Double Review: Lady Tregowan’s Will Books One and Two by Janice Preston @janicegpreston @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks #bookreview #HistoricalRomance #millsandbooninsider

The Rags to Riches Governess (Lady Tregowan’s Will Book One) written by Janice Preston, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

To buy link:

You can purchase books direct from the Mills & Boon website. There is currently a special summer offer of 30% off your order using code HOTSUMMER30, offer ends 11th August 2021. https://www.millsandboon.co.uk/collections/all/products/hqnsingle-07221501

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Book Blurb

From impoverished governess…

…to wealthy heiress

Governess Leah Thame learns she’s inherited a fortune the day her employer, the enigmatic Earl of Dolphinstone, returns from abroad. They share an instant connection, but in order to claim her in heritance, Leah must resign and find a husband. The guarded widower offers a convenient marriage to stop her leaving, but Leah refuses. She won’t marry the man who’s captured her heart, unless there’s a chance of her love being returned…

REVIEW

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 Rags to Riches Governess was published in January this year and has been sat patiently waiting for me to read. I am thrilled to now be able to share my review along with Book Two in the trilogy. Janice Preston is one of my ‘go to’ historical romance authors as she understands the era she is writing about, her characters are written with warmth and charm and she writes stories with romance that slowly bubbles away in the background till it reaches fever point.

This is book one in a new trilogy titled Lady Tregowan’s Will based on three young women from differing backgrounds, that are strangers who are brought together by an inheritance from a lady who is trying to make amends for the past. Each story is written in a way that can be read as a standalone but now that I’ve read book one I am keen to continue with the mystery of the fortune that’s bestowed on the young ladies.

Leah Thame is enjoying her role as governess to Lord Dolphinstone’s 3 young children. Since her appointment to the position she hasn’t seen the Lord as he fled oversees with work following the untimely death of his wife, leaving Leah to care for his two sons and young daughter’s educational and personal wellbeing.

When Leah is summoned to a solicitors’ office she is shocked to discover she is 1/3 of a beneficiary of an estate left by a Lady Tregowan. The inheritance has many conditions attached and Leah is left confused and concerned for her future. She also now has the sudden return arrival of Lord Dolphinstone to contend with leaving her with more anxious thoughts. Leah has fallen in love with the children and as she gets to know their father a frisson of chemistry is felt. However, Leah has been left heartbroken in the past and is afraid to trust another man especially one that is still mourning his late wife.

Lord Dolphinstone is keen to rebuild a relationship with his children, he’s annoyed with himself for being away so long and realises he needs to tread carefully with them. He didn’t expect to meet someone that would make his heart beat again but Leah Thame is proving to be hard to resist. However, the Lord feels he has to punish himself for his past role as a husband and feels he must deny his own feelings.

Janice Preston has created a lovely, slow building romance with a hint of mystery surrounding the inheritance and it’s many conditions. Heart-warming, romantic and a gorgeous page turner of a story.

The Cinderella Heiress (Lady Tregowan’s Will Book Two) written by Janice Preston, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

To buy link:

You can purchase books direct from the Mills & Boon website. There is currently a special summer offer of 30% off your order using code HOTSUMMER30, offer ends 11th August 2021. https://www.millsandboon.co.uk/collections/all/products/hqnsingle-07221502

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Book Blurb

She’s inherited a fortune

But will she realise her true worth?

Claiming her inheritance in London will help Beatrice Fothergill escape her bullying, belittling half-brother. When her carriage overturns, dashing Waterloo soldier, Jack Kingswood, comes to her aid – setting her pulse racing! In return, believing her new fortune can help the injured veteran rebuild his life, Beatrice proposes a convenient marriage. But is this all she can offer – or dare Beatrice believe she’s worthy of more…?

REVIEW

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The Cinderella Heiress is Book Two in the Lady Tregowan’s Will trilogy and after reading book one I was already invested in the present and future for these three young women who find themselves thrust into a world so far from their upbringings but also a world that was denied them.

