I Can't Wait for... Inventions of the Heart by Mary Connealy (Can't-Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday) #CWW #WOW #christianromance #christfic #historicalromance #romancebooks #histfic #newbooks @bethany_house


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

Tag me on your CWW posts on Twitter (@wishfulendings) and I'll like and retweet!

I'm a big Mary Connealy fan and have been since before I started blogging. She has such humor infused in her books as well as great (and sometimes quirky) characters and adventure. Her upcoming release is my pick this week...

Inventions of the Heart
(The Lumber Baron's Daughters #2)
By Mary Connealy
Christian Historical Romance
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 304 Pages
July 1, 2022 by Bethany House Publishers

Summary

Her heart seeks safety. But will trouble find her even here?

After her sister's marriage, Michelle Stiles is left hiding at Two Harts Ranch with the handsome but stubborn Zane Hart. She's managed to stay one step ahead of her stepfather and his devious plans, but if he finds her, she will no longer be safe.

Zane has problems of his own. Having discovered a gold mine on his property, he must figure out how to harvest it without kicking off a gold rush. Michelle, educated and trained to run her father's business, wants to manage all aspects of the mine, but Zane thinks for a person so smart she can have some misguided ideas. Running the mining operation will be a dangerous job, and he can't risk putting her in harm's way.

But danger finds Michelle anyway when she's suddenly attacked. If they go to the sheriff, they'll reveal her location, but if they do nothing . . . their troubles have only just begun.

(Affiliate links included.)


Will you be reading this one?

Check out this new release... The Love List by Elana Johnson #cleanromance #sweetromance #beachread #ElanaJohnson #inkslingerpr #newrelease


Just wanted to share about this new release and the start to a new clean romance series...

The Love List
(Hilton Head Island #1)
By Elana Johnson
Adult Contemporary Romance, Clean
Hardcover, Audiobook & ebook, 268 Pages
May 17, 2022 by AEJ Creative Works

Summary

Beatrice Callahan loves lists. Sometimes she even makes a to-do list of things she's already done, just to go check, check, check and feel accomplished. So it's easy to understand why, when her divorce is finally final and her ex is all moved out, Bea takes a cool, close look at her life...and makes a list.

It's not exactly a bucket list.

It's a love list.

Bea loves the outdoors, so she puts visit 10 National Parks on the list.

She loves animals, and on goes get a puppy.

She loves the beach, and she adds take a dream vacation to the list, and decides to do that one first. After all she's been through and all she's lost, she needs time to relax, rest, and reset.

On the first day she arrives in Hilton Head Island, she meets Grant Turner, the man whose house she's renting for her fabulous beach vacation. He's just there to make sure she settles in properly and has enough towels.

But when Bea asks for recommendations around the island, Grant quickly becomes her tour guide and then a friend and then...more than friends.

Bea turns to her lists when things get confusing and her love list morphs once again... Can she add fall in love at age 45 to the list and check it off?

(Affiliate links included.)

Other Books in the Series

(Linked to Amazon affiliate links.)

About the Author


A USA Today Bestselling and Amazon Kindle All-Star Author, Elana writes clean and wholesome contemporary romance. She is well-known for her young adult dystopian romance series Possession, Surrender, Abandon, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster). She writes clean beach romance in the Hawthorne Harbor Second Chance Romance series, the Getaway Bay Romance series, the Getaway Bay Resort Romance series,the Forbidden Lake Romance series, the Stranded in Paradise Romance series, the Hope Eternal Ranch Romance series, the Sweet Water Falls Farm Romance series, and the Carter's Cove Romance series.

Elana also writes inspirational western romances under the USA Today bestselling pen name of Liz Isaacson. Learn more at Liz's website.

Elana is the force behind Indie Inspiration, and you can find her books for writers, Writing and Releasing Rapidly and Writing Killer Cover Copy among others, and join her group and page on Facebook.

She runs a personal blog on publishing and is a founding author of the QueryTracker blog, a co-founder of The League of Extraordinary Writers, and a co-organizer of WriteOnCon. She is a member of ALLi and NINC and a popular speaker for libraries, teens, and writer's conferences across the United States. To contact Elana to speak at your event, please see her contact page.



Does this sound like a series you'd like to read this summer?

New Releases/#Free & Bargain Books for May 16th - May 22nd #freebook #booksale #booklinkup #booklinky


Here are the New Releases / Free & Bargain Books, hosted by
Sharon over at Beck Valley Books, for this week! Check it all out below...

