Friday, June 21, 2019

Freebie Friday!



If you love biblical fiction, then you've got to pick this freebie up today!

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Here's the back copy:

The first love story on earth.

In a world where everything is perfect, yet the same day after day, Eve must decide if she wants to live forever in the garden with Adam and never know what lies beyond the walls. When she makes a choice with terrible consequences, the pain of mortality is swift. As she and Adam explore their new world, and her body changes, Eve discovers the sweetness of first love with the man who has always been at her side.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Freebie for Mystery Fans!


If you love a cute mystery, Rachelle Christensen's book, Diamond Rings are Deadly Things is free today! I really enjoyed this one---a fun summer read.

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Here's the back copy:

Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she's especially good at pleasing bridezillas. But when her biggest client and best friend is murdered just three days before the wedding, Adri's world falls apart. She moves to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to Adri's impeccable taste and unique style, she lands two celebrity clients, and her business seems headed for success—until someone vandalizes the specialty wedding dresses she imported from overseas. Adri must race to uncover the secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before she becomes the next victim.

With a delightful blend of mystery, toe-curling kisses, humor, and spine-tingling thrills, Diamond Rings are Deadly Things will keep you turning pages long into the night.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Book Review: Wrong Place Wrong Time


I was intrigued by the back copy of this new suspense novel, Wrong Place Wrong Time, by E. James Harrison. It hinted at an edge-of-your-seat read and definitely delivered.

Scott Vaughn has made a living smuggling illegal things. He's good at what he does and commands the fees to prove it. But when he takes a job that requires him to deliver a package to Idaho within a week, everything changes. First, he ends up having witnesses to something he wants to keep hidden, so he has the complication of making sure they won't talk. And he still has the package to worry about. Greg and Marena Walker just want to have a vacation, a time to recharge, but that entire plan goes out the window when they witness a murder. They're on the run for their lives and one mistake could end everything for them.

I thought the book had a realistic plot and some great tension throughout. It was different in the fact that there isn't a main character per se, just threads of stories that are woven together to an exciting conclusion. It threw me off a little bit having so many characters and stories to keep straight because it slowed down the pacing, but they all converge and the suspense pulled me in. The author has also created three-dimensional villains who are willing to pay for their crimes to remain hidden. So realistic! Overall, this action-packed book will stay in the back of your mind and make you second-guess traveling internationally! Definitely a good weekend read.

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Here's the back copy:

The first idyllic hours of Greg and Marena Walker's Caribbean vacation are filled with turquoise water, sand as soft and white as powdered sugar, and gentle ocean breezes. But all too soon, the Walkers find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now they are running for their lives . ..

Scott Vaughn has made a lucrative career of secretly transporting illegal materials. Pay him enough, and he'll move whatever you want from anywhere to anywhere. And though he has never met the Walkers, he needs them dead. His future depends on making certain they don't have one.
Wayne Hovey desperately wants Scott Vaughn—alive is best; dead is acceptable. And luck has handed him the perfect bait: Greg and Marena Walker.
In a heart-pounding game of cat and mouse, each player is driven to succeed, never realizing they are all pawns in something much larger—and more dangerous—than any of them knows.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Former CIA Chief of Disguise and Alias


I was doing some research today and came across this Youtube video of a former CIA Chief of Disguise breaking down spy scenes from TV and film. A scene from my favorite show Alias gets her review starting at 1:46 and she says they could have used it as a TRAINING FILM! Isn't that amazing! Loved Alias and Jennifer Garner.

Did you ever watch that show?

Monday, June 17, 2019

Missing H50--Should I Do a Fanfic?

I'm actually sort of missing Hawaii Five-0 these days and I've been thinking about an alternate season ending. I even wrote out a few scenes just to get it out of my head. I'm nervous to post any of it, though, and even if I did, well, the material still needs a polish. But I have some questions for you:

How into fanfiction are you? Do you like alternate realities or scenes that go along with the canon of the show?

What shows are you missing most this summer?

Friday, June 14, 2019

Book Bargain for Regency Romance Fans!


Sarah Eden is one of my very favorite authors and I loved her book, Kiss of a Stranger. The Kindle copy is on sale today for only $1.99 and it is worth every penny.

