Mini Blog Blitz #GuestPost ~ The Lost Laird from Her Past by Jeanine Englert #HistoricalRomance @JeanineWrites @rararesources

Welcome to my stop on the mini blog blitz for The Lost Laird from Her Past by Jeanine Englert, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources. 

The Lost Laird From Her Past

Today I have a guest post from Jeanine to share…

Thank you, BetweenTheLines, for hosting me today for a guest post on your blog! I’m so excited to be here to celebrate the release of my latest Harlequin Historical/ Mills & Boon book, The Lost Laird from Her Past, which is book two in the Falling for a Stewart series.

As a writer, I’m often asked about my inspirations and themes for my books, so I thought I’d share five things that served as inspirations and themes for The Lost Laird from Her Past:

  1. The Highlands. This beautiful section of Scotland was a huge inspiration for me as I wrote this book. Garrick and Brenna travel from Argyll down to Oban on their journey. I watched countless YouTube videos of these areas, looked at a variety of old maps of the area, and selected several images of the area to use as inspiration for their scenes. The setting is often a character in itself in my books, and this book was no different.

  2. Loss and Feeling Lost. As the title might suggest, the hero, Laird Garrick MacLean of Westmoreland, has suffered great loss and has been “lost” to those who loved him as well as himself. His return forces him to face those things, as painful as they may be. Throughout the book, he works through these feelings of loss and his fear of losing anyone else in his life. 

  3. The Concept of Home and Family. As the author note in the front of the book suggests, “This book is for everyone who has ever believed they were too lost to find their way home or too undeserving to find their way back. Remember that home is a part of you and that you are never to broken to be loved.” The concept of home and family are integral to Brenna and Garrick’s story. They struggle with these ideas separately and together, but journey through them to have a new understanding of these ideas in the end of the book.

  4. Ayleen’s Crucifix. Although I won’t spoil the significance of this symbol in the book and all it represents, it is important in the way Garrick views it and how its meaning to him transforms throughout the book from the opening pages to the ending scene.

  5. Alexander Montgomerie. Although not as well know as Robert Burns, Alexander Montgomerie was a Scottish poet who lived from 1556-1611. His poems serve as a tether between Garrick and Brenna throughout the book. 

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today! It has been amazing spending some time with you. Please feel free to drop a comment or ask questions if you like. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have about my writing process or my books. 

Please also feel free to follow me @JeanineWrites on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram or you can drop me a note on my website at www.jeaninewrites.com. 

Wishing you all health, happiness, and many love stories for the rest of 2022!

Jeanine

Thanks so much for this, Jeanine.

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The Lost Laird fom Her Past Mills and Boon FINAL COVERA second chance…With her first love!

Lady Brenna Stewart is grateful to be saved from her burning carriage—only her rescuer is Laird Garrick MacLean, the man she once loved and lost! He seems determined to protect her from the unknown enemy pursuing her across the Scottish Highlands. But, bitterly hurt by his past betrayal, she needs answers. Why did he abandon her? And how can she keep her heart safe now, when the connection between them is as strong as ever…

Purchase Link – https://books2read.com/u/b6Mwnp

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Jeanine Englert’s love affair with mysteries and romance began with Nancy Drew, Murder She Wrote, and her Grandmother’s bookshelves full of romance novels. She is a VIVIAN® and Golden Heart® Finalist as well as a Silver Falchion, Maggie, and Daphne du Maurier Award Winner in historical romance and mystery. Her Scottish Highland historical and historical romantic suspense novels revolve around characters seeking self-acceptance and redemption. When she isn’t wrangling with her characters on the page, she can be found trying to convince her husband to watch her latest Masterpiece or BBC show obsession. She loves to talk about books, writing, her beloved rescue pups, as well as mysteries and romance with other readers. Visit her website at www.jeaninewrites.com. 

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While Away the Hours in Scotland Giveaway! (Open to UK / US)

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Whether it’s too cold, too hot, or too rainy where you are, you can while away the hours with the first two books in the Falling for a Stewart SeriesEloping with the Laird and The Lost Laird from Her Past! Your prize also includes two Scottish blessing bracelets, one for you and one for a friend, and some lovely book swag! Happy reading! 

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Blog tour #QandA with Sandy Barker #author of A Wedding in Tuscany #romance @rararesources @sandybarker

I’m delighted to share a Q&A with Sandy for my stop on the blog tour, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

A Wedding in Tuscany

Tell us, what inspired you to write A Wedding in Tuscany?

I knew some time ago that I wanted to bring all the characters from this series back together for one final story. This is Book #5, and includes the protagonists from Books 1-4, Sarah and Cat Parsons, and Cat’s friend, Jaelee Tan.

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A Wish for Jinnie (Cranley Wishes Book 1) by Audrey Davis #RomCom meets #Fantasy @audbyname #TuesdayBookBlog

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Published: June 2020 by Tanzanite Books

Category: Romantic Comedy, Fantasy

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Do you ever feel that life has got it in for you? Jinnie Cooper certainly does.

Unlucky in love, broke and exiled to a sleepy Scottish village, she really needs to shake things up.

When she gains possession of a battered old lamp, Jinnie’s world changes in ways she could never have imagined. With her affections divided between two men, can her unlikely housemate help – or hinder – the path to happiness?

