Romance Trilogy Giveaway

>The Ladies’ Fashionable Cabinet isn’t a piece of furniture. It’s a magazine, one that differs from other publications for women living in Regency England in that it encourages thoughtfulness and an independent spirit in its readers. The Cabinet also forms the backdrop for a trilogy of romances written by Candice Hern, an avid reader and researcher who imbues her work with fascinating details.

In Once a Dreamer, one of the Cabinet’s young readers takes the advice in the Busybody’s advice column to heart and runs away with a handsome young suitor. Her aunt Eleanor learns the secret identity of the Busybody and enlists his aid. As Simon and Eleanor pursue her niece, they end up finding much more than the wayward couple.

The second book, Once a Scoundrel, finds the Cabinet in the hands of new owner Anthony Morehouse. Anthony is an old friend and rival of editor Edwina Parrish, and the two enter into a wager that will decide the future of both the publication and their relationship. Adding to the challenge, Edwina is hiding a secret that could ruin them all.

Edwina’s brother Nicholas helps run the magazine out of their home, but he pays little attention to the mousy assistant editor Prudence Armitage. That changes in Once a Gentleman. When Pru falls asleep at the office, her titled father demands that Nicholas marry her. Pru is already in love with Nick, and she’ll do anything to turn this marriage of convenience into a love match.

Candice is a wonderful writer, who places very realistic obstacles in the path of true love. Her descriptive writing is no doubt influenced by her study of art history, her love of novels written in the Regency years, and by her personal collections of historic artifacts. Learn more about Candice, her books and collections at CandiceHern.com.

I am giving away all three novels in the trilogy. I purchased the books used and have read them once. They’re in good condition, though the spines are creased.

FIRST ENTRY: Follow this blog on Google Friend Connect AND comment here on which period of English history most fascinates you. If your email is not visible on your GFC profile, please leave it in your comment.

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You can earn a maximum of six entries per household. Eligible comments must be made no later than 11:59pm ET on December 18, 2010. Entrants must be 18 or older, with shipping addresses in the United States or military APO/FPO addresses. One winner will be selected by random drawing on December 19 and notified by email. Winner must respond to this email with mailing address within 72 hours or another winner will be selected. Books will be sent media mail.

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About Taminar

When I grow up, I want to make movies and write books. Now in my 50s, I wonder if I'll ever really accomplish the dreams of my youth. I have made two short films, one for a college film-making class, the other for an MTV-sponsored contest. I have written short plays that have been produced, and a few short stories and reviews that have been published. I also perform and direct for community theatre. My working life has included stints in local TV news, public relations, retail management and cashier, and for a couple of years, I made the rides go at Walt Disney World. I have three cats and a husband.
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11 Responses to Romance Trilogy Giveaway

  1. >Hi, I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect. The Elizabethan era fascinates me the most. maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

  2. >I follow Auriette on Twitter. Here's my tweet – http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/14262057264218112maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

  3. Melissa B. says:

    >GFC follower. I like the times of Pride and Prejudice, when men were real gentlemen.

  4. erma says:

    >I love the 1800's and I am a follower of this site.erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

  5. Joy says:

    >Medieval time, 1400, 1500. Thanks. magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  6. Erin G says:

    >I follow using GFC (greenup06). My favorite is the Victorian Era.erroneous02(at)yahoo(dot)com

  7. lknott says:

    >I am a GFC Follower!!I enjoy reading the History of the 1700's England. Both the good and bad including the Royalty of this era!!lknott@partnercom.net

  8. clynsg says:

    >My favorite period is a pretty long one, from 1066 (the Norman conquest) to the Wars of the Roses–can't really put an end date to that since so many of the results carried over into the early Tudor years.cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

  9. susan1215 says:

    >follow via GFC and I like the 1800'ss2s2 at comcast dot net

  10. Cynthya says:

    >I'm a follower on GFC. I am interested in all periods of British history, but Roman Britain is one of my favorites.

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