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GIVEAWAY & BLOG TOUR: Barely a Lady by Eileen Dreyer (Book Review 2010-111)

Product Description

Olivia Grace has secrets that could destroy her. One of the greatest of these is the Earl of Gracechurch, who married and divorced her five years earlier. Abandoned and disgraced, Grace has survived those years at the edge of respectability. Then she stumbles over Jack on the battlefield of Waterloo, and he becomes an even more dangerous secret. For not only is he unconscious, he is clad in an enemy uniform.

But worse, when Jack finally wakes in Olivia's care, he can't remember how he came to be on a battlefield in Belgium. In fact, he can remember nothing of the last five years. He thinks he and Olivia are still blissfully together. To keep him from being hanged for a traitor, Olivia must pretend she and Jack are still married.

To unearth the real traitors, Olivia and Jack must unravel the truth hidden within his faulty memory. To save themselves and the friends who have given them sanctuary, they must stand against their enemies, even as they both keep their secrets.

In the end, can they risk everything to help Jack recover his lost memories, even though the truth may destroy them both?

About the Author

USA Today best-selling author Eileen Dreyer has won five RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, which secures her fourth place in the Romance Writers of America prestigious Hall of Fame.

Eileen is an addicted traveler, having sung in some of the best Irish pubs in the world, and admits she sees research as a handy way to salve her insatiable curiosity. She's also trained in forensic nursing and death investigation, although she doesn't see herself actively working in the field, unless this writing thing doesn't pan out.

Eileen also writes as Kathleen Korbel and has over three million books in print worldwide.

Born and raised in Missouri, she lives in St. Louis County with husband Rick and her two children. She has animals but refuses to subject them to the glare of the limelight.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (June 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446542083
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446542081
SOURCE:  PUBLISHER

LOVED IT

This is a fast paced historical romance and I loved every minute of reading it.  This has all the best elements of this genre.  I still am wondering how Olivia could still be in love with Jack after his family forces a divorce and ruins her reputation.  But I guess love is blind.  Olivia is a strong female lead and one I am surprised at at times.  You can see the sparks between her and Jack.  Although Jack is struck by amnesia, he must truly love Olivia.  I am amazed at the detail in both the characters and the description of the location as there seems to be a ton of research behind the story.   I look forward to the next book in this series.

WANT TO WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK?

Please use a NEW AND SEPARATE comment for each entry.

Contest is open to anyone with a US or Canadian mailing addtress (no PO Boxes)
Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 7.16.10
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen
This giveaway is sponsored by Hatchette Book Group and up to 5 copies will be available depending on entries.

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125 comments:

  1. Look like a book I would enjoy! Thanks for the giveaway.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  2. I follow on GFC

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  3. Love that cover!

    ~Lindy
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  4. I'm a GFC follower and I also follow your blog with DemonFeed.

    ~Lindy
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  5. AND I just posted this on my brand new blog:

    http://romance-aficionado.blogspot.com/

    Now I just need to scare up some visitors! ;)

    ~Lindy

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  6. I'm your friend on Goodreads. (Linda Crooks)

    :)

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  7. I like the Swamped FB page. :)

    ~Lindy

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  8. I posted a link to this giveaway on my FB profile:

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  9. I'd love to read this one, reunion romances are my favorite! Thank you.

    jenma76 at hotmail dot com

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  10. I am a GFC follower

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  11. I follow your blog via Blogger.

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  12. Wow, thank you. I'm so glad you like it. How can I not like such a review from another dog lover?(golden retrievers, black labs and 1 very special great dane here). If anybody wants the book autographed, just get in touch with me through my website.

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  13. I just sent her a Facebook friend request.

    ~Lindy

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  14. I'm following Eileen on Twitter. (Can you tell how much I'd love to win this book? lol)

    ~Lindy

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  15. Thank you for entering me. =)
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  16. I follow through Google Reader.
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  17. Hmm... Eileen Dreyer likes to travel too. =)
    tiredwkids at live dot com

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  18. Shannon, Eileen LOVES to travel. I've even started blogging on Wednesdays about it. It's my third addiction after reading and writing(in a creative way ;-})

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  19. Amnesia is always a great story device! Thanks for the chance to win.
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  20. I'm a follower.
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  21. Google Friend Connect follower #1.
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  22. Google Friend Connect follower #2.
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  23. This is the first novel in Eileen's Drake's Rakes series. She's also a retired trauma nurse, which I found interesting.

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  24. Sounds good!
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  25. GFC follower 1
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  26. GFC follower 2
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  27. goodreads friend-Rae Pavey
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  28. Like Swamped FB fan page-Rae Pavey
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  29. Eileen FB friend-Rae Pavey
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  30. follow Eileen on twitter @throuthehaze
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  31. im a GFC follower

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  33. HoldenJ I am indeed a retired trauma nurse. It's one of the reasons I wrote an amnesia plot, because I wanted to show what amnesia really was--you can't cure it with another smack to the head with a frying pan. Jack's amnesia is concussion-induced.

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  34. GAH! I know I am truly an addict now. I had no internet for most of the day yesterday. I did try to pop into the library, but I could only get connected for a little while since school is out. Darn chatty teenagers.

    Eileen, I apologize that I was here for the tour.

