True To You

Exciting Start of a Brand-New Series by a Contemporary Romance Fan Favorite
After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now.
Unlike Nora, former Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. But when he’s diagnosed with an inherited condition, he’s forced to dig into the secrets of his past and his adoption as an infant, enlisting Nora to help him uncover the identity of his birth mother.
The more time they spend together, the more this pair of opposites suspects they just might be a perfect match. However, John’s already dating someone and Nora’s not sure she’s ready to trade her crushes on fictional heroes for the risks of a real relationship. Finding the answers they’re seeking will test the limits of their identity, their faith, and their devotion to one another.

True to You

I read just a few chapters of this book and I already knew that I was going to love it. There was just one simple paragraph that mentioned—well, actors…who are….amazing….hot…and I’ll just stop there.

First things first, Colin Firth from the Pride and Prejudice BBC TV series is mentioned. Okay, he is not the actor who I consider “hot”. His amazing acting makes up for it. He is one of the best actors that I have ever seen. I have watched many other movies with him in it. Seriously, he is fabulous! When I saw that, I was like “Oh, yeah, this is a great book.”

Second of all, Richard Armitage is mentioned. If you have ever watched a movie with him in it, you know why I am mentioning him. He is just hot (please, don’t judge me!). I am not going to lie. I read this book exactly at the right time. I had just finished re-watching North and South, which has Armitage playing Mr. Thornton. And, I had just started re-watching The Hobbit.  If you watched The Hobbit and didn’t fall in love with him, I will literally go into shock (no joke). He pretty much makes the show—well, and Fili (Dean O’Gorman) and Kili (Aidan Turner). I can’t really decide among those three, though. Okay, all the other actors in The Hobbit are really awesome too. Anyway, when I saw Armitage’s name, I thought (and probably squealed) “This is totally going to be an amazing book!”

There also was a mention of Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre. I didn’t like that part as much, because I personally like Toby Stephens as Mr. Rochester, and Nora liked the other actors.

Wow! Great heart to heart talk! I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

But, I should write a little bit about the rest of the book. Because, I just wrote three paragraphs about a single paragraph.

Nora was a great main character, as was John. I personally liked Nora a lot because she was a bookworm and I am one too (if you couldn’t tell)!

Personally, though, I really am excited for Willow’s and Britt’s book. I am most excited about Willow’s though, because I really liked Corbin from Her One and Only. I cannot wait until those come out, which unfortunately, is a long way away. Britt’s story just seems really interesting!

Parts of the story, though, were quite sad. The story of Nora’s and John’s mothers were super sad and just made me want to cry. So, due to the mothers’ stories, I would recommend this to mature readers.

The cover is super good! Even though it has her face on the cover, I still really like it! Everything about it is just so elegant. I am definitely giving it 5 stars!

The book also deserves 5 stars! I am super excited to read the rest of the book in this series. If you can’t guess, I recommend this book to those who like a book full of romance and intrigue!

 

Title: True to You

Author: Becky Wade

Author’s Website: http://beckywade.com/home/

 

I received this book from the Bethany House Publishing of the Baker Publishing Group for this review.

This review is written in my own opinions and words.

The Noble Servant

She lost everything to an evil conspiracy . . . but that loss may just give her all she ever wanted.
Since meeting Steffan, the Duke of Wolfberg, at Thornbeck Castle, Lady Magdalen has not been able to stop thinking about him. She knows—as a penniless lady with little to offer in terms of a dowry—she has no real hope of marrying such a highly titled man, so it comes as a great surprise when she receives a letter from him, asking for her hand in marriage.
But all is not what it seems at Wolfberg Castle. Steffan has been evicted by his scheming uncle, and his cousin has taken over the title of duke. Left for dead, Steffan is able to escape, and disguised as a shepherd, hopes to gain entry to the castle to claim the items that will prove he is the true Duke of Wolfberg.
Journeying to the castle, Magdalen has no idea what awaits her, but she certainly did not expect her loyal maidservant to turn on her. Forcing Magdalen to trade places with her, the servant plans to marry the duke and force Magdalen to tend the geese.
Without their respective titles—and the privileges that came with them—Steffan and Magdalen’s lives are adrift. If Lord Hazen discovers them, he will kill Steffan and force Magdalen to marry his own spoiled son—to insure the success of his evil plans. A Goose Girl retelling, with shades of The Prince and the Pauper.

