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Monday, June 15, 2020

A Winter Knight by Barbara Bettis - Book Tour - Book Sale - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Barbara Bettis and her new book, “A Winter Knight”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Barbara and to increase your chances of winning!

This eBook is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!!  See below for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

A Winter Knight
by Barbara Bettis


GENRE: Historical Romance



He’s running from his past; she’s running from her future. But on a snowy winter night, they find each other and the surprising gift of love.

Sir Nicholas has given up on marriage. These days he’s content to captain his friend’s troops and avoid entanglements—until one winter night when he rescues a half-frozen woman from a snowstorm. Her irrepressible spirit and kindness to others reminds him that all ladies aren’t like his former intended, who wed his brother while Nick was on crusade. But he can’t open his heart to Lady Clare. She’s bound to another, and Nick won’t forfeit his honor. Even if she were free, he has nothing to offer but love, and this lady deserves everything.

Lady Clare’s dying grandfather has arranged her betrothal, but the arrival of the man she’s to wed sends her fleeing into a snowstorm. Injured when her horse stumbles, she’s rescued by a mysterious knight. She recovers at his run-down manor, safe at last—until her betrothed tracks her down two days before Christmas. Trapped at home with the wedding imminent, she longs for the winter knight she’s come to love.

Only a miracle can bring Clare and Nick together. But at Christmas, anything is possible.



The strange horse fidgeted in the bailey, tossing its mane and stomping the new white fall into mud. The stable lad grasped the reins and murmured to the nervous animal. After a few token twitches, it settled in to nose against the boy’s shoulder while Nicholas removed a bag from one side of the saddle. He pulled open the cord and peered inside. Tom had been right. A lady’s garments.

Nicholas swore under his breath. What feather-brained female would venture out in a storm with such few belongings? Any lady he’d ever known traveled with trunks of adornments.

No ignoring the evidence. Some lady or her attendant was likely trudging through the frigid December night after being tossed from this mount.

“Merde!” He sighed and ducked his head, then muttered another curse when kernels of icy snow melted down the back of his neck.

He had no choice. Couldn’t leave anyone to wander around in this weather. And a lady, at that. If God had any mercy, He’d see the lady’s party found her first. What would Nicholas do with her at the ramshackle manor he’d been tasked with putting to rights? You could do only two things with ladies—marry’em or mount’em. He’d sworn off the first and was too damned cold for the second.



This book is a sweet, cozy, romantic, intriguing, and engaging historical romance read!!

This book quickly swept me off my feet and kept me fully entertained through the last page!!

I loved that this book was such a charming love story full of well-developed characters, realistic old English wording, and a compelling story line that flows.

I really enjoyed the main and supporting characters.  I really liked Nick and Clare together.  They were thoughtful, caring, respectful characters.  I liked that Clare was a strong, brave, compassionate, kindhearted lady that refused to marry someone she doesn’t love and would rather risk her life to get away from him.  I liked that Nick was stubborn, fierce, protective, admired, and benevolent.  I also really enjoyed young Tom and of course, Nick’s horse, Solomon, the one who keeps all his secrets lol.

This book starts right off with Nick rescuing Clare from a snowstorm.  He arrives just in time, as she is half-frozen and nearly dead.  Nick finds Clare mysterious, especially with what little information she provides as to why she tried traveling in such a storm.  Both are quickly smitten with each other and the attraction leaps off the pages.  It isn’t long before three men arrive looking to collect Clare and take her back home to marry Sir Rollo.  Clare’s dying grandpère arranged the marriage to Sir Rollo, but Clare does not love him.  Nick is also running from his past, as his former flame, betrayed him and left him bitter and cynical.  But with Clare’s recent arrival he begins to push down those walls he’s built up, and finally find love again.

This book focuses on second chances, duty, honor, integrity, loyalty, love, romance, friendships, and commitments.

This book offered a quick escape with a beautiful Christmas miracle!!

There are some predictable scenes.  However, there are still a few very unexpected twists and turns that you won’t see coming!

This book is book two in the Knights of Destiny Book Series.  This book can absolutely be read as a standalone, as I had not read book one before reading this book and had no problem keeping up.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend it!  I think all historical romance readers will like this book too!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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Award-winning author Barbara Bettis has always loved history and English. As a college freshman, she considered becoming an archeologist until she realized there likely would be bugs and snakes involved. And math. Through careers as a newspaper reporter and editor, then a college journalism and English professor, she’s retained her fascination with history. Give her a research book and a pot of tea, and she’s happy for hours. But what really makes her smile is working on a new story. Now retired, she lives in Missouri where she edits for others and spins her own tales of heroines to die for—and heroes to live for.







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  1. Barbara ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

    1. Hi Ally, and thanks for hosting us here on your delightful blog! I'm so glad you enjoyed Nick and Clare's story. I appreciate your kind words! Have a fabulous week :)

  2. Thanks for sharing your review, this sounds good

  3. This sounds good thank you for sharing!

  4. The book sounds very interesting. Thanks!

  5. How did you do research for this book?