Today at My Written Romance, it’s a great pleasure to be putting the spotlight on not one, but two books from historical romance author Jennifer McQuiston. She writes delightfully different historical romance set in Victorian-era England.
Ahead of the release in March of the third book in this series, we are taking a look at the first two books, What Happens in Scotland and Summer Is For Lovers. There is also a giveaway from Avon, the publishers, at the end of the post, and the prize is fantastic. So be sure to enter, my lovely readers!
So, tell us all about What Happens in Scotland and Summer Is For Lovers:
What Happens in Scotland (originally released February 26, 2013)
When recent widow Georgette Thorold wakes up in a Scottish inn with a wedding ring on her finger and lacking all memory of how she came to be there, she does what any well-bred lady with a modicum of sense and a distrust of marriage would do: she panics, clocks the wickedly handsome stranger in her bed over the head with a chamber pot, and runs.
James McKenzie, Esquire has either spent the evening protecting a very naïve, and—dare he say it—very drunk young lady from the advances of every disreputable character in the town of Moraig, or he has gone and married a pretty, scheming thief. Not that his own head is entirely clear on the matter, but when the woman in question repays his kindness with a knock on the head, the bill for her room, and the theft of his purse, an embarrassed James is determined to track her down and show her she picked the wrong solicitor to swindle.
As Georgette sets out to discover exactly what happened during her forgotten night, she uncovers a man that seems far more a hero than a rake. But when they finally meet, instead of sweeping her into his arms and kissing her senseless, he serves her with a summons, claiming she is a thief. Now the fight is on, and the only question is was it a night worth remembering? Or a mistake they would both rather forget?
Summer is for Lovers (originally released September 24, 2013)
David Cameron has been tricked. After bringing his supposedly ailing mother to Brighton to take the waters, he’s found himself bombarded with young ladies of marriageable age, while his mother has made a marked improvement. Seeking respite from the hordes, he retreats to a beach he hasn’t seen in years–and finds a woman he’s never quite been able to forget.
Caroline Tolbertson just wants to be left alone. But her mother is determined to see her married off, no matter Caroline’s protests–or her embarassing lack of suitors. Seeing David Cameron, her childhood crush, again sets her heart racing, but she’s older and wiser now. And no, that wasn’t her heart sinking when David suggested a faux courtship instead of the real thing.
But Caroline has never been very good at following the rules, and the fake attraction soon grows into the real thing. Now Caroline has more scandalous pursuits in mind and David is finding it very hard to say no to his gorgeous friend. Will giving in to temptation send them both down a path they each claim to abhor–straight to the altar?
Sounds fantastic, hey? Let me tell you a little about Jennifer McQuiston:
A veterinarian and infectious disease researcher by training, Jennifer McQuiston has always preferred reading romance to scientific textbooks. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, their two girls, and an odd assortment of pets, including the pony she promised her children if mommy ever got a book deal. Jennifer can be reached via her website at www.jenmcquiston.com or followed on Twitter (@jenmcqwrites) and Facebook (Jennifer McQuiston).
And now for the giveaway!
The lovely people at Avon have a wonderful prize pack on offer for a lucky reader.
The prize pack includes a paperback copy of each of What Happens in Scotland and Summer Is For Lovers as well as a pack of Mother Mae’s Chocolate Chip Scottish Shortbread Mix.
Enter via the Rafflecopter link below. Good luck and happy reading!