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I was very excited to receive this book. I had been looking forward to reading it ever since it was announced. Finally, it came in the mail!

I really enjoyed this book. To be honest, I have never read the original story of the Goose Girl. I knew the basic plot of the story but never have I read the original story. This book made me want to read the original version.

There was only one problem that I had with this book. It was just a bit too long in the ‘I wonder if he/she likes me’ factor. The last half of the book had Steffan and Magdalen wondering in every chapter if the other liked them. That was quite annoying.

As for the rest of the book, it was very good. Melanie is a wonderful writer! I would recommend all of her books to teenage girls who enjoy a sweet romance, a great retelling, and just a little bit of adventure.

The cover is actually quite good. I really liked it! I am going to give it 4 stars. I especially liked the fact that it had a goose with the dark spots in its feathers because that goose is mentioned in the story a few times.

The entire story was also very good. I am going to give it 4 stars also. I would definitely recommend it to Melanie Dickerson fans and first time readers.

 

Title: The Noble Servant

Author: Melanie Dickerson

Author’s Website: http://www.melaniedickerson.com/

Reading Resolution: #33

 

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program.

This review is written in my own opinions and words.

The Shadow Throne

One war. Too many deadly battles. Can a king save his kingdom when his own survival seems unlikely?
War has come to Carthya. It knocks at every door and window in the land. And when Jaron learns that King Vargan of Avenia has kidnapped Imogen in a plot to bring Carthya to its knees, Jaron knows it is up to him to embark on a daring rescue mission. But everything that can go wrong does.
His friends are flung far and wide across Carthya and its neighbouring lands. In a last-ditch effort to stave off what looks to be a devastating loss for the kingdom, Jaron undertakes what may be his last journey to save everything and everyone he loves. But even with his lightning-quick wit, Jaron cannot forestall the terrible danger that descends on him and his country. Along the way, will he lose what matters most? And in the end, who will sit on Carthya’s throne?

Shadow Throne

And now the final installment of the Ascendance Trilogy. This is the best trilogy—well, one of the best trilogies that I have ever read. I can’t say that it is the best best—for I have many more favorite series/trilogies!

My favorite scene is definitely the first chapter. I love it! I mean, the entire argument is wonderfully written. When I thought about writing a review on this book, the first scene that popped in my mind was the argument between Jaron and Roden.

As for the rest of the story, I don’t know what to say about it. It is fabulous. Each and every character had their own story and ‘wrap up’ for this last book in the trilogy. Some parts made me want to cry, laugh, and (I’m not lying) everything in between. Jennifer didn’t just write the story with one mood. Nope, each chapter had a different mood and tone. I loved it!

When I read the last chapter, I was so sad—not because the story ending was horrible but because the trilogy had ended. There would be no more new stories about Sage, Roden, Tobias, Imogen, Mott, and many of the other characters. I probably even cried the first time I finished this book.

I really liked this cover. As I was waiting for this book to be published and when I saw the cover, I was so intrigued! I am going to give it 5 stars!

The rest of the book in this trilogy (The False Prince and The Runaway King) I have given 5 stars. And, if you are thinking that I am going to give this book less than 5 stars, perhaps you should re-read the review above. There is no way that I am giving this book 4 or fewer stars. This book deserves 5 stars. Jennifer is an amazing author, and I recommend this trilogy to anyone and everyone!!!

 

Title: The Shadow Throne

Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen

Author’s Website: http://www.jennielsen.com/

 

This review is written in my own opinions and words.

