#Blogblitz – A Warriner to Seduce Her by Virginia Heath book review

A Warriner to Seduce Her

A Warriner to Seduce Her written by Virginia Heath, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available in ebook and paperback format on 3rd May 2018.

To pre-order/buy link:  https://goo.gl/Fkx1Cq

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A sensible schoolmistress…
Awakened by the notorious rake!
In this The Wild Warriners story, schoolmistress Felicity Blunt feels old beyond her years―and desperately dull. Meeting confirmed rake Jacob Warriner brings her gloriously alive, and yet no matter his allure she must remain immune to his obvious charms and unashamed flirtation. But is Jacob merely a mischievous scoundrel? Or is there much more to this Warriner than meets the eye…?

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I am so pleased to be involved in this one day blitz promoting the latest instalment in the Wild Warriners series by Virginia Heath.  A Warriner to Seduce Her is book four in the Wild Warriners series and I seriously recommend reading all the books in the series in order as the Warriner brothers are gloriously lovable and make very addictive reading.  The books in the series in order are:

  • A Warriner to Protect Her
  • A Warriner to Rescue Her
  • A Warriner to Tempt Her
  • A Warriner to Seduce Her

Once again Virginia Heath has created a wonderful hero and heroine in the fourth and final instalment of the Wild Warriners.  I’m sad to have reached the end of this gorgeous and addictive series which has taken me to the early 1800’s, to rural middle England and to four brothers who are trying to rebuild the family’s bad reputation.

As I’ve read and appreciated each brother and learned to love the family more and more with each story I think I’ve found my favourite brother but I think the baby of the family, Jacob Warriner, may have pipped all the other brother’s to the top spot!

I loved the back story behind this regency romance.  Felicity Blunt is attending her first society event, a few years later than most debutantes as she has been happily teaching at a school up north until her Uncle decided it was time she was seen out in London.  Felicity is a very strong-willed young lady and is determined to ignore the charms of all the suitors milling around the city and is counting the days till she can be back at her lovely teaching post.  When she meets Jacob Warriner, a gorgeous rogue of a rake, she thinks she can work out his intentions but Jacob is nothing but persistent when it comes to the ladies and Felicity Blunt is far more interesting than any of the other ladies he’s met in the past.

Jacob Warriner has a recognised reputation as one of the best rakes in town and ladies can be seen swooning over him but there is more to Jacob than meets the eye.  As we learn more about him there is a lot more depth to his character and Virginia Heath has treated us to some wonderful secrets in Jacob’s life.

This story had it all … a gorgeous rogue of a rake, lots of drama, danger, intrigue, family spirit and a romance that is very difficult to resist.  Long live the Warriner’s.

To learn more about the author Virginia Heath please visit the following pages:

Website:  https://www.virginiaheathromance.com/

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

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

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The Ghost of Glendale by Natalie Kleinman blogtour book review

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The Ghost of Glendale written and self-published by Natalie Kleinman is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

To buy link:  http://amzn.to/2DKo8yB

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At twenty-four years old, Phoebe Marcham is resigned to spinsterhood, unwilling to settle for anything less than the deep love her parents had shared. That is, until adventurer Duncan Armstrong rides into her home wood, larger than life and with laughter in his eyes and more charm in his little finger than anyone she’s ever met.

Far from ridiculing her family ghost, Duncan resolves to help solve the mystery which has left Simon Marcham a spirit in torment for two hundred years.

 

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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 Natalie Kleinman’s latest novel: The Ghost of Glendale.  This is the second book I’ve read by Natalie Kleinman and The Ghost of Glendale came to fruition by Natalie’s love of the Regency era.

The Ghost of Glendale was a very readable story set in the Regency era in rural Somerset.  The author Natalie Kleinman’s writing style befits this popular literary period giving credence to the characters created and the sweeping location.  This was a charming love story with a difference, a love story with a mystery surrounding the spirit with it’s presence still felt 200 years later.

Phoebe Marcham was fascinated by the story of her late great, great, great grandfather Simon Marcham and she believed his spirit was still present in the family home and with the help of a handsome Scotsman, who happened to be best friends of her neighbour, the duo set about unearthing clues to why Simon Marcham’s spirit was still felt.

There was a gentleness surrounding this story and it felt quite charming.  I was transported back to the glorious regency period to when ladies and gentleman observed formalities with society.  The banter between the characters brought a polite smile to your face and you could feel like you’d stepped into a TV period drama.

An intriguing, charming romance with a believable mystery.

