Thursday, April 8, 2021


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Review & Giveaway~

Can Captain Wyvern keep his new marriage of convenience all business--or will it turn into something more?

Captain Charles Wyvern owes a great debt to the man who saved his life--especially since Major Richardson lost his own life in the process. The best way to honor that hero's dying wish is for Wyvern to escort the man's grieving fiance and mother safely to a new cottage home by the sea. But along the way, he learns of another obligation that has fallen on his shoulders: his uncle has died and the captain is now the Earl of Rothwell.

When he and the ladies arrive at his new manor house in Devon, they discover an estate in need of a leader and a gaggle of girls, all wards of the former earl. War the new earl knows; young ladies and properties he does not. Still wishing to provide for the bereaved Lady Sophia Haverly, Charles proposes a marriage of convenience.

Sophie is surprised to find she isn't opposed to the idea. It will help her care for her betrothed's elderly mother, and she's already fallen in love with the wayward girls on the Rothwell estate. This alliance is a chance to repay the captain who has done so much for her care, as well as divert her attention from her grief. When Wyvern returns to his sea commission, she'll stay behind to oversee his property and wards.

It sounds so simple. Until the stalwart captain is arrested on suspicion of smuggling, and Sophie realizes how much he's come to mean to her. Now she'll have to learn to fight, not only for his freedom but also for his love.

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 Praise for the book:


Erica Vetsch is a New York Times best-selling and ACFW Carol Award–winning author. She is a transplanted Kansan now living in Minnesota with her husband, who she claims is both her total opposite and soul mate. 
Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and New Zealand All Blacks.
A self-described history geek, she has been planning her first research trip to England.
Learn more about Erica Vetsch and her books at She can also be found on Facebook (@EricaVetschAuthor), Instagram (@EricaVetsch) and Pinterest (Erica Vetsch).
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A lyrical Regency-era historical romance filled with faith, love, grief, and healing . . .

Lady Sophia Haverly is the fiancée of a close friend of Royal Navy Captain Charles Wyvern, Marine Major Richardson known as 'Rich'. The two men are bound together by a tragedy which occurred while in battle in the War of 1812. Captain Wyvern becomes acquainted with Lady Sophia through her letters to Rich.

Before Rich dies from his battle wounds, he entrusts the captain with the task of calling on Lady Sophia to offer his assistance and support as Rich's bride-to-be grieves the passing of her beloved fiancé. Charles is extremely uncomfortable dealing with his feelings, and is unfamiliar at coping with the grief and sadness the death of his young friend brings with it.

The Captain's discomfort at juggling his emotions makes for some interesting dialogue and situations. However, his decency, integrity, compassion, loyalty, and kindness come forth in many ways and in many situations throughout the book, leaving me to greatly admire this character.

Lady Sophia is a loving, kind, generous soul whose positive influence is felt in the lives of the many people with whom she comes into contact. Although she is grieving Rich's death deeply, Sophia continually reaches out to others in need in an effort to ease their pain on the pathway of life.

Faith is a strong thread woven throughout the entire story. Not only do the characters discuss their faith and the Lord's presence in their lives, they try to live by his Word and minister to others whenever possible.

Gifted Author Erica Vetsch's story is much more than a simple Regency-era marriage-of-convenience romance. In my opinion, this book covers many genres in addition to historical romance. Elements of mystery, action, adventure, Christian, and suspense genres are perfectly blended together to present the reader with a well-balanced, great read.

This book is completely clean in language and content.

'The Indebted Earl' was the first book written by this author that I have read, but it won't be the last! Highly-recommended to fans of Christian/clean romance, historical romance, Regency-era romance, and historical suspense/mystery stories.

I received a paperback copy of this book from the publisher through Audra Jennings's PR. All views and opinions expressed are solely my own.





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Shielding the Amish Witness JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Shielding the Amish Witness by Mary Alford, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Shielding the Amish Witness

Title:   Shielding the Amish Witness
Author:  USA TODAY Bestselling Author Mary Alford
Publisher:  Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date:  April 1, 2021
Genre:  Christian Romantic Suspense

Seeking refuge in Amish country puts everyone she loves in danger. 

On the run after discovering her brother-in-law was behind her husband’s murder, Faith Cooper can think of only one safe place—her Amish grandmother’s home. But when danger follows Faith to the quiet Amish community, her childhood friend Eli Shetler is her only protection. And their survival depends on outlasting a relentless killer…one who has nothing left to lose. 

From Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

“Run!” Eli yelled and grabbed her hand. They raced toward their closing window of freedom while Faith struggled to keep fighting against the insurmountable odds facing them. She and Eli had survived some of the worst situations of their lives, yet they were nowhere close to being finished.

Gott, please, help us. We can’t keep going like this.

Eli didn’t waste time once they were inside the buggy. “Go, mare!” Eli slapped the reins hard, and the horse jolted forward, heading back the way they’d come.There was just enough time to duck before bullets shattered the back window, flew through space, and lodged in the buggy near where they were crouching.


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Mary Alford

USA Today Bestselling Author, Mary Alford, loves giving her readers the unexpected, whether it be in a rugged mountain setting or a peaceful Amish community.

Her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestselling List, Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling List, and have been finalists in the Daphne Du Maurier award of excellence, The Beverly, The Maggie, and The Selah Awards. 

Mary lives in Texas with her husband, two very spoiled cats, and a sweet rescue dog named Cody. Mary is very active online and would love to connect with readers on Facebook and Twitter or any social platforms listed at

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(1) winner will receive a $40 Amazon gift card and winner's choice of print or ebook copy of Shielding the Amish Witness!

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight April 5, 2021, and will last through 11:59 PM EST on April 12, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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