Unlaced by the Highland Duke by Lara Temple @laratemple1 @MillsandBoon #bookreview #LochmoreLegacy #HistoricalRomance

 

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Unlaced by the Highland Duke written by Lara Temple, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

The paperback is available from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith, amazon and direct from Mills & Boon website.

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To buy link (Mills & Boon): https://bit.ly/2ZmqDmJ

Book Blurb

A plain Regency governess
In bed with the Duke!
Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Unceremoniously packed off to Scotland to care for the Duke of Lochmore’s young son, practical widow Joane Langdale fears she will be ignored—as always. But the deep connection and heated passion that develops between her and Benneit is far more dangerous! When Benneit is expected to propose to another, how can Jo dream of becoming his duchess?

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

Unlaced by the Highland Duke is Book 2 in The Lochmore Legacy series.  The Lochmore Legacy is a series of four stories set in different historical eras around a castle in the Scottish highlands and a feud between rival clans.  Each story is written by a different historical romance author and Unlaced by the Highland Duke is written by Lara Temple.  Each story in the series can be read as a standalone but I would highly recommend reading all the books in the series to gain full enjoyment and appreciation of this gorgeous historical romance series.  You can catch up with my review of Book One here.

Unlaced by the Highland Duke is the story of Duke of Lochmore, Benneit, who is trying to forge a partnership and also help soften the feud with fellow Scotman McCleish.  Since the death of his wife Bella, the Duke has focused all his energies on his four year old son Jamie.  Benneit hopes to secure a future for Jamie so a partnership is essential.  Hiring his late wife’s cousin, Joane (Jo) to help look after Jamie until he marries brings many confused emotions to Benneit and Jo’s minds.

Jo is a widower herself and her first impressions of Benneit six years ago was of an aloof gentleman.  However, now she sees him with his son she can see a softer, almost vulnerable side to him.  Benneit is fiercely protection of his son Jamie and he also has a strong relationship with his help at the castle.  Jo has a wonderful way with children and she soon develops a lovely, warm, trusting relationship with Jamie and Jamie soon begins to show his love and loyalty to her.  Jo is a young woman with so much love, vibrancy and imagination and appears to know just how to appease this young boy who is feeling a little lost at the moment.

Lara Temple has written a gorgeous historical romance that is so charming and beautiful and then has an addictive, sensual side to the storyline.  With the stunning, rugged backdrop of the Scottish highlands The Lochmore Legacy continues to enthral me with it’s mystery, legends and beguiling romances.

The authors involved in The Lochmore Legacy have set up a facebook page all about the series so please pop on over and join in with the historical romance chat:

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About the Author

Lara Temple writes strong, sexy regency romances about complex individuals who give no quarter but do so with plenty of passion. After moving around the world for her career as a financial analyst and business consultant she returned to her childhood love of making up stories, and was surprised to discover that other people don’t mind reading them.
She lives with her husband and two children who are very good about her taking over the kitchen table for her writing (so she can look out over the garden and dream while Oscar the dog keeps her feet warm by sitting on them as she works).
The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge (out December 2018) is the first in her Sinful Sinclair series. In May 2019 Unlaced by the Highland Duke, part of a four book series with three other Harlequin Mills & Boon authors will be released.

Social Media Links
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/laratemple1
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/laratemple1
Website: http://www.laratemple.com

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The Inheritance by Anne Allen @AnneAllen21 @rararesources #HistFic #blogtour #bookpromo #HistoricalRomance #giveaway

 

The Inheritance

The Inheritance – The Guernsey Novels book 7 written by Anne Allen, publisher Sarnia Press, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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All the other 6 titles in The Guernsey Novels are only 99p/c across all ebook retailers until 15th April while The Inheritance is only £1.99/$2.99 until that date.
Here’s the link for all titles on Amazon: http://Author.to/AnneAllen

Book Blurb
1862 Young widow Eugénie faces an uncertain future in Guernsey when her husband dies at sea. A further tragedy brings her to the attention of Monsieur Victor Hugo, exiled on the island and living in his voluptuous house only yards away from Eugénie. Their meeting changes her life and she begins working for him as a copyist, forming a strong friendship with both Hugo and his mistress, Juliette Drouet.
2012 Doctor Tess Le Prevost, born in Guernsey, now living in Exeter, is shocked to inherit her Great-Aunt’s house on the island. As a child she listened to Aunt Doris’s tales of their ancestor, Eugénie, whose house this once was, and who, according to family myth, was particularly close to Hugo. Was he the father of her child? Tess doubts it, but inheriting the house allows her to make a fresh start in her beloved island.
Will she discover the truth about Eugénie and Hugo? A surprise find may hold the answer as Tess embraces new challenges which test her strength – and her heart.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour promoting and celebrating the launch of Book 7 in The Guernsey Novels series.  Today’s post is a promotional one and to wish the author Anne Allen a Happy Publication Day.  I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing this novel soon.