Here's the back copy:

When Crispin, Lord Cavratt, thoroughly and scandalously kisses a serving woman in the garden of a country inn, he assumes the encounter will be of no consequence. But he couldn’t be more mistaken— the maid is not only a lady of birth, she’s the niece of a very large, exceptionally angry gentleman, who claims Crispin has compromised his niece beyond redemption. The dismayed young lord has no choice but to marry Miss Catherine Thorndale, who lacks both money and refinement and assumes all men are as vicious as her guardian uncle. Trapped between an unwanted marriage and a hasty annulment, which would leave his reputation tainted and Catherine’s utterly ruined, Crispin begins guiding his wife’s transformation from a socially petrified country girl to a lady of society. Their unfolding relationship reveals encouraging surprises for both of them, and privately, each of them wonders if theirs may become a true marriage of the heart. But their hopes are dashed when forces conspire to split asunder what fate has granted, and as a battle of wits escalates into a life-threatening confrontation, will it be possible for Crispin and Catherine to live happily ever after?

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Book Review Love in Disguise


Anneke Walker's debut novel, Love in Disguise, had such an intriguing back copy, I was excited to read it. Who wouldn't love an enemies-to-love romance?

We are introduced to Marion Watt as she is about to play the piano in public for the first time. But the experience is ruined when Lord William Everton leaves in the middle of her piece and all of the ton comments on it, taking it as a slight to her playing. She vows never to play in public again. Marion does befriend Lord Everton's sister, Clara, however, which gives her a friend that she will need later on. A year later, Marion comes across Lord Everton at another ball and he insults her in public again. She can't stand his dandified ways and his arrogance and tries to avoid him. But when Lord Everton suddenly decides to court her, can she see the good in him and let him into her heart?

I really enjoyed the first few chapters setting up our hero and heroine for a journey to love with a lot of twists and turns. The dialogue was witty and the premise was so fun. I was hopeful that we would get to see Marion really coming out of her shell and showing her sassiness to Lord Everton when he tried to court her. I admit, I was a little disappointed that instead, she easily falls in love with someone she previously could barely stand. Such a missed opportunity to really delve into these characters and show how they gradually become friends, then more. There are also several time jumps that brush over parts of the romance that I wish had been shown. But beyond that, we do move from the London social scene to the viscount's country home and the author does a wonderful job of describing all the details of the estate and tenants. The author also touches on the fact that William had faced a lot of experiences in his life that are difficult and emotional involving slaves and people who have been mistreated, and I wished we had seen more of what compelled him to seek that out. A few more thorns are added to the story when William's past shows up with a jealous ex-girlfriend and he's also dealing with a forger on top of everything else. With all of this on his plate, that might explain why he hid his emotions and was fairly unkind to Marion. He does finally make up for his boorish behavior and readers will definitely root for them to have their happily ever after. Marion has a nice growth arc throughout the book and I was glad to see her get the happiness she deserved. Though there were a few bumps, I think the author has a solid knowledge of the time period and this is a fine debut novel. I will definitely watch for more from Ms. Walker!

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Here's the back copy:

Marion Watt is set to embark on her first London Season, and her parents have spared no expense to help her secure a suitable husband. Unlike most of the social-climbing young women in her position, Marion has no desire to marry hastily or for anything less than love. But when she learns of her mother’s declining health, she knows she must keep an open mind and allow herself to be courted. What she does not anticipate, however, is that the attentions of the insufferable Lord William Everton will be placed squarely on her. He might be the most sought-after bachelor of the Season, but she sees in him nothing but a frivolous cad.

Until William inherits his father’s title and seat in parliament, he must rely on his own devices to change the world. Dressing like a ridiculous dandy serves its purposes, but he is certain his newest disguise will help him find a wife to please his parents and further his own agenda. From among the glittering group of debutantes, William finds only one woman who passes his test. Unfortunately, the perfect choice is the only woman in all of London who despises him.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Working Hard or Hardly Working?


Summer is such a tricky time for a writer mom. There's children at home that need a bit of structure so I don't hear, "Mom I'm bored," every thirty seconds. Then there's swim lessons and play dates, picnics and playground trips to make some fun summer memories. But in between, I need to get some work done.

