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At Your Request


An Apart From the Crowd Novella

by Jen Turano

Publication Date: January 03, 2017

Bethany House / 2017 / ePub

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Currently FREE at:

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Publisher’s Description:

After her father lost the family fortune, Wilhelmina was cast out of the fashionable set and banished to the wallflower section.

 Taking on work as a social secretary in order to help with family expenses, she spends her time penning out invitations to all the most sought-after events, wondering if her life will ever improve. She is mortified when her friend Edgar returns to society for the first time since she rejected his proposal. Ashamed of her fall from grace, she tries to avoid him, but is there still hope for their friendship–or something more?

While languishing one evening at a ball given by one of the esteemed New York patriarchs, Wilhelmina is appalled to discover that Mr. Edgar Wanamaker, her oldest and dearest friend, and the first gentleman to offer her a marriage proposal, has shown up at the ball unexpectedly, having been absent from New York ever since she rejected his offer years before.

My Thoughts:

This book is by a new to me author. I picked it up on description only and was enticed because at present it was a freebie. When reading an author’s work for a first time this is an excellent way to begin.
This book is a laugh out loud historical novella. I totally enjoyed it and finished it in short order.
The characters are well developed and engaging. I wanted the story to be longer though as in most novellas it just was not long enough.
I gave this book 4.5 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and no heat rating as it is a sweet/clean humorous title.
I purchased this title as a Free Offer from Amazon.
This in no way affected my opinion.

About The Author:

A USA Today Best-Selling Author, Jen Turano has written the critically acclaimed Ladies of jenturanoDistinction series, and A Class of Their Own series, published through Bethany House Publishers.

Her novel, After a Fashion, was chosen as a top pick from Romantic Times, as well as being named a top ten romance of 2015 from Booklist.  It is also a nominee for Romantic Times 2015 Reviewers’ Choice Award.

Her book, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, was chosen as a top ten romance by Booklist in 2013.

Her seventh book, Playing the Part, released in the spring of 2016, and will be followed by a new four-book series, Apart from the Crowd. When she’s not writing, Jen spends her time outside of Denver with her husband and neurotic Cattle Dog, enjoying herself as an empty-nester since her son recently abandoned her for the college life.

She can be found on Facebook at or visit her on the web at She is represented by the Natasha Kern Literary Agency. Her books may be found in fine bookstores, or follow the Baker House Publishing link to find additional places to purchase her work –

Bride of Falcon

A Waltz with a Rogue Novella Book 2

by Collette Cameron

Digital List Price: $0.99

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Publisher’s Description:

51g60kagillAfter five Seasons, Ivonne Wimpleton has accepted she’s a haute ton undesirable. Always a bit ungraceful, her suitors are men desperate to get their hands on her marriage settlement. Guarded and aloof, she’s resigned herself to spinsterhood. She doesn’t mind her fate, since Chancy Faulkenhurst, the man who once held her heart, left for India years ago without an explanation. When Ivonne’s father, Viscount Wimpleton, refuses Chance’s request for her hand in marriage, he transfers to the East India Troops. Chance’s dreams of making Ivonne his wife are soundly dashed. Ignoring her letters, he closes the door on his heart and Ivonne and remains in India.

Six years later, severely injured during a battle, Chance returns to England physically and emotionally scarred. His love for Ivonne remains just as strong. When he learns due to a whim of Prinny’s she must choose one of the despots whose offered for her hand, Chance is determined that none should have her but him. Except, not only is she infuriated he made no effort to contact her in all those years, in Chance’s absence, his father arranged a marriage for him and fully expects Chance to honor the agreement.

Though Bride of Falcon is part of the A Waltz with a Rogue Novella Series, the books are stand-alones and can be read in any order.

The Reluctant Duke

Love’s Pride Book 1

by G.L. Snodgrass

Digital List Price: $2.99

FREE For a Limited Time at Amazon

*** Steamy Regency Romance ***

Publisher’s Description:517uvh4a-cl

Passion is pushing them together. Society is pulling them apart. She can’t become his wife and won’t become his mistress.

The last thing wounded veteran Major Thomas Marshal wanted was a title. It wasn’t supposed to happen. But duty has a way of pulling a man into things he doesn’t want and away from the things he needs.

The only thing Miss Guinevere Harding needs is a safe place to hide. A job as the downstairs maid at Brookshire is the perfect refuge from a frightening past. Or at least it was until the arrival of the new Duke.

The Best Is Yet to Come

Novella Bonus for Her Best Match

The Best Girls Book 0

by Tamie Dearen

Digital List Price: $0.99

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Prequel & Book 1-FREE For a Limited Time.

Series can be read in any order, but recommended

chronological reading order is 1-2-4-3.


Publisher’s Description:

Life has lost a sense of challenge for billionaire Steven Gherring, but he’s about to meet his match in a surprising package.

This free novella is a prequel and adjunct for Her Best Match, fun to read before or after the novel. It is a short look inside the head of Steven Gherring, who likes to control everything in his life. But just when he thinks nothing could ever surprise him, he meets Anne Best. His response to her surprises even himself!

This is a quick read with sassy characters and lots of laughs. The book includes the first chapter of Her Best Match, as a preview.

Her Best Match

A Romantic Comedy

The Best Girls Book 1

by Tamie Dearen

Digital List Price: $2.99

FREE For a Limited Time at:

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Publisher’s Description:

Feisty, stubborn, and bored with life in Texas, Anne Best is about to get more than she 417xrzwxdjlbargained for.
The lovely widow heads off to the Big Apple for a job interview, expecting no more than a few days adventure in New York City, only to find herself with a new job working for the most infuriating man she’s ever met.

Billionaire Steven Gherring is one of New York’s Most Eligible Bachelors, and he has every intention of staying that way. But Gram has other ideas. She’s on a not-so-secret campaign to find a wife for her grandson.

As fearless as she is clumsy, Anne tackles every challenge (including her new boss) enthusiastically, with two lone exceptions… public speaking and recognizing her own feelings. Passions rise along with hemlines as Gram joins forces with Anne, a veteran matchmaker, to find the perfect match for Steven.

“If you like Hallmark movies, you’ll love The Best Girls!”
“It may not be realistic, but I wished it could actually happen.”

About The Author:

Tamie Dearen has been married to her very romantic husband since 1982. They have two b10jcz47izs__ux250_beautiful daughters, two amazing son-in-laws, and one awesome grandson. She plays piano, flute, harmonica, keyboards, and guitar, and loves composing and art. And she hates housework. A dentist in private practice for thirty years, Tamie stays busy playing on her church’s praise team and teaching graduate students each week. In her spare time, she escapes the real world by writing books.

Tamie met her husband as a freshman in college when she acted out of character on a whim. One night in the library lobby, she spied a cute guy with his first name written on the back of his shirt. She called out his name. When he approached to talk to her, she pretended that she’d met him before, asking about his classes and how he liked college. To her surprise and delight, he also pretended that he knew her, but of course he didn’t know her name. They continued this false relationship for two months. Each time they saw each other,an event which occurred three times per week at the cafeteria, he would pretend he knew her. Meanwhile, all of Tamie’s friends were careful not to reveal her name to him. When he finally admitted his ignorance of her name, he was astonished to learn the truth. And the rest is history.

Contact Tamie on her webpage at            


One thought on “Thirsty For Romance Bargains, Freebies & Reviews

  1. I like clean reads, especially when they are funny. I agree with you on novellas. They are not my favored size of story. I like long with lots of description and thick with subplots. That just can’t happen in a novella. I did purchase it, however. Thanks, Brenda!

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