Debutante In Disguise – Eleanor Webster

A Debutante In Disguise

 

Determined to help people, Letty Barton has a double life – she’s a trained doctor! No-one must know ‘Dr Hatfield’ is actually a woman. Called to an emergency, she comes face to face with her patient’s brother, Lord Anthony Ashcroft.

They’d once shared a spark-filled flirtation – now he’s a brooding, scarred war-hero. But how long will it be before he recognises her, beneath her disguise, and the sparks begin to fly once more?

A Debutante in Disguise by #EleonorWebster is an inspirational story of Letty Barton, an intelligent, courageous and independent young woman who defies a very restrictive society to follow her dream.

It highlights the enormous difficulties faced by women of that era in balancing their professional aspirations with personal lives.

Set in a time when women weren’t allowed in professions deemed suitable only for men, the story is engrossing from start to finish. I enjoyed reading it.

Thank you Mills And Boon for the opportunity to review #DebutanteInDisguise.

 

 

Redemption Bay Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour of Redemption Bay!

So glad you could join us!

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Redemption Bay is the new novel from New York Times bestselling author #RaeAnneThayne.

McKenzie Shaw would do anything for her beloved hometown of Haven Point. It may be small and struggling, but it’s never let her down, unlike gorgeous, infuriating Ben Kilpatrick.

He left Haven Point behind years ago, for good reason. Yet seeing the town through McKenzie’s eyes could change his mind.

If he can resolve the animosity crackling between them, Ben may have found the place where he can build ties and find healing, a place where love arrives when it is least expected.

I would love to live in Haven Point, a picturesque lake town surrounded by snow-topped mountains and kind, caring residents who are always there for each other. Who wouldn’t? 

McKenzie, the sweet and very capable mayor of this sleepy place, happens to love it more than most. So much so, she is willing to put up with Ben Kilpatrick, the man responsible for destroying more than just the town’s economy.

Ben on the other hand, has his own demons to put to rest, and then leave, asap. The last thing he needed was some pretty, perky mayor forcing the virtues of Haven Point down his throat. 

For McKenzie and Ben, this is a blessed second chance, and I enjoyed seeing their relationship change and grow.  

If you like sweet love stories, speckled with cute puppies, giggling kids and lots of small town intrigue, Redemption Bay is the book for you. 

Thank you @MillsandBoon for the invite to participate in this wonderful #Blogtour.

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Blog Tour – The Pursuits Of Lord Kit Cavanaugh

Welcome to the Blog Tour of The Pursuits Of Lord Kit Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens!

So glad you could join us.

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THE CAVANAUGHS are unlike any other family in early Victorian England. #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens continues to explore the enthralling world of these dynamic siblings in the eagerly anticipated second volume in her captivating series.

A Gentleman of Means

One of the most eligible bachelors in London, Lord Christopher “Kit” Cavanaugh has discovered his true path and it doesn’t include the expected society marriage. Kit is all business and has chosen the bustling port of Bristol to launch his passion-Cavanaugh Yachts.

A Woman of Character

Miss Sylvia Buckleberry’s passion is her school for impoverished children. When a new business venture forces the school out of its building, she must act quickly. But confronting Kit Cavanaugh is a daunting task made even more difficult by their first and only previous meeting, when, believing she’d never see him again, she’d treated him dismissively. Still, Sylvia is determined to be persuasive.

An Unstoppable Duo

But it quickly becomes clear there are others who want the school-and Cavanaugh Yachts-closed. Working side by side, Kit and Sylvia fight to secure her school and to expose the blackguard trying to sabotage his business. Yet an even more dastardly villain lurks, one who threatens the future both discover they now hold dear.

As usual, the inspirational Ms Laurens delivers as promised. The Pursuits of Lord Kit Cavanaugh has all the hallmarks of her classic historic romances, boasting vast knowledge of the era, brought to life through the trials and tribulations of the locals on Bristol’s dockside.

All is going well for strong, independent-minded Silva, until rake extraordinaire, Kit Cavanaugh appears and ruins all her hard work. Given their past, brief encounter, Silvia is not surprised by the handsome Lord’s haughty behaviour, and I love how she refuses to stand for it.

Kit believes he is definitely not the marrying kind. Then the beautiful, passionate Silvia, barges into his office. How had he mistaken the fiery beauty for a prude at his brother’s wedding? Now, Kit wants to know every little detail about the school teacher.

The Pursuits Of Lord Kit Cavanaugh is a sweet romance, charting the gently evolving relationship between Silvia and Kit, with some thrilling action bits woven in for good measure.

Though a sequel, it is pretty much stand alone. If you are a fan of Stephanie Laurens, this book is for you.

Thank you Mills And Boon and Mills And Boon Insiders for the wonderful opportunity to participate in this great blog tour.

 

Book Review – The Earl’s Countess Of Convenience

Mills & Boon kindly asked me to review The Earl’s Countess Of Convenience by Marguerite Kaye.

