2014/07/28

Lady Phillipa's Peril - Review & Book Tour

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SteenaLadys Phillipas Peril2Travelling to her fianc├ęs estate for her forthcoming marriage, Lady Phillipa Frencham counts herself as the happiest of young women. She is to wed Lord Hector Thurston, Baron of West Mead. The only bane in her life is her treacherous brother-in-law to be, Lord Demetrius who takes every opportunity to seduce her. How can she tell Hector of his brother’s ardour for her? To do so could result in a duel and ruin the wedding, even tear the family apart. However, she is unaware that Hector too may not be all he seems; and who is the new comer, the charming Lady Amaryllis Wilbraham?

On her arrival at the Manor, Phillipa receives a threatening note, ‘Marry at Your Peril’ which Hector casually dismisses as a poor joke. Enter the Duke of Denfordshire, who immediately enchanted with Phillipa, is determined to make her his own. Phillipa in turn fights with her heart, and her conscience, as danger besets her from all sides.

 

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Review:

I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.

Well, I loved this one too!  Lady Phillipa's Peril is the third installment of this series.  Though it is part of a set of books, all of these books stand alone.  You can pick this one up and not be lost.  The story does tie in at the end with the characters from the first two books.

Lady Phillipa is probably one of the best representations of how, I'm sure, many women feel.  Family above self.  She's very self-sacrificing when it comes to her family.  I admire her selflessness as well as her tenacity.  In the time period of this story, women were just at the beginning of asserting their rights.  Seen, but not heard.  Lady Phillipa and her friends help pave the way for the generations to come with respect to women's rights.

I'm a historical fiction nut.  I absolutely love period pieces, especially when the author is as close to historically accurate as Katy Walters is in this series.  I thoroughly enjoyed the action, adventure, romance, and danger as they were presented in Lady Phillipa's story.




About the author:

katy
Thank you for having me here today.

My main loves are writing, painting and singing. I began work as a PA but to my joy was spotted by an agent in London and had an exciting career as a singer, meeting and singing with some wonderful people. Singing meant a lot of traveling both in the UK and abroad. At one time, I toured Germany and Turkey singing for the American troops, which was a fantastic experience. But then, my husband and I wanted a family, so I said good-bye to the singing career, although I did the occasional gig. Having children is such a precious time, and I would say to anyone, treasure it, it goes so quickly and before you know it, you’re waving them off to Uni or pursuing their own dreams and their own homes.

I have always had a deep interest in psychology for various reasons, and especially the area of neurosis arising from abuse. Later, I was to study how we could use our body, mind and spirit to relieve pain and overcome some life-threatening diseases. One important thing here is, I always told my patients to continue with medical treatment along with the complementary and spiritual methods, for I believe medical research and medication is also a gift from God, Spirit or the Universe, as each of us wishes to name it.

I have loved writing from a child and during the years of study, research and treating some wonderful people, whom I called my friends, I would write at night, mainly short stories, and reams of poetry. I wanted to learn how to write self-help books for my clients, so I took creative writing courses at university, which led to writing a novel. So self-help novels turned to fiction but even so, I hope the novels help the reader through their own challenges, as the characters experience love, loss, passion, jealousy, illness, joy and conflict, even the threat of death.

At present, I am writing the third book in the series ‘Lady Phillipa’s Peril’ and also putting together some ideas for the self-help book.

This has been so enjoyable thank you.

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2014/07/24

Second Chance Bride - Book Review & Giveaway




After being jilted, practically at the altar, Genie Wainwright heads to Hawaii to escape the well-meant pity party her friends and family are bound to throw on her behalf. What she never expects is to find someone to help her mend her broken heart.

Donnie Taylor, owner of the posh Sapphire Bay Resort, has no interest in marriage—until he meets an unforgettable guest at the hotel. What starts out as a kindhearted gesture brings Donnie something he never expects—love!

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Author Sandra Edwards
NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY Bestselling Author Sandra Edwards writes award-winning romance in a variety of subgenres such as paranormal (mostly time travel and reincarnation), contemporary, and suspense. She lives in the U.S. (west coast) with her husband, two kids, four dogs and one very temperamental feline. Sandra’s books often push the envelope and step outside the boundaries of conventional romance. For more info on Sandra’s books, visit her website at www.sandrawrites.com. Sign up for Sandra’s NEW RELEASE ALERT at http://bit.ly/1k31XDr.

 

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Review:

I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.

This was an extremely quick and easy read.  I enjoyed the story and the characters.  The story flows easily.  I only would like to have had more of it to read.

I was really getting into the story and then it was over.  I felt a just little bit unsatisfied with it.  Please don't get me wrong, it's a good story, just not a long one.  For me, there wasn't enough meat to the main characters' stories.  Maybe not quite enough struggle.  Though the story line comes together for Genie and Donnie well.

If you are looking for a light, quick summer read you will not go wrong with this book.  This story is definitely a great one for that week at the beach or the long flight to your destination.  Enjoy!


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