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The Shipbuilder’s Wife

The Shipbuilder's Wife by Jennifer Moore Edition: ARC, 2018 Synopsis: The day of her parents' garden party dawns bright as Lydia Prescott eagerly anticipates a marriage proposal from a handsome and wealthy plantation owner. The lovely debutante plans to steal a moment away with her beau, but her plans go terribly awry. Instead of her intended,… Continue reading The Shipbuilder’s Wife

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An Author’s Random Musing: End of the Year

Well, NaNoWriMo has come to an end. I can report that I reached about 40K, counting some rebel words of blog posts/interviews/finishing a short story. So, while I did not reach my goal of 50K words in a month, I have a pretty good start on my first YA adventure/mystery/historical story. As this is the… Continue reading An Author’s Random Musing: End of the Year

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Glass Roses: A Victorian Fairytale

Glass Roses: A Victorian fairytale by Britain Kalai Soderquist Edition: Kindle, 2015 Synopsis: It is a truth universally acknowledged that magic is required for any young lady to find her “happily ever after” in a fairytale. This truth is so ingrained in the minds of readers that to suggest its removal is incomprehensible. But what if… Continue reading Glass Roses: A Victorian Fairytale

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A Gentleman’s Promise

A Gentleman's Promise by Penny Hampson Edition: ebook, ARC Synopsis: Emma has struggled across a Europe devastated by Napoleon to get her brother back home, but when she arrives she finds her family all but destroyed.  She meets a stranger who claims the estate now belongs to him. Who is this man? Emma doesn’t know. What… Continue reading A Gentleman’s Promise

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Tenant of Chesdene Manor

Tenant of Chesdene Manor by Alice Chetwynd Ley Edition: ebook, ARC Synopsis: A thrilling Regency Romance from a master of the genre! For fans of Georgette Heyer, Mary Balogh, Jane Aiken Hodge and Jane Austen.  Could a mysterious stranger be the answer to Diana’s prayers…?  1809, England  After the death of Sir Peter Chalfont his daughter, Diana, and… Continue reading Tenant of Chesdene Manor

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One Last Promise (The Stainton Sisters Book One)

One Last Promise by Amy Corwin Edition: ebook, ARC Synopsis: Love defies all obstacles to unite childhood friends...  Bespectacled and plain compared to her two sisters, Martha Stainton cherishes no expectations, except, perhaps, to one day become a doting aunt. After the death of their beloved father, Martha and her two sisters must leave their home… Continue reading One Last Promise (The Stainton Sisters Book One)

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The Bowes Inheritance

The Bowes Inheritance by Pam Lecky Edition: ebook, 2015 Synopsis: Historical Romance with a Dash of Rebellion Dublin 1882: When determined but impoverished Louisa Campbell inherits a large estate in the north of England, from an uncle she didn't even know existed, it appears to be the answer to her prayers. Her younger sister, Eleanor, is… Continue reading The Bowes Inheritance