Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Second Annual British Blooms & Books Giveaway


Hello, gentle reader, and welcome to the second annual British Blooms and Books giveaway! This week, we’d like to celebrate the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea FlowerShow. After enjoying this post, please visit each of the other five authors’ blog posts (links provided below) and, after a bit of reading fun, follow one simple instruction and then leave a comment on each blog. You’ll be entered to win a fabulous, British Blooms and Books prize. (US winners only, please, due to shipping the petit fours.) Enjoy, and thank you for stopping by!

Here is an excerpt from my newest romance in my Regency series, A Viscount’s Proposal:

      One glance down at her splinted arm reminded Leorah that Lord Withinghall had acquitted himself well the day before, on the whole, showing great courage, generosity, and even compassion toward her—which was difficult to assimilate with how much animosity had existed between them.
      Leorah dressed quickly with Becky’s help, being careful of her wrist, surprised that she hardly felt any pain in it, and hurried down to breakfast. After a hearty plate of her favorite breakfast foods, she wandered outside and headed for the rose garden.
      The bushes were mostly bare, but one had a few stray roses. Leorah picked a dark-pink one and held it against her cheek. The soft coolness of the petals against her skin made her close her eyes and sigh. How good it was to feel safe and to know her mother, brother, and sister-in-law were inside the house just behind her, relieved to have her home, her mother and Julia even crying a few tears of joy when they’d hugged her. They would never force her to marry Lord Withinghall simply out of fear of a ruined reputation.
       But would she be harming them if she did not marry him?
       To think of becoming Lord Withinghall’s wife . . . to endure his glowering looks, his irritation and control, his opinions of what a proper wife should do and be and think . . . He’d probably force her to read Hannah More’s treatises on proper religion and morality and forbid any sort of fiction reading.
       She pressed the flower against her lips, breathing in its soothing scent and exhaling all her fear.            
      “Lord, help the woman, whoever she turns out to be.”



I hope you enjoyed this excerpt from A Viscount’s Proposal and will read the book to find out if Leorah ends up changing her mind about the viscount, Lord Withinghall.
Now, to be entered in the drawing, please leave a comment on this blog and either sign up to receive my newsletter at the top right of this blog, OR click Like on my Facebook author page.

Giveaway Rules:
One grand prize winner who comments on each of the six authors’ blogs and agrees to the one boldfaced condition posted at the end of each post will win a signed copy of each of the books plus delivery of six English hat petit fours to enjoy while you read! Name will be drawn via random.org

Photo from Divine Delights

Finished? Well done! Please visit these other fabulous authors of England-set historicals to see what flowers mean to them and their heroines.

LINKS TO PARTICIPANTS:

Melanie Dickerson’s Post [You are Here]
Melanie Dobson’s Post link
Julie Klassen’s Post link
Carrie Turansky’s Post link
Roseanna White’s Post link
Sanda Byrd’s Post link


187 comments:

Becky Smith said...

I'm looking forward to reading this book! Your covers are awesome!!!

Melanie Dickerson said...

Thanks, Becky!

Jeanne Bishop said...

I've read "A Spy's Devotion", and am so thankful there are so many more to read.

Joan Arning said...

Love your books.

Beth Gillihan said...

My girls and I enjoy your books! I am already a newsletter subcriber and liked your facebook page. I look forward to reading this book.

Paula said...

This looks awesome. I liked your Facebook page.

susan siegismund said...

I love these types of Giveaways! It's an enjoyable way to discover new Books/Authors!

Deanna Stevens said...

already like & follow :) Love these covers!

NarnianWarHorse said...

Already subscribe to your newsletter and like you Facebook page. Just finished The Vicecount's Proposal - really well done, and might be your best yet!

Gina Ochoa said...

Love you books! This sound very intriguing! :)

Sabrina Templin said...

Hi Melanie! I follow on Facebook and also am subscribed to your newsletter! :D

Stephanie Jenkins said...

I am subscribed to your newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win.

BookLuver88 said...

I like and will be subscribing once I get home

mary ellen goodwin said...

I love Regency romances and can't wait to read your book. I've enjoyed your Fairy tales and I know I'll enjoy this one too.

AnnMarie Garcia said...

