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Never Getting Back Together by Krysti Meyer

  Never Getting Back Together by Krysti Meyer Description: Available 12/12/23 Quinn is hustling to make her dream of owning her own business come true. But first, she'll have to survive a week of hosting her small town's Founder's Festival with her ex. Could Quinn Kelley's summer be more stressful? She's hustling to complete the certification program she needs to launch her own business. She has enough ongoing family drama to keep up with a Kardashian. And, oh yeah, her ex-boyfriend is back in town for the first time in years. Quinn would have been perfectly happy to continue pretending Ty Rossi doesn't exist. But when their mutual friend has a family emergency and has to leave town suddenly, Quinn and Ty are left in charge of their town's Founder's Festival. If they can survive an entire week of co-hosting events without murdering each other, it'll be a miracle. Their tempers ignite like flames set to paper anytime they're together. But the mor

Book Tour: Christmas in a Castle

Win one of 3 Paperback Copies!  Enter daily as you visit each stop.  11/27 11/28 11/29 11/30 12/1 12/2 12/3 Abbigail Raine 12/4 Hiding in the Pages 12/5 Why Not Because I Said So 12/6 MinReads15

Kindle Daily Deal: A NOVEL DISGUISE by Samantha Larsen

A NOVEL DISGUISE ebook is a Kindle Daily Deal for $1.99 only 11/15/23! Read it at this incredible price . “Rich with detail about life in the 18th century . . . Wildly enjoyable.” —Publishers Weekly “Class differences, prejudice, and the lack of women’s rights drive this enjoyable mystery.” —Kirkus Reviews “Memorable characters and deftly crafted (and surprising!) plot twists make ‘A Novel Disguise’ a riveting read from cover to cover” —Midwest Book Reviews “A clever play on Regency-style novels . . . [It] will interest fans of Bridgerton.” —Historical Novel Society “A crazy fun read . . . Everything in this debut book will make you a fan.” —Cozy Mystery Book Reviews “A perfect beach read.” —Red Carpet Crash #KindleDailyDeal #ANovelDisguise #CrookedLaneBooks @crookedlanebooks #Cozy #CozyMurderyMystery #Mystery #HistoricalFiction #Historicalmystery #LadyLibrarianMystery #Kindledeal #ebookdeal #ebooksale #SamanthaLarsen #SamanthaHastings

Library Journal: Debutante with a Dangerous Past

  Full review:  Nancy Black wants to escape her scandalous  past , but falling in love  with  Lord Matthew Stringham was not in her plans. As Nancy attempts to stay out of trouble and be the perfect  debutante , her  past catches  up  with  her, jeopardizing her life, love, and hopes for  a  safe, comfortable future. Full of intrigue and mystery, Hastings's Regency rags-to-riches story will keep readers hooked. The plot moves along quickly, and the language is reflective of the time period. The central romance is introduced almost immediately and grows throughout the story. The criminal  past  of the main character adds mystery and tension, keeping readers wondering what will happen next. VERDICT  With  romance, mystery, and scandal, Hastings's latest book (after The Marquess and the Runaway Lady) has it all. Perfect for  a quick  weekend read and for fans of Regency romance.—(Library Journal, vol 148, issue 7, p1)


  Visit each stop for a chance to win one of 3 Paperback copies of RETURN OF THE QUEEN! October 2 Holly’s Book Corner : Review              October 3 Mindy Reads: Review                October 4             So Many Pages: Review            October 5             Singing Librarian Books : Review + Excerpt                       October 6             Korbie the Ravenous Reader : Review                 October 8             Why Not? Because I Said So: Review + Excerpt       October 9             Hiding in the Pages: Review                       October 10          Ashleigh’s Bookshelf: Review        Preorder now! Add to your Goodreads TBR list.    #ReturnOfTheQueen #SamanthaHastings #Fantasy #RomanticFantasy #WomenWarriors 


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Book Tour: The Cash Countess by Samantha Hastings

