Thursday, June 7, 2012

Book Spotlight--Historical Romance Titles for June (Part 2)

 In keeping with our book introductions this week, I've got two more novels to tell you about from Love Inspired Historical. Last time I introduced you to Winning the Widow's Heart by Sherri Shackelford and A Baby Between Them by Winnie Griggs. Now today I've got details about two novels set in England. The first is A Proper Companion by Louise M. Gouge:

With her father's death, Anna Newfield loses everything—her home, her inheritance and her future. Her only piece of good fortune is a job offer from wounded major Edmond Grenville, whose mother requires a companion. The Dowager Lady Greystone is controlling and unwelcoming, but Anna can enjoy Edmond's company, even if she knows the aristocratic war hero could never return her love.

Even amid the glittering ballrooms of London, nothing glows brighter for Edmond than Anna's gentle courage. Loving her means going against his family's rigid command. Yet how can he walk away, when his heart may have found its true companion?

I don't know about you, but the title Dowager Lady of Greystone makes me think of the dowager countess on Downton Abbey. What a hoot! I sincerely hope the dowager in A Proper Companion is every bit as entertaining as the dowager in Downton Abbey.

The second book for today is The Baron's Governess Bride by Debra Hale.

(Now I just want to pause right here and say: Doesn't that title make you think of the Sound of Music? Okay, granted the setting is a century or so before Sound of Music and a couple of countries away. But still, wasn't the von Trapp dad a baron? And he marries his governess, right? Goodness, even the cover of the book makes me think of that picnic scene in Sound of Music where Maria's teaching the von Trapp kids to sing!)

Here's what the back cover of the book has to say : 

Lord Steadwell's three motherless daughters were heartbroken when their last governess ran off to elope. In her dowdy cap and spectacles, Grace Ellerby seems an ideal replacement—a nurturing, intelligent woman uninterested in marriage. No wonder Rupert doesn't recognize Grace as the golden-haired vision at a masked ball, who slips away before midnight….

Frightened by the unwanted attentions of previous employers, Grace resolved to hide her beauty…and her growing feelings for Rupert. One enchanted evening—and a sweet, breathtaking kiss—changes everything. For with Grace's three adorable charges playing fairy godmother, Rupert may discover his happy ending is closer than he thinks.

Well, now that I read the cover wording, it makes me think of Cinderella.  I've got a good mind to read the book just so I can figure out if it's at all like either story!

So there you have it, all four books releasing from Love Inspired Historical in June 2012. These books cover everything from the American West to Regency England, so whatever your reading preferences, I trust you'll be able to find a book to your liking from this group. 

Has any read one or more of these books yet? I've started Winning the Widow's Heart, but haven't had the chance to read very much of it yet. And I'm wishing each of you wonderful blog readers lots of extra reading time over the weekend!


  1. I have not read these two yet since A Proper Companion just arrived at my door the other day.
    I plan to purchase The Baron's Governess Bride
    It has high ratings on amazon.