Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

What am I reading now?  The Perfect Lady Worthe (Rose Gordon)

Annd . . . what do I think so far?I really enjoyed this book. At first I worried that I didn't like the love interest, but it all works!

BLURB: The last thing Jane Cavanaugh would ever expect is to be married—she is an invalid, after all—but that doesn’t mean she can’t help with her sister’s husband hunt! (Even if it is with a wee bit of reluctance.)

The last thing Gareth, Lord Worthe would ever want to do is to fall in love with his closest friend’s younger sister.

But fate just might have something else in store for these two…

Please note, this novella is approximately 23,500 words.



 
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Meet a New Favorite Author

What am I reading now?  The Matchmaking Game (Donna Hatch)

Annnd . . . what do I think so far?  I love it! Great characters with fabulous chemistry.

BLURB: THE MATCHMAKING GAME: A brand new historical romance novella from bestselling author Donna Hatch.

Rowena’s childhood friend, Evan, has returned home from war a handsome, but mysterious stranger. In an effort to bring happiness to her father, not to mention uncover the Evan she remembers from their youth, Rowena seeks to unite their parents. Who better to match a lonely widow and widower together than their adoring children? Her matchmaking game could help their parents find happiness and draw out her childhood friend buried beneath Evan’s new reserve … or it could break more than one heart.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Viscounts and Cash

What am I reading now?  The Viscount's Proposal (Malanie Dickerson)

Annd . . . what do I think so far? Loved it! Maybe even better than the first in this series. They don't have to be read in order though.

BLURB: Leorah Langdon has no patience for Regency society’s shallow hypocrisy and unnecessary rules, especially for women. She’s determined to defy convention by marrying for grand passion instead of settling for a loveless union like her parents—or wedding a stuffy, pompous gentleman like Edward, the Viscount Withinghall. But when a chance meeting in the countryside leads to Leorah and Withinghall being discovered in his overturned carriage—alone and after dark—the ensuing gossip may force them together.

Withinghall has his reasons for clinging to propriety; his father perished in a duel with his mistress’s husband, and Edward must avoid scandal himself if he wants to become prime minister. He certainly has no time for a reckless hoyden like Miss Langdon. But soon the two discover that Withinghall’s coach “accident” was no such thing: the vehicle was sabotaged.
Can the culprit be brought to justice? Strong-willed Leorah and duty-driven Withinghall will have to work together if they have any hope of saving her reputation, his political career—and his life.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Digging in to Research

What am I reading now?  Saving Lord Whitton's Daughter: A Regency Romance Novel (Susan Tietien)

Annnd . . . what do I think so far?  I really enjoyed this story--the characters, the premise, the tension between the main characters, the writing--all good!

Lady Bethany would rather die a spinster than submit to marriage—and thus reveal the horrible secret she has harbored for more than a year
Lord Locke is far too immersed in his service to the Crown for romance, but Lady Bethany is in dire circumstances.

Indebted to Bethany’s late father and his close friend, the earl offers a perfect solution for both of them: a marriage in name only. 

Perfect, if only they weren’t so irresistibly drawn to each other—and if Bethany hadn’t found herself falling in love with a man even more mysterious than his reputation. Perfect, until she unwittingly learns he’s protecting her from a threat to her life.

To Mark, Bethany is just another assignment, a woman he’s convinced is hiding something. His offer of marriage was meant only to make it easier to safeguard her. 
But when the simple threat turns to attempted murder and treason, Mark realizes that Bethany has stolen his heart and he can do nothing less than throw himself into a race against time to save her, whatever the price.
Research

Deanna and I (pen name: Jo Noelle) are writing in a new genre for us. It's still romance, but this time it's historical romance. And it's set in the American frontier. We've been doing quite a bit of research for this. Here's how:

Read about it...

View it... movies and travel videos on YouTube


Experience it...

One of the perks of being a writer is getting lost in the research of the new world we're writing in!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Luck of the Irish

What am I reading now?  The Sheriffs of Savage Wells (Sarah M. Eden)

Annnd . . . what do I think so far?  This is laugh out loud fun!

