GENRE: Historical Romance
About the Book
Adam Gentry, heir to the celebrated Paradise Stables in Virginia, is haunted by the visions of his lost love. Feeling cursed by fate, he slips deeper into grief, shrouded in a cloud of liquor and depression, and neglects his duties and responsibilities. But when Adam is forced to accept that there’s nothing he can do to change his past, he knows he must move on.
And he accepts his own destiny: that he will never love again.
Emmaline Somerset finds herself in the worst possible position any unmarried woman can be in. She will have to abandon all of her plans, hopes, and dreams for an independence using her own talents. The only viable solution is to move to a distant relative’s home and reinvent herself as a widow with an infant. No one will ever be the wiser.
Adam, now determined to secure the Gentry legacy, plans to save longtime family friend Emmaline from her embarrassment with an offer of marriage. But what Adam didn’t plan on was how his unexpected attraction to her would stir something inside of him, something he’s kept locked deep within.
Can love finds its way between two troubled souls, one driven by duty, the other by honor, both determined to find their way home?
Read an Excerpt
Emmaline Somerset’s bedroom door opened, and her mother poked her head inside.
“Mother, please,” she began but stopped speaking as the door opened wide and Adam Gentry walked into her room.
“I know this is unusual, Mrs. Somerset, but certainly you’ve known me and my family long enough to know that I intend nothing untoward. But I would like to speak to your daughter alone.”
Adam stared at her as he spoke to her mother and she could see Jane and Betsy behind him, eyes wide and their hands over their mouths.
“It’s not p-proper, Adam,” her mother stuttered.
“I’m fine, Mother. Stand outside my door if you wish.”
Emmaline looked at him and noticed that he was thinner than the last time she saw him. He was still very handsome and even intimidating, filling the room with his presence. He was the oldest among her generation of Gentrys and Somersets but had been removed a bit from the rest of them as they grew up together. A bit apart from John and Matthew and Jim, who’d been fast friends growing up, and from Olivia and Nettie and Marabelle Winston, whose family owned the mercantile, and her. He hadn’t been aloof, but he hadn’t gotten into the same type of trouble that John and Matthew had.
Women swooned over him, and he smiled back and tipped his hat in such a way that made a female feel as if she was the only person of her sex in the world. Except right now he wasn’t looking so sure of himself and not particularly happy, either.
About the Author
Holly Bush writes historical romance set in the U.S.in the late 1800’s, in Victorian England, and an occasional Women’s Fiction title. Her books are described as emotional, with heartfelt, sexy romance. She makes her home with her husband in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Holly Bush will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.
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January 7: Christine Young
January 7: Romance Novel Giveaways
January 8: Edgar’s Books
January 8: Mythical Books
January 9: Locks, Hooks and Books – review
January 9: Hearts and Scribbles
January 10: Readeropolis
January 10: Books,Dreams,Life
January 11: The Avid Reader
January 11: Sharing Links and Wisdom
January 14: All the Ups and Downs
January 14: Two Ends of the Pen
January 15: Nickie’s Views and Interviews
January 15: Rachel Brimble Romance
January 16: Wake Up Your Wild Side
January 16: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
January 17: Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books!
January 17: Punya Reviews…
January 18: Joanne Guidoccio
January 18: Jazzy Book Reviews
January 21: Hope. Dreams. Life.. Love
January 21: Kimmi Love
January 22: Buried Under Romance – review
January 23: Enchanting Reviews
January 23: Iron Canuck – review
January 24: Harlie’s Books
January 24: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’
January 25: Mixed Book Bag
January 25: Independent Authors
January 28: Travel the Ages
January 28: Beyond Romance
January 28: A Writer’s Life
January 29: Fabulous and Brunette
January 29: It’s Raining Books
January 30: A Chick Who Reads
January 30: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
January 31: Author C.A.Milson
January 31: This and That Book Blog
February 1: Long and Short Reviews
February 1: Sapphyria’s Books
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