Monday, 1 October 2007

Sarah, My Beloved by Sharlene MacLaren & Giveaways

Whitaker House has generously given me three copies of Sarah, My Beloved to give away. This contest is open to ALL my readers so leave a post letting me know your favourite character from an historical romance novel and you will be entered in to the draw. This draw will close at midnight on Sunday 7th October!

Benjamin Broughten left mail order bride, Sarah Woodard practically standing at the altar in Loving Liza Jane. Determined to make her place in Little Hickman, despite becoming fodder for the gossip mill, Sarah finds herself suddenly married to widower Rocky Callahan with the full time care of his motherless niece and nephew.

Still grieving his wife, Rocky protects his heart by keeping his feelings locked inside, presenting a harsh demeanour to the children and keeping his new wife at arms' length.

Even when Rocky and Sarah's hearts begin to soften, pride and presumptions interfere, perhaps ruining their relationship forever.

Sharlene MacLaren has once again made an old story new! Rocky and Sarah are drawn with a deft touch, their vivid personalities engaging the reader regardless of the familiarity of their circumstances. Sarah, My Beloved returns the reader to Little Hickman, a welcoming yet simple community struggling to survive. Sarah's wealthy suitor provides humourous moments especially his interaction with the practical and rugged Rocky. The Broughtens, Pastor Jon and boarding house proprietor, Emma Browning return in anticipation of the final installment, Courting Emma which I have a feeling may be my favourite! If you love a gentle tale overflowing with engaging characters and themes of faith and romance interwoven seamlessly, you can't go past Sharlene's Little Hickman Creek series.

Sarah, My Beloved is available now from Whitaker House.

Read my review of Loving Liza Jane, here.


Cee Cee said...

Me first! I will say, Angel from Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Thanks Rel!

Tracy said...

Pop my name in for this one too please?

My favourite character from an historical romance? there's a question. Chris Beth, in the 'Diary of a Loving Heart' series, by June Masters Bacher.

Julia said...

My favourite character at the moment would have to be Abigail Aldridge from "The Innocent Libertine" by
T. Davis Bunn and Isabella Bunn
Please enter me in!
itsmyemail (at)

Brittanie said...

My favorite historical character is Lady Sunny Gallaher from "The Hawk and the Jewel" by Lori Wick.
Enter me in the drawing please. :)

Diane said...

Oooh...this is too good to pass up. Count me in!! My fave character is Serinity (Gabriel's Fire by Gloria Pedersen). She's someone you learn to love easily.

leannesse [at]

ausjenny said...

This is hard but I identified with Marshal Riggs from whatever tomorrow brings by Lori Wick so much that he was one of my favourites. there have been others but he really sticks out the most.
ausjenny @

Naomi said...

I have lots but I loved all the Brides of Montclair series.Naomi

Becky Mahan said...

There are so many to choose from, but I'd say my all time favorite is Marty from the Love Comes Softly series by Janette Oke. Rel, please enter me in the draw! Thanks!... Becky

Rel said...

Becky ~ great to hear from you here :)

I love reading everyone's thoughts! you are all in the draw, of course.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rel and everyone! It's so fun reading about your favorite book characters -- oops! Forgot to add the 'u' in favorite. We Americans don't know how to spell, do we! ha!

Best of wishes and God's richest blessings on all of you wonderful people down under!

Love and Hugs,

Danielle said...

Hi Rel! Long time no blog-reading so hi after a while!!

Can I enter? :)

I will say my favourite character from a historic romance novel (also a coming-of-age story) is Daniel in Elizabeth George Speare's 'The Bronze Bow.' He may have some problems, but that guy is awesome :).

Jaana said...

My favourite character from a historical romance novel is Queen Ester from Chosen: The Lost Diaries of Queen Esther 480-465 BC written by Ginger Garrett.

Sharlene MacLaren said...

Janna and everyone, you all are making my "must read" pile grow taller by the minute. Oh, I love a good book!

Thanks for all your delightful comments.


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Sharlene MacLaren said...

Sorry I appeared there more than once. Rel, maybe you can make one of them go away.


mirth-quake said...

Sounds like a book that will grip your heart. Hmm..for the historical figure, I mean character, I'd like to pick Keedrina from The Duke's Handmaid. It's sort of a historical fantasy book that has a really well-developed characters like Keedrina (loyal, subservient and faithful servant/lover) and has a really good plot, too.

Jen said...

Loved Loving Liza Jane so look forward to reading this one. Favourite character from a historical novel would be Eliza Lindheim from the Zion Covenant series. Thanks Rel, love Jen

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