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Promo Spotlight and Giveaway: Secrets of a Heart by Samantha Garman

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Today, I'm hosting a promo spotlight on Samantha Garman's historical romance, Secrets of a Heart as a part of the VBT. Also find an excerpt for your enjoyment. Don't forget to comment and enter the giveaway via rafflecopter below!

One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card

Secrets of a Heart
Samantha Garman
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20452626-secrets-of-a-heart 

London, 1815. At the age of nineteen, Blaine Whitmore loses everything dear to him in a brutal assault on his family line. Left with nothing, he finds himself aboard a merchant ship sailing far from home. Years pass as a boy becomes a man, and yet no amount of time or distance will help Blaine forget all that he has lost. After ten years sailing the high seas, he is finally ready to restore the Whitmore name.

Felicity Canton is as lovely as she is penniless, and has been left to care for her three sisters while attempting to maintain a crumbling estate. With no hope for escape from her predicament, she is resigned to a peasant’s fate. She never anticipates attracting the attention of her wealthy and mysterious new neighbor, nor does she expect him to be her savior.

As Blaine searches for truth and doles out vengeance, he becomes increasingly captivated and distracted by Felicity’s beauty and inner strength. Does he dare confide in her the secrets of his heart? Will his future be as bleak as his past, or will he finally have a chance at happiness? 

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An Excerpt from Secrets of a Heart:

The sound of a snapping twig turned her attention, and the object of her thoughts stood a few feet from her, leaning against a huge tree with gnarled roots as if he had all the time in the world.

“I thought I managed to escape without anyone seeing me,” she said in lieu of formal greeting.

“I saw you leave just as my carriage was pulling into your driveway,” he explained. “Why are you here alone?”

“Mr. Fletcher is giving a grand tour of our home to strangers, in hopes that they buy it.” Her tone was acerbic.

His gaze softened, but she thrust out her chin, daring him to offer her sympathy. She changed the subject, unable to dwell on the idea that her childhood home, one that had been in the family for generations, would be sold. “To what do I owe the pleasure of your company?”

“So proper?” Gray asked, moving away from the tree and coming toward her.

“I feel out of sorts today.”

Gray reached out to touch her cheek. “I came to hand deliver an invitation to the masquerade.”

“Oh.” Her brown eyes dropped to his lips. Moving closer, he wrapped his arms around her. “Is this your way of trying to distract me from my woes?” she asked with a smile.

“Is it working?”

“Too soon to tell,” she replied wickedly.

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About the Author:

Samantha Garman currently lives and writes in Brooklyn, NY. She loves Scotch, a great conversation with anyone willing to speak their mind and flannel pajamas.

While yearning for a backyard and a dog, she's decided to stay busy working on her next book, Dandelion Dreams.

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(Note: I received the above promo+giveaway info from Goddess Fish Promotions. ~Punya)

8 comments:

Mary Preston said...

A great excerpt.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Samantha Garman said...

Thanks for having me!

Enter to win a signed paperback copy of Secrets of a Heart! https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/103306-secrets-of-a-heart

Serena91291 said...

Another great excerpt, thank you!

Rita said...

I enjoyed the excerpt.

Connie said...

What did I like best about today's blog? I loved the excerpt from "Secrets of a Heart!" This is a story that I know will be one I won't be able to put down! Cannot wait to read it.

Linda Trinklein said...

I love reading about the author, the person behind the book!! thanks sounds great read

Punya said...

@Goddess Fish and Samantha, you're welcome. :)

Hi everyone (Mary, Serena, Rita, Connie, Linda), thanks for stopping by and commenting. Best of luck! x

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