Friday, March 21, 2014

Get Lost in Sarah Richmond's new release, Past Forgetting


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Friends believe Joanna Blake suffers from agoraphobia. Joanna wants to live a normal life but when she steps outside, she finds herself in the past…

When the vicar sends the new doctor around, she is dismayed. Here is another well-meaning person who’ll try to talk her out of her house.
Dr. William Thomas is bent on revenge. Malcolm Blake, Joanna’s grandfather, cheated his family, condemning them to a life of poverty. According to his family, the Blake’s stately mansion belongs to the descendants of Captain Thomas, his grandfather, who was hung for a murder he didn’t commit.
Will finds Joanna suffering from anemia and in need of immediate medical attention. Joanna takes a leap of faith and confides her time travel to Will. He listens to her story and convinces her to take him to the past.  Surprisingly, she agrees. She is attracted to his determination and strength and believes he intends to help her find an answer to the curse she lives under.
        Will thinks Joanna will confront her illness when nothing happens when they go outside. Much to his bewilderment, he also travels in the time slip. They stop to ask the date, and people throw stones at them. Will is injured and he and Joanna run back to the safety of her house.
        During a visit his parents, Will asks for more information about what happened between the two grandfathers. Will’s father shows him an IOU. The IOU claims the Blake mansion as collateral for a loan to Malcolm Blake from Captain Thomas. Will shows the note to a solicitor who advises him to drop his claim. There is no way to verify the authenticity of the IOU after so many years have passed.
        Will sees the time travel as a great opportunity to confront Malcolm Blake and claim what rightfully belongs to his family. His growing attraction to the heiress complicates this task. Even though he feels guilty about not telling her why he wants to go back to the past, he knows she will refuse to take him if he tells her the truth. 
He can’t go back without her.
Caught in a web of lies and deceit, Joanna and Will must solve the mystery of what happened so long ago. Will their courage and love forge a bond that transcends all time?



Sarah Richmond is the author of ten published historical romances. She was listed as #4 in historical romance sales on Amazon.com for her Edwardian novel: A Most Ineligible Suitor. A resident of Southern California, Sarah just bought a house she is trying to restore to its former glory. She’s a member of RWA- San Diego chapter and the Faith, Hope and Love RWA chapter.

Jillian: What sound or noise do you love? 
Sarah: Laughter, especially from those who have been hurting. Recently, I was sitting with friends and a man who hadn’t been very happy in a long while started laughing. It was the best sound ever.     

Jillian: Who is your favorite villain?
Sarah: Inspector Javert in Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo. No amount of sympathetic backstory makes up for this man’s obsession to harass Jean Valjean who stole a loaf of bread to feed his nephew and served out his prison sentence. It reminds me of labels that are stuck on people when they are young and continue all through their adult life as if they could never change.


Jillian: What is your favorite kind of story to get lost in? 
Sarah: A story with fascinating characters, terrible villains and a sense of irony.

Jillian: What’s the first thing you do when you finish a book? 
Sarah: Rewrite. For me writing is a process and never ends. Readers tell they want to know more about what happens to the characters after the book ends which is very satisfying to me.


Jillian: If you had a chance to travel to the past where would you go and why?
Sarah: Apart from killing Hitler, I would like to travel back to the Edwardian Age. I could take place in my very own costume drama wearing enormous hats and lovely dresses. The age of the Edwardians was a time when women were agitating for their rights and succeeding--which would suit me.


Sarah has a question for readers: 

What character would you like to have been on Downton Abbey? 

Sarah is giving away a copy of one of her books. Winner picks the title! Remember to leave your email contact information with your comment. And please note that Past Forgetting and Mexican Spur are only available as ebooks.



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***Note: Offer void where prohibited. Prizes will be mailed to North America addresses only. If an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) is available, the author may utilize that option for International participants. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants.

15 comments:

  1. I love the sound of this book, Sarah. It's such an unusual premise. :)

    I'd like to be Mrs. Hughes on Downton Abbey. She's high enough in seniority downstairs that her life isn't as hard as some of the other servants and she's respected. I don't think I'd like to be one of the upstairs characters.

    Marcy Shuler
    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you. I loved taking Joanna and Will on their journey to forgiveness. Mrs. Hughes is the moral center of that household. Even the butler asks her for advice.

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  2. Your book sounds good.

    I actually am one of the few people who hasn't watched downton abbey. Just no time to get into a TV show.

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  3. Ohhh....so hard to choose a Downton character. I'd have to say either Mrs. Hughes or Isobel Crawley. Both are caring and empathetic towards others. I love it that they are always willing to help a person in need.

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!!

    Liglesias3 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  4. You're welcome. I agree. Both characters are women to be admired for their leadership and caring.

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  5. I can't thank Jillian Stone enough for the opportunity to be part of this blog. So many great books to read! My 'to read' pile is growing!

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  6. Great to have you with us today Sarah. I love a good time travel romance. I've only watched the first two seasons of Downton Abbey, but I do love the whole Crawley clan. Hard to pick just one character! ;)Jillian

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    1. I especially like Downton because the characters are not perfect. No fun if everyone is behaving.

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  7. Don't watch it, so don't know

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  8. I'd have to say Sybil, apart from the dying in childbirth part. I loved her spirit & independence. She was so sweet & caring as well.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Sybil certainly pushed the limits of propriety. I loved that her parents didn't give her too much grief for being independent.

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  9. WE HAVE A WINNER! Congratulations to Marcy Shuler. Sarah will be contacting you soon about which book you would like to receive. :) Jillian

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  10. Thank you so much! Sarah already emailed me. She's fast! :)

    Marcy

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