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Monday, October 29, 2018

Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall (Spotlight & Excerpt)


Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours.

I'm very excited to share an excerpt from Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall with you today. I hope you enjoy reading it and be sure to check out the giveaway below. :)


Saturday, June 3, 1893
Boston, Massachusetts

“I suppose you have a new wardrobe ordered from Paris, oui?”

I glanced at the girl sitting across from me in my carriage as we drove up the street toward Brittle Brattle Books, wondering, for the life of me, how I’d come to the point of being so terribly desperate for company.

My carriage companion, Sylvie Boutilier, was the youngest daughter of my father-in-law’s second wife, whom he’d married the previous summer. Because we were of a similar age, I ended up being the one who had the privilege of keeping her with me on almost a daily basis.

Not that she was annoying, just so very naive. And fanciful.

In truth, she was unlike me in every way.

She continued, regardless of my silence. “Has it been delivered yet?”

“Yes, it’s been delivered.” Though I couldn’t fathom feeling the same wearing my normal, colorful gowns as I had before William had died. The big day was quickly approaching; the cards announcing my reentrance to society were all enveloped, stamped, and ready to send in the mail. Everything had been done weeks before, which gave me the feeling that my mourning period had been as difficult for my mother as it had been for me—though I had a feeling she quite enjoyed traveling through Europe for the last two years.

“I’m so pleased that you’re back now, for it seems there aren’t many young people my age in my stepfather’s circle anymore. Monsieur Garrett Summercourt and his wife are très merveilleux, but they are married. And his brothers, Monsieur Alex and Monsieur Clyde…one is a snob and one is affianced.” Sylvie touched my arm with her gloved fingertips. “At least I have you. We will help each other find husbands, non?”

I didn’t answer. I wondered if Sylvie knew how my marriage had ended—too soon, my husband ripped away with one horrifically mistaken gunshot. I doubted it, but I couldn’t bring myself to ask. My whole life had fallen apart two years ago, and I didn’t know how to put it back together. Nor did I know how to request anyone’s help in doing so.

EnchantingNicholette Title: Enchanting Nicholette  
Series: The Everstone Chronicles #5  
Author: Dawn Crandall  
Publisher: Whitaker House  
Release Date: October 9, 2018  
Genre: Historical Romance

In this captivating novella by Dawn Crandall, Nicholette Everstone is already a widow at the age of twenty-two: her husband was murdered on their wedding day. She has just returned to Boston after two years of mourning in Europe. Although her husband was loving, the marriage was an arranged one, and Nicholette would like to wed again–this time for love...and to someone safe.

As she acclimates to life in Back Bay again, Nicholette meets someone she can͛t help but fall for. But when she learns of the danger and sacrifices Cal Hawthorne takes on for the safety of others, will her heart be strong enough to keep her fears of ͞what if͟ at bay?

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Dawn  Crandall

Dawn Crandall͚s debut Gilded Age Victorian romance, ͞The Hesitant Heiress,͟ was a 2015 ACFW Carol award finalist in the debut category and received the 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the 2015 Write Touch Reader͛s Choice Award and the 2015 Romancing the Novel Reader͛s Choice Award. Her follow-up novel, ͞The Bound Heart,͟ received the 2016 Laurel Award from Clash of the Titles. Dawn earned a BA in Christian Education from Taylor University. She͛s been balancing books and babies lately as her two sons were both born as the four books of her Everstone Chronicles series were being released from Whitaker House from 2014 to 2016. Dawn lives with her husband and two young sons on a hobby farm in her hometown in northeast Indiana.

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enchanting  nicholette  blog  giveaway

(1) Winner will win:
  • A print copy of Enchanting Nicholette
  • A library card zipper bag
  • Two pairs of Jane Austen socks
  • Two hand poured candles
  • A historically accurate soap from Austen͛s time
  • A Jane Austen set of playing cards
  • A set of Jane Austen notecards
  • 6 magnets with Jane Austen quotes
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  1. thank you for sharing today. this is such a lovely cover. makes me think feminine. this sounds like an emotional story. i would love to read this and see if she can find a man she loves who is right for her. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  2. It's so sad that our heroine can't confide in Sylvie in the excerpt!

  3. I would really like to read this book. It sounds so good. Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway. It is so very kind of you.

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

  4. I love this series! What a fun prize giveaway!

  5. Dawn Crandall's books are a must read! Thank you for this fun giveaway.

  6. Thank you for being part of the blog tour for "Enchanting Nicholette" by Dawn Crandall hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours.

    Lovely cover! Enjoyed the excerpt and wanted to keep reading. Can't wait to read this book which is on my TBR list.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  7. Congrats on the release! Thanks for the chance :)

  8. This book sounds like a fantastic read.


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