 

Giveaway Alert:

The giveaway of any book from the Ascendance Trilogy ends tonight at midnight! This is the last call to anyone who would like a chance to win one of Jennifer’s amazing books! Enter the giveaway here: Interview with Jennifer A. Nielsen ~ Plus a Giveaway.

The Runaway King

A kingdom teetering on the brink of destruction. A king gone missing. Who will survive? Find out in the highly anticipated sequel to Jennifer A. Nielsen’s blockbuster The False Prince!
Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Rumors of a coming war are winding their way between the castle walls, and Jaron feels the pressure quietly mounting within Carthya. Soon, it becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving it. But the further Jaron is forced to run from his identity, the more he wonders if it is possible to go too far. Will he ever be able to return home again? Or will he have to sacrifice his own life in order to save his kingdom?
The stunning second installment of The Ascendance Trilogy takes readers on a roller-coaster ride of treason and murder, thrills and peril, as they journey with the Runaway King!

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Time for the review of the second option of the giveaway. (You will have to wait just a day or two more until I review the last option of the giveaway). This is the second book in the Ascendance Trilogy. The False Prince is the first book. To read my review of that book, click here: The False Prince.

This book is awesome, and I totally recommend it! But, I do have to say one thing. The first time I read it, I had to take a break. For some reason, I just couldn’t get into it. My older sister said the same thing, so I was kind of confused. But, I tried just a week or two later and I was hooked!!! I don’t know why I couldn’t get into it. I mean, it is absolutely wonderful! I fell in love with Sage even more. Jaron was even pretty cool too. But, Sage was still the best personality (if we are going to go into the Sage vs. Jaron thing…).

The plot was really great. It really matured the characters, and I loved watching them grow with each passing event.

Once again, the cover is really cool. It is a broken sword—who wouldn’t want to pick up that kind of book? I am going to give it 5 stars!

I can’t say that it was as good as The False Prince but it comes really close! And, if you are wondering about my rating, (which I honestly think you are not) I am giving The Runaway King 5 stars! It deserves it one hundred percent!

 

Title: The Runaway King

Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen

Author’s Website: http://www.jennielsen.com/

 

This review is written in my own opinions and words.

 

Giveaway Alert:

The giveaway of any of the Ascendance Trilogy books is ending in less than forty-eight hours! Be sure to enter now! Here is the link to the post: Interview with Jennifer A. Nielsen ~ Plus a Giveaway.

Interview with Jennifer A. Nielsen ~ Plus a Giveaway

As promised from yesterday’s post, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce Jennifer Nielsen to my blog!!!

Along with this wonderful interview, I am also hosting a giveaway for any book in the Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer Nielsen. I recently reviewed The False Prince (first book in the trilogy), so if you would like to read my review, click here: The False Prince. And, I will be reviewing the rest of the book in the trilogy throughout this week.

I hope you all enjoy reading this interview, as much as I did writing it with Jennifer. She is an awesome person!

Thank you so much, Jen, for doing this with me! I have really enjoyed chatting with you through email and learning more about you and your books. I hope you had a great time. I certainly did!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by messaging me or commenting on this post.

 

About Jen:Jen Nielsen.png

New York Times Bestselling author, Jennifer Nielsen, was born and raised in northern Utah, where she still lives today with her husband, three children, and a dog that won’t play fetch. She A Night Divided.jpgis the author of The Ascendance trilogy, beginning with The False Prince; the Mark of the Thief series, and the forthcoming A Night Divided. She loves chocolate, old books, and lazy days in the mountain

Interview:

Q. Are any characters based off of someone you know?

A. The characters are all completely original, but there is one trait of Sage’s that is based off a real person.

I used to teach high school debate, so every weekend we’d get on a bus to travel to a tournament. One of my debaters was a kid named Ken. He was brilliant, popular, a fantastic debater…and a thief. When he’d get on the bus, he’d shake the bus driver’s hand, thank them for driving us, and while shaking their hand, he’d steal their watch! He’d take the watch to the back of the bus and hold it for the entire ride, and then when we arrived, he’d go back to the driver and say, “Hey, I found this on the floor. Could you have dropped it?” The bus driver would gush with gratitude to Ken for being such an “honest young man,” and I would just roll my eyes.

