Friday, May 13, 2011

Hidden Affections by Delia Parr - REVIEW and GIVE AWAY!

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Hidden Affections

Bethany House (May 1, 2011)


Delia Parr


Delia Parr, pen name for Mary Lechleidner, is the author of 10 historical novels and the winner of several awards, including the Laurel Wreath Award for Historical Romance and the Aspen Gold Award for Best Inspirational Book. She is a full-time high school teacher who spends her summer vacations writing and kayaking. The mother of three grown children, she lives in Collingswood, New Jersey.


My thoughts:

Okay, I have to be honest…my initial reaction was: “This is a little too unbelievable.” But, Delia Parr weave a good story, so I continued to suspend my disbelief and found myself really enjoying the plot and the characters!

Both Annabelle and Harrison come to their most unusual relationship with pasts that are not as desirable as they would want in 1831. And while money will solve most of Harrison’s problems, he finds himself faced with a complicated matter of the heart that no amount of money will appease. I really enjoyed watching these characters talk each other out of one uncomfortable situation after the next - all the while unaware that they were developing a relationship – something neither of them want. Or do they?

This is what I call a cozy romance, and one that will give both your heart and your spirit a lift! I’m glad I didn’t allow my initial reaction determine my opinion about the story! Delia Parr is a very skillful writer, and Hidden Affections is a story I am happy to recommend to you!

I've got an extra copy to give away! Leave a comment and contact information and you'll be entered in a give away!!

Betrayed by her husband, Annabelle Tyler wears the burden of legally being a divorcee, a difficult position for an upstanding young woman to find herself in.

While attempting to start a new life for herself, an unexpected turn of events once again has Annabelle married--this time to Harrison Graymoor, the most eligible, yet elusive, bachelor in Philadelphia. Harrison assures her that he will secure an annulment immediately, unaware that the constable has sent word of the marriage to the press in Philadelphia. And here things continue to go awry.

Harrison's past, a philanthropic cousin with his eye on Annabelle, and the appearance of Annabelle's ex-husband threaten the tentative relationship growing between Harrison and his "wife." For two individuals set against marriage, there are certainly a lot of second thoughts regarding the one forced upon them.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Hidden Affections, go HERE.


karenk said...

i'm interested in reading this novel...thanks for the chance :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Jackie S. said...

I would love to win Delia's book....have heard so much about it.
Thanks for the chance!!!

Merry said...

I am hearing good things about Hidden Affections, it has an interesting beginning to catch my attention. Please add me! Thanks.
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

Cindy W. said...
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Cindy W. said...

Hidden Affections sounds like an interesting read. I absolutely love the cover! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

Sorry I deleted my previous comment. I noticed I spelled a word wrong. :)

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.