Four Stars, Low Language, Low Religion, Moderate Romance, Moderate Violence

Fire, Wind and Ice

We at Our Book Confessions are joining I Am A Reader in a month long celebration of clean romance.

Each Monday through Friday for the month of September we will highlight a new author.

There will be a $25 giveaway along with each spotlight in addition to a grand $100 giveaway!

That’s a total of $600 being given away plus you will have the chance to learn more about 20 AMAZING authors!

We love to participate in events where we are introduced to new authors. Though I had come across Elizabeth Johns‘ books before I had yet to have the opportunity to read one. Through the Fire is the first in a Series of Elements Books. 

“When two people have walked through fire, can love bring the healing and help they need? Spurned by love, Lady Margaux Winslow has no use for the other eligible gentlemen of London. Despite her beauty, her sharp tongue soon earns her a reputation as a dragon. Convincing her parents to let her retreat to their Scottish estate, a home for abandoned young women, Margaux feels she can do something meaningful with her life.  But neither she nor her parents bargain for the proximity of the gorgeous, blue-eyed Scotsman on the neighbouring estate.

Gavin Craig, content with his life as a country doctor, is unexpectedly thrust into the world of aristocratic society after the accidental deaths of his brother and nephews. With all the duties his new title entails, and his adoption of three orphans, Gavin desperately needs a wife. She should preferably a lady, trained since birth to manage a noble house, servants and family. His former disdain for a marriage of convenience has been rapidly overcome by the colossal task of learning to run a large Scottish barony. One lovely candidate is right next door … except that she’s inexplicably determined to be a spinster…”

Unexpectedly inheriting is a common enough plot point, but I felt it was done in a refreshingly personal way. There were one or two twists to the story that felt a little too contrived, but over all Elizabeth Johns handled the delicate subjects with grace and wit.

Her characters were written with deep emotions and personality that I loved. With adventure and the romance that held me as a captive reader to the very end. –N.C.

Author Elizabeth Johns

National bestselling author Elizabeth Johns was first an avid reader, though she was a reluctant convert. It was Jane Austen’s clever wit and unique turn of phrase that hooked Johns when she was “forced” to read Pride and Prejudice for a school assignment. She began writing when she ran out of her favorite author’s books and decided to try her hand at crafting a Regency romance novel. Her journey into publishing began with the release of Surrender the Past, book one of the Loring-Abbott Series. Johns makes no pretensions to Austen’s wit but hopes readers will perhaps laugh and find some enjoyment in her writing.

Johns attributes much of her inspiration to her mother, a retired English teacher. During their last summer together, Johns would sit on the porch swing and read her stories to her mother, who encouraged her to continue writing. Busy with multiple careers, including a professional job in the medical field, author and mother of small children, Johns squeezes in time for reading whenever possible.

Giveaway Details

Ends 10/1/18

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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