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  35. Daily entry 7/2.
    Thanks for the comment Eileen! I'm sure she saw a few real cases of amnesia as a trauma nurse.
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  36. Daily Entry 7/2

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  37. bambbles at gmail dot com

    daily

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  38. HOldenJ--yes, I did see a few cases of amnesia in the ER. Real amnesia is really interesting(if you're not the one who has it)

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  39. Daily entry 7/3.
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  40. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
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  41. I am a follower.
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  42. bambbles at gmail dot com

    daily

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  43. Daily Entry

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  44. aromagik@gmail.com

    back for another shot :)

    ~Lindy

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  45. Daily entry 7/4. Happy Fourth!
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  46. This book is on my wishlist!

    +1 Leave a comment with an email address

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  47. I'm a GFC follower

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  48. I'm your friend on Goodreads.

    +1 Be my friend on GoodReads

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  49. Daily entry 7/5. Thanks!
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  50. Sounds good, I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

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  51. I'm a follower! tWarner419@aol.co

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  52. love the beautiful cover!
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  53. GFC follower 1
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  54. GFC follower 2
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  55. swamped facebook fan
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  56. goodreads friend
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  57. The book blurb and your review have me intrigued! Thanks for the giveway.
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  58. GFC follower #1
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  59. GFC follower #2
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  60. Made GoodReads friend request

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  61. I visited Eileen's website, and I enjoyed looking at her travel page. She has traveled to some wonderful places!
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  62. Daily comment. Really want to read this one!

    jenma76 at hotmail dot com

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  63. Daily Entry 7/5

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  64. I follow Eileen Dreyer on Twitter @RazzMyBerry

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  65. I added you as a friend on Goodreads - Breanne Tennant

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  66. Daily entry 7/6. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. Looks like a fantastic book. :>]

    ~Lindy
    aromagik@gmail.com

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  68. Daily entry :)

    ~Lindy
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  69. Daily Entry 7/6

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  70. This book sounds really good. I haven't read this author before , but I intend to now. Would love to start with this one!

    cathysdesigns@yahoo.com

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  71. Enter me please. My kind of book!

    thanks
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  72. I am a GFC

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  73. I am a GFC follower

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  74. I am a friend on GoodReads (mindie)

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  75. I follow Eileen Dreyer on Twitter (bsyb)

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  76. I love historical romance novels and Barely A Lady definitely sounds like one I would enjoy. Thanks for the chance!
    blondie_31971(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. I follow via GFC (Carole Spring)
    entry #1
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  78. I follow via GFC (Carole Spring)
    entry #2
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  79. tweet: http://twitter.com/cspring31971/status/17930726558

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  80. Daily entry 7/7. Thanks!
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  81. Sounds like a great story, please count me in!
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  82. 1) I follow via GFC~Luvdaylilies
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  83. 2) I follow via GFC~Luvdaylilies
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  84. Daily Entry 7/7

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  85. Daily entry 7/8. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. daily entry
    blondie_31971(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  87. daily tweet: http://twitter.com/cspring31971/status/18087172642

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  88. Daily entry 7/9. Thanks!
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  89. Thank you for the giveaway!

    daily entry

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  90. daily tweet: http://twitter.com/cspring31971/status/18148313665

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  91. Daily entry 7/10. Thanks!
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  92. great giveaway!

    Daily entry

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  93. daily tweet: http://twitter.com/cspring31971/status/18235016166

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  94. Daily Entry 7/10

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  95. Daily entry 7/11. Thanks!
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  96. Daily Entry 7/11

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  97. Daily entry. :)

    aromagik@gmail.com

    ~Lindy

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  98. Thank you for the giveaway!

    daily entry

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  99. daily tweet: http://twitter.com/cspring31971/status/18330072229

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  100. Would love to read this. Count me in, please! :0)

    Thanks!
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  101. I follow on GFC.

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  102. Daily entry 7/12. Thanks!
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  103. Daily Entry 7/14

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  104. Daily entry 7/13. Thanks!
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  105. great giveaway!

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  106. daily tweet: http://twitter.com/cspring31971/status/18484346310

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  107. Daily entry 7/14. Thanks!
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  108. Daily Entry 7/15

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  109. great giveaway!

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  110. daily tweet: http://twitter.com/cspring31971/status/18625880930

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  111. Daily entry 7/16. Thanks!
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  112. This looks like such a great rea it is on my wishlist :).

    Pam S
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  113. Friended on goodreads (Pamela Sinclair/pams00)

    Pam S
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  114. Liked swamp on facebook (Pamela Sinclair/ http://www.facebook.com/pams00)

    Pam S
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  115. Friended Eileen on facebook (Pamela Sinclair/ http://www.facebook.com/pams00)

    Pam S
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  116. Following Eileen on Twitter (pams00)

    Pam S
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  117. tweeted (pams00):
    http://twitter.com/pams00/status/18708309307

    Pam S
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  118. posted to facebook (Pamela Sinclair/ http://www.facebook.com/pams00):
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1329505888&v=wall&story_fbid=137574039596788

    Pam S
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  119. Eileen's site has a neat favorties section with links to all kinds of stuff!

    Pam S
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  120. Daily Entry 7/17

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  121. Dialy Entry 7/18

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  122. The winners are:

    (the first part of their email addresses)


    JHolden955

    cathysdesigns

    aromagik

    lizzi0915 (who's number came up the first 3 times)

    jenma76


    An email has been sent to the winners. They have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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