Read an excerpt from this romantic suspense... Deadly Connection by Kathy Harris (Excerpt & #Giveaway) #christianromance #suspensebooks #romancebooks @justreadtours


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Deadly Connection
(The Deadly Secrets #2)
By Kathy Harris
Christian Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, ? Pages
October 12, 2021 by Iron Stream Fiction

Summary

Will they uncover the secrets between them before it becomes deadly?

After fending off a would-be abductor, 27-year-old singer-songwriter Hannah Cassidy hides behind a car in the half-empty parking lot behind Pancake Pantry in Nashville. From there, she watches in horror as her attacker grabs another woman and pushes her into a nearby car. Within seconds, the vehicle speeds away.

TBI Special Agent Jake Matheson may have planned a quiet day off and a date with Shannon―the only name her online profile revealed―for an introductory lunch, but after pulling into a parking space on 21st Avenue South, he hears a scream. He races to the back of the building and finds a frightened young woman bent forward and gasping for breath.

Thrown together by uncanny circumstances and driven by the whys and what-ifs of secrets yet to be revealed, Hannah and Jake set out to find the connection between them before it becomes deadly.

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Excerpt

“How much do you know about horses?” she asked.

He grinned. “I know the front end from the back. That’s about it.”

She studied him. “Well, if that’s true, just remember that both sides can be dangerous, so keep your distance.”

“Got it,” he said, taking hold of her arm to help her across the gravel-covered lot.

“Something tells me you’re dangerous too, Mr. Matheson.” Jake stopped and looked at her. “What does that mean?”

She felt heat rise to her cheeks. “Just that you’re a gentleman. Girls like that.”

Was he also blushing, or was it the midday sun that warmed his face?

“Even the independent ones?” he asked.

She smiled and started walking.

He took her arm again, this time with a lighter touch. “By the way,” he said, “we need to get our stories straight. I’d rather not let anyone here know that I’m with the TBI. Or that I’m here to protect you.”

“You think?” She grinned, looked straight ahead, and kept walking.

“Maybe just tell them I’m your friend visiting from out of town. And remember to call me by my first name.”

She stopped and swiveled toward him. “No worries, Jake. I’ve got this. I’m not going to break your cover. I’ll just tell them we’re dating.” She laughed and walked into the riding arena ahead of him.

About the Author


Kathy Harris has worked as a marketing director in the Nashville music industry for more than 30 years. Her first professional writing job was freelancing entertainer biographies. Later she wrote and co-wrote news stories and columns for various music publications, eventually contributing to anthologies for Thomas Nelson, Tyndale House, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Kathy's debut novel, The Road to Mercy, was released in 2012 by Abingdon Press. Deadly Connection, her second book in The Deadly Secrets series, will release from Iron Stream Fiction on October 12, 2021. Kathy has regularly hosted music and literary guests on her Divine Detour blog since 2010.


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I Can't Wait for... The London House by Katherine Reay (Can't-Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday) #CWW #WOW


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I've been a fan of Katherine Reay since I read Dear Mr. Knightley years ago. She's an amazing author and her books always make me think and feel deeply. Her upcoming release is my pick this week...

The London House
By Katherine Reay
Christian Split-Time Fiction, Romance
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 368 Pages
November 2, 2021 by Harper Muse

Summary

Uncovering a dark family secret sends one woman through the history of Britain’s World War II spy network and glamorous 1930s Paris to save her family’s reputation.

Caroline Payne thinks it’s just another day of work until she receives a call from Mat Hammond, an old college friend and historian. But pleasantries are cut short. Mat has uncovered a scandalous secret kept buried for decades: In World War II, Caroline’s British great-aunt betrayed family and country to marry her German lover.

Determined to find answers and save her family’s reputation, Caroline flies to her family’s ancestral home in London. She and Mat discover diaries and letters that reveal her grandmother and great-aunt were known as the “Waite sisters.” Popular and witty, they came of age during the interwar years, a time of peace and luxury filled with dances, jazz clubs, and romance. The buoyant tone of the correspondence soon yields to sadder revelations as the sisters grow apart, and one leaves home for the glittering fashion scene of Paris, despite rumblings of a coming world war.