This is Beatrice’s story. Beatrice, I feel, is the most naive, shy and vulnerable of the three girls. Since the death of her father a few years ago she has been living under the protection of her half-brother Percy and his wife. However, her life has been more like a slave than a member of the family. When Beatrice hears of her inheritance she fears that Percy will find out and put a stop to her new life. Constantly bullied and belittled Beatrice worries how she will escape the hold of her brother. This is until her unexpected introduction to Jack King.

Jack King (aka Lord Jack Kingswood) is a war veteran and casualty suffering now with a disability. He is constantly aware of his impediment and feels he is not much use to anyone let alone a future wife. But when he meets Beatrice emotions stir that had laid dormant but he still doubts his ability and feels no one will look twice at him with his disability.

As the conditions of the inheritance become more imperative and time is running out Beatrice has to think of a way to escape and a daring plan is hatched.

I adored this second book in the trilogy. You can’t help but fall in love with Beatrice who has suffered greatly via the hands of those she thought could be trusted and when a hero from the Napoleonic war comes to her rescue you just know is was meant to be. However, Beatrice and Jack’s journey to self-discovery, self-love and acceptance, happiness and love is fraught with danger, doubt and despair making a captivating story.

I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Aurelia, our third young lady in receipt of good fortune. The Penniless Debutante is due to be released on 28th October 2021. To pre-order the book please follow the link below:

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About the Author

Janice Preston writes emotional and sensual historical romance. Although all her novels are standalone reads, she loves to write stories set in the same Regency world, and many of her books include book-hopping characters.

When Janice isn’t writing she enjoys reading, swimming, pottering about the garden when the sun is shining, and travelling whenever she can. She fuels her imagination with endless cups of coffee, is far too keen on unhealthy food, and is an expert procrastinator.

For more info go to: janicepreston.co.uk

Twitter: @janicegpreston

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

Captivating the Cynical Earl by Catherine Tinley @CatherineTinley @MillsandBoon @rararesources @HarlequinBooks #RegencyRomance #bookreview

Captivating the Cynical Earl written by Catherine Tinley, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

The cool, aloof earl

And the enchanting lady

For Jack Beresford, Earl of Hawkenden, emotional entanglements are the path to pain. But when his brother brings his new wife and her best friend to his country home, everything changes. Lady Cecily Thornhill is both vibrant and beautiful, and Jack finds himself increasingly captivated by her sunny nature. Yet he must resist her charms, for in a month she’ll be gone—unless his frozen heart thaws before then…

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Catherine Tinley’s latest historical romance: Captivating the Cynical Earl.

I do love a Regency Romance; the rules of society, the fashion, the beginnings of women wanting more for themselves. The streets of London graced with Lords and Ladies to the hard working lower classes struggling in the workhouses. To the country estates with land and tenants and the beauty of the English countryside. And to a love that felt often awkward and stilted with the constrains of the etiquette of the era to an all consuming swoon worthy passion. Catherine Tinley is one of a group from Mills & Boon that are top class historical romance authors who entertain their readers with all of the above and more.

Catherine Tinley instantly transported me to London 1819 with her descriptions of the setting and characters making me feel quite at home in this era.

Jack and Tom Beresford are brothers and as the older brother Jack has taken the title of Earl of Hawkenden. Jack has always looked out for his brother since the death of their mother when the boys were still so young. So when Tom informs Jack he has just got married to a young lady he has known for a matter of months and it’s a union of love you can imagine Jack’s disdain to the news. Jack instantly takes a dislike to the new bride with his cynical brain presuming all she is after is money and a partnership of love is just poppycock!

Lady Cecily too has reservations for this union. Nell is her best friend and Cecily was shocked how quick the relationship blossomed. But as she spends time with the newly weds Cecily can witness how perfect this union is. It’s just proving this to Tom’s older brother, Jack, that is cause for concern for all.

Catherine Tinley has created a wonderful Regency Romance that is filled with two love stories that take all parties concerned by surprise. As Cecily spends time getting to know the Beresford brothers she begins to understand there is a hidden sadness within that is preventing Jack especially to trust in love.

