Courting the Country Miss by Donna Hatch – Excerpt & Ebook Giveaway



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Courting the Country Miss
(Courting #2)
by Donna Hatch
Historical Romance

 

Paperback & ebook, 312 pages

August 4th 2017 by The Wild Rose Press. Inc.

Cynical and broken-hearted, Leticia banishes dreams of marriage. When her childhood friend, Tristan, wagers he can find her the perfect husband, she hopes the challenge will coax him to forgo his devil-may-care lifestyle. Meanwhile, Leticia throws herself into forming her charity school but meets opposition—even from the people she’s helping.

Guilt-ridden that his past mistakes robbed Leticia of true love, Tristan vows to set it right, but match-making has its pitfalls for a repentant scoundrel. When he finds two ‘perfect’ gentlemen to court her, he discovers his own deep feelings for the lady.

Though Tristan seems to reform, Leticia doesn’t dare risk heartbreak with a notorious rake. When opposition for the school takes a deadly turn, can Tristan protect her from a madman bent on destroying their dreams and their lives?

 

Excerpt – Chapter One, Part Five

England, 1817

 

His fears of not measuring up to Richard didn’t touch that inner pain she glimpsed earlier. What secret did he hide? Had it been there all the time?

“Is it because you dislike women?”

He choked. “How can you say that after calling me dissipated, a rake, and a roué?”

“I’m not suggesting you don’t like to be in a woman’s arms, so to speak.” She cleared her throat while she blushed with such heat that she wished for a fan. “But no man who cares for the heart or sensibilities of a woman would use her in such a casual manner.”

“Trust me, none of the women I use, as you say, are innocent, or pretend to have true feelings for me. None of their hearts are involved.”

She let out a noise of disgust. “So it’s meaningless to you.”

“Well, there certainly aren’t any pretenses or promises.”

Fury at his nonchalant attitude brought her to her feet. “This is an improper conversation to have, even between us.”

He rose to his full height, like a cat uncurling after a nap, his smile lazy. “You brought it up.”

“Well, I’m ending it. Please don’t ruin anyone else’s life with all your pleasures, you heartless cad.” She turned and marched deeper into the garden.

His clothes rustled as he stood and his footsteps trailed after her. He caught up to her, matching her stride. He spoke in a voice as soft as silk on her skin. “Tish.”

She kept marching.

“Leticia.” He took her arm firm enough to halt her strides. “I’m sorry. For everything.”

“For being who you are?” she shot back.

“For disappointing you.” True regret rang in his tone and in his expression.

His contrition smoothed the edges of her anger. Honestly, the infuriating man knew how to raise strong emotions in her, sending her from one extreme to the other.

“’Tis of no consequence.” She resumed her march back to the house.

 

Other Books in the Series
 
Courting the Countess by [Hatch, Donna]

Courting the Countess

(Courting #1)
by Donna Hatch
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 388 pages

October 5th 2016 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc.

When charming rake Tristan Barrett sweeps Lady Elizabeth off her feet, stealing both her heart and a kiss in a secluded garden, her brother challenges Tristan to a duel. The only way to save her brother and Tristan from harm—not to mention preserve her reputation—is to get married. But her father, the Duke of Pemberton, refuses to allow his daughter to marry anyone but a titled lord. The duke demands that Elizabeth marry Tristan’s older brother, Richard, the Earl of Averston. Now Elizabeth must give up Tristan to marry a man who despises her, a man who loves another, a man she’ll never love.

Richard fears Elizabeth is as untrustworthy as his mother, who ran off with another man. However, to protect his brother from a duel and their family name from further scandal, he agrees to the wedding, certain his new bride will betray him. Yet when Elizabeth turns his house upside down and worms her way into his reluctant heart, Richard suspects he can’t live without his new countess. Will she stay with him or is it too little, too late?

 
About the Author




Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty five years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.
 
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Comments

  1. Annette Naish says:

    I think the book sounds charming. That is always a quality I like.

  2. This sounds interesting. Thanks for this opportunity.