Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A Proper Scandal by Esther Hatch, Blog Tour & Giveaway!




Book Summary:

Grace Sinclair has been callously cast out of her home. And though taken in as an orphaned child by the vicar and his wife, her unsurpassed beauty makes it impossible for her to remain in the vicar’s household—with two daughters of their own about to enter Society, the vicar and his wife see Grace as nothing but competition. Thankfully, Grace’s estranged Aunt Bell has agreed to take her in to her home in London. But Grace soon learns her situation has just gotten much worse.

It takes only a moment’s acquaintance for Grace to ascertain that her aunt has married a detestable rake. And Aunt Bell, recognizing the danger of having her lovely niece too near her husband, gives Grace an ultimatum: the young woman has two weeks to find a man to marry, after which she will be turned out. With no experience in the art of attracting a husband, Grace quickly realizes that a worthy suitor might not be so easy to ensnare.



My Review:

I love, love, love, LOVED this book so much!!! Grace is one of my top ten favorite characters of all time! She is unapologetically herself; she is determined, kind, truthful, and courageous. She is funny and more beautiful than she realizes. When faced with one difficult situation after another, she doesn't give up, but seeks solutions. She was a rockstar! When faced with an evil uncle with bad intentions, she is faced with having to ensnare a husband. But apparently it is much more difficult than she had anticipated. This book is full of unexpected moments and I loved every single one of them! I highly recommend A Proper Scandal to any fan of regency or romance novels!


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Friday, May 17, 2019

Finding Anne de Bourgh by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!




Book Summary:

As heiress of Rosings Park, Anne de Bourgh’s health is of utmost importance to her mother, Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Thus, following the shock of a recent fire at Rosings Park, the young woman is spirited away to Brighton to take the cure. While her domineering mother is bent on healing her daughter’s sickly constitution to secure her a suitable match, Anne herself is far more concerned with sketching the flora and fauna of the lovely sea town. It is in pursuit of artistic inspiration among the flowers that Anne becomes acquainted with Mr. Owen Talbot, a charming man with whom Anne feels an immediate connection, notwithstanding their differing stations.

But despite their growing esteem for one another, the couple faces an insurmountable problem: Lady Catherine has set her sights on a rich, well-connected man for her daughter, and Mr. Talbot is simply too common. With their love in jeopardy, the couple soon faces far graver problems. There has been a murder in Brighton, and Anne is innocently drawn into an amateur investigation that ultimately traces its roots to her own family. With a frightening foreshadowing regarding the de Bourghs, Anne begins to question whom she can truly trust.
 


My Review:

This is so much more than just a regency romance novel. This story is really about Anne herself, and how she learns to express her own opinions and to become comfortable being who she truly is; instead of just following everything her mother expects her to do. I found myself rooting for Anne. Rooting for her to speak her opinions and wishes and to not just blindly follow everything her mother asked of her. Anne finds herself thrown into a murder mystery and along the way she begins to fall for Mr. Talbot. Her mother doesn't approve, but Anne's heart says otherwise. Can Anne truly find herself and true love, all while solving a murder? This book is one regency romance you do not want to pass by!

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Charlotte's Promise by Jennifer Moore. Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!





Book Summary:

One year ago Charlotte Bower's life was ripped apart when Creek Indians attacked, killed her parents, and separated her from her young brother—now, she will stop at nothing to find him. After a year of captivity, she has finally made her escape. Her search will begin in New Orleans, where captives were taken after the raid. But how to reach a city hundreds of miles away? As she watches men boarding a waiting ship, Charlotte formulates a bold plan: if it's men they need for the ship's crew, it's a man they'll get. Taking on her childhood nickname, Charlie, it is all too easy to gain passage on the New Orleans-bound vessel. Easy, that is, until Charlie is caught . . .
From the moment he sets eyes on the new deckhand, Captain Alden Thatcher knows one thing for certain: Charlie Bower is no man. But for reasons of his own, he keeps her secret. As their journey progresses, however, the voyage is increasingly ill-fated. With danger ever present, Charlie and the captain find themselves relying on one another in ways they'd never imagined. As they draw closer to her goal, Charlotte is faced with the most perilous adventure of all—an adventure that may risk her heart.