About the Author 
Anne AllenAnne Allen lives in Devon, by her beloved sea. She has three children, and her daughter and two grandchildren live nearby. Her restless spirit has meant a number of moves which included Spain for a couple of years. The longest stay was in Guernsey for nearly fourteen years after falling in love with the island and the people. She contrived to leave one son behind to ensure a valid reason for frequent returns.
By profession, Anne was a psychotherapist, but long had the itch to write. Now a full-time writer, she has written The Guernsey Novels, six having been published and the seventh, The Inheritance, is due out in 2018.

Social Media Links – Website: http://www.anneallen.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Anne-Allen-Author-176883759173475/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AnneAllen21

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The Earl’s Runaway Governess by Catherine Tinley @CatherineTinley @MillsandBoon @rararesources #blogblitz #bookreview #RegencyRomance #HistoricalRomance #giveaway

 

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The Earl’s Runaway Governess written by Catherine Tinley, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Purchase Link – getbook.at/EarlGoverness

The book can also be purchased direct from Mills & Boon UK: https://bit.ly/2CNhSIB

Book Blurb

Who knew living with an earl…

…would lead to such temptation?

Marianne Grant’s new identity as a governess is meant to keep her safe. But then she meets her new employer, Ash, Earl of Kingswood, and she immediately knows his handsome good looks are a danger of their own! Brusque on first meeting, Ash quickly shows his compassionate side. Yet Marianne doesn’t dare reveal the truth! Unless Ash really could be the safe haven she’s been looking for…

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Catherine Tinley’s latest novel: The Earl’s Runaway Governess.

The Earl’s Runaway Governess was a delicious feast for the heart and soul.  I adored it and feel quite bereft now I’ve got to the end.

There’s currently a number of Regency Romance novelists who know just how to transport their readers into an era that is steeped with etiquette with society rules and regulations, scandalous rakes and dashingly handsome rogues and Catherine Tinley is one of these such authors who sets the scene and captures your heart with the characters and storyline.

I particularly liked this storyline of a young lady having no option but to flee her family home for fear of her own safety.  Marianne Grant’s life as she knew it for the last twenty years surrounded by love and comfortable wealth will be no more.  Still struggling with grief Marianne has to be strong and make a new life for herself.  A life on the other side of the social class, one were she has to be independent, work for a living and above all else hide her true identity otherwise the consequence could be devastating.

Securing a position of a governess for a recently widowed Lady and her twelve year old daughter Marianne, now Miss Bolton, has switched roles in a stately home.  However, keeping her alias secret proves difficult when she meets the new Earl of Kingswood and proprietor of the house.  Earl ‘Ash’ Kingswood has been bequeathed the home and estate and is at a loss how to run a vast estate like this, he’s also not sure how to run a home and cope with the emotional dramas from the women of the household.  Personalities soon clash between Marianne and the new Earl and the author has woven some great fun between these two characters as they learn to live with their new roles.

Catherine Tinley has packed so much into this story; we had a daring escape, a new beginning, new friendships, new hope but danger of the past rearing it’s ugly head was never far and Marianne felt the constant fear for her life.

A story that enthralled me, I was charmed by the characters and the strength in a young woman trying to overcome adversity.  The chivalry and romance that blossomed was befitting to the story and left me wanting more.

About the Author
The Earl's Runaway Governess Tinley 6 dogCatherine Tinley writes witty, 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, and dog and can be reached at:

Social Media Links

http://www.catherinetinley.com
http://www.facebook.com/CatherineTinleyWriter
http://www.twitter.com/CatherineTinley

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The Cornish Lady by Nicola Pryce #bookreview #blogtour @NPryce_Author @rararesources @CorvusBooks #HistoricalRomance #CornishSagaseries #HistFic #giveaway

 

The Cornish Lady

The Cornish Lady written by Nicola Pryce, publisher Corvus, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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Book Blurb

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?

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Nicola Pryce’s latest novel: The Cornish Lady.

The Cornish Lady is book four in the Cornish saga series by Nicola Pryce.  Each book in the series can be read as a standalone and I have proved this notion as The Cornish Lady is my first introduction to the work of Nicola Pryce.  Each story is set along the rugged coastline of Cornwall and we travel back in time to the late 1700’s.  Nicola Pryce creates strong female leads in each novel and The Cornish Lady is no exception with Miss Angelica Lilly taking centre stage.

Angelica Lilly is the daughter of a wealthy merchant and is keen to fulfil her late mother’s wishes to marry a Lord.  But one hot summer whilst visiting family friends her life is about to take a dramatic and enlightening journey.  When Angelica’s brother, Edgar, turns up looking dishevelled, distracted and acting rather bizarrely Angelica is starting to fear for his health and his new friendship with Lord Jacob Boswell.  Does Jacob Boswell have an unhealthy control over her brother?  A race to help her brother brings forth danger and drama, unearthing secrets involving embezzlement and exploitation.

I have to admit it did take me a little while to get into the story and characters but my goodness once the author changed gear in the storyline I felt myself engulfed by the drama and felt invested in the characters lives and was eager to learn what happened next.

The Cornish Lady was filled with drama, intrigue, mystery with a charming romance at the heart of the story.  I’m now keen to learn more about the other books in the Cornish Saga series.

About the Author

2 Author PhotoNicola 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.

Social Media Links –
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http://www.twitter.com/NPryce_Author
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His Convenient Highland Wedding (The Lochmore Legacy, Book 1) by Janice Preston @JaniceGPreston @MillsandBoon #historicalromance #LochmoreLegacy

 

HIs convenient HIghland Wedding

His Convenient Highland Wedding (The Lochmore Legacy, Book 1) written by Janice Preston, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available in ebook and paperback format from Thursday 21st March 2019.

To pre-order/buy link (amazon UK): https://amzn.to/2TJvQ8X

To buy direct from Mills & Boon: https://bit.ly/2Hte8Qn

Book Blurb

Bought by her husband…
Bound by secrets of their past!
The start of The Lochmore Legacy – A Scottish castle through the ages! Earl’s daughter Flora McCrieff brought shame on her family once, now she discovers she must wed impossibly rich but low born Lachlan McNeill. He’s undeniably handsome, but a man of few words. Despite the attraction that burns between them, can she reach beyond his impeccable clothing to find the emotions he’s locked away for so long…?

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What is The Lochmore Legacy series?

The Lochmore Legacy is a captivating 4 book series with a difference; it’s four individual stories written by four top-selling Mills & Boon historical authors: Janice Preston, Lara Temple, Elisabeth Hobbes and Nicole Locke.  The stories are standalone novels but are linked by the setting of a castle in the Scottish Highlands and by a feud between two clans that has spanned centuries. 

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

Book 1: His Convenient Highland Wedding by Janice Preston starts in 1841 in Castle McCrief were twelve year old Flora, one of the Earl’s daughters is feeling abit miffed with her father’s attitude towards her.  Flora is a high spirited young girl and is full of ideas to help with the upkeep of the castle that is rapidly eating up the family’s wealth.  Her suggestions have been rebuked so many times she feels dispirited.  With her temper still seething Flora goes off for a wander in the castle to work off her steam but during this time she makes a startling discover that frightens her to her core.

Seven years on and the discovery that Flora found still leaves Flora with a chilled fear and questions she’s been afraid to ask.  But now the castle is in bad disrepair and her father has virtually sold her off to a stranger and she is set to marry a wealthy gentleman.  A man she’s never seen or heard of before but his money is good for the family home.

Lachlan McNeill is a ruggedly handsome man that has worked hard the last few years earning his wealth.  He’s now bought himself a castle, a distillery and now a wife.  His life is looking almost complete but there’s a hidden sorrow within Lachlan that he’s desperate to remedy.  Life in the past was very difficult for Lachlan and his family and a tragedy has left him with a guilt he’s struggling to overcome.  Outwardly Lachlan looks the perfect husband but he’s so overcome with the strain from the emotions brought on by his past that it’s placing a barrier against any future happiness with his wife.

