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Saving Grace



MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

When You Love a Scotsman

When You Love a Scotsman

Seven Brides/Seven Scotsmen (Book 2)

by Hannah Howell

Series: Seven Brides/Seven Scotsmen 

Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages

File Size: 922 KB

Publisher: Zebra (December 26, 2017)

Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1420143050

ISBN-13: 978-1420143058

ASIN: B06XZQY5GG

E-Book Price: $6.99

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Publisher’s Description:

New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell sweeps readers away with the passion-filled adventures of the MacEnroy brothers, seven daring Scotsmen who take on America in her most turbulent days—and capture the hearts of the ladies each is destined to wed . . .

With danger closing in from all sides, Abigail Jenson works tirelessly to protect her small Missouri farm. She doesn’t require saving—but a handsome officer appears on horseback just as ruthless marauders set her cabin ablaze. With nowhere else to turn, Abigail allows the soldier with the seductive Highlander’s gaze to escort her to shelter in a nearby town.

Matthew MacEnroy was reluctant to join his adopted nation’s conflict—until an enemy attack wounded two of his brothers. Bravely doing battle has its price when a proud, independent beauty comes under his watch—no military man can risk the powerful emotions their attraction has unleashed. But when Matthew himself is caught in the crossfire, Abigail leads their long journey home to MacEnroy valley . . . and her caring touch sparks the promise of a bold future together.

My Thoughts:

This is book #2 of the Seven Brides/Seven Scotsmen series. Book #1, The Scotsman Who Saved Me was released September 26, 2017.
I have read many Hannah Howell books in the past, so having not read book #1 of this series, I was surprised how much it has to do with the Civil War.
I used to read a great deal of historical romance situated during that trying time in our history, but had drifted away from American Civil War Romance as it had lost it’s appeal to me.
Despite the time frame I still enjoyed this read.
Hannah Howell writes Scottish based Historical Romance like no one else. Her writing style is unique and even though I would not usually read anything from this era in our history, this book is entrancing and well written.
It has both heartbreaking and joyful moments and very precocious children left orphaned by the war.
Abigail, our heroine is a strong and independent character and Matthew, our hero is reluctantly fighting a war in his adopted country. We have both wholesome and unscrupulous characters. There are passionate moments and Innuendo about physical relationships other than those between our hero and heroine.
I recommend the read. Even if you have not read the first book in this series, this one reads well as a standalone title.
I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.5 of 5.0 flames. The author writes sexual encounters like no other. They can be steamy at times but you don’t feel like you’ve read a pornographic scenario.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily. All thoughts and opinions provided are my own.


The Scotsman Who Saved Me

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Seven Brides/Seven Scotsmen (Book 1)

by Hannah Howell

Series: Seven Brides/Seven Scotsmen 

Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages

File Size: 1642 KB

Publisher: Zebra (September 26, 2017)

Language: English

Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services

ISBN-10: 1420143034

ISBN-13: 978-1420143034

ASIN: B01N9NEAZW

Digital Price Currently: $1.99

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Publisher’s Description:

From New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell comes a brand new series featuring the MacEnroys, a family of seven strong, seductive Scottish brothers who have come to America with nerves of steel—and who will take no prisoners when it comes to love…  
 
A brutal attack on Emily Stanton’s family has left her for dead . . . until she is found in the woods by a handsome stranger with a thick brogue who vows to protect her. There’s only one problem: As a woman with a noble English background, she has no business keeping company with such a man.  
 
For Scotsman Iain MacEnroy, Emily’s high-tone accent is a bitter reminder of the oppressive regime he left behind. The last thing he needs is to be burdened by the needs of a beautiful, blue-eyed Englishwoman. But taking care of elegant, educated Emily begins to transform Iain in ways he never imagined. Could it be that the deep divisions from the old world no longer apply in the new—and that Iain and Emily can share a passion as lush and wild as the Scottish highlands themselves?

About The Author:

51PbrjJreOL._UX250_Hannah Dustin Howell is a best-selling American author of over 40 historical romance novels. Many of her novels are set in medieval Scotland. She also writes under the names Sarah Dustin, Sandra Dustin, and Anna Jennet (see below). She has also used the following pseudonyms: Anna Jennet, Sarah Dustin and Sandra Dustin. 
* Bio and photo from Goodreads.



Available For Pre-Order

Updated For Today’s Market

and Re-Releasing

January 2nd, 2018

Pirate In My Arms

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by Danelle Harmon

File Size: 4812 KB

Print Length: 367 pages

Publisher: Windward Press; 2nd edition 

Publication Date: January 2, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B076Z446SY

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Publisher’s Description:

 

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Captain Samuel Bellamy is an adventurer who sails into a puritanical Massachusetts town looking for backers to finance his treasure-hunting expedition in Florida. What he’s not looking for is love, but he finds it in innocent young Maria Hallett. When he sails away to seek a fortune big enough to convince her family to let them wed, he never dreams that he’s left her in disgrace … and when he returns for her in triumph, she never dreams it will be as the most notorious pirate captain to ever terrorize the 9780380766758American coast.

