Thursday, August 14, 2014

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for Finding Miss McFarland by Vivienne Lorret

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Tasty Book Tours, for Finding Miss McFarland by Vivienne Lorret.  Please leave a comment or question for Vivienne to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow the rest of her tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning. 

By Vivienne Lorret
Wallflower Weddings, Book 3

Publisher: Avon Impulse
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 300 Pages
ISBN:  978-0062315793

Buy Links:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | ARe

About the book:  

Fans of historical romance authors Lorraine Heath and Sophie Jordan will adore Vivienne Lorret's latest Wallflower Wedding novel. 

Delaney McFarland is on the hunt for a husband—preferably one who needs her embarrassingly large dowry more than a dutiful wife. After the unspeakable incident at her debut, Delaney knows marrying for love is off the table, but a marriage of convenience—one that leaves her free to live the life she chooses—is the next best thing, never mind what that arrogant, devilishly handsome Mr. Croft thinks. Delaney plans to marry for money … or not at all.

Ever since the fiery redhead burst into his life—in a most memorable way—Griffin Croft hasn't been able to get Miss McFarland out of his mind. Now, with the maddening woman determined to hand over her fortune to a rake, Griffin knows he must step in. He must help her. He must not kiss her. But when Griffin's noble intentions flee in a moment of unexpected passion, his true course becomes clear: tame Delaney's wild heart and save her from a fate worse than death … a life without love.

Author Info

I fell in love with fairy tales and the romance behind happily ever after at a very young age. Like a lot of you, I tweaked the fables bit by bit in my imagination until they suited me perfectly. By the time I was eleven, a teacher encouraged me to start writing.

Throughout the years that followed, my teachers remained my most fervent supporters, giving me the tools I needed to continue my journey as a writer.
My husband and I have two teenage boys, who are heroes in their own right. For now, we live in a small Midwestern town near Lake Michigan…until a time in the future when a new adventure calls us to other shores.

I am currently working on my next novel, but I always enjoy hearing from my readers. Feel free to email me at

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Every now and then you open the pages of a book and remember why you fell in love with historical romance in the first place.  I recently experienced this first hand while reading Finding Miss McFarland by Vivienne Lorret.  The third installment in Ms. Lorret’s Wallflower Weddings series stars two wonderfully developed main characters and a handful of colorful and entertaining secondary characters.  Set amidst the backdrop of The Season and dealing with the age old dilemma of wanting to be loved for who you are rather than how much money you are worth, Ms. Lorret’s story kept me turning the pages from start to finish. 

The oldest daughter of a wealthy family, Delaney McFarland wants a different future than what her father has planned.  Determined to have more control over her life, and her money, than is normal for a woman of her time, Delaney plans to find a husband willing to settle for a “marriage in name only” and only half of her dowry.  Especially since her father doubled her dowry due to “the incident” that occurred during her debut ball.  Ms. Lorret does a really great job developing Delaney’s character; a woman before her time Delaney is smart, headstrong and has a lively personality.  She’s also afraid of finding herself in the same kind of “loveless” marriage her parents have so she’s determined to “marry for money”. 

An eligible bachelor who will shortly inherit a fortune and a title, Griffin Croft can’t forget the redhead who made him the center of gossip because of “the incident” that occurred during her debut ball.  When he “accidentally” hears her making a proposition to a notorious rake, Griffin is determined to save the woman from herself.  Especially since fate seems to keep throwing them together.  Ms. Lorret does an equally good job developing Griffin’s character; he’s handsome, intelligent and honorable.  Determined to help his mother and sister’s since his father has taken ill and he’s been named his uncle’s heir, Griffin plans to make a “smart” marriage but can’t help being attracted to the outspoken redhead who has made a favorable impression on his family.

The romance between Delaney and Griffin is sweet, spicy and full of lively dialogue.  Thinking they are complete opposites, and with the taint of “the incident” between them, they have no delusions about who they are and what they want.  They just don’t realize that they are meant to be together.  Ms. Lorret does a good job developing their relationship and the dialogue between them and their friends and family is fun and lively.  It’s also great watching how the secondary characters conspire to bring them together.

Will Delaney realize her fears are holding her back from the love of her life?  Will Griffin discover how much he loves Delaney before she can get away?  You’ll have to read Finding Miss McFarland to find out.  This is the first book I’ve read in the series and I hope we get to see these characters again.  I just picked up the first two books in the series and can’t wait to read them.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Tour Schedule
Aug 4th- Girl Meets Books- GP/Exc
(Stop 2) Imagine a World- Rev/Exc
Aug 5th- Sleepless Romantics-Rev
(Stop 2) 3 Partners in Shopping- Promo
Aug 6th- Crystal Blogs Books- GP/P
Aug 7th- Buried Under Romance- Exc/P
(Stop 2) Booknerd- Rev/P
Aug 8th- Book Reviews and More by Kathy- Int/P (Sent Q&A)
(Stop 2) A Blue Stocking's Place- P/Exc

Aug 11th- What I'm Reading- Rev/P
(Stop 2) Book Liaison- P/Exc
Aug 12th- Books Like Breathing- Rev/P
(Stop 2) Book Suburbia- Promo
(Stop 3) Written Love- Exc/P
Aug 13th- Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance- Exc/P
(Stop 2) Deal Sharing Aunt- P/Int (Sent Q&A)
(Stop 3) I am, Indeed- Rev/Exc
Aug 14th- Kinky Vanilla Romance- Int/P (Need Q&A)
(Stop 2) Harlequin Junkie- Int/P (Sent Q&A)
(Stop 3) Queen of the Night Reviews- Promo/Rev
Aug 15th- Romancing the Readers- Exc/P
(Stop 2) Ramblings From This Chick- GP/P

Aug 18th- The Lusty Literate- P/Exc
(Stop 2) Christine's Words- Gp/P
Aug 19th- Brit Nanny Reads- Rev/P

Aug 20th- Rookie Romance- Exc/P
(Stop 2) Urban Girl Reader- Rev/P/Exc
(Stop 3) Insert Clever Quip Here- P/Exc
Aug 21st- I Heart Romance- Rev/P
(Stop 2) Paranormal Romance and Beyond- Promo
Aug 22nd- Manga Maniac Cafe- GP/P
(Stop 2) Red Pump Romance Reviews- Rev/P

FTC Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this book courtesy of the Publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review. 


  1. I have not yet read the Wallflower Weddings, but after reading the great review I have added it to my TBR list. Thanks for the great giveaway!