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Featured Video of the Week: Secrets of the Heart by Jillian Kent, INCLUDES Giveaway Opportunity!

Posted by Julie on January 14, 2014 in ACFW, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons |

It’s been awhile but things have slowed down and I wanted to share this with anyone who might subscribe to this blog instead of going there directly.

Each week I feature a video of the week. It’s part of my template, a video widget that accepts YouTube embed codes. I wanted to put it to good use, so I offer up book trailers from (mostly) ACFW authors.

This week’s video is from Secrets of the Heart by Jillian Kent.

Leave a comment and you are in the running to receive a copy of Secrets of the Heart. I’ll announce the winner Thursday at 12AM EST, so comment now. 🙂51u7f+8UvjL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-62,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_

Madeline Whittington, daughter of the deceased Earl of Richfield, emerges from English society’s prescribed period of mourning in the winter of 1815. Madeline believes that she no longer belongs in a world of gossip and gowns; instead she wants to help the orphans living within the walls of Ashcroft Insane Asylum. Once there, she discovers a dark secret within the asylum walls.

Because of his elder brother’s unexpected death, Devlin Greyson becomes Earl of Ravensmoore and struggles between two worlds: one of affluence and privilege and one of poverty and disease. Torn between his desire to become a doctor and the numerous responsibilities of his title, he wrestles with God’s will for his future. Will he be able to honor this God-given gift and win the woman he falls in love with in a society that does not value gentlemen who work? And will Lady Madeline Whittington be able to honor her father’s memory when she is attracted to the one man who could destroy the promise she made to her father?

You can watch the trailer on my right sidebar this week, or, on YouTube.

Purchase Secrets of the Heart here.

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COTT: Author Jillian Kent Offers Giveaway Opportunity

Posted by Julie on February 25, 2013 in COTT, Guest blogger, Julie Arduini, Writing |

The Winner of Clash of the Titles’ 

January New Release Clash is:

Mystery of the Heart by Jillian Kent
A heartfelt congratulations to Jillian!***


In celebration of winning the Clash of the Titles, Jillian Kent will be offering a giveaway at her blog beginning Tuesday, February 26th and running through Saturday, March 2nd. Winners will be announced on Sunday, March 3rd. Please follow this link ( ) beginning Tuesday for details.


COTT sends out a special thank-you to the following authors for taking part in this fun week:
Rhonda Gibson, author of Groom by Arrangement
Pam Hillman, Author of Claiming Mariah
ABOUT Mystery of the Heart – The Ravensmoore Chronicles :

Lord Eden is intrigued by Lady Mercy Grayson’s secret, but how can he hope to gain her heart if he is forced to betray her?

Lady Mercy Grayson longs to be a physician like her older brother, Lord Ravensmoore. However, society would never tolerate a female physician, let alone one who is a noblewoman. So Mercy takes matters into her own hands, disguising herself as a man to get through medical school. But when a colleague grows suspicious, Mercy is in danger of losing more than her dreams.

Returning home from a secret voyage for the regent, Lord Eden agrees to give Mercy passage back to London. As their attraction to each other grows, they face circumstances, decisions, and treachery that could forever change the course of their lives.

WHAT VOTERS HAD TO SAY ABOUT “Mystery of the Heart.”

*Beautiful mystery ! is a love inspirational and encouragement. Thank you.

*It’s wonderful to know there are books out there that honour the Lord without being dull and boring. Keep up the good works.

*I love the premise behind Mystery of the Heart. Can’t wait to read it!

*I loved the first two books in this series and am looking forward to reading Mystery of the Heart.

*I read the other two Ravensmoore books and couldn’t wait for the third book to come out. I love Jillian Kent’s books. She has a great way of finding a bend of romance, intrigue and always has an ending that you don’t expect.

ABOUT the author, Jillian Kent’s first novel in The Ravensmoore Chronicles, Secrets of the Heart, debuted in 2011 and held readers captive winning four stars from Romantic Times and first place in the 2012 Wisconsin RWA Write Touch Contest. Also, in 2012, Chameleon, the second book in the series found its way into readers hands and hearts with an, “I dare you to solve the ending,” challenge from the author. Mystery of the Heart, book three in the series is already grabbing the attention of readers who love a  romantic adventure.

Secrets of the Heart

“A feast for fans of historical romance, and a superb debut from Jillian Kent.”

—James Scott Bell, author of Try Darkness and Presumed Guilty

A delicious Regency House of mirrors, Jillian Kent’s Chameleon is an enthralling mix of Sherlock Holmes meets Jane Austen.  —Julie Lessman, author of Daughters of Boston and Winds of Change series.

“Jillian Kent’s, Mystery Of The Heart, is a riveting tale of intrigue, courage, romance and faith. I was hooked from the first page, when the heroine washes up upon the shores of Regency England half-drowned, only to be taken captive by the mysterious Lord Eden. This is a story to be savored and shared.”

– Serena Miller, author of, The Measure of Katie Calloway, 2012 Rita Award for Best Inspirational Romance.

You can find Jill at all of these places.

@JillKentAuthor  Twitter

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COTT: Featuring Love and Mystery Novels

Posted by Julie on February 18, 2013 in COTT, Julie Arduini, Writing |

Until Wednesday, February 20th, at midnight, Clash of the Titles will be featuring three, brand spanking new inspirational novels. Each of the below novels has been on bookstore shelves for less than a month. Which one is calling your name? Take a moment to browse, then, using the voting box below, let us know which you’re most likely to read first. Happy browsing!

Groom By Arrangement by Rhonda Gibson
Eliza Kelly thought her humiliation was complete when she identified the wrong train passenger as her mail-order groom. Jackson wonders if Eliza’s mistake was his good fortune, between caring for an orphaned youngster and protecting Eliza, Jackson feels whole again, if only he can persuade Eliza to marry him, her reputation will be saved…and so will their long-buried dreams of forging a real family.


Mystery of the Heart by Jillian Kent


Lady Mercy Grayson longs to be a physician like her older brother, however, society would never tolerate a female physician, so Mercy takes matters into her own hands, disguising herself as a man to get through medical school. Lord Eden is intrigued by Lady Mercy Grayson’s secret, but how can he hope to gain her heart if he is forced to betray her?


Claiming Mariah by Pam Hillman
In light of her father’s death, Mariah Malone sends a letter that will forever alter the lives of her family. When Slade Donovan, strong willed and eager for vengeance, shows up on her front porch, Mariah is not ready to hear his truths: her father’s farm, the only home she’s ever known, was bought with stolen gold.

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