Spinning Silk by T. Cook

 

A weaver’s genius ignites the envy of her peers, the possessiveness of her mill’s proprietress, and the hopes of an unborn nation. Furi knows she was born to create, but the fabric of her life otherwise weaves mysteries. These things are more than they appear: 

Shin, the gardener, with his unlikely power over life and death;
A mysterious illness with a selective death route;
Kitsuke artist Madame Sato who would fashion Furi into a reincarnation of her own dead daughter;
The princess of a figurehead emperor, who has strange loyalties to a humble gardener; and
The vaporous rumor of war with no apparent aggressor.

Spinning Silk is inspired by Japanese folklore including the love story of Orihime and Hikoboshi as well as a radical reimagining of the tsuchigumo.

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Review: Christmas by Accident by Camrom Wright

Carter is an insurance adjuster whose longing for creative expression spills over sometimes into his accident reports.

Abby works for her adoptive father, Uncle Mannie, in the family bookstore, the ReadMore Cafe.

Carter can barely tolerate Christmas; Abby loves it. She can’t wait past October to build her favorite display, the annual Christmas book tree stack, which Carter despises.

When an automobile accident throws Carter and Abby together, Uncle Mannie, who is harboring secrets of his own, sees a chance for lasting happiness for his little girl. But there are so many hurdles, and not much time left. Will this Christmas deliver the miracles everyone is hoping for?

Release Date: Sept. 25, 2018. Pre-order Available.


My Review:

This was a nice story about finding joy in family, set to the  Christmas season.

This review will contain spoilers.

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New Release: Mending the Duke by Rose Pearson

 

Lord John Royston knows about loss.

Although he was one of the richest men in the country, even all the money in the world couldn’t save his wife and first child from passing.

Even a year later, the effects of tragedy linger through the halls and empty rooms of his estate.
Wealth, though, brings an opportunity for special remedies, and out of desperation, Lord Royston’s sister arranges for a special guest from an orphanage to hopefully bring light and laughter into the Duke’s life once again for a short time.

If only the Duke was more receptive to the possibility of joy still.

Now Laura Smith finds herself chaperoning Eloise, a delightful young orphan from the house she herself was raised, for a temporary visit to the opulent but mirthless estate of Lord Royston.

As it turns out, maybe Eloise is not the only person the Duke might need to heal.

No stranger to loss herself, Laura might be the only person who can mend the Duke and help him discover love and laughter once again.

Welcome to the world of the Smithfield Market in Regency Era London, a new standalone series by Rose Pearson.

Other books by Rose Pearson:

A Smithfield Market Regency Romance Series

  • A Rogue’s Flower
  • Saved by the Scoundrel

The Duke’s Daughters Series

  • A Rogue for a Lady
  • My Restless Earl
  • Rescued by an Earl
  • In the Arms of an Earl
  • The Reluctant Marquess

rose pearson trio

New Release: Heart of Mine by Lindsay Bergman

 

 

They were never supposed to fall in love. He was the Crown Prince of Coradova. She was his best friend from childhood. Their forbidden love will cost them everything.

Twenty-year-old Madison Kavanaugh grew up in the small modern-day kingdom of Coradova, nestled on an island in the Mediterranean Sea. Enchanted by seaside villages, exotic wildflowers and the breathtaking views of an endless shimmering sea, Madison fell in love with the paradise she called home and gave her heart to the last person she ever expected.

Alexander was charming and handsome, with eyes as warm and blue as the sea. But he was more than just the loyal and protective friend Madison had grown up with. He was also the Crown Prince of Coradova.

Battling through the waves of scandal, cruel gossip and political intrigue that hounds them, Madison will fight for the hope of a life with him. But danger lurks nearby. When she starts receiving anonymous threats, Madison is caught up in a tangled web of revenge and deceit.

The enemy is closer than they realize. Although Madison’s life hangs in the balance, she will willingly risk everything for the prince who holds her heart.


 

Free for a Limited Time: A Begrudging Bride by Amelia C. Adams

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Price is free for a few days!


