Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Starving Hearts & Never Past Hope - Book Tour, Excerpt, and GIVEAWAY!

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Starving Hearts
(Triangular Trade Trilogy #1)
By Janine Mendenhall
Christian Historical Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 300 Pages
May 16th 2016 by Heritage Beacon Fiction

Carol Award Finalist
Selah Award Finalist

Plagued by nightmares, Annette yearns to find her anonymous rescuer — the man who saved her life from a near deadly assault. Deep inside she is starving for companionship and a mutually respectful relationship. When Mr. Peter Adsley, an abolitionist pastor dealing with his own emotional baggage, agrees to a clandestine meeting, the event appears providential. But self-doubt, deception, and the schemes of a mutual enemy threaten to keep the pair apart. A phantom adversary will stop at nothing to win Annette’s dowry for himself, even if it means killing Peter.

Starving Hearts Excerpt #3

Sketchbook scene closing

Torn between captivation and shock, Peter watched her put the sketchbook back inside her bag
and slip the strap over her head. Then she looked up at him again.
“I told you, no one else knows about them. And they never will.”
“You do not trust me?”
“That is not the issue.”
She held her hands out to him. “Please, will you help me up? I would prefer discussing the issue,
as you call it, in a more equitable location, say perhaps on the bench beside you rather than kneeling
at your feet?” “Yes, of course.” Peter choked back a laugh, but paused when he saw how filthy his
hands were. “But . . . ” She glanced at her own hands, and then smiled. “You needn’t worry;
mine are nearly as bad. In fact, we are both a wretched jumble, but it matters naught.
I would rather be at your side than at your feet.” “Without a doubt,” he answered as he stood
up and took her hands, lifting her nearly weightless form to her feet. Then he froze.
A tingling sensation raced through his fingertips and up his arms. Her skin was like silk
beneath his thumbs. He attempted to clear a lump that had formed in his throat,
but the heat radiating from her touch made it nearly impossible to remember how.
So he simply stood there, holding her hands and gazing down into her eyes.
“Mr. Adsley? I say, Mr. Adsley, may I have my hands back now?”
Her eyes twinkled as she smiled, but before he could think of how to release his grasp,
there was another disturbance.

Praise for the Book

"Not only is this a delightful regency romance but it is also suspense filled mystery of the very best kind." - Amazon Review

"The author did a great job, maybe too great a job, describing the slave scenes. Spine tingling and suspenseful. I was biting my nails throughout much of this book." - Amazon Review

Never Past Hope
(Triangular Trade Trilogy #2)
By Janine Mendenhall
Christian Historical Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 308 Pages
September 10th 2018 by Heritage Beacon Fiction

Miss Mary Hope Adsley always considered herself to be the sensible one. But now, her sensibilities are unraveling around a man she thought she knew. After he attempted to marry her best friend—for money, no less—authorities charge Sir Steven Likebridge with masquerading as a gentleman and abduction. With his execution days away, Mary Hope desperately seeks to learn the truth about the man she loves.

Will the truth turn out to be worse than his lies?

Praise for the Book

"I thoroughly enjoyed this clean, historical fiction. . . enjoyed most that it is not the usual presentation of a regency novel." - Amazon Review

"A lovely story that shows how despicable each of us can be and yet God not only still loves us, but He was willing to die for us." - Amazon Review

About the Author

I love losing myself somewhere in time with Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice or a number of other classics like Jane Eyre and Redeeming Love. I cry over most things Nicholas Sparks (because they usually end sadly) and Amazing Grace, both the movie and the hymn, because they lead to the Ultimate happily ever after.

Tour Schedule

December 10th:
Jen Around the World
December 11th:
Rockin' Book Reviews
Hearts & Scribbles
Splashes of Joy
December 12th:
Simply Kelina
Handcrafted Reviews
Jorie Loves A Story
December 13th:
Reading Is My SuperPower
Deal Sharing Aunt
December 14th:
Teatime and Books
Min Reads and Reviews
Reading On The Edge
Locks, Hooks and Books
December 15th:
Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

- 1 winner will receive an Emerald Crown (picture is an example, may not be the same crown), Evening Khaki Lace Wrap, and a print copy of Starving Hearts
- US only
- Ends December 19, 2018

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