Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Lady's Honor

GIVEAWAY

EAKES, LAURIE ALICE
A LADY'S HONOR

On the cliffs of 19th-century Cornwall, a spirited, impetuous young woman is torn between the honor of her family and the longing of her heart.

England, 1811

A tarnished reputation. A distant home. A forced engagement to a dangerous man. When Elizabeth Trelawny flees London, she has more than one reason to run. And when her carriage, pursued by her would-be fiancé, is caught in a storm, she quickly accepts the help of a dark stranger. Anything to get back to Cornwall.

But Rowan Curnow is not exactly a stranger. He’s not quite a gentleman either. Class disparity once kept him from courting Elizabeth . . . even if it didn’t keep him from kissing her.

The couple elude their pursuers and reach Bastion Point, Elizabeth’s future inheritance and the one place she calls home. But in the very act of spiriting her to safety, Rowan has jeopardized Elizabeth’s inheritance—if her grandfather ever learns she spent the night, however innocently, in the company of a man.

When smugglers unite the pair in a reckless, flirtatious alliance—an alliance that both challenges the social norms Elizabeth has been raised to revere and rattles Rowan’s fledgling faith in God. Elizabeth must choose between the obedience of a child and the desires of a woman: cling to the safety of her home or follow the man she loves.

My Review:

Gothic meets Regency and sends me into a frenzied reader's tailspin. Eakes is one of my favourite authors. She knows how to take her readers on an exquisitely tense journey. I lost myself in the pages of A Lady's Honor. Thank goodness I was on holidays and could read straight through because, believe me, there's no good place to leave off until the very end and even then I was put out because it was over. :-)

Hello -- Cornwall in 1811. Cliffs. Moors. Smugglers. Villainous cads. Dashing heroes. And a heroine struggling to find a balance between following duty and spreading her wings. A tight plot propels Elizabeth into one harrowing ordeal after another and Rowan is swept right along with her. He's made a pledge to keep her safe. She wants nothing to do with him...most of the time. He's rude. Arrogant. Totally unsuitable. Even if he's handsome and charming and tender at all the wrong times. Be still my heart. There's nothing left to say except -- awesome!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of A Lady's Honor 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 August 31 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

33 comments:

  1. MUST HAVE! Your review is hitting all my buttons, Kav. Thanks for the chance to win!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hope I didn't hurt anything when I hit you, Janka. LOL Good luck!

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  2. Our church library readers love Laurie Alice's books. Thanks for giving me the chance to win it.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Your church library readers have good taste, Janet. Good luck.

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  3. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck!

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  4. I have wanted to read this book for so long. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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    1. This one snuck past me in the spring (the release date) but I pounced on it as soon as I realized my mistake. :-) Good luck, Boos Mum.

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  5. Sounds like a good one. Count me in, Kav! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. You're counted, Cheryl. Good luck!

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  6. Summer is fading and autumn comes - I could do with a tense, historical suspense right about now!

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    1. I love Autumn -- a great book to read during a cool crips evening. Good luck!

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  7. I think Lady in the Mist is the only book of Laurie's I have read, but this one sounds very intriguing!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It is awesome!!! Good luck, Patty!

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  8. I haven't read Laurie Alice Eakes and it sounds like I'm missing out!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Ooohhh - you are totaly missing out, Britney!!!! Good luck!

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  9. Regency is my favorite era and I absolutely adore ones with a Gothic element. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of Laurie Alice's new book.

    homesteading[at]charter[dot]net

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    1. You and me both, Anne. Good luck!

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  10. Oh, this sounds so romantic and exciting! Add me please. :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. It definitely is. You're added, Merry. Good luck!

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  11. I love the title and the cover of this beautiful book. It sounds like a wonderful read!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It is beautiful, isn't it? Good luck, Melanie.

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  12. This sounds fabulous and I love your review! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Brittany McEuen
    kbmceuen at yahoo dot com

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  13. This sounds great, Kav! Thank you.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  14. What a wonderful historical novel! Love to read it.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It's soooooooo good! Good luck, rubynreba!

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  15. Sounds amazing, Kav! Would love to be entered!
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You're entered, Nicole. Good luck!

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  16. You got me with cliffs, moors, and dashing heroes! Thx so much for the opportunity to win. I hope I'm not too late to enter. :/ Haven't been online much as I'm still concentrating on recuping from my surgery.

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Not too late, Diana. Good luck -- this would be a great recouping book.

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