Monday, March 28, 2011

Recommendation of the Week: 3/27/11 - 4/2/11

'Barley A Lady'
by Eileen Dreyer
Read an excerpt: here
"Olivia Grace has secrets that could destroy her. One of the greatest of these is the Earl of Gracechurch, who married and divorced her five years earlier. Abandoned and disgraced, Grace has survived those years at the edge of respectability. Then she stumbles over Jack on the battlefield of Waterloo, and he becomes an even more dangerous secret. For not only is he unconscious, he is clad in an enemy uniform.
But worse, when Jack finally wakes in Olivia's care, he can't remember how he came to be on a battlefield in Belgium. In fact, he can remember nothing of the last five years. He thinks he and Olivia are still blissfully together. To keep him from being hanged for a traitor, Olivia must pretend she and Jack are still married.
To unearth the real traitors, Olivia and Jack must unravel the truth hidden within his faulty memory. To save themselves and the friends who have given them sanctuary, they must stand against their enemies, even as they both keep their secrets.
In the end, can they risk everything to help Jack recover his lost memories, even though the truth may destroy them both?"Source
My Thoughts: Eileen Dreyer is a relatively new author to me. Previously, she could be found under the pen name of Kathleen Korbel writing highly acclaimed contemporaries-suspense, paranormal, ect. I had the privilege to crack open my first by her (Never A Gentleman, book 2 in the Drake's Rakes series: Read My Review) and found it fresh, different, ripe with emotion, and absorbing. I can't wait to check out this first Drake's Rake book and meet the characters (Olivia & Jack) that captivated me in the few scenes they had in Book 2. 'Barley A Lady' is Eileen's first historical and made it to Publishers Weekly's Top 100 Books of 2010. I know I am in for a treat with this one- and so are you!

Read a review of 'Barley A Lady' at The Romance Dish: here
This is your Recommendation for the Week of March 27th, 2011 thru April 2nd, 2011

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  1. I just saw your recommendation. I can't thank you enough. I'm thrilled you enjoyed Grace and Diccan's story. Grace is one of my favorite characters I've ever had the pleasure of....meeting? well, characters do tend to introduce themselves. She kind of wormed her way into my affection every time she appeared in Barely a Lady. I like being able to give her a HEA. It makes it even better that you enjoyed it.

  2. Sounds like a great book & series! I'll be adding this to my list of books to get!


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  3. I haven't figured out whether to thank you for the review or whether to avoid blog pages altogether as my TBR pile is growing out of control...and to think, a few weeks ago I was complaining I had nothing to read! Honestly though, thank you, you have been introducing new authors to me that I really should be reading. This book sounds wonderful, and as I still have not got around to reading the first book in the series and already here is a second that I just have to have - I guess I really need to start getting to reading before she comes out with the third!

  4. OMG!!! You will L O V E this book :)

    Also, I'm glad you liked NaG also. Both books are amazing. I just did a revuew of it for RRAH's website and you're welcome to stop by and check it out. BTW: I love your blog. You're like a long lost twin :)I'm pleased to follow you....


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