Archive for April, 2012

The Forgiven Duke Review and Giveaway

Yes, I’m back with a great giveaway opportunity. 

Tethered by her impulsive promise to marry Lord John Lemon—the path of least resistance—Alexandria Featherstone sets off from Ireland to Iceland in search of her parents with a leaden heart. Her glimpse of her guardian, the Duke of St. Easton—the path less traveled by—on Dublin’s shore still haunts her. Will he come after her? Will he drag her back to London, quelling her mission to rescue her treasure-seeking parents, or might he decide to throw caution to the wind and choose Foy Pour Devoir: “Faith for Duty,” the St. Easton motto. The Featherstone mottoValens et Volens: “Willing and Able” beats in her heart and thrums through her veins. She will find her parents and find their love, no matter the cost.

The powerful and wing-clipped Duke of St. Easton has never known the challenge that has become his life since hearing his ward’s name. Alexandria Featherstone will be the life of him or the death of him. Only time and God’s plan will reveal just how much this man can endure for the prize of love.

My Thoughts:  This book is a thrilling sequel to The Guardian Duke.  I love the characters, the descriptive language, and everything else about this book.  To give you a clue as to how much I liked it, I stayed up last night until midnight in order to finish it!  I would highly recommend this book for anyone who likes a good adventure/romance story.

Giveaway Rules:

For a mandatory entry you must leave a comment on this post.  The extra entries detailed below do not have to be completed in order to enter, but they will increase your chances of winning.  Giveaway ends April 27, 2012.  This means you can no longer enter.  This contest is open to residents of Canada and the U.S.A. only.
  1. Subscribe to this blog.  (If you have already done so, put up an extra comment telling me, or else it won’t count.)
  2. Like this blog’s Facebook page.
  3. Like the Guardian Duke page on Facebook.
  4. Share the link to this giveaway on Facebook.
  5. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter.
  6. Post about this giveaway on your blog/website.  When you comment for this extra entry, include the link.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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A Short Break

I’m going to take a short break from book blogging.  I recently started up a new blog in Blogger and I want to devote my time to it for a short time.  Don’t worry…I won’t be gone forever.

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My Apology

I just want to apologize for my lack of posting for a few days.  I’ve been busy for the last few days, but I hope to start posting again soon,.

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I’ve Been Tagged!

Miss Georgiana Darcy has tagged me!

This is a tag with very elevenish rules:
1. Post these rules
2. Post 11 random things about yourself (optional)
3. Answer the questions the tagger posted for you in their post.
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them that they have been tagged

Here are the 11 random things about me.

  • Purple is my favorite color.  I prefer a dark, rich purple to a lighter lavender color.
  • I just switched my Jane Austen blog from WordPress to Blogger.  I’m slowly but surely adapting myself to Blogger.
  • I have the whole set (almost!) of the Elsie Dinsmore series.
  • My favorite breakfast food to make is coffeecake.  I’m really good at it (IMHO).
  • I love reading books by the Brontë sisters – I just finished Agnes Grey and I loved it.
  • I entered a giveaway today.
  • I love, love, love music – classical, from a Jane Austen film, just anything beautiful.
  • My favorite blog is Old-Fashioned Charm.
  • I started blogging a little over a year ago.
  • My shoe size is a woman’s twelve.
  • Little Dorrit is my favorite movie.  Period.

Here are Miss Darcy’s questions.

1: What is your favorite kind of tea?  A fruity tea – it doesn’t matter what brand.
 
2: What are your five absolutely-most favorite movies?  Ooooh, I love this question.  🙂  In order of liking – Little Dorrit, Sense and Sensibility 1995, Emma 2009, Pride and Prejudice 2005, The Inheritance 1997
 
3: What are some fashion trends – from the present or the past – that you love and actually wear?  Um, I don’t wear anything from the past so I’ll just say that my favorite style is tailored.
 
4: What are three inspirational/devotional books that you love?  Daily Light, The New Girl, and Let’s Weigh The Evidence
 
5: What is your favorite artist or picture?  Hmmmm, I don’t really know…
 
6: If you had to describe your own looks as a character in a novel, what would you write?  Or your own looks as you wish they were.  You can have an imagination, y’know.  
 
Meg had long, dark-brown hair, and blue eyes with dark, quite long lashes.  She was quite tall and wore a silver ring on her left, middle finger.
 
7: What kind of music do you listen to most of the time?  Music from Jane Austen films.
 
8: What literary secondary character are you most like?  I like Jane Bennet from Pride and Prejudice a lot…especially when she’s played by the lovely Rosamund Pike.
 
9: What literary secondary hero-like characters do you love? (I know you can think of a million main characters.  So can I.  So I’m making it harder.)  I like John Chivery a lot…and I hope he did get a good wife because he deserves one.
 
10: What are your opinions of the subject of poetry?  I don’t really like poetry very much.
 
11: Which author’s writing styles do you admire the most?  I like Jane Austen, of course, because of her wit…she can always make me laugh and Charles Dickens is a really, really good writer too.  I think it’s a tie between them.
 
Here are my 11 questions.
  1. If you could meet a character from a book in real life, who would you meet?
  2. What is the worst movie you’ve ever watched?
  3. What is your favorite color?
  4. Who makes you laugh the most?
  5. What do you think it would feel like to fly?
  6. Have you ever met a famous person?
  7. How many blogs do you have?
  8. Have you ever read a book by one of the Brontës?
  9. What fictional place would you most like to travel to?
  10. How many followers do you have on your blog?
  11. What is your favorite literary quote?

Since I never like leaving people out, I tag everyone.  If you happen to stumble across my blog, feel free to think yourself tagged (because you are).

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