Friday, January 27, 2017

Petticoat Spy by Carol Warburton, Blog Tour & Giveaway!





Book Summary:


Colonial Massachusetts, 1775
Abigail Stowell is a rarity for her time. The comely young woman is educated, outspoken, and attuned to the charged political climate around her. She is a staunch Patriot. In short, she is a rebel. So when Gideon Whitlock, an avowed Tory, rides into her village, Abby is not only put off by his politics and arrogance but is also annoyed by her undeniable attraction to him.

When she observes a clandestine meeting between her Patriot father and Gideon, Abby soon realizes that in a world divided by loyalties, not everything is as it seems. Soon she is drawn deeper into political intrigue than she ever dreamed possible. And just as feelings begin to heat up between Abby and Gideon, the shot heard round the world ignites the beginning of war between the colonists and the British redcoats. There is no time for hesitation, and Abby finds herself thrust into a world of intrigue, treachery, and terror. Lives hang in the balance, and Abby will stop at nothing to support the Patriot movement—but will her allegiance to the cause mean losing the man she loves?



My Review:

Warburton does a great job setting the stage during the Revolutionary War with the Stowell family and specifically Abigail. From the start you know that Abigail is different, she is spunky and more adventurous than your typical nineteen year old. Petticoat Spy is a historical romance with action and intrigue that historical and action/adventure readers will both enjoy! Join Abigail on a journey like no other! Spying, daring yet courageous moves and romance! 


Happy Reading!!!


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Friday, January 13, 2017

Color of Love by Anita Stansfield, Blog Tour & Giveaway!







Book Summary:

England, 1857

The British aristocracy is an inflexible judge. And for Amala, a lovely young Indian woman, that judgment is most keenly felt. Raised from a child by the wealthy Hepworth family following the murder of her parents, Amala grew up alongside the Hepworth's own daughter, Katarina, and was loved as both sister and daughter. The family is part of the charmed circle of the upper class, but Amala's place in society is tenuous. As an Indian woman, her life is marked by a sense of otherness and voices of prejudice. So when she embarks upon a sweet acquaintance with Henry Breckenridge, a white Englishman, Amala is both elated and terrified. She knows first-hand the opposition that an interracial couple would face, and courtship with Henry could destroy his standing in society.

Determined to spare the reputations of both Henry and her sister Katarina, Amala flees England with the hope that an extended trip will allow her time to heal her broken heart. But she never imagined the repercussions of that decision, and the heartbreak awaiting her. For when she returns to England, she finds those she holds dear facing unparalleled devastation. And now it is her love that holds the key to healing a broken family . . .



My Review:

This was a really interesting read for me, I immediately became enthralled with Amala and her unusual life as an Indian woman living in England. Her circumstances were so unusual that her story just seemed to pull me in and hold me there. I loved watching Henry and Amala fall in love! Their connection was undeniable. I felt so sad, mad and frustrated all at  once with Amala when she threw her feelings out the window and ran away. I mean how could she just run away from the love of her life because it would be hard? Life is hard! So I tried to understand her reasoning despite all of my frustrations with her! The book took a couple of very unexpected and surprising turns! I could not foresee how it ended and I do not think you will either.  I truly enjoyed this unique story, I only wish the author had done more "showing" than "telling" throughout the book. This is a regency tale unlike any other you will read!

Happy Reading!!!



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Friday, January 6, 2017

The Lady of the Lakes, The True Love Story of Sir Walter Scott by Josi S. Kilpack, Blog Tour






Book Summary:


One is his first love.
The other is his best love.
Which will be Walter’s true love?

Walter Scott has three passions: Scotland, poetry, and Mina Stuart. Though she is young and they are from different stations in society, Walter is certain their love is meant to be. For years, he has courted her through love letters. She is the sunshine of his soul.

Though Mina shares Walter’s love of literature and romantic temperament, it’s hard for her to know if she truly loves him or if she has only been dazzled by his flattery. When she meets the handsome and charming William Forbes, her heart is challenged. Who will she choose?

But as every poet knows, “the course of true love never did run smooth,” and on a windy morning in the lake country, Walter meets Charlotte.

At twenty-six, Charlotte Carpenter believes she will never find love. After all, she is a Catholic-born Frenchwoman living in London with a family history shadowed by scandal. Though quiet, practical, and determined to live a life of independence, her heart longs for someone to love her and a place to call home.

Passion and promises collide as Walter, Mina, and Charlotte must each decide the course for their futures. What are they each willing to risk to find love and be loved in return?

Come join the fun with The Lady of the Lakes Facebook party TODAY!!!


Learn fun behind-the-scenes facts about the book, chat with fabulous historical romance authors, hear what's coming up next in the Proper Romance Line, and win prizes throughout the party!

Timeline:
12:30- The Party Begins!
12:35- Q&A with author Julie Daines
1:05- Q&A with author Donna Hatch
1:35- Q&A with author Josi S. Kilpack
2:05- Q&A with author/editor Lisa Mangum
2:25- Q&A with Heidi Taylor, manager of the Proper Romance line




My Review:

Kilpack transported me straight to Scotland and then immediately immersed me in the history and culture of the land. This historically based novel was interesting and informative along with the romance story of Sir Walter Scott. I enjoyed that Kilpack changed the perspective from each main character. It allowed me to understand what each person was feeling and thinking instead of inferring it from another character's POV. I felt like I really got to know Walter and how he felt and thought. This is a very different genre for Kilpack to write and I felt like she did a wonderful job with a newer genre. From the beginning to the end Kilpack will have you rooting for Walter! Discover the true love story of Sir Walter Scott for yourself in this wonderful novel based on his own love story!


Happy Reading!!!


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Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Rise of Miss Nottey by Rachael Anderson, Book Blast

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  The Rise of Miss Notley by Rachael Anderson

  To escape an undesirable match, Miss Notley must give up her riches for rags. When Miss Coralynn Notley’s father barters her off to the first titled gentleman to come along, she realizes she must flee her home or be forced to wed a despicable man. Driven by desperation, she applies for the position of housekeeper at Tanglewood Manor, the home of the handsome Mr. Jonathan Ludlow. The moment Jonathan sees Miss Notley, he is intrigued. She is far too young and inexperienced for the position, yet there is something about her that that inspires a certain hope within him. Does he dare offer her the position of housekeeper or will doing so result in catastrophe? The Rise of Miss Notley is the delightful tale of a mysterious gentleman and a determined young woman, caught together in a web so tangled it begs the question: Will they ever get out?

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Author Rachael Anderson

A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.
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