Thursday, July 21, 2016

A Hasty Betrothal

GIVEAWAY

NELSON, JESSICA
A HASTY BETROTHAL

A practical proposal

Though Lady Elizabeth Wayland would rather spend her days with her bellowed books than an uncaring spouse, scandal forces her to find a match posthaste. To escape the scoundrel who almost ruined her, Elizabeth accepts an unconventional proposal from a childhood friend. But when she finds herself falling for her husband-to-be, will she be able to convince him to return her love?

Widowed cotton mill owner Miles Hawthorne vowed to never marry again -- until Elizabeth's reputation is on the line. Their betrothal begins as a simple favor. As he spends more time with his fiancée, though, Miles finds that there's more to her than he ever saw before. And Elizabeth just might be the only woman who can slip into his heart.

My Review:

Squeeeeaaaalllllllll!!!! A bibliophile heroine in Regency England -- can it get any better than that? Never mind the hero, I was swooning over Elizabeth's love of reading! "I simply want you to understand the great scope of stories. Their extraordinary ability to draw out the imagination, to teach life lessons and to inspire one to greater heights of creativity." (p 188) Yes! I love Elizabeth! Even though she finds it "very exhausting to be the heroine of her own story." (p. 279) I personally found it exhilarating! :-)  I seriously got all swoony over the book references.

Mind you, Miles made me weak in the knees too. He could be gallant and charming one minute and brooding and distant the next. What a complicated man -- but -- oh my goodness, he has a tender heart, especially where Elizabeth is concerned. Though he can be a dunderhead about her as well. He's pegged her a certain way so she discombobulates him at every turn. Just when he gets his balance she lambasts him with something else. So much fun keeping up with their banter -- like watching a tennis match! Back and forth. Back and forth. Witty and riveting.

Stupendous fun -- a Regency romance not to be missed!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  A Hasty Bethrothal please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 24 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

32 comments:

  1. This sounds devine, especially if it will make us sqeaulllll!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. I hope I'm not the only one who gets this excited over a story. :-) Good luck, Melody.

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  2. Lol I love your enthusiasm. Yes, I have read books that have made me squeal. I need to check this one out! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. I love that I'm understood here. In real life some people consider my emotional investment in fiction to be...questionable. :-) Good luck, Susan.

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  3. Nice review. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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  4. I'm with you Kav - a book lover in the regency period? The best of both worlds! Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. See, that still makes me giddy just thinking about it. Good luck, Loraine.

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  5. A beautiful cover and sounds like such a great book.
    karenskrayonsATgmailDOTcom
    Thank You!

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    1. It's a great cover, isn't it? Good luck, Karen.

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  6. It is fun to read about another's love of reading!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. The heroine and I are such kindred spirits. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  7. I'd be prone to reading too ~ especially historical fiction :D Would love this story! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  8. I don't read many Love Inspired books but it sounds like I should make this one an exception. I love witty books. This does sound delightful. Thanks for the recommendation.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. The dialogue is awesome! Good luck, Pam.

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  9. Just exactly the sort of book I LOVE!! I want to read this so badly! It sounds AMAZING!
    J.C. -Indiana-

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  10. Oh, I would love this book! Books that have bookish references are the BEST!
    Dianna
    dedezoomsalotATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Yes the are! Good luck, Dianna.

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  11. Regency and LIH....well I'm swooning already and I haven't even read the book yet :-) Now, where's my lace fan to cool my face?

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. You might need a spare fan just in case. :-) Good luck, Trxi.

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  12. I had wanted to read the first book from this series, but haven't yet. I happy you enjoyed this one so much. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Maybe it's not part of a series, but her previous LI regency book is what I meant. :)

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    2. I'm loving her regency voice. Good luck, Terrill.

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  13. I hope she lists all of the books with the literary references at the end...what if I don't know one? It'll bug me incessantly. I love being able to pick out references to books in other books. It's like a game to keep you on your toes! katherineDOTlDOTgood AT gmailDOTcom

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    1. LOL -- she doesn't so much reference exact quotes -- but she waxes poetic over the importance of a good story. Good luck, Katherine.

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  14. You never cease to amaze me sis!!! I wonder if Elizabeth is you with her love of books. Books are a romance that will never let a woman down. Anyway I am so happy to read this and always proud! Love you sista

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    1. I couldn't help wondering if Elizabeth had a bit of the author in her!

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  15. I love reading the Love Inspired books! From your review and the cover it sure sounds and looks like a great one! d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot[com]

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  16. Would like to read this by my new friend Jessica. PianokdcATyahooDOTcom. -Kara

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