Sunday, 22 June 2014

Bewitching Blurbs - Feature

Hi everyone and welcome to another Bewitching Blurbs.

Today I was at Paramoor Winery at Carlsruhe, in the Macedon Rangers to celebrate the book launches of Lord Somerton’s Heir by Alison Stuart and The Maid of Milan by Beverley Eikli. The afternoon was a great success and a lot of fun.

It was an afternoon celebrating the new releases, listening to a string quartet, chatting about books, standing too close to the chocolate table and mingling with a heap of interesting people. I caught up with the lovely Sasha Cottman, the uber cool Kate Cuthbert and met Fiona Lowe.

So drawing on the talented ladies I had the pleasure of chatting with today, I decided to feature some of their books. This week’s Bewitching Blurbs mainly consists of books I have added before but they are so good they’re worth another mention. J

Lord Somerton’s Heir
By Alison Stuart
From the battlefield of Waterloo to the drawing rooms of Brantstone Hall, Sebastian Alder’s elevation from penniless army captain to Viscount Somerton is the stuff of dreams. But the cold reality of an inherited estate in wretched condition, and the suspicious circumstances surrounding his cousin’s death, provide Sebastian with no time for dreams — only a mystery to solve and a murderer to bring to justice.

Isabel, widow of the late Lord Somerton, is desperate to bury the memory of her unhappy marriage by founding the charity school she has always dreamed of. Except, her dreams are soon shattered from beyond the grave when she is not only left penniless, but once more bound to the whims of a Somerton.

But this Somerton is unlike any man she has met. Can the love of an honourable man heal her broken heart or will suspicion tear them apart?
Alison’s website -

The Maid of Milan
By Beverley Eikli
Adelaide Leeson wants to prove herself worthy of her husband, a man of noble aspirations who married her when she was at her lowest ebb.

Lord Tristan Leeson is a model of diplomacy and self-control, even curbing the fiery impulses of his youth to preserve the calm relations deemed essential by his mother-in-law to preserve his wife s health.

A visit from his boyhood friend, feted poet Lord James Dewhurst, author of the sensational Maid of Milan, persuades Tristan that leaving the countryside behind for a London season will be in everyone's interests.

But as Tristan's political career rises, and Adelaide revels in society's adulation, the secrets of the past are uncovered. And there's a high price to pay for a life of deception
Here’s a link to Beverley’s website -

Letter from a Rake
By Sasha Cottman
The unconventional Miss Millie Ashton, recently arrived from India, finds England a cold and dismal place. The fashionable ladies of London society look down their noses at her and it isn't long before Millie is planning her return to the country she considers home.

When Millie befriends the high-spirited Lucy Radley, she also meets Lucy's handsome brother, 'Alex the Great' and things take a turn for the better. Alex, the Marquess of Brooke, is considered the most eligible bachelor in London, yet he appears fascinated by the independent Millie.

Against the odds, their unlikely friendship deepens. But Alex has a secret and when a love letter goes astray, it threatens to destroy all their happiness...

Can Millie and Alex overcome the obstacles in their path to find true love? Or will one miscommunication ruin everything?
Letter from a Rake is a finalist in the Romantic Book of the Year award (RWA Australia)
You can check out Sasha’s website here –

Boomerang Bride
By Fiona Lowe
Matilda Geoffrey had risked it all for love.

She'd left Australia to be with Barry—the man who had swept her off her virtual feet. Now, wearing a wedding dress, she's alone on Main Street in small-town Wisconsin, and things aren't working out exactly as planned….

In town for his annual family visit, Marc Olsen had never seen a bride quite like Matilda—staring into a storefront window, holding a tottering wedding cake and looking desperately in need of a groom. He doesn't have many warm feelings for his hometown, but meeting Matilda just as she discovers she's been scammed by her online "fiancé" stirs something in him.

Matilda is not the kind of woman Marc imagined himself with, and Marc is anything but the romantic hero that Matilda has always dreamed of. But as unlikely circumstances throw them together, can they let go of their misconceptions and risk their hearts for love?
Fiona won the RITA for Boomerang Bride last year.
Here’s a link to her website -
Thanks for stopping by.
Nicóle  xx



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