Thursday, December 18, 2014

Vidal's Honor - The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings on Friday

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If you like historical romance (Regency), you'll definitely enjoy VIDAL'S HONOR. But this novel by Sherry Gloag is more than a simple love story. It's also filled with mystery, adventure, and intrigue with a strong female character. I had fun reading this engrossing, beautifully written tale.

Book Beginning:
Salamanca - 22 July 1812
      "We've endured some bad storms, have we not Dev, but I misremember one as severe as this."
      Lady Beaumont snuggled up to her lord, her head on his shoulder. They'd celebrate three blissful, if unusual, years of marriage in a month's time. Hopefully this time they'd be back in England and she'd throw a party like none before.

The Friday 56 (from Pg 56):
      Looking back at the woods they'd left behind, Honor tried to marshal her thoughts. Was it her imagination, or were they being followed? She'd seen and heard nothing, and yet, somewhere deep inside her, a place that Dev told her to listen to churned with unease.

Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 233 Pages
Amazon Link: Vidal's Honor
Other Books by This Author: Sherry Gloag Website

Synopsis:
      When plunged into a world of spies, agents and espionage during the Peninsula wars, Honor, Lady Beaumont, flees for her life when the French capture her husband at Salamanca, and relies on his batman to arrange her safe passage back to England. 
      Viscount Charles Vidal is ordered by Robert Dumas, the First Lord of the Admiralty, to travel to Spain and escort the only woman he’s ever loved, Lord Devlin Beaumont’s widow back home before the French discover her whereabouts. 
      Their journey is fraught by danger, least of all knowing whether they are surrounded by friends or foe. Will they survive long enough to explore the possibility of a future together or will whispers of treason be enough to see Honor dispatched to Tyburn first?


                            

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51 comments:

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Sandra,

I have read one or two Sherry Gloag books in the past and thoroughly enjoyed them, although I wouldn't say that I could read her style of writing on too regular a basis.

There is one particular phrase in your opening lines, which really piqued my interest - "They'd celebrate three blissful, if unusual, years of marriage" - so this one would probably make the cut on my 'Want To Read' list.

Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Yvonne

Juli Rahel said...

I like how completely different the beginning is to the F56! It sounds like there's a whole lot of intrigue in this book, which will be a really fun read. And the cover almost makes it look like a Christmassy read! Enjoy this one!! Thanks for sharing :) have a good weekend!
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jacquie said...

Love the historical aspects of the book...and the cover is so cool!

Donna H said...

I'm not big on regency romance novels, but I do love spies and espionage. Girl Who Reads

Katherine P said...

This sounds interesting. I like the 56 and I'd love to see how it all plays out. Thanks for sharing!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have been surprised lately by some lovely historical novels, and I recall how I read many of them in my younger years. This author is new to me...thanks for sharing! And thanks for visiting my blog.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I enjoy reading a variety of books--romance, historical fiction, mystery, thriller--and I like to mix them up.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

That is an eye-catching color, isn't it?

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I enjoy reading books where I learn something new or visit a new place within the context of a story.

SherryGLoag said...

Yvonne, many thanks for reading some of my goods and your kind words. I'm delighted that one particular line has caught your attention. Best wishes for Christmas/holiday.

SherryGLoag said...

Hi Juli, yes Vidal's Honor has a Christmas influence in this story, and the cover artist did a wonderful job with this cover, It is one of my favourite ones. Thanks for coming by. Happy Christmas/holiday.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Donna. Best wishes for Christmas/holiday.

SherryGLoag said...

Jaqui, O agree with you the cover artist did a stunning job with this one. Thanks for you comments. Happy Christmas/holiday.

SherryGLoag said...

Katherine, thanks for your kind comment. Happy Christmas/holiday.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on historicals. I admit I read hundreds of Regency stories when growing up. :-) Happy Christmas/holiday.

Bea said...