After being dumped by her fickle fiancé Jinnie Cooper has relocated to the small village of Cranley. She needs to start over and the first priority is finding a job. The employment opportunities don’t look too promising initially but thanks to a heads up from local cafe owner, Jo, Jinnie secures a part time job in the village antique shop owned by the handsome Sam.

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#GuestPost from Laura Briggs #Author of A little Hotel in Cornwall @PaperDollWrites #Giveaway #Romance @rararesources

I’m delighted to join the 1 Day Blog Blitz for A little Hotel in Cornwall, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources, with a guest post from the author, Laura Briggs.

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Over to Laura and her Top Reasons to Binge Read A Little Hotel in Cornwall

Thank you to Cathy for letting me share with her lovely readers about the books in my series A LITTLE HOTEL IN CORNWALL. I’m pretty excited to share that all eight of its novellas are finally available in one handy digital volume. Because, if you’re like me, you probably like to binge your entertainment now and then, and it’s just easier to have a book bundle on hand for those moments, right? And with the series anthology freshly debuted, I thought it might be fitting to share the reasons why readers agree Maisie’s Cornish adventures are definitely best read back to back to….well, you get the idea!

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Spring Tides At The Starfish Café (The Starfish Café #2) by Jessica Redland #FeelGoodFiction #TuesdayBookBlog @JessicaRedland @BoldwoodBooks

9781801624268Author: Jessica Redland

Published: April 2022 by Boldwood Books

Category: Contemporary, Feel Good FictionFeel, Romance

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A new season…

As winter turns to spring, Hollie – owner of The Starfish Café – is feeling content as she settles into her new life with her loving boyfriend, Jake, and their adorable dog Pickle.

But when an unwelcome visitor threatens the future of her café, Hollie must stay strong to protect her family’s legacy…

A leap of faith…

Emerging from an unhappy relationship, Tori finds herself with nowhere to stay and nobody to talk to. The long-hidden secrets of her past weigh heavily on her until a chance encounter with Finley, struggling to come to terms with his own secrets, provides an opportunity to open up.

I confess, I haven’t read the first book in this series and it’s obvious Hollie and Jake have a back story, but it didn’t stop me from enjoying this book. I felt enough information was included to fill in the gaps. 

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A Scottish Highland Surprise by Julie Shackman #Romance #Mystery @G13Julie #NetGalley @OneMoreChapter

9780008538941Author: Julie Shackman

ARC Review: Due for Publication 22nd April by One More Chapter

Category: Light Mystery, Romance, Women’s Fiction

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When wedding planner Sophie Harkness refuses to move a friend’s wedding to accommodate a spoilt bridezilla, she finds herself out of a job. That is until she discovers her late grandma has purchased a local shop for her in the pretty Scottish town of Briar Glen.

Sophie Harkness is a successful, hard working wedding planner, but when an obnoxious bride wants her wedding moved regardless of the inconvenience, or the disappointment to others, she refuses. 

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#GuestPost + #Giveaway from Bella Cassidy #author of Shoot the Moon @BellaMoonShoot @rararesources

I’m delighted to welcome Bella Cassidy with a guest post for my slot on the blog tour organised by Rachel’s Random Resources. I read Shoot the Moon earlier this year, my review can be found here.

Shoot The Moon

I am sometimes asked if any of my characters are based on real people. Oh yes, I say cheerily, every single one. Before reflecting that writers who don’t include elements of people they know in their work must have far better imaginations than me.

I find people absolutely fascinating; and will ask a hundred questions of anyone. And I’m delighted that, having reinvented myself as a journalist in my fifties, I’ve finally found an excuse for being so nosey. 

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#1Day Blog Blitz ~ The Dating Game by @Susan_Buchanan #Extract + #Giveaway @rararesources

I’m happy to share an extract for the 1 Day Blog Blitz, organised by Rachel’s Random Resources

The Dating Game

Gill is looking forward to her date with the cute Irishman

Gill sat down as Sean went to the bar. She loved his accent. Irish accents always did it for her, but Sean’s was particularly hitting the spot. He did look quite young. She knew he was only thirty-five, two years younger than her, but he barely seemed thirty. His photo hadn’t done him justice at all. And he scrubbed up well, too; gone was the unkempt look from his photo. So, he had made an effort. Good. When he returned, he leant across her slightly to place her drink down and she breathed in the smell of his aftershave – not too noticeably she hoped. It wouldn’t do for it to seem as if she were trying to drink him in. He scored a comfortable eight for presentation.

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Shoot the Moon by Bella Cassidy @meHappyShed #BookReview for #RBRT #ContemporaryRomance

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Published: August 2021 by Happyshed Press

Category: Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Family Life

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When the love you miss the most is the one you’ve always had.

Tassie loves many things: her friends, her job, her garden. Even her first boyfriend. But there’s a kind of love she just can’t find.

Until, in losing everything, she sees what she needed most was there all along.

Sometimes it’s not the person you need to forget, but the person you need to forgive.

Tassie Morris is a successful wedding photographer, working for a popular bridal magazine. She has a complicated relationship with her mother, loves her friends, her job and her garden and is still hung up on the loathsome Alex. They dated several years ago until Alex upped sticks and moved to America. He’s married with children but that doesn’t stop him ‘catching up’ with Tassie when he’s back in the UK.

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