Friday, August 11, 2017

Book Tour: COURTING THE COUNTRY MISS by Donna Hatch






Cynical and broken-hearted, Leticia banishes dreams of marriage. When her childhood friend, Tristan, wagers he can find her the perfect husband, she hopes the challenge will coax him to forgo his devil-may-care lifestyle. Meanwhile, Leticia throws herself into forming her charity school but meets opposition—even from the people she’s helping.


Guilt-ridden that his past mistakes robbed Leticia of true love, Tristan vows to set it right, but match-making has its pitfalls for a repentant scoundrel. When he finds two ‘perfect’ gentlemen to court her, he discovers his own deep feelings for the lady.



Though Tristan seems to reform, Leticia doesn’t dare risk heartbreak with a notorious rake. When opposition for the school takes a deadly turn, can Tristan protect her from a madman bent on destroying their dreams and their lives?



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Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.


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This was a delightful story. Still feeling the effects of losing the man she loved almost all her life, Richard, to Elizabeth who later became a good friend and partner in organizing a school for orphan girls, Leticia determines to remain a spinster. Richard’s brother, Tristan, who has lived a life typical of many of the well-to-do in the hedonistic Regency era, wagers he will find her a husband that meets her high standards before Christmas. She agrees to his efforts, mainly to encourage him to seek the company of a more responsible circle of associates.
         The author does a great job of making the characters believable as they make their choices, face their challenges, and suffer the consequences of poor decisions. As Tristan seeks the perfect husband for Leticia, he is prompted to make change in himself. Soon there is a love triangle going as men court Leticia,  and decisions are made regarding what really matters. The school Leticia and Elizabeth formed is threatened by those who resist change and do not favor allowing the poor to become educated so they may improve their chances of better supporting themselves. In some respects, this is a story of gaining self-awareness and redemption. There is enough action and suspense to keep the story interesting to the end.
         The romance elements are sweet and the book has a satisfying ending. I can recommend it to those who love to read historical romance.



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Monday, July 31, 2017

Tomorrow is Release Day for BARGAIN BESSIE by Zina Abbott






















Tomorrow is release day for Bargain Bessie, my third book in the Sweethearts of Jubilee Springs series. Through the evening of August 1st you may purchase Bargain Bessie at its preorder sales price of 99 cents. After that, it will move to its regular price of $1.99.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Boys of Summer Promo & Giveaway

Welcome to the BOYS OF SUMMER promotion.

Here is opportunity to win a digital copy of one my books, Aaron's Annulment Bride, plus nineteen other e-books from these great authors:

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Book Tour: NOT MY IDEA by Bethany Swafford


"Lucas, you must return home."

Twenty two year old Lucas Bywood abandons his Grand Tour in response to those words from his father. Everything is not well at home and he finds himself in a bit of a fix. A little warning that his father had made tentative arrangements for his marriage would have been nice but Luke really wishes it had been anyone other than the young lady chosen. After all, Phoebe Ramsey had always been an annoyance and any time they had spent together had resulted in physical injuries for one of them. 

Just when Luke thinks he's escaped that particular future, he finds himself courting a young woman he doesn’t want, a furious best friend who wants a duel to satisfy honor, and the responsibility of finding who and why someone had caused an accident for his mother. 





I loved poor Lucas. This book was written in first person. This second son was ordered home, and once he arrived it seemed like everyone was against him. No matter what he did, it was never right in the eyes of most of his family. Notice I said most. There was some family dynamics that got me to wondering if there was a conspiracy not only against Lucas, or Luke, but also against his strongest ally, his mother. There was his fiance he abhorred, his friend that left me wondering about him and his sister-in-law I would have loved to strangle--right along with her husband, Luke's brother. 

The characters were well-written, and I felt as if I was Lucas. I empathized with him from beginning to end. The story moved at a fast pace with Lucas being hit with something new to deal with every time he turned around. There was a sweet romantic interest that was not really resolved, which left me wondering if there is a sequel in the works, another romance that was (thankfully!), but the story was almost more of a who-done-it than a suspenseful romance.

This was an enjoyable book to read, one I didn’t want to put down until I reached the end. I recommend it to anyone who loves a good regency story, especially one that is full of action and character-driven.



For as long as she can remember, Bethany Swafford has loved reading books. That love of words extended to writing as she grew older and when it became more difficult to find a ‘clean’ book, she determined to write her own. Among her favorite authors is Jane Austen, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Georgette Heyer.

When she doesn’t have pen to paper (or fingertips to laptop keyboard), she can generally be found with a book in hand. In her spare time, Bethany reviews books for a book site called More Than A Review.


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Friday, July 7, 2017

Cover Reveal: BARGAIN BESSIE


Here is the newest cover for my third book and Book 8 in the Sweethearts of Jubilee Springs series:

Bargain Bessie
 

 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Indies for Independence Day

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