Authors please feel free to add your own books.
Readers please free to add your own finds.
(any genre except erotica welcome)

This weekly link up is hosted by Beck Valley Books & these awesome book loving blogs...

For Pre-orders post - PRE-ORDER / genre / title /author
For New Releases post - NEW / genre / title / author
For Free Books post - FREE / genre / title / author / end date 
For Bargain Books post - SALE / price / genre / title / author / end date
(Strictly no Erotica please.  Steamy romance is fine but watch those covers people, incase any underage child is viewing it!)

Here is this weeks awesome selection!


By adding your link, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy and transmitted to Inlinkz in accordance with their Privacy Policy.

Would you like to share our linkup on your site? click here
Would you like to become a weekly host? sign up here

Come back and check out the new selection every week!

Read an excerpt from this new YA fantasy... The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Dawn Ford (Excerpt & #Giveaway) #yalit #yabooks #christfic #newbooks @justreadtours


Welcome to my tour stop with by JustRead Publicity Tours!
Read an excerpt and enter the giveaway below...

The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes
(Firebird Series #1)
By Dawn Ford
Christian YA Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 297 Pages
April 12, 2022 by Expanse Books

Summary

Eighteen-year-old servant girl Tambrynn is haunted by more than her unusual silver hair and the star-shaped pupils in her eyes. Her uncontrollable ability to call objects leads the wolves who savagely murdered her mother right to her door.

When she’s fired and outcast during a snowstorm, her carriage wrecks and she’s forced to find refuge in an abandoned cottage. There, her life is upended when the magpie who’s stalked her for ten years transforms into a man, Lucas. He’s her Watcher and they’re from a different kingdom. His job is to keep her safe from her father, an evil mage, who wants to steal her abilities, turn her into one of his undead beasts, and become immortal himself.

Can they make it to the magical passageway and get to their home kingdom in time for Tambrynn to thwart her father’s malicious plans? Or will Tambrynn’s unique magic doom them all?

(Affiliate links included.)

Excerpt

The door explodes. Wood shards pierce the air. I throw out my arms to keep the wood from hitting me. Stop! Warmth floods over me from the center of my being, radiating blue in a sphere around me. I fist my hands and the fragments stop mid-air. I stare at the circle surrounding me and the scattered particles of wood suspended in the air in front of me. Has time stopped? I’ve never done anything like this before. Then I glimpse beyond the bluish glow toward the man, my father, moving through the shattered door.

He’s much younger than I would’ve imagined, closer to my age than someone who should be my father. And he’s tall. Taller than Lucas.

He steps inside the cottage and swipes his hand across the dangling debris in front of his face without surprise. They drop to the ground when he touches them, plinking against the floor. The rest is still in the air. He’s slim with dark hair parted down the middle. There’s a gray streak on one side of his head. Though he just destroyed the door as easily as I call objects, he doesn’t look evil. In fact, he’s quite handsome, but his eyes are cruel, and his smirk is condescending.

“We meet at last, daughter.” He bows his head slightly, but he never takes his eyes off me. “The rumors are true.” He studies my face, and I can almost feel his look trailing across my hair. His stare holds a cold calculation. It’s the same gaze I have suffered many times on the pauper’s block—judging me, evaluating how valuable I could be to him.

I don’t know what to say, so I’m silent. I continue to study him back until I see two beasts step toward the threshold behind him. They’re just as I remember, with warped features, dark skin, sharp teeth, and claws. Fear shoots through my body and then anger on top of it. My mother is dead because of them. And he is their master.

Appalled, I step back and unclench my fists. The wood pieces that I’ve held in the air fall to the floor in a chorus of wooden clinks. This is not the father I wished for. He is just as Lucas described—vile and depraved.

About the Author


Winner of the 2016 ACFW Genesis Award and finalist in the 2018 Grace Award and the 2020 Great Expectations Contest, Dawn Ford has been recognized for her published and non-published works. Her flash fiction stories have been published in Havok magazine under both her real name and pen name, Jo Wonderly. Her debut novel, Knee-high Lies, was published in 2017.

As a child, Dawn often had her head in the clouds creating scenes and stories for anything and everything she came across. She believed there was magic everywhere, a sentiment she has never outgrown. Nature inspires her, and her love for the underdog and the unlikely hero colors much of what she writes.

Dawn adores anything Steampunk, is often distracted by shiny, pretty things, and her obsession with purses and shoes borders on hoarding. Dawn lives in Iowa and helps her husband run their foodservice and catering business out of Omaha, Nebraska. When not reading, writing, or catering, Dawn loves babysitting her grandchildren, is parent to Snickers the Wonder Beagle, and can usually be caught daydreaming.

