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Dear Jane by Allie Cresswell Blog Tour with Review

5 May

Dear Jane

Dear Jane

by Allie Cresswell

Synopsis:

The final instalment of the Highbury trilogy, Dear Jane recounts events hinted at but never actually described in Jane Austen’s Emma; the formative childhood years of Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill, their meeting in Weymouth and the agony of their secret engagement.


Orphaned Jane seems likely to be brought up in parochial Highbury until adoption by her papa’s old friend Colonel Campbell opens to her all the excitement and opportunities of London. Frank Weston is also transplanted from Highbury, adopted as heir to the wealthy Churchills and taken to their drear and inhospitable Yorkshire estate. Readers of Emma will be familiar with the conclusion of Jane and Frank’s story, but Dear Jane pulls back the veil which Jane Austen drew over its remainder.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Dear Jane is the final book in the Highbury trilogy, and it might just be my favorite!

This is Jane Fairfax’s and Frank Churchill’s journey to their HEA and what a journey it is!!!! Both Jane and Frank are being raised by people who aren’t their parents. I loved that Cresswell began their stories when they were just children. I felt like I really got to know them before they met each other. It was a romance but also somewhat of a family saga which really drew me into their story.

I love the way Cresswell writes…yes, this is based on Emma, but as always, she makes it her very own. In other words, she doesn’t take away from Jane Austen, but she weaves her own magic!

If you are a fan of Jane Austen, you really need to give this series a try! I don’t think you will be disappointed. If you are like me, you will find yourself right there with all the characters yourself!!!




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Author Bio –

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Allie Cresswell was born in Stockport, UK and began writing fiction as soon as she could hold a pencil.

She did a BA in English Literature at Birmingham University and an MA at Queen Mary College, London.

She has been a print-buyer, a pub landlady, a book-keeper, run a B & B and a group of boutique holiday cottages. Nowadays Allie writes full time having retired from teaching literature to lifelong learners.

She has two grown-up children, two granddaughters, two grandsons and two cockapoos but just one husband – Tim. They live in Cumbria, NW England.

Dear Jane is her ninth novel.

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The Cornish Lady by Nicola Pryce Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (Win a signed copy of The Cornish Lady, a box of Cornish Fudge and some bookmarks (Open Internationally)

19 Mar

 

The Cornish Lady

The Cornish Lady

by Nicola Pryce

Synopsis

Cornwall:1796

Educated, beautiful and the daughter of a prosperous merchant, Angelica Lilly has been invited to spend the summer in high society. Her father’s wealth is opening doors, and attracting marriage proposals, but Angelica still feels like an imposter among the aristocrats of Cornwall.

When her brother returns home, ill and under the influence of a dangerous man, Angelica’s loyalties are tested to the limit. Her one hope lies with coachman Henry Trevelyan, a softly spoken, educated man with kind eyes. But when Henry seemingly betrays Angelica, she has no one to turn to. Who is Henry, and what does he want? And can Angelica save her brother from a terrible plot that threatens to ruin her entire family?




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

The Cornish Lady was an enjoyable historical fiction/romance with hints of mystery and intrigue!

Angelica is preparing to spend her summer in high society and a possible marriage to a lord, but sometimes she doesn’t feel like she really fits in. She is independent and educated. Needless to say, she is a woman way ahead of her time.

Her brother unexpectedly arrives home, and she is shocked at his appearance. She knows something sinister is going on, especially when she sees the man who is with him. This is where the mystery begins. She meets Henry Trevelyan, who comes to her rescue when she finds herself in a very dangerous situation. As the two grow closer, she begins developing strong feelings for him. Yet, he may be the biggest mystery of all. The two of them are great together and are evenly matched. He respects her and not many men at the time would.

The book is well-written. The cast of characters is quite lengthy, but a guide is at the front of the book to help you. The settings were gorgeous, and the author described them so well that I could picture myself there with the characters. If you like historical fiction/romance, give this one a try!




