Thursday, May 10, 2018

BLOG TOUR w/ GIVEAWAY: Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson


ABOUT THE BOOK

The roads in and out of Paris are heavily guarded, but the dead have easy passage out of the city. A ragged old woman transports the coffins of the most recent victims of the guillotine and is waved on unimpeded. Later, the same crone watches five French aristocrats step out of the coffins unscathed. not beheaded, but spirited away to safety by that most elusive of spies: the Pimpernel. Or, as she's known in polite society, Lady Scarlet Cavendish.

When not assuming her secret identity as a hero of the French Revolution, Scarlet presents herself as a fashionable, featherbrained young widow flitting about London. In truth, this facade is merely a diversion designed to conceal her clandestine work in France. Among members of the doomed French aristocracy, the Pimpernel is renowned for her bravery and cunning. But when tasked with rescuing handsome Comte Matteo Durand, she faces an unprecedented challenge: she is falling in love with the man. If ever there was a time to keep her head, it is now—because in a world brimming with intrigue, she is not the only one harboring secrets. And if Scarlet doesn't take care, Madame la Guillotine may finally catch up with the Pimpernel...

REVIEW

The Scarlet Pimpernel has long been one of my favorite books.  The cleverness of the main character as well as his courage make him someone I can easily cheer for, not so much Marguerite at first but she too proves herself.  This book takes the original story and flip flops it so that the Pimpernel is a woman with a painful past determined to make up for that past by saving as many lives from Madame la Guillotine as possible.  Falling in love doesn't come into her plans anywhere, but life doesn't follow even the best laid plans.  And Lady Scarlet must decide if she can trust her heart or only her cunning in her most daring plan of all: rescuing Marie Antoinette, former Queen of France.
Johnson has done a fine job here, keeping some of the fun details from the original story while adding her own personal touch in the characters and plot twists.

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

BLOG TOUR w/ GIVEAWAY: Everything She Wants by Sarah Alva


ABOUT THE BOOK

Lucy Kappal can't figure out why she doesn't want to marry her sometimes-boyfriend, Charles. After all, he's perfect on paper: a returned missionary, elders quorum president, a professor at BYU. Instead of giving Charles an answer to his unexpected marriage proposal, she boards the next flight to London only to fall at the feet of the handsome pilot. The encounter leaves her heart pounding in a way it never has with Charles, and she becomes even more smitten when she sees the pilot again at her hotel.

Emerson James in London to deposit the last of his mother's ashes in Kensington Gardens. And after a fifteen-year absence, he is attempting to return to the Church as a way to find peace with his mother's death. But the Church's culture feels foreign, and he's about to give up on ever becoming a "good Mormon" when he meets Lucy in the hotel lobby.

Lucy and Emerson's new friendship opens their worlds to new possibilities and leaves them wanting more. But Lucy is torn over her feelings for Charles, and Emerson isn't sure how committed he can be to the Church, even knowing how important it is to Lucy. Inevitably, the realities of life force them apart. If given a second chance, will they have the courage to risk everything for a once-in-a-lifetime love?

REVIEW

Coming soon!  Hopefully my life slows down soon as well!

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

BLOG TOUR: Love Unexpected by G.G. Vandagriff

LOVE UNEXPECTED
by G.G. Vandagriff

ABOUT THE BOOK


When the widowed Lady Marianne Deveridge is invited to spend the season in London with her friend Lady Penelope Wellingham, she has no idea that Penny and Beau have another guest: Captain Ernest Saunders, Beau’s brother. Matchmaking is definitely afoot. However, after having been married to wandering explorer, Marianne has no intention of becoming involved with a wandering sea captain.

Her first sight of Captain Saunders in all his robust masculinity brings every one of her senses to attention. She knows then that her resolve will be difficult to keep.

Almost immediately upon making the captain’s acquaintance, Marianne becomes the focus of a mysterious villain who is devising a horse racing fraud. What has she seen to endanger a deadly felon? She has no idea.

Captain Saunders makes it his business to keep Marianne safe, and the two of them are brought closer by their investigation into the dark side of horse racing. Still, she thinks she is managing to resist his charms.

It is not until her very survival is at stake that she realizes how interwoven their lives have become. Will her heart ever recover once she watches another ship put out to sea?

REVIEW

Coming Soon!

LINKS

Buy link: http://a.co/32STpYz

TOUR SCHEDULE

April 30th - Peggy Urry / Bookworm Lisa
May 1st - Min Reads and Reviews / Literary Time Out (spotlights)
May 4th - The Bibliophile Files / Katie’s Clean Book Collection

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