Today we are at the pool and I brought my work along with me. I actually like writing long-hand and my creative juices really flow when I'm near water, so it's a win for everyone! (And this manuscript is really going a lot better than I expected.)

How do you balance kids in the summer with something you really need to get done?

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday Freebie for Romance Fans!


I really enjoyed this romance, King of the Friend Zone, and it's free today!

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Here's the back copy:

Esme Taylor has an amazing fiancĂ©, a lifelong best friend, and a problem. The problem stems from the fact that her best friend is named Hunter and, well. . .he’s kind of (totally) hot. It’s hate at first sight when her fiancĂ©, Jon, and Hunter meet. Jon’s convinced that Hunter is in love with Esme, and that Hunter must be out of the picture if their upcoming marriage is to succeed.

Esme thinks Jon is paranoid.

The truth is, Jon’s not that far off. Hunter is in love with his best friend and always has been. What Jon has wrong, however, is that Hunter never had any plans of ruining Esme’s happily ever after. Hunter wants what’s best for Esme, even if that’s not him.

When Jon pushes hard to end Esme and Hunter’s friendship, opposition comes from the most unlikely of places. It’s an eccentric lady with a cookie cart who suggests a different solution to Esme’s problem: Hunter and Esme should give each other a chance.

They’ve both thought of the possibility over the years—of course they have. But with a ring already on Esme’s finger and a heap of hurt feelings and broken trust in the mix, there hasn’t been a worse time to explore the depths of their feelings for each other.

Both Esme and Hunter think it’s time to move on and leave childhood crushes in the past. The question is: Can one woman and the taste of one cookie change their minds?

Thursday, June 6, 2019

D-Day---May We Never Forget


Thinking about our military heroes today on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. 

General Dwight Eisenhower's order to paratroopers right before they boarded the planes was, "Full Victory - Nothing Else." And with those words ringing in their ears, they commenced the assault, by land and by air, which would mark the beginning of the end of World War II.

The bravery shown on June 6, 1944, changed history. May we never forget the cost of freedom.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Book Review and Giveaway: The Heart of a Vicar


Sarah Eden is one of my very favorite authors and I have been anxiously awaiting her new novel, The Heart of a Vicar. It is Harry's story in the Jonquil saga and as an added perk, we get to see all of our favorite Jonquil brothers in this novel!

Harry has always thought he'd be a vicar and his family even nicknamed him Holy Harry at a young age. But the calling isn't all he expected and he worries constantly that he is falling short. When the only woman he's ever loved, Sarah Sarvol, returns to the neighborhood, Harry is reminded even more forcefully of what he had once imagined his life to be and how different it has turned out. He goes on a journey of self-discovery and with it comes the renewed hope of love. Can he find himself in time to win Sarah's heart once more?

This was a contemplative book about expectations and realities. Harry has been expected to be a vicar, but the reality is that he might not be suited to the position. Sarah expected to find love, but the reality is her heart was broken and she's not sure it ever mended. I really liked Sarah's feisty personality and ached with her at all she goes through both in her family and with Harry. She is so well-drawn with just enough vulnerability mixed in with her confidence to make her relatable. Harry was a little harder for me. He is so completely unsure and insecure, at times I felt uncomfortable with how weak he seemed. I've thought a lot about why that was, since I am more of an introvert and insecure in some situations. Perhaps I was relating to him on a subconscious level and that's what made me uncomfortable? I don't know. Regardless, he does have a believable growth arc and I was rooting for him and Sarah to find happiness in the end. I think one of the best parts of the book was the secondary stories of Philip and Sorrel as well as Layton and Caroline and how seamlessly the author blends the family sorrows and joys all together into a beautiful, realistic tale. As always, this one will go on my rainy day shelf as part of our beloved Jonquil family.

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Here's the back copy:

Young love is all too fleeting, as Harold Jonquil painfully discovered years ago when Sarah Sarvol, the niece of a neighboring landowner, captured his heart. After an idyllic few weeks in the throes of blossoming love, reality intervened. They could have no future. Following their disastrous parting, Harold attempted to push aside thoughts of love and regret, but Sarah has never left his heart. Now, years later, he has achieved his lifelong aspiration of becoming the local vicar. However, the role proves more difficult than he imagined. He feels hollow and uninspired—until the most important person in his past returns, challenging him as no one ever has.

