Friday, September 07, 2012

Follow the Heart Cover Reveal Contest

Look at the Pretty COVER!!

Hey friends! Today is super special because I am one of the blogs featured in the AWESOME scavenger hunt for all of you lovely readers as desperate to get their hands on a print copy of Follow the Heart (the newest novel by Kaye Dacus) as I am. 

Is there anything I like better than stories set in the Victorian period with a dash (well, more than a dash) of intrigue and romance? Not really! Is there anything better than the development of a love triangle between a zesty heroine and two dashingly different meant? Not really! 

Are we going to find these goodies within the pages of Follow the Heart?! Well, confession time, I have had a sneak peek and I can say, with resounding honesty, YES! YES!  YES! 

Here's how we get this going: 

Leave a comment for me telling me who your FAVOURITE hero of the Victorian Era is ( need help? Queen Victoria reigned from 1837-1901

Scavenger Hunt Trivia:
Directions: Each participating blog has both an answer and a question—but the answers and questions aren’t on the same blog. DON’T POST YOUR ANSWERS HERE! Collect the questions and answers in an e-mail—along with the address of the site where you found each—to be sent to Kaye Dacus once you’re confident you have all of them and be entered to win one of FIVE signed copies of Follow the Heart when it releases in May 2013. Visit for the list of participating sites in the scavenger hunt and rules for entering the contest.
Question: What historical event is generally considered to be the first world’s fair?
Answer: An estimated 42,000 people visited the Crystal Palace every day, with an overall estimated attendance of around six million. From a newspaper report at the time: “There were honest fellows in corduroys, agricultural labourers in smock frocks, and rural folk in their full dress of velveteen, with their sweethearts in bright-coloured shawls of scarlet and green. It was amusing to observe the amazement of these good folks as they entered, and the bewildered look of their upturned wondering eyes gazing up at the roof of the building in stunned and staggered astonishment.”

Book Blurb/Info:

Follow the Heart by Kaye Dacus
Book 1 in The Great Exhibition Series
Coming from B&H Publishing in May 2013
Kate Dearing’s life is turned upside down when her father loses everything in a railroad land speculation and she and her brother are shipped off to their mother’s brother, Sir Anthony, in England with one edict: marry money.
Though their uncle tries to ensure Kate finds matrimonial prospects only among the highest echelon of British society, her attentions stray to the one of the least eligible people at her uncle’s home—the garden designer.
Trying to push her feelings for the handsome—but not wealthy—man aside, Kate’s prospects brighten when a friend of Sir Anthony’s, a wealthy viscount, shows favorable interest in her. But will marrying for the financial security of her family be the right thing to do, when her heart is telling her she’s making a mistake?
Mandates . . . money . . . matrimony. Who will follow the heart?
 Author Bio:
Humor, Hope, and Happily Ever Afters! Kaye Dacus is the author of humorous, hope-filled contemporary and historical romances. She holds a Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, is a former Vice President of American Christian Fiction Writers, and currently serves as President of Middle Tennessee Christian Writers. Kaye lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and even though she writes romance novels, she is not afraid to admit that she’s never been kissed.


J.Grace said...

What a lovely cover. Thanks for posting.

I really enjoyed Elizabeth Gaskells's, North and South. I would have to say Mr. John Thornton is one of my favorite Victorian era characters.

Christie W. said...

In reality- Lincoln

In literature- Mr. Thornton

Anonymous said...

Well Queen Victoria of course!! - TKS

Debra E. Marvin said...

Hi Rachel. You've probably been waiting for all of us to get up and get started!

You've asked a tough question. In literature I like Dick Dewey of Under the Greenwood Tree. Real life hero might be David Livingstone or Alexander Graham Bell.

April Erwin said...

This is a tough question, but I'd have to go with Nicola Tesla in real life - genius. And Mr Sherlock Holmes in fiction.

Abbi Hart said...

I didn't realize till I read this question how few Victorian era books I've read. Out of the handful that I've read I'd say maybe Sutton Monroe from Tamera Alexander's A Lasting Impression might be my favorite!

Michelle H. said...

I'd have to agree that Mr. Thornton from fiction would be my pick, but in reality I admire all of the missionaries from this era such as Amy Carmichael and David Livingston.

Anonymous said...

Sherlock Holmes, hands down!

Krista Phillips said...

Wow... that's a hard question! Gonna have to go with Mr. Holmes like others though, just because, to be honest, it's been a while since I've read/watched something in that era!

Emma said...

The Victorian era isn’t really my area of normal study and reading. But, that is not to say I won’t love diving into a new era! My favorite hero from that era would have to be either Charles H. Spurgeon or George Mueller. Both of them were born a little before the time period, but they were active during the Victorian era. I respect them both very much for the work they did for God.

Tammi said...

My favorite hero's of the Victorian Era are: Amy Carmichael, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, Hudson Taylor--all missionaries.

Fictional Hero Jesselynn Highwood from Lauraine Snelling's A Secret Refuge series.