Blog Tour, Historical Romance, New Releases

“Rainy Days for the Harpers Girls” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well this lovely Tuesday. I just wanted to come here very quickly to share my review of this Historical fiction novel, before I go back to writing. It’s part of a series and I had the opportunity to read the previous books, and you can expect those reviews in the near future. Meanwhile, I will leave you guys with this one.

Rainy Days for the Harpers Girls“, written by Rosie Clark, is a Historical Fiction book, in the Saga genre, book three of the Welcome To Harpers Emporium Series published by Boldwood Books.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, Rosie Clark and Boldwood Booksfor the eCopy of this book, via NetGalley, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

Rainy Days for the Harpers Girls Cover

Hard times ahead for the Harpers girls…

It is two years since Harpers opened in Oxford Street and Ben is planning to expand the premises.

Life is good for Sally and Ben as they look forward to their first child and hope for a prosperous future. Beth is settling into married life with Jack, gradually recovering from her aunt’s tragic death, though still unable to conceive a child.

New girls have joined Harpers and Marion, Janice and Becky all become a part of the daily life at the busy store. Rachel is undecided whether to marry a man she isn’t sure she can trust, while Minnie meets an old love.

The sun is shining in English streets but on the horizon dark clouds gather over Europe and war looms threatening bringing rainy days for the Harpers girls…

Purchase Links – Amazon


About the Author

Rosie Clarke is a #1 bestselling saga writer whose most recent books include The Mulberry Lane series.  She has written over 100 novels under different pseudonyms and is a RNA Award winner.  She lives in Cambridgeshire.

Social Media Links: Website | BookBub | Goodreads | Twitter


My Review

By now it wouldn’t be a surprise that I read and reviewed yet another historical novel, this one in the Saga genre.

I was thankful that I was able to read the previous books in the series before tackling this one and I may have found another author that I will add to my list to keep an eye out for more books. The fact that I read the series in order ended up being for the best. It was such an amazing journey.

Changes keep happening, the characters are taken on an emotional rollercoaster, and have to decided the new step in each moment and each event that takes place. And us, the readers, ended up going with them. Following these strong women on their paths, getting to know them even more, even in this third book.

As we get introduced to new characters, things keep getting exciting. It was as if I was part of the community, of this family. And since it’s the third book, I had some time to understand the amazing and loyal girls, the Harper girls.

We don’t just follow one person or couple, we follow a group of people through their lives and now, with new characters, and news, it was just felt like a new chapter in their lives and my reading journey. Something that may have been because I read book after book, but still, I felt truly emotional about every single one of those women and I just hope there is a forth book coming.

There is a sense of connection while reading this book, it may be because the setting was so realistic, or because it’s not as far back into the past as we may think. But I felt as if I was transported to that moment in time, right beside these characters, and living with them.

Overall, I liked this book a lot, as I did the previous, and I recommend you read it in other so you can fully connect with the story and the characters, as well as get to enjoy the series to it’s fullest potential.


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“Captured by Her Enemy Knight” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well this lovely Wednesday. For me it’s a very exciting day, and it’s extra special because I get to share this review with you guys.

Captured by Her Enemy Knight“, written by Nicole Locke, is a Historical Romance, published by Harlequin Historical.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Nicole Locke for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Captured by Her Enemy Knight


Synopsis

Locke-Captured-M&B.jpgCaptured by her enemy…

Falling for the man

Cressida Howe, the Archer, is a well-tuned weapon. But she’s also a woman captivated by a man—Eldric of Hawskmoor, the warrior knight her father ordered her to kill. Instead, for years, Cressida has simply watched him… Now she’s been captured by her formidable enemy, and her well-ordered world comes crashing down, for Eldric is even more compelling up close. Cressida curses her traitorous heart—this assassin has fallen for her target!

Purchase Links: Harlequin | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Mills & Boon


About the Author

Nicole LockeNicole discovered her first romance novel in a closet, where her grandmother, the godmother in the romance black market, was hiding hundreds. Knowing her grandmother wouldn’t approve, Nicole hid in the closet to read them. It was only a matter of time before she was found out and given an offer she couldn’t refuse: enjoy them, but out in the living room please. Oh, and if she could go to the store and get a few more…. A few more? Nicole got two jobs.

