A hearty congratulations to Laurie Alice!
We had a tremendous response for this Clash. So many said they wanted to vote for and loved all of the books. A special thanks to the other authors for their wonderful books and for being a part of this week.
Shattered Silence by Margaret Daley
A Merry Little Christmas by Anita Higman
Callie’s Mountain by Katt Anderson
Murder in Marietta by Deborah Malone
About A Flight of Fancy
Her head is in the clouds. His feet are planted firmly on the ground. Can love cover the distance?
Cassandra Bainbridge may be a bit of a bluestocking, but when Geoffrey Giles is near, love seems a fine alternative to passion for Greek and the physics of flight. With his dashing good looks and undying devotion to her, the Earl of Whittaker sets Cassandra’s heart racing with his very presence. It seems his only flaw is his distaste for ballooning, the obsession that consumes so much of her thoughts.
When a terrible accident compels her to end her betrothal, Cassandra heads for the country to recover from both her injuries and her broken heart. With time on her hands and good friends to help her, she pursues her love for ballooning and envisions a future for herself as a daring aeronaut. But when Lord Whittaker slips back into her life, she finds her heart torn between her love for flight and her abiding love for the man she fears will no longer want her once he knows of her hidden scars.
What Voters Had to Say about A Flight of Fancy
I love Laurie Alice’s deft use of craft and I love her spunky (though not anachronistic!) heroines.
Fabulous read of a passionate couple. Well done. Laurie Alice Eakes
All the books sound great, but I’ve read Flight of Fancy, and it’s a wonderful story.
Title is adorable. Very creative.
Keep writing! I love reading and love your books.
Love this book! It’s one of Eakes’s best.
Every book I’ve ever read by Laurie Alice Eakes, I’ve loved.
Great Review for A Flight of Fancy
“Eakes has a charming way of making her novels come to life without being over the
top. The second Daughters of Bainbridge House story has romance, mystery,
suspense and characters who transcend the stereotype of stiff English formality. …”
Endorsements for A Flight of Fancy
“Eakes seamlessly blends romance and intrigue, faith and history, into a story that readers won’t want to put down.”—Booklist
“Masquerades, English manners, romance, and intrigue abound in this historical series. Regency romance aficionados and fans of Nicole Jordan will adore this.”—Library Journal
“Eakes weaves the fine silk threads of historical richness, dangerous intrigue, and forbidden romance into a flawless literary tapestry . . . that will leave readers breathless.”—Louise M. Gouge, award-winning author of At the Captain’s Command
About Laurie Alice Eakes
Bestselling, award-winning author Laurie Alice Eakes used to lie in bed as a child telling herself stories so she didn’t wake anyone else up. Sometimes she shared her stories with others; thus, when she decided to be a writer, she surprised no one. Family Guardian, her first book, won the National Readers Choice Award for Best Regency in 2007. In the past three years, she has sold six books to Baker/Revell, five of which are set during the Regency time period, five books to Barbour Publishing, as well as two novellas to Barbour Publishing and one to Baker/Revell. Seven of her books have been picked up by Thorndike Press for large print publication, and Lady in the Mist, her first book with Revell, was chosen for hardcover publication with Crossings Bookclub. She also teaches on-line writing courses and enjoys a speaking ministry that takes her from the Gulf Coast to the East Coast.
Laurie Alice lives in Texas with her husband, two dogs and two cats, and is learning how to make tamales.
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Clash of the Titles Hostess Gail Pallotta
After a career as an editor and article writer Gail started to follow her dream of writing fiction. In 2004 the American Christian Writers Association named her a regional writer of the year. In 2010 an excerpt from Love Turns the Tide, her first romance, won the Clash of the Titles Challenge in the best nature / weather scene category. She published her first short story, “Lifeline,” in Splickety Magazine in January 2012. When she isn’t writing, she loves to bargain shop with her daughter, swim, read and visit with friends and family, especially at the beach.
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