Today I’m spotlighting Sandra Owens and her book The Letter. Sandra is giving away a copy of The Letter to one lucky commenter who tells her you want the book.
First I’ll show you her lovely cover.
Now the blurb:
The story of a betrayal that wasn’t.
Even so, it still tore two lovers apart for eleven years. On the eve of their wedding, Michael Jeffres, Earl of Daventry, found his betrothed, the woman who meant as much to him as the air he breathed, in bed with his cousin.
Diana, the daughter of a marquess, remembers nothing of that night. All she knows is she was forced to marry Michael’s cousin, Leo, and then spent the next eleven years in hell. When the two lovers are brought back together by a letter from Leo a year after his death, Michael and Diana must struggle through all the lies and secrets before they can find a love that far surpasses the one of their youth.
And if the cover and excerpt haven’t convinced you The Letter is worth buying, the excerpt:
“No, Fanny, those stay here. Give them to me.”
Diana took the jewelry she had worn to the ball and spread the pieces on the vanity. She stared at them, tears burning her eyes.
“My lady, if you would only apologize, I know-”
“No, I did nothing wrong. If you are finished packing, go up and see if Mr. Denton is ready to leave.”
“Yes, my lady.”
It would be easier this way, with Jamie already at her parents. She stroked her finger over the earrings. A tear fell down her cheek.
Was she doing the right thing? If she left, it would truly be over for them. In a few minutes, she would go downstairs and tell him she was moving to her parents’ house. He would get angry at not having his way and yell at her again. That he had been right about going alone to the school no longer mattered. If he had stayed quiet and given her a chance, she would have told him
she had made a mistake.
She touched the necklace she had not worn. “I do love you, Michael, but I can’t live with you.”
She had lost herself once under Leo’s rule. Michael wasn’t Leo, he wasn’t cruel, but he wanted to control her life. If she let him, she would fade away to nothing again.
Michael had wanted her to find her wings and she had, and she could not bear to lose them again. She leaned down and smelled the roses that were delivered each day. Where did he find them at this time of year?
Biting down on her trembling lip, she turned away and walked out without looking back. Gordon and Rory fell in behind her. Downstairs, she found Smedley standing in the hallway eyeing the pile of trunks.
“Is Lord Daventry in his study?”
“No, my lady, he has not returned.”
“Oh, he left?”
“He did not come in after he returned you home.”
His gaze returned to the trunks. “Are you going somewhere, my lady?”
“Yes, actually, I am. Is there another carriage available?”
“Does his lordship know you are leaving?”
Even his butler thought she needed the master’s permission. Any second now, she was going to scream. “No, I can’t say that he does.”
Fanny and Mr. Denton descended the stairs. Good, all her people were here and ready to go. “Forget the carriage, Smedley, we will walk. I will send someone for the trunks.”
“What should I tell his lordship, my lady?”
From the doorway, she glanced over her shoulder. “You may tell your master I found my wings and have flown away.”
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If you want to know more about Sandra here is her bio and a pretty photo:
Sandra lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Most days, you can find her with her fingers on a keyboard, her mind in the world of her imagination. It’s a land where romance and happy endings exist, a land where anything is possible.
A few highlights of Sandra’s life she fondly recalls are jumping out of a plane, flying upside down in a stunt plane, and riding her Harley in the mountains of Southern California and along the coast of Maine.
Although those events in her life were great fun, nothing compares to the joy and satisfaction she gets from writing her stories.
Sandra is a 2013 Golden Heart® finalist for her contemporary romance, Crazy For Her.
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