Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Music For My Soul by Lauren Linwood

02_Music For My Soul

Publication Date: May 15, 2013

Soul Mate Publishing

Formats: eBook, Paperback

# of Pages: 282

Genre: Historical Romance

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As the third wife of an abusive French vineyard owner, Madeleine Bouchard hasn’t produced the expected heir after three years of marriage. Fearing he plans to kill her, she flees during a trip to England. Unable to make her way home, she joins a troupe of traveling mummers and reinvents herself as the only woman troubadour in the land, captivating audiences with both song and story.

Nobleman Garrett Montayne’s fascination with Madeleine causes him to pay the troupe to bypass their next stop in order to journey to his estate. Though he suspects Madeleine of being a thief with dark secrets, love blossoms between them under the magical moon of summer solstice.

But Madeleine’s past is about to catch up with her, as her husband is set to arrive to conduct business with Garrett. Madeleine determines to free herself from her loveless marriage and make a new life with Garrett, no matter what the cost.

My Review
Copy received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours
Four Stars
Music For My Soul by Lauren Linwood was a fantastic story.  I really enjoyed the story, the characters, the secondary characters and the plot!  This was my first time reading Lauren Linwood and I really enjoyed her writing style.  The story was engaging from the very beginning.  Madeleine was a fantastic heroine.  I really enjoyed her and loved her evolution as a character.  Garrett is a wonderful hero! He is the strong and silent type.  He was a perfect match for Madeleine.  As Madeleine tries to escape her abusive husband she finally has a chance to find true love.  I enjoy historical romances so this was a likeable book for me but the characters added to an exciting story.  I plan to read more books by Lauren Linwood! Great historical romance.


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Praise for Music For My Soul

"Told with humor, heartache, loveable characters and plenty of adventure, this is a story that grabs your attention from the first page and holds you captive until the very end. Much like real life, MUSIC FOR MY SOUL is a mixture of ups and downs along with a few surprises thrown in just to keep you on your toes." -Romance Junkies, Reviewer Chrissy Dionne

"This story takes a wonderful turn into the seldom explored topic of the life of traveling mummers and musicians. Placing the heroine between the line of aristocracy and commonality is also a stroke of creative genius that makes for a delightful breath of fresh reading air! The characters are created and developed with a fine touch, making the story both believable and enjoyable." -InD’tale Magazine, Reviewer Ruth Lynn Ritter

"This is a marvelous and intricate story of desperation, escape, finding love…also of forgiveness,mystery, danger, and righting old wrongs! The tale is incredibly well told with some humor as well as a building romance. The characters are loveable, some you can hate, and some are comic…a little bit of everything! Lauren Linwood is a wonderful writer with a fantastic imagination. I hope this is only the beginning of many wonderful tales. Believe me, it’s hard to put this one down. I found myself awake until the wee hours of the morning because I just had to know what was going to happen!" -The Reading Café, Reviewer Georgianna S

About the Author03_Lauren Linwood

Lauren Linwood became a teacher who wrote on the side to maintain her sanity in a sea of teenage hormones. Her romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire and yearning for one another grow into the deep, tender, treasured gift of love.

Lauren, a native Texan, lives in a Dallas suburb with her family. An avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan, she manages stress by alternating yoga with five mile walks. She is thinking about starting a support group for Pinterest and House Hunters addicts.

For more information please visit Lauren's website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Music for My Soul Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, October 6

Interview at Mythical Books

Tuesday, October 7

Guest Post & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Wednesday, October 8

Review at Book Nerd

Spotlight & Giveaway at Susan Heim on Writing

Thursday, October 9

Spotlight at Griperang's Bookmarks

Friday, October 10

Review at Tea and Inspiration

Tuesday, October 14

Spotlight & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection

Thursday, October 16

Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews

Friday, October 17

Review at WTF Are You Reading?

Spotlight at What Is That Book About

Saturday, October 18

Review at A Cup of Tea & A Big Book

Thursday, October 23

Review at The Lit Bitch

Spotlight at Just One More Chapter

Friday, October 24

Review at Devilishly Delicious Book Blog

Guest Post at Historical Romantic Lovers

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