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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Her Timeless Gamble by Nancy Fraser - Book Blast - Book Sale - Book Trailer - Jigsaw Puzzle - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Nancy Fraser will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

When Matthew McAlister pulls a nearly-drowned woman from the mucky waters of the Mississippi, he has no idea what's in store for him. Or, how easily he'll willingly give up his carefree, love-em-and-leave-em lifestyle for a chance at real happiness.

Kathryn (Kate) Lowell can't believe her bad luck. Or the fact she's somehow been transported from the twenty-first century back to the post Civil War south. Worse yet, into the arms of the one man she grew up hating. The man she blames for her father's recent demise.

Can these two off-kilter and infinitely stubborn individuals fight their mutual attraction? Or, will they give in to the inevitable? And, when the time comes, will Kate choose to stay with Matt in the past, or return to her former life?

Read an Excerpt:

Kate moaned softly, and lifted a heavy hand to her aching forehead. “Where am I?”, she wondered aloud.

“Just rest. You’re safe, everything is fine.”

The muffled sound of a man’s voice penetrated the throbbing in her head and she struggled to open her eyes, to identify the source. A dim light shone on the man’s handsome features and Kate realized she’d come face to face with the devil. His intense expression, an expression she felt certain could stop rush hour traffic in Times Square, seemed to mock her. Haunt her.

I must be dreaming. That’s it, I’m dreaming. I didn’t really drown, I’m just asleep.

Kate closed her eyes and waited, certain that at any moment she’d awaken. Until then, she’d allow this ridiculous dream to run its course. She’d let this man who looked suspiciously like Matthew McAlister sit at her bedside without so much as a single complaint. After all, it was only a dream, a dream most likely resulting from the trauma of her father’s death. A dream in which her subconscious had conjured up a man who’d been dead himself for nearly a hundred years.

Cautiously, she reopened her eyes and met the man’s darkened gaze.

“Oh my gosh, it is you. And just like my father’s sketches, and the way he described you, right down to the scar above your left brow.”

Unconsciously, Kate suspected, he reached up and ran his finger across the scar. “Someone described me?”

As soon as he spoke, Kate recognized the voice from her dreams. Either she had totally lost her mind or, like Matthew McAlister, she was dead. “I’ve got to be dreaming. This can’t be real. And, you can’t possibly be Matthew McAlister.”

Nervously she scanned her surroundings, taking in the beamed ceiling, the heavy wooden furniture and the brocade coverings. The dim light, she realized, came from an oil lamp on the bedside table.

“Lady, I don’t know who you are, or where you came from, but I can assure you, I am definitely Matthew McAlister.”

She shook her head in disbelief, regretting the quick motion when a shooting pain radiated from back of her head forward. “Where am I? Never mind, don’t answer that. I’m dead. I must be dead because that’s the only way I could be seeing you.” She scrambled for the edge of the bed, saying, “I’ve got to get out of here. I can’t…”

Rather than free herself, her legs tangled in what seemed like yards of bed linens. In her haste to get away, Kate slipped unceremoniously off the edge of the bed and landed flat on her backside, the thick carpet cushioning her embarrassing attempt at escape.

“Are you all right?”, he asked.

Bracing himself on the foot rail at the end of the bed, he reached out and offered his free hand. His gaze settled on her bare legs. A man’s shirt, most likely his Kate realized, rode high on her thighs, exposing far more than she was willing to show.

“All right?”, she repeated nervously. If being insane is all right, then I’m fine.

“Are you hurt?”

“No, I’m not hurt. I’m just in a room that looks like something off the set of Maverick, and any minute now a young and rakish Mel Gibson will burst through that door with someone shooting at him, and I’m talking to Matthew McAlister. Other than that, I’m fine.”

Matthew McAlister looked positively baffled by her insane rambling. Yet, when he spoke, his voice held firm conviction rather than confusion. “First of all, you are not dead. And second, who is this Mel Gibson fellow who’s going to burst into my stateroom at any moment?”

Book Trailer:

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My Book Review:

I was completely swept away with Nancy’s latest book and even more excited about this intriguing new book series!!!

This book is the perfect, charming start to the new, exciting book series trilogy from Nancy Fraser!!  This book series follows the McAlister family, a post-Civil War family, that is more than familiar with the entities of a good bet – whether they are gambling on their work, love, life, family, or chance – it seems there is more than luck at play with this enchanting family!  This first book follows the story of Matthew “Matt” McAlister, who saves a young woman, Kathryn “Kate” Lowell, from a very scary drowning and becomes quickly intrigued and smitten with her.  Kate, who finds herself transported from the 21st century all the way back to the post-Civil War era, is not quite as easily taken, as this man is technically no stranger, a man she has had strong opinions, grudges, and contempt for.  Her dislike and disdain bring up strong emotions at a vulnerable time for her.  But when the stars align and these two see each other in a new light, can these two put the past behind them and make a go at a fresh, new start?  Or is there too much history, memories, and hurt that can’t be overlooked?  Or will Kate decide to leave the past behind for good and return back to her former life? Be sure to check out this terrific new hit from one of my favorite authors, Nancy Fraser!!!

Nancy’s writing and storytelling skills continue to impress me and only reaffirm why I enjoy her books so much!!  I know when I read one of her books, it won’t just be for a few chapters…  Before I know it, that idea to just read a few pages quickly turns into me still awake at sunrise finishing the entire book LOL!!!  Of course, no regrets, sleep can be overrated when it comes to finding myself daydreaming off into the story line and getting immersed into these catchy, entertaining, and compelling stories!!!

Another enjoyable takeaway was the characters development and story arc.  Nancy often creates characters that at first might seem worlds away – or in this case from centuries ago – but I am still able to easily connect with them and find common ground among their strongly cultivated characteristics!!  I also enjoyed the fun, silly, entertaining witty banter between Kate and Matt.  These two played well off of each other as the passion, content, and stubbornness felt fully emotionally charged.  In addition, this book included a very solid supporting cast that I look forward to spending more time with over the course of this new book series.

This book is book one of the Love’s a Gamble Book Series.  The author has announced that this new series will feature three books in total, with the remaining two expected to be released later this year.  Book Two, “His Marriage Gamble,” is set to release on Amazon on February 16th, 2021.  Book Three, “The Engagement Gamble,” is set to release on Amazon on March 16th, 2021.  All three books are listed to follow the mesmerizing, powerful McAlister family.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend it!  I think all historical romance readers and post-Civil War fans 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.**

About the Author:
NANCY FRASER—Jumping Across Romance Genres with Gleeful Abandon—is an Amazon Top 100 and Award-Winning author who can’t seem to decide which romance genre suits her best. So, she writes them all.

Like most authors, Nancy began writing at an early age, usually on the walls and with crayons or, heaven forbid, permanent markers. Her love of writing often made her the English teacher’s pet which, of course, resulted in a whole lot of teasing. Still, it was worth it.

Published in multiple genres, Nancy has published over thirty-five books in full-length, novella, and short format.

When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy dotes on her five wonderful grandchildren and looks forward to traveling and reading when time permits. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.

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  1. Nancy ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! 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! :)

  2. Ally, as always you flatter me. I appreciate you insight into the story and for the lovely review. I'll be back later in the day to check for more comments from your readers!

    And, just in case anyone's wondering, there will ba total of six books in the series, with this book,#2 and #3 back-to-back. Books 4-6 will come at the beginning of 2022. Books 2 & 3 are already up for pre-order.