BLURB:
The small town of Savage Wells is barely big enough for the people who call it home; it certainly isn’t big enough for more than one sheriff.
Yet when famed lawman Cade O’Brien rides into town, he finds he’s not the only man ready to take on the job. What’s more, one of his competitors is a woman.
Paisley Bell loves her town and the eccentric people in it. She’s been the job to anyone else. Not only does she love the work, but she also needs the income to take care of her ailing father.
It’s a true battle of the sexes, and sparks fly between the two as Cade and Paisley banter and boast, neither one ready to acknowledge the attraction they have for each other. But when Paisley’s former beau shows up, along with a band of bank robbers, Savage Wells is suddenly faced with the kind of peril that only a sheriff can manage. Who will be man enough—or woman enough—to step up, claim the badge, and save the town?

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Murder Plot and Free Books

What am I reading now?  A Viscount's Proposal (Melanie Dickerson)

Annd . . . what do I think so far?  This is the second in the series but could be read as a stand along. (Though the first one is wonderful  too!)

BLURB: Leorah Langdon has no patience for Regency society’s shallow hypocrisy and unnecessary rules, especially for women. She’s determined to defy convention by marrying for grand passion instead of settling for a loveless union like her parents—or wedding a stuffy, pompous gentleman like Edward, the Viscount Withinghall. But when a chance meeting in the countryside leads to Leorah and Withinghall being discovered in his overturned carriage—alone and after dark—the ensuing gossip may force them together.

Withinghall has his reasons for clinging to propriety; his father perished in a duel with his mistress’s husband, and Edward must avoid scandal himself if he wants to become prime minister. He certainly has no time for a reckless hoyden like Miss Langdon. But soon the two discover that Withinghall’s coach “accident” was no such thing: the vehicle was sabotaged.
Can the culprit be brought to justice? Strong-willed Leorah and duty-driven Withinghall will have to work together if they have any hope of saving her reputation, his political career—and his life.


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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Wedding Dresses

What am I reading now?  The Wedding Dress (Rachel Hauck)

Annnd . . . what do I think so far?  This is a tender story of finding strength to love. Two thumbs up--5 Stars--standing ovation! 

BLURB: Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift . . . and her passion. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress…or feel certain she should marry Tim?

Making Beautiful Dresses
Speaking of wedding dress--here's mine.

Many years later, I cut that dress apart and made two baby dresses out of it. One for each of my daughters to use for their babies' blessings. Neither daughter was married or considering a family at that point, but I had hope. :)

Here's one of the grand-cuties in one of the dresses I made.


And another one...
I hope the dresses become heirlooms that 
future generations will enjoy too.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Romance Fix

What am I reading now?  A Lasting Impression (Tamera Alexander)

Annnd . . . what do I think so far? This book is set in Tennessee just after the close of the Civil War. I loved the backdrop of the world of art. Lovely book!

BLURB
To create something that will last is Claire Laurent's most fervent desire as an artist. It's also her greatest weakness. When her fraud of a father deals her an unexpected hand, Claire is forced to flee from New Orleans to Nashville, only a year after the War Between the States has ended. Claire's path collides with that of Sutton Monroe, and she considers him a godsend for not turning her in to the authorities. But when they meet again and he refuses to come to her aid, she realizes she's sorely misjudged the man. Trading an unwanted destiny for an unknown future, Claire finds herself in the middle of Nashville's elite society and believes her dream of creating a lasting impression in the world of art may finally be within reach.

All that Sutton Monroe holds dear lies in ruin. He's determined to reclaim his heritage and to make the men who murdered his father pay. But what he discovers on his quest for vengeance reveals a truth that may cost him more than he ever imagined.

Set at Nashville's historic 1850s Belmont Mansion, a stunning antebellum manor built by Mrs. Adelicia Acklen, the richest woman in America in the 1860s, 

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Regency Ball

What am I reading now? The Rise of Miss Notley (Rachael Anderson)

Annd . . . what do I think so far? I've loved all of Anderson's other stories, so as soon as this one came out, I picked it up. Wonderful story! I hope you enjoy it.

Blurb:
When Miss Coralynn Notley’s father barters her off to the first titled gentleman to come along, she realizes she must flee her home or be forced to wed a despicable man. Driven by desperation, she applies for the position of housekeeper at Tanglewood Manor, the home of the handsome Mr. Jonathan Ludlow.

The moment Jonathan sees Miss Notley, he is intrigued. She is far too young and inexperienced, yet there is something about her that that inspires a certain hope within him. Does he dare offer her the position of housekeeper or will doing so result in catastrophe?

Author Rachael Anderson A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can’t sing, doesn’t dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.
     
