Book Review

‘The Unexpected Duchess’ by Valerie Bowman

STORY: Is there any greater surprise than falling deeply, madly in love? In This Battle of Wits Lady Lucy Upton’s tongue may be too sharp to attract suitors but her heart is good, and when her painfully shy friend Cassandra needs help she devises a brilliant scheme to help her discourage an unwanted suitor, the Duke… Continue reading ‘The Unexpected Duchess’ by Valerie Bowman

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‘Capturing the Earl’s Love’ by Jane Lark

STORY: This novella tells the story of secondary characters from The Illicit Love of a Courtesan. Rupert Stanforth, Earl of Morton, is exasperated by his sister's choice of friend. Meredith Divine, clings, using Rowena's plain appearance as a foil for her auburn curls and fuller figure. He would break the friendship, but the more he complains… Continue reading ‘Capturing the Earl’s Love’ by Jane Lark

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‘The Baron Next Door’ by Erin Knightley

STORY: Charity Effington learned two valuable lessons from her first betrothal: 1) When one loses the attention of an earl, one gains the attention of every gossip in London. 2) Despite the lingering scandal, she’s not prepared to marry for anything less than love. After an exhausting Season, Bath’s first annual music festival offers Charity… Continue reading ‘The Baron Next Door’ by Erin Knightley

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‘Lady of Ashes’ by Christine Trent

STORY: In 1861 London, Violet Morgan is struggling to establish a good reputation for the undertaking business that her husband has largely abandoned. She provides comfort for the grieving, advises them on funeral fashion and etiquette, and arranges funerals.Unbeknownst to his wife, Graham, who has nursed a hatred of America since his grandfather soldiered for Great… Continue reading ‘Lady of Ashes’ by Christine Trent

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‘The Haunting of Grey Cliffs’ by Nina Coombs Pykare

STORY: Edward's proposal was shocking: he would marry Hester and provide for her if she would care for his troubled son. Despite her misgivings, Hester agreed -- for something in Edward's dark, anguished eyes touched her soul. But upon her arrival in Cornwall, Hester feared she had made a terrible mistake. Not only was the castle… Continue reading ‘The Haunting of Grey Cliffs’ by Nina Coombs Pykare

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‘One Night with an Earl’ by Jennifer Haymore

STORY: Beatrice Reece, Lady Fenwick, has retired from polite society. Everyone knows her late husband treated her abominably, and she simply cannot bear the whispers of the ton. But it's the night of London's premier masquerade ball—and Beatrice's one chance to revel in anonymity. She hopes no one will recognize her beneath her mask, not even… Continue reading ‘One Night with an Earl’ by Jennifer Haymore

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Spotlight on Nina Rowan and …

... A Daring Hearts Series! A Study in Seduction (#1)  BOOK BLURB: A Heart Divided Blessed with an uncanny gift for mathematics, the lovely Lydia Kellaway can solve the most complex puzzles. The one thing she can’t figure out? How to manage the most infuriating man she’s ever encountered. A Passion Multiplied Alexander Hall, Viscount Northwood,… Continue reading Spotlight on Nina Rowan and …

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Multi-Talented David Stifel Shares Experience as Audiobook Narrator–Narrator of Danelle Harmon’s de Montforte Brothers Series

Okay, so today will be a ‘reblog day’ it looks like, but some of the posts I’m subscribed to are just too good to not pass them along!
Here is Eileen doing an amazing interview with a narrator of Danelle Harmon’s book and I know you’ll love it!

Booktalk with Eileen: Journaling a Journey -- Learning the Art of Crafting a Novel

I’m afraid, my friends, listening to a good story is in our very genes. Through history manCaveman_5 past his time entertaining himself and those around him with stories. These stories could be of past ancestors who were brave or a brave moment in a hunter’s life when he was able to kill his prey and bring food to his people. They very well were to educate and teach children the way to be a better part of the community.

As man progressed, so did the art of storytelling. It merged with music and acting giving it a three-dimensional feel. Through ancient civilizations to Shakespearean plays to opera we have enjoyed listening to a good story.171215164671

As the masses learned to read, they could entertain themselves with a story. Storytelling keeps on evolving particularly as devices to listen to storytelling does. Before the invention of television, the radio provided the means…

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‘A Dangerous Madness’ by Michelle Diener

STORY: The Duke of Wittaker has been living a lie… He’s been spying on the dissolute, discontented noblemen of the ton, pretending to share their views. Now he’s ready to step out of the shadows and start living a real life…but when the prime minister of England is assassinated, he’s asked to go back to being… Continue reading ‘A Dangerous Madness’ by Michelle Diener

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The Outlander Effect or (in Gàidhlig) “Buaidh Outlander”

Have you read OUTLANDER? Are you planning to watch the series? What an awesome article Mandy wrote! I’m such a fan of Outlander, and everything Scottish. Check it out! To one commenter who never read this wonderful novel, b2b will gift an eCopy of it!

Great Scot!

 Outlander and Scottish tourism

Now that a premiere date for Outlander has been announced, we are slowly yet surely seeing press coverage about the series tick up. One such article published recently got me to thinking. Outlander already has a large and loyal fan base. What impact has there been, if any, on Scotland’s economy and culture? And what can we expect to change after the series starts airing?

First, let me start with the article that intrigued me, published by a site called “We Love Soaps, who bill themselves as the “World’s biggest champion of scripted, serialized storytelling on TV & the web.” I guess the Outlander TV series does fit that description, although I would never call it a Soap! The bit of the article to catch my eye was this:

The fervent on-line fan base totals over a half-million and when the ‘first-look’ photo of Sam Heughan as…

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