 *Win one of 3 paperback copies! Visit each stop to enter. July 2: Review Ashleigh's Bookshelf    July 3: Review Tell Me a Great Story   July 5: Review Work Kids N Books   July 6: Review + Excerpt Singing Librarian Books July 7: Review The Clever Reader July 8: Review Hiding in the Pages July 9: Review Books are Sanity July 10: Review Holly's Book Corner #TheCashCountess #SamanthaHastings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Read for free in Kindle Unlimited! Historical Romance The Duchess Contract  Free ebook Christmas in a Castle (11/27/23) The Cash Countess The Last Word The Girl with the Golden Eyes Fantasy Return of the Queen  (10/2/23) Nonfiction Jane Austen Trivia I am Made up of Words: Poems by Samantha Hastings #KindleUnlimited 

The Cash Countess by Samantha Hastings

The Cash Countess Rapunzel meets "Downton Abbey" in this sweet Gilded Age romance! Miss Cordelia Jones is an American Princess, but her story is no fairytale. Eighteen-year-old Cordelia Jones is locked in her tower until she promises to marry Lord Thomas Ashby, the eighth Earl of Farnham. Cordelia doesn’t want to leave her American home or Stuyvesant Bradley, whom she has loved since childhood. But Stuyvesant leaves on a trip and Cordelia is pressured by her overbearing mother to marry a stranger. Coerced into a loveless marriage, Cordelia finds herself an alien in a decaying English country house where customs and manners are so different from home. Worst yet, accidents seem to befall her at every corner. The more she begins to care for her husband, the more perilous her life becomes. Is she unlucky, or is someone trying to kill the newest cash countess?  

Sanctuary for Seers by Kathleen Baldwin

  SANCTUARY FOR SEERS by Kathleen Baldwin Review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I absolutely devoured the last book in the Stranje House series. Seraphina is called a mouse, but she shows her strength and her power to heal throughout the story. I love how she picks up on little details like Sherlock Holmes, but she also sees demons (so cool). The girl that was abandoned by her family and often overlooked shines when she finally accepts herself and helps others heal from their trauma. Author Kathleen Baldwin does offer the exciting conclusion and final battle this series deserves, but the beauty is in the details.  I love all the books in the Stranje House series and I would highly recommend them to teens and adults.  #spygirls #adventure #mystery #romance #regency

Canary Girls by Jennifer Chiaverini

Canary Girls by Jennifer Chiaverini Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A fascinating story about female munition workers during WWI who also played football (soccer); they were called the Canary girls. There are three POVs and they are all compelling. April is young and joins the factory for better hours and pay then being in service. Lucy’s husband is a soldier and she works to be able to keep their home and meet the bills. She will also do anything to bring her husband home and hopes her contribution makes a difference. Helen’s father was German and she’s a suffragette. She marries Mr. Purcell whose father owns several factories. One of which is converted to munitions. The TNT in the bombs turns the women’s skin yellow and bleached the color from their hair. Some munitionettes even died from blood poisoning. The characters and their lives are fascinating. The author truly brings this time period and these incredible women to life. A must read for all historical fiction fans. Don’t miss the author’s note

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour: A NOVEL DISGUISE

  I am delighted for my Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour to begin! The first stop is where I share 10 Frightful Fashions from the Eighteenth Century. Learn how they used mouse fur on their face! #ANovelDisguise #CrookedLane #SamanthaLarsen #SamanthaHastings #Cozy #CozyMystery #Mystery #HistoricalMystery @crookedlanebooks #GreatEscapesVirtualBookTours

Great Escapes Blog Tour: A NOVEL DISGUISE

  May 9 –   I'm Into Books  –  AUTHOR GUEST POST May 9 –  Maureen's Musings  – SPOTLIGHT May 10 –  The Mystery of Writing  – CHARACTER  GUEST POST May 10 –  Socrates Book Reviews  – SPOTLIGHT May 11 –  Reading Is My SuperPower  – REVIEW May 11 –  fundinmental  – SPOTLIGHT May 12 –  Literary Gold  – AUTHOR INTERVIEW May 12 –  Sapphyria's Book Reviews  - SPOTLIGHT May 13 –  Ruff Drafts  – AUTHOR GUEST POST May 13 –  Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book  – SPOTLIGHT May 14 –  Cozy Up With Kathy  – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW May 15 –  Celticlady's Reviews  – SPOTLIGHT May 16 –  Baroness Book Trove  – SPOTLIGHT May 16 –  Carstairs Considers  – REVIEW May 17 –  Christy's Cozy Corners  – REVIEW May 18 –  Jane Reads  – CHARACTER INTERVIEW May 19 –  Novels Alive  – REVIEW May 20 –  Guatemala Paula Loves to Read  – REVIEW May 21 –  #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee  – SPOTLIGHT May 22 –  Christa Reads and Writes  – SPOTLIGHT

