Monday, August 18, 2014

*GIVEAWAY* Prelude for a Lord by Camille Elliot

I've recently read a fantastic story that was set in the beautiful regency era. It was full of mystery, adventure, music, and friendship...oh, how I loved the friendships! It quickly became a favorite of mine for the year.

What book is it you ask, well, let me tell you.

Title: Prelude for a Lord
Author: Camille Elliot
Publisher: Zondervan
Pages: 352
ISBN: 978-0-310-32035-7
Publication Date: August 5th, 2014

Synopsis:
An awkward young woman. A haunted young man. A forbidden instrument. Can the love of music bring them together . . . or will it tear them apart? 

 Bath, England---1810 At twenty-eight, Alethea Sutherton is past her prime for courtship; but social mores have never been her forté. She might be a lady, but she is first and foremost a musician.

In Regency England, however, the violin is considered an inappropriate instrument for a lady. Ostracized by society for her passion, Alethea practices in secret and waits for her chance to flee to the Continent, where she can play without scandal.

 But when a thief’s interest in her violin endangers her and her family, Alethea is determined to discover the enigmatic origins of her instrument . . . with the help of the dark, brooding Lord Dommick. Scarred by war, Dommick finds solace only in playing his violin.

He is persuaded to help Alethea, and discovers an entirely new yearning in his soul. Alethea finds her reluctant heart drawn to Dommick in the sweetest of duets . . . just as the thief’s desperation builds to a tragic crescendo . . .
This story captured me up into the story and it led me through twists and turns, I had no idea where it was going. It was a story I didn't want to see end. All of the characters are great!

You can see my full review HERE.

About the Author:
Camy writes Christian romantic suspense as Camy Tang and Regency romance under her pen name, Camille Elliot. She grew up in Hawaii but now lives in northern California with her engineer husband and rambunctious dog. She graduated from Stanford University in psychology with a focus on biology, and for nine years she worked as a biologist researcher. Then God guided her path in a completely different direction and now she's writing full time, using her original psychology degree as she creates the characters in her novels. In her free time, she's a staff worker for her church youth group and leads one of her church's Sunday worship teams. She also loves to knit, spin wool into yarn, and is training to (very slowly) run a marathon.

 Visit her website at http://www.camytang.com/ to read free short stories and subscribe to her quarterly newsletter.


Camille Elliot (Camy Tang) was kind enough to offer one copy of her new book, A Prelude for a Lord for a giveaway.
 
This is a book I would recommended to any one who is a fan of regency or who is new the genre. It is fun story that has something for everyone!

Giveaway:
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33 comments:

Alyssa Faith said...

Definitely a long time fan of the Regency genre. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was my introduction to the genre when I was about 7 years old. :)

Camy Tang said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway, Kate!

Alyssa, Jane Austen is my favorite author! I love Persuasion the best out of all her books.

Camy

Jill Hoke said...

Looks like a great story. I love books about music and musicians.

Heidi Robbins said...

I'm a longtime fan! I read my first regency novel as a freshman in high school and loved it ever since!

Kate said...

Alyssa, Oh, wow! That is awesome you were introduced for so young. :-) I love the movie of Pride & Prejudice.

Kate said...

Camy, Thank you for the opportunity to host! Prelude is a wonderful story!

Kate said...

Jill, This story is right up your ally. All the main characters are musicians. :-)

Kate said...

Heidi, That's awesome! I was introduced to the books a little later, but have always loved the movies. :-) It's a beautiful era.

Abbi Hart said...

I've read regency for awhile now and though I'm not a die-hard fan of the genre I do enjoy several books set in that era! I can't wait to read this one!

R Merr said...

Totally love Regency Fiction!

Holly Magnuson said...

Absolutely LOVE Camy!!! Looking forward to reading this book... some how... some way!

Holly Magnuson said...

PS.. new to regency

Linda said...

Wow! I didn't know you wrote for Regency, Cami! Can't wait to read it! Love your mysteries and of course the Sushi books!

hinokahoko said...

What an awesome giveaway! :)

Kate said...

Abbi, I've been like that too. This is one that I loved! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did when you read it. :-)

Kate said...

R Merr, That's awesome! :-)

Kate said...

Holly, That's great! This was the first book by Camy I've ready. I look forward to reading more! :-)

Kate said...

Linda, This is Camy's first regency based book. It's fabulous!

Kate said...

Hinokahoko, Thank you. Camy was kind enough to offer. I'm happy to spread the word!

Kristen Stieffel said...

I have to admit, I don't think I've read any new Regency romances -- only Jane Austen's. Persuasion is my favorite.

I love the idea in Prelude to a Lord that music brings them together. Reminds me of the couple in Persuasion who fall in love over poetry. :)

Janice Hopkins said...

I love the Regency Period and try to find the ones that are Christian or clean. I would love to win this one.

Dawn Crandall said...

This looks like such a good book!! I love regency era books, from Jane Austen to Georgette Heyer. I can't wait to read it! :D

Loraine Ertelt said...

I love Camy Tang aka Camille Elliot. Can't wait to read this latest book from her.

Kate said...

Kristen, I haven't read Persuasion, but yes, there is that fun connector in the story. :-)

Kate said...

Janice, that's awesome. And this one is Christian and clean. So , it's great all around. :-)

Kate said...

Dawn, it is a wonderful story! Regency is a very interesting background. So much to work with. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it! :-) I haven't heard of Georgette Heyerdahl, need to look into her books.

Kate said...

Loraine, That is awesome! This was the first book I read by Camy. I loved it. Can't wait to read the rest of her books.

joy said...

I love to read, but I would be new to this Regency era.

Janka H. said...

Sounds lovely! And the cover is just gorgeous.

Janka H. said...

And as for my regency loves - Pride and Prejudice, of course! Mr. Darcy is one and only, even followed by thousands of "lookalikes" :)

Kate said...

Joy, Reading is the best. :-) I think this would be a wonderful book for a jumping off point into Regency. :-) It is a fun genre.

Kate said...

Janka, I completely agree with you. The cover is beautiful!

Kate said...

Janka, There is just something special about Mr. Darcy. The lookalikes are good, but Darcy set the bar. :-)