You can learn more about Dawn Ford at her website: https://dawnfordauthor.com


Tour Schedule

Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

Tour-Wide Giveaway


(3) winners will receive a $10 Amazon gift card, a signed paperback copy of The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes, and book swag!

Full tour schedule linked above. Giveaway began at midnight May 16, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 23, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE

What did you think of the excerpt? Does this sound like a story you'd enjoy?

I Can't Wait for... Edward and Amelia by Karen Thornell (Can't-Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday) #CWW #WOW #historicalromance #cleanromance #regencyromance #newbooks @covenant_comm


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

Tag me on your CWW posts on Twitter (@wishfulendings) and I'll like and retweet!

I adore marriage-of-convenience stories! There's just something about two people being thrown together and usually being at odds and then falling in love that is entertaining and sweet. This one sounds great with a strong heroine and a Regency version of a bad-boy. It's my pick this week...

Edward and Amelia
By Karen Thornell
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 320 Pages
June 6th 2022 by Covenant Communications

Summary

The last thing Amelia Kennington wants is to participate in the London Season. But the daughter of a duke is not afforded such opinions. She must put forth a subdued facade, but beneath it is a well-hidden fire that surfaces only when provoked—such as when an overly familiar gentleman startles her and she falls into the Serpentine.

Edward Drayton, the Earl of Norwich, has gained a reputation as Society’s most decorated rake. And while there are benefits to such a reputation, it no longer gives him the satisfaction it once did. This Season, he plans to find a wife—except she seems to find him instead. And she is nothing like he expected.

Scandal is inevitable following Edward and Amelia’s ill-conceived meeting, forcing them to marry. Amelia’s disdain for this man she hardly knows is more than clear, and Edward’s pride is wounded before their marriage has even truly begun. Yet, against all odds, the two slowly let their guard down, discovering the truth of who they married. But when Society gossip, a sister’s jealousy, and long-held secrets threaten their budding relationship, the unlikely couple must determine if their unconventional love is strong enough to withstand the opposition they face.

(Affiliate link included.)


Will you be reading this one?

New Releases/#Free & Bargain Books for May 9th - May 15th #freebook #booksale #booklinkup #booklinky


Here are the New Releases / Free & Bargain Books, hosted by
Sharon over at Beck Valley Books, for this week! Check it all out below...

Authors please feel free to add your own books.
Readers please free to add your own finds.
(any genre except erotica welcome)

This weekly link up is hosted by Beck Valley Books & these awesome book loving blogs...

For Pre-orders post - PRE-ORDER / genre / title /author
For New Releases post - NEW / genre / title / author
For Free Books post - FREE / genre / title / author / end date 
For Bargain Books post - SALE / price / genre / title / author / end date
(Strictly no Erotica please.  Steamy romance is fine but watch those covers people, incase any underage child is viewing it!)

Here is this weeks awesome selection!


By adding your link, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy and transmitted to Inlinkz in accordance with their Privacy Policy.

Would you like to share our linkup on your site? click here
Would you like to become a weekly host? sign up here

Come back and check out the new selection every week!

Read an excerpt from this sweet contemporary romance... Rising Star by Jennifer Faye (Excerpt & #Giveaway) #cleanromance #sweetromance #romancebooks #indy @jenniferfaye34 @prismbooktours

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

I just started this one and am looking forward to finishing it and sharing my
review. In the meantime, read an excerpt and enter the tour giveaway below...

Rising Star
(The Bell Family of Bluestar Island #4)
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 308 Pages
April 16, 2022 by Lazy Dazy Press

Summary

When Bluestar’s hometown celebrity unexpectedly returns to the island, there’s a heartbreaking scandal following her…

Country singer Emma Bell is finally making headlines—just not the right ones. Before she has time to heal her broken heart, her assistance is desperately needed. Bluestar’s Concert on the Beach Summer Spectacular is in trouble, and her soon-to-be sister-in-law’s job is on the line.

Financial investor turned carpenter, Noah Sullivan, has retired from his high-stress job due to health issues. He’s moved to Bluestar Island for a quiet, healthy life, but when Emma blows into town, his days are anything but serene.

Everyone in the small town counting on them, Noah and Emma must work past their conflicts to keep a promise to someone special to both of them. Will the summer’s sun soothe their tension and the sea breeze lull them into a peaceful surrender of their hearts?

Includes a recipe for Emma’s Heavenly Angel Food Cake!

