Courting Cassandry (A Hearts in Autumn Romance #2) by Joyce DiPastena -- Book Tour Review + Giveaway
About the Book
Is it too late for second chances when the girl you loved in your youth comes back into your life?
Gerolt de Warenne became guardian to a child-heiress named Cassandry when he was only nineteen-years old. As he watched her grow into a lovely young woman, he found himself falling in love with her, but Cassandry viewed him as an older brother. So, burying his feelings, he gave permission for her to marry another.
Twenty-four years later Gerolt and Cassandry meet again. With the loss of their respective spouses, Gerolt hopes to finally court Cassandry, but she desires to remain a widow. Instead, they agree to a betrothal of their children.
Matters become complicated as their friendship begins to evolve into the romance Gerolt has always wanted. But by the law of the medieval Church, Cassandry and Gerolt can’t marry if their children do. Can they find a way to be together? Or must they sacrifice their future for the love of their children?
"Courting Cassandry" is a “Hearts in Autumn” romance, medieval romances revolving around heroes and heroines “in the autumn of their years.” Because love isn’t only for the young!
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About the Author
Joyce DiPastena dreamed of green medieval forests while growing up in the dusty copper mining town of Kearny, Arizona. She filled her medieval hunger by reading the books of Thomas B. Costain (where she fell in love with King Henry II of England), and later by attending the University of Arizona where she graduated with a degree in history, specializing in the Middle Ages. The university was also where she completed her first full-length novel…set, of course, in medieval England. Later, her fascination with Henry II led her to expand her research horizons to the far reaches of his “Angevin Empire” in France, which became the setting of her first published novel, Loyalty’s Web (a 2007 Whitney Award Finalist).
When she’s not writing, Joyce loves to read, play the piano, and spend time with her sister and friends. A highlight of her year is attending the annual Arizona Renaissance Festival .
Joyce is a multi-published, multi-award winning author who specializes in sweet medieval romances heavily spiced with mystery and adventure. She lives with her two cats, Clio and Glinka Rimsky-Korsokov, in Mesa, Arizona.
Acclaimed author Joyce DiPastena has once again written a medieval romance novel that does not disappoint. The second book in the A Hearts in Autumn Romance series is a simple delight. This series is intriguing in that it tells romance stories of women and men later in life. Courting Cassandry depicts the complicated relationship of a man and woman with a struggling, developing, and budding friendship and romance. Gerolt is Cassanddry’s previous guardian, so how can they possibly fall in love, especially when their children are betrothed and a relationship between them is thus forth forbidden by the Medieval Church. Readers will be captivated by the charming and beautiful love story, as well as the wonderfully developed characters. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy medieval romance novels.
Series: A Hearts in Autumn Romance
Genre: historical, medieval, romance
Publisher: Sable Tiger Books
Publication date: February 17, 2016
Number of pages: 348
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 stars
Other books in the series:
A review copy of this book was provided by Prism Book Tours.
$20 See's Candies Gift Certificate (if US) or $20 PayPal Cash (if international)
Copies of Loving Lucianna and Courting Cassandry (signed print if US, ebook if international)
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3/4/2016 10:46:05 am
Thank you so much for the interview and review of Courting Cassandry!
Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books
3/4/2016 11:10:08 am
You are very welcome, Joyce! The interview as lots of fun! And I absolutley love your books and always look forward to your new releases! :D
3/4/2016 12:57:44 pm
The cover is very appealing and makes me want to read it. My only thought after reading the synopsis is that the woman on the front looks very young. It seemed like from the synopsis that heroine is older in most of the story.
3/4/2016 08:54:49 pm
I Like the cover and it looks like a really good book I would love to read it and see what they do at the end Thanks for sharing
3/5/2016 08:19:58 am
I love anything historical! Sounds great!
3/5/2016 09:59:40 am
The cover looks awesome and this sounds like a Great read!! Thanks for the giveaway chance! Have a Blessed day!
3/6/2016 03:49:26 pm
I like that their story is spread over so many years.
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