Saturday, February 28, 2015

Blog Tour: The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen




Hello! Today I am pleased to be part of the blog tour for the latest release from one of my favourite authors, Julie Klassen. All of her stories that I have read I have thoroughly enjoyed, and this latest one sounds equally as intriguing as her others! I am very much looking forward to reading it!


Award winning historical romance author Julie Klassen tours the blogosphere February 16 through March 2 to share her latest release, The Secret of Pembrooke Park. Twenty five popular book bloggers specializing in historical and Austenesque fiction will feature guest blogs, interviews, book reviews and excerpts of this acclaimed gothic Regency romance novel. A fabulous giveaway contest, including copies of all of Ms.Klassen’s eight books and other Jane Austen-themed items, is open to those who join the festivities.


"In the spring of 1818, twenty-four-year-old Abigail Foster fears she is destined to become a spinster. Her family’s finances are in ruins and the one young man she truly esteems has fallen for another woman — her younger, prettier sister Louisa.

Forced to retrench after the bank failure of Austen, Gray & Vincent, the Foster family optimistically pool their resources for another London Season for her sister in hopes of an advantageous alliance. While searching for more affordable lodgings, a surprising offer is presented: the use of a country manor house in Berkshire abandoned for eighteen years. The Fosters journey to the imposing Pembrooke Park and are startled to find it entombed as it was abruptly left, the tight-lipped locals offering only rumors of a secret room, hidden treasure and a murder in its mysterious past.

Eager to restore her family fortune, Abigail, with the help of the handsome local curate William Chapman and his sister Leah, begins her search into the heavily veiled past aided by unsigned journal pages from a previous resident and her own spirited determination. As old friends and new foes come calling at Pembrooke Park, secrets come to light. Will Abigail find the treasure and love she seeks...or very real danger?"
 


AUTHOR BIO:

Julie Klassen loves all things Jane—Jane Eyre and Jane Austen. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Julie worked in publishing for sixteen years and now writes full time. Three of her books have won the Christy Award for Historical Romance. She has also been a finalist in the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Awards. Julie and her husband have two sons and live in St. Paul, Minnesota. Learn more about Julie and her books at her website, follower her on Twitter, and visit her on Facebook and Goodreads.








Grand Giveaway Contest

 
Win One of Four Fabulous Prizes

In celebration of the release of The Secret of Pembrooke Park, four chances to win copies of Julie’s books and other Jane Austen-inspired items are being offered.

Three lucky winners will receive one trade paperback or eBook copy of The Secret of Pembrooke Park, and one grand prize winner will receive one copy of all eight of Julie’s novels: Lady of MilkweedManor, The Apothecary's Daughter, The Silent Governess, The Girl in the Gatehouse, The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, The Tutor’s Daughter, The Dancing Master, and The Secret of Pembrooke Park, one DVD of Northanger Abbey (2007) and a Jane Austen Action Figure.

To enter the giveaway contest, simply leave a comment on any or all of the blog stops on The Secret of Pembrooke Park Blog Tour starting February 16, 2015 through 11:59 pm PT, March 9, 2015. Winners will be drawn at random from all of the comments and announced on Julie Klassen’s website on March16, 2015. Winners have until March 22, 2015 to claim their prize. The giveaway contest is open to residents of the US, UK, and Canada. Digital books will be sent through Amazon or Barnes &Noble. Good luck to all!
 
 
Thank you to Laurel Ann of Austenprose for organizing the tour, and good luck to Julie on the release of her new book!


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49 comments:

  1. I would so love to win this package. I love Julie's books!

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  2. This new book sounds just wonderful!
    I would love to win it. A thank you for the
    giveaway.

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  3. Julie Klassen has hasa God given gift in the area of writing!! I love reading her romance mysteries. I'd love to win this!!

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  4. I have love every one of Julie's previous novels, and I cannot wait to read this one!