I love all of your books! They inspire me to keep writing.

Unknown said...

Just subscribed to your newsletter:) You always have the loveliest covers.

--Angela

Kim Potter said...

Your books sounds like a fun one.

Elizabeth Hess said...

I love your books! I am already subscribed to your newsletter, and have liked your fb page.

Amanda T. said...

This is such fun!! I think I'm already subscribed to your newsletter? At any rate, I've already liked your FB page. :)

Melody S. said...

I've read all of your books and wouldn't want to miss a single one - they are truly enchanting! Already liked your FB page and am subscribed to the newsletter :)

Tori said...

Thanks for the chance!

cindy said...

What can I say about you that I haven't already? Melanie, you are a fabulous person whom I love and adore. I watched as you struggled to get the first book out and now look at you. I love telling people about my friend that is an author and look at what all she has done! All of that being said - to then read the books! I get carried away and don't want to come back.

bheartsill1 said...

I love your books Melanie! I am already a newsletter subscriber. Thanks for the chance to win!

Princess Emma said...
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Adrienne said...

I liked you on Facebook. Thanks for the chance to enter the contest. The books all look awesome!

R Merr said...

I like and follow you on FB. Love your books! I'm having to sign up under a different email address here...my other is ewe_r_merritt at yahoo dot com Rachael Merritt

Princess Emma said...

This is the most beautiful giveaway ever! I've wanted to read some of these books and having them all here is...simply divine! I am unable to like your Facebook page, but I am subscribed to your newsletter!

Bonnie Thompson said...

Would love to continue reading this intriguing novel.

Joan Rye said...

Looking forward to reading A Viscount's Proposal!

dguz said...

You're a very talented writer, Melanie!! I am already signed up. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Jennifer Hibdon said...

Thanx for the giveaway!!! I cannot wait to read Leorah's story. 🌹

Elly said...

I'm already signed up for your newsletter and have already liked your Facebook page. I've read all of your books except for A Noble Servant and A Viscount's Proposal, two problems which I plan to remedy very soon.😉 One of my sisters owns one of your books. Another owns two and I own two myself, but I'm working towards collecting them all!

Winnie Thomas said...

I've liked your Facebook page. I've read some of your books and enjoyed them very much. I haven't read this one. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I am going to sign up for your newsletter and check to see if I have already Liked your fb page....Those petit fours look amazing!!!! I love your books and whoever does your cover art is fabulous!!!!

My name is Margie but I have to leave my comment as Anonymous since I cannot access my Google account.

Andrea Brooks said...

I love the covers to your books. will look forward to reading them.

Karen said...

I can't wait to read this!! It's already on my TBR list! I'm an email subscriber and a Facebook follower.

Gail H. said...

Already a subscriber, love your books!

Leslie Lowe said...

Looking forward to reading this... I love the plot!

GMCT said...

Ready to read...flowers, English! Winner!!

J'nell Ciesielski said...

Love the spin on fairy tales! Liked your FB page

Susanne Mincer said...

Would love to read these books!

Barb said...

I've read A Viscount's Proposal - and enjoyed it. I also liked your FB page.

Rachel said...

I devoured this book already! Loved it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the excerpt! I subscribed to your newsletter (had already liked your FB page). I am a new reader and look forward to reading your books! Thank you for being part of this fun giveaway! Jeanne Crea

lov2copon said...

I am a subscriber....this book looks sooo good.
Would love to read this...I only read Christian fiction.

Thanks

Caryl Kane said...

I already like your Facebook page and receive your newsletter. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Already like you on facebook. I've bought all your books for our church library and they get snatched up as soon as I put a new one out!

Arletta

anothersinnersavedbygrace said...

Wow! Love the excerpt! It sounds like Leorah probably has some surprises coming her way where Lord Whithinghall is concerned! :) I'm already a subscriber to your newsletter and I've already liked your Facebook page.

anothersinnersavedbygrace said...

By they way, on some of the other sites I commented on, my name is listed as Julie Jobe.

Megan Potter said...

I can NOT Wait to read this book! It looks so good! Thanks so much for this giveaway!!
~Megan

Susan Heim said...