Each letter brings more questions. Was Caroline’s great-aunt actually a traitor and Nazi collaborator, or is there a more complex truth buried in the past? Together, Caroline and Mat uncover stories of spies and secrets, love and heartbreak, and the events of one fateful evening in 1941 that changed everything.

In this rich historical novel from award-winning author Katherine Reay, a young woman is tasked with writing the next chapter of her family’s story. But Caroline must choose whether to embrace a love of her own and proceed with caution if her family’s decades-old wounds are to heal without tearing them even further apart.

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Read an excerpt from this upcoming release... Perfectly Arranged by Liana George (Excerpt & #Giveaway) #womensfiction #christianfiction #christfic #newbook @prismbooktours

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Perfectly Arranged
(Hopeful Hearts #1)
By Liana George
Christian Women's Fiction
Paperback & ebook, 286 Pages
October 26, 2021 by Scrivenings Press

Summary

Can Nicki risk letting go of her well-ordered life plans and embrace what God has perfectly arranged?

Short on clients and money, professional organizer Nicki Mayfield is hanging up her label maker. That is, until the eccentric socialite Katherine O'Connor offers Nicki one last job.

Working together, the pair discovers an unusual business card among Ms. O'Connor's family belongings that leads them on a journey to China. There, the women embark on an adventure of faith and self-discovery as they uncovers secrets, truths, and ultimately, God's perfectly arranged plan.

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Excerpt

I'm hanging up my label maker.

While I'd been certain I would be the next Marie Kondo, organizing superstar, the lack of clients and shortage of funds in my bank account tells a different story. I grab another moving box and glide the packing tape across the bottom to secure it. The screech of the gun as it connects the two flaps resounds as the truth flashes in front of me.

After three years of blood, sweat, and tears, I've failed at the one thing I'd believed I was meant to do.

When I open a side desk drawer that holds a rainbow assortment of alphabetically arranged files, my heart flutters at the sight of everything in perfect order - just the kind of thing that would make my mother anxious.

I wince. Mom. Without a job, I have no other choice but to move back home with her.

As if on cue, her familiar blue Honda pulls up outside my window.

Seriously, what else could go wrong today?

Plowing my way through the heap of boxes, I grab my coat and purse from the chair and dash toward the door. Before I can step outside and hide my career woes, my mother walks in.

“Nicki, I ...” Mom closes the oce door and studies the room. “What's going on in here?”

I survey the boxes scattered around the tiny cubicle. “Packing?”

“I see that, but why?”

“I’m closing up shop.” I dig my shoe into the stained beige carpet. “Bridgeport’s Organizing Business of the Year is no longer.”

Excerpted from Perfectly Arranged by Liana George, Copyright © 2021 by Liana George. Published by Scrivenings Press.

About the Author


“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

As a child, whenever anyone asked me that question, I always had 2 answers ready to offer: an author or a Wimbledon champion (that’s a tennis tournament, in case you didn’t know).

Although I never made it to a professional level of tennis stardom (or an amateur level for that matter; the best I could do was local tennis club play once or twice a week), I was able to realize my dream of becoming an author.

But it was a long time coming.

There were detours along the way – teaching elementary school, running children’s ministries, parenting and starting my own organizing business – as well as a few unexpected overseas adventures, but I finally put pencil to paper (yes, I’m old school) and used all my life experiences to write a story that I hoped would make a difference.

With the publication of my first book, Perfectly Arranged (Scrivenings Press, October 2021), I guess I’m finally grown up now and my dreams have come true.

However, now that I’ve reached adulthood I don’t plan on retiring. No, I think I’ll keep going … I have plenty of imaginary people and places to share with the world.


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New Releases/#Free & Bargain Books for October 11th - October 17th #freebook #booksale #booklinkup #booklinky


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Check out the cover for The Sherwood Proof by Kristiee Ravan + #Giveaway #mglit #kidlit #middlegrade @prismbooktours

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The Sherwood Proof by Kristee Raven
Coming November 2021...

(The Lily Sparrow Chronicles #3)
Middle-grade, Fairytale, Fantasy

Summary

Lily Sparrow has finally created an equation for being a good princess. Things are adding up and making sense, and she’s even growing a measurable amount more excited about her future. But unexpected variables keep being tossed into her equation:

1. Carole Claus is facing her first hurdle as Santa. She needs Lily’s help.
2. Lily’s Half-Birthday--an important Smythian tradition--is coming up, requiring her to find time to prepare for it.
3. Her algebra teacher has an unusual (and stressful plan) for Lily.
4. Lily remains convinced that her mom is hiding something from her.
5. The investigation into the traitor is an on-going source of stress and tension at work for Lily and Calo.
6. Oh, and Calo’s still betrothed to Su’Sauna, making life difficult and confusing all around.