When Sarah’s ailing uncle summons her back to the family estate in England, there is only one person from her past she is reluctant to see again: Harold Jonquil, the only man who has ever claimed her heart. But when she comes face-to-face with her former beau, she hardly recognizes the aloof and dull man before her. She is determined to help Harold rediscover the passion he once felt toward his chosen profession. Soon, despite their exasperation with each other, they cannot deny the stirring of feelings long buried—but is it too late for second chances?

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Figuring Out Summer Break---How Do You Do It?


With summer break here, I'm trying to figure out a good summer routine for the kids so they're not on screens every day. We have our library days and swim days penciled in, but for when we're just chilling at home, I'd love for them to have more screen-free time. I saw this pic on Facebook and liked it. I might use some of their suggestions. What do you think? What are your summer break routines for your kids?

Monday, June 3, 2019

Movie Review: The Trial of Porter Rockwell (and a Giveaway!)


I have long been fascinated with the life of Porter Rockwell. There was a restaurant nearby my house that was dedicated to Porter's legacy that I loved to frequent and soak up the ambiance and, of course, I 'd heard all the stories of this enigmatic man. He led such an interesting life! So when I saw that The Trial of Porter Rockwell was coming out, I was excited to see it.

We are introduced to Porter as he is being taken to jail after being caught and charged with the attempted murder of Lilburn Boggs, former governor of Missouri. What follows is Porter's trial and the witnesses who came forward to claim that they knew Porter did it. What the viewer sees, however, is an innocent man fighting for his life and the underlying possibilities of what really happened that night. The movie held just the right amount of tension to keep me glued to the screen and I appreciated the way a court case in the 1800s was portrayed. The actor playing Alexander Doniphan was particularly talented. I do wish the movie would have been longer, but it will definitely whet your appetite to know more about this man and his extraordinary life.

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It was a rainy May evening in 1842 when the quiet of the Boggs family home was shattered by gunfire. Though gravely wounded, Governor Lilburn Boggs—best known for his extermination order against members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—survived the attempt on his life. What followed was a crime investigation that had at its center echoes of the bitter history between the Latter-day Saints and the ruthless politician. The inquest was concentrated on two of the very men in the crosshairs of Boggs’s own deadly objective: Joseph Smith and his loyal friend Porter Rockwell.In The Trial of Porter Rockwell, readers will experience the dramatic hunt for Governor Boggs’s assailant and the uncertain justice faced by the legendary man whose very life depended on proving his innocence.

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Sunday Only Deal for Romance Fans!

 

 FREEBIE for romance fans! I don't usually post on Sundays, but this is a Sunday only deal! Finding Jack by Melanie Jacobson is being offered for free today. I really enjoy her humorous romantic writing style and I'm excited to read this one!

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Here's the back copy:

When smart, practical Emily finds herself in the crosshairs of an Internet prankster, her orderly world goes topsy-turvy. Instead of getting mad at the handsome stranger behind the joke, she finds herself drawn to him. But Jack Dobson, though hilarious and thoughtful, has a lot of secrets. Despite her growing feelings for her new and unexpected long-distance friend, his biggest secret of all might be the one that breaks the spell they've been weaving around each other.


Saturday, June 1, 2019

Historical Romance Deal for Sarah Eden Fans!


Sarah Eden is one of my very favorite authors and her Hope Springs series is so good. I am TeamTavish all the way and Love Remains---Tavish's story--is on sale today for only .99 cents! It's a killer deal and worth every penny! (You can read it standalone, but why would you want to miss any books in this series?)

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Here's the back copy:

For nearly a year, Tavish O’Connor has carried the crushing weight of his family’s future on his shoulders. He has taken on the care of his youngest brother, Finbarr, who lost his eyesight in a terrible accident. But the lad needs more than Tavish can provide. Finbarr needs hope.

Cecily Attwater specializes in hope. As a tutor to the newly blind, she has dedicated her life to helping others overcome the obstacles she herself has conquered. Her new assignment in a remote corner of Wyoming proves trickier than usual: Finbarr refuses to learn. To make matters worse, his family—and the other Irish townspeople—are less than thrilled to discover an Englishwoman in their haven.

Cecily’s only hope lies in securing the cooperation of her pupil’s brother Tavish, who happens to be her harshest critic and quite possibly the most frustrating man she’s ever known.

