Tuesday, February 17, 2015

{Blog Tour} Mist of Midnight: Daughters of Hampshire, Book One . . . Bookmark Giveaway too!

Book Description:  Intriguing secondary characters and lush scenery contribute to the often sinister, even creepy, moments readers will come to anticipate. Infusing her story with mystery, tension, and emotion, Byrd strikes a fine balance between the darkness of a Gothic mystery and the sweetness of a captivating love story. Byrd—and Brontë—fans will enjoy.  

  In the first of a brand new series set in Victorian England, a young woman returns home from India after the death of her family to discover her identity and inheritance are challenged by the man who holds her future in his hands. 
 Rebecca Ravenshaw, daughter of missionaries, spent most of her life in India. Following the death of her family in the Indian Mutiny, Rebecca returns to claim her family estate in Hampshire, England. Upon her return, people are surprised to see her… and highly suspicious. Less than a year earlier, an imposter had arrived with an Indian servant and assumed not only Rebecca’s name, but her home and incomes. That pretender died within months of her arrival; the servant fled to London as the young woman was hastily buried at midnight. The locals believe that perhaps she, Rebecca, is the real imposter. Her home and her father’s investments reverted to a distant relative, the darkly charming Captain Luke Whitfield, who quickly took over. Against her best intentions, Rebecca begins to fall in love with Luke, but she is forced to question his motives–does he love her or does he just want Headbourne House? If Luke is simply after the property, as everyone suspects, would she suffer a similar fate as the first “Rebecca”?
  A captivating Gothic love story set against a backdrop of intrigue and danger, Mist of Midnight will leave you breathless.

My Thoughts:  I love reading novels/stories penned by Sandra Byrd!  Another favorite author!
In the Mist of Midnight we meet Rebecca Ravenshaw who has spent most off  her life in India as the daughter of missionaries.   It is important to note that Rebecca is the daughter of missionaries since this shows us why Rebecca has such sweet disposition and is always kind (not all missionary kids are this way but most are since they have to put themselves last and others first).
After the death of her family she returns home to find "a man," Captain Whitfield, who holds the keys to her future (literally!).  He doesn't believe Rebecca is who she claims to be since there was an imposter who also claimed to be Rebecca Revenshaw but died and was hastily buried.  (ahh!  mist at midnight!).  Will Captain Whitfield come to understand Rebecca?  Can Rebecca trust him?
This is a fantastic gothic romance story.  
One doesn't have to be a fan of gothic fiction to like this story . . . the intrigue, the 'eerieness', the suspense, and the why of.it.all make for a fantabulous read!
This is a nice christian (not preachy just sensible good living), cozy read (gothic romance cozy....I may have just made up a new genre).
And lastly the romance is nice.  Not over done.  
Such a great read and now to wait {im}patiently for the next one . . . Bride of Poseidon (2016).

*This book was provided for review by the author/publisher*

The giveaway is this lovely lace bookmark.
**Please leave your name with your email in the comments section of this post if you'd like to enter this giveaway.
Winner will be chosen on February 27, 2015.

Meet Sandra:

After earning her first rejection at the age of thirteen, bestselling author Sandra Byrd has now published more than forty books. Her adult fiction debut, Let Them Eat Cake, was a Christy Award finalist, as was her first historical novel, To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. To Die For was also named by Library Journal as a Best Books Pick for 2011 and The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr, was named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2012. Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I published in April, 2013.  

Sandra has also published dozens of books for tweens and teens. 

A former textbook acquisitions editor, Sandra has published many nonfiction articles and books. She is passionate about helping new writers develop their talent and their work toward traditional or self publication. As such, she has mentored and coached hundreds of new writers and continues to coach dozens to success each year. 

Please visit www.sandrabyrd.com to learn more, or to invite Sandra to your bookclub via Skype.

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  1. Love this bookmark!

  2. Thank you for the wonderful review and for hosting me on your blog, Tammy!!