To learn more about the author Natalie Kleinman please visit the following pages:

Website:  https://nataliekleinman.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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

 

 

The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies book review

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The Sapphire Widow written by Dinah Jefferies, publisher Viking (an imprint of Penguin) is available in ebook, paperback and audiobook format from 5th April 2018.

To pre-order/buy link:  https://goo.gl/eeQDK2

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Ceylon, 1935. Louisa Reeve, the daughter of a successful British gem trader, and her husband Elliot, a charming, thrill-seeking businessman, seem like the couple who have it all. Except what they long for more than anything: a child.
While Louisa struggles with miscarriages, Elliot is increasingly absent, spending much of his time at a nearby cinnamon plantation, overlooking the Indian ocean. After his sudden death, Louisa is left alone to solve the mystery he left behind. Revisiting the plantation at Cinnamon Hills, she finds herself unexpectedly drawn towards the owner Leo, a rugged outdoors man with a chequered past. The plantation casts a spell, but all is not as it seems. And when Elliot’s shocking betrayal is revealed, Louisa has only Leo to turn to…

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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.

This was such a captivating story by Dinah Jefferies who has once again taken the reader to another culture and another time.  This story takes us travelling back in time to 1935 and the city of Galle, Ceylon, south-west Sri Lanka.  With Dinah Jefferies words describing the vivid colours, sounds and aromas you can visualise the cinnamon plantations, the streets in and around Galle and the serenity of the coastal area.

Louisa and Elliot Reeve have been married for 12 years living and working in Galle with such lush surroundings.  Their marriage has weathered a few storms experiencing much sadness but the prospects of starting a new joint venture of a jewellery and fine goods emporium is giving the couple a much needed boost. However, life was to throw more anguish in Louisa’s way that crushes her heart.  The days following this tragedy opens up many more wounds for Louisa and she soon starts to realise did she ever know what her husband was really like?

Louisa had led a fairly charmed existence growing up in an affluent family however, sadness in her past has given her a strength and empathy to cope with what lies ahead.  My heart ached for all the turmoil Louisa had accrued and I could totally understand why she didn’t know anything about the events that had unfolded.  Louisa’s husband Elliot had many business interests and it was common during this era that wives were not often involved in the day to day functions of business.  Louisa’s strength through adversity was admiral and seeing through the fog of turmoil she could compartmentalise her own emotions to help those in need.  She didn’t let prejudices thwart her actions.  Life had to go on and light would eventually shine through bringing, hope, belief and love.

A stunning, evocative story coping with grief, deceit, emotional turmoil and fresh starts.

To learn more about the author please do visit the following pages:

Website:  http://www.dinahjefferies.com/

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

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

The Flower Seller by Linda Finlay blogtour book review

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The Flower Seller written by Linda Finlay, publisher HQ, is available NOW in ebook, paperback and audiobook format.

To buy link: https://goo.gl/BDMhwY

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Isabella Carrington has been brought up in a life of privilege in London. Her life seems perfect, until her father suddenly announces bankruptcy. To save Isabella from destitution he sends her to stay with family she has never met, far away on a violet farm deep in Devon.
Isabella is horrified to find her uncle expects her to work for her keep, packing up the flowers and selling them in the nearby market. However she soon discovers that life on a violet farm may not be so bad, especially when she meets handsome local farmer Felix Furneaux…

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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 Linda Finlay’s latest novel; The Flower Seller.  This is my first introduction to the work of Linda Finlay and after being completely captivated by this delightful family saga that transported me back in time to the late 19th century I will definitely check out Linda Finlay’s back catalogue of novels.

Twenty year old Isabella Carrington’s privileged life in London was comfortable and full of the elegance of the late 1800’s.  Isabella didn’t want for anything but her life was about to change drastically after her father’s announcement of impending financial doom she was to be relocated to her Uncle’s house in Devon.  Isabella hadn’t met any of her late mother’s family and hadn’t even been to Dawlish before.  Isabella was in for a complete surprise to be greeted a farmhouse full of children and of an Aunt and Uncle who expected all members of the family to graft to earn their keep and maintain all aspects of violet farming.

Completely out of her comfort zone Isabella found the transition very difficult but with hopes of her stay being temporary she soon decided to muck in with the others.  I loved learning and reading about the violet farm.  It’s not a subject I’ve known about before but it sounded like such an idyllic farming trade to be in with the glorious colour and scent of the plant transforming the landscape around you.  As Isabella got to learn more about her family in Devon she started to pick up on glimpses of her mother’s past and soon realised there were many secrets to be uncovered.

The country life wasn’t without danger for Isabella and she found herself in a few situations that posed a risk to her life.  However, her new family were always there offering her guidance and support when needed.

This was such a delightful, charming, nostalgic read.  The storyline flowed effortlessly and I found myself fascinated by this glimpse into the past.  I loved the inclusion of Devonshire dialect making the story feel more honest and giving it a certain charm.  A story full of family drama and secrets, of hope and new beginnings, of a community spirit and of a beautiful love.

To learn more about the author Linda Finlay please do visit the following pages:

http://www.teresachrisliteraryagency.co.uk/author_lindafinlay.html

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1057183.Linda_Finlay

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Lord Ravenscar’s Inconvenient Betrothal by Lara Temple blogtour book review

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Lord Ravenscar’s Inconvenient Betrothal written by Lara Temple, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

To buy link:  https://goo.gl/Xyt4bk

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Alan Rothwell, Marquess of Ravenscar, is furious when unconventional heiress Lily Wallace refuses him purchase of her property. He can’t even win her over with his infamous charm. But when fever seizes him and they’re trapped together, horrified, Alan realizes Lily’s attentions will compromise them both! His solution: take Lily as his betrothed before desire consumes them completely…

Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies miniseries

Book 1 — Lord Hunter’s Cinderella Heiress

Book 2 — Lord Ravenscar’s Inconvenient Betrothal

Book 3 —  Lord Stanton’s Last Mistress

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Lara Temple’s second book in the Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies series.

Each book in the Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies series I believe can be read as a standalone but to be honest you’d be missing out on a delicious treat of a read if you don’t get the chance to read about all the Wild Lords!

Alan Rothwell, Lord Ravenscar, is a tall, dark, handsome moody rake and one third of the Wild Lords who are part of the Wild Hunt Club with a reputation known throughout the land and society.  However, Alan Rothwell has a kindness to him especially with his work around the Hope House, a refuge home for war veterans.  He also hides a vulnerability about him which comes with a sadness and guilt surrounding tragedies in his past.

Lily Wallace is now a wealthy heiress following the death of her cousin who bequeathed her the property of Hollywell House.  A house that Alan Rothwell has set his sights on buying for the use of Hope House.

When Alan and Lily first meet sparks certainly fly but a different emotion is soon felt between them.  However, Lily is almost promised to another but now her heart and mind is becoming confused with this rather arrogant gentleman who has unsettled her.

Lily has also suffered with tragedies in her past and Hollywell House at the moment is giving her an escape and a time to reflect on her future.

This was another glorious regency romp from Lara Temple filled with heat and emotion and a love that surprises the recipients.

I’d like to share one of my favourite quotes from the novel:

That kiss had been a curse, a snatching of her soul and will – right now she could not imagine anyone kissing her again but him.

To learn more about Lara Temple please do visit the following pages:

Website:  https://www.laratemple.com/

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/laratemple1

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

 

 

The Letter by Ruth Saberton book review

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The Letter written by Ruth Saberton, publisher Notting Hill Press, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

To buy link:  https://goo.gl/6KDbdJ

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Perfect for fans of Rosamunde Pilcher, Daphne du Maurier and Kate Morton.

A lost love story…

1914: In Cornwall, on the eve of the First World War, eighteen-year-old Kit Rivers has a bright future ahead. As the Lord of the Manor’s heir, Kit knows his duty is to the family estate – even though he longs to become a poet. When he falls passionately in love, Kit is determined not to let his parents’ bitter opposition spoil an idyllic summer. But even before the golden days can fade into autumn, war comes to change Kit’s world and writing forever…

The Present: One century later, widowed Chloe Pencarrow exchanges London for the solitude of a Cornish cliff top house. Haunted by memories, Chloe’s interest in obscure war poet, Kit Rivers, proves a welcome distraction and leads her to piece together a forgotten history. Faced with more questions than answers, her own life soon becomes entwined with Kit’s through love, loss, and the darkest of secrets…

 

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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.

This latest novel by Ruth Saberton is achingly beautiful.  Such strength in a love so tragic.  I believe The Letter is Ruth Saberton’s best story yet and it will certainly be one of my outstanding reads for 2018.

The extensive research that the author must have taken and the love of a lost love story of her Great Aunt clearly shows across the pages.  Scenes were clearly laid out and you could picture them and feel the emotions of the characters.  Many a time emotions took over me and I was swamped with intense reactions to the storyline.

The story begins in 1914 when sixteen year old Daisy Hills has arrived to stay with her godfather at the rectory in a small village off the coast of Cornwall.  Daisy is hoping for the sea air and daily exercise around this beautiful village to bring back her strength following an illness.  What Daisy doesn’t expect is for her life to experience a whole new adventure and for it to change the course of her future entirely.

A century later we meet grieving Chloe Pencarrow, who has escaped her life of so many sad memories in London with wishes to experience peace and tranquility in a Cornish coastal village.  Chloe rents The Old Rectory and unbeknown to her at present the rectory holds many secrets to a past when time was cruelly snatched from many.

This story takes on two different time frames that slowly start unravelling into the present.  Chloe finds interest in fallen war poet Kit Rivers who lived in the great mansion that can be seen from The Old Rectory.  Delving deeper into Kit River’s life with the help of historian Matt Enys and the Kernow Heritage Foundation, Chloe and Matt’s lives are soon captivated by a forgotten time and a forgotten love story.

Truly outstanding storytelling from Ruth Saberton that deals with grief and loss and the hope of light bringing new directions.  To a time when futures of young men and the women they left behind was unknown.  To a time that we will not forget.

A story that is not to be missed.

To learn more about Ruth Saberton and her work please do visit the following pages:

Website:  http://www.ruthsaberton.com/

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

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

Aphrodite’s Tears by Hannah Fielding blogtour book review

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Aphrodite’s Tears written by Hannah Fielding, publisher London Wall Publishing, is available in ebook, paperback and hardcover format from the 25th January 2018.

To pre-order/buy link:  https://goo.gl/av1v8i

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In ancient Greece, one of the twelve labours of Heracles was to bring back a golden apple from the Garden of Hesperides. To archaeologist Oriel Anderson, joining a team of Greek divers on the island of Helios seems like the golden apple of her dreams. Yet the dream becomes a nightmare when she meets the devilish owner of the island, Damian Lekkas. In shocked recognition, she is flooded with the memory of a romantic night in a stranger’s arms, six summers ago. A very different man stands before her now, and Oriel senses that the sardonic Greek autocrat is hell-bent on playing a cat and mouse game with her. As they cross swords and passions mount, Oriel is aware that malevolent eyes watch her from the shadows. Dark rumours are whispered about the Lekkas family. What dangers lie in Helios, a bewitching land where ancient rituals are still enacted to appease the gods, young men risk their lives in the treacherous depths of the Ionian Sea, and the volatile earth can erupt at any moment? Will Oriel find the hidden treasures she seeks? Or will Damian’s tragic past catch up with them, threatening to engulf them both?

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this novel.  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 Hannah Fielding’s latest novel: Aphrodite’s Tears.  Aphrodite’s Tears is my first introduction to the works of Hannah Fielding and it had everything and more that I love in a story.

This was an epic novel filled with a tempestuous love; a love so strong and persistent that the Greek Gods had no power over.

Oriel a young talented, beautiful archaeologist couldn’t believe the luck of obtaining a position on the crew to search a sunken Roman ship off the coast of a small Greek Island.

The island of Helios is steeped with so much history and legend that as soon as Oriel steps foot on it’s soil she feels the excitement of what lies ahead.  Faced with rumours of her new boss she is filled with trepidation but when she meets Damian Lekkas her mind suddenly revisits a time 7 years ago when her heart had been broken but then she glimpses sight of this god-like creature emerging from the Aegean sea.  This Greek God is none other than her new boss Damian Lekkas.  Oriel wonders whether she can work with this man but the importance of what the archaeological team may discover gives her hope that Damian and herself can work together in a professional manner.

Damian Lekkas is a highly esteemed man that the islanders are truly thankful for all the work he has done providing homes, employment and updating valuable resources to make life for the islanders run more efficiently.  Damian is a very passionate person especially around his work and the love of the island.  When he meets up with Oriel again after 7 years his desire for her is like he’s never spent a minute apart from her.  Working together will definitely test his spirit.  Damian’s family through all it’s generations have been thwarted with tragedy after tragedy; it’s as if the Greek Gods from myths and legends have cursed the family.

This story is so entrancing and alluring.  You are treated to the appeal of the Greek Island and also to the sensual beauty of a love that hasn’t cooled.  The storyline was exciting, it was sensual, it was dramatic, it was full of family drama that felt like it had stepped out of any of the Greek myths and legends storybooks.  I was in awe of this stunning story.

To learn more about Hannah Fielding and her work please do visit the following pages:

Website:  http://hannahfielding.net/

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

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/AuthorHannahFielding/