Saturday, March 16, 2013

March Giveaway Madness WEEKEND SPOTLIGHT: Rescued by a Duke by Ruth J Hartman


Rescued by a Duke 
Ruth J Hartman

Sasha Douglas has hit rock bottom. Literally. Left all alone after her brother's murder, she thought things couldn't possibly get worse. Until she finds herself trapped, injured, and frightened with no hope of escape after falling into an abandoned well.

Garrett Rothchild Cantlebury, the 5th Duke of Ravensworth, is shocked to discover a woman trapped in his abandoned well. The place that holds reminders of horrible loss for him. Determined to save the poor girl, he pushes those thoughts aside, refusing to dwell on them. But the rescued damsel in distress ends up making him face a darker truth. One that threatens both their futures.

Can Sasha and Garrett put family tragedy behind them and find love together?

***Please leave your NAME & EMAIL for a chance to win one of TWO e-copies of this Regency Romance. Drawing 3/23/13***


            His eyes crinkled at the corners. “You are not in trouble. I only wish to know your circumstances and how you happened by the dreadful hole I pulled you from.”
Her circumstances? A deep longing for her older brother burdened her heart and held the anger at arm’s length. Anger about Samuel. His lies. His broken promises… Even with all of her hurt feelings toward him, her world had ended when he'd been killed. He was far too young. Though her situation was dire, indeed, she didn’t want to appear weak in front of the duke. She was on her own and needed to take care of herself. I must not let him see my fear of being here. Helpless. At his mercy. She tilted her chin towards the duke. “I recently lost my brother, your grace. So I have no family to repay your kindness.”
“There is no need for repayment. It is I who am responsible that you had the mishap of injuring your leg on my property.”
Sasha shook her head. “You have been most kind to me, your grace, putting yourself at risk to save me when I was in the wrong. If it would be possible…”
He leaned closer. “Yes?”
“Is there room for me here—”
“Of course.” He tilted his head.
“—to work as a maid perhaps?”
He frowned and sat back. “You owe me nothing, Miss Douglas. Believe me, my heart aches at the thought of what you have been through. Your injury will take time to heal. Until then, I insist you stay here, in my home, where you can be properly looked after.”
No.” He stood and pushed the chair back to its original place. His eyes flashed anger, the pupils enlarging. Had it been her offer to work for him which had caused this response? Perhaps the gentry handled such matters differently than the working class. Why hadn’t she asked the kind maid? No. Instead she’d blurted out the question. To him! If only she could take back the words. Her eyes widened as he left the room, as stormy as a black cloud, the maid following in his wake. Sasha scooted down in the bed and drew the covers over her head as tears threatened to fall. Would he now demand she leave, even though she couldn’t walk on her own? If that happened, what would she do?

***Please leave your NAME & EMAIL for a chance to win one of TWO e-copies of this Regency Romance. Drawing 3/23/13***

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  1. I recently added this to my Kindle -- can't wait to enjoy it with a nice cup of tea!

  2. Hi Ruth, I read this book a while back and thoroughly enjoyed it. Ragency Romance is a favorite, although I'd never be able to write it, I sure admire those who can.

    Best wishes,


  3. Oh wow! I can't imagine how it would emotionally, mentally and physically to actually be stuck in a well. That is beyond intense. Can't wait to read this though!!! Sounds like a knight in shining armor to me though.

  4. I would love to read RESCUED BY A DUKE thank you. It's going to be a fabulous read.


  5. Hi this is Misty's friend from Sri Lanka and I would love to read this book :)

  6. i always like a good romance book..i would love to have it
    Name: Iris Yeo

  7. Thanks so much, Tori! Hope you enjoy it :)

  8. Thank you, Leona! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)

  9. Alex, I agree. I can't stand enclosed spaces, and being below ground might just do me in!!

  10. Nice excerpt


  11. Great excerpt!!


  12. Thank you for sharing and the giveaway.I would love to read and have added to my TBR.
    Kathleen Harris


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