Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Reluctant Duchess (Ladies of the Manor) by Roseanna White

Bethany House Publishers (April 5, 2016)
Lady Rowena Kinnaird may be the heiress to a Highland earldom, but she has never felt good enough--not for her father, not for the man she thought she'd marry, not for God. But after a shocking attack, she's willing to be forever an outcast if it means escaping Loch Morar.

Brice Myerston, the Duke of Nottingham, has found himself in possession of a rare treasure his enemies are prepared to kill for. While Brice has never been one to shy away from manor-born ladies, the last thing he needs is the distraction of Lady Rowena, who finds herself in a desperate situation. But when Rowena's father tries to trap Brice into marrying his daughter, Brice makes a surprising decision.

Rowena wanted to escape the Highlands, but she's reluctant to marry a notorious flirt. And when she learns that Brice is mixed up in questionable business with a stolen treasure, she fears she's about to end up directly in the path of everything she was trying to avoid.

: : :

My Thoughts
I’ve been a member of Ms. White’s launch team for a while now and I can say that even if I wasn’t, I would have nothing but positives to say about this book. It has everything a fan of historical fiction could want--mystery, danger, romance, love. My heartstrings were pulled on more than one occasion and I might have even shed a few tears. Rowena’s story is tragic yet holds such a sense of renewal. It doesn’t hurt any that Brice is one of the best fictional characters I’ve read in a long time. His bulwark faith is phenomenal. 

The Reluctant Duchess (Ladies of the Manor) is a solid five-star read. It’s book two in the Ladies of the Manor series so be sure and grab a copy of The Hesitant Heiress first. You won’t want to miss the awesome beginning to this series.  I highly recommend it to any fan of historical fiction. 

I was provided a copy of the book from the author and publisher for review purposes only. Only my honest opinion of the book is required. No compensation has been received.

~Happy Reading~

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Blogging Break Continues & New House

Hey, Y'all! I'm sorry I've been absent for so long. It certainly wasn't intended to be this way.  I had to extend my blogging break because my husband and I closed on our new house here in VA and I am busy getting it cleaned and ready to move into, as well as packing up the home we are in now. 
It's been a whirlwind few weeks but we are excited to really begin settling down here 
and making VA our new home!

I'm going to miss this spectacular view the Lord has allowed me to enjoy for the past year! It's been an amazing time here on the Chesapeake Bay. 

Every sunrise is different and just as spectacular as the one before!

My hours on the beach have been spent in reflection and soaking in God's glory.

I do have some things on the calendar that will be coming up (Rebecca's been reading some amazing books over the summer!!!) so I'll be back in a week or so with some reviews and hopefully new pictures of the area we have moved to. 

I do hope everyone is enjoying their summer and finding rest.

May God bless you and I'll see you soon!