Purchase Links:

The Cornish Lady

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Author Bio 

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Nicola Pryce came to writing after a career in nursing. She has an Open University degree in Humanities and is a qualified adult literacy support volunteer. She is lives in the Blackdown Hills in Somerset and when she isn’t writing she’s probably gardening or scrubbing the decks. She and her husband love sailing and for the last twenty years they have sailed in and out of the romantic harbours of the south coast of Cornwall in search of adventure: it is there where she sets her books.

The Cornish Lady is her fourth book: The others are Pengelly’s Daughter, The Captain’s Girl, and The Cornish Dressmaker.

Nicola is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and The Historical Writers Association.


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The Uncompromising Lord Flint (The King’s Elite Book 2) by Virginia Heath Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (Win 2 x e-copies of The Uncompromising Lord Flint (Open INT)

13 Jan

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The Uncompromising Lord Flint

by Virginia Heath

Imprisoned by her past- Set free by her enemy!

Charged with high treason, Lady Jessamine Fane is under the watchful eye of icily calm Lord Peter Flint. It’s a task this spy won’t be swayed from, no matter how alluring his prisoner! Only it’s not long before Flint realises that tenacious Jess hides a lifetime of pain. With so much at stake, can he afford to take a chance on their powerful attraction?



Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

The Uncompromising Lord Flint is a great addition to an already great series!!!! It is the story of romance between two very unlikely people.

Lady Jessamine is a prisoner who is accused of treason and is on her way back to England to face them. Flint is the man who in charge of bringing her back. All the evidence points to her guilt, but things aren’t always how they appear as Flint will soon discover.

One of my favorite things about Virginia Heath are her characters, and I loved both Jessamine and Flint. Both are fiery and have been burned in the past, so they have some trust issues. However, they can’t stop the attraction that they feel towards one another. Both will do what they can to fight it, but thankfully, they won’t succeed on that point.

Heath always creates a female lead that is strong, intelligent, and beautiful in a time period in which women weren’t seen more than a possession by men. Jessamine is no different…she isn’t only a survivor but a fighter! Flint, like other male leads in Heath’s novels, respect the women they love and treat them as partners. I have come to love that about her writing.

The storyline is full of adventure and romance that sizzles with chemistry. The setting for this one is a bit different. Much of it is on a ship and not in places like grand homes or ballrooms. That makes it unique. I also have come to appreciate the way in which Heath gives readers both POVs, but it isn’t done in alternating chapters. She is one of those rare writers who can flawlessly seam that into the storyline itself.

If you are looking for a romance with fiery characters, sizzling chemistry, and grand adventure, look no further than this book!

 

Purchase Link 

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Author Bio

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When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Despite that, it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

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Rejecting the Rogue (The Restitution League Series #1) by Riley Cole Release Blitz

13 Nov

Today we are celebrating the release of the first book in THE RESTITUTION LEAGUE Series by Riley Cole. This series includes REJECTING THE ROGUE (now live!) and SEDUCING THE SCIENTIST (coming November 20). Check out the buy links for each book below.

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—Meet the Restitution League—
They’re thieves. They’re rogues. They’re well-armed for adventure.

The crew of the Restitution League fights injustice while wrestling with love and desire and the occasional throwing knife.

One blazing romance at a time…

REJECTING THE ROGUE by Riley Cole – Available Now!

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Synopsis:

Thieves make the best rogues. And the worst heartbreakers.

Philomena Sweet, Victorian London’s finest safecracker, knows it better than most. The worst rogue of them all, dashing jewel thief Spencer Crane, smashed hers long ago.

And now he’s back, fleeing danger from their past. Danger he won’t survive without her help.

She’d love to refuse, but she can’t leave him for dead.

Spencer Crane would sooner steal costume jewelry than ask talented, wickedly bright Meena Sweet for help.

But revenge stalks them both. He needs her artistry. She needs his skills.

Neither needs the desire that sparks to life between them.

While they dodge criminals, carriages, and the occasional flying cabbage, who will protect these two notorious thieves from each other?

