Stop 6 on The Merry Humbug Christmas by Sandra D. Bricker Link Along . . . Damian

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Actor, Victor Webster is who Sandra had in her mind when she wrote Damian's character. Damian Palmer who is Reese's fiancé and Joss' nemesis in a manner of speaking because he proposed to Reese, Reese was unable to be with her on Christmas as they would normally ban the holiday.
 Damian is a pediatrician with a large family that celebrates Christmas in a BIG way. He is a guys guy, and a ladies dream. A dream Reese never thought she'd get.

Here is my review of this UH-MAZING book by Sandra D. Bricker.

Pluggin Along Row 80 Wednesday Check In

Nice progress so far this week. I am just pluggin with my current WIP.  Slow and steady.
I like where the plot is going and the way the characters are developing.

A Reluctant Courtship - - - Laurie Alice Eakes

A woman without a prospect. A man without a homeland. Can love give them a future?

Honore Bainbridge has been courted by two men, one of whom turned out to be a traitor, the other a murderer. Banished to her family’s country estate, where she will hopefully stay out of trouble, she finally meets the man she is sure is exactly right for her: Lord Ashmoor. Tall, dark, and handsome—what more could a girl ask for?

But he too is under suspicion because of his American upbringing and accusations that he has helped French prisoners escape from Dartmoor Prison. If he’s to keep out of a British prison himself and secure his place in British society, Lord Ashmoor needs a wife beyond reproach—something the vexingly beautiful Honore certainly is not. Though they find themselves drawn to each other, family obligations may conspire to keep them apart forever.

For the sake of her heart, Honore determines to prove Ashmoor’s innocence—even if doing so risks her own life.

From the first sentence, award-winning author Laurie Alice Eakes thrusts you into high drama amid the rocky cliffs of Devonshire, England, and keeps you suspended there until the final page


Laurie Alice Eakes used to lie in bed as a child telling herself stories so she didn’t wake anyone else up. Sometimes she shared her stories withothers; thus, when she decided to be a writer, she surprised no one. Family Guardian, her first book, won the National Readers Choice Award for Best Regency in 2007. In the past three years, she has sold six books to Baker/Revell, five of which are set during the Regency time period, four books to Barbour Publishing, as well as two novellas to Barbour Publishing and one to Baker/Revell. Seven of her books have been picked up by Thorndike Press for large print publication, and Lady in the Mist, her first book with Revell, was chosen for hardcover publication with Crossings Bookclub. She also teaches on-line writing courses and enjoys a speaking ministry that has taken her from the Gulf Coast to the East Coast.
Laurie Alice lives in Texas with her husband, two dogs and two cats, and is learning how to make tamales.

You can learn more about her and her work at

My Thoughts:

Laurie is a great writer of Regency era stories. In this one Honore is a character you are endeared to, she has been banished to the family estate, and is found by Lord Ashmoor just as she is about to jump off a cliff. She has loved and lost and finds herself in trouble more than not. Lord Ashmoor is bent on clearing his father's name, and needs a wife of reproach which Honore is not or is she?

Great characters and plot that keeps you turning pages.


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