Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The House in Grosvenor Square by Linore Rose Burkard Ends December 5th

Ms. Burkard was raised in New York, where she graduated magna cum laude from the City University of New York with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature. She lives with her husband, five children and two cats (Calvin and Hobbes) in a town full of antique stores and gift shops in southwestern Ohio. Besides writing, her hobbies include family movie nights, swimming, and decorating. www.linoreburkard.com

I'm excited to have my very good friend and crit parter, Linore Rose Burkard here with me this week. Linore is giving away a copy of her book The House of Grosvenor Square. She is asking that each person who enters tell three people about the giveaway and leave a post to be entered. But that isn't all! Everyone can get a free copy of her first book in the series When the Season Ends. So be sure to download a copy.

Click HERE for free download from Amazon.

Click HERE for free download for Nook.

Click HERE to read first Chapter

Before The Season Ends
Trouble at home sends Ariana to her aunt's townhouse in the fashionable Mayfair district of London. There, she soon finds herself neck-deep in high society and at odds with Mr. Phillip Mornay, London's current darling rogue. Then, a scandal changes Ariana forever. Her heart, her faith, and her future are all at stake in an unexpected adventure that gains even the Prince Regent's attention.
Will Ariana's faith survive this test? What about her heart? For it's Ariana's heart that most threatens to betray the truths she has always believed in. When she finds herself backed against a wall, betrothed to the wrong man, how can it ever turn out right?

 The House in Grosvenor Square
As Ariana Forsythe plans her wedding, she must adjust to the realization that she will soon become the wife of an extremely wealthy man. She wonders if it's wrong to rejoice that her future husband is rich. But, she promises herself to use her new position to do what she can to aid the numerous street waifs she sees all too often in London.
During a tour of her future home-the house in Grosvenor Square-Ariana impulsively makes plans to redecorate (just a little) according to
her tastes . But when Philip arrives home later, he is informed that an expensive silver candlestick and a miniature portrait of George III have gone missing. Moreover, each time Ariana visits the house, another item disappears.
When Ariana suffers an abduction attempt by two villains, and other mysterious goings-on are unexplained, Mr. Mornay must unravel the
mystery of who is after her, and why. He knows he has to prevent any harm from befalling his future bride, even if it means he must keep her
under lock and key in his own house!

"Country girl, Ariana Forsythe, is sent to a wealthy aunt in London to head off an unsuitable match in this faith-based Regency romance. The author's command of period detail is impressive, evident in material details but also in dialogue. The theology is also period authentic. The novel even contains a glossary to help non-Regencyphiles get up to speed about the difference between ladies' pelisses and spencers...On the whole it's a tasty confection."
Publisher's Weekly, 2008

"Well-written, interesting, captivating, romantic, inspirational, and addictive, Before the Season Ends shows how the Lord can influence every part of your life without being overly preachy. To my surprise, I could not put this book down, and I'm recommending it to all my friends."
"For anyone looking for a truly refreshing romance, this beautifully written story is just that and more! This book is a must read for anyone who enjoys Christian Romance. It is fast-paced and exciting from cover to cover. In my opinion, Linore Rose Burkard is an excellent and intelligent writer. I will definitely be looking forward to more work by this talented lady."
"Before the Season Ends is a delightful book that captures the spirit of Jane Austen! This is a beautiful love story with rich character development and wit. Out of the many books I preview for a book club, this one stood far above others in the same genre. The author helps readers take a good look at choices, motivations, feelings, and prejudices through the filter of Biblical truth and provides many areas for group discussion or just self reflection. Do yourself a favor by pouring a good cup of English tea and settling down with this book for a charming literary escape."
S. Andrews


  1. I already downloaded the first book, and I posted on Facebook, twittered and bloged about this contest so hopefully more than 3 people will see it and take a chance on winning this. At the least maybe they'll download the first book and find out they like Linore's books.


  2. Thanks for doing that, Wren! Good luck with winning book 2!

  3. I would love to read this book, because I've read Before the Season Ends and I loved it.

  4. Debbie, It says it ends Nov 5th. Did you mean Dec 5th?

    If so, enter me. I have read all of Linore's books and would love to own a copy!

    Regency rocks :)


  5. would love to read this novel...thanks for the chance :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  6. THANK YOU, ANNE! You deserve an extra chance to win for telling me. LOL. Linore is an awesome writer. Love her style.

    Rose, thanks for stopping by and good luck!

    Hey Karen, good to see you again.Good luck!

  7. Hi everyone,

    Thanks for entering the contest and Debbie Lynne, thank you for running it! Wish everyone could win!


  8. Ok so I told my best friend and posted on FB about it :)I just downloaded "Before the Season Ends" and am very excited to read it :)

    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

    I follow by feedburner