January 23rdI love starting out a new year with new books - and one kind of January ...
"A Lady in Disguise, the final—and most romantic!—novel in the Daughters of Hampshire series, balances moments of sheer loveliness with things dark and deadly. Author Sandra Byrd ushers readers onto a story-rope pulled taut by social, political, criminal and sigh-worthy romantic tension. On the surface, theatre seamstress Gillian and aristocrat Lord Lockwood are a wonderfully mismatched pair, but each time they cross paths an undeniable zing of chemistry draws them further into the other’s heart . . . and a disguise-driven world. As that attraction grows into love, Gillian’s doubts about Lord Lockwood’s motives become much more painful to sort—and bear. Both main and minor characters are richly built, and as they circle around each other, each must battle questions of honest love versus blind loyalty . . . and painful truth versus pretty pretense. Fans of historical Victorian and Gothic romance will feel right at home in these tightly-spun, suspenseful pages. Highly recommended!"~Serena Chase, USA Today's Happy Ever After, author of The Ryn
“With impeccable research and elegant writing, Sandra Byrd brings Victorian England to life in her latest novel, A Lady in Disguise. Readers of historical fiction will be delighted with the romance, mystery, and inspiration in this page-turning story, and they will be kept guessing until the end to see how the heroine will uncover the truth behind her father’s death. Well done and highly recommended!” Carrie Turansky, the author of A Refuge at Highland Hall and Shine Like the Dawn
"Lovers of wind-swept moors and Bronte-esque intrigue will devour Byrd’s latest romance, Bride of a Distant Isle! Annabel Ashton, like Jane Eyre before her, doesn’t accept her circumstances or let mysteries rest unsolved, but instead invites you along as she proactively uncovers truths and searches out her own happily ever after." ~Katherine Reay, author of The Bronte Plot
"An irresistible blend of mystery, impeccable research and haunting plot twists make Bride of a Distant Isle a feast for lovers of Gothic Romance! Not since I discovered the Brontës have I been so deeply engrossed in a Gothic Romance. Fans of Jane Eyre and Rebecca, prepare to be dazzled by Sandra Byrd’s magnificent Bride of a Distant Isle!" ~ Ella March Chase, author of The Queen's Dwarf
"A marvelous mingling of mystery and deeply moving family and romantic love, Mist of Midnight kept me guessing until the very end. A house on a cliff, a Victorian-Gothic atmosphere, a cast of suspicious characters including a dark, brooding hero and a strong heroine: shades (or mists) of Jane Eyre and Rebecca! I look forward to the next novel in this compelling, new series." Karen Harper NYTimes bestselling author of Mistress of Mourning