Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Mother for His Family

GIVEAWAY
DIETZE, SUSANNE
A MOTHER FOR HIS FAMILY

A Convenient Arrangement

Lady Helena Stanhope's reputation is in tatters...and she's lost any hope for a "respectable" ton marriage. An arranged union is the only solution. But once Helena weds formidable Scottish widower John Gordon, Lord Ardoch, and encounters his four mischievous children, she's determined to help her new, ever-surprising family. Even if she's sure love is too much to ask for.

All John needs is someone to mother his admittedly unruly brood. He never imagined that beautiful Lady Helena would be a woman of irrrresistible spirit, caring and warmth. Or that facing down their pasts would give them so much in common. Now, as danger threatens, John will do whatever it takes to convince Helena their future together -- and his love -- are for always.

My Review:

Five star Regency-Swoon alert! This book is absolutely delectable if you are a Regency fan -- and even if you aren't! Can't really go wrong with a marriage of convenience involving 4 rambunctious children and...drum roll please (or maybe that should be a bagpipe trill)...a formidable Scottish hero! "He said down like doon and his yous were clipped and soft." (p 10).

That jackhammering beat you hear is my heart palpitations having heart palpitations! Cue the fainting couch swoon. Because John is everything you could want in a hero. He's kind. Deeply, honestly, sweetly kind. But it's tempered with a wee bit of broody which turns out to be a delightfully swoony mix. And he's broody because he's really gone off the rails when it comes to what he feels to be responsible commitment. Gah -- what can you do with a stubborn Scot? Hand him over to Lady Helena, that's what.

I was so distraught over Helena's circumstances that I'm sure there was steam coming out of my ears the whole duration of the read (which is a cost-effective way of humidifying your home during these dry winter months, by the way.) But, honestly, she has been so spiritually misguided that I just wanted to weep for her.There are some truly reprehensible scenes that put me in a spitting fury. Luckily John was close by, ready to soothe away my savage spite. That man could charm the loch ness monster out of the loch! So it's no surprise that Helena eventually succumbs. But there's danger and intrigue to sort out before an honest-to-goodness happily ever after can be achieved for all.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of A Mother for His Family, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday December 17 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

37 comments:

  1. LOL 😂 this does sound good
    The 4 kids make it sound fun too 😀
    Thank you
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com 💖

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  2. As you know, I already purchased this one and waiting impatiently for it to arrive. Especially after your wonderful review.

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    1. OOohhh -- hope it comes soon!!!! You'll love it!

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  3. Sounds like a great book. Thank you for the review and giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. You're welcome, Cindy. Good luck.

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  4. sounds fantastic, a must-read; thanks for the chance :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  5. Spitting fury?!?! LOL...oh Kav, you do make us laugh! Don't count me in the win...just wanted to chime in and say THANKS for my laugh of the day!
    Blessings~~~

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    1. :-) You're welcome, Jackie. I do tend to get carried away with my reading I guess.

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  6. Sounds like a fun read. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  7. Loved this one and the companion : The Reluctant Guardian by Susie Dietze as well. Regency at its best. Don’t enter me ! For once I have this book! Thanks Kav.

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    1. It's simply divine, isn't it, Paula?

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  8. Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Absolutely made my day. My favorite thing? What you said about John: That man could charm the loch ness monster out of the loch!

    Thank you, Kav!

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    1. I call 'em like I see 'em, Susanne. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae5r(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. I am so looking forward to reading this book. I'm a huge Susanne Dietze fan! Thanks for the wonderful review and the chance.

    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Isn't she a wonderful storyteller? Going into another Regency swoon just thinking about it. Good luck, Pam.

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  11. Your review had me swooning and rapidly adding A MOTHER FOR HIS FAMILY to my TBR list!

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. We can all swoon together as we contemplate our TBR lists! Good luck, Kay.

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  12. this sounds good. LOL will have to try your humidity idea, our house could use it.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. Nothing like a little steam to zap the dryness. Good luck, Lori.

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  13. "Regency" that's pretty much all I have to know and I want to read it. becci43atgmaildotcom

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  14. Love her books! Thanks for the review and giveaway.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome, Mindy. Good luck!

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  15. Oh I love a charming Scotsman. Regencies are one of my favorite time periods to read. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. You will definitely be charmed by this Scotsman, Loraine! Mercy! lol Good luck.

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  16. Always enjoy her stories. :)
    smincer10(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I've loved all of Susanne's novellas and am so excited to read one of her full length novels! Thanks for the chance!

    mylittlebirdiebooks (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I've only read one novella but have read her two Love Inspired Historicals and love them!!! Good luck, Karen.

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  18. I always enjoy these Regency historicals!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I think Regency might be my favourite genre within the Historical Romance genre. Good luck, rubynreba.

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