Suddenly left an orphan and forced to leave behind her beloved Kentucky ranch, Camille Waterford answers an ad for a mail-order bride and begins her journey to Wichita, where she will begin her new life. When she reaches Topeka, however, she’s plagued with doubt, and decides to remain where she is, taking a job at the Brody Hotel. She plans to pay her groom back for whatever he spent to bring her out west, but she just can’t go through with the wedding. He’s not happy when he hears the news, but she needs to find her own path and discover for herself what love really is.

August is: Regency Romance Month

For the rest of August, I’ll be sharing Regency Romances!

August is a special month for me, because it is the birthday of Elizabeth Pendry. For those you haven’t yet met Elizabeth, she’s the leading lady in Foxtails: A Paranormal Regency Romance.

For this month only, you can get this ebook for 99 cents! (Regular price is $3.99)

 

Elizabeth Pendry is the youngest of the Pendry siblings. Orphaned, they live together.   Elizabeth is a daydreamer and reader, who loves to pretend that fairies are real. What she doesn’t know is that magic is real, and not all magic is good. And that some one hears her.

Elizabeth and her family’s life is disrupted when an aunt comes to visit–with the intent of introducing a suitor for Elizabeth’s hand.  Elizabeth finds the situation distressing, and seeks the comfort of  her fairy friends.  On  they way home, she slips and requires help from a mysterious dark stranger.

A short time later, an invitation to a ball arrives. The Marquis of Moonspire is back in town, and he has a son of marriageable age. There Elizabeth comes face to face with her rescuer, George Hodge.

As Elizabeth gets to know George, she falls in love. But he has a secret  and ties to a magical world that comes to threaten the very things that Elizabeth holds dear–her family.  Can Elizabeth stay with George and protect her family?

 

Find out with this fantasy romance,  Foxtails: A Paranormal Regency Romance.

New Release: Lady Josephina’s Secret by Agnes Forest

 

A Lady with a dangerous secret, a Marquess in need of a wife, an unexpected meeting, an interfering brother, a chance for lasting love.

Lady Josephina Crawford, daughter of Viscount Whitemore, harbours a devastating secret that keeps her from finding a suitable husband and risks bringing scandal to her family name should it ever be revealed. Custom, duty, and propriety stand in the way of her happiness, and within the confines of Regency England’s high society, those barricades are enough to keep her encaged forever.

Gerard Sheridan, Marquess of Richmond, heir to the Duke of Bedfordshire, struggles to deal with the enormous pressure to fulfil a role that he never expected would be his. Oil paint, color, light, and composition fill his imagination every waking moment, but all of that must be cast aside when he takes on the role of heir, after his brother’s tragic death. He needs to find a wife, and fast.

A chance encounter opens up new hope. But from behind the masks that they wear, Josephina and Gerard must face the truth that they see in each other’s eyes; they’re lost in a battle between convention and love, and within the glittering walls of Almack’s Assembly Rooms, they’re without question set up to fail.

Can Gerard overcome his doubts, and believe that love is possible? Can Josephina risk trusting that her secret could be safe with Gerard? Or will the conventions of society tear them apart forever?


Release Date:  August 9, 2018.

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Boxset Sale: Kansas Crossroads by Amelia C. Adams

 

The first five volumes of the bestselling Kansas Crossroads series are now available in one set!

A New Beginning:

Handsome heir Adam Brody sees nothing but possibilities in the sprawling old building he’s just purchased. He will transform it into a hotel to meet the needs of those traveling by railroad.

Left a widow with a small daughter, Elizabeth Caldwell must find work. When she sees an advertisement inquiring about young women to work in a hotel, she decides to apply. However, the hotel owner specifically requested single ladies, so she must hide her former marital status, and her child, if she wishes to get the job.

With cloudy pasts to overcome, both Adam and Elizabeth want to believe in a bright future. Will they find the strength they need in each other, or will their differences keep them apart?


