Guest Post, Excerpt, & Giveaway: FINDING MISS MCFARLAND by Vivienne Lorret

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Cover(1)Title: Finding Miss McFarland
Author: Vivienne Lorret
Series: Wallflower Weddings Book #3
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N | iTunes

Fans of historical romance authors Lorraine Heath and Sophie Jordan will adore Vivienne Lorret’s latest Wallflower Wedding novel. 

Delaney McFarland is on the hunt for a husband—preferably one who needs her embarrassingly large dowry more than a dutiful wife. After the unspeakable incident at her debut, Delaney knows marrying for love is off the table, but a marriage of convenience—one that leaves her free to live the life she chooses—is the next best thing, never mind what that arrogant, devilishly handsome Mr. Croft thinks. Delaney plans to marry for money … or not at all.

Ever since the fiery redhead burst into his life—in a most memorable way—Griffin Croft hasn’t been able to get Miss McFarland out of his mind. Now, with the maddening woman determined to hand over her fortune to a rake, Griffin knows he must step in. He must help her. He must not kiss her. But when Griffin’s noble intentions flee in a moment of unexpected passion, his true course becomes clear: tame Delaney’s wild heart and save her from a fate worse than death … a life without love.

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Guest Post from Vivienne Lorret:


What’s next for you?

I’m excited to tell you that I recently signed a contract for another three-book series with Avon Impulse!! Yay!! This new series is called The Rakes of Fallow Hall and it focuses on three of the characters we meet in The Wallflower Wedding Series.

The Rakes of Fallow Hall vow never to marry. They all want to avoid that particular noose. Yet, after a foolhardy wager one night, a sudden rivalry begins. Now, with a fortune and pride on the line, it’s every man for himself.

Then, one by one, they all start to fall. A single question remains—who will reap the spoils in the end?

Beyond that, there could be a new trio of books revolving around the Croft twins, Phoebe and Asteria, along with Delaney’s younger sister, Bree McFarland.

 

 

Excerpt:

Three maids, four brushes, and one olive-oil-and-lavender hair tonic later, Delaney stood at the top of the stairs.
“Where in the blazes is she?” She fought the urge to roll her eyes at the sound of her father’s bellow. It wasn’t her fault that she’d had an emergency errand to run or that her hair refused to cooperate. Again.
“I’m here, Father,” she said as she descended slowly, hoping to make a grand entrance. If nothing else came of her debut this evening, her impeccable sense of style would surely be buzzing on everyone’s lips. Trimmed in silver thread, her white gown was an airy confection with a rounded train that trailed a single step behind her—two steps would have been ostentatious, after all. The silk draped perfectly to conceal the generous curve of her hips. An extra flounce added to her bodice gave the appearance that she did, in fact, have a bosom. Or very nearly did. Her sleeves puffed just enough to accentuate the line of her shoulders and throat, where the sun hadn’t caused a single freckle. And at her neck, she wore the amethyst pendant her mother had given her, knowing it would draw attention to her eyes, which she’d been told were her best feature.
Gil McFarland turned away from the maid Delaney had sent ahead of her and spared a glance up the staircase. Only a glance. Beneath wiry auburn brows, his wintry blue gaze barely acknowledged his daughter. In fact, if it hadn’t been for the quick frown amidst his hard-set features, she wouldn’t have known he’d seen her at all. Clearing his throat, he looked down to the open watch in his hand before closing it with a succinct click. The maid jumped at the sound and quickly scurried through a side door.
Yes, Delaney admitted to herself, I’m late. I’m always late. Therefore, it should be no surprise. In the very least, he should expect it by now. It seemed that the harder she tried to be on time, the tardier she became.

 

 

About the Author:

 

I fell in love with fairy tales and the romance behind happily ever after at a very young age. Like a lot of you, I tweaked the fables bit by bit in my imagination until they suited me perfectly. By the time I was eleven, a teacher encouraged me to start writing.

Throughout the years that followed, my teachers remained my most fervent supporters, giving me the tools I needed to continue my journey as a writer.

My husband and I have two teenage boys, who are heroes in their own right. For now, we live in a small Midwestern town near Lake Michigan…until a time in the future when a new adventure calls us to other shores.

I am currently working on my next novel, but I always enjoy hearing from my readers. Feel free to email me at vivienne@vivlorret.net.

Connect with Vivienne Lorret:

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads

 

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Guest Post, Excerpt, & Giveaway: FINDING MISS MCFARLAND by Vivienne Lorret”

  1. Oh that looks good. I don’t think I’ve seen hers before. I’m a sucker for historicals though 😀

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