So although Sage has an original personality, every time I wrote his thief scenes, I always thought of Ken.

Q. Who do you like better, Sage or Nic? Imogen or Aurelia? (For a The Ascendance Trilogy vs. Mark of the Thief Trilogy question)Mark of the Thief.png

A. Who do I like? It’d be like choosing between two good friends. I like all of them, just for different reasons. For the record though, I think Imogen and Aurelia would get along really great, but Sage and Nic wouldn’t like each other at all.

Q. What is your writer’s kryptonite (weakness)?

A. Hmm, it might be research. I love the research process, but that is a bottomless rabbit hole and it’s sometimes hard for me to say, “Enough is enough,” and go back to the story. And I’m always worrying about factual accuracy, so I might check and recheck certain facts multiple times, which slows down the writing. That said, I always consider it a great compliment when someone comments on how real a scene felt to them – that meant the research paid off.

Q. How long have you been writing? Where do you keep all of your ideas—in a notebook, on a computer? When did you first come up with the story of Sage and/or Nic?

A. For most of my life, I’ve been writing in one way or another, but I didn’t get serious about it until near the end of college when I began working on longer, more serious effort stories. I used to store my ideas in notebooks, but now I have a file on my computer for ideas or bits of ideas when they come. It’s amazing how often that file comes in handy.

I started writing The False Prince in fall of 2009, and it was all so clear in my head that it was a very fast write. The idea for Nic came after a few facts about Ancient Rome that I stumbled upon in some random readings. That one was a longer writing process because of the research required. But I’m very proud of both series and it’s been interesting to see readers latch on to one or the other.

Q. What was your favorite book when you were a kid?

A. It would have been “The Wolves of Willoughby Chase” by Joan Aiken. I loved that story – still do! A lot of my writing today is influenced by the way that book used to make me feel when reading it.

Q. If you could travel into any book, what book would you pick? Which character would you want to meet?

A. Ooh, that’s a tough one, but I think I’d have to visit the wizarding world of Harry Potter, and of course, get placed into a house! I’d want to sit down with Snape, who is such a fascinating character and really try to understand his perspective of how the different events unfolded.

Q. What was your hardest scene in any of your books to write?

A. The final scene of The Shadow Throne (the third book of the Ascendance Trilogy). It was awful knowing that when I finished, I’d have to say goodbye to these characters I’d come to know and love, and to think of how far they’d come from those first words I wrote.

About the Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer Nielsen:

The False PrinceFalse Prince

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point—he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well. As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

The Runaway KingRunaway King

Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Rumors of a coming war are winding their way between the castle walls, and Jaron feels the pressure quietly mounting within Carthya. Soon, it becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving it. But the further Jaron is forced to run from his identity, the more he wonders if it is possible to go too far. Will he ever be able to return home again? Or will he have to sacrifice his own life in order to save his kingdom?

The Shadow ThroneShadow Throne

One war. Too many deadly battles. Can a king save his kingdom when his own survival seems unlikely?
War has come to Carthya. It knocks at every door and window in the land. And when Jaron learns that King Vargan of Avenia has kidnapped Imogen in a plot to bring Carthya to its knees, Jaron knows it is up to him to embark on a daring rescue mission. But everything that can go wrong does.
His friends are flung far and wide across Carthya and its neighbouring lands. In a last-ditch effort to stave off what looks to be a devastating loss for the kingdom, Jaron undertakes what may be his last journey to save everything and everyone he loves. But even with his lightning-quick wit, Jaron cannot forestall the terrible danger that descends on him and his country. Along the way, will he lose what matters most? And in the end, who will sit on Carthya’s throne?