Will Lily be able to place these variables securely in her equation? Will the Sparrow family find a way to convince their critics they are good for the Kingdom? Or will everything fall apart--subtracting all the good will Lily has already earned from her citizens?

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About the Author


Kristee Ravan lives in Oklahoma with her husband, daughter, and pet fish, Val (short for Valentine). She wanted to be many things as she grew up including a general, an artist, and an architect. But she never bothered to say, "I want to be a writer when I grow up." She was always writing stories and thought of herself as a writer anyway. She sent her first story to a publisher in the sixth grade. (It was rejected - in a nice way.) When she is not making up stories in her head, she enjoys reading, juggling, green smoothies, playing dollhouse with her daughter, and hearing from her fans. You can contact Kristee at the facebook page for her Lily Sparrow books: The Lily Sparrow Chronicles.


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Perfect for inspirational and clean romance fans... The Billionaire's Secret by Meghann Whistler (Review & #Giveaway) #romancebooks #christianromance #cleanreads @prismbooktours

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The Billionaire's Secret
By Meghann Whistler
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 195 Pages
October 11, 2021 by Meghann Whistler

Summary

He’s a billionaire hiding a devastating diagnosis. She’ll do whatever it takes to help her sick, matchmaking mom. A freak accident throws them together, but will his big secret tear them apart?

When Ryan Lawson’s business partners force him to go on a wilderness retreat to come to terms with a shocking diagnosis, the last thing on Ryan’s mind is romance. But when he’s stranded in the woods with a sweet young event planner, all thoughts of business take a back seat to her girl-next-door appeal.

Fresh off a bad breakup, Zara Georgopoulos comes to Vermont to help her terminally ill mom work through her bucket list—not fall in love with a man who’s the exact opposite of her usual type. But when Ryan starts working his way into her heart with his kindness and generosity, she needs to make a decision: Trust the biotech billionaire not to walk all over her, or go back to guarding her heart.

Stuck in the wilds of Vermont, they forge a tenuous connection. When Ryan finally shares the truth about his illness, will it bring them closer together . . . or shatter Zara’s trust in him for good?

Inspired by 2 Corinthians 12:9, The Billionaire’s Secret is a sweet inspirational romance with a swoony hero, LOTS of entertaining banter, and a strong Christian message. Download your copy today!

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My Review

THE BILLIONAIRE'S SECRET is a story about a guy who feels like he may never have the life he dreamed of after being diagnosed with an autoimmune illness and a girl who feels like she's never been the one chosen. It's full of sweet moments between the friendship that blooms, a shared bond over illness and an adorable romance. Definitely recommended to Christian romance and clean romance fans!

I loved both of these characters from the start! Ryan is a successful businessman and very good at what he does with the intelligence to go along with that. He's got a couple of best friends and a great job. His illness hits him hard and he doesn't know exactly how to deal with it and the future of a wife and family he feels he's lost. I really loved the mix of charm, humor and genuine kindness Ryan has. He's pretty much the perfect guy, but also in that he's not perfect. He's vulnerable and unsure exactly what to do. Zara is very giving and talented in her own right. She has been left behind or put in second or third place by others too often, which has really hit her confidence and feeling of self-worth. I wanted her to be a bit more confident and go for what she deserves, but I also understood her feelings and why she acts as she does. These two hit it off in a very genuine way. Plus they literally get stuck together, which was crazy but also a fun way to play off of sparks (you'll have to read it to know what I mean). There are some things they have to work through to get to their happily-ever-after, so even though the ending was expected the journey wasn't.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. These characters faced some tough things, which I thought the author touched on well without making the story too heavy, but also adding some depth to it. The characters were likable, the story was easy to read with some good faith-filled moments, and the romance was perfectly sweet. I'm looking forward to book two!

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy through Prism Book Tours, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author


Meghann Whistler writes sweet Christian romance novels that won’t make your grandmother blush.

