Friday, September 15, 2017

The Pursuit of Lady Harriett Blog Tour


 
  The Pursuit of Lady Harriett by Rachael Anderson 
When wills clash and hearts collide, who will reign victorious?
Termed an Incomparable during her first London season, Lady Harriett Cavendish is beautiful, spirited, and confident, capturing the attention of a great many suitors. Unfortunately, they all failed to capture her attention, and she concluded the season as unattached as she’d begun it.

Only weeks prior to her second season, Harriett encounters Lieutenant Christopher Jamison while visiting Tanglewood Manor. Recently returned from war, the lieutenant is everything that Harriett's previous suitors were not. He’s arrogant, ungentlemanly, irritating, and challenges her at every opportunity. When he goes too far, Harriett decides that it’s time to turn the tables on him. But as she sets out to put the lieutenant in his place once and for all, she discovers there is more to him than meets the eye, and when it comes to matters of the heart, she has no control whatsoever.
 
  ~EXCERPT~
Harriett looked at what remained of the cake. Appar-ently, he didn’t intend to finish it off after all, so she collected their forks and stood. “Forgive me for saying so, but you look quite done in, Chris. If you do not go up to bed now, you will probably fall asleep here. Only imagine what Mrs. Caddy might say if she discovers you here with the mostly-eaten cake. For your own sake, you ought to retire. I will do my best to tidy things up.”

Before she could move away from him, he grabbed her hand and guided her to sit back down, keeping hold of her fingers. “Not so fast, my lady. I meant it when I said that I’m in desperate need of the distraction that only you can provide. Thus far, all I have done is burden you with my troubles.”

“I do not feel at all burdened, sir.” Indeed, Harriett suddenly felt breathless and somewhat giddy. The effect this man had on her was something of a wonder.

“Sir?” he asked. “I thought we were beyond that.”

“I thought so as well, but you only just called me ‘my lady.’”

He frowned and blinked as though he hadn’t realized he had. “Forgive me, Harry. I fear my exhaustion has muddled my thinking.”

This time, she did not let the name slide. She snatched her hand free and frowned at him. “Obviously it has.”
He laughed—not a tired attempt at a laugh, but a real one filled with the richness that warmed her straight through. Only this time, it did not bother her at all. In fact, it felt wonderful, almost like a compliment.

“I knew you’d come through for me,” he said, leaning close enough to touch shoulders with her. “You have no idea how much I needed to laugh or how good that felt. I could honestly kiss you right now.”

Harriett tried her best not to blush or appear astonished by the suggestion—he had obviously made the comment in jest—but when his smile widened into a devilish grin, she knew she’d failed. He leaned in closer, and his gaze wandered briefly to her mouth before returning to her eyes. She could smell vanilla and lemon and a hint of something else—leather perhaps? A delightful pulse whipped down her arm, and she was hard-pressed not to shiver.

“Admit it,” he said. “You have missed me.”


  Jewelz Review~
I loved reading this book. Such a fun read. Lady Harriett is anything but ordinary and she certainly has met her match in Lieutenant Jamison. I couldn't help but fall in love with them. As I read each scene seemed to leap from the page anatomy imagination and I couldn't help but anticipate each coming encounter. The "games" they play, along with their "pursuit" of each other is just the beginning of this engaging historical romance.

I love that Ms Anderson writes such vivid characters and stories that allow me to easily get carried away into another time and place. Such a fun escape from the day to day grind. The Pursuit of Lady Harriett is a delightful addition to Ms Anderson's works.

Honest disclosure~ I received a review copy
FYI~ clean read
  Rachael
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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Friday, September 8, 2017

Review ~ Romancing Daphne by Sarah M Eden


As her first London Season looms before her, the thought of the impending social whirl fills Daphne Lancaster's timid heart with dread. She hasn't her sisters beauty nor their talent for conversing easily. Even her family's enviable connections may not be enough to prevent disaster.

