Hearts of Rebellion Series, Book 2
by Louise Clark
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Sir Philip Hampton seems to be exactly what he claims: a loyal Royalist newly returned from exile in France.
But Alysa Leighton must be without doubt, for in 1659 England, Civil War has set Royalist against Roundhead, and those who support the king, like Alysa’s family, are always in peril.
If Philip proves a Roundhead spy, everyone Alysa loves is in grave danger. But the more Alysa learns of Philip, the more she likes him.
Soon a marriage proposal is in the air and Alysa realizes she is in love. But is Philip friend or foe?
“A blend of romance, conspiracy, and hidden identities… with just the right mix of action and seduction.” ~Susan Tanner, author of Winds Across Texas
Rich history, strong love story
I loved the history surrounding this story. It showed how people of wealth were affected by war. Alysa spoke with her father about politics and other matters, treating her like a son. She was fairly headstrong and had a smart mind of her own. Philip returned to claim his inheritance but had his secrets. There are lots of secrets in this story, some pull Alysa and Philip apart and some bring them together. Their love bridges all differences and danger around them.
I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery Read and Review Club. This is my unsolicited review. ~
HEARTS OF REBELLION SERIES, in order:
- Pretender’s Game
- Lover’s Knot
- Dangerous Desires
ABOUT LOUISE CLARK
Louise Clark is the author of both contemporary and historical romance novels. These two genres are combined in her most recent novel, Ridgeway, a time travel that is part of the boxed set, Swept Through Time. She is also the author of Fighting Fate, a time travel story with a twist. In 2014 Recipe for Trouble, her submission to the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest, was a quarter-finalist.
In addition to working on new material, she is also republishing her out-of-print titles in e and print format. Louise holds a BA in History from Queen’s University and a Master of Publishing degree from Simon Fraser University. Her books have been published in fifteen countries worldwide. For more information please visit www.louiseclarkauthor.com.
The Viscount’s Mistress
by Claire DuLac
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Lawrence Sutherland, Royal Navy Captain and the Viscount of Glenrith, has just struck a devil’s bargain. To save his family from financial ruin, he needs the help of his closest childhood friend, Violette. They must work together so he can gain the hand of her wealthy but spoiled heiress cousin and make a mutually beneficial marriage—a sound business arrangement for them both. In return for her help, Lawrence offers Violette the one thing she covets most—freedom. With his help, she can leave England and her cruel family behind.
But there is a vital flaw in this near-perfect plan. Violette Pélet de Castelmarou is secretly in love with Lawrence and has hidden it for years. Yet now she finds herself feeding him lines and coaching him through sticky social situations in order to win over her cousin. But when emotions get involved, hearts become inextricably entangled.
When the time comes, will Lawrence be able to say goodbye to Violette or will he compromise her virtue and make her his forever?
If he cannot have her for his wife, then he’ll make her his mistress…
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Season for Surrender
Holiday Pleasure Book 2
by Theresa Romain
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Honor Among Rogues
Alexander Edgware, Lord Xavier, has quite a reputation–for daring, wagering, and wickedness in all its delightful forms. But the wager before him is hardly his preferred sport: Xavier must persuade a proper young lady to attend his famously naughty Christmas house party–and stay the full, ruinous two weeks. Worse, the lady is Louisa Oliver, a doe-eyed bookworm Xavier finds quite charming. Yet to refuse the challenge is impossible–he will simply have to appoint himself Miss Oliver’s protector. . .
Mischief Among Misses
Louisa knows her chance for a husband has passed. But she has no desire to retire into spinsterhood without enjoying a few grand adventures first. When Lord Xavier’s invitation arrives, Louisa is more intrigued than insulted. And once inside the rogues’ gallery, she just may have a thing or two to teach her gentlemen friends about daring. . .