 

Add REJECTING THE ROGUE to Goodreads

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COMING SOON!

SEDUCING THE SCIENTIST by Riley Cole – Releasing November 20

PRE-ORDER SEDUCING THE SCIENTIST

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Synopsis:

A woman who disdains love collides with a man who lives for passion. Explosions ensue.

Ada Templeton believes in science. She believes in chemical reactions and experimentation and old-fashioned common sense. She’s far too clever to be seduced by a rake like Edison Sweet.

Con artist, liar, self-taught inventor, Edison Sweet, uses his hard won skills to help others. When he’s not saving unfortunates swindled by Victorian London’s criminal classes, he loves women. A great many woman.

Over Ada’s objections, Edison agrees to guard her latest invention from a mastermind willing to kill for it. He never expected to be intrigued by the lovely widow whose body he finds as exciting as her mind.

Their chemistry is impossible to ignore.

And impossible to trust.

Stalked by a brilliant killer, will they concoct a formula powerful enough to mend two broken hearts, or will love elude these two stubborn inventors?

Add SEDUCING THE SCIENTIST to Goodreads

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

 

Riley has a long fascination with all things Victorian. She loves the peculiar mix of science, mysticism and innovation that collided in the Victorian Era.

To say nothing of bustles. Bustles and elaborate hats and parasols. Parasols for rain. Parasols for sun. And parasols that morph into swords…of course.

Sadly, Riley has little use for umbrellas in the dry foothills of the Eastern Sierra, but she consoles herself with forest hikes and dips in cool mountain lakes. Besides—no matter where one resides—a proper cuppa never comes amiss.

If you enjoy a little high adventure—and a lot of desire—with your historical romance, delve into Riley’s version of late Victorian London.

Thieves, rogues, and love await…

For more information about Riley, please visit her website, “like” Riley on Facebook and follow her on Twitter. Sign up for Riley’s newsletter to be notified about upcoming releases. She’s loves hearing from her readers. Email her directly at riley@rileycole.com.

Riley’s Jack’s House releases include Rejecting the Rogue and Seducing the Scientist from the Restitution League Series.

CONTACT LINKS:

Jack’s House Author Page | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Newsletter

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The Restitution Series by Riley Cole Teaser Share

7 Nov

Today we are sharing a teaser reveal for THE RESTITUTION Series by Riley Cole. This series includes REJECTING THE ROGUE (coming November 13) and SEDUCING THE SCIENTIST (coming November 20). Check out the pre-order links for each book below.

———-

—Meet the Restitution League—
They’re thieves. They’re rogues. They’re well-armed for adventure.

The crew of the Restitution League fights injustice while wrestling with love and desire and the occasional throwing knife.

One blazing romance at a time…

REJECTING THE ROGUE by Riley Cole – Releasing November 13

PRE-ORDER REJECTING THE ROGUE

Amazon | Apple Books | Nook | Kobo | Google

Purchase in print on Amazon

Synopsis:

 

 

Thieves make the best rogues. And the worst heartbreakers.

Philomena Sweet, Victorian London’s finest safecracker, knows it better than most. The worst rogue of them all, dashing jewel thief Spencer Crane, smashed hers long ago.

And now he’s back, fleeing danger from their past. Danger he won’t survive without her help.

She’d love to refuse, but she can’t leave him for dead.

Spencer Crane would sooner steal costume jewelry than ask talented, wickedly bright Meena Sweet for help.

But revenge stalks them both. He needs her artistry. She needs his skills.

Neither needs the desire that sparks to life between them.

While they dodge criminals, carriages, and the occasional flying cabbage, who will protect these two notorious thieves from each other?

Add REJECTING THE ROGUE to Goodreads

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SEDUCING THE SCIENTIST by Riley Cole – Releasing November 20

PRE-ORDER SEDUCING THE SCIENTIST

Amazon | Apple Books | Nook | Kobo | Google

Purchase in print on Amazon

Synopsis:

A woman who disdains love collides with a man who lives for passion. Explosions ensue.

