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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Another Great Regency Romance!

This month I'm featuring Linore Rose Burkard's The House in Grosvenor Square. After reading Ms. Burkard's Before the Season Ends, I've been waiting for this delightful sequel! If you would like the opportunity to win a copy of The House in Grosvenor Square, leave a comment below.

England, 1813: As Ariana Forsythe plans her wedding, she must adjust to the realization that she will soon become the wife of an extremely wealthy man. She wonders if it's wrong to rejoice that her future husband is rich. But she promises herself to use her new position to do what she can to aid the numerous street waifs she sees all too often in London. During a tour of her future home-the house in Grosvenor Square-Ariana impulsively makes plans to redecorate (just a little) according to her tastes.

But when Philip arrives home later, he is informed that an expensive silver candlestick and a miniature portrait of George III have gone missing. Moreover, each time Ariana visits the house, another item disappears.

When Ariana suffers an abduction attempt by two villains, and other mysterious goings-on are unexplained, Mr. Mornay must unravel the mystery of who is after her, and why. He knows he has to prevent any harm from befalling his future bride, even if it means he must keep her under lock and key in his own house!

Romance, suspense, and a deft touch of humor are part of the wonderful story of Philip Mornay and Ariana Forsythe's march to the altar. Fans of Linore's first book, Before the Season Ends, will love this delightful addition to the Regency Inspirational Series, as will all readers of historical romance.

Publisher's Weekly affirms, "Ms. Burkard's command of period detail is impressive, evident in material details, but also in dialogue. Her novels even help non-Regencyphiles learn the difference between ladies' pelisses and spencers...On the whole, it's a tasty confection."

Linore Rose Burkard began writing when she couldn't find a Regency romance with an inspirational twist. "There were Christian books that approached the genre," she says, "But, they fell short of being a genuine Regency. I knew that many women like me want stories that are historically authentic and offer glimpses of God's involvement in our lives. So I finally gave up looking and decided to write one myself."

Ms. Burkard was raised in New York, where she graduated magna cum laude from the City University of New York with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature. She lives with her husband and five children in a town full of antique stores and gift shops in southwestern Ohio. Her hobbies include working on four new Regency novels, family movie nights, swimming, and gardening.

To enter our drawing for a free copy of The House in Grosvenor Square, leave a comment AND your email address so I can contact you if you win.

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Blogger remnant reminscences said...

Oh, I loved the first book!! I wished it wouldn't you can imagine how I've been looking forward to this one. I can't wait to read it. Please enter me for a chance to win!

April 9, 2009 2:21 PM  
Blogger peachykath said...

The first book was excellent. I'd love a chance to read the sequel to it, please enter me in the contest. thanks, Katherine


April 9, 2009 2:30 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

I'm a fan! :) The first one is fantastic. I keep giving away my copy and having to buy another, it's that good! I'd love to be entered into a drawing for the sequel!

Aaronandlori (at)

April 9, 2009 3:31 PM  
Blogger mez said...

I would love a chance to win The House in Grosvenor Square, the first book was delightful! Thanks.

April 9, 2009 3:54 PM  
Blogger sherrinda said...

I'm a huge Linore fan! The first was sigh worthy!!! Count me in on the drawing!


April 9, 2009 6:08 PM  
Blogger Carole said...

I have loved Regencies ever since being introduced to Georgette Heyer's books as a teenager. Linore's first book was so very good and I'm thrilled to see Regencies in the Christian fiction market. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of #2.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

April 18, 2009 1:41 AM  
Blogger Cara Slaughter said...

I loved her first book and I'm really looking forward to reading this new one.

April 23, 2009 9:56 AM  
Blogger Julie Lessman said...

Loved the first book -- sign me up for the second!


April 23, 2009 10:53 AM  
Blogger Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Please sign me up! I LOVED Before the Season Ends----she's a fabulous writer
Blessings to you Louise

April 23, 2009 10:54 AM  
OpenID Eva Marie said...

I'm not familiar with this author, Lousie, but thank you so much for bringing her to our attention (those of us who are not familiar!). The book looks wonderful! Please enter me into the contest!

Eva Marie Everson
Well ... you know me!

April 23, 2009 11:57 AM  
Blogger Patricia said...

I too really enjoyed the first book. Romance is nice but historical romance is great! Please enter me in the drawing. pgrau dot ggi at gmail dot com

April 24, 2009 8:44 AM  
Blogger Linore said...

Hi Louise,
Thanks so much for featuring my book here! For everyone who enters and does not win, I want to let you know that there are other giveaways going on for the book; check in with my website calendar often to see where else I'll be. I add new blog sites (and most of them run a contest) often, so check back when you can!
Thanks for your interest and all the good words about the first book, too! HUGS to all of you!

PS: Here's the calendar URL:


April 25, 2009 4:07 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

I haven't read any of the Love Inspired Historic Novels yet... this one sounds great.



June 18, 2009 5:00 PM  

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