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The False Prince

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point—he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.
As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

False Prince

My, oh my. This is like one of the best books ever! And I am being totally honest here. This book would make the best movie ever—as long as the director was good, the actors/actresses were good, and so on. Yes, I have a lot of rules for this movie if it is to be made into one. And it definitely should be! I would totally go to it the night it came out. Nothing would stop me from staying up all night to see it.

Anyway, when I first read this book, I fell in love. Sure, it was not the first character in a book that I wish was actually real, but Sage is one of my favorite book boyfriends. (Okay, sure, I have way too many of those but that really isn’t the point). Literally, Sage is one of my favorite main characters! I can’t say one bad thing about him. I could say many good things about him, though.

The rest of the characters were also great! Tobias, Roden, Mott, Imogen—they were all super duper cool side characters. I could go on about them, but I don’t want to give away any spoilers. You just have to read the book to see for yourself if you like them as much as I did.

As you can see, I could write a huge review of this book! It is one of my favorites. I could read it over and over again and never get tired of it. And, when I say I could read it, I really mean the entire Ascendance Trilogy. And, I will be reviewing the rest of the series throughout the next week. Because…I am hosting a giveaway of any book in the Ascendance Trilogy. Yup, you get to choose! But, you will have to wait until tomorrow to enter—and to see a great interview with the author herself!

The cover is really cool. It really intrigued me the first time I saw it. So, I am totally giving it 5 stars.

As for the book, I believe you can guess how many stars I am giving it. If I could, I would give it 10 (like I wish I could for most of my favorite books). But, I have to settle for 5 very bright and big stars! This is to everyone reading—and not reading—my blog: read this book. You will not regret it and will definitely be reading the rest of the trilogy before you know it!

 

Title: The False Prince

Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen

Author’s Website: http://www.jennielsen.com/

Reading Resolution: #60

 

This review is written in my own opinions and words.

Behind the Scenes

Miss Permilia Griswold, the wallflower behind “The Quill” gossip column, knows everything that goes on in the ballrooms of New York. When she overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Asher Rutherford, she’s determined to warn him. Away from society’s spotlight, Asher and Permilia discover there’s more going on behind the scenes than they anticipated.

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The review you have all been waiting for…well, maybe not. But, this is a very important review because RIGHT NOW I am hosting a giveaway for this book. Haven’t entered it yet? Here is the link: Interview with Jen Turano ~ Plus a Giveaway (Only 2 more days left!)

Anyway, this book was pretty good. Unfortunately, it did not surpass Playing the Part, but it was quite good!

The strangest thing about this book was the fact that the first third of the book was the same scene—a ball. And Jen somehow pulled it off!

Okay, so the cover, I must be honest, was definitely not my favorite. I will give it 2 stars.

The cover, although, did not make me think bad of the book! I definitely enjoyed reading this story. It was quite fun. The bantering and such was the star of the show—or should I say, book. But, I would definitely recommend this book to all Jen Turano fans and fans of humorous romance and adventure stories! I am going to give this book 4 stars. I hope you enjoy it as much as—or even more than I did!

 

Title: Behind the Scenes

Author: Jen Turano

Author’s Website: http://jenturano.com/

 

I received this book from the Bethany House Publishing of the Baker Publishing Group for this review.

This review is written in my own opinions and words.

Interview with Jen Turano ~ Plus a Giveaway

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I would like to introduce Jen Turano to my blog!!! Along with this wonderful interview, I am also hosting a giveaway for her newest book, Behind the Scenes. I hope you all enjoy reading this interview, as much as I did writing it with Jen. She is a fabulous author! Every single book of hers (that I have read, of course) has held me intrigued until the very end!

Thank you so much, Jen, for doing this with me! I have really enjoyed chatting with you through email and learning more about you and your books. I hope you had a great time. I certainly did!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by messaging me or commenting on this post.

About Jen Turano:Jen Turano.jpg

A USA Today Best-Selling Author, Jen Turano has written the critically acclaimed Ladies of Distinction 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 https://www.facebook.com/jenturanoauthor/ or visit her on the web at http://www.jenturano.com. 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 – http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/authors/jen-turano/1761.

