Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Courting the Country Miss by Donna Hatch {Blog Tour Spotlight + Giveaway}

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

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?


Chapter One, Part Two
England, 1817
“I’m happy for them. They have what marriage should be.” Softer, she added, “It’s what
I’ve always wanted.” She stiffened, cursed herself for her confession, and looked away
before her long-time friend saw too much. They used to confide in one another; it had been
so easy, so comfortable. But everything had changed.
He fingered his signet ring. “Sorry, Tish. You must hate me for making a muddle of your
She sifted through possible replies. “He’s happier…with Elizabeth than he would have
been with me.”
“You don’t truly believe that.” He paused. “Do you?”
“Of course I do. He never loved me the way he loves her.”
“Then he’s a fool.”
She wound her fingers together in her lap.
He laid a gentle hand over hers. “You’ll have that with someone else.”
She let out a sharp exhale that doubled as a mirthless laugh. “I think not. I have no
“That’s what the London Season is all about, isn’t it? You’ll meet a duke or some other
stuffed shirt and there you go.” He snapped his fingers. “The problem of spinsterhood
She shook her head. “I’m no longer in the first bloom of youth, and my dowry is
unremarkable; I have little to offer. Besides, I’ll never love anyone else. And my sister
Isabella is out now, and will have her first Season this year. We can’t afford a Season for us
“Never love anyone else?”
Leave it to Tristan to pick up on what she least wanted to discuss. She pretended not to
hear him. “Besides, the money I might have spent on clothes for a London Season would be
better used helping educate the poor. Have I told you about Elizabeth’s and my newest
“Never love anyone else?” he persisted.
Tristan could be annoyingly relentless at times. She adjusted her glove. “I don’t wish to
discuss it.”

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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  1. Thank you so much for posting a snippet my book. I appreciate the help getting the word out!

    1. You're so welcome! I reviewed it (and loved it) on the Lovin' the Books tour. :)

  2. Both books sound really interesting! Would love to read them.

  3. I've always enjoyed Donna's books!