Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chasing the Other Tisdale Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Chasing the Other Tisdale book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $10 gift card. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Release date: February 25, 2015
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

She’s the other sister...

Overshadowed by the beauty of her older sister, Lillian is better known as the other Tisdale; unremarkable and unsure how she will ever deliver on the promise of her family's name.

He’s a rake in need of reforming...

Will Colton leads a frivolous existence, embracing notoriety instead of managing his family’s fortune. Determined to forget his financial burden and his father’s growing resentment, he maintains a lifestyle dedicated to pleasure and self-indulgence. When Will is invited to the Tisdale estate for an extended holiday, he never expects to become friends with the forgettable Lillian. But when a family secret comes to light, he must choose between leaving London and protecting the honor of one woman or staying and risking the reputation of another.

Upon his return, Will finds the girl he left behind has come out of the shadows and into her own. Lillian’s finally the center of attention, and not all of it good. With his own reputation in tatters, can a reformed rake lure her out of the hands of London's bachelors and back into his own arms? Can he escape his past and reclaim her heart, or has he lost her forever?

My Rating: 4 Roses

A sweet romance, Chasing the Other Tisdale was an enjoyable read and I liked it.

Both characters were likable. Lillian was kind and goodnatured but also unwilling to be a doormat. Will was dedicated to Lillian and determined to become a better person for her. I liked them both.

The romance was sweet, though not particularly deep. I thought Lillian and Will were great together.

The plot was quick and the story was lovely. Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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Excerpt:

When Lillian Tisdale dreamt of that magical moment when she would fall in love, she never imagined that it would be so sudden, so complete, or so...

Literal.

Lilly, as she was more commonly known, sat cradled in between a large branch and the massive trunk of the hundred year old willow tree near the pond at Brightly, her family’s ancestral estate. She set her sketch book and charcoal pencil down on the branch and took a moment to appreciate the scenery before her. Brightly was noted for its lush gardens and rolling green hills, and she found it impossible to imagine any other property in England being as lovely.

This was her favorite tree, had been for years, and one of the only places she could disappear to when she felt the need for a respite from her three sisters and older brother. She relished the quiet of her hiding place, the silence disturbed only by the soft wind skimming the pond, the rustling of the leaves in the oak groves, and the occasional coo of a nesting bird.

“You naughty minx!”

Lilly startled, the unexpected sound of a man’s voice coming from out of nowhere. She steadied herself against the branch in front of her, knocking her sketchbook onto the ground in the process. She sighed, doubting the book would survive the fall intact. She’d spent the last of her pin money on that sketchbook and wouldn’t be able to afford a new one for at least a month. Her parents, for all their wealth, were sticklers when it came to their children’s allowances.

“You’re a wicked, wicked man, Mr. Colton!”

This time, the voice was distinctly female and the name she mentioned sounded familiar...
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Giveaway:
Up for grabs is a $10 gift card.
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About the Author:

Jessica Jefferson makes her home in northern Indiana, or as she likes to think of it—almost Chicago. She is heavily inspired by classic sweeping, historical romance novels, but aims to take those key emotional elements and inject a fresh blend of quick dialogue and comedy. She invites you to visit her at jessicajefferson.com and read more of her random romance musings.


9 comments:

  1. Great excerpt today. Thank you!

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  2. Goddess Fish PromosApril 15, 2015 at 5:43 AM

    Thank you for hosting today.

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  3. The beautiful cover is my favorite part of the post.

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  4. Jessica JeffersonApril 15, 2015 at 6:54 AM

    Thanks so much for this review.

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  5. thank you for the excerpt, i enjoyed reading it.

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  6. I loved the review but I especially loved the excerpt. I really think this sounds like such a fun book.

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  7. i like the excerpt the review also denise smith

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  8. I liked the review.

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  9. Thanks for the excerpt and review!

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