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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Blog Tour: A Dream of Desire by Nina Rowan (Top 5 List & Giveaway)

Buried Under Romance is pleased to welcome Nina Rowan for her Top 5 List of Best Love Declaration Scenes!

** GIVEAWAY Details**
  • 5 print copies of A Dream of Desire (via Rafflecopter at the bottom)
About the Book:
Talia Hall has long been in love with her adventurous friend James Forester, Baron Castleford. But rather than explore their mutual attraction, James chooses a year-long expedition over Talia. He discovers his mistake when he returns to London and finds himself desperately drawn to Talia's fiery beauty. However, now the storms of their irresistible passion might be too turbulent to endure.
Top 5 books with the best love declaration scenes
1. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
The Bronze Horseman is a romance novel written by Paullina Simons and the first book in the Bronze Horseman Trilogy . The book begins on 22 June 1941, the day Russia enters the Second World War after Operation Barbarossa. via Wikipedia

2. Me before You by Jojo Moyes
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

3. Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Come heck or high water, Gracie Snow is determined to drag the legendary ex-jock Bobby Tom Denton back home to Heaven, Texas, to begin shooting his first motion picture. Despite his dazzling good looks and killer charm, Bobby Tom has reservations about being a movie star -- and no plans to cooperate with a prim and bossy Ohio wallflower whom he can't get off his mind or out of his life. Instead, the hell-raising playboy decides to make her over from plain Jane to Texas wildcat.

But nothing's more dangerous than a wildcat with an angel's heart in a town too small for a bad boy to hide. And all hell breaks loose when two unforgettable people discover love, laughter, passion -- and a match that can only be made in Heaven.

4. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Civil War, Margaret Mitchell's epic love story is an unforgettable tale of love and loss, of a nation mortally divided and its people forever changed. At the heart of all this chaos is the story of beautiful, ruthless Scarlett 'O' Hara and the dashing soldier of fortune, Rhett Butler.

5. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams?

As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad's recitation, and only the "good parts" reached his ears.

Now Goldman does Dad one better. He's reconstructed the "Good Parts Version" to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.

What's it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex.

In short, it's about everything.

About Nina Rowan:
Originally from California, Nina Rowan holds a PhD in Art History from McGill University, Montreal, with a specialization in 19th century French and Russian art. A librarian-at-heart, she also has an MA in Library and Information Sciences. Nina lives in Wisconsin with her atmospheric scientist husband and two children.

I'd like to know what are your top love declaration scenes in book, film, or others. :)


  1. I love how Nina always writes a story that makes you feel like you actually know her characters and her choice of her top 5 books intrigued me so now I'll be checking out some "new to me" authors!

    I must admit the the best love declaration scene I ever read was after got married in 1970.and read the book Love Story by Erich Segel which was later made into a movie...Ironically part of the movie was filmed in Schenectady, NY where I grew up and on the campus of Union College where my Dad went to college.

    The one memorable line that really hit both of us was when Jenny (played by Ali MacGaw)is dying she says to Oliver (played by Ryan O'Nei) "Love means never having to say you're sorry".

  2. I read the first two books in this series, and I can't wait to get my hands on this 3rd book.

    As for my 'Top Love Dec'.... I don't know, I mean there're quite a few of them I found when I read those romance novels, and I can't choose them right off the bat, not without trying to tear down my book shelves looking for them first since I don't even know where to begin. Or perhaps my memory has simply left me, or I need to install/upgrade my own memory bank in my noggin here first. :P

  3. Like the commenter J.J., I need an upgrade on my memory to recall my fave five love declarations. I've been reading romances for quite awhile, ever since Gone With the Wind came out, so I guess Gone With the Wind would be number one for me. You are the second author I've heard of who mentioned The Bronze Horseman, so I'm gonna have to check that book out. And, like you, Nina, Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a fave author of mine, but I've liked so many of her stories that I can't pick just one favorite. And I didn't read The Princess Bride but I did see the movie, which is a keeper of a movie. Still, though my memory is faulty, I do have a list of "go to" authors from which I always try buy their newest release so I do remember the names of my fave authors. :-) Again, I'm glad I "met" you on this blog tour, Nina.



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