Happy Holidays! Waving from a warm summer’s day in New Zealand – Bronwen Evans
I have so many wonderful holiday memories it’s hard to just pick one. Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year, and wherever I am in the world, I try to find family or close friends to share it with.
I can remember being in Canada one December, and making toffee in the snow outside, by boiling maple syrup and dribbling it hot and runny into freshly fallen snow. Then we would crack off a piece of hard toffee and eat it.
One favorite memory was hiking in the Lake District of England in fallen snow with a bunch of girlfriends from NZ, and then sitting drinking wine in the hot tub afterwards.
I love how one Christmas we surprised my mother by hiding the fact my little sister was fly home from England to be with us. It was the first time we’d all been together as a family in about eight years as all three of mum’s girls had been living in England for varying amounts of time. The look on my mother’s face when Lisa walked in was priceless.
But my favorite memory of all would be the first Christmas that I can still clearly remember. I must have been about seven years old and I’d asked Father Christmas for a budgie. My friend had one, and I loved the color and the beautiful sounds they made in their cage. On Christmas morning I awoke to strange noises coming from the living room in a box under the tree. I threw back the covers and rushed toward the noise, certain I’d find a lovely cage with my budgie in it. However, as soon as I entered the room I realized there was no bird’s cage, only a box with something wriggling in it.
I approached the box with caution until this little black and white head popped up and let out a little yelp. It was a puppy that I named Sam. At first I was really disappointed, but once I let him out of his box and he ran around with me I was hooked.
Sam was my first dog, and I’ve had a love affair with them ever since. This will be Brandy, my 8 month old Cavoodle’s first Christmas, and I’m sure she will be as spoiled as Sam was.
I’m giving away 5 copies of, Invitation To Passion, my latest Regency historical romance, in book or eBook format AND one of the 5 lucky winners will also win a $20 Amazon, iBook’s or Nook Gift Card. Simply answer the question below to be in to win. Open Internationally (gift cards will be from the American sites).
Can you remember the first amazing present you received as a child?
Series: Invitation To #3
Page Count: 232 pages
Publisher: Bronwen Evans (July 2014)
Consummate rake, Lord Richard Craven, has his heartbroken when the woman he loves is forced into an arranged marriage to a violent brute. To make matters worse, circumstances force him to marry Lady Madeline Knight—a woman he views more like a sister-only for fate to play the cruellest of tricks. Shortly after his wedding his former lover is widowed, and Richard learns she could be pregnant with his child.
Madeline Knight thought she was doing the right thing when she saved Richard Craven from his lover's irate husband. Now her silly schoolgirl crush has left her married to a man who's in love with another woman. Consumed with guilt over trapping Richard, she tries her best to be the perfect wife and win his heart. Failure is not an option. For if she fails she loses everything, she loves him too much not to set him free…
While Richard and Madeline confront the reality of their marriage, Madeline’s life comes under threat. A family enemy is set on revenge. Will Richard learn the truth of his heart, and what is truly precious to him, before the unknown enemy destroys their world?
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Her debut Regency romance, Invitation to Ruin won the RomCon Readers’ Crown Best Historical 2012, and was an RT Reviewers’ Choice Nominee Best First Historical 2011. Her first self-published novella, To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield, was a FINALIST in the Kindle Book Review Indie Romance Book of the Year 201,2 and a finalist in the RomCon Readers’ Crown Best Historical 2013. Her first contemporary released December 2012, The Reluctant Wife, won the RomCon Readers’ Crown Best Category 2013.
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***GIVEAWAY***Bronwen is giving away 5 copies of INVITATION TO PASSION in book or eBook format AND one of the 5 lucky winners will also win a $20 Amazon, iBook’s or Nook Gift Card.
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