Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Mother for His Family by Susanne Dietze

Coming January 2, 2018

 A Convenient Arrangement

Lady Helena Stanhope’s reputation is in tatters…and she’s lost any hope for a “respectable” ton marriage. An arranged union is the only solution. But once Helena weds formidable Scottish widower John Gordon, Lord Ardoch, and encounters his four mischievous children, she’s determined to help her new, ever-surprising family. Even if she’s sure love is too much to ask for.

All John needs is someone to mother his admittedly unruly brood. He never imagined that beautiful Lady Helena would be a woman of irresistible spirit, caring and warmth. Or that facing down their pasts would give them so much in common. Now, as danger threatens, John will do whatever it takes to convince Helena their future together—and his love—are for always.

Susanne Dietze began writing love stories in high school, casting her friends in the starring roles. Today, she's the author of several historical romances who's seen her work on the ECPA and Publisher's Weekly Bestseller Lists for Inspirational Fiction. Married to a pastor and the mom of two, Susanne lives in California and loves fancy-schmancy tea parties, the beach, and curling up on the couch with a costume drama and a plate of nachos. You can visit her on her website,

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My Review
5 STARS!!!

Lady Helena Stanhope is victim of a horrific crime and receives not a stitch of emotional support from her family. In fact, they have convinced her she is at fault. In order to avoid any hint of scandal amid the ton, her parents arrange for a hurried marriage to the imposing John Gordon, aka Lord Ardoch, a Scottish widower with four rascally children, ages 13 to 5.

For such a small book it sure packs a punch. Dietze has cultivated an enchanting tale of love between Helena and John and the children. It does not so astonish what kindness, gentleness, and perseverance can accomplish over time. Restoration is a prevalent theme in this story, brought about in a tender way.

I recommend this book to fans of historical Inspirational romance because there is much more to the story that will bring warmth to your heart and leave you with a pleasant sense of satisfaction in this well-written narrative. And it never hurts that the hero is Scottish! :-)

The author provided a complimentary copy of the book. I was not required to write a review. All opinions are my own. No compensation has been received.

 ~Happy Reading~


  1. This sounds like a good book to read Anne. Unfortunately with the holidays here and being so very busy I have not had any time to do any reading since before Thanksgiving. I hope to get back to it after the holidays.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas

    1. Thanks, Julie! I am having to purposely carve out time during this season. It's a relaxer at the end of day for me that is much needed.
      merry Christmas to you too!!! {{hugs}}

  2. I always enjoy your reviews Anne! This book does sound quite interesting, and well written. I want to wish you a blessed Christmas, and pray the sweetest Lord's blessings for the coming year :) Hugs to you!

    1. Thanks, Marilyn! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your trip to TX!!! May 2018 be bright with the Lord's blessings! {{hugs}}

  3. Thank you so much for the lovely review, Anne! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    1. You are most welcome, Susie! I appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to leave a comment. Have a blessed weekend!


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