But Daphne's misery turns to surprised delight when the first event of her Season brings an unexpected visitor to her door—James Tilburn, whose tender kindness stole her heart in her youth. When the handsome young gentleman expresses his desire to court her, Daphne is elated. Their feelings for each other quickly grow, and it appears that, much to Daphne s disbelief, her happily ever after is within reach.

Yet nothing is as it seems. The couple finds themselves caught in a tangled web of greed and deceit, leaving James and Daphne to determine whether they are willing to risk everything for true love.

"Sarah M. Eden" has a knack for just the right pacing in her books while endearing the characters to us and showcasing a more universal human dilemma."

Meridian Magazine

Eden is truly a master of creating personalities for her books that draw readers into the story and make them feel at home.

—Deseret News

Chellz Review~
I love the story of Daphne!!  She is the second youngest of the Lancaster girls.  Her story is about a shy girl who has undergone many challenges.  Ms. Eden had me hooked from the beginning.  I love how Daphne is smart, knowledgeable and a kind person.  James is a wonderful suitor for Daphne.  His father is quite the schemer and maybe a little inspired regarding this match.  I wonder if Jame's father's tactics were different if the match would have taken place?

If you want a proper romance for your summer reading list please pick up Sarah Eden's newest release and continuation of the Lancaster sisters' story.  I loved it so much I stayed up until my eyes hurt so bad I had to go to bed.  Yes, I bought this book because I love Sarah Eden's stories!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Perfectly You Blog Tour

   
Perfectly You by Robin Daniels 
Ivy Nixon is the student body Vice President at Franklin High School. Each year, the school holds a date auction to raise funds for the senior class graduation party, and this year, Ivy’s in charge. Planning the event is a huge task and Ivy is determined to prove she can get the job done right. Unfortunately, she’s still one participant short and her deadline is looming.

Andy Walker, her cute but socially reclusive art class table mate, is her last resort. He may not be popular, but he’s funny, talented, and full of surprises. With a makeover and some major social marketing, Ivy is sure he could fetch a decent price at the auction.

Andy reluctantly agrees to help, but the more time Ivy spends with him, the more her feelings shift from professional to romantic in nature. To top it off, she’s done her marketing so well, that other girls are starting to notice Andy too. Come auction time, will Ivy be able to let him go to the highest bidder? Or will she find a way to keep him for herself…

Content Description: This is a stand-alone YA contemporary romance with companion novels set at the same high school. It contains minor language, innuendo, and crude humor, some steamy kissing, a party scene where underage drinking is taking place, and a brief but tasteful conversation about sex. The author has attempted to write characters who make good choices in questionable situations, in effort to keep the content appropriate for teens. This book contains no sex, written or implied, and no explicit language. Recommended for ages 14 and up.
   
~EXCERPT~
"Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you." I lunged forward in an exaggerated show of gratitude and threw my arms around his waist, embracing him tightly. He flinched and tensed up for a moment. I'd caught him off guard. Eventually he relaxed and put one arm around me, awkwardly patting my back in some semblance of a hug.
For a moment, I forgot what I was doing and leaned into him. Wow, he smelled unbelievably good. Like soap and dryer sheets and something a little sharper that I couldn't identify. I needed to ask him what cologne he wore, because it was incredible. I could smell him all day. Not to mention that his chest was a lot firmer than one would guess, since he hides it under baggy button-down shirts all the time.
Andy cleared his throat and I pulled away. He looked embarrassed again. He really needed to get over that, and I was going to help him, starting right now. "Sorry." I grinned. "You smell amazing. Your cologne is yummy enough to eat. I could sit here and sniff you for the rest of the class."
He choked on his spit and quickly put his fist over his mouth to stifle his laughter. "Please don't." He was trying to sound horrified, but his face gave him away. He appreciated the compliment.
"Ok." I threw my hands up in surrender. "But fair warning...if I'm having a bad day, I may lean over and smell your neck to induce a calming effect. When that happens, don't punch me."
Andy shook his head, bewildered by the turn our conversation had taken. "I'll try not to punch you, if you decide to randomly press your face against my neck."
"When you say it like that, I sound like a psycho stalker."
"Psycho and stalker are your words, not mine. But, if the shoe fits..." He trailed off, and I smacked him on the arm.
"Ouch!" Andy rubbed the place I'd just hit. "I'm only kidding. I don't think you're a psycho stalker. I've never seen any indication that you're a stalker. You're more likely a plain old psycho." He was grinning nice and big now, and I couldn't help but grin back.