Oh, the beginning seems both melancholy and sweet. I want them to have that anniversary party but then I read the blurb and that hope was killed. :(

I read very few historical romances these days, maybe one or two a year. I prefer contemporary but every so often a historical will beckon and lure me in.

Yvonne said...

I don't usually read historical romances either, but this one has my interest and the cover is very pretty.

Elizabeth said...

Sounds quite interesting. I love historical fiction with a bit of romance thrown in.

Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Me too, Elizabeth. This was a good story.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm the same way and usually read contemporary romances, but historicals are fun too.

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

I really like the sound of this one...thanks for sharing it and for visiting my blog.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Sherry,

Thanks for the comment, it is great when an author takes an active interest in promotional posts for their books, makes it all worth while:)

Happy Holidays to you also and all the best for 2015.

Yvonne.

Alicia AKernelofNonsense said...

I love a good historical romance and this one looks absolutely delightful!

SherryGLoag said...

Bea, thanks for sharing your reactions to the beginning and the blurb for Vidal's Honor. It's lovely when readers share their thoughts. Thank you and best wishes for Christmas/holiday.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thank you Yvonne, the cover artist did a wonderful job with this book cover and I love it too. Best wishes for Cgristmas/holiday.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thank you for your kind words Alicia. I hope your Cgristmas/holiday is all you wish for.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Elizabeth, I love reading Regency romances, but never expected to be writing them. Best wishes for Christmas/holiday.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks you Sandy, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it and so grateful for all the information you shared about Spanish scenery and your experiences while you were there. It all helped enormously. :-) I hope your Christmas/holiday is all you wish for.

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SherryGLoag said...

:-) Elizabeth. Best holiday wishes.

LadyD Piano said...

I love the #56 snippet, especially where Dev tells her to listen to her gut feelings. That sounds like right on advice. Hope you're enjoying the book and that your Christmas is the best ever!

SherryGLoag said...

Thank you Lady D Piano, Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Best wishes to you and yours for Christmas.

lassiememo said...

Fantastic cover - very seasonally coloured! The description seems to promise an exciting read.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you, Sherry, for stopping by and responding to comments. It's so much fun to hear from an author!

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

I've recently taken a liking to historical fiction :) I like that this one has a bit of mystery thrown into it! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Wow! That cover really catches the eye doesn't it! :)

Breana M. said...

I don't read much historical, but this one sounds interesting.

Nyze Gremio-Velasco said...

I've seen this around :) Lovely cover and interesting blurb.

BookBeginning@EverythingNyze

SherryGLoag said...

It's a pleasure, Sandy. And thank you, too, for sharing your Spanish experiences with me. They helped create the depth of authenticity I was seeking for Honor's flight over the Pyrenees. :-)

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Vidal's Honor took on a life of its own during the writing process and surprised me no end when it was finished. :-) I hope you have a fabulous w.end, too.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thank you Lauren, I am passing on all your lovely comments to Elaina. And I agree this one is spectacular.

SherryGLoag said...

Breana, I love your name :-) thank you for your kind words. Best wishes for Christmas/holiday.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Nyze, I'm delighted that both the cover and blurb caught your interest, thank you. And best wishes for Christmas/holiday.

Topazshell said...

Would love to read this one. I can just feel the suspense. Luve historical with romance and suspense altogether.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks Topazshell. I hope you enjoy it, It had fun writing it. Best wishes for Christmas/holiday.

fredamans said...

The 56 is full of suspense. I like that a lot.
Happy weekend!

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thank you fredamans. Best wishes for Christmas/holiday.

Book For Thought said...

I really like Regency novels, so this seems like one I would enjoy. Love the 56, it's really intriguing!

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Book For Thought. I hope you enjoy it. Best holiday wishes to you and yours.

Laura Pol said...

I love the cover and the beginning definitely draws me in! I wonder why her marriage was so unusual! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog! :)

SherryGLoag said...

yvw Laura. I hope to participate in the hop too. And thank you for your kind words about Vidal's Honor. Elaina Lee, the cover artist, did a fabulous job with this cover, I'm so delighted with it.