Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Exclusive Sneak Peek: The Worthington Wife by Sharon Page + Giveaway (US/Can)

The Worthington Wife (Roaring Twenties #2)
Sharon Page

Sharon Page sparkles in this poignant and irresistibly entertaining follow-up to her breakout novel, An American Duchess

Lady Julia Hazelton is the most dazzling among 1920s England's bright young things. But rather than choosing the thrill of wanton adventure like so many of her contemporaries, Julia shocks society with her bold business aspirations. Determined to usher the cursed Worthington estate into a prosperous, modern new era, and thus preserve her beloved late fiancé's legacy, the willful Julia tackles her wildest, most unexpected adventure in Cal Carstairs, the reluctant new Earl of Worthington.

The unconventional American artist threatens everything Julia seeks to protect while stirring desires she thought had died in the war. For reasons of his own, Cal has designed the ultimate revenge. Rather than see the estate prosper, he intends to destroy it. But their impulsive marriage—one that secures Julia's plans as well as Cal's secrets—proves that passion is ambition's greatest rival. Unless Cal ends his quest to satisfy his darkest vendetta, he stands to ruin his Worthington wife and all her glittering dreams.


Julia stormed back toward the drawing room.

How could she have felt a sudden, dizzying whoosh for that man?

The whoosh had been something she’d experienced with Anthony—that sudden feeling of the world stopping on its trajectory, while she looked into his eyes as if for the very first time.

She’d felt it with Dougal Campbell within minutes of meeting him. It had been when he had begun to describe the surgery he had performed to repair a child’s leg and save it from amputation. Her head had swum a little at the thought of an operation, but she had fallen in love with him right then, right there, because he had been so passionate about what he’d done.

Dougal—well, she’d lost Dougal forever now. He was marrying the daughter of a doctor, a girl who would make the perfect doctor’s wife. She was happy for him—he de¬served the perfect wife.

But after caring so deeply for Dougal, how could she have had that devastating moment of—of something with Cal?

He actually thought he could kiss her after what he’d threatened to do to Worthington. Well, really! And she now knew why she had been riveted to the spot, unable to move. She had been shocked. That was all.

The man was infuriating. Not because he was angry and hurting—she could understand that, if his family had been rejected by the previous earl. His father had been disowned after all.

No, he was infuriating because his mind was closed. This was the modern world—every breath you took was full of change. He must let the past go.

Destroying something never fixed anything. Heaping on more pain never made pain go away. She was certain of it. Healing was the most important thing in the world. Zoe had healed Nigel, helping him finally escape the way the War had hurt him. Her mother needed to heal more from the grief of losing Will—if Mother could, she could be happier.

Julia knew the power of healing. She had to make Cal see it.

“Julia.”

She almost collided with the Duke of Bradstock as he stepped out of the shadows.

Frowning, he looked down at her. “You were outside with that American, Julia. I saw him follow you out onto the ter¬race. Did you invite him out there?” he demanded.

James had followed her. Why? Because Cal had?

“I went out on the terrace for some air,” she said. “Then the new earl joined me.”

About the Author


New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Sharon Page is author of more than 20 books. Sharon has won two RT Bookreviews Reviewers’ Choice Awards, two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Colorado Award of Romance, and the Golden Quill.

The mother of two children and wife of a terrifically supportive husband, Sharon has a degree in Industrial Design and worked in structural engineering before fulfilling her dream of becoming an author.



Giveaway!


Books à la Mode is giving away one print copy of The Worthington Wife—yay!

To enter, all you have to do is tell me in the comments below:
Which 20th century American decade is your favorite and why?
Please make your comment MEANINGFUL. Comments solely consisting of stock responses or irrelevant fluff like "Thanks for the giveaway!" will not be considered for entry. Sharon and I really want to hear from you guys! :)

I would say 1940's for the fashion and the 80's for the music! But on a practical level, I would only want to live in present-day US :)

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