Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Lady Unrivaled

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WHITE, ROSEANNA M.
A LADY UNRIVALED

Amid the unforgettable Cotswolds, the final grasp for the fire eyes diamonds could threaten them all

Lady Ella Myerston can always find a reason to smile -- even if it's just in hope that tomorrow will be better than today. Allher life everyone has tried to protect her from the realities of the world, but Ella knows very well how the dangerous Fire Eyes diamonds have haunted her brother and their friends, and she won't wait for peril to strike again. She intends to take action...and if that happens to involve an adventurous trip to the Cotswolds, then so much the better.

Lord James Cayton has already broken two hearts, including that of his first wife who died before he could convince himself to love her. Now he's determined to live a better life...but that proves complicated when old acquaintances pull Cayton into their desperate attempt to seize the jewels. He does his best to remove the intriguing Lady Ella from danger, but by saving her -- and his daughter -- from those intent on destroying them all?

My Review:

The atmosphere of Downton Abbey with the sinister of a Gothic thriller. A cursed treasure and nefarious villains bent on destruction have finally met their match in the intrepid Lady Ella. This is the conclusion fans of the Ladies of the Manor series have been waiting for. No worries if you haven't read The Lost Heiress and The Reluctant Duchess because A Lady Unrivaled can be read as a standalone. However, having said that, you'll appreciate this one all the more if you have read the other books in the series -- especially where the fire eyes diamonds are concerned. And this book includes the heroes and heroines of the other stories so that's a fun bonus to enjoy as well.

There is nothing quite like a 'reformed rake' to set my toes curling! James is about as swoonworthy as a hero can get and the thing that really attracts me to him is how besotted he is over his daughter. The man's a marshmallow when it comes to little Addie. It's a characteristic that attracts Ella as well and they develop an intriguing friendship. And, oh my goodness, the banter between these two is sweet perfection! So clever and biting and funny. It's almost like they've developed a code of sorts where they say one thing but mean the opposite and they are the only ones privy to the joke. So much fun to read. and great comic relief to balance the sinister lurking around every corner.

The plot is full of the unexpected. Intricate layers of intrigue kept me on the edge of my seat. Danger abounds and just when you think it can't get any worse...it does. Of course, Ella is in the middle of it all with James desperately striving to be her knight in shining armor. But Ella is one determined lady and sometimes it isn't clear as to who is protecting whom.

I love that the inspirational thread takes as much prominence as the intrigue and romance. Explorations of what faith means, the sweet hope of redemption and striving to trust God in all things bring an added depth to an already compelling story.

A stunning conclusion to a fantastic series.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  A Lad Unrivaled 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 October 16 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

37 comments:

  1. There's something about those reformed rakes, isn't there? ;)
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    1. Oh my goodness, yes!!!! Good luck, Nicole.

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  2. Your review summed up this outstanding book perfectly! As per usual. ;) I'd love a chance to win this book Kav. Thanks! noela_63ATliveDOTcomDOTau

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  3. Love downton abbey and love Rosanne's books. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Two of my favourite things as well. Good luck, Kim.

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  4. I love reading about a reformed rake! Thanks for the chance to win! truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Truck. Good luck.

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  5. I would love to have your book. I love the cover my father and grandmother and my daughter had fiery red hair and green eyes. I too find ways to smile thru storms such as Hurricane Matthew that I just went thru in Savannah. carlaganell(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's a stunning cover, isn't it, Carla? Good luck.

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  6. It is an eye-catching cover, isn't it, to tempt one to open and continue reading the series! dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. And it promises such exquisite entertainment. Good luck, CC.

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  7. Oh yea, this is a series of epic proportions and one of THE best I've read this year! An absolutely absorbing tale filled with intrigue, mystery, faith and (yes) toe-curling romance (Lord Cayton, be still my heart)! Roseanna has become one of my "new" favorite authors & I'm excitedly and not so patiently awaiting more from her in the future!

    Bravo Kav, excellent review as always ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Trixi! And yes, my heart goes pitter-patter just thinking about Cayton.

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  8. I have the first two books in this series, but still need to read the second one. Seeing that you have read all three books is quite the endorsement. I also want to read Roseanna White's A Stray Drop of Blood and its sequel. I'm not a big Biblical fiction reader, but those two books sound so good. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh, I hadn't heard about either of those. Must check them out. Thanks for the tip. Good luck, Terrill.

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  9. What a fabulous series for those of us who loved Downton Abbey. I'm planning on reading this entire series because of your review. Thanks Kav!
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    1. You'll love it Diane. Good luck!

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  10. Great review. TY for the chance.
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  11. You had me at Downton Abbey. Love!!
    Dianna

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  12. Yay!! Looking forward to reading this!!
    Elly -Indiana-

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  13. I've read the first two books and thoroughly enjoyed them! :)

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    1. It's an awesome series, isn't it? Good luck, Amanda.

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  14. I love this series so much! Roseanna is quite talented!
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    1. She's brilliant!!! Good luck, Abbi.

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  15. WOw! Gothic suspense! Layers of mystery! Sweet, perfect banter between a reformed rake and a fearless protector heroine! Faith and redemption! A guy who adores his daughter! Thank you for such a marvelous review: I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!
    Janice
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    1. I know -- there's so much to love about this book. Good luck, Janice.

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  16. I haven't read any of this series but the books sure look good!
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    1. They are awesome! Good luck, rubynreba.

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  17. As I read your review, I was just basking in the sheer pleasure of it all.... the thrill of suspense, adventure, a cursed treasure, the romance of courageous Ella and her tough but tender hero, James...I just LOVE books like this! I can't wait to read it!!!

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    1. Yes, it's the kind of story you love disappearing into. Good luck, agboss.

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  19. The Lost Heiress was sooo good! It has become one of my favorite books. I would love to win this book to see how the story continues/ends. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

    lisey(dot)boss(at)gmail(dot)com

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