Saturday, October 09, 2010

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS by Karen Witemeyer ~ SUPERB!

This fabulous cover says it all! Well, almost.

Karen Witemeyer has done it again. Such a fresh voice in the historical romance market. When I finished reading Karen's first book, A Tailor-Made Bride, I wondered how she was ever going to top that one. Well, I don't have to wonder any more. She did. Head in the Clouds, is a delightful read. It's super duper funny with excellent characters and honeycomb sweet romance. Some real, some imagined. But which is which? I'll never tell.

I will tell you this. The title sure fits heroine extraordinaire, Adelaide Proctor, who really does have her head in the clouds. Most of the time anyway. Until she's either working or needed, that is. Then Adelaide has a way of pulling her focus from out the clouds and back onto earth, especially back onto a certain little girl named Isabella, and a certain English Gentleman named Gideon.

Who are these two people? Just how does Adelaide get tangled up with them anyway? Does a love gone bad have anything to do with their meeting?

Gunshots follow Gideon Westcott around like yapping puppies. How can Gideon protect himself, Isabella, and Adelaide from hidden dangers that keep popping up like weeds in a well-tended garden? After all, someone is determined to see them dead. But who? And why?

AS IF! I'll never tell.

If you want to know, you'll have to buy the book and find out. You won't be sorry. It will be money well spent.
Until next time...

See ya~ ~ ~

Debra Ullrick - Award winning author of stories that romance the heart.
Loving Stetson/Christmas Belles of Georgia, coming soon.
A Grand County Christmas/A Log Cabin Christmas, coming soon.
The Unexpected Bride, Love Inspired Historical, coming May 2011
The Bride Wore Coveralls, Déjà vu Bride, and Dixie Hearts available now.
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Love finds You Under the Mistletoe

I really enjoyed these two stories. Both had excellent characters that I loved spending time with and was sad to say goodbye to.

An Appalachian Christmas, by Irene Brand is set around WWII. I'm normally not a fan of novels set in that time era, but I really, really enjoyed this one. Fabulous story about the power of forgiveness.

Once Upon a Christmas Eve, a contemporary novel by Anita Higman is set in a Christmas shop in Noel, Missouri. This story shows how love truly can find you anywhere. In your own backyard or even on a doorstep.

I highly recommend, Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe.

Until next time...

See ya~ ~ ~

Debra Ullrick - Award winning author of stories that romance the heart.
Loving Stetson/Christmas Belles of Georgia, coming soon.
A Grand County Christmas/A Log Cabin Christmas, coming soon.
The Unexpected Bride, Love Inspired Historical, coming May 2011
The Bride Wore Coveralls, Déjà vu Bride, and Dixie Hearts available now.
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Monday, September 20, 2010

An Undaunted Hope by Julie Lessman

Wow, this one had more roller coaster rides than a theme park. An Undaunted Love, by Julie Lessman had me turning the pages almost faster than I could read them. As a huge fan of Julie’s stories, I definitely wasn’t disappointed. An Undaunted Love, is as good if not better than her others. Filled with her usual sweet, poetic romance and much, much more.

One thing I loved about, An Undaunted Love, was, just when I thought things were going to go one way, Julie yanked me another direction. When the ride smoothed out a bit, wham! Another quick drop. Then a sharp yank in the opposite direction. Then the ride smoothed out and I took a nice slow journey to the top until… Bam! My stomach slammed into my throat, then just as quickly dipped it into my toes. Several times, I didn’t know if I was coming or going. My stomach and heart took more dips than an ice cream parlor soda jerk.

Hmmm speaking of Soda Jerk. This story has one, but it’s not who you think it is. This man’s passion and kisses are sweeter and better than a loaded hot fudge sundae on a hot summer day. Who is this man? I’ll let you figure it out for yourself.

Katie Rose O’Connor wants to tackle to the world for women’s rights. Her ambitions take her down roads she thought she would never travel. Just when she thinks she has things all figured out, her life takes on another sharp turn of events. None of which fit her well-laid plans. Or do they, and she just doesn’t know it? As if! I’ll never tell. All I can say is, this girl encounters more romance and beaus than a whole book shelf of novels.

And this story isn’t just about Katie, it’s about the whole gang in Julie Lessman’s, The Daughter’s of Boston series, plus a whole lot more. So, if you enjoyed, A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and, A Passion Denied, you will love this one. I sure did.

