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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Love's Sorrow by Terri Rochenski / Giveaway

I am glad to welcome back Terri Rochenski for her newest release "Love's Sorrow"!


Terri is sharing an excerpt with us and offering a giveaway!

But first check out the gorgeous cover:

Title:  Love’s Sorrow (Means of Mercy #1)
Author:  Terri Rochenski
Genre:  Historical Romance
Format: eBook and Print
Publisher:  Roane Publishing
Release Date:  April 21, 2014


BLURB:

Hired as a nanny for her cousin’s children, Anne Tearle finds security and a loving family. The children are a dream, but London society is a world of its own, one where a displaced farm girl has no business being. But, wealthy rake, Gavin MacKay, helps her to see associating with the upper class might not be as horrid as she first assumed.

Like all things worthwhile, love comes at a price, and the cost soon bestows more anguish than joy. Lost, but not undone, Anne must find the courage to begin life anew, or succumb to sorrow's unrelenting waves of grief.


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EXCERPT #6:

Unknown to me, Aunt Martha married without the consent of her affluent father. She was sixteen at the time, and the man she chose to elope with was someone well below her station—Uncle Edward, a mere farmer. Her father disowned her shortly after, refusing all letters. Her brother did the same.
“When going through my father’s papers after his death last year, I was surprised to find I even had an aunt. I took it upon myself to make contact and inform her of her brother’s death.” Joanna leaned forward, her brow raised. “Had I known what manner of woman she was, I would never have sent the letter. Her reply was quite shocking and most degrading to my deceased father.”
Her account of Aunt Martha’s reply didn’t surprise me. I nodded my head, but didn’t comment.
Joanna settled back into her chair once more. “Uncle Edward intercepted my second letter of apology and wrote back concerning the unpleasant circumstances that occurred due to their marriage. He explained Aunt Martha’s affliction over the disowning never healed—that mercy and forgiveness were words she did not understand. He thought it best I not attempt further correspondence with her. I was more than happy to comply with his wishes. I wasn’t, however, interested in losing the only extended family I had, so Uncle Edward and I continued to write to each other without her knowledge.”
A very wise decision, I wanted to say.
“When my husband brought up the idea of a governess, I thought it the perfect opportunity to meet my cousin, Mary. Uncle Edward refused my request for her to come live with us, but suggested we might offer the position to you. He claimed he hadn’t provided for you as well as he should have. I believe Aunt Martha was probably the reason.”
My eyebrow rose before I could stop the movement, and I bit my tongue to keep my comments to myself.
Joanna set her cup on the tray. “Now, no more talk of what was. I would like to show you your new home.”
I set my own cup down and took both her hands in mine. “Thank you so much for this opportunity, Joanna. I promise to do my best with your sons and their lessons.”
“My sons’ educations and your position as governess can wait. For now”—she squeezed my calloused fingers—“let’s enjoy introducing you to my friends and a life worthy of your age.”
“Friends?”
“Oh, you needn’t worry.” Standing, she smiled at me. “I promise just one or two until you’re settled in.”
I wanted to question what she meant by a “life worthy of my age”. I had travelled all that distance to work for them and couldn’t think of a more worthy way to spend my days. As Joanna turned to exit the room, I leapt from the chair, smoothing my rumpled skirt. Questioning my elders was something I knew better than to do. I followed along, excited to see the grand home I would soon help clean.


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BIO:

Terri started writing stories in the 8th grade, when a little gnome whispered in her brain. Gundi’s Great Adventure never hit the best seller list, but it started a long love affair with storytelling.

Today she enjoys an escape to Middle Earth during the rare ‘me’ moments her three young children allow. When not playing toys, picking them back up, or kissing boo-boos, she can be found sprawled on the couch with a book or pencil in hand, and toothpicks propping her eyelids open.


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I hope you enjoyed Terri's visit. I know I did! :)


37 comments:

  1. Congrats indeed. Those toothpicks must hurt a bit with their stabbing lol

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  2. That sounds like a good one. Great excerpt.

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    1. Doesn't it? I can't wait to read it! :D

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  3. Congrats, Terri! What a great excerpt!

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  4. Congrats! Sounds like a great historical voice.

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    1. Terri always does a great job with her historical stories and characters.

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  5. I've been seeing this book around a lot lately. Best of luck to Terri!

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    1. That's great! Terri deserves it! :)

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  6. Congrats to Terri--interesting concept.

    And I can relate to a parent using toothpicks and whatever to be productive while kids sleep. It is a talent for sure.

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    1. I can relate for when I was a nanny. lol

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  7. Congratulations to Terri! It sounds like a good book, and I'm positive the typeface on the title page is Edwardian Script, one of my favorite fancy typefaces.

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    1. Edwardian Script is one of my favorite typefaces, too. It's so elegant.

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  8. Hi Chrys!
    Terri's book sounds lovely!

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  9. Wow. The kids keep me away from my tour yesterday, and look at all the love I missed out on!!

    You are all wonderful - thanks so much for the encouragement!!!

    Chrys - thanks so much for hosting me yesterday! Sorry I'm a day late...

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    1. Yes, lots of well-deserved love for you! :D

      You're very welcome, Terri! And no worries. I love to have you on my blog. I'll host you for every future book!

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  10. Congrats to Terri. Sounds like a great story. An uncomfortable setting for a character adds a lot of tension.

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    1. It sure does! Thanks for stopping by, Medeia!

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  11. Congratulations to Terri. I love the excerpt!

    Damyanti, My Latest post

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  12. Odd - I thought I'd followed your blog already, but then realised I hadn't. Well, now I have :P

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  13. Best of luck to Terri! Looks like a good read :)

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    1. I have so many books on my TBR list, but I can't wait to read this one. :)

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  14. Best of luck to Terri, and no, I shan't be working in that brewery again! :0)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Carole Anne! :)

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  15. Wishing Terri the best of luck with her release! I absolutely love the cover and excerpt. Historical fictions are definitely my genre when it comes to reading... just not writing. Maybe someday though! I'm interested in seeing where the author takes Anne in this captivating story. Thanks for sharing, Chrys!

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    1. I enjoy historical fiction, too. But, like you, I haven't been able to write anything historical. I have, however, have written futuristic stories. ;)

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  16. Congratulations to Terri. I loved the excerpt!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by to read Terri's excerpt, Kelly!

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  17. Congratulations, Terri! I love the cover.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Stephanie! I think we can all agree that the cover is wonderful. :)

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