Saturday, September 14, 2019

Book Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: The Rescue by Tanya Eavenson

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Rescue by Tanya Eavenson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: The Rescue 
Series: All Roads Lead to Texas #1  
Author: Tanya Eavenson  
Release Date: September 2, 2019
Genre: Historical Fiction

Sometimes the path to freedom is found in an unexpected future.

Upon the death of her mother, Rosalind Standford’s life shatters, the pieces scattering to the wind when she is forced into a betrothal to a cunning banker. But when a telegram arrives announcing the man who captured her heart is on a train to Boston, Rosalind must hide her true feelings before the thin cord of her existence unravels the deadly secrets she keeps.

Cowboy Trent Easton returns to his roots in Boston society to find his childhood friend, the love of his heart. Instead he finds a broken woman engaged to a man close to her father’s age. Though she once rejected him, when Trent learns she’s in danger, he determines to do whatever it takes to keep her safe—even taking her to the altar in the black of night. But will his name and the remote wilds of his Texas ranch be enough to protect her? Or will freedom cost them their lives?

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Securing the wire, Trent reached for the bandana in his pocket, then wiped the back of his neck. He shielded his eyes as Matthew came to an abrupt halt.
“Your father sent me. You’re needed at the house.”
“Is everything all right?”
“I’m not sure. All I know is your mother is crying. Go. I’ll finish.”
Trent ran for his horse and leapt into the saddle. He goaded the animal to a full gallop and strained forward as if doing so would quicken his arrival. Mother seldom cried. Was she hurt? Had something happened to one of the cowhands? Dear God, give me strength to face whatever’s come our way.
He jumped from the saddle before his horse came to a stop, rushed up onto the porch, and blasted through the front door. “Father?”
“I’m here, son.” Solemn faced, his father exited the kitchen into the living room. Sounds of his mother’s hiccups reached Trent’s ears.
“Why is Mother crying?”
“She received a letter from Boston. You remember the Standfords?”
He nodded. Of course he remembered them. One in particular.
“There’s been a death.”
Trent’s legs wobbled. He steadied himself against the back of a chair, his rough callouses pressing against the wood as fear clawed its way up his throat. “Rosalind?”
His father’s brows furrowed. “No. Her mother … Sarah. Apparently, she was buried almost a year ago. I’m not sure why the letter took so long getting here, maybe it got lost, but I received word in the mail today from Mr. Standford. Your mother knew Sarah was ill, but not like this. She died of consumption.”
Mrs. Standford dead these last twelve months—she’d been a second mother to him during his childhood—and not one letter, not one word from Rosalind. Not for over a year now. He’d proposed marriage, and then, silence. Had she stopped writing because of her mother’s passing? Or had she found someone else? “How is everyone?” He cleared his throat. “How’s Rosalind?”
“I’m not sure. Roger didn’t say, but your mother has expressed a desire to return to Boston and see how Rosalind is managing. You know Rosalind’s sister was married and had her own life even before we left. Your mother is set on visiting, so I’ll accompany her. Would you care to join us? We’d like for you to, but the choice is yours. I believe Matthew can handle the ranch while we’re gone.”
Hadn’t Trent just told himself he never wanted to go back? The last time he’d seen Rosalind, she’d looked so lovely in the moonlight. He’d taken her hand before she’d turned to leave, and the warmth had left him tingling long after she’d gone. The smell of roses would always remind him of her.
He clasped his hands on the back of the chair. His sandpaper callouses weren’t the only reasons he no longer belonged in Boston, but they were evidence enough of the unmistakable changes inside him. Never again would he fit in, mingling with high society and attending endless parties. He belonged with the bluebonnets and longhorns on his ranch, where working hard and getting his hands dirty brought a satisfaction he’d never dreamed of while growing up in the city.
Trent wasn’t the only one in the family who’d changed. Back in Boston, his father had owned one of the largest banks in the city, a position which commanded respect but also left little time for family. Although the move to Graham had fulfilled his father’s dream of being a rancher, Trent had also found his place in this world. And he’d gained a father.
He met his father’s gaze. “If I join you, I’ll need to be back in time to drive the herd to market.”
“I’ll make sure of it.”



