This week Linore Rose Burkard and Linda Hall

» Posted on Jan 11, 2010 in Blog | 10 comments


Congratulations to Abi for winning C. J. Darlington’s Thicker Than Blood and to Carol for winning Janice Thompson’s Swinging on a Star.

This week I’m hosting Linore Rose Burkard with The Country House Courtship and Linda Hall with Storm Warning. If you want to enter the drawing for the book, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Jan. 17th) evening.

BIO-LINORE ROSE BURKARD


Linore Rose Burkard creates Inspirational Romance for the Jane Austen Soul. Her characters take you back in time to experience life and love during the era of Regency England (circa 1800 – 1830).

Ms. Burkard’s novels include Before the Seasons Ends, The House in Grosvenor Square , and The Country House Courtship.. Her stories blend Christian faith and romance with well-researched details from the Regency. With influences like Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer, Linore delights in bringing the regency to life for her readers, and, in the tradition of regencies, with manners, morals, romance and humor. Linore’s readers experience a romantic age, where England from the past comes alive and happy endings are possible for everyone.

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.”

Ms. 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.

Link to PDF version on Linore’s site:
Excerpt PDF from “The Country House Courtship”

Short description of The Country House Courtship:

England, 1818: It has been five years since Ariana Forsythe married The Paragon, Mr. Phillip Mornay. Now, Ariana’s sister, Miss Beatrice Forsythe, is seventeen and determined to marry advantageously as well. (Surely Ariana’s society connexions all but guarantee Beatrice’s success-especially if Mr. Mornay is created a baronet by the Prince Regent!

But the Mornay’s have disappeared from high society as they raise a family at their country estate. Can Beatrice persuade them to chaperone her in London? And what about her business with the curate, Mr. O’Brien, whom Beatrice rashly promised to marry years earlier? She is too sophisticated now to settle for a mere clergyman-despite his agreeable countenance and gentle, understanding ways. When Mr. Tristan Barton becomes tenant of the Manor House, Beatrice’s hopes seem to have found their object. But when Ariana falls gravely ill, secrets come to light, motives are revealed, and pretenses that are easy to keep up in the darkness begin to crumble. As hearts are bared and truths uncovered, a country house courtship like no other cannot be far behind!
Fans of Linore’s first books, Before the Season Ends, and The House on Grosvenor Square, will be delighted with final addition to the Regency Inspirational Series, as will all readers of historical romance.

Bio for Linda Hall:

Award winning and twice Christy-nominated author Linda Hall has written eighteen novels of mystery and suspense, plus many short stories. She grew up in New Jersey where her love of the ocean was nurtured. Most of her novels have something to do with the sea. When she’s not writing, Linda and her husband enjoy sailing the St. John River system and the coast of Maine. In the summer we basically move aboard their 34′ sailboat aptly named – Mystery.

Right now she writes romantic suspense for Steeple Hill’s Love Inspired Suspense line, and loving it. She grew up reading Phyllis Whitney and Victoria Holt and feels like she has “come home” in her writing.

STORM WARNING blurb:

The rustic lakeside homestead is supposed to be a refuge for widow Nori Edwards. However, the moment the single mom arrives, strange and frightening things start happening. Former police officer Steve Baylor—the only resident who’ll step foot on the “cursed” property—vows to protect Nori. And catch the shadowy someone dead set on terrorizing her. For the first time, she feels safe. But danger won’t stay hidden forever…and neither will Nori’s stalker, who’s waiting for a chance to let a deadly storm roll in.

10 Comments

  1. I'd love to read Storm Warning. Please, enter me.
    marthanadnny(at)hotmail(dot)com

  2. Please include me for The Country House Courtship and Storm Warning, both sound great. Thanks!

    worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot]com

  3. Please enter me into the drawing. thanks so very much

    mamat2730(at)charter(dot(net)

  4. I would like to be entered for the book Storm Warning. I'm sure my sister would love to read it.
    Thanks!
    ohiobuckeye91[at]gmail[dot]com

  5. Would love to be entered into the draw
    susanwilson44(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. Storm Warning sounds like my kind of read! tWarner419@aol.com

  7. I love Linda Hall's book, and would love a chance to win Storm Warning.
    Thanks!

  8. Storm Warning sounds like a good one. Please enter me. Thank you.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  9. Please enter me in the drawing. This book sounds good. JoAnn
    joann4us(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. please enter me for Storm warning. Sounds like my kind of book! Loved the interview with the heroine.

    Gail
    bookwurm70 at gmail dot com

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