I loved this story set in the Scottish Highlands, Janice Preston described the setting perfectly and you could feel a sense of ruggedness of the land and the remoteness to the nearby city of Glasgow.  Flora had two different personalities in the story, she was so vibrant as a young girl but by the time she was due to wed her father had knocked the spirit out of her.  Once wed she was quite shy and reserved but her spirit from long ago was still there slowly simmering in the background.

With secrets in both Flora and Lachlan’s past can the newlyweds help each other to overcome them?  Will the feud from long ago lift it’s ugly head and what is the startling find that Flora discovered?

His Convenient Highland Wedding is gorgeously romantic with a storyline that is filled with secrets, drama and charm.

The Lochmore Legacy looks set to be a fantastic, exciting series with romance firmly at the heart of the stories.  I can’t wait to read each story.

To connect and learn more about Janice Preston please visit the following pages:

Website:   https://janicepreston.co.uk/

Twitter:     http://www.twitter.com/JaniceGPreston

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/janice.preston.author/

 

What’s to come in The Lochmore Legacy series:

Lochmore Legacy book 2Book 2:  Unlaced by The Highland Duke by Lara Temple

Published Date:  18th April 2019

To pre-order: https://amzn.to/2FayMkN

 

 

lochmore legacy book 3Book 3:  A Runaway Bride for The Highlander by Elisabeth Hobbes

Published Date:  30th May 2019

To pre-order: https://amzn.to/2Cru5mb

 

 

Lochmore Legacy book 4Book 4:  Secrets of A Highland Warrior by Nicole Locke

Published Date:  27th June 2019

To pre-order: https://amzn.to/2FgHHBc

 

 

And all the books in their glory …

 

 

The Foundling’s Daughter by Ann Bennett book review

 

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The Foundling’s Daughter written and self-published by Ann Bennett is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2UC1iC6

Book Blurb

Three Women connected down the decades by a mystery from the 1930s, with its roots in British India and an orphanage in Berkshire.
In 1934, Anna Foster, the wife of a British Army Officer, privately harbouring pain and remorse, sets sail from Bombay on a fateful journey home, a letter from a charismatic stranger — orphanage superintendent, Reverend Ezra Burroughs — in her pocket.
Seventy-six years later, Connie Burroughs, Ezra’s daughter, now in her nineties and in a care home, still lives in fear of her dead father. She guards his secrets loyally, but with a lifetime of regrets.
Sarah Jennings, escaping an unhappy marriage, moves to be near her ageing father. She buys Cedar Lodge, the crumbling former home of the Burroughs family, a renovation project she hopes will bring peace of mind to trying times. But she’s not prepared for the shocking secrets she uncovers. Determined to track down the past, Sarah embarks on a quest to expose the chilling events that took place at Ezra Burroughs’ orphanage in the 1930s; a quest that will ultimately change her life.

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

The Foundling’s Daughter was published back in November 2018 and I’m annoyed with myself that it’s been sat in my TBR waiting to be read because it is one hell of a read and I can’t express loud enough how much I enjoyed this novel.  The Foundling’s Daughter will definitely be going into my Best of the Best in 2019 list.

This is a very beautiful, atmospheric but equally tragic and poignant story set in three different time frames.  It is a story about three women who have been linked to an event that is marred by illegal, immoral and devastating circumstances back in 1934.  It’s not until the present day that the truth is slowly unravelled and the small link between the women is lengthened.

Ann Bennett’s words completely captivated me in this story.  With her atmospheric prose depicting the sensory details of 1930’s India that Anna first experienced when she was travelling to India to escape England and the shroud of gossip surrounding her father.  Anna was excited about her future in India but it soon became a lonely existence for her.

Connie is now all alone in the world and following a fall she’s living in an elderly care home.  Struggling with her ailments both physically and mentally as she is forced to sell the family home to cover her expenses at the home.  Cedar Lodge has been her home for over 70 years and was adjacent to an orphanage.  Connie is very wary of her past in the Lodge and she is afraid of the Lodge revealing the truth.

Sarah stumbles across Cedar Lodge on her way to her father’s house following a startling discovery surrounding her husband.  Sarah is shocked and angry and very unsure of her future.  She realises the place she needs to take stock of her life is at her father’s house in a small village in Berkshire, not far from Cedar Lodge.  Cedar Lodge is up for sale and is looking a little worn and tired but it still holds a presence in the village and after her first sight of the house Sarah cannot stop thinking about it.

