Monday, October 23, 2017

Review & Blog Tour ~ The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller


The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey
Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace
By Carolyn Miller


Tour Dates: October 23-27, 2017

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About the Book

Will a damaged reputation and desire for society's approval thwart the legacy of grace?
Tainted by scandal and forced to leave London for the quieter Brighton countryside, the Honorable Miss Clara DeLancey is a shadow of her former society self. She's lost the man she loved to another and, in a culture that has no patience for self-pity, is struggling with depression. A chance encounter brings her a healing friendship with the sisters of an injured naval captain. But Clara's society mama is appalled at the new company she's keeping.
Captain Benjamin Kemsley is not looking for a wife. But his gallant spirit won't let him ignore the penniless viscount's daughter--not when she so obviously needs assistance to keep moving forward from day to day. Can he protect his heart and still keep her safe?
When they're pushed into the highest echelons of society at the Prince Regent's Brighton Pavilion, this mismatched couple must decide if family honor is more important than their hopes. Can they right the wrongs of the past and find future happiness together--without finances, family support, or royal favor? 


Purchase Link:
Amazon (Kindle Pre-order, auto delivery Oct 24, 2017)

About the Author 
 
Carolyn Miller lives in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn's previous novels have won several contests, including the 2014 RWA "Touched by Love" and 2014 ACFW Gensis contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and My Book Therapy.

Carolyn has a stunning website! Visit her at https://www.carolynmillerauthor.com/ to learn more about her books, writing, and the Regency.


My Review
4 STARS!!!
 
If you have read the two previous books, you will be familiar with Clara. She made a mess of things for a certain couple, completely embarrassing herself, and is now ostracized from ‘the ton’. Of course, her mother was mostly to blame for her poor behavior. Now Clara is feeling desperate, lost, and unlovable, and so chooses a drastic measure. Fortuitously, Ben comes to her rescue and is somewhat bewitched by the soulful creature he saves. 

I enjoyed the story even though it was a slow start for me. It took a few chapters to become invested enough to want to continue on and see if Clara could regain her honorable standing in society and how that magnificent feat would be accomplished. Ben is a kind and noble man dealing with his own demons from the past. 

The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey is full of intrigue, betrayal, jealousy, friendship, and love. With superb themes of grace and forgiveness, Miller brings the characters through emotionally trying circumstances to a realization that their pasts can be forgiven and there is a future filled with hope because of Christ. 

If you are a fan of Regency or historical fiction with a solid faith theme, you will enjoy this offering from Miller who has a firm grasp on the era and presents it in fashion. I am quite happy to say there is another series coming in 2018 with more Regency Brides! 

I received a copy of the book from Kregel Publication as part of blog tour participation. I was not required to write a review. No compensation has been received.
 

Now for some really great news!

The Elusive Miss Ellison and The Captivating Lady Charlotte are both on sale
for the remainder of the week (until October 29) for only 0.99 in e-book!!!
(Please note, these are US times, so Aussies check your details early)


Amazon (Kindle version only) Purchase Links:

I am in no way affiliated with Amazon and make no money if you purchase through one of those links. I just want to make it easy for readers to hop over there and snag these fabulous Regency stories!

~Happy Reading, Y'all~

Thursday, October 19, 2017

FREE E-Books!!!

 

The Elusive Miss Ellison will be FREE for two days only, 
October 19-20!!! 

I loved this book. You can read my review here.
 
Purchase link:






 
The Captivating Lady Charlotte will be FREE on October 21-22!!! 

Read my review of this captivating story here.

Purchase Link:
 
Both e-books will be on sale for the remainder of the week (until October 29) for only 0.99. 

 Make sure to check the price before you buy! 



COMING Oct 24th!!!
 Pre-order here. [not free :-) ]

 Will a damaged reputation and desire for society's approval thwart the legacy of grace?

Tainted by scandal and forced to leave London for the quieter Brighton countryside, the Honorable Miss Clara DeLancey is a shadow of her former society self. She's lost the man she loved to another and, in a culture that has no patience for self-pity, is struggling with depression. A chance encounter brings her a healing friendship with the sisters of an injured naval captain. But Clara's society mama is appalled at the new company she's keeping.

Captain Benjamin Kemsley is not looking for a wife. But his gallant spirit won't let him ignore the penniless viscount's daughter--not when she so obviously needs assistance to keep moving forward from day to day. Can he protect his heart and still keep her safe?

When they're pushed into the highest echelons of society at the Prince Regent's Brighton Pavilion, this mismatched couple must decide if family honor is more important than their hopes. Can they right the wrongs of the past and find future happiness together--without finances, family support, or royal favor?

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 I'm reading the third novel now and will have my review posted in time for the blog tour coming Oct 23-27 2017. 

I'm sorry I won't have a giveaway copy but here is a link to one sponsored by the author: https://australasianchristianwriters.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/october-new-releases-plus-giveaway.html

~Happy Reading, Y'all~




Sunday, October 15, 2017

Review ~ Picturing Heaven 40 Hope-Filled Devotions with Coloring Pages by Randy Alcorn

Revelation 21:21-27 

 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. 

Published: September 5, 2017
Tyndale House

Imagine Heaven the way the Bible describes it—a place of exquisite beauty brimming with marvelous detail and intricate patterns; a special dwelling place free of corruption and sin; and a place of both rest and enjoyable, meaningful work.

Let the power and majesty of Heaven fill your heart with joy as you color these 40 designs carefully interpreted from the pages of Scripture. Savor a respite from daily life as you read and meditate on devotions from best–selling author Randy Alcorn, a leading authority on Heaven. Picturing Heaven will offer you comfort and relaxation, while filling your heart with restful assurance that God prepares a special place for those who love Him.


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My Review
5 STARS!!!

I was impatient to receive this coloring devotional in the mail. Originally, I thought I would dive right into the coloring but that didn't happen. I was so caught up in the beauty of the writing that before I knew it, I had read almost half the book without touching a marker or colored pencil! The selected Scriptures, and the thoughts from Randy Alcorn, mesmerized me and filled me with longing for my heavenly home!

I'm so excited thinking about the New Heaven and New Earth and all that it entails! I truly hadn't spent a lot of time thinking on it before, just passably knowing it would one day happen, but now I am eagerly anticipating the beauty and majesty. Oh, how sweet it will be to stroll down streets of gold with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! My desire to learn more about my eternal home has been stirred.

I highly recommend this lovely offering of 40 hope-filled devotionals enhanced with intricate and graceful illustrations to captivate creatives of all types. Thank you Tyndale Publishers for sending me a copy for review purposes. No compensation has been received.

~Happy Coloring & Reading~