Monday, February 28, 2011

0 March Giveaways Around the Blogging World

If you have a giveaway going on, why don't you link it up here? I'll help spread the word ! All you have to do fill out Mr.Linky below. Don't forget to put when your giveaway ends. If you have any questions you can email me or @ me on twitter.

4 Lovely Blog Award

Tami from The Vampire Review passed to me The One Lovely Blog Award. Tami surprised me and went a step further and made a personalized award for everyone she passed it to. She is super creative and if you haven't checked out her blog you should!!!!

Isn't this great? Thank you Tami. I will proudly display this award. Here are the stipulation for receiving this award: 
  • Accept the award, post the above roses-in-a-tea-cup image on my blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and that blog link.
  • Pass the award to 15 other blogs that I've newly discovered.
  • Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award. (I'm leaving blog comments.)
  • Here's the 15 blogs I am passing the award to:
I'm not as creative as Tami so I won't be making personalized awards however I think that the tea and roses award is cute too.

I know I was suppose to come up with 15 blogs but I didn't. Some of the blogs I've listed aren't newly discovered either but they are ones that I visit often and really like. I hope you visit the blogs listed and see for yourselves why they are lovely. 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

9 Sunday Confessions February 27, 2011

This is a weekly meme started by yours truly as a way to get to share a bit about myself and also learning more about you. Sometimes its about books and book related topics and sometimes it's not. This is all in good fun and I would love it if you would participate. 

Are you a moody reader?

I have to admit that I am.  I would love to say I can pick up any book at any time and read it but I can't. If there is one book or genre in particular that I am jonesing to read, no other book will do until I've read it.  If I try to read another book, I don't find it interesting or entertaining. This doesn't happen to me all the time but it does happen every few months.  So what about you? 

*If you answer this question on your own blog, please leave a link in the comments so I can come visit.

3 What's Your Status?

Zakiya from Butterfly Feet Walking on Life has a fantastic meme. In this meme you post your status of the books your reading this week, books you finished this week, books you're going to read next, and books you plan on buying this week. You can also post what reviews and memes you participated in for the week. If your interested in participating in this meme, check of Zakiya's blog for all the info and the linky to sign up.

What I read last week:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Pride and Prejudice: The Wild and Wanton Edition by Michelle Pillow
The Queen's Rival: In the Court of Henry VIII by Diane Haeger
The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan

What I'm reading now:
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

What I plan to read next week:
Dining with Joy by Rachel Hauck

Friday, February 25, 2011

7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: June 2, 1999
paperback, 341 pages
ISBN: 0-439-06487-2

Summary: Ever since Harry Potter had come home for the summer, the Dursleys had been so mead and hideous that all Harry wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags. Harry receives a warning from a strange impish creature who says that if Harry returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike. And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor and a spirit who haunts the girls' bathroom.  But then the real trouble begins - someone is turning Hogwarts students to stone.  Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects .... Harry Potter himself!

*Although I try hard not to include spoilers in my reviews, because this is the 2nd book in a series it might contain some.

The book picks up near the end of Harry's summer vacation. The Dursley's haven't changed a bit. Although Harry has a few tricks up his sleeve. I enjoyed that part of the book quite a bit. Harry is visited by a house elf named Dobby. Dobby in a vague way is trying to warn Harry not to return to Hogwarts. I felt sorry for Dobby even though he annoyed me a little bit. He seemed very sincere and loyal. However, Dobby's warning does not stop Harry from returning to Hogwarts. He is rescued by Ron, Fred and George in a most particular manner.  Harry gets to spend some time with the Weasleys. I was so glad that he did. I don't know if I've said this before but I want to be adopted by the Weasleys. I love them all especially Mrs. Weasley.  I loved that J.K. Rowling let us spend more time with these characters. Harry, Ron and Hermine return to Hogwarts and all sorts of trouble starts. I love that not only is the story compelling and mysterious but also that Rowling delves deeper into Harry's character. She exposes us to his self doubts and fears. She makes Harry easy to understand and relate to. The author also introduces us to a very ostentatious character, Professor Lockhart. The movie was good but it didn't do Lockhart justice. If you haven't read Harry Potter you should just to get the full Lockhart experience. Rowling definitely gives us unforgettable characters.  Over all I really liked this book. Even though it had spiders in it, it was still a very enjoyable read.