The Bell Family of Bluestar Island series:
Book 1 – Love Blooms (Hannah & Ethan)
Book 2 – Harvest Dance (Aster & Sam)
Book 3 – A Lighthouse Café Christmas (Darla & Will)
Book 4 – Rising Star (Emma & Noah)
Book 5 – Summer by the Beach (Summer & Greg)

(Affiliate links included.)


Go to Jennifer's Contact Page HERE and order your bookmark(s)!

Excerpt

Emma glanced at her ringing phone, hoping it was her niece again. It wasn’t. It was her agent, Stan Morris. Her finger hovered over the red decline button. He’d want to discuss the picture and how they needed to make a statement. She hadn’t even wrapped her mind around the image in that photo. How was she supposed to explain it to anyone else?

Still, Stan was a great guy. He was always in her corner, trying to get her more promotions while working to land her a recording contract. He had faith in her, even when she didn’t have faith in herself.

She pressed the accept button and held the phone to her ear. “Hey, Stan.”

“I’ve been trying to reach you.” His voice was higher pitched than normal, and his words were rushed. “Did you see Razzled?”

“Yes.” She slouched down in her seat. She didn’t want to have this conversation.

“You’re the headline!” He sounded so happy.

“Stan, I can’t talk about it.”

“Em, I have big news.”

Was it possible he had news about her career rather than the dumpster fire otherwise known as her love life? She hoped so. She needed something positive to latch onto while she dealt with her broken heart.

She sat up a little straighter. “Good news?”

“Yes. I’ve been fielding phone calls all morning. They want you on all of the networks’ morning talk shows.”

“What?” It came out a little louder than she’d intended. “You mean like singing at Rockefeller Center?” It had been a dream all of her life.

“Well…um…not exactly.”

Her body stiffened. “What do you mean by not exactly?”

“Well, they’re interested in you and JT.”

“No!”

“Em, you have to do this.”

“No, I don’t.” Why did all of these people think she’d be anxious to cash in on her breakup—a breakup that she didn’t know about?

“Will you at least think about it?”

She knew if she said no that he’d continue trying to persuade her to do it his way. So she took the shortest route to ending this phone call. “Yes. But I’ve got to go now. We’re almost as the airport.”

After they said their goodbyes, she powered off her phone. There was no one she wanted to speak to. She was talked out.

She slouched back in her seat and flung her backpack into the empty seat next to her. As the shuttle pulled away from the hotel, she turned her face to the window. She blindly stared out as her mind replayed the events that had led to her quick engagement and JT’s subsequent betrayal.

Excerpted from Rising Star by Jennifer Faye, Copyright © 2022 by Jennifer Faye. Published by Lazy Dazy Press.


Other Books in the Series

(Affiliate links included.)

About the Author


Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.


Tour Schedule


Tour-Wide Giveaway


One winner will receive a digital copy of LOVE BLOOMS, HARVEST DANCE and A LIGHTHOUSE CAFÉ CHRISTMAS plus a $25 Amazon gift card

Ends May 18, 2022

Grab Our Button!

What did you think of the excerpt? Will you be reading this one?

I Can't Wait for... Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen (Can't-Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday) #CWW #WOW #yalit #yabooks #yafantasy #newbooks @DelacortePress


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

Tag me on your CWW posts on Twitter (@wishfulendings) and I'll like and retweet!

This book grabbed my attention as I've been in the mood for some new fairy tale twists. The story sounds like it'll be quite entertaining with a character who will be forced to change her ways and an enemies-to-lovers trope. It's my pick this week...

Violet Made of Thorns
(Violet Made of Thorns #1)
By Gina Chen
YA Fantasy
Hardcover, Audiobook & ebook, 368 Pages
July 26, 2022 by Delacorte Press

Summary

A darkly enchanting fantasy debut about a morally gray witch, a cursed prince, and a prophecy that ignites their fate-twisted destinies—perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince and Serpent & Dove.

Violet is a prophet and a liar, influencing the royal court with her cleverly phrased—and not always true—divinations. Honesty is for suckers, like the oh-so-not charming Prince Cyrus, who plans to strip Violet of her official role once he’s crowned at the end of the summer—unless Violet does something about it.

But when the king asks her to falsely prophesy Cyrus's love story for an upcoming ball, Violet awakens a dreaded curse, one that will end in either damnation or salvation for the kingdom—all depending on the prince’s choice of future bride. Violet faces her own choice: Seize an opportunity to gain control of her own destiny, no matter the cost, or give in to the ill-fated attraction that’s growing between her and Cyrus.

