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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #10

Happy Thursday, everyone! And welcome to a new feature on Buried Under Romance and Love Saves the World.

What is Throwback Thursday?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past -- usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday. 

The Historical Romance Edition:
Since Tin of Love Saves the World and I are unapologetic lovers of historical romances, we've decided to focus on our beloved genre.

Here are our rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.

So, the novel I'm featuring is...

                                                       A Christmas Promise(new cover!)
                                              A Christmas Promise by Mary Balogh, published first in 1992
                                                    Goodreads | Amazon

A love that cannot be bought or sold proves to be the greatest gift of all, in this heartwarming classic that demonstrates once again why New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh is among the most celebrated authors of historical romance.

Weddings are supposed to be joyous occasions—especially when a couple seems as well matched as Randolph Pierce, Earl of Falloden, and his bride-to-be, Eleanor Transome. Ellie brings to the marriage a vast dowry, while Falloden, though distant, is handsome, tremendously desirable, and possessed of a title most young ladies can only dream of sharing.

Yet Ellie is not most young ladies. She knows that she must honor her dear father’s dying wish for her to wed the proud earl, but she dreads a lifetime in a union without love—and how can Falloden claim to love her when he married her only for her fortune? As Christmas descends upon the Falloden manor, the warmth of the season may yet melt away the trappings of duty and wealth, leaving behind only a man and a woman destined for each other’s arms.

To find out more about Mary Balogh and her books, click the links below:
                                          Website | Goodreads | Facebook

This is one of my favorite Mary Balogh books. It's a story of a marriage-of-convenience based on initial hostility (due to the characters being strangers and in such situation - hero was basically sold to Ellie's father who wanted a titled husband for his daughter) but it's very emotional and the ending is superb. How so? Read to find out... :)

Now, head over to Tin @ Love Saves the World and Ki Pha @ Doing Some Reading for their pick of the week. :-)

Fellow historical romance readers are welcome to join us. Enter your link below so we can visit your TBT: HR Edition post for the week! (Then go here to copy the Link code to your blogs.)


  1. Oh I love the covers!!!! Both are just beautiful~I should pick this up for my Holiday reads~ I haven't read any as of yet and I know I have many on my list.

    1. I think the new cover is really nice :D

  2. I really should put this book on my reading list for December. Would love to get in the mood for Christmas. Both covers are nice -- but I'm partial to the latest one.

  3. I love the new cover as well. Red and green are Christmas colors for me! :)

  4. I love Mary Balogh! I haven't read this one, but I'll look for it at my library. Love holiday romances!

  5. Ooh!!! This book is perfect to read for my christmas themed books to get me ready for the holidays. Bumping this up my list!!!



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