Her debut novel, Falling for the Innkeeper, was a #1 bestseller in the Clean & Wholesome Romance category on Amazon.ca. It was also named one of “Six Sensational 2020 Debut Series Romances” by the American Library Association’s Booklist Reader, and is currently a finalist for the 2021 Book Buyers Best award.

Before settling down with her rocket scientist husband and raising three rambunctious boys, Meghann earned a B.A. in English from Amherst College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College.

She is grateful to be living her dream of writing sweet, hopeful stories that demonstrate the power of love and grace.

 
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I Can't Wait for... Terciel & Elinor by Garth Nix (Can't-Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday) #CWW #WOW #fantasybooks @KTegenBooks


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So I've been trying to branch out a bit and try fantasy and sci-fi authors that I've never read. I've heard good thingd about this author and I like that this newest is a prequel, so I can read it without having read the series that takes place afterwards (I hope). It's my pick this week...

Terciel & Elinor
(The Old Kingdom #6)
By Garth Nix
Adult Fantasy
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 560 Pages
November 2nd 2021 by Katherine Tegen Books

Summary

Bestselling novelist Garth Nix returns to the Old Kingdom for the never-before-told love story of Sabriel’s parents, Terciel and Elinor, and the charter magic that brought them together—and threatened to tear them apart. A long-awaited prequel to a classic fantasy series.

In the Old Kingdom, a land of ancient and often terrible magics, eighteen year-old orphan Terciel learns the art of necromancy from his great-aunt Tizanael. But not to raise the Dead, rather to lay them to rest. He is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, and Tizanael is the Abhorsen, the latest in a long line of people whose task it is to make sure the Dead do not return to Life.

Across the Wall in Ancelstierre, a steam-age country where magic usually does not work, nineteen year-old Elinor lives a secluded life. Her only friends an old governess and an even older groom who was once a famous circus performer. Her mother is a tyrant, who is feared by all despite her sickness and impending death . . . but perhaps there is even more to fear from that.

Elinor does not know she is deeply connected to the Old Kingdom, nor that magic can sometimes come across the Wall, until a plot by an ancient enemy of the Abhorsens brings Terciel and Tizanael to Ancelstierre. In a single day of fire and death and loss, Elinor finds herself set on a path which will take her into the Old Kingdom, into Terciel’s life, and will embroil her in the struggle of the Abhorsens against the Dead who will not stay dead.

“One of the greatest living fantasy writers. I will never get enough of the Old Kingdom.” —Sarah J. Maas, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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A book perfect for this time of year... The Society of the Watchers by Scott Keen (Review & #Giveaway) #mglit #kidlit #middlegrade @prismbooktours

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The Society of the Watchers
(Kilhaven #1)
By Scott Keen
Middle Grade Mystery, Dystopian, Paranormal
Paperback & ebook, 227 Pages
July 24, 2021 by Scott Keen Books

Summary

The beasts came and destroyed our world. Kilhaven's founders defended themselves, and for the past 150 years, the walls of this small village, where Jarvis Graye lives, have kept them out. This fall, though, something feels different. 13 year-old Jarvis is living his usual life, dreading school, cleaning up after pigeons at his courier apprenticeship, and trying not to humiliate himself in archery class. At least he’s got his best friend, and there's even an interesting new girl around. But... the strange noises, the dead deer, now the missing boy – the clues are there that something sinister is afoot. Jarvis suspects his weird neighbor is to blame. But first, he must find proof. With Jarvis’s life and the safety of the village on the line, he and his friends race to uncover the truth and stop the one who is behind it all.

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My Review

THE SOCIETY OF THE WATCHERS takes place in a town where a wall protects those inside from a danger they believe no longer exists. There is a mysterious undertone from the start that only grows as the story progresses. Readers will enjoy getting to know this group of characters and turning the pages as they try to figure out what is going on. Recommended to readers who enjoy dystopian stories with a bit of a paranormal twist. Definitely a book that middle graders and older readers will enjoy! It's also perfect for the season.

The cover and synopsis drew me to this story, so I thought I'd give it a chance. I'm quite happy I did. The writing style was easy to read, and the characters were all likable and unique. The dystopian world was interesting and I enjoyed becoming immersed in this world. I was intrigued by the way they educated their youth and apprenticed them to different jobs to sustain their way of life. I also liked that the author allowed for lots of questions as to who to suspect and added a few twists. I did not know exactly what was going on and what would happen, even though I had some theories. I just had to keep flipping the pages to find out. I'll definitely be picking up book two when it is available, as I really loved this story!

