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A week of Proper Romance and Historical Fiction Deals

There are so many ebook deals for Shadow Mountain and Covenant titles this week. Many novels in the Proper Romance line are $2.99 right now. It’s really rare for DB to discount their books this way so get them while you can! Covenant also has a slew of deals running right now too. Esther Hatch’s A Proper Scandal is on sale for $0.99. Probably to celebrate the fact that A Proper Charade released this week–currently on sale for $5.99. Second, Covenant is marking the 75th Anniversary of VE day by offering several WWII titles for $0.99 Free books!

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His Lady in Hiding by Jen Geigle Johnson

Lady Elizabeth Davenport disguises herself as a maid and flees to America to accept a housekeeping position in order to escape a forced marriage. She meets Lord Barton, who sees through her disguise. His friendship provides her with the advice and comfort she needs to survive her journey across the Atlantic and prepare for her new life. When Elizabeth arrives in America and takes up her new position she discovers that Lord Barton is her new employer and he’s not so happy about the situation. I loved this book! Elizabeth has absolutely no clue what sort of life she’s thrown …

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The Masked Baron by Anneka R. Walker

I really enjoyed this story a lot because it explored a lot of the tropes I love so much. One of my favorite niche genres is gaslit fantasy, which is just a lighter-hearted version of gothic romance and steampunk. I feel like it is really hard to find gaslit fantasy because most writers like to embrace the dark aspect of steampunk and gothic romance a tad too much for my taste. So I loved that The Masked Baron tiptoes along the edge of the darkness cliff but doesn’t fall over the edge. It’s got some tense scary moments but never …

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Adoring Abigail by Chalon Linton

One of the funnest parts of being a reviewer for Covenant Communications is trying out an author new to me. Adoring Abigail is the first chance I’ve had to read anything by Author Chalon Linton, who debuted into the market with An Inconvenient Romance in 2017. She has three other historical romance novels and two Christmas novellas published with Covenant. You should see Adoring Abigail in stores this week!  Captain Robert Wilkins has never aspired to grandeur. So when the returned war hero unexpectedly inherits the vast estate of Cattersley from his great-aunt, he feels woefully inadequate in his new …

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Kit and Elizabeth by Karen Tuft

Elizabeth has been groomed her entire life to marry the Duke of Ashford. When he dies she’s expected to marry his younger brother. When they mutually agree to refuse the betrothal Elizabeth’s family falls apart. Kit (Lord Cantwell) and Lady Walmsley come to Elizabeth’s rescue at exactly the right moment. With time and their companionship Elizabeth comes to know her worth and decides what she wants for her future.  For the most part, this novel was a really sweet romance about Elizabeth discovering her personal worth. Lady Walmsley is an especially amusing and likable character. I really adored how the …

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Maggie’s Place by Annette Haws

There is a lot to enjoy in this contemporary novel set in urban Salt Lake City: the quirky elderly main character with a secret past, a teenage homeless girl looking for a way out, a little bit of romance tangled up in choosing to do the right thing, and a gaggle of seniors outwitting the bad guys and saving the day.   The author Annette Haws is also the writer of Waiting for the Light to Change, the 2008 Whitney Award Winner in General Fiction. Maggie’s Place will please the same audience, pulling from many story types to create a tale …

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Secrets and Suitors by Joanna Barker

Secrets and Suitors by Joanna Barker Nora has been in love with her childhood friend and neighbor for years. Unfortunately, he does not return her feelings. Since it is her third season, her father takes matters into his own hands. He arranges a marriage to a man that Nora finds uninspiring. Unless she can persuade her father to accept a better match by the end of the season she’ll have a bleak future indeed.  After reading several regencies that focused on heavy social issues it was a delight to read this compelling relationship drama. Barker makes this regency feel fresh …

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“People…read because they want to understand the world in which they live.” Interview with Tiffany Odekirk

This interview is part of the Love, Sidelined Blog Tour. Read here to check out my thoughts on the book and enter the giveaway hosted by the publisher. What compelled you to write a novel with Mormon Characters in it? It’s not the “in” thing to do in any market right now. Were you ever discouraged by the fact that there are so few opportunities to publish Mormon-themed fiction?  You are definitely correct about LDS-themed contemporary romance being a “niche” market. To my knowledge, there are only three publishing houses that will even look at LDS-specific fiction, and of those …

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Four things I loved about Love, Sidelined by Tiffany Odekirk

Thanks to Covenant I get to feature Love, Sidelined by Tiffany Odekirk on the blog today. Make sure you enter the giveaway sponsored by them at the end of this post. Jason is a college football player trying to keep his pre-mission lifestyle in the past.  He tries to prove to his teammates, family, and self that he is a new person. Can he do that and keep playing football? Allie is a brave cheerleader trying to put her life back together after an assault. Finding a new faith saved her, but also broke her family apart. Does she have …

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Deborah Prophetess of God by H.B. Moore

Thanks to the folks at covenant for giving me the change to do this review. I usually really enjoy H.B. Moore’s novels about women in the scriptures but this one, while a convincing historical, wasn’t one of Moore’s best novels in my opinion.  First, I think Moore does beautifully writing concrete descriptions that make the setting and time-period come alive. Second, she does make Deborah an interesting, practically mythical character. The first sequence where she takes on a lion and defeats a band Canaanites is the stuff of legend. I also love the scene where Deborah is trying to kill …