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Promo Spotlight and Giveaway: Cross the Ocean by Holly Bush

Monday, August 19, 2013

Today, I'm featuring Holly Bush's Cross the Ocean, a Historical Romance set in 1871. In the following, you'll find the book and author information and the links along with an excerpt.

Holly Bush will be giving away a $50 Amazon/B&N GC to a randomly chosen commenter (enter via rafflecopter below!).




Cross the Ocean
Holly Bush


1871 . . . Worlds collide when American Suffragist, Gertrude Finch, and titled Brit Blake Sanders meet in an explosive encounter that may forever bind them together. Gertrude Finch escorts a young relative to London and encounters the stuffy Duke of Wexford at his worst. Cross the Ocean is the story of an undesired, yet undeniable attraction that takes Blake and Gertrude across an ocean and into each other’s arms.

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An Excerpt from Cross the Ocean:

London 1871

“Pardon me?”

The starch in Mrs. Wickham’s black dress seemed to wilt as she quivered. The soft folds of her jowls shook. “The Duchess is not coming down, Your Grace,” she repeated.

The Duke of Wexford stood stock-still. The guests were to descend on his ancestral home in a matter of moments. The candles lit, the buffet laid, the flowers had bloomed on cue. The last remaining detail was the receiving line.

“Mrs. Wickham. There is a small matter of greeting two hundred and fifty guests arriving momentarily. The Duchess needs to attend them,” Blake Sanders, the Eighth Duke of Wexford, said sternly to his housekeeper.

When the woman had announced his wife would not be joining him, Sanders was certain he had not heard correctly. The Duchess knew her duties, as did he. He turned abruptly to the staircase and stopped as a shiver trailed down his arms. He turned back. The rotund woman had not moved other than the flitting of small hairs peeking out of her mobcap. After twenty-five years of service to his family, he supposed she stood rooted for good reason.

The Duke spoke quietly. “Is there a problem conveying this message, Mrs. Wickham?”

The woman swallowed. “Yes, Your Grace. There is.”

“What is it, Mrs. Wickham?” he asked.

It was then he noticed a folded piece of paper in the woman’s hand. As with most lifetime retainers, he had seen worry, seen anger and joy in her face. But never fear. And it was fear indeed that hung in the air, widened her eyes and had the missive shaking in pudgy fingers.


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About the Author:

Holly Bush was born in western Pennsylvania to two avid readers. There was not a room in her home that did not hold a full bookcase. She worked in the hospitality industry, owning a restaurant for twenty years and recently worked as the sales and marketing director in the hospitality/tourism industry and is credited with building traffic to capacity for a local farm tour, bringing guests from twenty-two states, booked two years out. Holly has been a marketing consultant to start-up businesses and has done public speaking on the subject.

Holly has been writing all of her life and is a voracious reader of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction, particularly political and historical works. She has written four romance novels, all set in the U.S. West in the mid 1800’s. She frequently attends writing conferences, and has always been a member of a writer’s group.

Holly is a gardener, a news junkie, has been an active member of her local library board and loves to spend time near the ocean. She is the proud mother of two daughters and the wife of a man more than a few years her junior.

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(Note: I'm not responsible for the contents of this post, including the book blurb, excerpt, giveaway, links and the author bio, as all of the above were provided to me by Goddess Fish Promotions.) ~Punya

13 comments:

Mary Preston said...

Such a beautifully descriptive passage. Loved it.

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Holly Bush said...

Good morning Punya and Mary! Glad you liked the excerpt. This is a great blog to start the week off right!

Punya said...

Hi Mary, thanks for stopping by. Best of luck!

Hello Ms. Bush, glad to have you on my blog today. :D

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Punya said...

@Goddess Fish, YW. :)

Tallulah A. Scribbles said...

Congrats to Holly Bush on the release of Cross the Ocean!

It's cruel to tease me with this excerpt. LOL! Where is the Duchess? Why is Mrs. Wickham fearful?

I want the Amazon gift card so that I can read Cross the Ocean and find out.

Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Tallulah A. Scribbles said...

Oops! Forgot to leave my email address: literarymafia [at] gmail [dot] com

Rita said...

Great excerpt, thank you.

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MomJane said...

I really enjoyed the excerpt. This sounds like a really fun story.

Holly Bush said...

Thanks ladies! It's nice to be here and I'm glad you like the excerpt. The Duchess is not where she's supposed to be, Tallulah, - that's what the story's all about!

Punya said...

Hello everyone (Tallulah, Rita, MomJane) thanks for stopping by. :)

Karen H in NC said...

Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!
kareninnc at gmail dot com

ad0ffae6-78f6-11e1-8cde-000bcdcb5194 said...

This will be fun!

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