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was a thoroughly enjoyable read! It was an engaging story, with a great group of characters, set in a dystopian world. Highly recommended!

Content: Some violence, but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy through Prism Book Tours, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author


Scott Keen is married and has five daughters. He graduated in 2006 with a Master of Fine Arts in Script & Screenwriting. He is also the author of three young adult novels: Scar of the Downers, Rise of the Branded, and War of the Downer King. He currently lives in New York.


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Visit three inns in Regency England... The Inns of Devonshire by Sally Britton, Annette Lyon, & Deborah M. Hathaway (Review) #InnsOfDevonshire #TimelessRegencyCollection #HistoricalRomance #RegencyRomance #NewBooks #AudioBooks #BookTour #Reading @SallyBWT @AnnetteLyon @RomanceTimeless


Welcome! Read my review of this newest addition to the Timeless Regency Collection below...

The Inns of Devonshire:
(Timeless Regency Collection #18)
By Sally Britton, Annette Lyon, & Deborah M. Hathaway
Adult Historical Romance, Inspirational, Regency
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 300 Pages
October 5, 2021 by Mirror Press

Summary

Three novellas, three times the romance, and three times the love . . . in this brand new Timeless Regency Collection

The Seventh Star Inn, by Sally Britton

After years of looking after one another, Susan Baxter and her mother view their neighbors in Totnes as family. When a new landlord inherits the leases on their homes and businesses alike, Susan dreads knowing her world could change at the whim of a stranger. But when she meets Collin Stonecroft and his inquisitive daughter, her feelings shift quickly from cautionary to hopeful. Collin has lived in the confines of London boarding houses all his life, and he’s determined to give his daughter more. They check into the Seventh Star Inn with plans to return to London as soon as possible, but both find Miss Baxter and her local history lessons far too enchanting to leave behind. When Susan learns of Collin’s proposed changes to her beloved neighborhood, will she be able to help him see that some things are perfect the way they are?

The Truth about Mr. Blackmore, by Annette Lyon

Leigh’s life at the Old Grey Inn is drudgery broken by flights of fancy thanks in part to novels by Simon Blackmore. When Mattias McGrady comes to the inn for a fortnight, Leigh captures his attention. A relationship develops, and she dreads the end of his stay, which will mean a return to an unhappy life. An urgent letter to Mattias leads to him inviting Leigh to an event that stands to change both of their lives forever. If all goes well, Leigh will have a life of her choosing after all. But half-truths and lies have a way of complicating matters. When their plans go awry, Leigh loses her reputation and Mattias almost surely loses his career. Can either of them find happiness?

The Coachman’s Choice, by Deborah M. Hathaway

Ever-reliable Mary Thorne has helped her widowed mother run The Golden Mermaid Inn for years. She spends her days greeting guests, ensuring the inn runs smoothly—and dodging flirtatious remarks from passing coachmen. But she’s far too busy to pay any attention to such men, even the enticingly attractive Mr. Northcott. Known far and wide for his horsemanship, punctuality, and dallying reputation, Robert Northcott relishes his life as a coachman, especially his freedom to flirt with numerous women from inn to inn, all without the messy details of commitment. There’s just one woman who's immune to his charms: the lovely, single landlady of The Golden Mermaid. Robert is determined to win Mary over, just as heartily as she is determined to keep her distance from him. But his carefree life is threatened when his pursual of Mary becomes more than just a game...

About the Series

Since 2015, Mirror Press has been publishing the Timeless Regency Collection, a curated anthology of novellas and short stories set in early 19th century England. Featuring bestselling authors from the historical romance genre, the series has hit the USA TODAY bestselling list and charted at #1 at Amazon.com. Learn more about the series and other anthologies published by Mirror Press at their website.

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My Review

THE INNS OF DEVONSHIRE is a collection of three clean romances set at three inns in Regency England. Readers will enjoy these shorter stories with delightful characters and sweet romance, but where there are also heartfelt messages to be find. Definitely recommended to fans of this line of books and those who enjoy the genre.

