Sunday, May 26, 2019

More to Love by Robin Helm


About the Book



Book: More to Love  
Author: Robin Helm  
Genre: Christian Historical Sweet Romance  
Release Date: February 12, 2019

“She is tolerable, I suppose, but there is rather too much of her to tempt me.” Overhearing Mr. Darcy’s rude dismissal of her shocks and mortifies Elizabeth Bennet to the core. She is living her worst fear, and it galvanizes her into action. Soon, the gentleman cannot keep his eyes from her, but can she forgive his thoughtless judgment of her appearance and character? Especially since he faces a worthy competitor for her attention? Who will win the lady’s hand, along with the right to love her through thick or thin?



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My Review

So, I love Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice, and especially the characters of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy so I had an instant happiness factor reading More to Love. I found our author's portrayal of the characters we know and love to be accurate and well done, as well as different characters not seen before. The language was well done for the regency era. The way Elizabeth struggled with self-image and weight I think was relatable. I feel that the author put enough of her spin on the classic that we enjoyed the twist while not losing any original Austen charm. The romance was very sweet and endearing. With that said, I will say I felt some of the plot twists were a little too out there.  I give the author props for emphasizing how true love shouldn't be based on appearances only. Thanks for the fun twist on the Austen classic, Ms. Helm! I recommend this one for those who love Austen, sweet romance with happy endings, or Regency era fiction.

I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own. 




About the Author



Robin Helm’s books reflect her love of music, as well as her fascination with the paranormal and science fiction. Previously published works include The Guardian Trilogy: Guardian, SoulFire, and Legacy (Christian paranormal romance); the Yours by Design series: Accidentally Yours, Sincerely Yours, and Forever Yours ( ChristianTime Swap romance), and Understanding Elizabeth (Christian Regency romance). She contributed to A Very Austen Christmas: Austen Anthologies, Book 1, an anthology featuring like-minded authors, in 2017, and A Very Austen Valentine: Austen Anthologies, Book 2, in 2018. New releases for 2019 include More to Love, a stand-alone Christian historical sweet romance dealing with body image; Lawfully Innocent, a Christian historical U.S. Marshal romance book in the Lawkeepers series; Maestro, a Christian historical sweet romance featuring a brilliant musician and his student; and A Very Austen Romance: Austen Anthologies, Book 3. She lives in sunny South Carolina where she teaches piano and adores her one husband, two married daughters, and three grandchildren.

More from Robin

Have you ever been judged on the basis of your appearance – what you weigh, how you dress, how you wear your hair or do your makeup? I am a professional dieter, and I have been on all of them. I lose, and I gain it back. I know the lengths a woman will go to after she overhears remarks about how she looks, so I relate to Elizabeth in More to Love in a way that’s a bit beyond my comfort zone.

 Another aspect of this book which is personal is that I chose to base a supporting character on a wonderful, Christian lady at my church (with her permission). Mrs. Donna Bailey has been a constant encouragement to me in regards to my writing. She often gives me beautiful sugar cookies she painstakingly decorates with holiday themes. Mrs. Bailey is the housekeeper and dessert cook at Longbourn, and she helps Elizabeth through thick and thin, so to speak.

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Giveaway


 
To celebrate her tour, Robin is giving away
Grand Prize: a $25 Amazon gift card 1st Place: An autographed paperback of A Very Austen Valentine: Austen Anthologies, Book 2 2nd Place: An autographed paperback of More to Love 3rd Place: A set of three eBooks – Reader’s Choice of any three of my books!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/e270/more-to-love-celebration-tour-giveaway


12 comments:

  1. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your book with us. I always look forward to finding out about another great read.

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    1. Thanks for faithfully reading and commenting!

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  3. Katie, Thank you for the wonderful review. This book sounds great.

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  4. I am a Jane Austen junkie an don't always appreciate twists too far off of the original. But this one sounds true enough to the time period that I think I will enjoy it. I did enjoy the author's contribution to A Very Austen Valentine, too.

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    1. Yes I think she brings a twist without losing any of the classic charm. Thanks for reading!

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  5. Thank you for sharing more about this book, it sounds great

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  6. This book sounds like a fantastic read.

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