Favorite quote: "Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world."

I'm reading this book as part of the Harry Potter Reading Challenge

*blurb taken from back cover of book, picture is from Good Reads

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

0 Guest Post and Giveaway with Tracy Falbe

I have the pleasure of having Tracy Falbe here today. She is the author of several fantasy fiction novels including Union of Renegades and The Goddess Queen.  Today she'll be sharing with us the value of side-kicks:

Heroes need help - My salute to the sidekick
By Tracy Falbe

Not every hero has one, but they all could use a trustworthy friend who will stick by him or her no matter what. You may think that heroes must face danger alone and surmount great odds through individual brawn or intellect, but when I look at fiction, I see many dependable sidekicks. As Frodo declared at the end of the movie The Two Towers, "Frodo would not have gotten far without Sam."

I'm not in love with the term sidekick. It minimizes these important characters that break heroes out of prison, find antidotes to poison, take bullets, and generally act as action hero secretaries. Many hero-enablers are on almost equal standing with their more-frequently-kissed counterparts. Spock from Star Trek comes to mind. Captain Kirk blatantly relied on Spock to handle the technical details.

From a writer's perspective, hero friends as I call them serve important narrative roles. Let's consider a few.

1. For starters they obviously give a hero someone to talk to and confide in. It's hard to write dialogue for someone who is alone. Chewbacca in Star Wars was entirely privy and sympathetic to the problems of Han Solo. Perhaps not the best conversational example, but Han Solo certainly told Chewbacca everything.

2. Hero-friends are also there to give criticism. Cocky heroes overreach and often have to cajole their loyal compadres into supporting reckless plans. And when disaster strikes, the hero-friend can come to the rescue. In the French classic The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, the serving men of D'Artagna and the musketeers are constantly fighting alongside their masters, delivering messages to mistresses, and helping to dodge innkeepers who want to be paid for all the wine that was consumed. All this despite poor treatment and nonexistent pay.

3. Hero-friends create for readers another avenue of connection for experiencing the hero. It's fun to imagine filling a hero's shoes, but the role of the supportive friend is often more familiar to people. We all have people relying on us, and many of us work hard to make others shine within our families or in our work lives. We are also drawn to the concept of loyalty. People innately value loyalty, and the hero-friend embodies loyalty.

4. The hero-friend is a method for decoding the brilliance of the hero. Some heroes are geniuses and comprehending their rapid-fire brain power can elude mere mortals. The hero-friend asks questions and thereby provides a means within the narrative for the hero to explain how he or she has just so brilliantly saved the world. Doctor Who has been accompanied by a series of sidekicks over the years. He's always explaining his actions to them. Sometimes he's even a little snippy about it.

As a writer of fantasy novels I soon discovered that a hero needs a friend. I was initially inspired when I recalled from the Epic of Gilgamesh that Gilgamesh had a friend Enkidu. Gilgamesh was a king and Enkidu was a wild man. Gilgamesh represented urban civilization and Enkidu embodied humanity's roots in the Earth. This pairing revealed to me how even the more sophisticated individual is improved by realizing his or her connection to the natural world. In battle Gilgamesh could not defeat Enkidu because Enkidu was part of the unadulterated power of Nature, and Gilgamesh recognized that he must be a loyal friend to this power and stay on its side.

I think in general the fictional hero represents daring and experimentation. The steadfast strength of the hero-friend is there to support and sometimes to save. The hero-friend wants to be part of the possibilities of the hero, and the hero-friend helps us share in the adventure. Every knight needs a squire, someone who can take the keys when he's had too much to drink or come in blazing when a hero is inevitably betrayed by a beautiful spy or something like that.

We all need friends, and heroes do too.

In the fantasy fiction by Tracy Falbe friendships matter just as much as heroics. She is the author of Union of Renegades, The Goddess Queen, Judgment Rising, and The Borderlands of Power that comprise The Rys Chronicles fantasy series.

