Friday, January 4, 2013

Now Available: His Shadowed Heart by Hazel Statham



Can a shadowed heart be healed? Can love grow where least expected? The Earl of Waverly believes not. How wrong can he be!

After the death of his wife, the Earl of Waverly, believing his heart irreparably damaged, enters into a marriage of convenience. However, he is not prepared for the healing influence his new young bride has on his life.

Despite the couple’s new-found happiness, nefarious deeds abound and strange happenings are attributed to the ghost of his former wife. Will their love stand the test or will the perpetrator emerge the victor?


"I truly enjoyed this novel, set in the regency period and peopled by characters who soon sweep you up into their lives. The plot has twists and turns but what makes this book is, like others by this author, is the strong characterizations and the immaculate attention to dialogue and detail. She writes beautifully and creates people about whom you care very, very deeply. She is on my keeper shelf and I recommend her highly to the fans of the well-written regency in the traditional style." ~ 5 Stars, Susan Smith 

"This is the first Regency romance I've read, though I am a huge fan of historical fiction and historical romance novels. The rich details draw the reader right into the time period and through Statham's eloquent prose the reader discovers how much meaning can be found in a brief glance, a caress, a tender kiss to an upheld hand. "His Shadowed Heart" by Hazel Statham should be on every historical romance lovers wish list." ~ 5 Stars, Cheryl Malandrinos

"Hazel Statham’s His Shadowed Heart is a delicious Regency Romance. As in most Regency Romance, the handsome eligible bachelor marries for convenience. His wife is quiet and demure. They grow to love each other overcoming obstacles to form a lasting relationship. While the formula is the same, the plot is not diminished. The obvious attraction and emotional tension between Richard and Caroline is delightful. Fans of Regency Romance will enjoy His Shadowed Heart. " ~ Review Your Book.com

"HIS SHADOWED HEART by Hazel Statham is a richly detailed and well-written historical romance. The author’s language has an old-fashioned and formal feel that adds authenticity to the story and enhanced my enjoyment of the novel. The plot has plenty of interesting twists and turns and an intriguing mystery that kept me glued to my seat. Caroline and Richard share a wonderful connection. Their love is very strong. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Statham in the future." ~ 4 Blue Ribbons, Romance Junkies 

"This is a classic regency tale with appealing characters, love story with many twists and turns and a suspenseful mystery which endangers the couple. Richard and Caroline are wonderful characters who gradually learn to understand and appreciate as well as love each other. They seem to trust each other from the beginning despite the efforts of others to undermine that. The three villains of the piece are petty and selfish but only one is truly evil. The subplot of the vagrant that Caroline befriends is engrossing but sad. The characters are the best part of the story. Aside from the brooding earl and his shy but brave wife, Richard’s sister Victoria would like to be overbearing but loves her brother too much to really domineer, and her husband Lord Stanton who seems mild mannered until it really matters are both outstanding and well written. Once again Ms. Statham has written a memorable and entertaining story that is definitely a keeper." ~ The Romance Studio

2 comments:

  1. This sounds like an interesting story. I have added it my list to get. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    1. Hope you enjoy reding it, Becky.

      Take care,

      Hazel

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