Praise for Theresa Romain’s Season for Temptation
“Delightfully romantic. . .will set your heart on fire.” –USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean
“Give in to temptation–treat yourself to Theresa Romain’s delightfully witty debut.” —USA Today bestselling author Sally MacKenzie
“Hilarious and utterly adorable. Theresa Romain’s brilliant debut manages to be both passionate and just plain fun.” –USA Today bestselling author Courtney Milan
About The Author:
Theresa Romain is the bestselling author of historical romances, including the Matchmaker trilogy, the Holiday Pleasures series, the Royal Rewards series, and the Romance of the Turf trilogy. Praised as “one of the rising stars of Regency historical romance” (Booklist), she has received starred reviews from Booklist and was a 2016 RITA® finalist. A member of Romance Writers of America® and its Regency specialty chapter The Beau Monde, Theresa is hard at work on her next novel from her home in the Midwest.
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HARLAND COUNTY CHRISTMAS
Harland County Series
by Donna Michaels
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Accounting major Jen has one more year before she graduates and moves out of Harland County to find a corporate job and maybe a good-looking businessman to boot. Cowboys were handsome and fun, but they didn’t stick. Neither did ranch hands.
Experience has taught her they come and go, and some took a piece of her heart with them. Well, no more handsome, sexy, cowboys. She wanted a stay around, stable, lifetime type of guy.
Then she returns to the family ranch for the summer to discover Brock, the hot, one-night stand she’d given herself permission to enjoy right after finals, is the new ranch hand. And dang it, she’s just as drawn to his sexy grin, gorgeous green eyes and quiet strength.
As the summer ends, classes resume, and the holidays near, the handsome, alpha cowboy has her rethinking her future. So does the unborn baby she’s carrying. Maybe sticking around Harland County isn’t so bad—if she could get Brock to stay, and break out of the ‘leave Jen and move on to another ranch’ mold.
About Donna Michaels:
It’s all my mother’s fault.
She read to me before I could read and opened up that magical world where I still reside today. Then came television and movies. Now I had three avenues to feed my imagination…and boy could I eat! As you no doubt figured out, this led to my writing career. After several starts in between having a son, twin sons, then a daughter, I didn’t get serious until my youngest child entered 1st grade. Now, I’m multi-published with several publisher and self-published in e-Book and print with a ton of voices in my head. I love those voices! They helped me win awards and become a New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author. Hope they never stop!
I would love to hear from my readers, you can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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As always, thanks for reading. ~Donna
A Re-Cap of My Review
Reviewed October 19, 2016
A Baxter Family Christmas
by Karen Kingsbury
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Karen Kingsbury’s most beloved characters are back!
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes A Baxter Family Christmas, a life-changing story of love and hope featuring the Baxter family.
Whether you’re meeting the Baxter family for the first time, or finding them all over again…A Baxter Family Christmas will leave fingerprints on your heart forever.
Two years have passed since the terrible car accident that took the life of John Baxter’s daughter, Erin, her husband and three of their four daughters. Prompted by grief, and missing his daughter, John has invited a stranger for Christmas Eve dinner—Kendra Bryant, the transplant recipient who now has Erin’s heart.
In light of their father’s idea, Ashley and her brother Luke don’t think it’s right. They want to protect their ten-year-old niece, Amy—the only surviving member of the accident. But John is determined and believes meeting this woman is something his deceased daughter would want.
At the same time, Maddie West, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Brooke Baxter West, is praying for meaning this Christmas. Could she find it in a newfound friendship with a boy she never expected to see again? Maddie believes in miracles, especially at Christmastime, but this is a stretch even she can’t imagine.
Meanwhile, Kendra Bryant has been struggling these past few years to find purpose in the tragedy that gave her a second chance. She believes the invitation to see the Baxters and witness their unwavering faith in God can instill peace and happiness back into her life.
Heartwarming and touching, filled with love and redemption, A Baxter Family Christmas brings together two families in the aftermath of loss and in the midst of an unfolding love story, all with the help of one very special child.
This is a Wonderful Story!!!
This inspirational, Christian Christmas story was one I could not put down. I finished it the same day I started it.
I have seen her books turned into movies for Hallmark but this is the first one I have read.
I will be sure to read others now that I have become acquainted with her books.
I must admit that I at times had to put it down due to tears clouding my vision.
Whether you are a long time reader of her works or a new reader this Christmas story is not to be missed.
I would give this book a solid 5 star rating for storyline and characterization. There is only a mild sensual rating of 1.5 of 5.0 flames as this is a sweetly intense story, not a sexual one.
I received a complimentary Digital ARC to read of this book which in no way affected my opinion.