A Lady Most Lovely has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly! Here is an excerpt from the review:
“Delamere follows An Heiress at Heart with an intense mid-Victorian Christmas story . . . Fans of inspirational romance will appreciate subtle references to Tom’s Christian faith and the lack of explicit sex scenes, and the undercurrent of attraction between Margaret and Tom is a powerful force that keeps the story moving.”
The e-book copy of An Heiress at Heart is currently on sale for 99 cents at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, and other e-book retailers!
If you haven’t yet read it, this is a wonderful opportunity to check out the book that was nominated for the Romance Writers of America RITA® Award, and that Booklist describes as “A clever historical and subtly inspirational romance…filled with emotion and sexual energy…The classic historical plot will appeal to many readers.”
If you have already read and enjoyed An Heiress at Heart, please tell your friends about this awesome deal!
If you’ve already read the first chapter of A Lady Most lovely here, I hope you are as excited as I am for the book’s release on September 24! If you’d like another sample, here’s an excerpt from a point early in the book where Tom observes some disreputable looking men forcing their way into the London town home where Margaret lives. He is trying to get information from the cab driver who has just brought the men.
The cabbie looked at him expectantly. No doubt he’d precisely assessed Tom’s financial bracket from the fine tailoring of his riding clothes. He would probably be more forthcoming if he were to find some silver in his hand.
Tom pulled half a crown from his pocket. “Where will you take them?” he asked, dropping the coin into the man’s palm, which was suddenly in a convenient position to receive it.
“Well, how would I know that?” the cabbie said, galling him with a cheeky grin. “I ain’t taken ’em there yet.” He started to put the coin in his pocket, but Tom reached out and grabbed his hand.
“Guess,” Tom said fiercely, giving his arm a wrench.
The cabbie met Tom’s gaze steadily, assessing him. Plainly, in his years on the streets he’d dealt with even tougher customers than Tom. But Tom didn’t back down. “I said guess,” he ground out again, gripping the man’s hand more tightly and giving it a small twist.
The cabbie blinked, and Tom knew he’d won. “I have a notion,” the little man said with a slight cough, “that it might be in the vicinity of Pedley Street.”
Tom knew that place. It was a haven for moneylenders—the most vile, disreputable kind imaginable.
He dropped the cabbie’s hand without another word and raced up the steps to Margaret’s house. He might have no right to interfere, but he fully intended to do so anyway. If she was receiving calls from moneylenders, then something was seriously wrong. A woman of her means would never consort with such people.
He was going to find out.
Happy to announce that An Heiress at Heart has received an Award of Merit in two categories of the HOLT Medallion Awards: Best First Book and Long Inspirational Romance.
What I love about this award is that it is selected by a panel of romance readers. An Heiress at Heart has been so well received by readers, and this is just one more indication of that. You can read more about the HOLT Medallion Award here.
I’m very honored to have received this award!
I’m so happy to share this cover for A Lady Most Lovely, the next book in the Love’s Grace trilogy!
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A Lady Most Lovely releases September 23!
Today I’m kicking off the Authors for the Holidays giveaway event at the blog Herding Cats and Burning Soup. It’s going on all month, so be sure to visit daily for wonderful author interviews and giveaways. Today there is an interview with me, as well as a lovely review of AN HEIRESS AT HEART!