January 2010 Volume 5, Issue 1
1817 Walking DressThe Monthly E-Zine by Inspirational Romance Author
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Linore Rose Burkard
|Winners, Winners, Winners!
As of last month I now choose TWO new subscribers to my mailing list, per month, to get a FREE book from me!
The two December winners are:
CONGRATULATIONS, winners! Please email me your mailing addresses so I can send you a free book.
The winner of the Jane Contest for December is:Ashley Wolynes, who sent in her answer only minutes after the newsletter went out into cyberspace...Congratulations, Ashley!
READERS are also winning free books every week, simply by commenting on blogs that are hosting me and my newest book, The Country House Courtship. Follow my calendar, below, or on my website, to take part in the giveaways!
(Where is the Jane Contest? It will return next month. Sorry for the delay.)
| A BALL AT HAMMERWOOD - Monday, 16 February 1824
Upon the coming of
age of John Dorrien-Magens
Care to see what it was like at a country estate ball in 1824? Read on for this most Regency-style event (though it occurred after the political regency of George IV.)
In the evening, soon after nine o'clock, the bonfires on the
hills in the park were lighted, which, with some rockets thrown up,
were seen for a considerable distance round the county. The company
invited to the ball began to assemble soon after, the exterior of the
house being brilliantly illuminated in red and white lamps, and
surmounted by a grand flag.
The eastern pavilion was converted into a
tasteful ornamental tent, in which the hostess received her visitors;
the staircase, hall, and dancing-room being beautifully decorated with
wreaths of natural and artificial flowers, amidst a dazzling blaze of
light. Mr. Listolff's band struck up soon after ten, when the Ball was
opened with a Quadrille by Mr. J. Magens and Lady Harriet Neville, Lord
Sheffield and Lady Mary Pelham, the Hon. Mr. Rice and Lady Anne
Holroyd, Mr. Orde and Miss Anne Magens, etc., etc..
The dancing was
continued with great animation till twelve o'clock, when a magnificent
display of fireworks took place, conducted by Mr. Hengler; this part of
the entertainment afforded much delight to upwards of a thousand of the
country people assembled on the occasion, whose behaviour, though
animated and joyous, was perfectly decorous and orderly.
At half past
one the folding doors of the great library were thrown open, and
produced a most enchanting and cheerful effect; the room was splendidly
illuminated by festoons of lamps and fitted up with orange and lemon
trees, and various exotics and flowers as a conservatory.
was of the most elegant description, and consisted of soups, abundance
of hot game and poultry, and every other delicacy the season would
afford; the wines were in great profusion and of the choicest flavour.
Covers were laid for over 200 persons, for all of whom ample room was
provided in the library and dining- room. The health of Mr. J. Magens
was drunk with enthusiasm, and after a few short but appropriate
speeches, the party returned to the ball room, where waltzes and
quadrilles were resumed, and kept up till a late hour, the rooms not
being cleared till six o'clock in the morning.
The whole entertainment
was under the direction of Mr. Gunter, whose arrangements gave the
|CHOCOLATE, ROMANCE AND BOOKS!
February 15, 2010
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
It's time for the Annual Chocolate, Romance and Books Program at the Mary L. Cook Library in Waynesville, OH. This year I'm excited to have six other authors with me for this fun event.
Steve Smith - The Flowerman
will be giving a fabulous demonstration on how to arrange roses, giving
trade secrets on arranging flowers, and making cut flowers last longer.
Bring your questions!
Linore Rose Burkard- Waynesville native, she writes Christian (Inspirational) Regency Romance. I'll have some free hand-outs and be signing books for readers. Hope to see you there!
LuAnn McLane - Author of Southern Fried Fairly Tales.
Heather Webber - Author of the Nina Quinn Mysteries and the new Lucy Valentine Mysteries.
Patricia McLinn - A multiple award winning author of several series.
Heather Grothaus - Historical author of the Medieval Warrior Series.
Trish Milburn - Author of American romances and Young Adult Fiction.
Shiloh Walker - Author of the fantasy Hunter Series.
Rosemary Laurey - Vampires, paranormals and historicals author.
CHOCOLATE COOK OFF - Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Adult and Young Adult Winners
Door Prizes! AND CHOCOLATE SAMPLING for everyone!
MORE GREAT HISTORICAL FICTION
the sweet new book from fellow historical romance author Laurie Alice Eakes. The Glassblower is garnering her a well-deserved and quickly growing
I've read Laurie's book, and can say that she is a talented author--you'll enjoy this one for sure! (And it's only $2.49 at CBD.com! Click the title above, for the link, and to read more about it.)
