Julie Klassen is back!

This review is for "The Dancing Master" by Julie Klassen.

I don't know about you guys but I get super excited when I see that Julie has a new novel it! She is one of my top favorite authors and I look forward to her new novels so much and eagerly agreed to review this one!

Once again she did not disappoint! One of the things that I love about her work, besides that they are Regency fiction is the fact of how long her books are. I love picking up that thick book and cracking open the first page on one of the new adventures that she has penned for us all.

Julia Midwinters life is full of secrets. She knows it but doesn't know what to do about it.
A mother whose lips are sealed and a feeling of restlessness and generally not belonging in the lifestyle she is forced to lead has Julia feeling out-of-sorts.

When Alec Valcourt shows up in town with his mother and sister, his presence promises to shake things up in a very small town.

For Alec is a dancing master and dancing has long been banned in the sleepy town of Devonshire.

Julia would love to learn to dance but a big problem stands in her way. Her mother, the town matriarch, is the very one who banned the dancing in the first place.

Will love win out in the end of this story or will Julia and Alec's past both hold far to many terrible secrets to make their love feasible. Will Alec's love of dancing be able to survive the restrictions unfairly placed on his new town? Will Julia ever learn the secrets that cause her sadness?

You will have to read it to find out!

See what other readers though of this book HERE!

What did you think of the book?

 Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive one. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.

Sarah Ladd's "The Headmistress of Rosemere"

This review is for the novel "The Headmistress of Rosemere" by Sarah E. Ladd.

Fans of Jane Austen sit up and take notice! Sarah is back with book 2 in her "Whispers on The Moors series!" :)

I love regency fiction and Sarah is a great writer. I don't think you will be disappointed if you pick up this read!

Even if you haven't read the first book you should have no problem with reading this one by itself.

Sarah is good at pulling you right into important moments in the book even from the very first page or even the first sentence of the first page!

William Sterling was irresponsible in his life and now it is catching up with him at a rapid pace.
When said complications arise and cause him pain, he ends up on the doorstep of his tenant in desperate need of  her help.

Patience Creighton is constantly busy. She runs a successful girls boarding school and cares for her mother. When the knight on a white horse never rode up to the door for her, Patience resigned herself to being a spinster and took the school over.

She never quite anticipated the surprise that would end up being William Sterling.

But will he be any good for Patience or is he the last complication that she needs in her life?

Check out what other readers thought of this book HERE!

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Sarah Ladd The Headmistress of Rosemere

Pick up a copy of the book and sit down with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa! Great read for all these freezing days that we have been having lately!

Stay warm!

 Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive one. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.

A Blog Tour "Carolina Gold"

This book review is for the novel "Carolina Gold" by the talented Dorothy Love!

I have really enjoyed all of the books that I have read by Dorothy!

She has a talent for making the story leap off the pages and really pull you into the tale that she is weaving.

This particular adventure is set in the South Carolina Lowcountry and is a very descriptive read.

I think anyone that is a fan of Dorothy's previous novels will be a fan of this one as well!

Don't miss Dorothy Love's latest historical novel, Carolina Gold. Fun news: The release of Carolina Gold coincides with Dorothy's birthday. Celebrate with her by entering the Southern Essentials Giveaway and RSVPing to her Facebook party on January 14th!


Between January 3–14, visit Dorothy Love's Facebook Page to enter to win a new giveaway each day and be entered to win the $100 Visa Cash Card grand prize. Winners will be announced at the Facebook Author Chat party on January 14th! (Don't have a Facebook account? Enter here.)

RSVP today for Dorothy's Carolina Gold Author Chat Party on Facebook.

 During the party Dorothy will be hosting a book chat, testing your trivia skills, announcing the winner of the Southern Essentials Giveaway, and giving away books, gift certificates, and more. Oh, and she'll also be giving partygoers an exclusive look at her next book!
So grab your copy of

Carolina Gold and help Dorothy celebrate her birthday on the evening of January 14th! (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)


Charlotte Fraser finds herself quite at loose ends with the death of her father.

Returning to his rice plantation in Fairhaven, she finds that the war left its definite mark upon the families holdings. Being alone but with a backbone of steel, Charlotte determines that she will make the rice plantation whole again.

Having no real income until making this dream a reality she agrees with some hesitation to be a tutor for two young girls that belong to her widowed neighbor.

However their father has a quest to prove the claim he holds on Willowood Plantation.

His quest however doesn't just endanger himself.

You have to read to find out what happens!

Check out what other readers thought of this novel HERE

Go along with Charlotte on her harrowing journey and enjoy the beautiful Lowcountry that Dorothy describes so beautifully!

In Him,

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive one. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.