On Monday, we received our household goods from Hawaii. As you can imagine, it was Christmas in August ... especially as I opened the boxes of souvenirs from our recent trip to Korea. I added the Korean folk bride figurine with the Japanese folk bride in our curio cabinet.
|Modern Korean bride in Ko Olina|
Brides are a popular topic in historical romances ... and Jade Lee delivers a delicious treat with WHAT THE BRIDE WORE:
When All is Lost
All Grant Benton, Earl of Crowle, can think of is restoring his family's fortune so he can go back to being a gentleman of leisure. But when he meets beautiful, purposeful Lady Irene Knopp, he begins to question whether there might not be a better way to live life after all...
What's Left is Desire
Lady Irene will never give up her fulfilling work dressing the most beautiful brides in England. She'd rather risk losing love forever than sacrifice her own life's purpose. Yet she has never met a more magnetic, attractive man than Grant. Trapped between the fleeting chance at love and passion for her work, is it possible she can have it all?
Praise for Wedded in Scandal:
"Dazzling...a beautiful, haunting tale of love overcoming the seemingly greatest odds."—Night Owl Reviews
"A delectable and delightful love story...Lee's gift for characterization, sensuality, and swift-moving plots engage readers' emotions and sweet them away."—RT Book Reviews, 4 star
"Jade Lee gives us a winner."—Fresh Fiction
|Another bride in Kailua|
I posted my four star review of WHAT THE BRIDE WORE on Goodreads (link). I am giving away a copy of WHAT THE BRIDE WORE to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about fabrics (as Lady Irene is a fabric buyer for a fashionable wedding dress shop). What's your favorite? I love damask!
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, August 24, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 25.
Kim in Hawaii
To learn more about Jade and her books, check out her website at jadeleeauthor.com.