Inexplicably, Nicole stopped reading romances (she blames her handsome university English professor, who she was trying and failing to impress). So she didn’t discover them again until, at work, where another black market book swap occurred. Instead of swapping for another forgettable book, Nicole chose a romance (which she still reads).

Needless to say, she didn’t return to work (good thing it was after 5:00 pm) and she didn’t immediately return home either. At that moment, she insists Etta James was singing “At Last”. It was only natural she’d start writing romances as well.

Currently, she lives in Seattle with her two completely opposite children, who if not for their birth certificates and their red hair, she’d argue they weren’t related, and her husband, who if not for his red hair, would have returned them.

Social Media Links: Website | Goodreads | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


My Review

There are times when I feel the need to get my hands on a good Historical Romance, and I have a handful of names of authors that are my ‘go-to’ authors when it comes to this genre. Nicole Locke is one of them.

In this novel we follow Cressida and Eldric, in a journey full of romance, action, drama and amazing moments that made me want to jump in to the book and truly get together with the characters and be their friend.

P1070876With a strong female MC and an intriguing male MC, with the interesting circumstances that pulled them together, and with every obstacle and tension… No wonder I was the captive of Nicole Locke’s brilliant descriptions. Her storytelling, the way the characters pop and seem real, plus the way that time period seem to pull us in, is one of the reasons I loved the story.

I could say a lot about this novel. How it the characters weren’t just powerful and strong-headed, but also vulnerable. How the story was dynamic and I felt as if I was there. How it grabbed my attention thanks to all the little details that made this book real.

In the end, it doesn’t really matter, because I don’t want to spoil the fun, and I just have to say this: If you like Historical Romances, you need to read this one. Nicole Locke just keeps surprising me with the characters she creates and the scenes she puts them and us (the readers) in.

Overall, I love the book, if that wasn’t clear enough. I do want to read other books of Nicole Locke and keep exploring the fantastic world of Nicole’s imagination.


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Promo Post: “A Ration Book Wedding”, by Jean Fullerton

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well this lovely day. Today I bring you a promo post, because we should all help out other authors during this time, either it’s buying books or just promoting.

A Ration Book Wedding“, written by Jean Fullerton, is a Historical Romance, forth book in the East End Ration Book Series, and it will be published on August 7th 2020 by Atlantic Books.

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Synopsis

50917477It’s February 1942 and the American’s have finally joined Britain and its allies. Meanwhile, twenty-three-year-old Francesca Fabrino, like thousands of other women, is doing her bit for the war effort in a factory in East London. But her thoughts are constantly occupied by her unrequited love for Charlie Brogan, who has recently married a woman of questionable reputation, before being shipped out to North Africa with the Eighth Army.

When Francesca starts a new job as an Italian translator for the BBC Overseas Department, she meets handsome Count Leonardo D’Angelo. Just as Francesca has begun to put her hopeless love for Charlie to one side and embrace the affections of this charming and impressive man, Charlie returns from the front, his marriage in ruins and his heart burning for Francesca at last. Could she, a good Catholic girl, countenance an illicit affair with the man she has always longed for? Or should she choose a different, less dangerous path?

Pre-Order Link: Amazon US


About the Author

I was born into a large, East End family and grew up in the overcrowded streets clustered around the Tower of London. I still live in East London, just five miles from where I was born. I feel that it is that my background that gives my historical East London stories their distinctive authenticity.

I first fell in love with history at school when I read Anya Seton’s book Katherine. Since then I have read everything I can about English history but I am particularly fascinated by the 18th and 19th century and my books are set in this period. I just love my native city and the East End in particular which is why I write stories to bring that vibrant area of London alive.

I am also passionate about historical accuracy and I enjoy researching the details almost as much as weaving the story. If one of my characters walks down a street you can be assured that that street actually existed. Take a look at Jean’s East End and see the actual location where my characters played out their stories.

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“A Shop Girl At Sea” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are doing well this lovely Thurday. Today I bring you a review of a historical romance novel that is part of a series.

