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Deanna Jewel
May 22nd, 2009, 12:45 AM
Do you love anything set in England? What time period are you partial to? I like the 1700's and prior, back to the 1200's. To be an Anglophyle one has to enjoy the historical aspects as well. Please leave a comment so we can get a discussion going of who likes what time period. I prefer the ships, pirates, dukes and kings, and I like to learn a bit more of historical facts as I read new books. What books have you read that you enjoyed lately? Did they transport you to the time period and made you a part of the story?

hollie
May 22nd, 2009, 05:16 PM
I enjoy historicals but i'm really strict about them being accurate but then i live in england so i know quiet a bit about my history. i don't have a fave era i just like the history.

oh and i live about 10 miles south of York which dates back to the romans 2000 years ago which is just amazing

Deanna Jewel
April 7th, 2010, 12:20 PM
Hi Hollie,

It's been awhile and I've been pretty busy. My historical romance - No Turning Back - set in England 1778 was just released on April 5th and I can't wait to see how it's received by readers. I love anything England and hope I've done a good job with the story. My book trailer is at Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beT4MCQTn3Y) so readers can see what the book is about. I also have a link to BookBuzzer below.

I'd love to hear from others who also enjoy the English history and reading romance novels with the setting in England. Virginia Henley and Johanna Lindsey got me interested years ago and I've been hooked ever since.

Readers - what do you think? What do you read? What's your favorite time period in England? Who are your favorite authors?

hollie
April 7th, 2010, 12:39 PM
OMG you set it in North Yorkshire thats where i live

Deanna Jewel
April 7th, 2010, 01:43 PM
LOL....OH NO!! That could be bad if you find some glaring historical errors on me - I did my research but when a resident is reading, oooo....we'll see. But honest, I would love to hear your thoughts sometime, just be gentle with me. LOL

I'll stick my neck and eagerly listen....I hope I did an ok job with relating to England. Be sure to check out my hero, Nathan.....*happy sigh*

hollie
April 7th, 2010, 02:11 PM
you've got me hooked it's on my to buy list but with just moving house i'm not buying at the moment.

i have to ask where in North Yorkshire?

Deanna Jewel
April 25th, 2010, 02:57 PM
Read the first two chapters of No Turning Back! Click on the BookBuzzer link beneath my signature.

I've had a few sales for Mother's Day gifts! Makes a great gift for her!

Deanna Jewel
June 5th, 2010, 11:49 PM
Apex Reviews did a wonderful review for No Turning Back on June 2, 2010 written by Tracy Moore. I'd love to share it with you:

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[I]Having suffered the tragic death of his fiancée, Nathan struggles to open his wounded heart to love again...with a freshly broken heart and a child on the way, Vanessa strives to put the pieces of her fractured life back together...when fate finds a way to unite the two of them, will they be able to love again – or will the specter of heartache rear its gloomy head once more...?<o></o>
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In No Turning Back, author Deanna Jewel takes the reader through the familiar story of love lost, mourned, and regained – only with a considerably unique twist. Set against the backdrop of 1770’s London, Jewel’s engaging tale of budding romance is rife with the usual sentimental trappings, sure to gauge the interest of die hard romance fans. As an added bonus, though, Jewel provides the reader with lush descriptions of the distinctly aristocratic lifestyles of members of 18th Century London’s High Society, with a sharp eye toward historical detail. In so doing, Jewel ensures that her readers are caught up in a fantastical journey through the combined worlds of life, love, and history.<o></o>
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A rich, compelling narrative with a strong central storyline, No Turning Back is a welcome addition to the world of historical romance. A satisfying read.<o></o>
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s7anna
June 24th, 2010, 02:47 PM
I'm a fan of the Renaissance period (1300-1700s').

Deanna Jewel
October 10th, 2010, 08:03 PM
DrinkingCoffeeahhh


I take that back. I do prefer the settings to be prior to 1850. I love the 1700's and back most, I think. I also love medieval England and the castles! Not that I'd want to live back then, mind you, but the authors just make it sound so romantic and the characters never seem to mind that they don't have running water or electricity. They made due with what they had and loved their lives.

What authors do you like that write the wonderful English romances? My favorites are Johanna Lindsey, Virginia Henley, Kathleen Woodiwiss and I could go on.

I also loved reading the gothic romances by Victoria Holt! Wow, she did have a knack for pulling us into her stories!


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Deanna Jewel
December 22nd, 2010, 01:46 PM
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I've uploaded my book, No Turning Back, to Smashwords (http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/deannajewel) so those with Kindle and Sony readers can read it now, too! Thank you to those who have already checked out my site there and downloaded their copies!


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Deanna Jewel
May 31st, 2012, 03:42 PM
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Thank you for stopping in to read about my English historical! I love the castles, dukes, dancing balls, gowns, ships, high sea adventures and pirates!

As a common thread in all my books, second love and reincarnation seem to make their way in somehow. This is no different when I began my new book, Whispers at Ghost Point. I fell in love with the characters in No Turning Back and thought it would be fun to bring them back to life, 200 years later, in the present. Nathan and Vanessa get reincarnated and a ghost is dead set on interfering with their new found attraction to one another. They both feel the attraction to the past, are unsure why and again, its a second love for each of them.

Nathan's character is a buyer/seller of large corporations who is recently divorced. Vanessa's character is a contractor who remodels buildings and does interior design. I won't say more but if you've not yet read No Turning Back, you may want to do so and become familiar with those characters and their backgrounds.

I'm a sucker for a happy ending, although I do realize not all relationships end that way. There is a free read of Whispers HERE (http://www.freado.com/book/10001/whispers-at-ghost-point) and you can also read Chapter One of No Turning Back (http://www.freado.com/users/1124/Deanna-Jewel) there. The book trailer is HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beT4MCQTn3Y) for No Turning Back...enjoy and please free to leave a post on this thread! Again, thank you so much for stopping in!


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Deanna Jewel
October 17th, 2012, 01:27 AM
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Now's your chance to read the novel that inspired my next book, Whispers at Ghost Point! The characters in No Turning Back (http://www.deannajewel.com/Whispers_at_Ghost_Point.html) are reincarnated into Whispers. Even though both books are stand alone romances, if you've read NTB, you'll recognize the characters in Whispers then.

If you love England and more specific, London and castles, you'll love No Turning Back. You'll join the Duke of North Yorkshire as he travels the sea, fights the pirates and sweeps the women off their feet! Dream of those elegant English balls? You'll peek in on a few of them inside the book.

Please share the links with your friends who enjoy historical romances and let them know about Whispers. Check my Contemporary category and read more about the November book tour and contests but first....grab YOUR copy of NTB for .99 and read it before you read Whispers!

Thank you for stopping in to peek at the books!