Jewelz Review~
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Perfectly You over the weekend. It was a great little escape from my daily grind. While definitely a YA contemporary, this mom of teenagers still enjoyed the delightful tale of young love.

Ivy suffers from the typical female ailment of trying to change Andy. She has the best of intentions, and she truly does like him just the way he is, but nonetheless it ends up causing problems. 

Andy is delightfully quirky - one might even describe him as a teenage Bob Ross at heart, but with the perfect male physique hidden beneath his cargo pants and baseball cap. You can't help but fall in love with the guy.

Definitely a book I'll return to for a fun, light hearted romance when I need a quick pick-me-up or escape from reality.

FYI ~ clean read
Honest disclosure ~ I received a review copy in connection with this blog tour. 
Author Robin Daniels Robin Daniels is a wife, mother of five and avid consumer of books. She loves reading SO much that she was actually grounded from it as a twelve year old. No Joking! Her mom caught her reading when she was supposed to be cleaning, which was a common occurrence. At that point mom took the books and instructed her to go watch TV or play outside like a normal kid. Robin is a sucker for home design shows and magazines, watches way too much Netflix and has a very codependent relationship with with a certain diet soda who’s brand shall not be named. (Though anyone with a similar problem could probably guess which one.)
   
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Friday, September 1, 2017

Review ~ The Lady of the Lakes by Josi S Kilpack


One is his first love.
The other is his best love.
Which will be Walter’s true love?

Walter Scott has three passions: Scotland, poetry, and Mina Stuart. Though she is young and they are from different stations in society, Walter is certain their love is meant to be. For years, he has courted her through love letters. She is the sunshine of his soul.

Though Mina shares Walter’s love of literature and romantic temperament, it’s hard for her to know if she truly loves him or if she has only been dazzled by his flattery. When she meets the handsome and charming William Forbes, her heart is challenged. Who will she choose?

But as every poet knows, “the course of true love never did run smooth,” and on a windy morning in the lake country, Walter meets Charlotte.

At twenty-six, Charlotte Carpenter believes she will never find love. After all, she is a Catholic-born Frenchwoman living in London with a family history shadowed by scandal. Though quiet, practical, and determined to live a life of independence, her heart longs for someone to love her and a place to call home.

Passion and promises collide as Walter, Mina, and Charlotte must each decide the course for their futures. What are they each willing to risk to find love and be loved in return?


Chellz Review~
I actually won this book at a Deseret Book Lady's night drawing.  My mother-in-law was a huge fan of Ms Kilpack's The Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series.  Previously I had read one of her books from the mystery series but I was not a devoted follower like my mother-in-law.  

I enjoyed the story, The Lady of the Lakes.  This is a historical romance based on the true story of Sir Walter Scott.  I found myself eager to return to the story to find out if love at first sight would mean that Walter was going to marry Mina.  I did not go through Ms Kilpack's notes of what was fact and what was her creative story telling.  I loved this book and recommend that if you need a good summer read that you add this to your list.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Review ~ Dating the It Guy

Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager Emme is a sophomore in high school who starts dating, Brendon Agretti, the popular senior who happens to be a senator's son and well-known for his good looks. Emme feels out of her comfort zone in Brendon's world and it doesn't help that his picture perfect ex, Lauren seems determined to get back into his life along with every other girl who wants to be the future Mrs. Agretti. Emme is already conflicted due to the fact her last boyfriend cheated on her and her whole world is off kilter with her family issues. Life suddenly seems easier keeping Brendon away and relying on her crystals and horoscopes to guide her. Emme soon starts to realize she needs to focus less on the stars and more on her senses. Can Emme get over her insecurities and make her relationship work? Life sure is complicated when you're dating the it guy.
    

