Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Prelude for a Lord

Special Double Win Giveaway
I'm celebrating my 1000th blog post this week!
Add the title of another Christian historical fiction book in your comment and if you win the draw you will win both books!

ELLIOT, CAMILLE
PRELUDE TO A LORD

Bath, England 1810

At twenty-eight, Alethea Sutherton is past her prime for courtship; but social mores have never been her forté. She might be a lady, but she is first and foremost a musician.

In Regency England, however, the violin is considered an inappropriate instrument for a lady. Ostracized by society for her passion, Alethea practices in secret and waits for her chance to flee to the Continent, where she can play without scandal.

But when a thief ’s interest in her violin endangers her and her family, Alethea is determined to discover the enigmatic origins of her instrument … with the help of the dark, brooding Lord Dommick.

Scarred by war, Dommick finds solace only in playing his violin. He is persuaded to help Alethea, and discovers an entirely new yearning in his soul.

Alethea finds her reluctant heart drawn to Dommick in the sweetest of duets . . . just as the thief’s desperation builds to a tragic crescendo .

My Review:

I am in Regency Heaven! From the clever title to the gorgeous cover right through to the final word...sheer bliss. The kind of read that makes you giddy with anticipation and has you skipping over pages with glee as the real world fades into oblivion. You're so convinced that you are in Regency England that you ring for the maid to bring you tea and cakes only when she doesn't show you come crashing back to reality with such velocity it hurts. It's that kind of absorbing read.

Alethea is a captivating heroine. Enough of a maverick to make her interesting without losing those oh-so-proper ladylike qualities a woman of genteel breeding must possess. :-) Dommick is her brooding hero. He's surrounded by a darkness that keeps him alluringly aloof. And then there's the mystery. The danger. A host of amazing secondary characters including a slimeball villain. And the romance...a fainting couch is a necessity for this read -- you'll be swooning that much!

Stunning and brilliant and too good to miss.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Prelude for a Lord 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 28 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

46 comments:

  1. Ah, I love Camy - eee, Camille, Camille! :) Love Sushi series.
    Have been wanting to read this like for forever!!! Count me in, please.
    As my second book I would like to win The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen.

    Thanks, Kav, as always.

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

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    1. Interesting that Camy chose a penname for her Regency debut, isn't it? Great choice for your second book, Janka. I love Julie Klassen! Good luck!!!

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  2. I have been hearing amazing things about this novel! I'll admit that I use to avoid Regency novels, but happen to read Sarah Ladd's debut a few weeks ago and it was amazing!

    I would love to also win "The Daughter of Highland Hall"
    by Carrie Turansky, but in case if that doesn't fit the category of Regency since it's Edwardian Sarah Ladd's novel "The Headmistress of Rosemere" would be just as awesome too!

    Thanks for the giveaway again!
    sylvesternator AT yahoo dot com

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    1. Honestly, these Christian Regency novels are amazingly good. This one is spectacular. And great choice for your second book...it doesn't have to be Regency, just historical so The Daughter of Highland Hall fits. Good luck, Laura.

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  3. I may not play violin (because it's too masculine, of course), but anything with a theme on classical music sounds great to me!

    How to choose from a wishlist a mile long? Ah! I know! Ring of Secrets by Roseanna M. White!

    rachaeldalquist(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Too funny to think that violin was not ladylike. It as the indenency of the waving arms...and heaven forbid you could see a lady'a underarm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Haven't heard of Ring of Secrets -- another one for my wishlist. Good luck, Rachael!

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  4. Historical Christian fiction is my first love and the Regency era is just the best! I would also love to read To Everything a Season by Lauraine Snelling. I love the cover on that one!

    I deleted above comment bc I mucked up the title completely and forgot my email addy. Can I still blame it on after surgery brain fog? lol Nah....

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. LOL or blogger messing with your brain more likely. Good luck, Diana!

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    2. It was hard to pick which historical, b/c I just finished Laura Frantz's awesome new book, just started reading The Daughter of Highland Hall, and I have Melanie Dickerson's new book! Awesome cover as always! Can't wait til Dec. to read Julie Klassen's new one and Jody Hedlund's! I LOVE BOOKS! lol

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    3. Aaaaaghhh...you're making me jealous. I might have to break down and buy books from amazon instead of my local Christian bookstore. They are very slow on getting in the new stuff...like the ones you mentioned. Sniffle. Poor me.