A Shop Girl At Sea, written by Rachel Brimble, is a Historical Romance, the fourth book in the Pennington’s Series published on April 9th 2020 by Aria Fiction.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachel Brimble for the eCopy of this book, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

A Shop Girl At Sea


Synopsis

51805947. sy475 Bath, 1912.

Amelia Wakefield loves working at Pennington’s, Bath’s finest department store. An escape from her traumatic past, it saved her life. So when Miss Pennington sets her a task to set sail on the Titanic and study the department stores of New York, she couldn’t be more excited – or determined!

Frustrated with his life at home, Samuel Murphy longs for a few weeks of freedom and adventure. Meeting Amelia on board the Titanic, Samuel can’t help wonder what painful history has made the beauty so reserved. But he already has too many responsibilities for love.

Ruby Taylor has always kept her Pennington co-workers at a distance. Making sure her little brother is safe has always been her priority. But when that means accepting Victoria Lark’s offer of sanctuary, more than one of Ruby’s secrets is under threat of being revealed…

A riveting and uplifting saga, perfect for fans of Elaine Everest and Fiona Ford.

Purchase Link: Amazon


About the Author

Rachel BrimbleRachel lives with her husband and their two daughters in a small town near Bath, England. She is the author of over 20 published novels including the Pennington’s department store series (Aria Fiction) and the Templeton Cove Stories (Harlequin).

In July 2019, she signed a three-book deal with Aria Fiction for a Victorian trilogy set in a Bath brothel which will feature three heroines determined to change their lives and those of other women. The first book is due for release in Autumn 2020.

Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and has thousands of social media followers all over the world.

Social Media Links: Website | Twitter | Blog | Instagram | Amazon | Goodreads


My Review

This isn’t the first novel of Rachel Brimble that I have read, since I read the previous books in this series, so I was excited when I saw hat there as another Pennington’s book.

It was as amazing as the previous stories, maintaining the same fantastic flow in the storytelling and the brilliant descriptions that transported us to that time and moment, we characters that felt human and real.

The amazing thing about Rachel Brimble’s stories, this one included, is that she talks about certain topics that are still very relevant in our present. She does it in a way that we get to connect with the characters and understand them, their past, future, dreams and nightmares, and their actions through out the book.

In this book we get to follow Amelia, Samuel and Ruby. Each one with their own demons their own struggles and their own moments of strength and connection with the reader. At least that’s what I felt, since it as like going on an emotional rollercoaster. The interactions helped with that, by giving us opportunities to really know all the characters as well as their circumstances, as well as the setting of the story.

Overall, I loved it. It was such a good story, thought provoking and engaging. It had a good balance despite all the emotions I could feel by being transported to the story. Plus, it had a good rhythm and I ended up reading page after page without even caring about the late hour.


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Promo Post: “The Seduction of the Glen” by Michelle Deerwester-Dalrymple

Hello Friends!

I have been trying to do more promoting of books this past few weeks. You may have seen some this month, and I will keep doing it, because the authors deserve some shout-outs.

Today’s book is a Historical Romance, and you guys know me and my love for that genre.

The Seduction of the Glen“, written by Michelle Deerwester-Dalrymple, is a Scottish Historical Romance, the fifth book in The Glen Highland Romance series, published on April 30, 2020.

Happy Release day!!


Synopsis

FINAL cover with pubA fierce Highland warrior, loyal to his king. His beautiful English captive. He has promised her protection, but will he have to risk his own life to do so?

John Sinclair, faithful warrior for Robert the Bruce, makes a fateful wager with his brother: whoever wins Aislynn’s affections will wed her. Only Aislynn de Valence, niece to the English King, is a captive of the Bruce, sent to the Highlands as a prisoner and for her own protection. The last thing she wants it to wed her enemy.

To win the wager and the woman, John woos Aislynn with his whole heart.
But the Highlands are unstable, clan fighting against clan. And no one in the Highlands is ready to welcome an Englishwoman into their midst.

When Aislynn learns that she was nothing more than a prize in a wager, she decides she’s had enough of Scotland and its Highlanders.

Can John convince Aislynn of his true intentions and protect her when she needs him the most?

Purchase Links: Amazon US | Amazon UKAmazon CAAmazon AU


About the Author

Michelle Deerwester-Dalrymple is an award-winning author and a college writing professor. Graduating from University of California, Riverside with a Master’s Degree in English and Literature, she has worked with students of all age levels – from elementary to graduate school – through her college teaching, tutoring, and charter school courses.

She started reading when she was 3 years old, writing when she was 4, and published her first poem at age 16. Her interest in logic and rhetoric began when she was 4 years old, and her mother bought her first logic puzzle book. She then read those puzzle books, Encyclopedia Brown books, and Two-Minute Mysteries regularly.

Michelle has always been an avid reader on all subjects, but has a special love for both horror and romance literature. Her two favorite authors are Stephen King and Diana Gabaldon.

Her favorite historical romance genres include: Scottish (love those Highlanders!) medieval, renaissance, ancient, and Viking, but she will read just about anything!

She is currently working on other writing curricula texts and several novels of different genres, including historical paranormal romance and literary fiction.

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Blog Tour, Historical Romance, Reviews

“The Poor Relation” Review

Hello Friends!

I know I have been a bit distant in the past few days. Since I have finish my novel this past Monday (20th April), I have been using my time to read more and to start plotting my next book.

Nevertheless, I bring you an amazing book, and Historical novel, and you know how I am with does. So it’s no surprise to say I loved it.

The Poor Relation“, written by Susanna Bavin, is a Historical novel published on May 23rd 2019 by Allison & Busby.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Susanna Bavin for the Paperback Copy of this book, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

The Poor Relation


Synopsis

The Poor Relation Cover1908, Manchester. Mary Maitland is an attractive and intelligent young woman determined to strike out on her own and earn a living. Finding work at a women’s employment agency, her creative talent is soon noticed and Mary begins writing articles for newspapers and magazines.

But being of independent and progressive mind are troublesome traits when those you hold dear must constantly live up to the expectations of the well-to-do family to which they are linked. With increasing pressures from the powers that be, can Mary find the fine line between honouring her family and honouring herself?

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | BookDepository

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About the AuthorSusanna Bavin Photo

Susanna Bavin has worked as a librarian, an infant school teacher, a carer and a cook. She lives on the beautiful North Wales coast, but her writing is inspired by her Mancunian roots. She also writes as Polly Heron.

Social Media Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon


My Review

To does that know me won’t be surprised when I say I loved this novel, why? First of all, it’s a historical/saga novel and so far I have enjoyed all the books I have read in that genre. Second, it had a lot of elements that I love and that I will talk about in a second.

P1070902We mainly follow Mary during her journey, but we also get some glimpses of other characters POV once in a while, and that help us understand the overall of the story and the dynamics of the family and friendship relationships, as well as the differences in the various classes. And that was something I found very good because it gave me extra information that later made me understand the developments of the story.

The characters were brilliantly written and their interaction as quite interesting and truly take us back in time with those dynamics. There were some characters that I absolutely loved since the very beginning, including Mary of course, they were the kind of people I would love to me, interesting, vibrant, concern about social aspects because of the people and not status, friendly, intelligent and concern about others. Then there were those that made me so mad, they reminded me of some family members and people in my past and that made them just are real as all the others, but it got my mind spinning with their futility. Then again it was the all point, and it was what made them different.

As I was reading, the book kept becoming more interesting with each page and each chapter, and I found myself not being able to put it down. Although it didn’t have a crazy busy pace, it did have one that was more calmer, except at certain action moments, and it certainly made me stay connected to each moment and wondering what would happen next.

P1070928I had some suspicions about certain things, but Susanna Bavin brilliantly surprised me with so many moments, especially the final chapters. I absolutely loved it. And about my suspicions, I was right about something and totally wrong about others.

Overall, I loved it, and I could say so much more, but I don’t want to spoil anything. I will be keeping my eyes open for other books by this author, and I will be reading her previous ones in the future. This book talks about family, society during that 1900s and all the differences that existed, not only between men and women, but also between classes. It is a thought provoking novel, and I felt transported to that time and place. If you like Saga/Historical novels, and like the time period then this story happens, then I totally recommend it.