2. A STRAY DROP OF BLOOD
Born free, made a slave, married out of her bonds, Abigail never knows
freedom until she feels the fire of a stray drop of blood from a Jewish
carpenter. Biblical fiction.
Click the book cover to go to the website of author Roseanna M. White. Roseanna's a firecracker, and if her book is anything like she is, you'll be riveted.: )
3. THE RAVEN SAINT
When Grace Westcott is kidnapped by a French mercenary, tossed aboard
his ship, and told she will be sold to a Spanish Don in Columbia, she
cannot imagine what she has done to deserve such a horrid fate. She has
spent her entire life serving God and helping the poor....
The latest by extremely popular author Mary Lu Tyndall, click the title to learn more about this third book in her Charles Towne Belles Series.
4. Hey, don't forget me!
THE COUNTRY HOUSE COURTSHIP is new too!
Readers were contacting me, saying they couldn't find the book in stores! Not even online, or not without a long wait.
So I looked into it, and discovered that Country House has already sold through its first print run. THANKS, READERS!
It was such a pleasant surprise for me, and more books are already in stores, or will be soon.
See the sidebar on the right, above, to read more about the book, or click the title, above, to see the listing on CBD.com.
Available wherever books are sold.
NOTE: Your free download this month is the first chapter of The Country House Courtship. Hope you have fun reading it! (See below)
|Did You Know?
(Reading is Good for You)
Research shows that avid readers:
· read better, write better and
· are quicker to see subtleties
· have an easier time
processing new information
· have a better chance for a successful,
fulfilling adult life
· have many interests and do well in a wide variety of
· develop an ability to understand how other people think and feel
· acquire the ability to sift information and to understand how unrelated
facts can fit into a whole
· tend to be more flexible in their thinking and
more open to new ideas
· handle personal problems better without their
schoolwork or business work being affected
With the explosion of information
in the workplace, only avid readers can stay relatively well informed.
(Source: "British Classics" Yahoo Group Email list, of which I am a member.)
|This just in, from my publicist:
A NEW REVIEW for
From, Historical Novels Review
At last! A truly entertaining inspirational novel written in the style of Jane Austen. Linore Rose Burkard is at home in the Regency period. Her writing has authentic period details, including details about the Church of England. Although Austenian in style, Ms. Burkard's novel is more quickly paced and more suited to the readers of this century. A very good read!
Reviewer, Historical Novels Review
|Fantabulous Links : )
1. Be A Victorian!
What a hoot! Play this quick game and see how well you know your Victorian manners. The scenery alone makes playing well worth it. (Now, if someone could only come up with a similar game for being a Regencian, or an Austen character--what fun!) Be sure and watch the lady's eyes if you answer a question incorrectly.
2. For the latest in books, movies and music--TitleTrakk.com Christian reviews. It's fun, free, and informative. (They reviewed my first book on their site last year.)
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|FREE DOWNLOAD OF THE MONTH
|This month's download is Chapter One of my new release, The Country House Courtship. Have you been undecided about whether or not you'll enjoy it? Take a sneak peek into the book now with this chapter, and decide for yourself. Enjoy!
PO Box 674
Waynesville, OH 45068
An 1813 Regency miss must navigate the treacherous waters of a fashionable London Season.
Romance. Faith. Adventure!
Book One in the Regency Series from Harvest House Publishers.
Thefts, abductions, and other mysterious goings-on must be addressed before the future wedding of Ariana and the Paragon--starting in THE HOUSE IN GROSVENOR SQUARE!
Romance. Faith. Adventure!
Book Two in the Regency Series from Harvest House Publishers.
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Rita L. Smith
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Where is Linore?
Follow my book tour with The Country House Courtship, for interviews, insights, and book giveaways galore!
Listen in while I chat with Phoebe Jordan on her live podcast show, "Talk About My Favorite Authors."
8-9:30 pm EST
(7-8:30 pm CST, or 5-6:30pm PST)
Blog Talk Radio show with Dellani Oakes 1:00pm
"Chocolate, Romance and Books"
Book Signing and Brief Presentation
Come join 4 published authors and move your career ahead!
Linore will be presenting three writing workshops. See the website for more info. and to register.
GREATER HARVEST WORKSHOP
Healing Word Assembly of God
5303 S. Dixie Hwy. Franklin, OH
Click the address for a map.
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