Stripping back the walls that have held secrets for a long time reveal a story of greed, a story of tragedy and a story of lost loves.

From the sumptuous setting in India to the chilling discoveries back in Berkshire this is a brilliant story that will appeal to historical fans, romance fans and mystery fans.  If you love the work of Dinah Jefferies you will appreciate the work of Ann Bennett and the beautiful story that is The Foundling’s Daughter.

About the Author

Ann Bennett was born in a small village in Northamptonshire, UK. She read Law at Cambridge and qualified and practised as a solicitor. During a career break, to have children, she started to write. Her father had been a prisoner of war on the Thailand-Burma Railway and the idea for Bamboo Heart came from researching his wartime experiences. The research took her to Southeast Asia, a place she loves and has returned to many times. She lives in Surrey with her husband and three sons and works in London as a lawyer.

Website: https://www.bambooheart.co.uk/

Twitter:   http://www.twitter.com/annbennett71

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Andaman-Press-297885594389742/

 

A Rebel at Pennington’s by Rachel Brimble blogtour book review

 

A Rebel at Pennington's

A Rebel at Pennington’s written by Rachel Brimble, publisher Aria, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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One woman’s journey to find herself and help secure the vote. Perfect for the fans of the TV series Mr Selfridge and The Paradise.

1911 Bath. Banished from her ancestral home, passionate suffrage campaigner, Esther Stanbury works as a window dresser in Pennington’s Department Store. She has hopes and dreams for women’s progression and will do anything to help secure the vote.
Owner of the prestigious Phoenix Hotel, Lawrence Culford has what most would view as a successful life. But Lawrence is harbouring shame, resentment and an anger that threatens his future happiness.
When Esther and Lawrence meet their mutual understanding of life’s challenges unites them and they are drawn to the possibility of a life of love that neither thought existed.
With the Coronation of King-Emperor George V looming, the atmosphere in Bath is building to fever pitch, as is the suffragists’ determination to secure the vote.
Will Esther’s rebellious nature lead her to ruin or can they overcome their pasts and look to build a future together?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Rachel Brimble’s latest novel:  A Rebel at Pennington’s.

This was so wonderful to return to the prestigious department store of Pennington’s in Bath.  I would strongly recommend reading book 1 in the series, The Mistress of Pennington’s, as you can then get a feel for the era, the characters and the setting enabling you to fully enjoy A Rebel at Pennington’s.

Both our leading lady Esther and leading man Lawrence have emotional scars from their past and to open up these wounds and let someone else in would be a show of strength and trust and acceptance.

It’s 1911 and a political unrest is all around the country with the upcoming Women’s Vote, Esther is involved in the Cause in a small suffragists group.  Esther is clearly talented with her creative flair with the window dressings at the department store and she has a strong belief in the Cause but when she meets Lawrence Culford her heart starts to beat a tune she hasn’t felt in a very long time.

Lawrence Culford is a single parent to two young children and is the proprietor of a reputable hotel in the city of Bath.  Lawrence has been the recipient of many emotional scars in the past and has fought to take control of his life.  When his past starts to pull him back he is afraid for his own emotional wellbeing and that also of his children.  Meeting Esther has given Lawrence an insight into a future full of hope but he is afraid of his scars being ripped open revealing a side of him that he is not proud of.

Can Esther and Lawrence learn to trust in love and in their beliefs to bring forth a future full of love and hope?

I really enjoyed this second instalment in the Pennington’s Department store series, it was interesting to learn more about Esther and of the suffragists and their involvement in the Cause.  This story was full of light and dark moments and the author interwoven a political event in history around the lives of people forging new lives.

About the Author

Rachel lives with her husband and their two daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. Since 2007, she has had several novels published by small US presses, eight books published by Harlequin Superromance (Templeton Cove Stories) and four Victorian romances with eKensington/Lyrical.
In January 2018, she signed a four-book deal with Aria Fiction for a new Edwardian series set in Bath’s finest department store. The first book, The Mistress of Pennington’s released July 2018.
Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.
She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!

Website: https://rachelbrimble.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RachelBrimble

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rachelbrimbleauthor/

Giveaway – Win £15/$15 Amazon Gift Certificate (Open Internationally)
*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome. Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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