A countess in name only…

…tempted by a night with her husband!

Part of Penniless Brides of Convenience: Eloise Brannagh has witnessed first-hand the damage unruly passion can cause. Yet she craves freedom, so a convenient marriage to the Earl of Fearnoch seems the perfect solution!

Except Alexander Sinclair is more handsome, more intriguing, more everything, than Eloise anticipated. Having set her own rules for their marriage, her irresistible husband might just tempt Eloise to break them!

The Earl’s Countess Of Convenience is an enjoyable historical romance with engaging characters, who portray a real sense of the societal norms in the early eighteen hundreds.

Though I found the book slow at the beginning, it picks up soon as the chemistry between Eloise and Alexander develops.

I was left guessing about the ending, till the ending!

Thank you Mills & Boon and Netgalley for the opportunity review The Earl’s Countess Of Convenience.

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Book Review – You Say It First

Mills & Boon have kindly asked me to provide my honest review of You Say It First by Susan Mallery. So here it is:

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You Say It First by is a gently simmering romance set in a wedding town.

Pallas Saunders adores running her quirky wedding venue, Weddings in a Box. But if she can’t turn the floundering business around, she’ll have no choice but to trade taffeta for a stable career.

Sculptor Nick Mitchell is struggling to fill his time between commissions, so takes a day job as carpenter at Weddings in a Box… The job has its perks—mainly the captivating owner, Pallas.

Then when a desperate bride wants something completely new, Nick inspires Pallas to think outside the box. Could building a dream wedding be the start of their fairytale?

Though I usually prefer love stories with a tad more tension and conflict, I did like this book mainly because of the sweet lead characters and their colourful friends and family. The novel paints an interesting image of life in a small town, where views are entrenched in legacy and history.

For those who enjoy a cosy, slow-burner to while away the winter blues, #YouSayItFirst would be a good choice.

My gratitude to Mills & Boon and NetGalley for the opportunity to review this book.

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Homage to great writers – Louise L. Hay

For all of us book lovers, there are certain authors, who have influenced us through the years. Whether fiction or non-fiction, these books have helped transform our perceptions.

The first in this series of homages to great writers is to the incomparable Louise Hay, founder of Hay House, the publishing company. Very few authors transcend their writing and inspire us by their approach to life’s unpredictable ebb and flow. Louise Hay was one of them.

‘You Can Heal Your Life’ which she published in 1984, sold over 30 million copies world-wide. She went on to produce many other books until her passing in 2017.

Louise Hay’s positive affirmations and motivational teachings continue to support millions. If you haven’t already come across her works, they are highly recommended.

Garden sheds and Spanish Steps

Roald Dahl famously wrote from his garden shed. John Keats based himself in the heart of the Eternal City, at the foot of the Spanish Steps.

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Whether it is a blogger, scriptwriter, poet or novelist, each has their particular ‘Creative Space’ where they produce their masterpieces.

So, what is that elusive, stimulating place and how do you find yours?

The answer depends on where you are most relaxed and least distracted. For inspiration to flow unabated, the mind must be calm and receptive.

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For some, busy coffee shops and book stores provide the perfect ambience to spark their imagination. Others prefer the tranquillity only nature can bestow, and sit under a tree, by a bubbling brook or, in a park in the middle of the city.

Truth is, you don’t need to go anywhere to find your writing nirvana. Curling up on the sofa with a notepad and pen can be just as rewarding from a creative perspective.

With some trial and error, you too will make your own creative space.

 

New year’s resolutions and other disappointments

Yes, it’s that time of the year, again. Everyone is taking stock of their highlights and achievements over the past year. I usually plan to do two or three things every January, and by the time December rolls in, I would have forgotten two or three of them.

This year, miraculously, I managed to stay on track. I’d intended undertaking some things that scared me. However, I knew I won’t be able to face my fears without some help. It came in the form of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as Tapping), which freed me from a number of phobias and fixations, to the point where I can comfortably share my fears.

Though I’d been writing for many years, I struggled to share my work, even with close friends and family. Through EFT inquiry, I was able to understand the root causes of my reluctance, which revolved around exposure. Nervousness, self-consciousness and a general lack of confidence in my writing had held me back from publishing my novels.

Having worked those issues out, I plucked up the courage to start small, by writing a blog. As the blog started to receive positive feedback, I felt empowered to share more, and eventually took the humongous step of publishing my debut romance, Krish. At first, I didn’t publicise the release. However, as the download numbers increased, and positive feedback poured in, I felt encouraged to overcome my greatest hurdle, Social Media. I recently signed up to Tweeter (@BhogaytaNina) and Insta (@NJBhogayta). Still getting the hang of them… Don’t know how to get the links.

For once, I’ve actually managed to complete my to-do list for the year. How about you? How are you getting on with your new year’s resolutions?

 

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