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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Here's a sneak peek!
Friday, May 18, 2012
What It's About:
Clara Endicott is beginning to make a name for herself as a journalist who is intent on exposing the dark side of industry. In the splendor of gilded age America, she soon finds herself face to face with the childhood sweetheart who is no longer the impoverished steel worker she once knew.
Daniel Tremain has risen to become a powerful industry giant. He had always idolized Clara, but when she writes an exposé about his company, it will trigger a series of events that threatens to destroy the only woman Daniel has ever loved.
I really enjoyed the mix of characters in this book; even the would-be villain was interesting with his unique and tragic past. I liked that the hero and heroine were good friends years before and that spark of attraction hadn't dimmed. Though I knew how the story was going to end, being a romance, I still found myself thinking that Clara and Daniel couldn't ever be together - there was just too much for them to overcome. Which, of course, kept me reading to see how they'd triumph!
Find this book here on Amazonor here at Barnes and Noble.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
My style for my home - or at least what I hope to achieve - is cottage. No modern look here. :) I'm all about traditional or shabby chic.
What's your decorating style? Or what do you want it to be some day? Do you enjoy decorating your home?
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
This bit of sage advice can apply to nearly every facet of life - jobs, parenting, relationships, etc. It's a reminder to me that most good things in life aren't easy and require work, but there are those moments of joy, of success, of peace. I want to be better about savoring those - instead of blowing past them, hoping for something better. Because those savored moments are what make life so rich and sweet!
What moments are you savoring this week? How are you doing that?
*The winner of the birthday giveaway (selected by random.org) is . . . Becki! I'll send along your e-giftcard today. Thanks everyone who entered - it was a blast reading about your different birthday celebrations!
Friday, May 4, 2012
The Earl's Mistaken Bride by Abby Gaines
What It's About:
As soon as Marcus Brookstone lifts his bride's veil, he sees he's been tricked. He made a bargain with God—to marry a good, Christian girl if his mother recovered from illness. But Marcus intended to marry pretty Amanda, not stubborn Constance. His next plan, to ignore his new wife, fails as well when Constance makes it clear that she wants a true union. Constance Somerton doesn't dare reveal that she's been enamored of Marcus for years. The man believes love is for weaklings. Someone needs to teach him about marriage's blessings. Someone who sees beyond his arrogance to the tender heart beneath. Someone exactly like Constance....
I absolutely loved this book - I was hooked from the beginning by the plot and the characters. The heroine is strong and not a typical romantic beauty, though she's lovely in her own right. The hero is proud, but boy does he make a fool of himself for love, which I adored. There's even another love story interwoven throughout Constance and Marcus's story. This is one of those books that makes me so thrilled to be publishing with Love Inspired Historical!
Find this book here on Amazon or here at Barnes and Noble.
**If you haven't already, you can enter to win a $10 Amazon e-giftcard by answering one of the questions in the comments section of my Wednesday post. The giveaway ends Monday at midnight (MST). I'll announce the winner next Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
To win a $10 Amazon e-giftcard, just answer one of these questions in the comments: What's your favorite thing to do on your birthday? What is the most unusual (or best) present you received on your birthday? What's the most unusual place you've been on your birthday?
The giveaway will end at midnight (MST) on Monday, May 7th. I'll announce the winner in next Wednesday's post.
[The year I turned 20 I was in England on a study aboard tour. My family sent me a fax to wish me a Happy Birthday. And yes, those were the days before e-mail and cell phones really took off, which dates me, I know. The year before that, I got a TV with a built in VCR for my birthday. My college roommates and I thought we were so cool to have one in our apartment. It was even portable, if we had an outlet! :)]
- Stacy Henrie
- I'm a stay-at-home mom to three kids and an author of inspirational historical romance. I love laughing with my family, reading, interior decorating, and chocolate.
Lady Outlaw, published by Harlequin Love Inspired Historical in 2012, is my first novel.
I am represented by Jessica Alvarez of BookEnds, LLC.
No one would ever imagine a fresh-faced young woman could be robbing stage bandits of their ill-gotten fortunes. But Jennie Jones is desperate to save her family's ranch from foreclosure. And the risks seem worth it, until her upright new ranch hand offers a glimpse of how much is really at stake.
Former bounty hunter Caleb Johnson is ready for a new, clean start. With a woman like Jennie, he could build a future there in Utah territory. But only if his gentle faith can guide her in a choice between the land she's fought so hard to save and a future by his side.
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I blog on Wednesdays - about life, motherhood, writing or my recommendations for inspirational romance books.