Ada Templeton believes in science. She believes in chemical reactions and experimentation and old-fashioned common sense. She’s far too clever to be seduced by a rake like Edison Sweet.

Con artist, liar, self-taught inventor, Edison Sweet, uses his hard won skills to help others. When he’s not saving unfortunates swindled by Victorian London’s criminal classes, he loves women. A great many woman.

Over Ada’s objections, Edison agrees to guard her latest invention from a mastermind willing to kill for it. He never expected to be intrigued by the lovely widow whose body he finds as exciting as her mind.

Their chemistry is impossible to ignore.

And impossible to trust.

Stalked by a brilliant killer, will they concoct a formula powerful enough to mend two broken hearts, or will love elude these two stubborn inventors?

Add SEDUCING THE SCIENTIST to Goodreads

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

 

Riley has a long fascination with all things Victorian. She loves the peculiar mix of science, mysticism and innovation that collided in the Victorian Era.

To say nothing of bustles. Bustles and elaborate hats and parasols. Parasols for rain. Parasols for sun. And parasols that morph into swords…of course.

Sadly, Riley has little use for umbrellas in the dry foothills of the Eastern Sierra, but she consoles herself with forest hikes and dips in cool mountain lakes. Besides—no matter where one resides—a proper cuppa never comes amiss.

If you enjoy a little high adventure—and a lot of desire—with your historical romance, delve into Riley’s version of late Victorian London.

Thieves, rogues, and love await…

For more information about Riley, please visit her website, “like” Riley on Facebook and follow her on Twitter. Sign up for Riley’s newsletter to be notified about upcoming releases. She’s loves hearing from her readers. Email her directly at riley@rileycole.com.

Riley’s Jack’s House releases include Rejecting the Rogue and Seducing the Scientist from the Restitution League Series.

CONTACT LINKS:

Jack’s House Author Page | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Newsletter

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The Makings of a Lady by Catherine Tinley Blog Blitz with Review & Giveaway (2 x UK/Ireland Winners and 1 x International Winner)

2 Oct

The Makings of a Lady

The Makings of a Lady

by Catherine Tinley

 

Synopsis

Be calm, she thought.
Be gracious. Be twenty-two.

Lady Olivia Fanton is eager to prove she’s no longer a child. However, just as she thinks she’s found a suitable match in the suave Mr Manning, charismatic Captain Jem Ford walks back into her life, bringing with him all the embarrassment of her infatuation four years before! She’s determined to appear mature, distant, friendly. But does she dare hope he’ll notice her as the lady she’s become?



Christie’s Review

 4 STARS

The Makings of a Lady gave me two things I love: a historical romance and a somewhat “friends to more” romance.

Lady Olivia has always had feelings for Jem Ford. The book opens with her hoping for a marriage proposal from him, but she doesn’t get that. She gets the news that he is leaving for Australia. Her hopes are dashed. However, she doesn’t marry in the years that pass, and she feels unsettled. She is too old to be considered a girl, yet in those times, she was also not allowed to be a woman. Her brothers have families, and she has no nothing in her life to challenge her. This is why I liked Olivia…she wanted to be her own person, not just someone’s niece, aunt, sister-in-law, or sister. She wanted her own identity. What an independent thinking woman well ahead of her time.

She won’t be bored for long because Jem has returned, and all her feelings for him return as well. But, she is different, more mature. She decides she will be friendly to him, but she won’t ever let her true feelings show, especially now that she has a man that may be the right one for her, Mr. Manning. She can try to convince herself of that. Things get complicated as Jem has always harbored feelings for her, and he left to make something of his life, maybe even to make himself worthy for her.

The romance is sweet and told from both points of view, so readers get a little insight into what the other is thinking, even if Olivia and Jem are clueless….which made things a bit frustrating with all their miscommunications.

I highly recommend reading this book and the series if you love historical novels with strong women and men who are gallant heroes and a bit of humor thrown in.



