachelle
    This book was another winner in Allen's fascinating steampunk twisted fairy tales. I've read all of them so far and was happy to see mention of other familiar characters. This book can be read as a stand alone but it's fun to see how connections keep building in Allen's world.Hazel Hughes has an interesting set of abilities that she doesn't quite understand. She works with the gorgeous doctor Sam MacInnes and each day tries to talk herself out of...
  • Cathy
    Anytime there’s a new Proper Romance out, you can bet I’m going to read it. And even more so these Steampunk romances by Nancy Campbell Allen, I LOVE them! This one is amazing. It’s based on the Rapunzel story. I loved the way the author took this fairy tale and added Steampunk elements.This one features Hazel and Sam. Hazel is Sam’s medical assistant. She seems to have a special ability to heal those she comes in contact with. That makes...
  • Donna Weaver
    WHAT IT'S ABOUTHazel Hughes has spent her life believing she is a Medium—someone who can talk to ghosts. She is also suffering from a reoccurring childhood dream of someone who looks almost exactly like Hazel, but this dream version of herself is slowly going mad.Sam MacInnes is a talented surgeon who runs in the highest social circles thanks to his family’s position. A mysterious count arrives in London and reveals to Hazel the truth about h...
  • Michelle Kenneth -
    For the full review: loved "The Lady in the Coppergate Tower." The Vlad the Impaler reference really lifted this to five stars for me. Once Count Petrescu was introduced, I was hooked. I didn't know what he wanted with Hazel. I kept trying to guess, but I had no clue what he wanted her for. When that is revealed, the word "maddening" is the correct word to explain it.Being new to the steampunk universe, I...
  • Christina
    Grab a blanket and get comfortable because this steampunk romance will keep your attention for quite some time! It is part of a series, and would probably make much more sense if read in order but it doesn’t have to be. I have truly enjoyed each of the books in this steampunk fairytale series. Due to the fairytale quality of each story I always go into each book thinking I know what will happen, and the author never fails to throw twists and su...
  • Sydney
    Nancy Campbell Allen has done it again with an exciting new Rapunzel steampunk re-telling that includes a bit of mystery, suspense, paranormal, and romance. This story will have readers on the edge of their seats with the various unexpected twists and turns. Readers will have a hard time putting down this delightful and thrilling page-turning story. Campbell does an excellent job in combining steampunk and fairytale in a story where readers will ...
  • Minx
    Review to Come 😃.
  • Mike
    This is a book in which the romance is (for my taste) done well, the adventure aspects done OK, and the mystery and setting done badly. First, the best part. This is a "clean" romance; nothing steamier than a kiss, and yet the kisses manage to be more powerful than some romance writers' descriptions of sex. The man is a decent fellow; he may be intelligent, wealthy, and from a prominent family, but he's also kind (genuinely kind, not just we're-t...
  • Susan K
    Romance, clean; Steampunk; series, but stand alone readGorgeous detailed period steam-punk novel, the third in this series, that is a stand alone read, but features cameos from the other characters in the prior novels. First, love the cover! Hazel and Sam's story is a wonderful addition to this series. As Hazel travels to Romania to help her long-lost sister after meeting her Uncle, finding out she is from nobility, so many things are suspicious,...
  • Julie
    Mysterious. Romantic. Amazing. I loved it! Full review to come.And here it is:I never thought I would love steampunk, but Ms. Allen has intertwined Victorian era romance and mystery with wonderful imaginative gadgets and 'tons. This one also has a Dracula-esque feel to it as well with the mysterious Count Petrescu on the scene to reveal some dark secrets to our heroine Hazel. Luckily, Sam is willing to help Hazel unravel her past, though there ar...
  • Amy
    Not a Steampunk fan, but I've given this series a good go, because the first book was so fantastic, the genre mattered little. As far as writing goes the author does a fine job of creating realistic and empathetic characters. Both Sam & Hazel feel genuine and are so good for each other and the world. They find themselves on the journey to Romania, that takes up the majority of the book. At this point it's gets a little long and tedious. We are to...
  • Leslie
    I have loved the first two Steampunk books by Allen. I have really come to love Rapunzel retellings and was excited to see what Allan could do with it with the steampunk element. These books can be read as a stand alone but I think you really need to read the first two as other characters and events from those books are mentioned throughout. I felt it was a little slow at the beginning but I loved the submersible. I loved the history and magic sh...
  • Emily
    Advance copy provided by NetGalleyI was so excited to get an advance copy of this book! I thought, after reading Beauty and the Clockwork Beast, that there might be a book for Sam and Hazel, and I’m so glad I was right! Now all we need is a book for Oliver and Emme (and I’ll eat my hat if that’s not in the works), and all the friends will be sorted into their happily ever afters. And then she’ll need to dig up some more friends, because I...
  • Gretchen
    I received this book from Netgalley for review. When I requested it I wasn't aware that it was the third installment in a beautiful steampunk world! So I did what any normal reader does and got a hold of the previous two books and devoured them. Each of those books takes me just over a day to read because they are that good! Engaging plots, strong characters who grow and develop throughout the story, and just a bit of fantasy to keep the book fro...
  • Dai Guerra
    I love the way that the author describes every scene and every item that you encounter, it made me feel like I was in the story. I loved the way the automatons interacted with the people and especially loved Eugene's sarcasm and wit. It really added some light humor to a rather dire situation for our characters. Something else I liked was the mystery aspect to this story, it was much more than just a romance between the main characters. They were...