Friday, May 23, 2014

Blog Tour ~ "Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice: by Heidi Ashworth (review + giveaway)

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Welcome to my tour stop for THE ROSE GARDEN TOUR for
Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice
by Heidi Ashworth

Roses in the Miss Delacourt Series

It all begins when the Dowager Duchess of Marcross sends her grandson, Sir Anthony Crenshaw, to accompany her niece, Miss Ginny Delacourt, to their country estate to check on the roses. The Dowager is concerned since her neighbor is keen on stealing cuttings from her spectacular rose garden for Rosehaven, his rose-inspired country home. On the way, they have a carriage accident and are held up by highwaymen but it isn't until they are quarantined at Rosehaven for the pox that Ginny's and Sir Anthony's love begins to bloom.

Thus the series begins...
Heidi Ashworth, the author, has a beautiful rose garden and each stop is showcasing one of her roses. 
Here is mine:



Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice by Heidi Ashworth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Historical Romance

Book Description: Mr. Colin Lloyd-Jones and his friend, Sir Anthony Crenshaw, make a pact to avoid the fair sex during the course of an entire season in order to nurse their wounded hearts. As they shake hands on it, they have no idea that one would soon be off on a trip to escort a young lady to the country and the other soon to fall head over heels in love with Miss Elizabeth Armistead. Sadly, Miss Armistead is only interested in those she trusts not to become so besotted with her beauty that they cannot see her true self. Prior to meeting Colin, she had only met one man fitting that description and she has promised to be his bride. However, Mr. Cruikshank is not due to arrive in London for a full month. Can Colin convince Miss Armistead that he loves her for more than her beauty before her betrothed's ship arrives on British shores?

My thoughts: This is the first book of Heidi Ashworth's that I have read. I am familiar with the titles of some of her books, but have not read them yet. (Yes, I just ordered two from Amazon.)

Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice is a very enjoyable book. I loved Elizabeth Armistead's character. She is a wonderfully thoughtful woman. Her personality is often overlooked by her beautiful face. She wants to be known for who she is inside.

Elizabeth is often taken advantage of because of her good nature. She agrees to become the bride of a blind man, to help him and his mother in Scotland. Her home is in India, but she is in London to get ready for the wedding. She has a chance encounter with Colin Lloyd-Jones. Her life decisions become less clear at that point.

The book explores a myriad of emotions. There is love, betrayal, guilt, jealousy, compassion, kindness, etc. Each emotion is portrayed well. I felt empathy for the character's in their trials. I felt that the time period was well portrayed. The characters were well developed and believable.

This is a great book to read in the summer. It is light and engaging.




Purchase from AMAZON.



 
Heidi Ashworth, author of the popular Miss Delacourt series, including the award-winning Miss Delacourt Has Her Day, is a busy wife and mother who's grateful for a bit of peace and quiet in which to write. An unapologetic anglophile, she is determined to return to England to see the home of Jane Austen, a landmark she missed during her first trip across the pond, though she knows Lord Byron's house to be a suitable substitute. She's smitten with books, chocolate, and roses, not necessarily in that order, and is never averse to a round of Guitar Hero.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

- US Grand Prize: $50 Amazon gift card and paperback copy of Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice
- 3 ebooks of Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice (US and open INT to these countries: England, Canada, Belguim, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Poland, Italy, France, Japan, and Australia)

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5 comments:

  1. I love roses and pansies.

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  2. I love the dress, and the book sounds great :)!

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  3. I can't wait to read this book! Beautiful roses :)

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