A Free Heart:

Harriet Martin left her plantation home in Atlanta and came to Kansas with one thought on her mind—finding the mother of the man she was supposed to marry. She will never find peace or be able to move on until she knows that Jane, a former slave, is safe and happy.

Tom White wants nothing more than to be his own man—traveling where he will, taking whatever jobs come his way, moving on again when he gets feeling itchy. Now working at the Brody Hotel, he starts to put down roots for the first time since he was forced to leave his home at the age of fifteen.

Both stubborn, independent, and free spirited, Harriet and Tom have more in common than either one wants to admit. By the same twist of fate, they each have exactly what the other needs—if destiny will allow them to find the happiness they’ve been seeking.


The Dark and the Dawn:

Jeanette Peterson and her sister, Abigail, are running from a dark past and hiding from an even darker future. When they happen upon the Brody Hotel in Topeka, Kansas, they’re given a chance at a whole new life, one where they can choose who they want to become. When Jeanette assists the town doctor with a difficult case, she realizes she has a calling and a passion to become a nurse.

Dr. Phillip Wayment is a set-in-his-ways bachelor, more than happy to run his medical practice alone. When Jeanette asks him to mentor her, he’s hesitant at first, not wanting some woman underfoot. But as they work together, he comes to realize how valuable she is to his career … and to him. Will the secrets from her past ruin what they’ve built?


A Clean Slate:

Olivia Markham is a socialite from New York City who came to Topeka with one goal—to marry Adam Brody. But Adam has married someone else, and Olivia has nowhere to go. Taking a job at the Brody Hotel requires her to swallow her pride, but she has no choice in the matter. Now she must learn to wear cotton dresses—cotton, when she should be wearing silk.

Pastor Robert Osbourne has taken on the huge responsibility of overseeing the spiritual welfare of a large congregation, and at times, he feels overwhelmed. He preaches on Sunday morning, but by Monday night, everything he’s said has been diluted by the alcohol at the saloons. He wonders if he’s doing any good for the people at all.

Olivia doesn’t see a need for God in her life. Robert can’t imagine living without Him. Can they find a way to overlook their differences and realize that love doesn’t have to make sense to be real?


A Clear Hope:

As a daughter, an older sister, and now a hotel waitress, Abigail Peterson is used to taking care of everyone around her. When a stranger collapses on the train platform and is brought to the Brody Hotel to recover, Abigail steps in to nurse her back to health.

Deputy Marshal Gabriel Hanks has seen a lot of violence, and he works every day to fight it. A man has been murdered, and it’s Gabe’s job to prosecute the guilty. When that quest puts him at odds with the girl he’s growing to love, he has to choose between justice, mercy, and his heart.

Debut Author: Flower Boy Tour Guide by Shannon Kent

 

Flower Boy: noun 1. slang for a really hot guy

Hannah Reynolds travels to Korea in search of her own drama hero come to life. What she gets instead is gorgeous, but surly tour guide, Jae Lee. He seems determined to ruin every romantic location they visit with his snarky comments, but Hannah can’t deny the crackling tension between them.

As they travel around the country with a busload of wacky K-drama and K-pop fans, their chemistry keeps drawing the two together. Hannah sees the mountain of problems standing between her and a relationship with Jae. They live in different countries. She’s flying home in five days. And he always takes an emotional step back whenever they get closer. But her heart doesn’t want to listen to reason. All it can see is the flower boy tour guide.


 

My Review:

Flower Boy Tour Guide is the first in the multi-author series, My Korean Crush. These authors love learning about Korea because of what we’ve been lucky enough to see of their dramas and  Kpop music.

I was lucky enough to read this prior to release, and I’ve already purchased my ebook. (It’s only 99 cents of you act fast!)

The story sets  out with a young American  arriving in Seoul.  She feels like she’s come home, and is excited to be there.  When she meets her roommate for the tour, it’s instant  best friends. And then there is Jae.  He may look like a flower boy, but he has thorns. Romantic comedy ensues in this delightful debut  by Shannon Kent.

Roxbury Rating: YA 12+  (aka PG)