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A theme-park princess. A real-life prince.

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Can two stubborn adults let down their guard long enough to let love in again?

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A modern-day fairy tale of hope and rescue from NYT bestselling author Rachel Hauck

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A journey to the lush vineyards of Tuscany—and into the mysteries of a tragic family secret.

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Can a one-time enemy to protect them?

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When the battle is for love, the one who surrenders wins. But who will lay down arms first? And whose heart will break wide open?

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27 comments posted.

Re: A Song At Twilight (1:44pm November 19, 2013):

Barbara, thanks for your interest!

Re: A Song At Twilight (12:27pm November 19, 2013):

Sandy, so glad that you enjoyed Waltz with a Stranger. I hope you will like the second book as well!

Re: A Song At Twilight (12:22pm November 19, 2013):

Kai, spies and detectives are popular job choices for couples and historical romance!

Laura, it's always interesting when professional issues provide the tension between a couple!

Re: A Song At Twilight (10:38pm November 18, 2013):

Vicki, thanks for your interest!

Eileen, agreed! And progress for women was slow even in the West. It hasn't even been a century since they were given the vote!

Callie, I love it too!

Linda, glad you like the sound of the book, and I've grown attached to the cover as well!

Linda, thank you for your interest in A Song at Twilight!

Good luck to everyone!

Re: A Song At Twilight (8:11pm November 18, 2013):

Sue, glad you find the premise appealing and thanks for your interest!

Marcelyn, The Marquess of Cake is a great title!

Glenda, thanks for the recs--I will be sure to check them out.

Sheila, Nick and Nora Charles are a classic working team!

Re: A Song At Twilight (6:50pm November 18, 2013):

Joy, well, A Song at Twilight is only my second book. But I hope you decide to give either of my works a try. Thanks for your interest!

Re: A Song At Twilight (4:17pm November 18, 2013):

Barbara, glad you think the book looks good!

Melanie, good luck to you and everyone else in the giveaway.

Suzanne, the Victorians may not have been as dashing as their Regency predecessors, but they could be very romantic!

Tina, thanks for your interest.

Michelle, historical working couple romances are out there! You just have to keep looking!

Pamela, thanks for commenting!

Re: A Song At Twilight (12:00pm November 18, 2013):

Sharlene, spy couples are always intriguing. They feature prominently in Joanna Bourne's historicals, which I also love!

Maria, thank you!

Anna, I'm glad you enjoyed being introduced to Robin and Sophie!

Colleen, thank you for your interest.

Carletta, 'tis the season for a slew of great reads! Thanks for your interest.

Re: A Song At Twilight (10:47am November 18, 2013):

Richard, thanks for your interest!

Re: A Song At Twilight (10:45am November 18, 2013):

Karin, I also love a heroine who's passionate about something even before the hero comes into her life. Thanks for the rec!

Vennie, the book's title comes from the chorus of a popular Victorian parlor ballad: "Love's Old Sweet Song." Thanks for your interest!

Re: A Song At Twilight (10:05am November 18, 2013):

Pat, they say true love conquers all! I hope you enjoy A Song at Twilight, should you try it. Happy Holidays to you!

Nancy, happy you like the sound of A Song at Twilight. Thanks for the good wishes!

Peggy, I hope you enjoy the book snd thanks for the congratulations!

Sue, working heroines have a purpose that their leisured counterparts somehow lack. And being a jeweler sounds like it has fascinating possibilities for a heroine. Investigator heroes are more frequent, but it's still a calling that gives them plenty of scope to be in the thick of things.

Re: A Song At Twilight (9:07am November 18, 2013):

Denise, glad you like the look of the book!

Re: A Song At Twilight (9:06am November 18, 2013):

Thanks for commenting, Darlene!

Re: Waltz With A Stranger (9:29am December 23, 2012):

Kai, I loved the Little House books before ever watching the TV series, but both are very family-centric.

Re: Waltz With A Stranger (4:49pm December 22, 2012):

Sue, I seldom watch TV these days, but it has produced some memorable family dramas and sitcoms.

Re: Waltz With A Stranger (11:48pm December 21, 2012):

Karin, the Weasleys were a normal, loving family and so completely outside Harry's experience that they were just what he needed.

Re: Waltz With A Stranger (10:35pm December 21, 2012):

Monica, I read the Huxtable series too, and admired how quickly Balogh managed to tell all the stories in it: 4 siblings and a cousin!

Re: Waltz With A Stranger (10:03pm December 21, 2012):

Deb, I remember "Roseanne" earning a lot of praise for being a realistic depiction of a blue-collar family.