Based on the true story of the pirate ship WHYDAH and an old Cape Cod legend about two ill-fated lovers, PIRATE IN MY ARMS was the debut novel, first published in 1992 by Avon Books, from New York Times bestselling author Danelle Harmon. Updated for today’s market.

 

Praise for Pirate In My Arms:

Pirate In My Arms was a Waldenbooks mass-market bestseller, a local (Massachusetts) bestseller, and went into a second printing. Its hero, Captain “Black” Sam Bellamy, won a K.I.S.S. Award from Romantic Times Magazine.

Pirate In My Arms was the recipient of Romantic Times Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Award for “Best First Historical Romance” for 1992, and was nominated for the 1992 Affaire de Coeur Magazine award, as determined by its readers.

“A fast-paced, romantic tale with a charismatic cast that is sure to please. The author’s knowledge of Cape Cod and of sea-faring gives every scene the ring of authenticity. The romance of gentle Maria Hallett and her simples and the dashing rogue, Sam Bellamy is anchored in historical fact, but Harmon brings their love story to breathtaking life! This one’s a ‘keeper!’ A page-turning swashbuckler you can’t put down!” Penelope Neri, Author.

“A sea lover’s treasure trove of adventure, passion, deep emotions, and dramatic confrontations. You will hear the roar of the waves crashing on a Cape Cod beach, the shouts of seamen in battle, and the blast of cannon as the Jolly Roger is raised above the decks. Danelle Harmon’s debut novel is a rich, swift-moving swashbuckler, guaranteed to satisfy your lust for rip-roaring high seas adventure. SENSUAL!” Romantic Times Magazine.

“Readers who savor novels brimming with sensual, romantic scenes combined with high adventure will find Pirate In My Arms to be a delight. Harmon uses expressive prose to create poignant characters that capture the reader’s emotions. The plot is intriguing and consistently engaging, alive with passion and tales of the sea made authentic by its historical framework.” Cape Cod Times.

“Danelle Harmon skillfully incorporates marine history… Get ready for high adventure. Pirate In My Arms is fast-paced and sometimes heartstopping. It’s also steamy so keep a pitcher of ice water handy.” Rendezvous Magazine.

“Love wins in the end… a captivating page-turner! (4+)” Ann Quetel, Waldenbooks Manager.

“If you enjoy a good read about pirates, don’t miss Pirate In My Arms. An action packed, high adventure story whose characters I will always remember… This is a story you will not likely forget. From the first page to the last, the reader is there.” Inside Romance Magazine.



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Releasing January 22nd, 2018

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The Duke and I

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Forever Yours, Book 2

by Stacy Reid

File Size: 3660 KB

Print Length: 95 pages

Publication Date: January 22, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B077Y5XFRQ

The Duke and I, book 2 in Stacy Reid’s Forever Yours series

will release on January 22, 2018!

Stacy is thrilled to share the amazing cover her husband created for her.

She loves it so much!

This book is a novella, but a meaty one at 40,000 words.

You can Pre-Order for $1.99 on Amazon!

Publisher’s Description:

Far be it for a lady to desire, hatch, and execute a daring seduction of a notorious duke at a masquerade ball. But Miss Penelope Fitzgerald, a wallflower with no decent prospect, was on such a path, and her quarry was her brother’s best friend, Elliot Winthrop, the Duke of Ashbrook.

One moment of sin, stolen pleasure and irresistible passion, that was all it was supposed to be….

Little did Penelope realized everything about her was imprinted in Elliot’s heart and mind, and her scandalous ruse was about to change and challenge everything she thought she knew about herself and the devilish duke.



Saving Grace

Saving Grace

Fair Cyprians of London Book 1

by Beverley Oakley

File Size: 8921 KB

Print Length: 70 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publication Date: December 3, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B077XHHRVF

Digital List Price: $0.99

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Publisher’s Description:

A rich man’s hobby is a poor girl’s ruin during the early years of photography

It’s 1878 and London’s most beautiful and hard-hearted courtesan, Grace Fortune, is preparing for her next job. She’s the special initiation ‘gift’ procured by a mother in fashionable Mayfair for her son’s twenty-first birthday.

When Grace discovers she is to be servicing the man whose secret she’d guarded at the cost of her once-secure position in a grand country house and whose betrayal has plunged her into this hated life, she wants revenge.

But with a mystery suddenly revealed, what Grace gets instead is something quite unexpected.

(This book was originally published by Pan Macmillan Momentum and has since been revised.)



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