For Finbarr’s sake, Tavish and Cecily forge an uneasy alliance that, as the weeks pass, tiptoes toward something deeper than either dares admit or face, and toward a future they know to be impossible. There can be no hope of a happy outcome for an Irish man and an English woman amongst a people reeling from violence and centuries of hatred between their two homelands.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Freebie Friday for Romance Fans!


FREEBIE FRIDAY! Yesterday was the last day of school for my little ones and I am SO HAPPY to have the summer stretching before us. I am going to crack open a book this weekend and just RELAX! We made it. Woohoo!

And to start off my summer reads, Joanna Barker's romance, The Beauty and the Baron is FREE today.

If you love fairytale retellings, you can get your free copy here

Here's the back copy:

A penniless maid determined to save her father, a broken baron bent on isolation, and the undeniable draw between them that could lead to happiness—or disaster.

Rose Sinclair has run out of options. With her father in prison and their bookshop sold to pay his debts, she has no choice but to turn to Henry Covington, the Baron Norcliffe. But the baron has more than earned his harsh reputation, and Rose must face his wrath in order to save her father—and herself.

Since the deaths of his parents, Henry Covington has isolated himself from society, ensuring the solitude of his estate with his deliberate callousness. However, when the beautiful Miss Sinclair appears on his doorstep, begging for a chance to repay her father's debt to him, a moment of weakness finds him offering her a position—as a maid in his own house.

They both soon learn that first impressions are not to be believed. Henry is surprised—and intrigued—by Rose's optimistic charm, while Rose slowly uncovers Henry's true self, his compassion concealed behind the pain of loss and betrayal. But when a shadow from Henry's past returns, their newfound hope is tested. They must decide for themselves who to trust and what they will risk for their happily ever after.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

YOU Matter!


I came across this quote on the internet today and it really struck me. How many times have we wondered if anyone would miss us if we didn't show up for school/church/mothers' group or whatever the activity is? How many times have you ever felt lonely and unloved?

If that is you, whether it's just today or an ongoing feeling, I want you to know that you matter.

YOU matter.

For all the little kindnesses you leave behind and don't think twice about, it matters to someone. You just never know when even just opening a door for someone or sending a quick message of encouragement will be the only good thing that happened to that person that day, and they will remember it. The tiniest actions can make a difference. I can't even tell you what it means to me to get a little message of encouragement from people who have enjoyed my books. It makes me feel like all the time and effort I put into my stories are worth it. When I'm at the grocery store with one item and the person in front of me with a full cart lets me go ahead of them or I get told someone likes my outfit, well, the whole day is brighter for me! Or even as a mother, when one of my kids will give me a random hug, my spirits are lifted because of that brief connection---whether it's with strangers or family. Those little moments are my bursts of happiness in a busy world and I remember them and the people who made them happen.

Don't underestimate your worth. Or what you mean to the people around you.

And give yourself a hug today. From me.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

In the Non-Fiction Corner---Living the Parables (And a Giveaway!)

In the Non-Fiction Corner With Lauren

And Hank Smith does it again! What a marvelous book. Christ is the master teacher and I loved learning more about his parables through this book. In the beginning, Smith answers questions like where the Bible came from, what a parable actually is, and why the Savior would choose to teach with them. My favorite part, however, is when Smith goes through each of the authors of the four gospels and talks about how they know the Savior, what audience they were writing to, and their approach in telling stories about the Savior's life. Each share parables, some more than others, and we can see a different view of Him in each book, just like viewing a play from a different angle in four different showings. The background to the parables is almost as valuable as the parables themselves!

The rest of the book, Hank Smith goes through about twenty-four parables and gives his insights in each of them. He talks about things I would have never realized before and does a great job. He even uses quotes from apostles and prophets who have spoken on these parables. Now, I don’t know about you, but here is a comprehensive list on people who I would love to learn about the parables from:

1. Prophets and Apostles

2. Hank Smith

You’re in luck, this book has both! My favorite was the Prodigal Son. He looks at each part of the story in detail and gives ideas or interpretations that are not obvious to regular people like me, even though we have read the story a thousand times. Hank Smith has something valuable to offer in each parable in this book, and it is a valuable resource to anyone studying the New Testament or who wants to know the Savior better.

