Friday, October 4, 2013

Romancing His English Rose by Catherine Hemmerling Book Tour and Giveaway




Romancing His English Rose
Lady Lancaster Garden Society
Book Two
Catherine Hemmerling

Genre: Historical Romance

Publisher: Entangled Publishing.
Date of Publication:  9-9-13

ASIN: B00EMTDL4C
Number of pages: 174


Book Description:

Rose Warren and Simon Trumbull may have been betrothed since birth, but that doesn't mean they have to like each other. Rose is sure the notorious playboy Simon will never willingly settle down, and Simon, well... he agrees. Never one to be forced into anything, he'd rather drink and gamble with his mates than spend time with the bookish, bespectacled Rose.

When the two are thrown together to investigate a potential poisoning mystery, neither expects the sparks that fly. Simon discovers that Rose is, in face, a brilliant sleuth and - even better - hides a delectable body beneath her flowing skirts. Suddenly, falling into bed may be the best idea either has heard, but can Simon convince Rose his romancing is forever?










Short Excerpt

“Ah, yes...” Simon said haltingly, unable to believe that Lady Lancaster had suggested he dance with Rose. Usually when he poured on his charm, the older ladies did everything in their power to keep the young impressionable girls away from him. Of course, he was engaged to Rose, so perhaps that accounted for the woman’s unusual decision.

Turning to Rose, Simon saw that she too was surprised by the dowager’s recommendation. She also appeared displeased by it. Most young ladies fawned over him and when he asked one to dance, they would practically swoon with delight. But Rose seemed almost disgusted by the idea.

Pride pricked, Simon came to a decision. This dance would be the best Rose had ever experienced—one she would never forget.

Pulling himself up straight and tall, Simon adopted the most sincere mien he could and asked, “Rose, may I have this dance?”

Rose nodded and accepted Simon’s arm and together they walked to the dance floor.

Soon they were moving gracefully around the ballroom floor...in complete silence. Rose was gazing absently over Simon’s shoulder and Simon was trying in vain to come up with something witty and interesting to say.

While deciding to impress Rose enough for her to never again regret having to dance with him, Simon took a moment to get a better look at his betrothed. Something was different about her tonight, but he just couldn’t put his finger on what.



Review
Learning at a young age that he was betrothed to a young girl, Simon Trumbell did his best to act the part of holy terror and rake as he grew up.  Not wanting to be attached to a woman he felt nothing for, did not sit well with Simon even as they grew up.

Rose Warren is an enigma, Simon thinks she is just another young woman who is more interested in  society gossip rather than the intriguing young woman she has become.  When Simon realizes there is more to his betrothed then he thought, he begins to rethink his stance on Rose and marriage as they embroil themselves in solving a murder mystery.

Sweet story, I thought that Rose was a delightful character.  On one hand she is shy and timid, but she surprises you when she gets excited about showing her knowledge.  Very fun read.






About the Author:
Catherine Hemmerling has been a technical writer in the software industry for nearly twenty years and has published many user manuals and technical documentation in that time. She has always had a love of writing fiction but has never pursued publication in that genre until now.

Hopefully it is the beginning of a long new journey with Lady Lancaster and the Garden Society girls. Certainly historical romance (especially the scandalous kind) is more fun than writing technical documents!

This author happily resides in Tehachapi, California (near Bakersfield - home of her Alma-mater!) with her family.

Catherine writes for Entangled Publishing's Scandalous historical line and is thrilled to be part of their family of writers!






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2 comments:

  1. Oh, Catherine, I'm so glad to be introduced to you today on this blog! Historical romance is my thing and this story sounds like a lovely romance. Thanks so much for this post! BTW, I'm in California too--Sacramento. jdh2690@gmail.com

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  2. I love historical romances and this sounds like a great read!

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