Jewelz Review~
This was a fun, contemporary YA. Emme and Brendon have an unanticipated connection, considering Emme is a bit of a bookworm and Brendon is, quite literally, the IT guy at the school. Emme practically self-sabotages the relationship at every turn because of her insecurities, but Brendon genuinely cares for Emme. The ups and downs of their relationship shows that high school relationships are never "picture perfect" even when you think they might be - and happiness might be found with the unexpected.

FYI ~ clean read
honest disclosure ~ I received a review copy
~Excerpt~

He put the magazine between us, and when I moved forward to see it, he put his arm across the back of my chair. Now lots of guys did put their arms on chair backs, even Kirk did that with Rory, and he definitely wasn’t interested in her, but I couldn’t help but hope it meant something. I got this shivery feeling, and he asked if I was cold. I shook my head. I always got a feeling before something major was about to happen, and it has nothing to do with being cold, but I didn’t know why I got the feeling. Grandma used to do the same thing and always said, “Somebody just walked across my grave.” Somehow I didn’t think Brendon would understand if I told him I needed to move my future burial plot to a less high-traffic area.

“Are we still on for the art fair?” he asked.

I had only been circling it with hearts on my calendar since he asked.

“Sure, I think I’m still free,” I said.

We finished up our work, and he walked me out to meet Kylie.

“Okay, I’ll pick you up at three tomorrow,” he said, walking off.

“Can I ask a stupid question?” Kylie asked as soon as Brendon was out of earshot. “What’s he like? Because he’s so well-known, and I can’t imagine what it’d be like to grow up with your whole life under a microscope. I mean, my mom remembers his first birthday party pictures being shown on the news. And he’s hot, but he’s not like I-know-I’m-a-hottie hot, but more like a confident, ‘Yes, I am hot. Any questions?’ I mean, he has to have noticed there aren’t any guys who look like him walking around.”

“I should tell him what you said.”

“Don’t you dare,” Kylie said.

“I get what you mean—he’s grown up with everybody knowing his dad and watching him, but he’s pretty down to earth.”

“So what’s up with you two? You guys didn’t do any work last Saturday, and now you’re going to an art fair.”

“I dunno. He just asked me to go with him.”

“Asked you to go with him as his study buddy or asked you to go with him because he’s desperately in love with you?” she asked.

I said we were just friends, but she wouldn’t let it go.

“Okay, duh, obviously I like him, but let’s be honest. He’s out of my league. He’s out of most people’s league. It’s weird because normally if I like a guy then one of two things happens—either he likes me and asks for my number…or I find out he’s not into me and I cry in my pillow and listen to man-hating music for at least three days,” I said. “But this time’s different because he’s, I dunno, not just ‘some guy.’ I mean, I’m not putting up a shrine to him in my room, and I haven’t rooted though his garbage can, but I have as much chance of going out with him as Kirk does of getting an ‘A’ in this class.”

“You listen to man-hating music?” she asked, and I narrowed my eyes at her. “Whatever. Anyway, Em, he’s asked you out once already, and you are seeing him tomorrow. Plus, he’s always staring at you.”

I said he was probably just bored in class today, but she wouldn’t let it go.

“I’m not just talking about today. When we watched the movie on Monday, he watched you instead, and whenever I see you guys, he acts like there’s no one else in the room,” she said.

I couldn’t hold back the big, stupid smile spreading across my face. “He does? For real?”

She nodded. “You know, it’s weird. Here you were all upset you didn’t have a partner at the beginning of the semester, and then you ended up with like, Mr. Perfection, as your partner.”