The Seventh Star Inn, by Sally Britton is a story about a woman who was a vicar's daughter, but due to his death, has seen lowered circumstances for her and her mother. The live across the town's inn and have been supported by a town who looks after its own. It's also a story about a widower with a young daughter who has recently inherited and must figure out how to move forward with his new responsibilities. The two slowly build a friendship to the possibility of more. I loved this story from beginning to end! The characters were wonderful and I loved that even the secondary characters never felt flat, but each had their own personalities. I also really liked how the story touched on both of the characters' insecurities and how they worked through them. Most of all, I loved this father's relationship with his daughter and how much the daughter was involved in this story, and the romance that takes place. I was so easily endeared to these characters.

The Truth about Mr. Blackmore, by Annette Lyon is a story about an orphan woman who has basically become a slave in her aunt's and uncle's inn, working long hours only for a roof over her head and food to eat. It's also about a writer who has his own struggles and comes to the inn to work on his next book. They find a kinship and a friendship and love grows from there. This story was really sweet. I liked the characters and how the romance slowly builds. I did want a bit more development and bit less drama, but overall enjoyed it.

The Coachman’s Choice, by Deborah M. Hathaway Goodness! Hathaway can really write some charming men! The stagecoach driver who was the hero of this story was full of devilish charm. She also can write some strong heroines and I loved, loved this one! The characters' personalities literally leaped from the pages. I loved getting to know them and see into each of their hearts. One of them had to figure out if dreams could change and the other had to deal with feeling worthy of someone's love, with being enough. Both themes were easy to relate to and pulled on my heart. A completely delightful story that I would read again.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This collection was such a joy to read! The characters were easy to relate to and love, there was plenty of depth while also being sweet, and the romances all had chemistry that slowly built through each story. I'm looking forward to more from this line of books and these authors!

Content: Some innuendo, but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Austenprose PR, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

About the Authors

Sally Britton is a wife, mother, and author who loves the world of romance, received her BA in English from Brigham Young University, and reads voraciously. She started her writing journey at the tender age of fourteen on an electric typewriter, and she’s never looked back.

Sally primarily lives in Oklahoma with her husband, four children, and Izzie the Aussie Shepherd. She loves researching, hiking, and eating too much chocolate.


Annette Lyon is a USA Today Bestselling author. She's won a Whitney Award (2010) and is an eight-time recipient of Utah's Best of State medal for fiction and short stories. She's the author of more than a dozen novels, even more novellas, a cookbook, a grammar guide, and some 120+ articles. She's worked as a professional editor for publishers and bestselling authors and graduated cum laude from BYU with a degree in English.


Deborah M. Hathaway graduated from Utah State University with a BA in Creative Writing. As a young girl, she devoured Jane Austen's novels while watching and re-watching every adaptation she could. She finds inspiration for her novels during her travels with her English husband to the United Kingdom, where she draws on the beauty of the country in such places as Ireland, Yorkshire, and her beloved Cornwall. Be sure to sign up for Deborah's Newsletter to stay updated on new releases, free and discounted Clean Romance novels, and more!


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Join the virtual book tour of THE INNS OF DEVONSHIRE, a collection of novellas by bestselling authors Sally Britton, Annette Lyon, & Deborah M. Hathaway, October 4-17, 2021. Thirty-five popular on-line influencers specializing in Regency romance, historical romance, and inspirational fiction will join in the celebration of the release of the 18th book in the bestselling Timeless Regency Collection with a spotlights, exclusive excerpts, and reviews of this new anthology set in Regency England.

