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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

 

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About the Book

Book: Miss Fanshawe’s Fortune

Author: Linore Rose Burkard

Genre: Sweet and Clean Historical Romance (regency)

Release Date: September 8, 2020

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Miss Frances Fanshawe’s past is shrouded in mystery. Raised genteelly by her mother in the knowledge she is heir to a fortune, she is forced to question everything after her mother dies and leaves her with only a single clue to the money. Unless she can locate her father or otherwise prove her heritage, not only the fortune but her very respectability is at stake.

In line for a baronetcy, Sebastian Arundell has no time for sorting out questionable tangles for young women with dubious histories. No matter if they are young, appealing, and have ridiculously large chocolate eyes to melt a man’s heart. But when it becomes apparent that other people are after Frannie’s supposed fortune, he is drawn to investigate. As the search deepens, Frannie falls in love with handsome, proper Sebastian. But if it only proves what he suspects—that she’s an illegitimate pauper—will all hope to win his heart be lost?

 

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 MY REVIEW 

Frannie has had tragedy in her life that would be hard for anyone to overcome. Losing a parent can be difficult and for Frannie her mother’s death has left her with many unanswered questions about her father. I liked how well mannered and sweet Frannie is . It shows that she was raised with love and compassion. 

Frannie is lost without anywhere to go and in desperate need of help. Her heritage is in question and she needs to find her father in order to unscramble the mystery of her trust fund. I loved the setting of the story and how prim and proper the characters were. I embraced the way the author told the story in a regency dialect. It made the story more realistic and I could feel the power that a few characters had with their title and wealth. It was easy to visualize the attire they wore and the demeanor they conducted themselves with. 

I don’t want to get into too much of the story but I must touch on a few points that stood out to me. One of them was the character who was hard of hearing. Her condition is not funny, but the way the characters had a hard time trying to figure out the proper way to describe her disability made me giggle. They wanted to be delicate with their words yet it became comical at all the different terminology they thought of. The author’s description of what at one time was used to help overcome deafness was easy to visualize. 

Sebastian is a very dignified man who decides to help Frannie find her father and thus be rewarded her trust fund. I think Frannie wasn’t sure of herself and seemed to think she was not worthy of anyone. Not having her father around made her feel unwanted but Sebastian slowly shows her that she is loved and treasured by many. There is a little bit of greed in the story which I thought the author used as a great example of what “the love of money is the root  of all evil, ” depicts. 

The story  is a clean  read and gives readers characters that are easy to follow and relate to. Frannie is a good example of appreciating what you have and giving with her whole heart. Sebastian was just what Frannie needed to help her self esteem. I appreciate the message in the story about how important family is. Past mistakes can be forgiven and unconditional love is priceless. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

About the Author

Linore_SmallerLinore Rose Burkard is a serious watcher of period films, a Janeite, and hopeless romantic. An award winning author best known for Inspirational Regency Romance, her first book opened the genre for the CBA. Besides historical romance, Linore writes YA contemporary suspense and contemporary romance. Linore has a magna cum laude English Lit. degree from CUNY which she earned while taking herself far too seriously. She now resides in Ohio with her husband and family, where she turns her youthful angst into character or humor-driven plots.

 

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Introduction:

Today we have a multi-published author with us, Linore Rose Burkard. She writes “Romance to warm the Heart, Fiction to Stir the Soul.”  Linore’s first novel, an Inspirational Regency Romance, was actually the first of its kind and opened the genre for the CBA.  Linore, welcome. Please tell us more about yourself as a writer.  I understand  you feel very purpose-driven in you  vocation.

Linore:  I do.  Newer writers usually say their purpose is to write  whatever specific book they’re working on. But I believe our purpose goes deeper than that, deeper than any single book. My purpose—which  some may consider a humble calling—is to write smart, well-researched romance infused with humor that literally warms the heart. My readers close my romance novels with a smile and the feeling—at least for a few minutes—that all is right with the world.

  1. When did you realize that was your purpose?

A writer needs to be humble enough to accept what their giftings are.   I had to accept that I wasn’t going to write the next ‘great American novel.’ I wasn’t going to be a Hemingway.   Having been schooled in the classics, both British and American, writing inspirational romance seems lightweight.  Georgette Heyer, a writer I greatly admire, once said she ought to be shot for what she writes! Because there’s this perception among the literati that romance literature is less than respectable. But I’ve learned that heartwarming romance is worthy in itself, whether it is overtly evangelistic or not, and whether English professors would agree or not.  Readers have written to me with such gratitude that it showed me that what I write is no less valuable –to those who will be blessed by it—than the classics.

  1. How did you get started? 

I’ve been an avid reader all my life and was always was drawn to write, even as a child. But I saw a need for something specific that wasn’t out there—Regency Romance that included a Christian worldview.  I wanted to read that book, but it didn’t exist.  So that’s what I started out writing. My first three novels   with Harvest House were Inspirational Regencies. The genre since then has grown by leaps and bounds, which I think is great.

  1. Would you like to give a tip for writers? 

It’s important to write the book on your heart, not the one you think you should write because it will make money, or because it’s what people want.  A lot of gurus are out there saying you should research the audience before putting pen to paper to make sure your book will be marketable.  Well, there is some truth in that—if you write a book about some obscure dog breed that only 200 people own, you’re not gonna have  a bestseller. But there’s a big danger in that method, too. The book on your heart, the story that won’t go away, is most likely the one that will help point you to your purpose in writing; and it will be the one that resonates with readers.

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Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Linore is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/102ab/miss-fanshawe-s-fortune-celebration-tour-giveaway

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review,sounds good!

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  2. This sounds like a good book and a good series to follow.

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  3. This sounds like a page-turner!

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  4. Thanks much for sharing your book and a giveaway. Sounds great and happy to have read about it.

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  5. Wonderful review, Deana! This novel sounds like one not to miss. Thank you for sharing.

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