Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Pearl's Promise by Edwina Kiernan

Pearl's Promise JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Pearl's Promise by Edwina Kiernan, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Pearl's Promise
Title: Pearl's Promise 
Series: Gems of Grace #2 
Author: Edwina Kiernan 
Publisher: Moliant Publishing 
Release Date: May 1, 2021 
Genre: Christian Historical Romance 

A duty-bound heir. A dejected spinster. An encounter that could ruin both their families' demands for their futures... 

Horrified to see the man she had always dreamed of marrying saying his vows to someone else, Pearl Acton’s devastation only seems to confirm one of her deepest fears - that she’ll remain unseen and alone, never mattering to anyone. 

And when her family falls on hard times and seeks to marry her off to a wealthy suitor as soon as possible, her other deepest fear seems inevitable - being trapped in a loveless marriage, just like her parents. 

Until an encounter with a quiet and soulful heir, Nicholas Dalton, sparks a fragile hope that perhaps Pearl might save her family’s fortune and marry for love. 

But when circumstances on both sides of their families take drastic turns, the promise of happiness seems irrevocably shattered. 

As Pearl and Nicholas each strive to uphold their family duties, they soon discover that things aren’t quite what they seem. But is it too late to escape their crushing obligations and forge a new path - together? 

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Pearl’s voice trailed off as she caught sight of a young man standing in front of the wall to her left. He had been staring at her, though his eyes had swiftly darted elsewhere the instant they’d met hers.

Heat crept into her cheeks, and a strange falling sensation made her absentmindedly reach for the side of her chair to steady herself. She stared at him. There was something refreshing about him, something . . . real.

The young man lifted his head, which he had dipped to look at something — whether real or imaginary — on the floor. He slowly turned his head in her direction, his eyes still roaming the room.

Pearl was entranced. Something about him, and how casual he was trying to appear — despite how obvious it was that she had seen him watching her — made her want to laugh.

Agonisingly slowly, his head finally turned in her direction, his gaze still dipped to the floor.

In the speed of a heartbeat, his eyes glanced up to meet hers, immediately flitting away again.

Brief as the moment had been, something had pierced her as their eyes had met. A tingling energy coursed through her. Who was he? And why had he been looking at her like that?

The young man turned to walk away. Pearl’s heart sank.

She exhaled sharply though quietly. Why should it matter to her if he turned and left? She did not even know who he was.

And yet, as he walked away, she felt more alone than she ever had before.

The young man stopped. Pearl’s heart did, too, as she watched and waited. Would he turn back, or vanish from her sight forever?

The moments seemed like hours. Despite the distance that divided them, the tension the young man held in his body was plain to see. He almost looked torn in two directions.

Please, do not let him leave . . .

Surprised at her sudden, silent prayer, she held her breath, enduring the agonising wait. Every nerve within her was on edge. Time had stopped — at least, as far as she was concerned. All sounds of merriment and music drifted out of Pearl’s awareness as her focus fixed entirely upon the stranger. Nothing remained but a heavy atmosphere of anticipation and deafening silence.


Edwina Kiernan

Edwina Kiernan is a Christian writer, and author of the well-received Inspirational Regency romance novel, Ruby’s Redemption.

An enthusiast of classic novels and history, Edwina combines her faith, imagination, and research in hope-infused tales set in times past. Her latest novel is the second in the Inspirational Regency romance series, Gems of Grace. 

A lifelong word admirer, with Welsh and Irish heritage, she started writing stories early in childhood. She still loves to learn, taking courses from places like Oxford University and the Beau Monde, for both fun and further education. 

When she’s not writing, Edwina loves spending time with her dashing husband and lively little son, reading and studying the Bible, getting lost in a captivating novel, and drinking more types of tea than most people realize even exist. 

 For free gifts, updates, and lots of classic and historical fiction goodness, join her mailing list at EdwinaKiernan.com

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(1) winner will receive a print copy of Pearl's Promise and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Pearl's Promise

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  1. As a bit of an introvert myself, I always enjoy reading a story about a similar young lady.

  2. This cover is so pretty! I hope I love the book just as much!

  3. Thank you for sharing!

  4. The excerpt has enough detail that I can see the scene in my mind. So good!

  5. I like historical fiction and this sounds like a great read!

  6. I'm happy to learn of a new-to-me Regency author!

  7. Sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing.

  8. I'm looking forward to reading this. It sounds like an excellent book.