Thursday, September 26, 2013

An Heiress at Heart

GIVEAWAY

DELAMERE, JENNIFER
AN HEIRESS AT HEART

A New Beginning
A youthful indiscretion has cost Lizzie Poole more than just her honor. After five years living in exile, she's finally returning home, but she's still living a secret life. Her best friend Ria's dying wish was for Lizzie to assume her identity, return to London, and make amends that Ria herself would never live to make. Bearing a striking resemblance to her friend, and harboring more secrets than ever before, Lizzie embarks on a journey that tempts her reckless heart once again . . .

A committed clergyman, Geoffrey Somerville's world is upended when he suddenly inherits the title of Lord Somerville. Now he's invited to every ball and sought after by the matchmaking mothers of London society. Yet the only woman to capture his heart is the one he cannot have: his brother's young widow, Ria. Duty demands he deny his feelings, but his heart longs for the mysterious beauty. With both their futures at stake, will Lizzie be able to keep up her fa├žade? Or will she find the strength to share her secret and put her faith in true love?

My Review:

First -- take a moment to gaze upon that compelling cover. Doesn't she have a come hither look? The tilt of her head is an invitation to follow her right into the pages of a captivating story set in Victorian England. I just loved how the author managed to transport me back in time. I soon became absorbed in a fantastically twisted tale that made a HEA seem impossible.

Lizze is such an intriguing character -- and one caught living a lie for most of the book! It takes some literary talent to make such a heroine a sympathetic one. But I got her. Despite the fact that Lizzie's desire to fulfill her dying friend's wish also proves to be beneficial for her. Even self-serving you might say. Lizzie is a multi-faceted characters layers deep. The book is worth reading just to get to know her. Add in a dashing hero, a fast-paced plot and a collection of life-like secondary characters and you have a winning read that will thrill historical romance lovers.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of An Heiress at Heart, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday September 29 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 

20 comments:

  1. Sounds really good, Kav! I'd love a chance to win this one - thank you! :)

    ~Amber

    amberstokes[at]corban[dot]edu

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    1. I really enjoyed it, Amber and I'm pretty sure you will too. Good luck!

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  2. That cover is beautiful and the story doesn't sound too bad either!

    Diane
    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

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    1. It's a great read, Diane. Good luck!

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  3. Lizzie sounds like quite a unique character! I'm intrigued by the storyline and look forward to reading An Heiress at Heart.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's well worth the read, Kay. Good luck!

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  4. I agree about the cover...really inviting. Thanks for the chance to read- I love a good story!
    truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Wow- this one sounds intense! Thanks for the review!

    colorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. I have to say it made me antsy. I wanted to rush through to find out how it would end. Good luck!

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  6. Don't enter me, I've read the book. Ran across it in a used book store! What a fun find. It was a very good read. Can't wait to read the second in the series.

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    1. Wow -- can't believe you found it in a used book store already, Patty! Glad you can add your seal of approval to the read as well.

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  7. Ohhhh, this sounds interesting. So many facets to this story. Would love to get it in my hands.

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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  8. Excellent review. Book sounds awesome. Would love to read it. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway. Please enter my name.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Lovely cover and an intriguing, tangle of a story!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  10. I still remember Granny on the Beverly Hillbillies giving her beau a come hither look. Love the cover and would love to win the book also.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Beautiful cover and the story sounds really intriguing.

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

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  12. Oh my another one of these .... count me in rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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  13. Sounds like The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain where they change places. I would like to read An Heiress at Heart and find out if deceit will be rescued! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  14. Would love to be entered for a chance to win! This looks good. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

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