May 202018
 

Hi dear friends! I’m so excited to take part in this special announcement today as it is about one of my favorite books by Karen Cox!!!  I’ve loved everything I’ve read by Karen Cox, but I especially adored her poignant and expressive love story, At the Edge of the Sea when I first read it 5 years ago!  Today, Karen has a very exciting announcement about this lovely work!!

From the Author

Thank you so much for letting me visit with you and your readers today! I’m really excited about the upcoming summer release of Son of a Preacher Man. It’s a special book for me, an original story inspired by Pride and Prejudice, that was originally published as At the Edge of the Sea in 2013. For its five-year birthday, I’ve re-edited it, given back its original title, Son of a Preacher Man, and with the help of Shari Ryan, of Madhat Covers, and Joshua Hollis, who created the image, I’ve given it a new cover too.

~ Book Description ~

“I forget that you’re a fella sometimes.”

“Gee, thanks.”

I never forgot that she was a girl. Not for one second…

1959. The long, hot Southern summer bakes the sleepy town of Orchard Hill. Billy Ray Davenport, an aspiring physician and only son of an indomitable traveling minister, is a young man with a plan that starts with working in a small-town doctor’s office before he begins medical school in the fall. Handsome, principled, and keenly observant, he arrives in town to lodge with the Millers, the local doctor’s family. He never bargained for Lizzie Quinlan—a complex, kindred spirit who is beautiful and compassionate, yet scorned by the townsfolk. Could a girl with a reputation be different than she seems? With her quirky wisdom and a spine of steel hidden beneath an effortless sensuality, Lizzie is about to change Billy Ray’s life—and his heart—forever.

A realistic look at first love, told by an idealistic young man, Son of a Preacher Man is a heartwarming coming of age tale set in a simpler time.

~ Expected release date July 1st! ~

And without further ado….here is the big reveal!!!

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May 142018
 

Hope everyone is enjoying a lovely Monday so far!

Thank you to everyone who responded and entered to win in the recent ARC giveaway contest!  I’m always so glad to see some lovely previously owned Austenesque books find new homes! 😉

A special thank you to Jean and Reina for contributing many of the lovely books featured in this giveaway! Thank you so much for your generosity!

Without further ado… the randomly selected winners are…

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May 062018
 

Hope everyone is enjoying a lovely weekend!  I’m so excited to announce several giveaway winners in this post!

First I want to thank the lovely authors who so kindly visited my blog (both for their first time!!) – Jennifer Redlarczyk and Leigh Dreyer. I loved the fun excerpt Jennifer shared from A Very Merry Mix-up, didn’t you?  And it was great to learn about The Best Laid Flights Plans, I can’t wait to read a Pride and Prejudice story filled with characters serving in the US Air Force and living on military bases! Thank you to Jennifer and Leigh for sponsoring such lovely giveaways to go with their posts!

In addition, thank you all for the wonderful response to my review of The Ladies of Ivy Cottage and giveaway of The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill.  I know Julie Klassens books aren’t exactly considered Austenesque, but I think many readers who love Jane Austen’s world and characters will love her stories as much as I do! 😉

Without further ado… the randomly selected winners are…  Continue reading »