Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Enchanting Nicholette
Series: The Everstone Chronicles #5
Author: Dawn Crandall
Publisher: Whitaker House
Release Date: October 9, 2018
Genre: Historical Romance
In this captivating novella by Dawn Crandall, Nicholette Everstone is already a widow at the age of twenty-two: her husband was murdered on their wedding day. She has just returned to Boston after two years of mourning in Europe. Although her husband was loving, the marriage was an arranged one, and Nicholette would like to wed again–this time for love…and to someone safe.
As she acclimates to life in Back Bay again, Nicholette meets someone she can͛t help but fall for. But when she learns of the danger and sacrifices Cal Hawthorne takes on for the safety of others, will her heart be strong enough to keep her fears of “what if” at bay?
In an attempt to gain better control of where the conversation was headed, I turned about, paced a bit, and fiddled with the strings of my reticule. Then I sat upon the half-hidden bench abutted to the wall of the bridge, next to his top hat. “Father told me you left your previous position at his bank without a word. Is that true?”
“So you’ve been speaking about me to your father?” he asked, evading my question.
“Simply trying to figure out the mystery you’ve presented.”
“Ah, a mystery. How thrilling for you.”
Looking apprehensively to Mr. Hawthorne, I found him leaning against a tree, staring at me.
I couldn’t help it as my gaze traveled the length of him, from his tousled brown hair, to the breadth of his shoulders, down his long, muscular legs to his fine leather shoes.
Yes, what a distractingly handsome mystery he made.
“I never knew I was so intriguing… but I’m immensely glad your thoughts of me have—”
“Not intriguing,” I promptly interrupted. “Secretive. There’s a difference.”
“I haven’t been secretive with you.” His leveled gaze focused entirely on me. “You know exactly what I think of you.”
“Oh yes, let me remember,” I stated lightly. “You said something about me being difficult to forget. Perhaps a comment about my looks from back when I’d just come out…”
“I may have commented on your appearance years ago, but the same would be true now. You were, and are very beautiful. Especially when you’re being inquisitive,” Mr. Hawthorne said, and then he quickly pushed off the tree and raked his fingers through his hair. “May I have the chance to explain what you heard while you were eavesdropping on my private conversation?”
Scared of what he would actually say—and how hearing such things could possibly change my mind, make me want to give in—I said, “You needn’t bother. It won’t change—”
“Let me…anyway, for the benefit of you knowing a little more.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dawn Crandall͚s debut Gilded Age Victorian romance, ͞The Hesitant Heiress,͟ was a 2015 ACFW Carol award finalist in the debut category and received the 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the 2015 Write Touch Reader͛s Choice Award and the 2015 Romancing the Novel Reader͛s Choice Award. Her follow-up novel, ͞The Bound Heart,͟ received the 2016 Laurel Award from Clash of the Titles. Dawn earned a BA in Christian Education from Taylor University. She͛s been balancing books and babies lately as her two sons were both born as the four books of her Everstone Chronicles series were being released from Whitaker House from 2014 to 2016. Dawn lives with her husband and two young sons on a hobby farm in her hometown in northeast Indiana.
(1) Winner will win:
- A print copy of Enchanting Nicholette
- A library card zipper bag
- Two pairs of Jane Austen socks
- Two hand poured candles
- A historically accurate soap from Austen͛s time
- A Jane Austen set of playing cards
- A set of Jane Austen notecards
- 6 magnets with Jane Austen quotes
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