My Review:

This book was fantastic and I could not stop reading it! Seriously, I disregarded the fact that I had to get up and go to work the next day...this book is that good! Charlotte is strong and courageous, putting on the disguise of young boy in order to get passage on a ship and work her way to her destination. After going through who knows what horrors as a captive, she breaks free and is determined to find her brother. What she didn't expect to find along the way was love. This is not a traditional love story at all and I was swept away by the courage of Charlotte and her steadiness despite her challenges. Captain Thatcher drove me seriously nuts, I didn't know if he would ever realize what was right in front of him. This novel is full of danger, friendship, and love. You will enjoy every minute of this swashbuckling adventure!


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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Daisies and Devotion by Josi S. Kilpack, Blog Tour




Book Summary:

Timothy Mayfield is ready to marry for love, but, since his personal finances are thinner than he’d like, he knows he’ll also need to find a wife with wealth. After receiving an unexpected inheritance, Timothy’s circumstances change, and he is free to pursue his “perfect woman”—one with blonde hair, blue eyes, a light laugh, arched eyebrows, elegant fingers, and a dazzling smile, among nearly twenty other characteristics. 

Maryann Morrington doesn’t match anything on Timothy’s list—except for wealth. An heiress in her own right, she is tired of men pursuing her only for her money. But at nearly twenty-two years old, and not a particularly stunning beauty, she can’t be as picky as her friend Timothy is.

The two friends end up playing matchmaker for each other. Timothy will find a decent gentleman for Maryann, and Maryann will prove to Timothy that his “perfect woman” doesn’t exist.

Until Miss Shaw comes to London.

Now, with Timothy’s heart captivated by the blonde, blue-eyed beauty, Maryann must decide if she should risk her heart and reveal her true feelings for her friend, or if she should settle for someone else. It’s an up-and-down game of “he loves me, he loves me not” with both hearts and friendship on the line.


My Review:

I love this next installment in the Mayfield family series! You can definitely read this as a standalone, but why would you not want to read to read Promises and Primroses? Because it is pretty amazing as well! Anyway, on to Daisies and Devotion! I really like that you get to see Timothy's perspective and Maryann's. It is always nice as a reader to be able to see into both of the main characters' minds. It rounds out the story and makes you understand each character as if you actually know them. This story pulled me right in and it held me there, I was literally a captive! It held me there wondering if these two would ever figure out what they really felt or if they would continue to try to set the other one up! Seriously guys, can you not see what is going on? Sometimes the characters become so real that you find yourself talking to them while you read. Side note: they don't listen, nor do they follow your advice. If you love regency novels, this is a definite must read!


Happy Reading!!!

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Undercover Honeymoon by Kari Iroz, LDS Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!



Book Summary:

Wedding bells are finally ringing for Jacklyn “Jack” Wyatt and her FBI-agent fiancĂ©, Damon Wade. After their adventurous beginning, the happy couple finds the relative calm leading up to their big day a huge relief. Unfortunately, it seems the peace and quiet were too good to last. As they embark on their honeymoon, a weeklong cruise, Jack can’t shake the feeling that something is off with her new husband. When she stumbles upon a secret plot—one in which her husband is a key player—she realizes this getaway will be anything but smooth sailing. When she delves into the shady happenings aboard the ship, Jack realizes Damon’s involvement is just the tip of the iceberg—she has become an unwitting player in a deadly conspiracy, and in such close quarters, there is no escape. Now, Jack has no choice but to work with her new husband to unravel the truth before their happily ever after—and their lives—are ended all too soon.


My Review:

I loved this book so very much! I love Jack. She is so real, so very authentic, and I think most women can relate to her is some form or fashion. I love how she views life, how she doesn't realize how beautiful she is and  it is endearing how she overthinks things; as women, we tend to over think everything. So I felt like I knew and understood Jack. This is not the first novel I have read with her in it, but you can totally read this one as a standalone if you want. There is no need to read the prior books, but trust me when I say you will love them too. Undercover Honeymoon had twists, turns, and surprises around every single corner. I love the mix of romance and danger and the story is so good, I couldn't make myself stop reading. I mean, I needed to so I could get enough sleep since I had to work the next morning, but hey, 12;30 am is totally worth it for a novel that pulls you in so deeply you cannot find your way out! Undercover Honeymoon is a must read for any adventure-seeking, romance-loving, laugh-out-loud funny and on the edge of your seat suspense- seeking reader! This book rocks, so hurry and pick up your own copy! (This book is LDS based and has references to the LDS faith and culture)

Happy Reading!!!


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