Discussion Questions: An Improbable Season by Rosalyn Eves

An Improbable Season by Rosalyn Eves Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ An absolutely charming story about three cousins who go to London for the season! Thalia is a poet. Charis is a naturalist. And Kalli hopes to find love and fun at the parties. Nothing goes to plan, but the young ladies learn who they are and discover love. I adored every word! A must read for Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer fans. An Improbably Season by Rosalyn Eves Discussion Questions 1.     In what ways is the character’s season “Improbable”? 2.     After Kalli is accidentally “compromised” should she accept the marriage proposal? Is her decision based on her own wishes or the good of the family? 3.     Why do you think Thalia ignores Adam’s advice about Mr. James Darby? How is James like the other romantic poets of the day: Percy Shelley and Lord Byron? 4.     How is Charis and Mr. Leveson’s romance like Pride and Prejudice ? Which character do you think represents Pride and which one Prejudice ? 5.     Which sister should apolog

Preorder Gift: A Novel Disguise

  Preorder and receive:  * Purchase  of an ebook, paperback, or audiobook are all eligible.  -Free ebook of THE GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN EYES -Signed Bookplate -Bookmark *The First 100 entries will receive a Book Necklace  (this page will be updated to reflect when they are no longer available) Ends May 15, 2023. Book Description: (Cozy Murder Mystery) When Miss Tiffany Woodall assumes the identity of her half-brother after his death, she realizes she isn’t the only one with a secret to hide in this historical series debut, perfect for fans of Deanna Raybourn and Sherry Thomas. 1784 London.  Miss Tiffany Woodall didn’t murder her half-brother, but she did bury him in the back garden so that she could keep her cottage. Now, the confirmed spinster has to pretend to be Uriah and fulfill his duties as the Duke of Beaufort’s librarian while searching Astwell Palace for Uriah’s missing diamond pin, the only thing of value they own. Her ruse is almost up when she is discovered by Mr. Samir Lathro

Book Review: Queen Bee by Amalie Howard

Queen Bee by Amalie Howard *Can you find the 5 bees that I added to the graphic?  Amalie Howard has created a delightful mashup of Regency England and a modern high school romance. Her diverse cast is endearing and empowering. Their clothes might be so 1817, but their speech is very modern. One can’t help but root for Ela as she extracts her revenge on the mean girl, “Queen Bee.” Set in the 1810s, the stakes are much higher. Lady Ela loses everything because of Poppy’s lies. Her good name/title. Her home. Her father. She comes to London under a new name and means to make everyone who betrayed her pay—Machiavellian style. Including the marquess who broke her heart. Themes of accountability and forgiveness and weaves seamlessly through the story. This charming historical romcom is the perfect Bridgerton for teens (and adults)!

Book Review: A Multitude of Dreams by Mara Rutherford

A Multitude of Dreams by Mara Rutherford Inspired by “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe , this YA fantasy has a strong gothic vibe. Plagues, pogroms, and zombie vampires, oh my! It’s tone is dark and thought-provoking. There’s even a fake princess who has to pretend to be the princess who died. The plot is fascinating and twisty. And let’s just admit—the cover is drop dead gorgeous!

Free eBook of William Shakespeare's The Sonnets

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Book Review: Return to Satterwhaite Court by Mimi Matthews

  RETURN TO SATTERTHWAITE COURT by Mimi Matthews Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Publication date: April 11, 2023 Another fantastic romance from Mimi Matthews. You’ll want to devour it in one sitting. Charles chases a stray puppy to save it when he meets Kate by chance. The stray bites Kate’s finger and Charles speaks biting words. Despite their “meet rude”, Lady Katherine is intrigued by Charles. She decides to pursue him, even though he’s not entirely sure he wants to get caught. The plot starts in a dash and doesn’t slow down. There is a swoony romance and delightful twists. You don’t have to have read the previous books in the series to enjoy this charming romance. If you have, you’ll love seeing your favorite heroes and heroines as the parents! #ReturntoSatterthwaiteCourt #MimiMatthews #HistoricalRomance #BookReview #BookRecommendation