Until Next time…

See ya ~ ~ ~

Debra Ullrick - Award winning author of stories that romance the heart.
The Unexpected Bride, Love Inspired Historical, coming May 2011
The Bride Wore Coveralls, Déjà vu Bride, and Dixie Hearts available now.
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It's a Giveaway Extravaganza! Kindle Giveaway, Facebook Party and Book Bomb - OH MY!

Visit the Roaring 20’s with Julie Lessman in the Technology and Romance KINDLE Giveaway! Julie’s latest series has just ‘shimmied’ it’s way onto the scene with book 1 in The Winds of Change series, A Hope Undaunted! 

Find out more about the book, Julie here.

Enter The Technology and Romance KINDLE Giveaway!

One Grand Prize winner will receive a KINDLE preloaded with Julie Lessman's latest title. The Prize Pack (valued at over $150.00) includes:

* A brand new KINDLE, with Wi-Fi
* A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman
To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form and be sure to tell your friends about the contest.

Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on October 7th.

Not only is Julie hosting the fabulous KINDLE giveaway, but also a FACEBOOK  PARTY and a BOOK BOMB!!!

Are you ready for PRIZES GALORE??? Then come to the Facebook Party!

How does a gift certificate and a signed book given away EVERY 10 minutes during an hour-long Facebook party sound? (Yeah, we think it sounds pretty great too!) On October 7th at 5pm PST (6:00 MST, 7:00 CST, & 8:00 EST) Julie is inviting you to attend the A Hope Undaunted Facebook Party! She'll announce the winner of the KINDLE and in addition to the prizes every 10 minutes, she'll also be giving away great prize baskets filled with even more Romance and Technology (Netflix, Starbucks,, Champagne body Lotion, Pearls, & more!)!

BUT WAIT … there’s more (and no, this is not an infomercial … it’s WAY better!).  If you participate in the Book Bomb on October 7th you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to All you need to do to participate is buy a copy of A Hope Undaunted on October 7th and send your receipt (just transaction number from store, store name & date) to! Each book purchased equals one entry, buy 10 books get 10 entries!

All this fun begins with Revell’s blog tour SEPTEMBER 19-25, when 122 blogger/reviewers will post reviews about A Hope Undaunted, followed by the Book Bomb and Facebook Party!

So mark your calendars with these important dates:
September 19-25: A Hope Undaunted will be making an appearance on blogs across the country (and beyond!) in Revell's blog tour!

September 20th: The Technology and Romance KINDLE Giveaway launches (contest runs 9/20 - 10/6)

October 7th: Book Bomb Day (where everyone is encouraged to buy the book online at the same time!) and Facebook Party - meet and chat with Julie, win some great prizes & find out who won the KINDLE!

Want to help us spread the word about all this fun and be entered to win a $50 gift certificate?

Share Julie's Giveaway Extravaganza on Facebook, Twitter or your blog and we'll enter your name into our random drawing to win 50 smackers to!

Once you've tweeted, posted on Facebok or added the button to your blog/website - simple email Amy and let her know you helped spread the word. Easy.

Here is a sample post for both Twitter/Facebook:

Tweet This: @JulieLessman is giving away a KINDLE and tons more during her giveaway extravaganza! Details here: Pls RT

Share on Facebook: Julie Lessman is celebrating her new release, A Hope Undaunted by giving away a KINDLE, having a Book Bomb and a Facebook Party! Prizes Galore - don't miss the fun!

Or add this button to your blog or website! Simply copy and paste the code in the box into the HTML screen of your blog or website. Then email Amy and let her know you did!

A Hope Undaunted Facebook Party

Monday, August 23, 2010

A TAILOR-MADE BRIDE by Karen Witesmeyer

EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT. So, did I mention, A Tailor-Made Bride, was excellent? *smiling*

A Tailor-Made Bride, by Karen Whitemeyer is one of thee best historical novels I’ve ever read. This story catapulted to the top of my favorite historical novel’s list. I loved the characters, the story line, and everything about it. It’s mind-blowing to think that this is Karen’s debut novel. Her storytelling, characterization, and writing skills are that of a seasoned author. I can’t wait to read more from this author. Karen is one gifted, talented lady.