 

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Author Bio 

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Catherine Tinley writes heartwarming Regency love stories for Harlequin Mills & Boon. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings. After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, NHS management, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now works in Sure Start. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, cat, and dog and can be reached at catherinetinley.com, as well as facebook.com/CatherineTinleyWriter  and @CatherineTinley on twitter.

 

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Don’t forget to take a look at Catherine Tinley’s Social media accounts.   She is running a giveaway to win a copy of the book, along with two other (surprise) romance novels by other writers.

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2 x UK/Ireland Winners and 1 x International Winner.

For all the details look out for Catherine Tinley on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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New Review: Trapped & Liberated: The Privateer’s Bold Beloved (Bonus Novella) (Love’s Second Chance Book 10)

24 Sep

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Trapped and Liberated

by Bree Wolf

Synopsis

An English lady. A French privateer. And a chance encounter that was destined to be.

Long ago, ALEXANDRA WINTERS, LADY SILCOX, dreamed of love and the one man who would steal her heart. However, when her family needs her to agree to a sensible match in order to see her brother happily married, Alexandra gives up on finding love for herself.

Today, Alexandra is trapped in an arranged marriage, her hope for love dashed, and her only happiness comes from the little girl she gave birth to six years ago.
Until one night when destiny leads Alexandra down to the beach below Silcox Manor and into the arms of a French privateer.

After years of biding his time, ANTOINE DURET is finally made Captain of the Destinée, a French privateer. All his life, he has dreamed of nothing but sailing the seas, ignoring his father’s mumblings of finding the woman destined for him. Although he loves his family and enjoys taking his nephew on board, Antoine cannot imagine tying himself to another.
Until one night when an irresistible pull guides him to an English beach and a young lady tumbles into his arms.

Can there be a happily-ever-after for an English lady and a French privateer? Or is love truly just a myth that has no place in the real world?



Christie’s Review

~4.5 STARS~

Trapped and Liberated is the story of Alexandra and Antoine. Alexandra dreams of falling in love and finding a man that loves her just as much as she loves him. Those dreams crumble when she chooses her family over love. Antoine isn’t looking for love. All he dreams about is being captain of his own ship. All that changes the fateful night they meet. What could an English lady and French privateer have in common? Funny how love and destiny always has the answer….

Some people would see Alexandra as weak, accepting what was given to her in a society in which women had no rights. As I read more, I saw that she was a very brave woman, making the only choice she could for her daughter.

Antoine has no intention of giving his heart to anyone even though his father tells him one day he will find his true love. One night he feels a pull toward a beach in England for some reason. He can’t explain it, but he knows why once he lays eyes on Alexandra. It’s instant and powerful.

I was so glad to finally get Violet’s mother’s story. I was always mesmerized and curious about the woman who created such strong, independent daughter. Violet’s story is told in Condemned and Admired. The title for this book was perfect: Trapped and Liberated….that is the story of our beautiful Alexandra.

Sweet story about a woman and a man who share a magical love story and will make you believe in love at first sight and happy endings!



 

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USA Today bestselling author, Bree Wolf has always been a language enthusiast (though not a grammarian!) and is rarely found without a book in her hand or her fingers glued to a keyboard. Trying to find her way, she has taught English as a second language, traveled abroad and worked at a translation agency as well as a law firm in Ireland. She also spent loooong years obtaining a BA in English and Education and an MA in Specialized Translation while wishing she could simply be a writer. Although there is nothing simple about being a writer, her dreams have finally come true.

“A big thanks to my fairy godmother!”

Currently, Bree has found her new home in the historical romance genre, writing Regency novels and novellas. Enjoying the mix of fact and fiction, she occasionally feels like a puppet master (or mistress? Although that sounds weird!), forcing her characters into ever-new situations that will put their strength, their beliefs, their love to the test, hoping that in the end they will triumph and get the happily-ever-after we are all looking for.

If you’re an avid reader, sign up for Bree’s newsletter as she has the tendency to simply give books away. Find out about freebies, giveaways as well as occasional advance reader copies and read before the book is even on the shelves!

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