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“The Warrior Knight and the Widow” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are doing well. I’ve been writing like crazy for the past two days, because of Camp NaNoWriMo, but here I am, feeling productive and sharing my reviews.

Here I am today, to bring you a review of a Historical Romance novel, and you guys know I love those, so of course I was curious to read this book.

The Warrior Knight and the Widow“, written by Ella Matthews, is a Historical Romance, a medieval romance novel, published on the 19th March 2020 by Mills & Boon.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Ella Matthews for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

The Warrior Knight and the Widow


Synopsis

The Warrior Knight and the Widow CoverProtected by The Beast

Undone by the man

Racing cross-country pursued by danger, widow Lady Ellena Swein isn’t pleased to be taken back to her father’s castle. But with his knight Sir Braedan Leofric, also known as The Beast, as her captor, she has little choice! Ellena is surprised by his honourable and protective nature, even if she shouldn’t trust him. And when all seems to conspire against them, Braedan’s secret could either extinguish the spark between them or make it burn brighter.

Purchase Links – Amazon


Author Bio

Ella Matthews lives and works in beautiful South Wales. When not thinking about handsome heroes she can be found walking along the coast with her husband and their two children (probably still thinking about heroes but at least pretending to be interested in everyone else).

Social Media Links – Twitter | Facebook


My Review

I have read Historical Romances before, but I have never read that many Medieval ones, so I’m always fascinated about the different subgenres and the way the story is told because of how the past is portrait. This book is in that subgenre, and the first I have read of this author.

As we follow Lady Ellena Swein’s and Sir Braedan Leofric’s story through a brilliantly crafted journey that was as exciting, as it was romantic, I ended up falling in love with the characters. Ellena quite a strong and independent woman, which is amazing because I lover powerful female characters. Braedan is not what we think he is, despite his nick name being The Beast.

P1070888This adventure had a good pace and a good plot, that made it so fun to read. From the descriptions to the dialogues. From all the complex characters that made us connect with the storyline, despite the space and time being very different from our lives.

I loved the book. I loved every moment between Ellena and Braedan, I loved them together because they were meant for each other and I could see it from the very beginning and seeing them grow closer and getting to learn more about each other… those were the best parts of the book. I loved that I was so focus in the story that I could feel the characters emotion and I felt I was transported there.

Overall, I felt very excited about reading another medieval romance novel and expand my knowledge and I was not disappointed. I loved it and I can’t for more books in this subgenre. I learn something, I was transported to a time I don’t know much about to be honest, and still I felt the love, the excitement, the action, the drama and some sort of friendship towards them.


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Jess

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“Redeeming the Reclusive Earl” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are doing well. April is here! And I’m joining Camp NaNoWriMo, but I’ll still be posting reviews. That’s why I’m here today, to bring you a review of one of my favorite authors in the Historical Romance genre.

Redeeming the Reclusive Earl“, written by Virginia Heath, is a Historical Romance, a Regency romance novel, published on the 1st April 2020 by Mills & Boon.

Happy Publication Day!

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Virginia Heath for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Redeeming the Reclusive Earl


Synopsis

Redeeming the Reclusive Earl CoverHis heart is a fortress… And she’s trespassing!

After losing all he holds dear in a horrific fire, Max Aldersley, Earl of Rivenhall, shuns the world—until he catches Effie Nithercott digging holes on his estate! He banishes the intrepid archaeologist and the unsettled feelings she rouses within him. But she returns even more determined and infuriatingly desirable than before! He wonders just how deep she’s prepared to dig—so far she’ll reach the man beneath his scars?

Purchase Link: Amazon

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The Mysterious Lord Millcroft - Virginia HeathAuthor Bio

When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Despite that, it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

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My Review

To those that know me, it won’t be a surprise to see me say that I loved this book. First of all, the author is one of my favorite authors in the genre. Second, I have read other novels of hers. Third, it’s a Historical Romance! What did you expect?!