When dressmaker Hannah Richards moves to Coventry Texas, she encounters one handsome, yet gruff male… Mr. Jericho Tucker (J.T.), who takes an instant dislike to her, and she has no idea why. Even more befuddling, the man is constantly doing kind things for her, despite his obvious censure of her and her profession. Whatever his disapproving reasons are, Hannah knows that her heart and motive for coming here are without fault, therefore, she refuses to let him deter her from doing what she came to Coventry to do—create beautiful gowns.

Can Hannah change Mr. Tucker’s mind, not only about her profession, but about herself? Does she even want to?

Something Mr. Tucker’s sister and Hannah do tosses more wood into the already blazing fire. What is it? And why does it cause such a ruckus?

Beautiful women are taboo to Jericho Tucker. Especially Hannah Richards. J.T. wishes the striking dressmaker would go back to where she came from. He despises her type and tries desperately to avoid her. But no matter how hard he tries, she is constantly thrown into his path and his arms. How and why?

Why does Mr. Tucker dislike dressmakers so?

And what does an old man, who hasn’t bathed in forever, have to do with this story?

If you want the answers to these questions, and if you’re looking for an excellent read, then buy yourself a copy of, A Tailor-Made Bride. You won’t be sorry.

Until next time....

See ya~ ~ ~

Debra Ullrick, author of, The Bride Wore Coveralls, Deja Vu Bride, and Dixie Hearts.
Coming in May 2011, The Unexpected Bride -- Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Another winner by Betsy St. Amant!

Rodeo Sweetheart by Betsy St. Amant is quite a ride. But what a ride!

Love it, love it, love it! The long, rocky trail in, Rodeo Sweetheart, is filled with lies, deception, and romance.

But who’s fooling whom? And why?

Will the deceptions ever end?

Samantha Jenson wants to save her family’s ranch. A dude ranch isn’t what she had in mind, but at the present it seems to be the only way to stay out of the red. That is, until a couple of other options come her way. Yep, “Lucy” just might be the answer to Samantha’s unanswered prayers. But is the risk of a life worth saving the family ranch? After all, Samantha’s already lost one loved one.

Late night rendezvous’ in the corrals? More lies and deception? Or what?

Ethan Ames is out to steal something precious away from Samantha. To do that, he has to keep a major secret. What is that secret? And what lengths will Ethan go to, to accomplish this task? Will his plans backfire, or will he end up with something precious stolen from him instead? After all, the price of his deception is a whole lot higher than he anticipated.

Well, I hope I’ve whet your appetite. If you want to discover the answers to these questions, pick up a copy of, Rodeo Sweetheart. You won’t be sorry.

Greenhorns…hold onto your saddle horn. You’re fixin’ to learn some things about…. Did you really think I’d tell you? As if!

Until next time....

See ya~ ~ ~

Debra Ullrick - Award winning author.
The Bride Wore Coveralls
Déjà vu Bride, sequel to, The Bride Wore Coveralls, Spirit Light Books
Dixie Hearts, Barbour publishing
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Sunday, February 07, 2010

A Valentine's Wish by Betsy St. Amant

A Valentine’s Wish, by Betsy St. Amant is sweet, yummy, and chocolately. Yeppers, you heard me right. Chocolately. Betsy’s unique writer’s voice is fun, adventurous, and delightful.

In, A Valentine’s Wish, Lori Perkins has a secret admirer who showers her with simple, yet profound gifts. Only she doesn't know just how profound those gifts really are. And no matter how hard she tries, she can’t figure out who he is. Whoever he is though, knows a lot about her and smothers her with kisses, kisses, kisses. Real? Chocolate? Both? Or Gators? When she finally discovers her secret admirer’s identity, she’s confused and disappointed. Or is she?
Will the real secret admirer please stand up?

Andy Stewart has to get married. Will he pick just anyone to get Pastor Mike and the rest of the church off of his back? Including a woman who gives him a massive headache? And just why is the church asking him to get married as soon as possible anyway? Will fear hold him back from asking the real love of his life to marry him? Or will he settle for another just to please the flock?

Cupids are showing up everywhere. In the form of a little old lady, a young boy, and a well-meaning starry-eyed teenager. Will Cupids arrow hit its mark and bring two people who are right for each other together? Or will all their arrows miss the mark?

As if! You want to find out? Okay, then buy yourself a copy of Betsy St. Amant’s, A Valentine’s Wish, to discover the answers. You won’t be sorry. Oh, and don’t forget the chocolate.

Until next time....

See ya~ ~ ~

Debra Ullrick, author of The Bride Wore Coveralls

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