Oct 04 Fire and Ice (Review)
Oct 04 Austenprose (Excerpt)
Oct 04 Timeless Novels (Review)
Oct 05 Lu Reviews Books (Review)
Oct 05 Beauty in the Binding (Spotlight)
Oct 05 For Where Your Treasure Is (Excerpt)
Oct 06 Probably at the Library (Review)
Oct 06 Our Book Confessions (Review)
Oct 06 Bookworm Lisa (Review)
Oct 07 Literary Time Out (Review)
Oct 07 Reading with Emily (Review)
Oct 08 Bringing Up Books (Review)
Oct 08 Gwendalyn's Books (Review)
Oct 09 Becky on Books (Review)
Oct 09 Books and Socks Rock (Review)
Oct 10 The Christian Fiction Girl (Spotlight)
Oct 10 Heidi Reads (Review)
Oct 11 My Jane Austen Book Club (Excerpt)
Oct 11 Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen (Review)
Oct 11 Wishful Endings (Review)
Oct 12 So Little Time… (Excerpt)
Oct 12 The Caffeinated Bibliophile (Spotlight)
Oct 12 Laura's Reviews (Review)
Oct 13 Austenesque Reviews (Review)
Oct 13 Storeybook Reviews (Excerpt)
Oct 13 Rosanne E. Lortz (Review)
Oct 14 From Pemberley to Milton (Spotlight)
Oct 14 Chicks, Rogues and Scandals (Excerpt)
Oct 14 Christian Chick's Thoughts (Review)
Oct 15 A Darn Good Read (Review)
Oct 15 Relz Reviewz (Spotlight)
Oct 15 Reading is My Superpower (Review)
Oct 15 Book Confessions of an Ex-Ballerina (Review)
Oct 16 My Bookish Bliss (Review)
Oct 17 The Book Diva Reads (Spotlight)


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Read an excerpt from this new historical romance... Her Keeper's Heart by Krystal M. Anderson (Excerpt & #Giveaway) #histromance #histfic #historicalromance #cleanromance @prismbooktours

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Her Keeper's Heart
(Keepers of the Light #14)
By Krystal M. Anderson
Historical Romance, Wholesome Romance
Paperback & ebook, 124 Pages
September 14, 2021 by Krystal M. Anderson

Summary

Living as the assistant keeper at the Puffin Point lighthouse for four years, Leonard Tarby admires everything about his coastal home: sweeping ocean seascapes, lush, tangled forests, and unobstructed views of the stars he enjoys charting. There was only one thing Leonard would change, and that is the absence of a loving bride by his side. Certain the only way to achieve that goal is to send for a bride through the mail, Leonard sits back to wait for her arrival, dreaming of a life of wedded bliss soon to come. The young lady is soon on her way to Puffin Point but goes missing en route. Is there foul play involved or did she simply get cold feet? Will Leonard ever have a bride of his own? Find out in this sweet historical romance full of dangers, intrigue, and love, all beneath the ever-watchful beam of a Pacific lighthouse.

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Excerpt

“Will I have any specific duties at Puffin Point?”

He smiled at her, sending flutters sprawling through her middle. “Would you like some?”

Orissa shrugged. “I know very little about the tedium of life at a lighthouse. I’d imagine there is much to be done.”

“There is,” Leonard allowed, “but I think it grand if you might willingly care for the house and help with the chores in the lighthouse yard. What we can’t grow or raise, we purchase in Spruce Hill. The Tuckers and I tend a garden, which we share, and we’ve got chickens and a milk cow. Charlotte has made great strides in cheese-making, though there is still room for improvement. That cow was a Godsend. Having fresh milk and butter sure makes a man feel complete.”

Smiling at this, Orissa said, “I don’t have any experience in cheese-making, so best leave that to Charlotte. I would love to see the lighthouse, though, to know what you do every day.”

Softly, Leonard enfolded her hand in his and raised it to brush a kiss across her knuckles. The gesture sent skitters up and down her arms and a skip-hop to her pulse. “And I’d enjoy showing it to you. It’s truly a spectacular sight, unmatched by anything you’ve ever seen.”

“Are you sure?” Orissa teased, cocking an eyebrow. “You do realize I’ve traveled around the world and seen some pretty incredible places.”

Leonard laughed, the rich timber of the sound blanketing her soul.

“If I’m not begin too forward, might I ask why none of the girls in Oregon caught your eye?”

“There aren’t many in Spruce Hill. The only single young woman is Lettie Clinton, and she’s nothing like you.”

Warmth flooded her at his praise. “How so?”

His hazel gaze met hers as he considered. “There’s an honesty in your eyes, Orissa, that seems to deepen into your soul. Couple that with your natural grace and beauty, a man could take a lifetime soaking it all in.”

Excerpted from Her Keeper’s Heart by Krystal M. Anderson, Copyright © 2021 by Krystal M. Anderson. Published by Krystal M. Anderson.
 
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About the Author


Krystal M. Anderson is a Utah, USA native and a wife and mother of four young children. She spends her free time writing and riding horseback. Nothing makes her happier than being a wife and mother... but reading is a very close second.

 
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