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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Wishing you all health, happiness, and many love stories for the rest of 2022!
Thanks so much for this, Jeanine.
A 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…
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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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