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Sunday, November 18, 2012

New giveaway! Enter for a chance to win Sleigh Belles by Janice Hanna (with bonus review!)

About the book:

From Savannah to Montana... In 1916, Southern belle Alanna Lessing travels to Montana on a mission--to rescue her older sister from the influence of suffragettes and bring her back home to Savannah where she belongs. Alanna fears that her sister, Margaret, has allowed herself to be swept away by these newfangled beliefs. The Christmas season is drawing near, and sleigh bells are ringing among the snow-covered peaks. The charming town of Missoula begins to grow on Alanna, and so do a few of its inhabitants--particularly neighboring rancher Tanner Jacobs. Alanna takes it upon herself to turn Tanner into a true Southern gentleman. He plays along, in part because he likes being near her, and in part because he's intrigued by her very different way of life. Will their differences bind their hearts, or forever keep them apart?

My review:

There's just something about Janice's storytelling that always makes me smile. She has a way of creating endearing characters and yummy-as-hot cocoa-on-a-cold-night types of romances that end up being quite addicting. At first I thought a story about woman's suffrage in 1916 sounded... meh, at best. But I decided to give it a try since I always attempt to read books that I am doing a promo on my blog for the week the giveaway is posted. So I started reading and before I knew it I had finished the book in less than two days.

The heroine grew on me quickly. Her southern charm and manipulative ways were cute and endearing. The hero was absolutely adorable and the scenes where they communicated about southern etiquette was downright hilarious at times. I read a few phrases out loud to my husband, and he smiled, too. Anyway, I enjoy a story that has sound humor mixed it with real-life issues. Post-partum depression was a brilliant way to get the family together. It was also realistically shown. The way the story came together toward the end was heartwarming as well. Janice has crafted another winner with this book. I loved it!

Sleigh Belles was published by Summerside and released in October 2012.

Now for the question: To enter for a chance to win this delightful book, simply post a comment about which type of setting you prefer for romance novels? Southern, or western? 

I'll select a winner next Sunday by picking a random winner from the "hat" which is a cool new program I found on the internet.


Dawn M. Turner said...

I've got a real weakness for western historicals by some authors. Janice writes great stuff! I've absolutely loved all of her "Love Finds You In" series books.

Michelle said...

Southern or Western...that is difficult. I love both!

Liz R said...

Ooh tough choice! Since I'm from the South I like southern stories but something about a western always makes me smile. Karen Witemeyer and Mary Connealy come to mind =)

Judy said...

While I read both, I lean toward Southern for romance. I guess I just love the southern accents and definitely how a southern gentleman treats a southern lady.

Sleigh Belles sounds like a good read from your review of it. The cover is eye catching too.


karenk said...

i enjoy both southern & western settings...thanks for the chance to read this story

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Janice Hanna Thompson said...

Thank you so much! This is one of my favorite books and I'm afraid it's been overlooked by readers, so I'm tickled that you read it for review. Bless you!

Tore said...

I prefer Southern for romances but Western is also good. I love anything with romance in it. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest.

Sarah said...

I would love to win,Enter me!!
Thanks for the giveaway and God Bless!!
Sarah Richmond

apple blossom said...

Oh, I do love both settings but Southerns are wonderful

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Martha Lawson said...

Being from the South, I'm partial to them but I also love Western settings! Thanks for the chance.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Sheila Deeth said...

I probably prefer Western, probably because I love the countryside. sheiladeeth at gmail dot com

Janice Hanna Thompson said...

I love your comments and hope you enjoy the story.

Jackie Tessnair said...

I would love to win and read this book.Thanks for the

Amy R.S. said...

I love western romances. I have yet to read a Janice Hanna story. Would enjoy winning this one. Please enter me. Thanks.

sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

windycindy said...

I prefer the Southern setting for a romance...I like the landscape and traditions of the South!
Many thanks, Cindi

tickmenot said...

I like western locations for romance!


Jes said...

I enjoy both settings! Sleigh Belles sounds great! Thanks for sharing your review!

jswaks at gmail dot com

Michelle Sutton said...

and the winner is...


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