P1070890Following Max Aldersley and Effie Nithercott (amazing names, by the way) in this love adventure was such a delight. Two brilliantly crafted characters that we got to see grow and fall in love. An Earl and an archaeologist… I would have never imagine this couple together, but it worked so well.

Max has some problems, some demons that he has to overcome. Effie is different from other people, and honestly I loved her because of that. Every single moment they were together was an absolute enjoyment for me to read. The relationship and the characters’ development happened in a good pace, it wasn’t an instant thing, and the flow of the storytelling, it all took me on a journey that allowed me to connect more with Max and Effie.

I won’t enter into particular aspects of the plot, so you guys can go read the book and uncover all the information, drama and exciting moments without any spoilers, but I have to say, it was just what I needed to read. The kind of story that grabbed my attention from page one.

Overall, I believe Virginia Heath just delivered another fantastic novel. She has never disappoint my addicted-to-historical-romances mind, and I’m always amazed at the ideas she comes up with. That been said, of course I recommend this novel! I would be crazy if I didn’t.


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Jess

Blog Tour, Historical Romance, Reviews

“On a Falling Tide” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are doing well this morning or afternoon, hope you are all staying safe, even if you are still going to work. If you are staying at home and are looking for books to read, I bring you a review today, and maybe that will help.

On a Falling Tide“, written by Georgia Hill, is a Historical Romance, with a ghost story in the mix, published on November 26th 2019.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Georgia Hill for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.

On A Falling Tide


Synopsis

On a Falling TideTwo women. Connected by heartbreak, separated in time. Can Charity save the man she loves, or will Lydia’s vengeful spirit prove too strong?

Two haunting love stories and a hundred and fifty-year-old curse …

When the beloved grandfather who brought her up dies, Charity is left struggling to cope. Alone and rootless, she’s drawn to the sleepy fishing village of Beaumouth near Lyme Regis and begins to research her family tree. A chance encounter with attractive boat-builder Matt sparks a chain of mysterious and unsettling events and leads Charity to uncover the story of a young girl who lived in the village over a hundred years before.

In 1863 all Lydia Pavey wants to do is follow in Mary Anning’s footsteps and become a ‘fossilist.’ Instead, she is being forced into marriage to a man she barely knows.

Charity’s obsession with Lydia becomes all-consuming and she risks losing everything. With a longed-for family tantalisingly in reach, will Charity find the happy ever after she’s yearned for and, most importantly, can she save the man she loves?

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Blkdog Publishing


Author Bio

Georgia Hill writes best-selling romcoms and historical fiction with romance at the heart. Although she writes in two genres, they have more in common than you might think; she puts serious issues into her romcoms and lots of humour into her historical novels.

She lives by the sea in the south west of England with her two beloved dogs – a spaniel and a delinquent cockapoo puppy, her husband (also beloved and not at all delinquent) and a ghost called Zoe. She loves Jane Austen, elephants, Belgian chocolate (all donations gratefully received) and Strictly Come Dancing.

Her stories come from everywhere and anything, so be careful what you tell her as you may end up in a book. She also finds inspiration in the folklore and history of the many places in which she’s lived. To put it politely, she’s had a portfolio career having worked in the theatre, for a charity and as a teacher and educational consultant before giving in and finally acknowledging that making up things was what she really wanted to do.

She has a nasty addiction to moving house but is trying to overcome this. After one house move too many, she lost all her notebooks and decided to stop talking about writing and actually do some. She’s been happily creating believably flawed heroines, intriguing men and page-turning stories ever since.

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My Review

I haven’t read many of Georgia Hill’s books but I love a good Historical Romance, and this one had amazing elements that made me enjoying the story a lot.

P1070784As we follow Charity and Lydia in this time slip story, we get to uncover mysteries as we go, and understand the characters in a deepest and emotional way. The main characters were very relatable and I could empathize with them. Brilliantly written and well developed.

The plot was interesting and the storytelling, both in the present and the past, were well crafted and I felt transported to that time and place, side-by-side with the characters, living with them. There was a good equilibrium in the story, in terms of the dark and light scenes as well as the pace, and the romance, drama and action moments.