Tanya Eavenson is an international bestselling and award-winning inspirational romance author. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, and reading a good book. You can find her at her website  

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Book Tour, Review & Giveaway: Evermore by Jody Hedlund #EverTour

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(The Lost Princesses #0.5)
By Jody Hedlund
Christian YA Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 136 Pages
August 13th 2019 by Northern Lights Press

A fierce elite guard. A loyal lady in waiting. They must work together to save three princesses from certain death.

On the verge of dying after giving birth to twins, the queen of Mercia pleads with Lady Felicia to save her infant daughters. With the castle overrun by King Ethelwulf’s invading army, Lady Felicia vows to do whatever she can to take the newborn princesses and their three-year old sister to safety, even though it means sacrificing everything she holds dear, possibly her own life.

Gravely wounded in battle and knowing all is lost to his enemy, the king of Mercia tasks Lance, one of his fiercest elite guards, to protect his family along with keys to an ancient treasure. As Lance makes plans to sneak the princesses out of the capital city, he doesn’t need or want Lady Felicia’s help.

With the dark enemy in pursuit, Lance and Felicia must put aside their differences to outrun King Ethelwulf and prevent him from killing the princesses. In a desperate attempt to hide the young girls, Lance and Felicia agree to a marriage of convenience, a decision that will change their lives—and hearts—forever.

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(The Lost Princesses #1)
By Jody Hedlund
Christian YA Historical
Paperback & ebook, 222 Pages
August 27th 2019 by Northern Lights Press

An ancient key. A secret treasure. And a princess destined to use them both to fight evil and restore peace.

Raised by a noble family, Lady Adelaide has always known she’s an orphan. Little does she realize she’s one of the lost princesses and the true heir to Mercia’s throne…until a visitor arrives at her family estate, reveals her birthright as queen, and thrusts her into a quest for the throne whether she’s ready or not.

Unable to tolerate King Ethelwulf’s cruelty and lawlessness, Christopher Langley left Mercia years earlier, training a group of rebels in neighboring Norland. When he returns home after his mother’s death, he discovers that not only is Adelaide all grown up, but she’s also the rightful queen of Mercia.

When King Ethelwulf discovers Adelaide’s location, he’ll stop at nothing to capture her and the key she holds to the ancient treasure. Christopher is just as determined to protect Adelaide so she can lead the growing rebellion. When feelings ignite between the two old friends, forces threaten to destroy their love and rip them apart forever.

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My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing

My Review

After reading the compelling prequel novella to this series, I couldn't wait to discover the fates of the three lost princesses. Adelaide is the oldest of the three, and discovers her true identity at the beginning of the book. The author did a great job of giving the reader a sense of her character and personality before the action and adventure swept the story into a faster pace. Reunited with Adelaide after several years of being disowned by his father, Christopher faces his own dilemmas but the themes of loyalty, family, and forgiveness help him and Adelaide overcome the obstacles in their paths. I easily connected with the characters and felt the danger and excitement as I read. I'm looking forward to the next two books and am *very* appreciative that there won't be a long wait for them!

(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)

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About the Author

Jody Hedlund is a best-selling and award-winning author who loves fairy-tales and happily-ever-afters. She makes her home in Midland, MI with her husband and five teen-aged children. When she’s not writing another of her page-turning stories, you can usually find her sipping coffee, eating chocolate, and reading.

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Tour Giveaway

One winner will receive the prequel and all three books in The Lost Princesses series (AlwaysEvermoreForemost and Hereafter) in paperback or ebook (winner's choice, if winner is outside the US ebooks only)
Ends September 25, 2019

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