MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of
The Gentleman’s Promise
The Daughter’s of Amhurst #3
by Frances Fowlkes
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Historical Fiction , Romance
Publication Date: April 17, 2017
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A social pariah due to her scandalous activities, Lady Sarah Beauchamp yearns for redemption to obtain a husband. The assistance of Society darling Mr. Jonathon Annesley gives her hope of success. However, the more effort he puts into helping her, the more she realizes the only esteem she wishes to earn is that of the handsome Jonathon. However, her reputation would potentially ruin his political aspirations.
Offering a gentleman’s promise to help his sister’s friend regain the favor of the ton should be easy for son of a viscount, Jonathon Annesley. After all, he’s well liked and considered a rising star in Parliament. Until he learns Sarah’s ultimate goal is a husband. No man is good enough and could ever appreciate her for all she is. But she is not for him—his focus rests solely on gaining reforms for society’s weakest members. Yet, a promise made cannot be broken…
This is the first book I have read by this author. The cover art alone was enough to pique my interest. I checked out the author’s website and found most of her covers to be similar in type. They are actually quite lovely.
I also discovered this to be book #3 of this series, Daughters of Amhurst .
Our hero is a bit stodgy, but starts out with the notion that due to her nature our heroine, Sarah may be better off unmarried. This notion is so incongruous to his nature that to say it surprised Sarah is an understatement, but his feelings soon become something entirely different.
Since she had tried to help one of her sisters along the path to wedded bliss by serving a noxious herbal tea to the other lady seeking the affections of the same man, she has been a social pariah. After all she is not your usual society lady.
Jonathon offers to help her find her way back into the good graces of society.and invites her along to a house party that he and his sister are attending.
This is only the start of this well written, convoluted tale.
I gave this book 4.25 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 2.50 of 5 flames. There is not much in the way of physically sensual interaction between our hero and heroine as they seem to be always interrupted before things go further than a touch or a kiss.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I have reviewed voluntarily.
Happy Book Birthday!
It is release day for
The Bowie Bride,
The Forbidden Highlands
Vestiges of Valor!
The Bowie Bride
The Mackintoshes and McLarens #2
by Suzan Tisdale
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Alec Bowie never wanted a wife. He never wanted a hearth and home. And he most assuredly never wanted to be chief of his clan. But much to his vexation, he finds himself in possession of all three.
His desire for peace and to protect his clan are stronger than his desire to remain free and untethered. He agrees to the marriage in the hopes his wife will bed him only long enough get with child then leave him the bloody hell alone.
Leona MacDowall — or Leona ‘Odd Eyes’, Leona the Witch, or Leona ‘The Devil’s Spawn’ depending on to whom you speak — is all too happy to volunteer to marry the Bowie Chief. Though the clan Bowie’s reputation as murderers and thieves precedes them, she believes life with Alec more palatable than living the rest of her life untouched, unmarried, and under the hateful rule of her spiteful father.
But nothing turns out the way they expect. Alec doesn’t know if he can keep to his original plan of leaving his wife alone after he gets her with child. Leona is beginning to suspect she might not get the happy home she’s always wanted. And worst of all, someone’s set on murdering Leona — and might just succeed before anyone’s dreams can come true.
From 11:00 a.m. central to 11:30 p.m. today, I will be joined by more than 30 authors from a wide variety of genres. These authors will be helping us celebrate the release of The Bowie Bride.
Many of my author friends will be doing LIVE videos on our Facebook Event page. Be sure to stop by and join in all the fun! Lots of games and prizes will be given away throughout the day.
The Forbidden Highlands
by Kathryn Le Veque, Eliza Knight, Terri Brisbane, Amy Jarecki,
Collette Cameron, Emma Prince, Victoria Vane, and Violetta Rand
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Welcome to the realm of THE FORBIDDEN HIGHLANDS….
Eight USA TODAY and BESTSELLING historical romance authors bring you great tales of forbidden love from the highlands of Scotland based upon the greatest Celtic legend of forbidden love – a Celtic princess being escorted to her wedding to marry a king ultimately fell in love with her knightly escort. So began a powerful tale of great longing, of love spells, of persecution, and ultimately of a fiery passion borne from an otherworldly source. A love so strong is never meant to die… and reborn in these eight fabulous novellas.
Enjoy these brand-new novellas that will keep you reading long into the night, dreaming of lost loves, of great loves, and of forbidden loves.
Vestiges of Valor
House of de Nerra Book 1
by Kathryn Le Veque
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1170 A.D. – His name is Valor.
Sir Valor “Val” de Nerra is one of Henry II’s most trusted knights. As the Itinerant Justice of East Hampshire, Val’s word is law. A fair and just man, and a very handsome one, he enjoys a good deal of attention and respect. His life is a prestigious and wealthy one until he faces a decision one day that will change the course of his life.
Val must order the execution of his love’s brother.
Val has adored Lady Vesper since the moment they met. As he strives to win her back, the king orders Val to participate in an event that will shock the country for years to come – the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket.
Will he obey? Or will he refuse?
From a man who had enjoyed the wealth, love, and admiration of all to a man who falls swiftly from grace, be part of Val and Vesper’s journey as Val struggles to regain what he lost and comes to understand what is truly important in life in this novel of astonishing emotion, passion, and pain.
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