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    4. Here's a tissue, darlin'. Blow!

      I have an Amazon account bc I have a Kindle, but got an ARC of DoHH from Carrie T's publishing co. So lucky me. :)

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  5. Count me in, Kav! And the other title I'd love to win is Captured by Love by Jody Hedlund. Thanks again for the great giveaways this week!

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    1. Captured By Love was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck, Cheryl!

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  6. Would love to be entered, Kav! And congrats on your 1000th blog post! How exciting!
    I'll make my second title: The Brickmaker's Bride, by Judith Miller
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Yikes, I love Judith Miller but I didn't know about The Brickmaker's Bride. Thanks for keeping me on track, Nicole. Good luck!

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  7. Love this book cover and the author. Camy is the sweetest. I would love to win Melanie Dickerson's latest book Princess Spy too. Thanks and congrats on 1000!

    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh my goodness -- I didn't realize that Melanie's next book was out already. Bet it has an awesome cover -- they always do. Good luck, Diane.

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  8. I read this book so please don't enter me in the giveaway. Just wanted to say I echo your review, I loved this book! Did you know Camy/Camille will be writing 3 more books in this series about Dommick's friends? Can't wait! Congrats on your 1000th post!

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    1. Ooooohhh, so glad you told me that, Lis. I was hoping that Ian and Raven would get their own book. And I'm guessing the thirds is the friend who was still at war...David, I think. You've made my day!!! Thanks for the congrats.

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  9. Oh, I am really excited to read this book now! I would also love to win The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron. Thank you for your generosity, Kav.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. I loved The Butterfly and the Violin! Good luck, Britney.

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  10. This book is on my wish list as well as The Butterfly and the Violin. Thanks, Kav! You are the best.
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Another Cambron novel. Great choice. Good luck, Amy.

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  11. That his book sounds wonderful! I am going to add The Daughter of a Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky. Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  12. I've been wanting to read this since I first heard about it and your review just made me so much more excited!
    Congrats on so many blog posts!
    For my second book I pick A Bride in Store by Melissa Jagears!

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    1. I have A Bride in Store on my TBR pile -- might just be my next read. :-) Good luck, Abbi.

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  13. Would love to read...love this kind...my second book would be the Dancing Master by Juilie Klassen truckredford(at)gmail.com

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    1. Love Julie Klassen. Good luck, Eliza.

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  14. Wow, what a giveaway! I'd pick The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron. Thank you!

    Writer_weaverATyahooDOTcom

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    1. I should take a pol to see which novel is the most popular request. The Butterfly and the Violin might just win. Good luck, Anna.

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  15. thanks for the opportunity to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  16. Oh, I am so ready for the fainting couch! :) I love so many historical titles, but I can't wait to read Love's Fortune by Laura Frantz. Thanks for a fun giveaway!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. I'm excited to read that one as well, Merry. And aren't there oodles of great historicals hitting the bookstore shelves these days? Good luck!

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  17. Kav, Congratulations!!!

    I forgot to add another historical novel to my previous post....If it's not too late....can I add "The Noble Groom" by Jody Hedlund. Thanks :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Nope -- I was going to email you about that. Good luck!

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  18. Prelude for A Lord sounds wonderful!

    Congrats on your 1000th blog post, that is quite an accomplishment, to stick with it so long.

    After perusing my Amazon wish list I think my second book choice will be Sky's Bridal Train by Margo Hansen. Don't know where I ran across it, but thought it sounded good so added it to my wish list at some point recently.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I haven't heard of that one, Patty. Thanks for the tip. Good luck!

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  19. Would love a chance to win this book! Thanks for the give away.
    hollymag(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Good luck, Holly...don't forget to select another book as well.

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  20. Beautiful cover. Another book I would enjoy is Madeline's Protector by Vanessa Riley.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Ohhh...that sounds good. Didn't know about that one. Thanks, rubynreba. Good luck!

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  21. I would love to win Tracie Peterson's A Sensible Arrangement
    kleehar[at]gmail[dot]com

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  22. Oh, I want to read this book so bad!! And I'd also totally love to win Mary Connealy's new book: "Tried and True".
    Congratulations on 1000 posts!! And thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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