Re: Waltz With A Stranger (9:59pm December 21, 2012):

Laura, well, I certainly hope it brightens the day, rather than the opposite!

Emily, I enjoyed the Bridgerton series too. My favorites might be Anthony's and Francesca's stories.

Kamia, large families are seldom dull, I agree! You can usually find something happening somewhere with someone in a big extended clan.

Tracie, Mari Carr is another author yet unknown to me. But I'll look up the Wild Irish series.

Rebecca, score another for the Bennets! It's interesting that they're the runaway favorites from Austen, rather than the Dashwoods, Bertrams, or Elliots.

Linda, Clan MacGregor seems to be popular too.

Desiree, small, close-knit families can be fascinating to read about too, if the members are well-developed. The cover for Waltz with a Stranger has grown on me since the first tine I saw it.

Peggy, humor is a powerful element for binding people together, whether friends, families, or lovers. So is trust, when you feel you can tell those people anything, even if it may not be what they want to hear.

Happy Holidays to everyone!

Re: Waltz With A Stranger (5:42pm December 21, 2012):

Colleen, another series I missed, but I've heard the Sherbrookes are favorites with a number of readers

Kathy, large families seem to be one of Nora Roberts' specialties.

Re: Waltz With A Stranger (4:13pm December 21, 2012):

Pam, I found the MacKenzie series very interesting too--and I loved the late Victorian setting, of course!

Re: Waltz With A Stranger (2:56pm December 21, 2012):

Anna, I think you're entered automatically if you comment. Thank you for your interest!

Debbi, glad you like the sound of it.

Kent, contests can be a lot of fun. I don't win often myself, so I'm always stoked when I do.

Lorraine, I agree with all you've said about books featuring large families. And I can promise that there is lots of family action in Waltz with a Stranger.

Good luck to everybody on the giveaway!

Re: Waltz With A Stranger (1:14pm December 21, 2012):

Cynthia, so do I!

Shelly, Anne of Green Gables is one of those books in which nobody needs to be a supervillain in order to be interesting. There are some unpleasant characters, like Anne's occasional nemesis Josie Pye, for example, but by and large, the denizens of Avonlea are likable, if flawed.

Re: Waltz With A Stranger (12:54pm December 21, 2012):

Wasanaa, I agree, stories with families have huge potential--they're the gift that keeps on giving. While I haven't read any of the Cynster books yet, I have enjoyed the other families you mention. And Eve finding herself with a growing family of friends and allies is one of the pleasures of the In Death series, especially when you consider how alone she was when it all began. Her world is larger, and she's growing along with it.

Ann, the Bride Quartet series was very enjoyable. And the four women really were like sisters, even if they also had biological siblings as well.

Carla, the Mallorens! Like the Cynsters, a family I haven't yet read about--but no doubt will in future.

I think my own favorites might be the Poldarks (Winston Graham's wonderful saga) and the Emersons (from Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody romantic mystery series). But I'm always willing to discover another clan.

Re: Waltz With A Stranger (10:50am December 21, 2012):

Beth, by sheer coincidence, I recently finished the third book in the Boonsboro trilogy too. Nora Roberts is another author who shines at capturing the close-knit family. I think she's written her share of dysfunctional clans too, but fortunately, they never get the last word in her work.

Re: Waltz With A Stranger (9:52am December 21, 2012):

Nancy, I love Anne of Green Gables too! Her family history also runs the gamut. Her birth parents loved her, then she was orphaned and fostered out, then she was adopted by the Cuthberts, and finally raised a big family with Gilbert. I was kind of sorry that only Rilla got her own book, because I would have enjoyed seeing each Blythe child have an individual story.

Re: Waltz With A Stranger (9:47am December 21, 2012):

Patricia, I've heard about the Cynster family but haven't read any books in that series. I'll have to check it out in the New Year.

Amy, another vote for the Cynsters! Loving families that fight are possibly the most rewarding to read about.

Chelsea, the Bennets are flawed but so human. And so vividly drawn--Austen was a master at depicting character.

Janie, two more fictional families to add to my reading list! And families that have each other's backs are much more sympathetic than families seeking to knife each other's backs!

Clare, I've read Montana Sky. I agree--the family dynamics there are intriguing, and there's a distinct flavor of King Lear about the relationship between father and daughter. Except the father was a great deal nastier.

G S, I think I wanted to be a March sister when I was a kid reading Little Women for the first time! They get so much joy from each other's company.

Bonnie, thanks for your interest! Another vote for the Bennets!

Julie, I haven't read that series, but I observe that a Western setting seems to lend itself naturally to big, sprawling family sagas. Happy Holidays!

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