Violet’s wits may protect her in the cutthroat court, but they can't change her fate. And as the boundary between hatred and love grows ever thinner with the prince, Violet must untangle a wicked web of deceit in order to save herself and the kingdom—or doom them all.

(Affiliate links included.)


Will you be reading this one?

Read an excerpt from this thrilling romantic suspense... Facing the Enemy by Paige Edwards (Excerpt & #Giveaway) #suspensebooks #romancebooks #cleanreads #inspy @covenant_comm @justreadtours


I'm a fourth of the way through this book and loving it so far! Looking
forward to sharing my review soon. In the meantime, read an excerpt
and enter the tour giveaway with JustRead Publicity Tours below...

Facing the Enemy
(Roxbury Heirs #1)
By Paige Edwards
Adult Romantic Suspense, Christian
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 376 Pages
April 4, 2022 by Covenant Communications

Summary

Lady Elise Henderson lives two separate lives. At home in Scotland, she’s the titled daughter of the Marquess of Roxbury, an heiress in her own right. In London, however, she’s Elise Taylor, a top MI6 operative for the “home office.” But when a devastating accident threatens to end her career, Elise is left with far too much time for self-reflection and the regret of a decision made long ago that features one man: fellow MI6 agent Harry Benson.

Harry Benson, the son of servants, has loved Elise for the better part of a decade. But life took them on separate journeys until their worlds converged once more. An immediate assignment to the Scottish Borders leaves Harry little time to make provisions for his small, rambunctious son, Sammy. Harry knows only one person he can rely on for the boy’s care—Elise. When Elise brings Sammy to her ancestral estate, she never imagines that a nemesis from her past looms in the shadows, hungry for revenge. Stalked at every turn, Elise and Harry discover that fighting their feelings for one another is futile, but can they survive long enough to get another shot at true love?

(Affiliate links included.)

Excerpt

Harry Benson sprinted down the narrow street of clay-built homes, the sun burning overhead in the relentless blue sky. As he rounded a corner, bullets chipped the wall beside him and spattered his face with baked clay. His heart sputtered. How had he missed that guard on the rooftop? Unfamiliar with this sector of Lebatu’s capital city, Harry ducked into an alley. He spun around, searching for a way out as boots crunched on the hard-packed earth. Trapped. The hair lifted off Harry’s neck, and the faces of his son and a beautiful redhead flashed before his eyes.

Other Books in the Series

(Books can be read on their own. Linked to my reviews.)

About the Author


Paige Edwards is an award-winning author and a Reader’s Favorite finalist of contemporary romances with a side-order of suspense. She holds a degree in interior design and has worked professionally in that field. Due to her deep British roots, Paige’s books are often set in the UK, and she hops the pond whenever she gets the chance. She is styled the Lady Paige Edwards when in Scotland, but her favorite title is Grandma. When she needs a break from writing, she serves as president of her area’s Interfaith Community Council, is fond of digging in the dirt (what some might call gardening), biking battlefields, and kayaking on the lake. Paige is a member of ACFW, ANWA, and Storymakers Guild.


Tour Schedule

Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

Tour-Wide Giveaway


(5) winners will receive a signed copy of Facing the Enemy!

Full tour schedule linked above. Giveaway began at midnight May 10, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 17, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE


What did you think of the excerpt? Have you read this one or will you be?

New Releases/#Free & Bargain Books for May 2nd - May 8th #freebook #booksale #booklinkup #booklinky


Here are the New Releases / Free & Bargain Books, hosted by
Sharon over at Beck Valley Books, for this week! Check it all out below...

Authors please feel free to add your own books.
Readers please free to add your own finds.
(any genre except erotica welcome)

This weekly link up is hosted by Beck Valley Books & these awesome book loving blogs...

For Pre-orders post - PRE-ORDER / genre / title /author
For New Releases post - NEW / genre / title / author
For Free Books post - FREE / genre / title / author / end date 
For Bargain Books post - SALE / price / genre / title / author / end date
(Strictly no Erotica please.  Steamy romance is fine but watch those covers people, incase any underage child is viewing it!)

Here is this weeks awesome selection!


By adding your link, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy and transmitted to Inlinkz in accordance with their Privacy Policy.

Would you like to share our linkup on your site? click here
Would you like to become a weekly host? sign up here

Come back and check out the new selection every week!