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My husband and I attended the recent Regency Ball a couple of weeks ago. We had a nice dinner accompanied by a live musicians and learned dances from the Regency period. 
And of course, we dressed the part.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

40 Sweet Romances for LOVE Day

What am I reading now?  A Season in London (A Timeless Romance Anthology)

Annnd . . . what do I think so far? These are always fabulous anthologies! And Oh, the last story was so fun!

POOR RELATIONS by Elizabeth Johns
As a ‘poor relation,’ Emma Standrich has already pre-empted her dismal Season by applying for a governess post. Her aunt and cousin are kind enough to sponsor her, but in truth, Emma is just waiting for it to all be over. 

EDWARD & EMILY by Heather B. Moore
As a second son, Edward Blackwood never anticipated becoming heir to his family estate, or the need to find a wife and secure that inheritance. 

A SPORTING SEASON by Rebecca Connolly
Daphne Hutchins is no simpering female who aims for a husband with a fortune. In fact, she’d be more than happy to live her life free of the heartache that men seem to bring. 


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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Read, Review, Repeat

What am I reading now? The Unflappable Miss Fairchild (Regina Scott)

Annnd . . . what do I think so far? This is a fabulous story of opposites attract! So much fun and a sweet romance too.

The ever practical Anne Fairchild knows the rules of engagement in Regency England—the proper way a young lady should seek a husband. She’s been groomed to make the best match possible so she can help the two elderly aunts who raised her stave off poverty. So why is it one moment in the presence of the dashing Chas Prestwick, and she’s ready to throw propriety to the wind?

The black sheep of the family, Chas excels at shocking Society with his wild wagers and reckless carriage racing. But his bravado masks a bruised and lonely heart. Can the sweet-natured Anne convince him to take the greatest risk of all—on love?



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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Free Vacations

What am I reading now?  A Season in London (Timeless Romance Anthology)

Annnd . . . what do I think so far? I love these anthologies and wait anxiously for each one's release. The last story in this one is unique and so enjoyable!

POOR RELATIONS by Elizabeth Johns
EDWARD & EMILY by Heather B. Moore
A SPORTING SEASON by Rebecca Connolly

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Turn of the Century Romances

What am I reading now? The Lost Heiress (Roseanna M. White)

Annnd . . . what do I think so far?  I liked this soooo much that I've read the next two also. The writing is lovely and the plots engaging. The characters pulled me right in, and I found myself cheering for them!

Roseanna White Debuts Sparkling British Historical Romance

Brook Eden has never known where she truly belongs. Though raised in the palace of Monaco, she's British by birth and was brought to the Grimaldis under suspicious circumstances as a babe. When Brook's friend Justin uncovers the fact that Brook is likely a missing heiress from Yorkshire, Brook leaves the sun of the Mediterranean to travel to the moors of the North Sea to the estate of her supposed family.

The mystery of her mother's death haunts her, and though her father is quick to accept her, the rest of the family and the servants of Whitby Park are not. Only when Brook's life is threatened do they draw close--but their loyalty may come too late to save Brook from the same threat that led to tragedy for her mother.

As heir to a dukedom, Justin is no stranger to balancing responsibilities. When the matters of his estate force him far from Brook, the distance between them reveals that what began as friendship has grown into something much more. But how can their very different loyalties and responsibilities ever come together?

And then, for a second time, the heiress of Whitby Park is stolen away because of 
the very rare treasure in her possession--and this time only the servants of Whitby can save her.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Audition an Author


What am I reading now?
 Prejudice Meets Pride (Rachael Anderson)

Annnd . . . what do I think so far?  I completely enjoyed this book. I love Anderson's writing style and the characters she develops.

After years of pinching pennies and struggling to get through art school, Emma Makie's hard work finally pays off with the offer of a dream job. But when tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to make a cross-country move to Colorado Springs to take temporary custody of her two nieces. She has no money, no job prospects, and no idea how to be a mother to two little girls, but she isn't about to let that stop her. Nor is she about to accept the help of Kevin Grantham, her handsome neighbor, who seems to think she's incapable of doing anything on her own.


Prejudice Meets Pride is the story of a guy who thinks he has it all figured out and a girl who isn't afraid to show him that he doesn't. It's about learning what it means to trust, figuring out how to give and to take, and realizing that not everyone gets to pick the person they fall in love with. Sometimes, love picks them.

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