Acquired Book By: I have been hosting blog tours with Cedar Fort Publishing and Media for several years now, wherein their new blog tour publicist (Ms Sydney Anderson) also runs her own publicity touring company: Singing Librarian Book Tours (or SLB Tours for short!). I happily joined her team of book bloggers as a hostess in late Spring, 2018 wherein my first tours with her as a hostess began Summer, 2018. I appreciate reading INSPY literature and was happy to find these are most of the stories she is showcasing through SLB Tours! Most of her authors are published through Cedar Fort, though she does work with authors who are either Self-Published or Indie published through different publishers as well.
This particular book review was meant to run closer to the actual blog tour – I even had planned to run the interview separate to make the tour route – however, all my plans to make the tour fell by the wayside as I had too much happening during the week of the tour. I sadly was not in the right frame of mind to focus on my blog and this particular post (the review and the interview) took up residence in my Drafts folder. The interview was ready to share but the review was yet to be composed due to the fact I still needed to read the book. Thus, as September starts to draw to a close, I realised I still hadn’t re-directed my focus back to this novel and decided as Summer starts to close, it is time to finally reveall my thoughts and the conversation which took place between myself and Ms Loveless.
I received a complimentary copy of “Enduring Promises of the Heart” direct from the publisher Sweetwater Books (an imprint of Cedar Fort Publishing & Media) in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive compensation for my opinions or thoughts shared herein.
Why this particular story perked an interest to read:
I have a soft spot in my bookish heart for the Pure Romance series from Cedar Fort’s imprint Sweetwater Books as I have been reading these stories for nearly the full life of Jorie Loves A Story. I personally love gentle fiction, sweet romance and INSPY romantic story arcs overall which is why finding this imprint series of stories interweaving through Historical Romance plots and timescapes truly was a wicked sweet fit for me as a reader.
I used to read and review stories directly with Cedar Fort, however, over the years, the publicity department has changed a bit about how they approach reviews and marketing with book bloggers. This is why when I discovered the outreach through Singing Librarian Books, I was especially thankful to know I could continue to read and review for the imprints I enjoy through Cedar Fort but with the added benefit of seeking out new authors who are either Independently published and/or are being featured from Cedar Fort itself.
In this instance, I loved the premise of the novel but what really caught my eye is this is the newest release (or it was) for the Pure Romance line. I’d love to collect more stories from this series – each of the ones I have linked through my blog (in the book info section below) were delightful joys to discover reading. They each provide something different and one of them was a bit more of a historical romantic satire of a novel than a dramatic romance which I loved as it gave new meaning to how you can represent a romance set in the historic past.
Besides who doesn’t want to tuck close to a story where the lead character is wicked attached to serialied romance story in the local paper?
“What if I told you there is a way that we could all be happy? That if I were to propose to you, your father couldn’t deny us?” “What is it, John? Tell me!”
Just then the basket hit the water and the sea began to stream in through the spaces between the reeds. This was the end.
The year is 1887, and the small community of Pleasant View is abuzz over Penelope Pottifer’s serialized romances in the local paper. Since the release of the first volume, the thrilling story has captured the hearts and minds of the entire town— and several towns over!
Each successive edition of the Pleasant View Gazette spins a breathtaking tale of kidnappers, pirates, and forbidden love. Between volumes, however, Pleasant View resident Mary Clarence, the story’s toughest critic, hears a rumor that Penelope Pottifer is not, in fact, the author’s real name. Determined to uncover the mystery, Mary drags her friend Elizabeth Black into a hunt for the elusive author’s true identity. But fiction and reality seem to entwine when along the way, Mary and Liz discover unexpected truths, exciting adventures, and dramatic romances of their own.
Places to find the book:
Also in this series: Willow Springs, Sophia, The Second Season, To Suit a Suitor, Mischief & Manors, Unexpected Love, Lies & Letters, The Darkest Summer, The Secret of Haversham House, Love and Secrets at Cassfield Manor
Published by Sweetwater Books
on 8th January, 2019
Format: Trade Paperback
Formats Available: Paperback and Ebook
Converse via: #PureRomance, #INSPYRomance, #INSPYbooks or #CleanRomance
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: