Monday, June 13, 2016

BLOG TOUR w/ GIVEAWAY: Loving Roxie by G.G. Vandagriff


Roxie Castro comes to Florence, Italy to help her friend Georgia heal after the death of her husband. While there she decides to chase her dream of being an author, collaborating with the gorgeous Professor Stefano Nae in researching the murder of Princess Isabela di Medici. However, when they begin to delve into her history, strange things start happening to Roxie: panic attacks, the resurfacing of buried memories, and a fear that something from her past has come forward to haunt her future.

The professor's help triggers her powerful attraction to him, and this in turn worsens the attacks.The closer they get to solving the mystery surrounding her past, the more tangled her emotions become. Will discovering Roxie’s secret finally free them to explore their newfound feelings or will it snatch away the one chance they have for a lasting love?


G.G. Vandagriff is the author of twenty-four books and is an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author. The Last Waltz, the first novel in her 20th Century Historical Romance Series won the Whitney Award for Best Historical Novel in 2009. There are now two more books in that series—Exile and Defiance

Nine of her novels are Regency romances, compared by critics to the witty novels of Georgette Heyer. She has also written a lively genealogical mystery series featuring Briggie and Alex, two whacky widows, as sleuths. Other genres she writes in include Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, and Suspense. 

GG graduated from Stanford and received her master’s degree from George Washington University. She worked as an associate editor at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, an assistant treasurer in the Harvard Treasurer’s office, a bond analyst at Fidelity Investments, and an international banker for Continental Illinois National Bank (later acquired by Bank of America).

She and her husband David are the parents of three children and six grandchildren, her greatest joys in life. Her favorite novel? Jane Eyre. She also loves Florence, Sundance Resort, The Voice, hot chocolate, lilacs, and dachshunds.

Find out more about her books, download a free novella, and sign up for her newsletter at Also, be the first to know when Vandagriff’s next book is available by following her at to receive new releases and discount alerts.


If a book can be said to make you fall in love with a place, this one has done that for me.  I have long had a desire to visit Italy and this book certainly fed that desire.  Reading about all the different places that Stefano and Roxie visit was delicious.  The food descriptions seriously made me hungry.  And the romance was sweet, especially the way Stefano and Roxie supported each other in the face of tragedy and struggle. And the mystery surrounding Isabella de Medici was certainly a fascinating inclusion, despite the liberties taken (see author's note at the end).  And the secondary characters including Roxie's friend, Georgia, and Stefano's family were thoroughly engaging as well.  I certainly enjoyed reading this romance.


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Heidi! So glad I made you love Florence! It's my second home. Writing the book really made me miss Beta and her family!