Thank you for the enjoyable excerpt from your book! I am signed up for your newsletter. :)

Sonnetta Jones said...

I am cracking up. I would love to see the expression on her face when she finds out she is the one.

Already a subscriber.

Anonymous said...

I already subscribed to your newsletter. I've read A Viscount's Proposal and loved it.

Vicki Eldridge said...
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Vicki Eldridge said...

Signed up for your newsletter. Looking forward to reading this book. Enjoy all that I've read thus far. Thank you

Sara Johns said...

I've always loved the covers of your books, they are absolutely magical! I'm never disappointed. I'm already a subscriber and like you on Facebook.

Betty Strohecker said...

Already signed up. Enjoyed your Facebook page.

Kathy Anastos said...

Thank you. Love your books.

Eva said...

I'm looking forward to reading your books!

Polaris Northstar said...

So cool! I always LOVE your books! And I'm already signed up for your newsletter ;)

Krista Ballou said...

Love your books. I have read them all and Can't wait for the next one!

Lynda E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway--I am already a subscriber and I have also already liked your Facebook page.

Kirsta Silvey said...

I've enjoyed so many of your books! This is a fun giveaway!

tammy cordery said...

I would love to win this prize. I liked your facebook page and newsletter too. What a great giveaway. Thank you for a chance to win such great prizes.

Pam Graber said...

Forbidding any fiction reading would be quite the punishment! I am already a newsletter subscriber AND have liked your Facebook page.

irishrose33 said...

Would love to win to read these lovely stories! -Anna Hargis

Rosalyn said...

I love your books! I'm already a facebook fan & newsletter subscriber.

Christine said...

Thank you for participating in this giveaway. Very fun!

Connie said...

Love your books! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

Anne Rightler said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win some wonderful books. Yours sounds like a great read! I 'liked' your FB page.

Cyndi said...

Already a subscriber and I LOVE your books!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy Ecker said...

I liked your author page on Facebook. This book has definitely caught my interest and I'll be sure to read it!

Amy Ecker said...
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PurpleLoverShort said...

I love historical fiction. :)

Rachel S. said...

I've heard about your books!

Lara said...

I love it already!

Anonymous said...


I've read some of your books!!
I love historical books that take place in England.
I signed up for your newsletter!

Mahalia Hilts said...

I have signed up and like the page. Love your books, they are wonderful

Una said...

I would love to read this book. I love England.

Margaret Walker said...

I liked your FB page and am quite interested in knowing whether the Viscount gets kicked to the curb...no abuser is worth it!

Heather said...

love your books! Just finished The Noble Servant tonight!

deana dick said...

Sounds like a beautiful book . I signed up .

Anonymous said...

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Lori Thomas said...

Liked on fb, subscribed to newsletter. Would like to read more of this story. Thx for the chance!!!

Abby said...

I've found a new author!! I'm curious to see what happens in this book.

Anonymous said...

I have read this book and loved it! I am looking forward to the next Regency Spy book.

Tina said...

You are my daughter's favorite author! She can't wait to read your next book!

Sarah Anderson said...

My daughter and I devour your books as soon as possible! We enjoy them immensely! Keep them coming. Also, I am already subscribed to your newsletter and facebook page.

Linda Horin said...

Love your books...Thanks for the giveaway!

Teresa Henderson said...

After reading the excerpt I'll be adding this book to my "to read" list!

Laurie I said...

I love historical romance, especially those set during the regency era. I liked your FB page. ( :

Julie Waldvogel said...

I can't wait to get my hands on his book! I liked your Facebook page

Teresa said...

Thanks. Liked Facebook page.

Olivia Petty said...

DELIGHTFUL book!!!

Penny J. said...

This is like it is going to be a beautiful story! I can't wait to read it!!

Jen said...

Following on FB. Thank yoU!

Jen said...

I love pansies!

Susan Carroll said...

Ah the love stories set in England. So beautiful, so sweet, full of intrigue and love.

Susan Carroll said...

Ah the love stories set in England. So beautiful, so sweet, full of intrigue and love.

Gail Anne said...

Don't marry him Leorah !!

BJM said...

I'd love to read this book.

mary koester said...

Thanks for the peek at your story! I enjoyed it very much. I also liked your facebook page. I think I'm all set. Thanks,

Mary Koester

Katie Anderson said...

I'm looking forward to reading your books! I signed up for your newsletter and liked your facebook.

Amanda Agee said...

Very intriguing!!!

Mrs. Dawn Hogue said...

What a great collection of books! Thanks for the giveaway!

Leslie Waters said...

I can't wait to read this. I follow you on Facebook and get your newsletter.

Anna Deaton said...

Sounds delightful! I follow you on Facebook :).

Patty said...

I follow you on FB already, thanks for participating in this giveaway!

Bugaroo Books said...

Just started following you on Facebook. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Patty said...

I have liked your FB page.
I read one or two of your early books, but it has been a while!

Patty said...

Already a newsletter subscriber

I've read the first two books in this series, and would love to finish out the series.

Linda Hutchins said...

This was a great scene! I already subscribe to your newsletter. Thanks!

Pam K. said...

I already am subscribed to your newsletter and have liked your Facebook page.
I'm currently reading A Viscount's Proposal and am liking it very much.

Jennie Webb said...

Liked on Facebook and get your newsletter. Contests are so exciting!!

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Stephani said...

I already follow you on Facebook and am about to signup for your newsletter. Thanks for participating in this giveaway and writing such amazing books! 😀

Katie said...

I already get your newsletter and I love all of your books! I have this book in kindle format but would love to have it to put on my bookshelf with your other books.

Amy said...

I love the historical aspects of your books - this one looks great!

Mary Lynch said...

I have read "A Spy's Devotion and just loved it and would love to read more of your amazing books.

Valerie Lee said...

So many great stories! Love reading!

Hannah-rose Russell said...

I look forward to reading The Viscount's Proposal :)

Gretchen B said...

I love your books and can't wait to continue this next story!

Jen Waugh said...

Beautiful and intriguing writing! I'd love to see how the story ends!

Sandra Burson said...

Thank you so much for your books. The stories have gotten me through some very hard times. God Bless You

Robin in NC said...

I follow on your blog & facebook...thanks for sharing your excerpt & the chance to win those beautiful petite fours! rw620 AT aol DOT com

Michelle F. said...

The books look great. I like the cover of your book and the excerpt. I signed up for the newsletter. The petit fours are cute.

Stephanie H said...

I've added your new book to my TBR pile and I'm looking forward to reading it this summer.

Rachel Dodson said...

I have liked your Facebook page. Love the cover of your book.

Anonymous said...

I think this would be a good book!

vivian briggs said...

It sounds like a good story. I liked your facebook.

Anonymous said...

This book looks so good !

Loraine Nunley said...

I love the regency period and I enjoyed your excerpt Melanie. Thanks for the giveaway!

M Wag said...

I went over to Facebook, liked your page and left a comment under this giveaway post there also. AND, I subscribed to your newsletter. This is an awesome giveaway and I'd love to read all these. I enjoyed the excerpt and it whets my appetite to read the rest.

Anonymous said...

Ah-ha ~ sounds like some interesting things await Leorah! I know 'twill be intriguing.
thanks for the opportunity of the giveaway!

Blessings,
Mary Kay

Brittany H said...

I liked your facebook page. I haven't read any of the Regency spies novels, but I have enjoyed several of your fairy tale novels.

Cynthia St.Germain said...

I look forward to reading this book, I have read a couple of your books Thank you

Susie-Q said...

What a fun contest! I love reading, and the scavenger hunt-style of entering the contest is so clever. Thanks for the opportunity.

Susie-Q said...

I left a comment under Susie-Q, but I also wanted to mention that I previously signed up for your newsletter, and I've already liked your Facebook page. :o) Susie

Rebecca Tellez said...

You have peaked my curiosity and now I must read this book. Signed up for your newsletter.

Donna Brookmyer said...

I have already liked your facebook page and am subscribed to your newsletter. I'm looking forward to reading this book!

HookMeInABook said...

I have already subscribed to your newsletter and I LOVE the cover of your newest book. I cannot wait to read it! :) This contest looks like so much fun, thanks for the chance to win these amazing books!

Anne Payne said...

I'm pretty sure she's gonna change her mind! :-) Great cover!
I 'like' your FB page.

Blessings ~

Kate said...

I liked you on Facebook! I love the cover!!!!!!

Valerie S said...

I'm subscribed to your newsletter and so enjoy your books. I can't imagine being married to someone who controls my reading choices - and no fiction ... horrors! LOL Thanks for participating in this lovely giveaway.

Emily Grace said...

I liked you on Facebook! I'm excited to start reading your books! I absolutely love English books!

H said...

Great giveaway!

Diana said...

I'm already signed up for your newsletter! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

already liked on facebook! sounds like a great book! Shelia Hall sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kristi Kitzmiller said...

This looks like a great book!!! Kdkitz@yahoo.com

Susan Marlene said...

Looking forward to reading this book!

Emily Miller said...

Your books are so inspiring and hold so many truths. I can't wait to read your latest two! :)

Mimi B said...

Well, the Viscount doesn't sound like a good choice, but maybe she's wrong about him! Certainly am intrigued! Thanks for sharing an excerpt.

Leona Olson said...

I liked on FB, signed up for your newsletter. Not being to read fiction would be hard for me.

Laura R. said...

Even if I don't win, I am very excited to find and read all these books! Love finding new authors!

Melissa Lake said...

I liked you FB page! Thanks for the excerpt-this book looks super interesting.

Laura Waltz said...

Already signed up for e-mails! This excerpt definitely makes me think I better read this sooner rather than later. Thanks for yet another good book!

Ruby Edwards said...

Already on the e-mail list. Love your books! I just checked, A Viscount's Proposal is at the top of my rather tall to-be-read stack! Now that school is out, I'm ready to dive in! Thanks for all the great stories.

Susan Peckworth said...

I've signed up for your newsletter and look forward to hearing more about your upcoming novels.

Kathy said...

Yay giveaway!

Kathy said...
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elise_jehan said...

Hi Melanie,
I love your books and have read most of them! Please keep them coming!

Dianna said...

Liked your FB page! I love your retellings.
Dianna G.

tnldy35 said...

I subscribed to your newsletter. Thanks. I love your writing. I've read all of your books except the newest one. I'm waiting on the library to get it.

Bethany Marks said...

I signed up for your newsletter. I am liking this - regency & flowers. #winners


Lucy Reynolds said...

Already liked your FB page. Would love to read this. Blessings

Tami N said...

Liked your Fb page.
I enjoy your books. :) Thank you for the opportunity to win one!

pailofpearls said...

liked fb page

MH said...

Loved Spy's Devotion. Can't wait to read this one!

clynsg said...

Liked your FB page and those macaroons look delicious!

Karen said...

Your book looks interesting. Thanks for a chance to win. I signed up for your newsletter.

Deb Forbes said...

This book sounds really good. Thanks for the chance I liked your fb page

Unknown said...

I do love your books. I haven't read one that I don't like. :) I'm already signed up for your newsletter and I already liked your facebook page.

L. Green said...

I can't wait to read this one! liked and subscribed.

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

I would love to feature this book on my blog.

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

I also signed up for your newsletter

Rachel Burgos said...

I love your books! Your wright them faster than I can read them when I am at school. It makes summer even better. :D

Rachel Burgos said...

p.s. totally liked you. That was easy.

Grace Morris said...

Love the cover for this book, can't wait to read it.

Candy Hake said...

I liked you on Facebook and I do believe I already get your emails. I love your books and every other author on this contest!

Karen said...

You are a New to me author. I look forward to reading your books. 😄 I am going to go like you on FB now. 😉

catedid said...

Look forward to reading this story. Signed up for your newsletter and like your facebook page.

Beverly Duell-Moore said...

What a great sounding book! I'm already on your newsletter list.

Andrea Byers said...

Have thoroughly enjoyed what I've read of yours, and believe I've already liked your author page and I do get your newsletters. :)

Crystal Balzer said...

I just love your books! Can't wait to read this series. I already like your Facebook page and get your emails :)

lolamak said...

This is so cool! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

CutePolarBear said...

I'm signed up for your newsletter and I would love to enter!

CutePolarBear

Juanita Decuir said...

I hope I made the giveaway in time, I had a difficult time in locating where to post...glad I tried again.