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Monday, January 17, 2022

The Widow Wore Plaid by Jenna Jaxon 💕 Fun Facts, Book Tour and $20 Gift Card Giveaway 💕 (Historical Romance)



He has promised Jane a passionate future filled with devotion, but can he keep them both alive long enough to secure it?   

The Battle of Waterloo made them widows, but each has found new happiness. And Jane, Lady John Tarkington, intends to keep her freedom, even if love—and one particular gentleman—are determined to claim her heart . . .

It is a truth rarely acknowledged—at least in public—that a wealthy widow is free to pursue a great many adventures. For two years, Jane has privately enjoyed her independence. Why should she remarry, even when the gentleman proposing is as wonderful as Gareth, Lord Kinellan? She entreats him never to ask her again. But as her Widows’ Club friends—now all joyfully remarried—gather at Castle Kinellan, Jane begins to wonder if stubbornness has led her to make a terrible mistake . . .

Kinellan needs a wife to give him an heir, and he wants that wife to be Jane. They are perfect together in every way, yet she continually refuses him. Just as he is on the point of convincing her, a series of accidents befall Gareth and point to an enemy in their midst. He has promised Jane a passionate future filled with devotion, but can he keep them both alive long enough to secure it?


Fun Facts about The Widow Wore Plaid:

1. Gareth, Lord Kinellan, wasn’t supposed to be Jane’s hero. The gentleman she was interested in in book one, To Woo A Wicked Widow, Robert, Lord Sinclair, was originally going end up marrying her, but then I created Kinellan as a foil for the hero of book 3, What a Widow Wants, and somehow Jane became more interested in him as the books went on.


2. The Widow Wore Plaid is the only book out of the Widows’ Club series where there is a significant secondary love story. There is a minor one in To Woo A Wicked Widow, but the second set of lovers in Plaid may actually need a story of their own eventually.


3. The natural landmarks cited in The Widow Wore Plaid—Loch Kinellan, Rogie Falls, the Heights of Brae, and Knockfarel, are actual places in Scotland. I researched the area around Loch Kinellan and incorporated the actual attractions into the book. I intend to visit them all when I go to Scotland next summer.


4. When I named the Marquess of Kinellan in book three of the series, I looked on a map of the Highlands of Scotland and named him after a loch that had the most romantic name I could find. (I used Gareth as his first name just because I like that name.)


5. The rustic lodge where Jane and Gareth are attacked is patterned after two actual houses. The first is a house from my childhood where I used to visit several times each summer. It was near the James River in Virginia, and when my parents said we were “going to the river,” that mean’s my aunt and uncle’s big white house up on a cliff. That house was white cinderblock, set back under trees, with a driveway on the left-hand side of the property, an approximation of the front yard of Gareth’s lodge. The second house I drew inspiration from is the rustic cabin in upstate New York I visit each summer. The cabin is off-grid, so no running water or electricity. I pulled from my experiences there to give an idea of how difficult it was for Jane and Gareth to maneuver when they couldn’t go outside to get water or firewood. This cabin was originally a hunter’s cabin, and also has an upstairs, although no separate bedrooms. Still, if you saw either of these buildings, you’d see how I merged them and came up with Seton Lodge.



“The men would stay here how long to hunt?” The primitive accommodations did not instill confidence in Jane. She’d likely not make it here a single night.


“According to my father, sometimes a week or more.”


Grimacing, Jane moved to the single door on the right. “What room is this?”


“That chamber is reserved for the Kinellan.” He opened the door and ushered her in.


Much larger than the other rooms, this one boasted a large double-sized poster bed with curtains around its four sides made of what was once costly blue brocade fabric, though now faded and dusty looking. At the time they were new they must have been quite elegant.  The walls of this chamber were not Spartan as the other rooms, but decorated with several sets of antlers, a portrait of some Seton ancestor she assumed, and an ancient broadsword hung beneath the Seton coat of arms. A chest on chest and a wardrobe gave the room an aura of sophistication after the other sparsely furnished rooms.


“I see the Kinellan likes his luxuries.” She ran her hand over the comforter and pressed down on the mattress, testing the bed. “Although this mattress is quite lumpy.”


“Really?” Kinellan suddenly loomed overtop of her and she caught her breath. “That could be unfortunate.”


“Unfortunate?” Her voice rose to a squeak as he tipped her head back and lowered his mouth to hers.


The insistence of his lips, the tension in his body, and the bulge in his buckskins all told of his desire.


So much the better.



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The war years are behind them.
The future is before them.
And one by one, the widows of Lyttlefield Park are getting restless . . .

Lady Charlotte Cavendish is still the spirited girl who tried to elope in the name of love. That dream was thwarted by her father who trapped her into a loveless, passionless marriage. But now widowed, Charlotte is free to reenter the giddy world of the ton—and pursue her desires. For hardly your typical widow, she remains innocent to the pleasures of the flesh. Yet her life is finally her own, and she intends to keep it that way . . .