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  5. I love Julie Klassen's books (I'm reading one right now!) and can't wait to read this one, too!

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  6. LOVE Julie Klassen and can't wait to get to this one, it sounds so amazing! Thanks so much for the giveaway :D

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  7. Thank you for hosting me here on your wonderful blog. I'm looking forward to getting to know you a bit better!

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  8. Looking forward to reading this book!

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  9. This is an excellent book! It's so well written and I enjoyed it so much! I'm looking forward to reading her other books now, especially The Tutor's Daughter and The Maid of Fairbourne Hall!

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  11. This book looks so intriguing, I really want to read it!

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  12. I love Julie Klassen's books! I am so excited that she has a new one out!

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  13. I'd love a chance to win one of the prizes! Thanks!

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  14. I'm looking forward to reading this one!

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  15. So sad that the blog tour is almost over. Such a great book to read and excited to ready some other great books.
    ~Amanda

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  16. Lovely book! Awesome blog! I LOVE your cover pictures at the top and bottom! :)

    Hugs, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)

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  17. I love Julie Klassen's books and I look forward to reading this one! :)

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  18. Love Julie's books!

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  19. What a beautiful website! Thanks for highlighting Julie Klassen's latest novel today. It's a brilliant story with lots of intrigue and mystery. And, of course, romance. It's one of my favorites of hers.

    Blessings,
    Andrea
    Proofreader/Editor/Writer
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    writingtoinspire.blogspot.com

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  20. So excited to read The Secret of Pembrooke Park! :)

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  22. I absolutely love Julie Klassen! I cannot wait to read more from her! This blog tour is extraordinary!

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  23. This was my first time reading her stories and I will definitely be reading more of them. Hope you like it when you try it, Sophie!

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  24. So nice to see your lovely blog on this tour! :) As you know, Julie is one of my absolute favorite authors and I'm always looking forward to reading another of her books. ;)

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  25. The Secret of Pembrooke Park sounds so good! I'm really looking forward to reading it. I know Julie Klassen is an author whose books won't disappoint me.

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  26. I'm looking forward to this book!

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  28. Thanks for introducing me to Ms. Klassen. I'll be sure to check out her books.

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  29. I can't wait to read this book!

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  30. I am a huge Julie Klassen fan & have enjoyed this blog tour! Such great reviews & comments. From the excerpts I've read, this is another terrific book, can't wait to read it! Thank you for hosting Julie on your blog today & Julie for a great prize package!

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  31. I have not read any of Julie Klassen's books but will now after this fabulous blog tour. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  32. Northanger Abbey is my fave, and I'm obsessed with Jane Austen right now, so obviously I'd love this.

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  33. I look forward to the new book. Northanger Abbey has always been a favorite of mine. Who isn't charmed by Mr Tilney?

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  34. I would love to enter the giveaway! Julie Klassen is one of my favorite authors!

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  35. Love Jane Austen! Love Julie Klassen's books! And would absolutely love to win this giveaway!

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  36. Always a fan of Julie's books - can't wait to read it! truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I have enjoyed a few of Julie's books and look forward to reading this newest one.

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  38. interesting book

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  39. How thrilling! I never could resist a good mystery and a Julie Klassen one at that. Thank you for participating in the blog tour! You have such a lovely blog and I will definitely be stopping by again. ~ Blessings, Juli emeraldelena@hotmail.com

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  40. This sounds like such a good book. On another post, I read a comparison that I loved, 'Jane Austen meets Victoria Holt'.

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  41. Love the Austen images at the top of your blog. Thanks for participating in the blog tour!

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  42. Love all her books, can't wait to read this one!
    Dezi A
    sethdezAThotmailDOTcom

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  43. Love this book! Great combination of Mystery and Romance!

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  44. I would love to win this prize. I love all austenesque books!

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  45. Julie is such an amazing author and researcher of historical details - she really makes reading her novels a pleasure!

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  46. Can't wait to read this book! E.Kate

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