Blogoversary Guest Post: Sarah M. Eden (Historical Romance)


I'm so thrilled to have Sarah M. Eden visiting today as part of my Blogoversary! I have read all of Sarah's books. Well, at least the ones I could get my hands on. ;) The others are slowly being republished and I'm enjoying them as they're released. You can see my reviews of her releases from last year for As You AreFor Elise, and Hope Springs.

Meet the Jonquil Family below (a family that one of her series focuses on) and check out their family tree. I love this family and am looking forward to getting to know the rest of them as the last few books of the series are published. If you haven't had a chance to enter the giveaway, it's below as well. 

Meet the Jonquils

Father:
  • What I like best about him: The late earl was an involved and enthusiastic father and husband at a time when paternal and spousal indifference was the norm.
  • Little-known trivia: His and Mater’s marriage was an arranged one.
Mater:
  • What I like best about her: She gently guides her boys through their trials, but is very good at letting them learn by solving their own problems.
  • Little-known trivia: As a young lady, she was determined to never marry.
Philip (Friends and Foes):
  • What I like best about him: He would do absolutely anything for the people he loves, even at great cost to himself.
  • Little-known trivia: The pocket watch he wears (and on which he hangs a dandyish number of fobs) isn’t an accessory he chose for fashionable reasons. The watch was his father’s.
Layton (Drops of Gold): 
  • What I like best about him: Despite a painful and heartbreaking past, he never gives up hope, doing his utmost to make a good life for his daughter.
  • Little-known trivia: As heir apparent to a barony through his mother, Layton spent large portions of his school holidays with his paternal grandfather, learning about the estate he would inherit and, as a result, came to think of Farland Meadows as his home long before coming to live there as an adult.
Corbin (As You Are): 
  • What I like best about him: He is a genuinely good person, absolutely guileless. 
  • Little-known trivia: During Corbin’s school years, the headmaster at Eton had to eventually plead with him to stop hiding injured animals under his bed but, rather, take them to the stables where the staff would help him nurse the animals in a more appropriate setting.
Jason (A Fine Gentleman, release date TBD): 
  • What I like best about him: His greatest motivation is to do the right thing and be the best person he can be. He falls short of the mark often, as we all do, but he always picks himself up and tries again. 
  • Little-known trivia: He rents a flat in London year-round despite Lampton House being empty and Philip’s repeated insistence that the house is his to use.
Stanley (book to come): 
  • What I like best about him: He has a very tender heart and feels things very deeply, and because of that he loves with all his heart. 
  • Little-known trivia: He actually hates backgammon. (See Friends and Foes to understand why this cracks me up)
Harold, aka “Holy Harry” (book to come): 
  • What I like best about him: Underneath his somber exterior, is one of the most interesting characters I’ve ever written. (Sorry there’s not more info here, but that is a path strewn with spoilers) 
  • Little-known trivia: Despite his family’s belief otherwise, he didn’t always want to be a vicar.
Charlie (book to come): 
  • What I like best about him: He befriends the outcast, reaches out to the lonely, and reassures the uncertain despite (or, perhaps as a result of) feeling like something of a lonely, uncertain outcast himself. 
  • Little-known trivia: He is absolutely amazing at impressions.
Crispin, Lord Cavratt, considered an honorary Jonquil (The Kiss of a Stranger):
  • What I like best about him: He is willing to admit when he is wrong. Sometimes it takes a while, sometimes a really long while, but he gets there in the end.
  • Little-known trivia: He didn’t learn to ride a horse until he was a teenager and was so embarrassed about it that he pretended to be allergic so he’d never be forced to attempt to ride in front of his peers.

About the Author


Sarah M. Eden is the author of multiple historical romances, including Whitney Award finalistsSeeking Persephone (2008, Covenant Communications) and Courting Miss Lancaster(2010, Covenant Communications). Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances. She holds a Bachelor's degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library. Sarah has twice served as the Master of Ceremonies for the LDStorymakers Writers Conference, acted as the Writer in Residence at the Northwest Writers Retreat and is one-third of the team at the AppendixPodcast.com. Sarah is represented by Pam van Hylckama Vlieg at Foreword Literary Agency.

Books by the Author

As You Are (The Jonquil Brothers #3)  
For Elise  
  Drops of Gold by Sarah M. Eden
Courting Miss Lancaster (The Lancaster Family #2) Seeking Persephone (The Lancaster Family #1)


First Rafflecopter Giveaway (US & INT)
- $15 Amazon Gift Card
- Choice of ebook of Shifting Fate, Reign of Shadows, or King of Ash and Bone by Melissa Wright
- Audiobook of The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzio Hunter
- Choice of For Elise, Hope Springs, or As You Are by Sarah M. Eden
- Choice of Defy or Ignite by Sara B. Larson

Second Rafflecopter Giveaway (US Only)
Undeniably Yours & Meant to be Mine by Becky Wade (US Only)
- Signed paperbacks of the Fire and Thrones Series by Rae Carson (US Only)
- Signed hardcover of Now That You're Here by Amy K. Nichols (US Only)

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22 comments

  1. Kate Fluckiger2/14/15, 4:48 PM

    :) :) :) (I love Holy Harry already.)

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  2. Historical romance is my first love. I'm surprised I've never read anything by Sarah M. Eden before. I shall have to rectify that!

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  3. I love it all!!! I'm so impatient for the rest of the stories! :) Happy Valentine's Day!

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  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sarah Eden's books! LOVE THEM! Her writing is so beautiful :)

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  5. I love the family tree! I have loved the books I've read in this series and have some that I need to catch up on!

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  6. Ashley Christy2/14/15, 11:56 PM

    First, happy blogoversary!

    Also, I hadn't ever heard of these books, but I am excited to check them out. I really enjoy historical romance and I am a sucker for a good family tree, so this was exactly the right way to catch my interest! Thanks for the rundown of all the characters. They sound really well-rounded and interesting!

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  7. LOVE the Jonquils... especially Corbin. :)

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  8. Sarah is a new-to-me author. The covers are so beautiful. I would love to read her books. :)

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  9. Lol! I've loved him in these books and the brotherly teasing he gets. I can't wait for his story!

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  10. Start with Seeking Persephone, The Kiss of a Stranger, An Unlikely Match, or Friends and Foes. Obviously I recommend. :)

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  11. Oh, me too! I'm hoping to get to see Sarah tomorrow at a book signing. It's going to be tight.

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  12. Me too! I'm hoping to see her tomorrow. Maybe you too?

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  13. I love the family tree too. I like how it keeps everyone straight. She was gracious enough to let me use it. :)

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  14. These books are great! Glad the family tree caught your interest. :) Definitely check them out!

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  15. Oh, yes. I love them all, although my favorite might be Phillip. Corbin's book was great! I laughed so hard when he was trying to catch his lady's eye. Cracks me up even now!

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  16. I'm glad to introduce you to her books. Hopefully you'll enjoy them when you get the chance to read them.

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  17. I do feel rather grateful and excited that she's coming here. It'll be my second time meeting her.

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  18. Janie Prather2/19/15, 8:20 PM

    Historical Romance the classic forbidden love story.

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  19. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you get to read one of Sarah's books.

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  20. Janie Prather2/21/15, 10:48 AM

    Thank you for this wonderful chance!

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  21. Janie Prather2/22/15, 11:48 AM

    Stopping by again, so happy to share.

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