I loved the story, I haven’t really read many books that have this feel too it, and that have this time slip kind of plot, and I quite enjoyed. I love Historical romances as much as I love contemporary ones, it’s kind of a good middle ground in a way. Plus, Georgia Hill wrote about such amazing people, with background that felt real and true, and that realism is something that I love in a book.

Overall, I felt as if it was the kind of book everyone that enjoys a dual time view should check out. It allowed this amazing moment of thinking and feeling, and reflecting about our lives, because of how it shows the connection we all have with the past, present and future.


Giveaway

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Jess

Blog Tour, Historical Romance, Reviews

“Her Dark Knight’s Redemption” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope your Friday is going well, I have been working on some arts & crafts, and later today I’m going to a birthday party, so… CAKE! Bur right now I have a review to share with you guys.

I read this book in the beginning of February and I was so excited about it, I love historical romances and this book was written by an author I love and I’m really need to read more of her books.

Her Dark Knight’s Redemption“, written by Nicole Locke, is book 8 in the Lovers and Legends Series, published on 1st January 2020 by Harlequin Historical.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Nicole Locke for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Her Dark Knights Redemption


Her Dark K_9781335505255_273048.inddSynopsis

“This man was shadow and night. He was Darkness.”

Homeless Aliette is saved from punishment for stealing by a mysterious knight. To stay alive, she’s informed by this stranger that she must claim his child as her own. She should fear the dark knight’s power, yet it’s clear there’s more good to this man than he’s prepared to show. Can she break down the barriers of the tortured knight she calls Darkness?

Purchase Links: Harlequin | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Mills & Boon


About the Author

Nicole LockeNicole discovered her first romance novel in a closet, where her grandmother, the godmother in the romance black market, was hiding hundreds. Knowing her grandmother wouldn’t approve, Nicole hid in the closet to read them. It was only a matter of time before she was found out and given an offer she couldn’t refuse: enjoy them, but out in the living room please. Oh, and if she could go to the store and get a few more…. A few more? Nicole got two jobs.

Inexplicably, Nicole stopped reading romances (she blames her handsome university English professor, who she was trying and failing to impress). So she didn’t discover them again until, at work, where another black market book swap occurred. Instead of swapping for another forgettable book, Nicole chose a romance (which she still reads).

Needless to say, she didn’t return to work (good thing it was after 5:00 pm) and she didn’t immediately return home either. At that moment, she insists Etta James was singing “At Last”. It was only natural she’d start writing romances as well.

Currently, she lives in Seattle with her two completely opposite children, who if not for their birth certificates and their red hair, she’d argue they weren’t related, and her husband, who if not for his red hair, would have returned them.

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My Review

Most everyone knows I love Historical Romances, they are the kinds of books I read when I need to just get transported to another time, and Nicole Locke did an amazing job with this novel, and pretty soon I’m going to start reading her books that I have at home.

P1070802I couldn’t stop reading the book, I was reading it the day I had a book club session at the library, and I was even reading the book while waiting. I loved it so much and I couldn’t stop because I wanted to learn more about the characters.

The amazing thing in this books is the characters. I love their interaction and I can’t wait to see if Nicole Locke will give two characters I love their own books, they so deserve to be happy. But back to the MC in this story. Reynold and Aliette… Such an interesting and amazing couple. They may seem like they wouldn’t be good together because of their pasts and problems, but that’s where they find a connection.

They both had their past, and demons… They both had mysteries… They both were so well written that reading about them felt like I was right there, part of their family. I felt connected to them, despite my life being nothing like theirs, nevertheless, it was amazing. We see their development at the same time as we see their relationship grow and that was so fantastic and heartwarming.

I loved Aliette and her Darkness, they were one of those couples in this genre that are on my list of amazing couples. I wanted to read more about them, see their future more than what was giving to us. Then again, I’m hoping to see them in future books.

Overall, I haven’t read all the books in the series, and I know some references appeared to previous books, but that didn’t seemed to matter, and you can read it as a Standalone, and I promise, by the end you will want to read the entire series.


Giveaway

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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess