February 19, 2009

Before The Season Ends by Linore Rose Burkard



Win a copy of this book by posting a comment! Drawing held February 28. Leave your email so I can contact you if you win. (sherrinda[at]gmail[dot]com) I need at least 10 comments to hold a drawing, so tell your friends.



England, 1813: Romantic woes at home send Ariana Forsythe to her Aunt Bentley's town house in the fashionable Mayfair district of London. There she finds worse troubles than those that prompted her flight from home. Under her aunt's watchful eye, Ariana is soon steeped in high society--and at odds with Mr. Phillip Mornay, London's current darling rogue.

Then, unexpectedly, rumour of a scandal changes Ariana forever. Her faith and her future are at stake in an unexpected adventure that gains even the Prince Regent's attention.

Will Ariana's faith survive this test? And what about her heart? For it is Ariana's heart that most threatens to betray the truths she has always believed in. When she finds herself backed against a wall, betrothed to a man who cannot share her faith, how can it ever turn out right?


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
:Linore Rose Burkard creates Inspirational Romance for the Jane Austen Soul. Her characters take you back in time to experience life and love during the Regency England era (circa 1800 - 1830). Ms. Burkard's novels include Before the Seasons Ends and The House in Grosvenor Square (coming April, 2009). Her stories blend Christian faith and romance with well-researched details from the Regency period. Experience a romantic age, where timeless lessons still apply to modern life. And, enjoy a romance that reminds you happy endings are possible for everyone.


MY THOUGHTS:
I was priveledged to win this book at Romance Writers on the Journey. I have to say I loved this book! I have read Regency romances for as long as I can remember, because they are usually a "clean" read. I am just so excited that this genre is popping up in the Christian arena. And Before The Season Ends doesn't disappoint!


Linore pulls you into a world so beautifully woven with romance, detail, and the flavor of the era. The descriptive detail, from the lush clothing to the traditions and customs of the times, was masterfully done.


Of course, there is the romance between Ariana and Mr. Phillip Mornay. (sigh) Ariana's free spirit intrigues Mr. Mornay and the time spent together in the midst of a scandal only helps to develop their growing feelings for one another. Faith in God becomes a major issue in their blossoming relationship, but Linore brings the story to a most satisfying close.



Linore has graciously offered up a copy of her book to a lucky poster of this blog. If you would like to win a copy, leave a comment along with your emai like this: sherrinda(at)gmail(dot)com. I will hold a drawing on February 28 and contact the winner! (I need to have 10 comments in order to give away a book!)



You can visit Linore Rose Burkard's beautiful and informative site here.

You can purchase Before The Season Ends here. here.

15 comments:

  1. Sherrinda, I'm so glad you enjoyed Before the Season Ends. Linore tells a great story, and I'm with you on her details. She paints a beautiful picture of Regency England. I felt I was right there with her captivating characters.

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  2. She definitely has the Regency time pegged perfectly and the articles on her website are very informative. I cannot wait to get her next book!

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  3. I admire you for starting this! I'm just not that brave!! It's great to see inside the head of an intelligent women!

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  4. Hey, Sherrinda. Really like the blog! I hope I win a copy of the book! I'm not a blogger, but my 15 year old daughter Lauren is just getting her feet wet as one. Check hers out at www.vicyjoy.blogspot.com. Perhaps you, as a 40-something (is that really possible?), could do some mentoring...

    Pam Branum Hayden

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  5. aunt sherrinda,
    never ever going to pass up a free book. i'm about to e-mail you, but i think the blog is fantastic. i am adding it as a button on my explorer so i can check everyday. you are amazing.

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  6. Hello, mom(-in-law)! Your blog is just precious - great book review. I got a good idea of whether or not I would like it without learning too much. Keep up the good work!

    See you Sunday!

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  7. Ooh, I'll enter! I haven't gotten to read her stuff yet. :-)

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  8. This sounds like a great book! You have really piqued my interest!
    kelleg(at)ymail(dot)com

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  9. This is so great - what a natural gift you will have for this and it looks like you've already had a significant ROI!

    Spare time is limited but (as you know) my family takes seriously your reviews!

    Thanks, Jeanne

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  10. Sound like a wonderful book. Good luck to the winner.

    best wishes,
    Annie

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  11. I love your five words!!!!!! They paint an amazing picture.

    Thanks for stopping by..I'm so happy to be networking with writers.. Jan

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  12. I can't wait to read this....it looks great! Sherrinda, I hope is is as good as your description sounds.
    Elizabeth Denn elizabethdenn@prurep.com

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  13. Hi Sherrinda, I have a new blog address please could you change you link as I would like to keep in touch with you.

    http://anniewickingsjourney.blogspot.com/

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  14. Thanks to all who posted, hoping to win BEFORE THE SEASON ENDS. Just thought I'd encourage you to take advantage of the free reader's resources on my website, so that even if you don't win the book, you CAN still spend a few minutes lost in the wonderful world of the Regency! The free downloads are on this page:
    http://www.LinoreBurkard.com/resources.html
    (Click on "Regency Articles")
    Enjoy!
    Warmly,

    Linore
    PS: Sherrinda, thanks for having me and my book on your lovely blog!
    Ariana sends her compliments, by the way, and she hopes to return when THE HOUSE IN GROSVENOR SQUARE is out, in April. Shall I tell her she may call? [wink]

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