 
  Praise for Dating the It Guy: “Dating the It Guy is an entertaining story that is as absorbing as it is hilarious.” Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite “A satisfying YA romance that is really about growing up and learning how to deal with life.” Writing Pearls book review blog “There is so much to love about this book. Krysten Lindsay Hager knows how teens think and speak, and she understands why Emme would feel overwhelmed by everything about Brendon - his looks, his popularity, his feelings for her, his exes, his family.” Vox libris: the voice of books book review blog  Author Krysten Lyndsay Hager Besides mining her teen years and humiliating moments for her novels, Krysten is also a book addict who has never met a bookstore she didn’t like. Krysten writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends...Forever?, Next Door to a Star, Landry in Like, Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2), and Dating the It Guy. Her debut novel, True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book and the Dayton Book Expo Best Sellers award. Krysten's work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Grand Blanc View, the Bellbrook Times and on Living Dayton.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Review ~ Daughter of Ishmael by Diane Stringam Tolley


Growing up around prophets and prophecies, Hannah and her sisters are excited to be betrothed to sons of Lehi and to journey to the promised land. But now with her people dividing, Hannah must choose between her faith and her family. Should she follow Nephi again, or stay with her husband, Lemuel, and her son in sin and misery? This compelling novel tells the familiar scripture story from an illuminating new perspective.


Chellz Review~
I purchased the Book Daughter of Ishmael by Diane Stringam Tolley for my mother as a gift.  It seemed like a book she would enjoy.  I was right, she read the book in 3 days and when I saw her next she told me I needed to read it.  Literally, she put it in my hands and insisted I take the book.  

After the first chapter I wasn't sure I wanted to continue but because of my mother's insistence I continued on.  Daughter of Ishmael is historical fiction about the family of Ishmael which joins the family of Lehi on their journey to the Promised Land.  (to read the story of Lehi please read the Book of Mormon, 1st and 2nd Nephi)

This story is very well written.  After the first chapter, I had a hard time putting it down.  The facts are easily recognizable from the fiction.  I LOVED this story.  The ending is the best.  Pick up Daughter of Ishmael from Cedar Fort Publishing!!!!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Official Book Tour: Courting A Country Miss






Cynical and broken-hearted, Leticia banishes dreams of marriage. When her childhood friend, Tristan, wagers he can find her the perfect husband, she hopes the challenge will coax him to forgo his devil-may-care lifestyle. Meanwhile, Leticia throws herself into forming her charity school but meets opposition—even from the people she’s helping.



Guilt-ridden that his past mistakes robbed Leticia of true love, Tristan vows to set it right, but match-making has its pitfalls for a repentant scoundrel. When he finds two ‘perfect’ gentlemen to court her, he discovers his own deep feelings for the lady.



Though Tristan seems to reform, Leticia doesn’t dare risk heartbreak with a notorious rake. When opposition for the school takes a deadly turn, can Tristan protect her from a madman bent on destroying their dreams and their lives?



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Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.


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Jewelz Review~

I always enjoy books from Donna Hatch and this is no exception. All the characters simply come alive and practically jump off the page and into the theatre of my mind. Tristan is about as perfectly imperfect as a hero can be. His dashing good looks and affable manner endear him to all who come to know him. And being a bit of a recovering rake make him all the more desirable to the young ladies, though perhaps not their mamas.

Leticia is just about the sweetest little miss. I love her friendship with Tristan - that they have known each other and been so close since childhood bespeaks of a special bond. You can't help but want them to end up together! Of course, they are friends and can't quite fathom a more romantic relationship. Tristan is determined to find a proper gentleman for Leticia to fall in love with and marry before the year's end so that he can go back to his rakish ways and comfortable bachelorhood.

I absolutely love this story. Just the right combination of anticipation, tension, and desire. This is the type of book I love to get lost in as the hours disappear and my responsibilities are left by the wayside.