Nash, the twelfth Earl of Wrotham, is beguiled by Charlotte at first sight—and the feeling is mutual. When he receives her intriguing invitation to a house party, the marriage-minded lord plans to further their acquaintance. But even he cannot sway her aversion to matrimony, and only with great restraint does he resist her most tempting offer. For unbeknownst to Charlotte, the misadventures of the past are revisiting them both, and bedding her could cost him everything—or give him everything he ever wanted . . .

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Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are reentering London society, where they’ll learn how to live—and love—again . . .

Of all the widows of Lyttlefield Park, Elizabeth Easton seems least likely to remarry. Though many gentlemen would love to get to know the charming Mrs. Easton better, she is devoted to the memory of her late husband. Which is why she’s so shocked to be overtaken by passion during a harvest festival, succumbing to an unforgettable interlude with the handsome Lord Brack . . .

After enduring years of war, Jemmy, Lord Brack, plans to defer matrimony in favor of carefree pleasure. But who could resist a lifetime with Elizabeth Easton, a woman as marvelously sensual as she is sweet? Yet despite their mutual desire, she refuses to consider his proposal. With scandal looming, and their families bitterly opposed to the match, Jemmy must find a way to convince Elizabeth to risk her wary heart on him—and turn one infamous night into forever . . .

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Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are returning to London society—with their futures in their own hands . . .

The widowed Lady Stephen Tarkington, Fanny to her friends, has finished mourning her cad of a husband and is ready to enjoy her freedom. The kind of freedom neither a gently bred miss nor a close-watched wife is permitted: dressing up as Aphrodite for a masquerade, drawing gentlemen away from the party, and hinting at late-night assignations with her dance partners. All is going pleasurably according to plan—until the Roman god Fanny kisses during a masquerade turns out to be Matthew, Lord Lathbury, whose proposal she refused years ago . . .

Lathbury is charming, passionate, inventive, everything Fanny wants in a lover—but unfortunately, he’s on the hunt for a wife. He’s more than willing to use all his wicked skills to persuade her back to the altar, but he can’t wait forever. And now Fanny’s position is more precarious than she once thought. If the tongues of the ton set to wagging, it’s possible no offer in the world will save her from ruin. But does she want to be saved? . . .

    
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The death of her husband has thrown Lady Maria Kersey’s future into doubt—and her heart into the arms of a man she cannot have. But Christmas with the Widows’ Club will bring choices—and surprises--that may change all her holidays to come . . .

Maria just gave birth to her first child, a beautiful daughter—but the event is shrouded in sorrow. A month earlier, Maria’s husband, Lord Kersey, was killed in a duel under compromising circumstances. Worse, Maria’s failure to provide a male heir has stripped her of any hope of an inheritance. Scorned by the ton, one of her few allies is her late husband’s steward, Hugh Granger. Hugh is everything her husband was not—warm, charming—and penniless. . . .

Hugh has fallen desperately in love with Maria, but has little to offer but comfort. As their attraction becomes impossible to resist, Maria flees to London to spend Christmas with her dearest friends, a group of widows who lost their own husbands in the Battle of Waterloo. Little does she know the holidays will reveal a twist of fate she never expected—proving that the greatest Christmas gift is the magic of true love . . .

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Jenna Jaxon is a best-selling author of historical romance, writing in a variety of time periods because she believes that passion is timeless. She has been reading and writing historical romance since she was a teenager. A romantic herself, Jenna has always loved a dark side to the genre, a twist, suspense, a surprise. She tries to incorporate all of these elements into her own stories.

She lives in Virginia with her family and a small menagerie of pets--including two vocal cats, one almost silent cat, two curious bunnies, and a Shar-pei beagle mix named Frenchie.



    
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24 comments :

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today! The post was a lot of fun to complete. :)

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    1. Thank YOU for the Fun Facts! #1 was especially interesting. It's crazy how the characters develop minds of their own!

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  2. Sounds like a book I will enjoy.

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  3. Thank you,Rita! I do hope so!

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  4. I enjoyed the Fun Facts and the excerpt and The Widow Wore Plaid sounds like a captivating read for me and I like the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a spectacular week!

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  5. The Widow Wore Plaid sounds wonderful!

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  6. Do you use an outline when you write?

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  7. looks like a fun one

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  8. Love the cover, it looks great. Sounds like a good historical romance.

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  9. I love the colors that are used on your covers.

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  10. What genre is your favorite to read?

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  11. Who are your favorite authors to read?

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  12. What is inspires your book plot ideas?

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  13. Do you stop reading a book if it doesn't appeal to you?

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  14. the fun facts are really interesting.

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