Falling for a Duke by Rebecca Connoly, Nicole Van & Janelle Daniels (Review)

About the Book

Falling for a DukeFrom the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean & Wholesome Romance, comes FALLING FOR A DUKE.

Three brand new Regency Romance novellas by Rebecca Connolly, Nichole Van, and Janelle Daniels

ON THE DUKE’S ERRAND by Rebecca Connolly. Lord David Chambers has one goal—to put his father’s Scotland estate to rights. Even if it means leaving in the middle of the London Season and avoiding the matchmakers. As the second son of a duke, David looks forward to facing the wilds of Scotland, and trying to make something of himself and prove his worth to his father. But David’s not prepared for the censure he receives from the local Scottish gentry, especially Ceana Shaw, the baronet’s daughter who not only mistakes him for the duke himself, she seems determined to think the worst of David. 

VINGT-ET-UN | TWENTY-ONE by Nichole Van. Eliza Mail had found the perfect place to live out her days as a young widow, away from the pain of her past and lost love. Seemingly by chance, Eliza’s childhood neighbor, Liam Trebor, Duke of Chawton, comes to her village for a visit. Eliza hasn’t seen Liam in over five years, and his presence panics her. Will he reveal what he knows to her friends and neighbors, destroying her current life? Eliza must avoid Liam at all costs, but he seems equally determined to flush her out of hiding. What happens if Eliza’s past does not stay where it belongs . . . in her past? 

I KISSED A DUKE by Janelle Daniels. Madeline Maybury will do anything to be invited into the inner circles of the ton. She takes on a challenge from a high society lady to kiss the Duke of Hargrave. When she finds Ethan alone and explains that she needs to kiss him, instead of turning her away, he’s amused. He also obliges. Madeline believes she can report back and achieve all of her ambitions. Instead, she’s given an even greater task. Once she accomplishes it, she realizes that the Duke of Hargrave is a very different man than she expected, and she’s in grave danger of falling in love.

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In My Opinion (Review)

I love the Regency period. There is just something about all of the pomp and circumstance of the era. Although, if I lived during that time, I’m pretty sure I would have lived below stairs. That’s probably part of the fun of immersing myself in the aristocracy’s lives.

Falling for a Duke includes three novellas that focus on those in the very upper levels of the ton. They’re not all what you might think they’d be either. One hero isn’t even a duke! But that’s what makes that story original and delightful. Another involves childhood friends who are separated by misunderstandings and a meddling family member. And the third one takes place because of a dare.

Each of these is different enough I didn’t feel like I was reading the same story three times. There were things I loved with each of them—the humor in the first, the friendship in the second, and the surprise in the third. It’s a collection worth immersing yourself in.

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***I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. 

The Keeper of Her Heart by Stacy Henrie (Blog Tour & Giveaway)


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The Keeper of her HeartKeeper of Her Heart Stacy Henrie
by Stacy Henrie
Inspirational Historical Romance
ebook, 271 pages
September 26th 2017 by Beyond the Page Publishing

If you like the novels of Deanne Gist and Lauraine Snelling, you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie’s inspirational romance set against the backdrop of World War One!

Even at a young age, Ada Thorne knew that she would marry only for love, never money. So when she finds herself irrevocably drawn to Ned Henley, the lowly gamekeeper on a neighboring estate, she defies her parents and society by eloping with him to London to build a new life.

Without her family’s support, life in the city is far more difficult than the one of ease and privilege Ada has always known. She’ll find herself relentlessly tested in ways she never imagined—especially when Ned, answering the call of duty, enlists to serve his country in World War One.

Alone and near poverty with a child to raise, Ada’s resolve will be strained at every turn. And as she struggles to remain true to her convictions and live life on her own terms, Ada will embark on a journey of courage, faith, and love that will surpass even her own humble dreams . . .

Advanced Praise for the Book

“Stacy Henrie possesses superior storytelling skills, her historical accuracy and attention to detail are unsurpassed, and she knows how to create characters we can identify with and whom we really care for.” —Fresh Fiction

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In My Opinion (Review)

Young, naïve Ada is determined to marry only for love.

The Keeper of her Heart is a bit different—in the best way—from the majority of historical romances. The focus on the courtship is short, the first couple chapters. Instead, the story focuses on what comes after the falling in love/honeymoon period. 

Ada has questions, concerns, and fears approaching her marriage. She’s left a life of wealth and leisure to marry a gamekeeper. Moving to London, living without servants, a new job for her husband, and more challenges confront her. Happy times are interrupted by pain, heartache, and loss.

Through it all, this book weaves World War I history and life in London into the story. As readers follow Ada’s journey, her sprouting faith is encouraging in the midst of the challenges thrown out her. Will she lean into the God who holds her or turn away?

Stacy Henrie’s newest book is a reminder of the One who gives hope in the midst of our darkest hours as well as second chances—at forgiveness, healing, and even love.

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***I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. 

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie is the author of western romances and the Of Love and War series, which includes Hope at Dawn, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance. She was born and raised in the West, where she currently resides with her family. She enjoys reading, road trips, interior decorating, chocolate, and most of all, laughing with her husband and kids.

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October 16th:
Launch
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Rainy Day Reviews
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Katie’s Clean Book Collection
Remembrancy
Wishful Endings
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Rockin’ Book Reviews
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Teatime and Books
Reading Is My SuperPower
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Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano (Review)

Lady Jayne Disappears PolitanoWhen Aurelie Harcourt’s father dies in debtor’s prison, he leaves her just two things: his wealthy family, whom she has never met, and his famous pen name, Nathaniel Droll. Her new family greets her with apathy and even resentment. Only the quiet houseguest, Silas Rotherham, welcomes her company.

When Aurelie decides to complete her father’s unfinished serial novel, writing the family into the story as unflattering characters, she must keep her identity as Nathaniel Droll hidden while searching for the truth about her mother’s disappearance–and perhaps even her father’s death.

Author Joanna Davidson Politano’s stunning debut set in Victorian England will delight readers with its highly original plot, lush setting, vibrant characters, and reluctant romance.

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Happily Ever Afters by Rachel Magee (Blog Tour w/ Giveaway)

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Happily Ever Afters
Rachel Magee
Contemporary Sweet Romance
ebook, 286 pages
September 19th 2017 by Clean Reads

Lainey Stratton does not fall in love with strangers she meets on vacation. It simply doesn’t make logical sense. So when Lainey meets Carter Thompson on the first day of her Caribbean vacation, she knows it could never amount to anything more than a crush. At the end of the vacation she will return to Dallas and he will return to D.C., and that will be the end of it. Well, unless he wants to join her at a friend’s destination wedding, which would be considered vacation too, right?

But when an unexpected tragedy sends Lainey’s logical world spiraling out of control, she realizes her vacation crush might be the only one who can help her pick up the pieces of her shattered life. That is, as long as she can get out of the way of her own happiness. And as long as Carter’s past doesn’t catch up with him before she gets a chance.

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Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon Wrap Up

It’s going to be a busy week here on the blog. Lots of reviews and a few giveaways (including your chance to win Matt Redman’s new CD, Glory Song) so be sure and stop back by often. Don’t want to miss anything? Subscribe to blog updates by entering your email address in the box on the left sidebar and hitting the SUBSCRIBE button!

And not on to my Tackle Your TBR Challenge results. Bragging rights are firmly in place. If I learned one thing during this Read-a-thon, it’s that having a challenge placed in front of me keeps me on point with my reading. In fact, I not only read the seven books I’d hoped to read during this two weeks, I read a few more!

 

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Most of these reviews are scheduled for future dates on my blog (starting tomorrow) so I’m including the links to my Goodreads reviews if you want to check them out sooner

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