Monday, January 28, 2013

Goddess Fish: "For Love of Sarah" by Hazel Statham (Ends 2/15) WW

Okay, I know it gets very old, but honestly it seems that every time I turn around, there is another family emergency. We have a new dog who had to unexpectedly go to the vet today.  This review will be up before the end of the day.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

How many times can a heart be broken? How many times can love be denied? Sarah and Alexander were destined for each other but after just four short weeks of marriage, their lives were torn asunder.

Alexander, Earl of Thorne thought he had found his ideal mate but, when Sarah absconded shortly after their marriage, his world came crashing down. Now, five years later, he discovers her in a remote Yorkshire village.

Sarah had thought she was safe, but when, severely injured in a freak accident, her husband is thrust once more into her life, she fears her dark secrets and the fact she has a son, will become known.

Despite her own desperate longings, she continually repudiates Alexander’s efforts of reconciliation. However, fate conspires against her, and when her home is made uninhabitable by floods, she and her young son are forced to accept his aid and return to her former home.

Discovery threatens and, despite her breaking heart, she plans to leave Alexander’s life. What is this secret that makes it so imperative that she should abscond from him yet again? Can two broken hearts cleave and emerge victorious or will life's cruel forces tear them apart forever?

   Hazel Statham began writing at the age of fifteen, finally committing to paper the stories she spun as a child. Writing has been her passion ever since, although marriage, motherhood, and career left time for little else. Once she retired, however, she was able to devote herself to writing full-time, publishing her first novel in 2007. A long time student of history, she writes mainly in the Regency and Georgian eras, though she has been known to dabble in the medieval as well. She lives in Staffordshire, England, with her husband, Terry, and their beloved yellow Labrador, Mollie.

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“There is no man with whom I live. I am thought to be a widow by the villagers.”
“A widow? By God, you would feel so, in fact, if I were able to leave this accursed bed. He would find no place to be safe from me!”
“There is no one,” she cried, her voice rising to the verge of tears.
“Then he has left you,” stated the earl, coldly. “Taken what he desired and left you to bear the consequences alone. Or did he discover your duplicitous nature and decide he would not play the fool to your deception?”
“My nature is not at all as you suppose, sir. I merely fell prey to a circumstance that has blighted my life.”
“Infidelity and desertion are definitely circumstances that blight your life, and those who are associated with you. When I sought your brother, it was reported that he had gone to India. Even your grandfather is in ignorance of your whereabouts. I thought you may have flown to him, but when I looked for you there, he had no more information than I and the poor man is desperate for knowledge of you.”
"And if he should have that knowledge, he would disown me and his life would be in ruin. It is best that you and he should forget my existence. I have built a new life far removed from your world.”
“You are still my wife, Sarah!” 


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Hazel will be awarding winner's choice of either a Cream Coin Freshwater Pearl necklace or a digital copy of DOMINIC or HIS SHADOWED HEART (international giveaway) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and
a Choice of either Rhinestone Crystal Butterfly and Pearl earrings or a digital copy of DOMINIC or HIS SHADOWED HEART (international giveaway) to a randomly drawn host. 

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  1. Many thanks for hosting me today. It is very much appreciated. Hope your dog is better - know just what you mean about emergency vet visits. Our dog has Addison's.

  2. This looks interesting! I like the idea of a couple having to come together again. Plus I love historicals.

    1. Sarah and Alexander's story is unusual but one I hope my readers will enjoy.

  3. I don't often read historicals, but I think the story sounds very interesting and I would love to read it.

  4. Nice cover.


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  6. sounds like an interesting read - thanks for the giveaway! michelle (at) momscholar (dot) net

  7. Nice excerpt, and the cover is lovely!

  8. All credit for the cover must go to my publisher. I like it too.


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