Read an excerpt from this Christian historical mystery... Secrets of Rosenli Manor by Heidi Eljarbo (Excerpt & #Giveaway) #historicalfiction #christianfiction


Welcome to my tour stop with  JustRead Publicity Tours!
Read an excerpt and enter the tour giveaway below...

Secrets of Rosenli Manor
(Mysteries of the Modern Ladies’ Society #1)
By Heidi Eljarbo
Christian Historical Mystery
Paperback & ebook, 179 Pages
March 29, 2022

Summary

Betrayal and trust go hand in hand in the first book of Heidi Eljarbo’s new turn-of-the-century series.

It’s 1898, and Lilly has spent most of her life motherless and living with a father who never looks for a silver lining. When her great-aunt Agatha passes, Lilly’s existence takes a drastic turn. She packs her few belongings and moves into the old lady’s magnificent estate, Rosenli Manor.

In the days that follow, Lilly tries to understand who Agatha really was, and hidden secrets slowly rise to the surface. Her great-aunt’s glamorous legacy is not quite what Lilly had imagined. She must trust in newly forged friendships, and to her surprise, she discovers what it means to truly fall in love. But not everyone is happy about the new mistress of Rosenli.

Intrigue, mystery, and a touch of romance in the Norwegian countryside fill the pages of Secrets of Rosenli Manor.

(Affiliate link included.)

Excerpt

Lilly motioned for the butler to come in and take a seat in the chair by the window.

John gave her that grandfatherly smile. “How are you? I imagine you must be tired.”

She sighed. “I must admit, it’s been an exceptional day in many ways. Seeing how the people of the village loved my great-aunt. Listening to them sing in the grand hall. The time you and Gertrude spent organizing the funeral. I think Aunt Agatha would be pleased.”

John tipped his head. “People in town expect you to be much like your great-aunt.”

“How can I? My impression so far is that I could never take her place. You saw all the people there today. She was special…respected.”

John leaned forward and rested his elbows on his thighs. “I think you misunderstand, Lilly. Yes, you are here to take her position as the mistress of Rosenli Manor, the head of Strand Lumber and Shipping, and the owner of the estate and lands, but you are not here to be Agatha Strand. There’s an enormous difference there.”

About the Author


Heidi Eljarbo writes historical fiction. She grew up in a home filled with books and artwork and she never truly imagined she would do anything other than write and paint. She studied art, languages, and history, all of which have come in handy when working as a freelance writer, magazine journalist, and painter.

After living in Canada, six US states, Japan, Switzerland, and Austria, Heidi now calls Norway home. She and her husband have a total of nine children, thirteen grandchildren—so far—in addition to a bouncy Wheaten Terrier.

Their favorite retreat is a mountain cabin, where they hike in the summertime and ski the vast, white terrain during winter.

Heidi’s favorites are family, God’s beautiful nature, and the word whimsical.


Tour Schedule

Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

Tour-Wide Giveaway


(3) winners will receive a paperback copy of Secrets of Rosenli Manor and a paperback copy of Of Darkness and Light!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked abpve. Giveaway began at midnight May 3, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on May 10, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE

What did you think of the excerpt?

I Can't Wait for... In Honor's Defense by Karen Witemeyer (Can't-Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday) #CWW #WOW #christianromance #historicalromance


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

Tag me on your CWW posts on Twitter (@wishfulendings) and I'll like and retweet!

I've been a fan of this author since before I started blogging. Her newest promises to be another great read! It's my pick this week...

In Honor's Defense
(Hanger's Horsemen #3)
By Karen Witemeyer
Christian Historical Romance
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
June 7, 2022 by Bethany House Publishers

Summary

He's Faced Countless Perils on the Battlefield, but Nothing so Dangerous as Falling in Love.

Luke Davenport has been fighting all his life--for respect, for country, and for those unable to fight for themselves. But now that his Horsemen brothers are domesticated, he's left alone to battle the wildness within. When an opportunity arises to take a job on his own, tracking down a group of rustlers, he jumps at the chance.

Damaris Baxter has mastered the art of invisibility. Plain and quiet, she hides in books and needlework, content to be overlooked. Until her brother dies suddenly, leaving her custody of her nephew. She moves to Texas to care for Nathaniel, determined to create the family for herself that she never thought she'd have and to give him the family he desperately needs.

When Nate finds himself knee-deep in trouble, Luke's attempt to protect him leaves Damaris feeling indebted to the Horseman. But suspicions grow regarding the mysterious death of Damaris's brother. And the more questions they ask, the more danger appears, threatening the family Luke may be unable to live without.

(Affiliate links included.)


Will you be reading this one?