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Here's the back copy:

As the world’s greatest teacher, Jesus Christ used His skills as a storyteller to teach and inspire His followers. The parables of Christ contain a wealth of guidance, but the deeper meaning of His words can sometimes be difficult to decipher. Now, best-selling authors Hank Smith and Kathryn Jenkins—known and loved for their ability to approach gospel topics in a clear, light, and understandable way—take a careful look at the finer points of the Savior’s stories. They uncover the profound spiritual lessons hidden within and illustrate practical and accessible application for our day. In Living the Parables: Applying Christ’s Teachings to Our Lives, readers are presented with commentary from generations of Church leaders and religious scholars, as well as modern-day interpretations of the underlying significance of each account. This volume will inspire followers of Christ to draw on the power of His Atonement by embracing a deeper understanding of His parables.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

A Fun Book To Start Off Summer---and a Giveaway!


Drawing Your Way Through the Book of Mormon is the cutest book! My family has loved attempting to draw our way through the book. It has little tutorials on how to draw people, hands, faces, etc., and then you are prompted with all sorts of fun prompts on a Book of Mormon story and what to draw from it. It is so fun! There are even spots to make your own comic strip. We loved it, from adult to our smallest child. Also a different way to start a conversation about scriptures! I highly recommend this one.

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Here's the back copy:

Everyone can be an illustrator with well-known artist Annie Poon in Draw Your Way through the Book of Mormon, an innovative art adventure for people of all ages who want to delve into the Book of Mormon as they never have before. Featuring engaging illustrations, ideas, and step-by-step instructions, this doodle book invites budding artists to bring scriptural scenes to life—with no limit on what can be imagined!

What do you think the Liahona looked like? Draw it!

Draw yourself sneaking past the sleeping Lamanite guards.

Captain Moroni carried the title of liberty into battle—draw what you would fight for.

Packed with dozens of creative prompts, this delightful activity book will provide hours of entertainment and thought, offering students of the gospel an opportunity to express their personal impressions of the Book of Mormon through art.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day


Wishing you all a peaceful Memorial Day remembering those who have gone before.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Memorial Day Sale for Military Romance Fans!


I love writing stories that honor the sacrifices of our military men & women. This Memorial Day weekend, two of them are on sale for only .99 cents! Perfect holiday weekend reading for military romance fans.

You can get All Fall Down here

You can get The Capture here

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Giveaway Time for Romance Fans!


Giveaway time! I have a SIGNED copy of Jennifer Peel's romance, My Not-So-Wicked Stepbrother that I would love to give to you! (I really enjoyed this one!) To enter, just tell me in the comments if you have any fun summer plans you're looking forward to and I'll randomly draw a winner tomorrow morning! (U.S. addresses only)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Blog Tour & Giveaway for Regency Fans!

 

I was really excited to see another regency romance by Esther Hatch. I like her style of writing and her characters are memorable.

In A Proper Scandal, Miss Grace Sinclair has lost her parents, but the local vicar and his wife have taken her in. Unfortunately, Grace's beauty is overshadowing the vicar's daughters and their come-outs, so Grace is shipped off to her aunt in London who has recently remarried. Even worse, when Grace arrives, she's told she needs to marry immediately, mostly because her new step-uncle is a lecher and has his eye on Grace. Grace is between a rock and a hard place, but might have found a knight in shining armor in Mr. Nate Barton. But can she be honest with Mr. Barton about why she needs to marry in haste? Or will he deem her just another pretty woman trying to entrap him?

I really enjoyed all the twists and turns this story took. Grace should have an easy time finding a husband with a good dowry and a beautiful face, but instead, both of those things make her chances of finding a love match extremely difficult. Grace is put in an impossible situation that quickly goes from bad to worse with both laugh out loud and cringe-worthy moments. Our hero, Nate, is sweet, protective, unsure and stubborn. He makes some pretty big assumptions about Grace that lead to some awkward and funny situations, but he's fighting some demons from the past and readers will sympathize with him. The push/pull between Nate and Grace is great and it is easy to root for them to find true love. To top it all off, there was one last twist at the end that will keep the reader guessing as to how it will all turn out. Another great read by Ms. Hatch!

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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.