'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.
- William Shakespeare
Anne Barton was tempted at a young age to read romance. From her bio (link),
Anne Barton started swiping romances from her mom’s bookshelf as a teenager and decided historicals (with their balls, dukes, and gowns) were the best. So, when she had the chance to spend a semester in London she packed her bags—and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead.
Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anne found her way back to writing the stories she loves and won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart®for Regency Historical Romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. Her weaknesses include reality TV, cute-but-impractical shoes, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.
Romance readers are blessed that Anne found her way back to Regency Historicals, especially with the Honeycote Series. I enjoyed Book 1, WHEN SHE WAS WICKED, at this link. I am currently reading (and enjoying) Book 2, ONCE SHE WAS TEMPTED:
A PORTRAIT OF A LADY
…or is it? The risqué painting owned by Benjamin Elliot, the earl of Foxburn, features a stunning beauty with sapphire eyes, golden hair, and creamy skin. Ben recognizes this particular English rose the instant he meets her—though she’s wearing considerably more clothing. In person, the demure debutante is even more irresistible . . .
In desperate need of money for her sick mother, Daphne Honeycote had posed for two scandalous portraits. Now she must hide her secret to save the Honeycote family name. Ben’s possession of one painting makes him an insufferable thorn in her side—and yet he may be her best chance at finding the canvas’s companion. As she becomes drawn to the dark-tempered earl, can Daphne risk laying bare the secrets of her heart?
|PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN|
By Eugenio de Blaas
Public Domain (link)
I am offering a print copy of ONCE SHE WAS TEMPTED; to enter the giveaway,
1. What tempts you? Chocolate is my temptation!
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, November 2, 10 pm in Baltimore. I'll post the winner on Sunday, November 3.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City
To learn more about Anne and her books, check out her website at annebarton.com.