Fantasy readers can sample the first novel Union of Renegades by downloading a free copy from her website Paperbacks available too.

All her fantasy novels are also widely available at major online retailers.

Be sure to check out Tracy Falbe's blog | website | twitter

Tracy has generously agreed to give away the first book in The Rys Chronicles, The Union of Renegades to one lucky person. 

 Dreibrand Veta has killed for his country. At the frontlines of imperial expansion, he seeks to rebuild the fortune of his noble family. In his daring travels he encounters the rys, a race far more powerful than the human empire that bred him. Dreibrand cannot defy the rys Queen Onja nor defend his companion, Miranda, and her children from the wicked tyrant Queen.Desperate for help, Dreibrand and Miranda join Shan, a rys with emerging powers who plans to challenge Onja. In Shan’s pursuit of the rys throne, he exerts his magical powers, gathers his allies, and incites rebellion among Onja’s human subjects.Great wealth and power will reward the kings, warriors, and spies that align themselves with the rys pretender, but defeat could mean worse than death. Onja can imprison souls and her genocidal rage is legendary. Everything is at risk for Shan’s union of renegades.

Giveaway Rules:
1. You must be over 13 years to enter.
2. This giveaway is US residents only.
3. Please check out my giveaway policy.
4. You don't have to be a follower to enter.
5. Giveaway ends March 2, 2011
6. You MUST fill out the form.

*pictures and summary taken from Tracy Falbe's website

Monday, February 21, 2011

6 Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery by Deborah and James Howe

Title: Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
Author: Deborah and James Howe
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 8, 2006 
Hardcover, 128 pages
ISBN: 1416928170 (ISBN13: 9781416928171)
Recommended Ages 8-12

Summary: When the Monroe family brings home a small black-and-white bunny they find in the movie theater after seeing Dracula, Chester the cat and Harold the dog are instantly suspicious. After all the vegetables in the Monroe kitchen start turning white, Chester and Harold are certain that Bunnicula is a vegetarian vampire.

I came across this book while I was actually looking for another book at my local bookstore. I picked it up because the title Bunnicula made me smile. I read the blurb on the back to my kids and they immediately agreed we need to read this book.  Bunnicula was first published in 1979 but I was not familiar with it.  This book was a total win in all areas.  The book is told from Harold, the family dog's, perspective.  Harold is a friendly, well behaved, sensible pet. He's taken aback when his family brings home a new pet rabbit they found under mysterious circumstances. Together with the help of the Monroe family's other pet, Chester, he tries to unlock the mystery of their new house guest. Chester is hilarious. He is your average witty, suspicious, know it all cat. The story line in this book was great. It kept us all interested. The kids wanted to read chapter after chapter non stop. Several times we laughed out loud at the shenanigans that Harold and Chester found themselves in.  I'm so glad we found this book. It was a pure joy to read. Lucky for us this book is the first in a series so we will have many more adventures with Harold, Chester and Bunnicula.

Book Available @ Amazon | B&N 

*picture and summary taken from GoodReads
* I'm an affiliate of B&N and Amazon. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

4 Sunday Confessions February 20, 2010

This is a weekly meme started by yours truly as a way to get to share a bit about myself and also learning more about you. Sometimes its about books and book related topics and sometimes it's not. This is all in good fun and I would love it if you would participate. 

Saturday I went to an antique shop. In this shop they had many old wardrobes. While I was admiring one in particular I asked my children if they wanted to get inside and see if it would take them to Narnia. My oldest child looked at me and said "you know Narnia is not a real place?". Of course I know it's not a real place, but that got me thinking. If you could be transported into any book, what book would it be? This was a hard question to answer myself. At first I thought Narnia but only after the white witch has been defeated because I'm tired of being cold. My next thought was Pride and Prejudice. I'd throw Lizzy in front of a carriage and have a go at Mr. Darcy. Then I thought since murder isn't really my thing, I probably pick the magical world of Harry Potter.  Since I'm reading the books right now, I find myself getting lost in the stories. Of course they have Lord Voldermort but every story has it negatives.  How about you?

If you could be transported into any book, what book would it be?

*If you answer this question on your own blog, leave a link in the comments so I can come visit.

1 What's Your Status?

Zakiya from Butterfly Feet Walking on Life has a fantastic meme. In this meme you post your status of the books your reading this week, books you finished this week, books you're going to read next, and books you plan on buying this week. You can also post what reviews and memes you participated in for the week. If your interested in participating in this meme, check of Zakiya's blog for all the info and the linky to sign up.

Books I finished this week:
Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth
Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe

Books I'm reading now:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Pride and Prejudice The Wild and Wanton edition by Jane Austen and Michelle Pillow

Books I plan to read next week
The Queen's Rival: In the court of Henry VIII by Diane Haeger

Friday, February 18, 2011

0 Book Trailer Spotlight (5)

Book Title: 13 to Life
Author: Shannon Delaney
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: June 22, 2010
paperback, 308 pages
buy @ Amazon | B&N | Book Depository

1 New Harry Potter quiz

Hello fellow Harry Potter lovers. I have another quiz for you. This quiz is to find out if you're Slytherin's true heir.  I hope you'll take it and remember it's all in good fun. You don't have to be signed up for the challenge to take the quiz either. I hope everyone is doing well with this challenge. I have to admit, I've fallen a little behind. If you're like me I want to encourage you to stick with it. We can do it! Click here to take the quiz. If you want to come back and share your answers that would be great!

If you're a blogger signed up for the challenge, don't forget to link up your review! If you're not a blogger don't forget to check out what others are saying about this series. Click here to take you to the Harry Potter Reading Challenge page.

5 Farrah and Britney need your help!!!!

As readers, we all know the joy a book can bring. That's why Farrah and Britney over at i eat words are raising money to buy books for children at Phoenix Children's Hospital and the Scottish Rite hospital in Dallas. All you have to do is "like" their youtube video. They have set aside $155.00 to donate. They will donate $1.00 a click. So if they get 80 clicks they'll donate $80.00. The more clicks  they get the more money they'll donate.  So all you have to do is watch their video and click 'like'.  It takes just a few minutes of your time. Click on the link below to take you to the video.  Thanks for your help.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I have a few winners to announce for a couple of different contests. I want to thank everyone who entered these contests. I used to choose the winners. If you didn't win please make sure to check the February giveaways around the blogging world for more giveaways. Also I'll be participating in a giveaway blog hop in March, so stay tuned. So with out further ado:

Wizards by John Booth Winner:

Winner of Portal by Imogen Rose:
Meredith Miller

A book up to $15 from the Book Depository:
Joann Downie

Congrats to the winners. I will be emailing you with details on how to collect your prize. Please make sure to check your SPAM.  

11 Pale Rose of England (A Novel of the Tudors) by Sandra Worth

Title: Pale Rose of England (A Novel of the Tudors)
Author: Sandra Worth
Publisher: The Berkley Publishing Group
Publication Date: February 1, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-425-23877-6
paperback, 450 pages
availableAmazon | B&N | Book Depository

Summary: It is 1497. The news of the survival of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, has set royal houses ablaze with intrigue and rocked the fledgling Tudor dynasty. With the support of Scotland's King James IV, Richard-known to most of England as Perkin Warbeck-has come to reclaim his rightful crown from Henry Tudor. Stepping finally onto English soil, Lady Catherine Gordon has no doubt that her husband will succeed in his quest.
But rather than assuming the throne, Catherine would soon be prisoner of King Henry VII, and her beloved husband would be stamped as an imposter. With Richard facing execution for treason, Catherine, alone in the glittering but deadly Tudor Court, must find the courage to spurn a cruel monarch, shape her own destiny, and win the admiration of a nation.

I must confess that I love history, especially when it comes to the Tudors. I've read one other book by Sandra Worth, The King's Daughter. I really enjoyed that book so I was eager to read this one as well. This novel is about Lady Catherine Gordon of Scotland and her marriage to Richard Plantagenet. Richard claims to be the authentic heir to the English throne. King Henry VII will not rest until every threat to his crown is eliminated. Henry mocks Richard and calls him Perkin Warbeck. Catherine Gordon believes whole heartedly Richard is who he claims to be. This book had me captivated. Sandra Worth wrote a compelling novel. I'm not that familiar with Catherine Gordon or Richard Plantagenet but I feel like I know them after reading this book. Of course this book is fiction but Worth does her research well. This book starts with the arrival of the young naive couple on English shores. They have big dreams and lofty goals. However fate had different plans for Richard and Catherine. Their lives are full of heartache, loss, and grief. Catherine is a strong character. She is beautiful, smart and loyal. My heart broke for her many times while reading this book. This book is an emotional roller coaster ride but in a good way. Worth's portrayal of these historical characters is amazing. I found myself hating them and sympathizing with them at the same time. Overall this book is great. I strongly recommend it.

Find out more about Sandra Worth website | facebook | blog

*summary and cover taken from Good Reads
* I received a copy of this book for review purposes only. This in no way influenced my opinions. 
* I'm an Amazon and B&N affiliate. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

16 Valentine's Day Books With Love Hop

Once Upon a Twilight

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!! Good Choice Reading and Once Upon a Twilight have put together this wonderful book giveaway blog hop. This is a great way to share our love of books with all of you.  Don't forget to go through the entire list for your chance to win some great prizes.

So what's my giveaway?
One winner will get any book up to $15.00 US dollars from the Book Depository.
To Enter
1. You must be over 13 years old.
2. The Book Depository must ship to your country. Click here to see where the BD ships.
3. You don't have to be a follower to enter, it's appreciated but not necessary.
4. Giveaway ends February 16, 2011
5. You MUST fill out the form to be entered.
6. Don't forget to check out the linky form below for some other fantastic giveaways. Also check out the giveaways on my sidebar.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

7 Sunday Confessions February 13, 2011

This is a weekly meme started by yours truly as a way to get to share a bit about myself and also learning more about you. Sometimes its about books and book related topics and sometimes it's not. This is all in good fun and I would love it if you would participate. 

Since tomorrow is Valentines Day, I thought we could talk about something we all love. Books. I couldn't tell you the exact day or the book that made me fall in-love with reading. All I know is that I've been an avid reader for most of my life.  I have a hard time understanding why some people never want to pick up a book. When trying to explain to a non-reader what my fascination with reading is the image that pops in my mind is the wardrobe from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe or the mirror from Alice Through the Looking Glass. Opening a book is like stepping into another world. From my couch I can time travel, sail across the universe to new galaxies, fall in love and defeat vile villains. You can live a thousand different lives in just one lifetime.  There is nothing like getting lost in a good book. 
I want to say thank you to the authors that write such wonderful books and to my fellow bloggers and readers who share my love of reading. You Rock! 

Now it's your turn: 

What do you love most about reading?

*If you answer this question on your own blog, leave a link in the comments so I can come visit.

1 Book Trailer Spotlight (4)

I love book trailers! So I've decided to add a new feature here at To Read or Not To Read where I spotlight book trailers! If there is a book trailer that you think I should know about 
and you would like to see it featured, please feel free to contact me.

Title: Afterlife (Evernight #4)
Author Claudia Gray
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: March 8, 2011
Hardcover, 368 pages
ISBN: 0061284424 (ISBN13: 9780061284427)

So what do you think? I've not read the Evernight Series yet but I think I might add it to my TBR pile. Have you read this series? If so do you recommend it?

*picture and book info taken from GoodReads

2 What's Your Status?

Zakiya from Butterfly Feet Walking on Life has a fantastic meme. In this meme you post your status of the books your reading this week, books you finished this week, books you're going to read next, and books you plan on buying this week. You can also post what reviews and memes you participated in for the week. If your interested in participating in this meme, check of Zakiya's blog for all the info and the linky to sign up.

Books I finished the week:

Books I'm reading now:
The Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth

Books I plan to read next week:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

I didn't have a lot of time to read this week. Hopefully this next week will be better. So, that's my status this week.  I hope everyone has a fantastic week. 

Friday, February 11, 2011

3 Jane by April Lindner

Title: Jane
Author: April Lindner
Publisher: Poppy 
Publication Date: October 11, 2010
Hardcover, 374 pages
ISBN: 978-0-316-08420-8
Buy @ Amazon | B&N | Book Depository

Summary: Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, Jane Moore takes a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn, an iconic rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer, and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance. But there's a mystery at Thornfield, and Jane's much-envied relationship with Nico is tested by a torturous secret from his past.

Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books. So when I discovered this modern day retelling of it, I was thrilled. I really liked how April Lindner brought Charlotte Bronte's classic into the 21st century. Jane Moore has to drop out of college and take on a job as a nanny after her parents are killed in a car accident. Jane is an okay character. She's shy but independent. It took awhile for me to warm up to her character. I did like that April Lindner made Nico Rathburn a rock star. I think it gave this story an interesting twist. Nico has a troubled past that plagues his thoughts constantly. I do wish that Author would have developed Jane and Nico's relationship a bit more. Jane and Nico's romance seemed a bit rushed. However the author did a remarkable job following the original Jane Eyre story line.  Overall Jane is an entertaining story. This book has it's flaws but I am glad that I read it. If you like Jane Eyre, I think you should check this book out. 

Check out April Lindner sites: website  |Good Reads

*picture and summary taken from Good Reads
*I'm an affiliate of Amazon and B&N

Thursday, February 10, 2011

1 Sourcebooks Needs Your Help

Yesterday Sourcebooks sent out an email asking for help choosing covers for the Gerogette Heyer Spring Releases. Here is what they said:

It's cover vote time! This spring we'll be releasing more Georgette Heyer Regency romances and we want to know which covers you think would be best for some upcoming titles.
Tell us what you think in the comments and remember to pick one cover for each book. There are four books we're taking a look at...we've included the descriptions below, but you can find them on the blog as well:

Please feel free to post about this cover vote on your blog, link to it on Facebook, and tweet about it! Be sure to check back and see what everyone else is saying as well! I look forward to reading your thoughts.
The Sourcebooks Team

Sprig Muslin: Sir Gareth Ludlow is just about ready to settle for marriage with Lady Hester, a plain woman who falls below his standards--according to his sister. Despite her protests, however, Gareth sets out to propose marriage. Along the way, he encounters young Amanda wandering unattended. Honor-bound to restore her to her family, the gallant Sir Ludlow finds he has more than he bargained for with his young charge and her runaway imagination. Coming this December.
The Toll Gate: Captain John Staple is bored by the constraints of civilian life. To shake things up, he takes an invigorating ride across the countryside. A storm forces him to take shelter at a toll-gate where the gatekeeper has mysteriously disappeared. The Captain stumbles into an adventure more thrilling than his days battling Napoleon. While searching for the missing gatekeeper, he inadvertently uncovers a smuggling operation, and his only recourse is to bring the villains to justice and rescue the enigmatically charming young Lady Nell from her unsavory relatives. Coming this October.
The Unknown AjaxWhen a Yorkshire cousin becomes heir to the noble Darracott name and fortune, he pretends to be the country bumpkin they're all expecting. Then a family crisis thrusts Hugo into the role of an unlikely savior, and the family farce begins to unravel. But not before Hugo establishes himself as the undisputed head of the family, and his beautiful cousin Anthea discovers she's met her match. Coming this September.
A Civil ContractAdam Deveril, Viscount Lynton, returns home from war to find his family in financial ruin. To help his family, he sacrifices his love for the beautiful Julia and marries plain Jenny Chawleigh, whose father is a wealthy businessman determined to marry his daughter into a title. Adam chafes under Mr. Chawleigh's generosity, and Julia's behavior upon hearing of the betrothal nearly brings them all into a scandal. But Jenny's practicality and quiet love for Adam bring him comfort and eventually happiness. And over time, their arranged marriage blossoms into love and acceptance across the class divide. Coming this November.

So please go vote for your favorite cover. 


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