FYI ~ clean read
Honest disclosure~ I received a copy for review




Bonus Review by Jewelz ~ Courting A Countess by Donna Hatch

Tristan and Richard Barrett are a couple of the most amazing brothers - they remind me a bit of the Amesbury brothers in the Rogue Heart Series. I must admit that I don't love Lady Elizabeth at the beginning, but she grows and develops into a strong and loving woman. The growth in both Richard and Elizabeth - individually and in their relationship - makes for a book that I just didn't want to put down. The ups and downs of their relationship sometimes frustrated me but kept me engaged till the final word.

There's a good reason I'm such a fan of Donna Hatch's writing. Her stories have substance and real character development - along with swoon-worthy kisses and devilishly handsome suitors. While I always want more because the stories are THAT good,  I am still left satisfied. So often these days, novels are getting shorter and lack the substance of good character/relationship development. Not the case with Ms Hatch. Her story is never rushed, and I'm able to fully immerse myself in the world she creates - often staying up till the wee hours of the morning to finish a book.

FYI ~ clean read
Honest disclosure~ I received a copy for review





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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A Hoyden and a Heiress by Kristin Vayden










“I’m quite certain I can have approval by tonight.”
“You’re far too forthright for your own good, so I’ll not meet with you this evening. How about as you take your… morning ride?” A grin tipped his lips, and Berty felt herself smile in response, even as her irritation rose at his words.
“What do you mean I’m too forthright?”
Mr. Willox nodded to the door behind her. “You’re in a room with an unmarried gentleman with the door closed. Quite compromising, Miss Lamont.
“I’m quite certain I’m more than safe.” She sighed, beleaguered.
“It’s still a considerable risk, Miss Lamont. One person peeking in, and you’re stuck with me for the rest of your life.” He shrugged.
“Rather, you’re stuck with me.” She smiled sweetly in return. “But that wasn’t the danger I was referring to. I’m quite aware of the social conventions. I’m referring to the fact that of all men I’ve been acquainted with, you’re the least likely to be forward or act in a manor that’s even minimally flirtatious.”
“Is that so?” Mr. Willox crossed his arms, his grin melting into more of a daring expression.
“Yes,” Berty replied directly, not concerned in the slightest, yet in the back of her mind, she remembered Lady Southridge’s words…
And wondered.
And when he took a step forward, rather than taking a step back, she held fast.
When he tipped her chin upward, rather than jerk away, she met his gaze with a challenging one of her own.
Certainly, when he lowered his head, she should have never leaned in.
Or closed her eyes.
Or breathed in his sigh just before his lips reached hers.
But if love was adventure, certainly that meant one needed to take a few risks.

And as his lips caressed her own, she fleetingly thought that it was a worthwhile risk indeed.


Jewelz Review~
A delightful addition to the GreenFord Waters Series. I've always loved Berty and it was fun to see her all grown up and taking on the world. She's been a spitfire her entire life, and that continues as she matures into a young woman of marriageable age. While Mr Willox may not appear to be her perfect match at the onset, only time will tell. We never show our true colors at the first meeting, now do we?
While I truly enjoyed the book, I did find myself left wanting more - I would have loved for the story to have been developed further. Both the budding relationship and the mystery could have been further developed. Especially when compared to the previous books, I can't help but feel Berty got short changed. Hers was a bit of a whirlwind - which was probably to be expected given her character. If I know Berty, she just wouldn't stand for a long, drawn out, proper courtship. I suppose I just love Ms Vayden's writing and the Lamont sisters so much I wasn't ready to say goodbye so soon.

FYI ~ some mild language, one open-door intimate scene
honest disclosure ~ I received a review copy from the author





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Kristin's inspiration for the romance she writes comes from her tall, dark and handsome husband with killer blue eyes. With five children to chase, she is never at a loss for someone to kiss, something to cook or some mess to clean but she loves every moment of it! Life is full—of blessings and adventure! Needless to say she’s a big fan of coffee and wine…and living in Washington she’s within walking distance of both!


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