Interview:

  1. Is there a lesson that you would like your readers to learn after reading your books?

What I really want readers to get out of my books is entertainment.  I hope to provide a bit of an escape from the hectic business we call life, and if I manage to do that, I consider my job done – and then on to the next book.

  1. Are any of your stories/characters/scenes based off of a real-life incident/person?

Almost all of my characters are based off people I know, while the scenes in my books are normally inspired by events I dig up while combing through research books about the Gilded Age.

  1. What is your favorite cover out of all of your books? Do you think they all fit each book’s storyline?

A Change of Fortune.pngMy very favorite cover is “A Change of Fortune.”  It was the first book I ever sold, and when I saw the cover for the first time, I lost the ability to breathe.  As for whether I believe my covers fit the stories – for the most part, yes.  If I get too close to a character and then I don’t think the model looks exactly how I picture her in my head, it takes me a week or two to adjust.  But I’ve always adored each of my covers and am certainly fortunate to have such a wonderful team working on them for me.

  1. How long did it take you to write your first book? How long, generally, does it take you now to write a book as an experienced writer? What do you wish you knew early on as a writer that you know now?

The first book I wrote was a middle-grade titled “Fanglers.”  I wrote it with the assistance of my third-grade son at the time, and I think it took us about three weeks to write.  It was awful.  I’m a fairly fast writer, so it takes me about three to four months to write a book now.  I like releasing two books a year.  That’s manageable and allows me to have time to complete rewrites, then copy/line edits, and then marketing –  What I wish I knew early on – oh, I could write a book about that, but I think the most important thing any aspiring writer needs to understand is the scope of the competition.  There are tens of millions of writers out there, and the reason it’s so important to grasp that is because it allows an aspiring writer to understand that rejection is just part of the game.  It’s going to happen.  So, take the rejections, take the suggestions if any happen to come with those rejections, and keep on writing.

  1. If there was one place in the world you could travel to, where would it be and why?

I would like to go back to Newport.  I’ve been there before, but now, with the amount of research I’ve done recently about the ‘cottages’ there, I’d like to return because it’s more real to me now.

  1. What is the first book (besides all of yours!) that you would recommend to someone who asked for a recommendation?

I love Elizabeth Camden’s “Against the Tide” or Julie Klassen’s “The Silent Governess.”

  1. Do you have a writer’s kryptonite(weakness)? If so, what is it?

A messy house.  I don’t work well if everything isn’t tidy.  I can be in the middle of a chapter and if I notice that there’s dust on the furniture, or the refrigerator is looking grim, I have to stop and clean.  And then, in the summer, I can get completely distracted if the grass needs mowing.  I absolutely adore cutting the grass, so there I’ll be, writing away, and I’ll hear a lawn mower in the distance, and…I’ll be outside in a blink of an eye.

Thank you so much for having me, Haley!  How fun 😊

Giveaway:

Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano

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Miss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but no one warned her she wasn’t guaranteed to “take.” After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, she’s finally putting her status on the fringes of society to good use by penning anonymous society gossip columns under the pseudonym “Miss Quill.”

Mr. Asher Rutherford has managed to maintain his status as a reputable gentleman of society despite opening his own department store. While pretending it’s simply a lark to fill his time, he has quite legitimate reasons for needing to make his store the most successful in the country.
When Permilia overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Rutherford, she’s determined to find and warn the man. Disgruntled at a first meeting that goes quite poorly and results in Asher not believing her, she decides to take matters into her own hands, never realizing she’ll end up at risk as well.

As Asher and Permilia are forced to work together and spend time away from the spotlight of society, perhaps there’s more going on behind the scenes than they ever could have anticipated. . . .


By the way, my review of Behind the Scenes is coming soon! (And just so you know, it is a good review!)

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And the winner is…Janelle L. Congratulations! I will email you immediately!

Thank you so much, everyone, for entering!!!