Romantic, charming, entertaining and poignant.

Author Bio –

Catherine Tinley is an award winning author of historical romance. She writes witty, heartwarming Regency love stories for Harlequin Mills & Boon. Her first book, Waltzing with the Earl, won the Rita Award for Best Historical Romance 2018, while Rags-to-Riches Wife won the RoNA Award for Best Historical Romance 2021.

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, Sure Start, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now manages a maternity hospital. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, cats, and dog and can be reached at catherinetinley.com,on facebook, twitter, and instagram.

The Return of Her Lost Knight (Notorious Knights Book 3) by Melissa Oliver @melissaoauthor @MillsandBoon #bookreview #HistoricalRomance #PublicationDay

The Return of Her Lost Knight written by Melissa Oliver, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

Her second chance

With her lost love….

To avoid a forced marriage, Lady Gwenllian plans to escape to a convent. She couldn’t possibly honour another when her heart still belongs to Ralph de Kinnerton, the man she had to betray to save his life – only to hear of his death shortly after. So how is it possible he’s here at this Knight’s tournament? Now, the pull of their unfinished past forces Gwen to question the choice she’d made for her future…

To buy links:

The paperback is available from all good book retailers and can also be purchased online direct from Mills & Boon.

Notorious Knights – The Return Of Her Lost Knight (Mills & Boon Historical) (Notorious Knights, Book 3) – Mills & Boon UK (millsandboon.co.uk)

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REVIEW

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It’s hard to believe that Melissa Oliver is a relatively new author with her first novel being published last summer. Melissa Oliver’s books are very readable, there’s a real sense of time and place and you can feel the atmosphere and tension between characters. The Return of Her Lost Knight is book 3 in the Notorious Knights trilogy, you can find my review for book one here: The Rebel Heiress and the Knight by Melissa Oliver @melissaoauthor @MillsandBoon @rararesources #HistoricalRomance #bookreview #blogtour | kraftireader (wordpress.com) and for book two here: Her Banished Knight’s Redemption by Melissa Oliver @melissaoauthor @MillsandBoon @rararesources @HarlequinBooks #HistoricalRomance #bookreview #blogtour | kraftireader (wordpress.com)

Each book in the trilogy can be read as a standalone as each instalment focuses on a new character. However, characters from previous stories do crop up in later reads so you can see a progression in their lives. I would therefore, highly recommend reading the books in order to fully understand and appreciate the era, the setting, the characters and also the books are just gorgeous you just don’t want to miss out!

Book 3 is Ralph De Kinnerton and Lady Gwenllian’s story. Six years ago this young couple were full of dreams and hopes for the future but betrayals and danger from a family source split the pair apart until an important knights tournament was to bring them back together again. However, a lot can happen in six years, for one thing Ralph was presumed dead so his return to tournament was filled with much trepidation as Ralph felt he had a ‘score’ to prove to gain his place as the rightful heir to his late father’s land. But to succeed Ralph has to remain incognito but the sight of his once best friend and childhood sweetheart, Lady Gwenllian, sets his emotions in a tailspin and his plan to gain recognition of his ‘inheritance’ becomes clouded with thoughts of Gwen.

However, wherever Gwen was his notorious cousin, Stephen le Gros, was close behind and Ralph has to keep his temper in check and his presence a secret till the time was right.

Gwen and Ralph were once so close but Gwen had to make the brave decision 6 years ago to let Ralph go for his own safety. Not many people know the true reasons for Gwen letting Ralph go and it’s something that Gwen is still very guarded about. Believing Ralph was dead has been hard to bare so finding out he was alive has brought so many conflicting feelings to the forefront of Gwen’s mind. Gwen is also hiding torment from her past that has shaped the path for her future.

Can Ralph fulfil his destiny and can Gwen learn to let events from the past go?

Another gorgeous historical romance that was filled with drama, danger, tension but there is also a wonderful endearing camaraderie between the notorious knights. I really enjoy historical romance stories it’s a journey that has the reader travelling back in time experiencing life in an unknown era with cultures to learn and sights to discover.

About the Author

Melissa Oliver is from south-west London where she writes historical romance novels. She lives with her lovely husband and three daughters, who share her passion for decrepit, old castles, grand palaces and all things historical. She is the winner of The Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award for new writers in 2020 for her debut, The Rebel Heiress and the Knight. When she’s not writing she loves to travel, paint and visit museums & art galleries.

Twitter: @melissaoauthor

The Warrior’s Innocent Captive by Ella Matthews @ellamattauthor @MillsandBoon @rararesources #HistoricalRomance #bookreview #blogblitz

The Warrior’s Innocent Captive written by Ella Matthews, publisher Mills & Boon, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

An impossible choice:

His family or love

As steward to the Earl of Borwyn, Erik Ward had only admired sheltered noblewoman Linota Leofric from afar – until he has to escort her on a dangerous journey. When she’s kidnapped, he rescues the courageous beauty, revelling in finally having her in his arms. But Erik has a secret plan to reunite his family – now he’s forced to choose between that and his growing feelings for Linota…

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Warriors-Innocent-Captive-Historical-Leofric-ebook/dp/B08HPGSM19

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blog blitz celebrating and promoting the launch of book three in The House of Leofric trilogy. I really enjoyed returning to Medieval England and to a world of castles, noblemen, warriors and wars of land and propriety. You can find my review for Book Two in the series here Under the Warrior’s Protection by Ella Matthews @ellamattauthor @MillsandBoon @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #historicalromance | kraftireader (wordpress.com)

Book Three, The Warrior’s Innocent Captive, focuses on the younger Leofric sibling, Linota, a young woman along with her older sister that was badly treated most of their lives. Now free of the confines of home the girls are on their way to live with their older brother and his new wife.

Erik Ward is one of the warriors that has been tasked to escort the sisters on their arduous journey to their new home. Erik can’t ignore the beauty of Linota and understands with his upbringing he can only be friends with this young woman but this does not stop him desiring of more.

When Linota’s life is put in danger Erik races to her rescue but finds himself faced with a dilemma of the heart with a glimmer of hope from his past causing him to betray what he now holds dear. Can Erik keep both his past and present safe from any danger?

The Warrior’s Innocent Captive can easily be read as a standalone novel but it was interesting to learn of Linota’s journey to freedom and happiness. I would therefore, highly recommend reading all the books in the series to fully appreciate the history with the continuing storyline and characters.

Ella Matthews has created a gorgeous medieval romance that is filled with danger, lessons from the past and passions of the heart.

Author Bio – Ella Matthews lives and works in beautiful South Wales. When not thinking about handsome heroes she can be found walking along the coast with her husband and their two children (probably still thinking about heroes but at least pretending to be interested in everyone else).

Social Media Links –

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Website: www.ellamatthews.co.uk

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The Return of the Disappearing Duke by Lara Temple @laratemple1 @MillsandBoon @rararesources #bookexcerpt #regencyromance #giveaway

The Return Cover Disappearing Duke

The Return of the Disappearing Duke written by Lara Temple, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

A scarred mercenary…Or the Disappearing Duke of Greybourne?

Rafe has spent years running from his true identity. He’s a lone wolf, living far from aristocratic England and his violent father. Then unconventional Cleopatra Osbourne requests his protection as she crosses the Egyptian desert. In Cleo he discovers a fellow outcast—and a fierce desire! Cleo must return to London, and here lies Rafe’s dilemma—because following his heart means claiming the title he’s avoided for so long!

Purchase Links

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Bookbub: https://bit.ly/RafeBookbub

The Return of the Disappearing Duke

I am so pleased to be involved in the Publication Day Push celebrating and promoting the launch of Lara Temple’s latest novel: The Return of the Disappearing Duke.  I have the pleasure of sharing an excerpt.

Rafe and Cleo have made it safely out of Egypt on a smuggler’s ship only to find themselves caught in an Atlantic storm which forces them to make the best of Cleo’s cabin…

Any moment now and the Captain’s prediction about them becoming a treat for the fish might very well come to pass. She clung to the polished wood, her heart slamming far faster and more brutally than the shrieks of wind and raging waves.

But her mind was amazingly quiet and clear. All she could think was—she did not want to die and she did not want Rafe to die.

She wanted him here, with her.

The door slammed open and something between a squawk and a shriek burst from her, but it wasn’t the ship being torn apart. Rafe stood braced in the doorway as the ship rolled back. His hair and face were slick with rain and the coat he was shrugging off fell with a wet thump to the floor.

I’ve conjured him, she thought. Her relief was so great it took quite a bit of restraint and common sense not to abandon her grip and throw herself at him precisely like a Haymarket heroine.

The ship gave another mighty effort to shake her off. She lost her hold on the shelf, but managed to grab one of the solid chairs that was grinding sluggishly back and forth across the floor, dragging her as she clung to it.

Rafe came towards her, using the shelves as anchors.

‘Stop dancing like a drunken goat and sit down.’

‘I am trying! It’s impossible to stay still.’

She was beginning to feel queasy. She couldn’t remember suffering from seasickness before, but there was a first time for everything. Her first relief at his entry was dissipating fast. It was bad enough she must look like a fright in the oversized nightshirt; casting up her accounts in front of him would add injury to injury.

‘I am perfectly fine. Go away,’ she said, trying not to sound desperate.

‘No. Not while you’re rolling around like a billiard ball.’

‘I’ll sit down.’ She aimed for the seat and promptly fell to the floor as the boat went the other way. The blow to her bottom was so sharp she lost her breath and sat gasping.

He helped her to her feet, planting his feet wide against the roll.

‘Come, sit.’

‘I think I am safer on the floor.’

He laughed, tucking her against him.

‘You’ll roll around the floor like a loose cannon, Queenie. Come.’

To her surprise he sat at the end of the bed and propped his boots against the cupboard. Before she could understand what he was doing he used the roll of the ship to pull her off her feet and on to his lap. His arm curved about her waist, his hand on her hip, flexing as he held her through the particularly enthusiastic roll.

‘See? Nice and snug. We roll with the ship, rather than try to battle it. You can’t win that one, sweetheart.’ His voice was a rumbling purr against her side and his breath warm on her temple.

His warmth radiated through the thin, damp cotton of their shirts and her hands began tingling at the memory of sliding her hands over his chest in the bathhouse. How his muscles had hardened under her touch, bunching and flexing in that strange dance of invitation and rejection. Her hand was so close to his waist, a simple tug could separate shirt from trouser and…

The ship gave another leap and dip and she grabbed at his shirt.

‘Ouch. Watch your nails, hellion.’

‘You’ve been stabbed more times than a roast ham. I hardly think my nails will have an impact on you.’

‘God, you’d be surprised.’ There was a laugh in his voice, but also a rawness, and she leaned back a little to look at him.

He was half smiling, but there was tension there and demons in his eyes.

She released his shirt, gently rubbing the spot she’d abused, still watching him.

His pupils widened, turning storm into thundery dusk, and under her thigh she felt him harden. It was definite, immediate, and so was her response.

All fear of the storm, the queasiness and embarrassment just…evaporated. Her body shimmered with heat, expanded and woke into awareness of every point of contact, of the tingling warmth between her legs, of the need to do something…

Oh, lord, she was in trouble.

Author Bio –

The Return AuthorLara Temple writes strong and sensual Regency romances about complex individuals who give no quarter but do so with plenty of passion. She lives with her husband, two children, and one very fluffy dog and they are all very understanding about her taking over the kitchen table so she can look out over the garden as she writes and dreams up her Happy Ever Afters.

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Lilian and the Irresistible Duke by Virginia Heath @VirginiaHeath_ @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks @rararesources #PublicationDayPush #HistoricalRomance #bookreview

Lilian and the Irresistible Duke

Lilian and the Irresistible Duke written by Virginia Heath, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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

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Lilian And The Irresistible Duke (Mills & Boon Historical) (Secrets of a Victorian Household, Book 4)

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Book Blurb

A reunion in Rome…Sparks an affair to remember!
Responsible widow Lilian Fairclough is persuaded to travel to Rome for a hard-earned break and to let down her hair! She’s surprised to be reunited with passionate, cynical Italian duke, Pietro Venturi. He reawakens her sensual side and intrigues her with glimpses of pain beneath his rakish surface. Enticed into a secret and temporary affair – what will happen once she returns home?

Lilian and the Irresistible Duke

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Ohh I was totally swept away with this story by Virginia Heath, it was utterly sublime and I didn’t want it to end; a beautiful romance taking the characters on a journey of self-discovery and of new beginnings. Virginia Heath has written with such intricate detail with this novel I felt myself totally transported to Rome viewing for the first time the splendour and the majestic sights of the city just like our leading lady, Lilian. I was mesmerised by the atmospheric words then the beauty of the developing friendship between two people who were almost strangers but the love of the arts helped cement a blossoming alliance. A friendship that has had to overcome different cultures and beliefs and the grief of the past.

This is the first romance the author has written with the leading lady and gent being of a more mature age and it’s also her first romance were the leading gent is a sexy, charismatic, debonair Italian. It was refreshing to read a romance with characters facing different milestones and concerns in their lives than those of a younger generation; the characters had lived and lost and were learning to love again.

The book is one of a four part series of individual stories written by four different historical romance authors. The stories are all centred around a Victorian household. I’ve not read any of the other stories in the series but now I’ve met Lilian, the mother and matriarch of the family I’m keen to see how life for Lilian’s children faired.

A gorgeous, refreshing historical romance about letting yourself be you again. It was beautifully atmospheric, sexy and full of desire.

About the Author

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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Secrets of a Highland Warrior by Nicole Locke @NicoleLockeNews @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks @rararesources #HistoricalRomance #blogtour #bookreview #giveaway

 

Lochmore Legacy book 4

Secrets of a Highland Warrior written by Nicole Locke, publisher Mills & Boon, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

To buy links:

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Secrets Of A Highland Warrior (Mills & Boon Historical) (The Lochmore Legacy, Book 4)
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Book Blurb

The key to his past…

…lies with the enemy sharing his bed!

Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Rory Lochmore had expected to wage battle, to claim land and finally secure his standing within his clan… Instead he won a wife. A McCrieff wife. Their convenient marriage could unite the two long-feuding clans forever. But can a political alliance give way to a passion strong enough to stand the secrets of the past?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the mini blog blitz celebrating and promoting Nicole Locke’s latest historical romance novel: Secrets of a Highland Warrior.  I reviewed this novel on my blog back in June so I’m excited to share it again with the blog blitz.

Secrets of a Highland Warrior is book four in the unique Scottish Highland historical romance series that is written by four different authors set in the same Scottish Highlands but in four different time periods. If you’ve never read any historical romance before this series would be a good starting point with it visiting different periods of time; you can then decide which period you prefer or if like me you’ve discovered a new era and have fallen in love with new historical time zones.

I would strongly recommend reading the books in the order they were published as you can then get a sense of the storyline, the secrets, the mystery and the rugged landscape.  The books in the series are :

His Convenient Highland Wedding by Janice Preston
Unlaced by the Highland Duke by Lara Temple
A Runaway Bride for the Highlander by Elisabeth Hobbes
Secrets of a Highland Warrior by Nicole Locke

Secrets of a Highland Warrior is my first introduction to the work of Nicole Locke and her writing style drew me into a tale full of secrets, deceit, danger and love in the Scottish hills in the year of 1293.

The landscape of the highlands was strategically owned by different clans and the Chief of Clans were very protective of their land. However, when the King had granted some of the adjoining land to the Lochmore estate it was to cause a change of events for the future for many. As this adjoining land was currently owned by the McCleish clan and they were not to give up the land too easy.

Rory, son of the Chief of the Lochmore clan, was on his way to claim this new land. With his best friend Paiden and a few of his clansmen, he anticipated a fight would be forthcoming. What he didn’t anticipate was the daughter of the Tanish of the McCleish clan being part of the bargain.

Ailsa was the healer for the McCleish clan and was currently treating Hamish, Chief of the McCleish clan, who was gravely ill. Ailsa had been trained well by her predecessor and had been privy to secrets, which at first Ailsa thought were folklore between clans but when she meets Rory and notices certain traits about him Ailsa begins to wonder whether the words she heard in secret were actually true.

When danger reaches Rory’s party a race against time to save lives is at stake and Rory has to put his trust in someone he has only just met and that they are from an opposing clan.

With age old secrets and bitter feuds between clansmen slowly revealing themselves Nicole Locke has given us an historical mystery that is soon filled with a chemistry that sparks between opposing clans folk.

I have completely fallen in love with The Lochmore Legacy series with each story unearthing new facts surrounding mysteries of long ago with a clash of clans and a clash of hearts within each instalment. The epilogue rounds off the series beautifully which left me feeling quite emotional and bereft. Hats off to all four authors for a great concept for a historical romance series.

About the Author
Nicole is the author of Harlequin’s #LoversandLegends series and co-author of the #LochmoreLegacy series. Currently, she lives in Seattle and can be reached via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. If you don’t hear from her, she’s eating Haribos and drinking copious amounts of tea while frantically trying to find a happily ever after.

Social Media Links –
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https://twitter.com/NicoleLockeNews

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Secrets of a Highland Warrior by Nicole Locke @NicoleLockeNews @MillsandBoon #bookreview #LochmoreLegacy #HistoricalRomance

 

Lochmore Legacy book 4

Secrets of a Highland Warrior written by Nicole Locke, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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Book Blurb

The key to his past…
…lies with the enemy sharing his bed!
Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Rory Lochmore had expected to wage battle, to claim land and finally secure his standing within his clan… Instead he won a wife. A McCrieff wife. Their convenient marriage could unite the two long-feuding clans forever. But can a political alliance give way to a passion strong enough to stand the secrets of the past?

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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.

Secrets of a Highland Warrior is book four in the unique Scottish Highland historical romance series that is written by four different authors set in the same Scottish Highlands but in four different time periods.  If you’ve never read any historical romance before this series would be a good starting point with it visiting different periods of time; you can then decide which period you prefer or if like me you’ve discovered a new era and have fallen in love with new historical time zones.

I would strongly recommend reading the books in the order they were published as you can then get a sense of the storyline, the secrets, the mystery and the rugged landscape.

The books in the series are (my reviews are available by clicking the title of the book):

Secrets of a Highland Warrior is my first introduction to the work of Nicole Locke and her writing style drew me into a tale full of secrets, deceit, danger and love in the Scottish hills in the year of 1293.

The landscape of the highlands was strategically owned by different clans and the Chief of Clans were very protective of their land.  However, when the King had granted some of the adjoining land to the Lochmore estate it was to cause a change of events for the future for many.  As this adjoining land was currently owned by the McCleish clan and they were not to give up the land too easy.

Rory, son of the Chief of the Lochmore clan, was on his way to claim this new land.  With his best friend Paiden and a few of his clansmen, he anticipated a fight would be forthcoming.  What he didn’t anticipate was the daughter of the Tanish of the McCleish clan being part of the bargain.

Ailsa was the healer for the McCleish clan and was currently treating Hamish, Chief of the McCleish clan, who was gravely ill.  Ailsa had been trained well by her predecessor and had been privy to secrets, which at first Ailsa thought were folklore between clans but when she meets Rory and notices certain traits about him Ailsa begins to wonder whether the words she heard in secret were actually true.

When danger reaches Rory’s party a race against time to save lives is at stake and Rory has to put his trust in someone he has only just met and that they are from an opposing clan.

With age old secrets and bitter feuds between clansmen slowly revealing themselves Nicole Locke has given us an historical mystery that is soon filled with a chemistry that sparks between opposing clans folk.

I have completely fallen in love with The Lochmore Legacy series with each story unearthing new facts surrounding mysteries of long ago with a clash of clans and a clash of hearts within each instalment.  The epilogue rounds off the series beautifully which left me feeling quite emotional and bereft.  Hats off to all four authors for a great concept for a historical romance series.

About the Author

Nicole first discovered romance novels hidden in her grandmother’s closet. Convinced hidden books must be better, Nicole greedily read them. It was only natural she should start writing them (but now not so secretly).

Website: https://www.nicolelocke.com/

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

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

The Disgraceful Lord Gray by Virginia Heath @VirginiaHeath_ @MillsandBoon @rararesources #PublicationDayPush #bookreview #RegencyRomance #MillsandBoon #TheKingsElite #HistFic

 

The Disgraceful Lord Gray UK

The Disgraceful Lord Gray written by Virginia Heath, 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 the Mills and Boon website.

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Book Blurb

A spy on a mission…Until he meets this heiress!
Miss Theodora Cranford’s learned to keep her impetuous nature locked away. She won’t be deceived by another man who can’t see past her fortune. She wants an honourable, sensible sort – not a self-assured scoundrel like her new neighbour, Lord Gray. Although she’s sure there’s more to him than meets the eye… But after that first captivating kiss, she’s certainly left wanting more!

The Disgraceful Lord Gray

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 Publication Day Push for Virginia Heath’s latest novel: The Disgraceful Lord Gray.

Virginia Heath has become one of my favourite Regency romance authors. She has a winning style with her novels and that is of creating characters that are humble, have a vulnerability about them, strong willed women, ruggedly handsome men but most of all she creates the perfect duo act. With The Disgraceful Lord Gray our duo is Lord Graham (Gray) Chadwick, one of The King’s Elite secret agents and Miss Thea Cranford, a wealthy heiress and niece to one of the latest suspects in the smuggling ring.

Lord Gray had fled his home and his shattered heart ten years ago, he was betrayed by his family and found solace gambling and then working for the Merchant Navy, this then led to working for the King and country as one of a secret group of men protecting the country. Gray’s latest assignment was to infiltrate the Boss of the smuggling ring that had brought treason, danger and death to the shores of England. His mission was to gain more information about Viscount Gislingham who resided in a country house in Sussex. Intelligence had been received that Gislingham was involved in the smuggling.

With reconnaissance set up in a neighbouring country house Lord Gray and his superior Lord Fennimore were playing the part of country gents perfectly, so perfectly that Gray stumbles across the Viscount’s niece, Thea Cranford. His first thought was that Thea would be a great opening to gain access to her Uncle. But this instant reaction to Thea shook him, she was like a vision with striking auburn locks that were wild and difficult to tame, which he later found out was very similar to the young lady herself. Gray had left matters of the heart with his shattered pieces ten years ago so to feel his heart thumping that little bit more when he first meets Thea he is unsure of his next move however, he does realise he has a job to do and nothing must get in his way.

However, the author Virginia Heath, has snook in an adorable character in this story. Trefor is a gorgeous black labrador that is playful and loving and is always by his master’s side, Lord Gray, until Thea appeared and Trefor then transfers his love and adoration to her much to Gray’s disgust!

I absolutely loved Gray and Thea’s double act there was plenty of sparring and playful, flirtatious banter but there was also alot of mutual understanding of heartaches. Virginia Heath has given us another great instalment in The King’s Elite series, I’ve been enthralled with the drama, the secrecy, the camaraderie between the men and the dalliances with the women. There is always an underlying warmth with Virginia Heath’s novels which rounds off the stories perfectly.

About the Author 
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. Fortunately, the lovely people at Harlequin Mills & Boon took pity on her and decided to publish her romances, but it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

Social Media Links –
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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.

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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

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

Published Date:  30th May 2019

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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

 

 

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