Monday, March 5, 2012

Book Spotlight: Historical Romance Novels for March

At the beginning of every month, I'm going to highlight some romance novels that I'm looking forward to reading. As many of you know, my own romance novel, Sanctuary for a Lady, will be release in April, only one month from now. So in honor of that, I want to look at the novels releasing from my publisher this March.

I'm super excited about this batch of novels, because three of the authors are new. Since I'm going to be a new author soon, I'm sure you can understand my enthusiasm in introducing you to some others. The first is author Eva Maria Hamilton with her debut novel, Highland Hearts. Here's a little about the book:

Logan McAllister survived years of indentured servitude in America to reach this moment. Now he's returned to Scotland, ready to redeem the secret promise from Sheena Montgomery's father—that five years as a servant would earn him Sheena's hand in marriage. But when he arrives home, he learns that Sheena's father has died, his contract has been lost…and Sheena is engaged to another man.

Sheena has spent the past five years trying to forget Logan, the man who abandoned her with no explanation. She won't listen to his protests that he loves her—has always loved her. It'll take more than empty promises to win her back…and to prove that his highland heart is hers forever.

I haven't read too many stories set in Scotland, so I'm really looking forward to seeing eighteenth century Scotland through the eyes of Sheena and Logan. (And by the way, isn't Logan an awesome name for the hero?) I downloaded the ebook version of Highland Hearts two days ago and am currently enjoying Sheena and Logan's story very much!

Next up is Engaging the Earl by author Mandy Goff. This is Mandy's second novel, and I'm super excited to read it. I first met Mandy when I happened upon her debut novel, The Blackmailed Bride last year. I read the first couple pages of The Blackmailed Bride online and fell instantly in love with the character of Olivia. Now that Olivia is happily married, she's out to find the perfect match for her brother, Marcus, and I can't wait to see what happens.

To help her destitute parents, Emma Mercer must marry very well. And very soon. Love is irrelevant. Only security matters…doesn't it? Aided by her friend Olivia—and Olivia's brother Marcus, Earl of Westin—Emma quickly gains society's notice. But Marcus himself, the only man whose company Emma truly enjoys, seems oblivious to her charms.

With his finances in jeopardy, Marcus knows he can't be the wealthy groom Emma needs. Instead, he'll see her properly engaged to the right man…and break his own heart.

Yet Emma's determination and Marcus's resolve may be no match for love, faith—and a scheming sister determined to end Emma's husband hunt right at Marcus's side.

So, if you're looking for something to fresh and new to read, I suggest you check out these authors. On Wednesday I'll introduce you to two other books from my publisher. In the meantime, keep in mind the ebook versions of these novels are only $3.99, and the print versions are just slightly higher.


  1. I know I bought an LIH at Walmart the other day, and thought I can't find the actual book right now, I think it's Engaging the Earl.

    I didn't know that the ebooks were cheaper. I'll have to keep that in mind. Thanks for that bit of info.

    And I can't wait for your book to come out, Naomi!

    1. Well, if you buy your books at Walmart, it's just a few cents more than buying the digital version. My local Walmart sells the books for anywhere from $4.12 to $4.35. So it might be worth the few extra cents if you'd rather have a hard copy of the book. Anymore, I prefer the digital versions.

      And yes, I downloaded Engaging the Earl last night and took a peek. Ended up reading the first chapter, and it made me laugh right off the bat. Mandy Goff is a great writer, so I'm sure you'll enjoy the book!

  2. Thank you for posting these two authors. I really enjoyed Goff's first book and I found Engaging the Earl equally entertaining. has great prices for LIH books but I actually purchase my LIH books through Harlequin (they have a buy 2 books get 1 free promo as well as the first order has free shipping)

    I look forward to reading Sanctuary for a Lady, I was intrigued when I read the excerpt on amazon.

    1. Thanks, so much for being interested in my book. I hope it lives up to your expectations!

      I'm hoping to start Engaging the Earl later this week, so it's good to know you liked it. And yes, Harlequin runs promotions and does some direct-to-reader mailigs. A lot of readers get their books that way. I suppose it just goes to show there are a lot of ways to get your hands on a book. :-)