Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Starving Hearts & Never Past Hope by Janine Mendenhall

Posted December 13, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, giveaway, historical, Janine Mendenhall, mystery/suspense, romance / 12 Comments

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

about the book

SERIES: Triangular Trade Trilogy #1
GENRE: Christian Historical Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Heritage Beacon Fiction
RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2016
PAGES: 300

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Plagued by nightmares, Annette yearns to find her anonymous rescuer — the man who saved her life from a near deadly assault. Deep inside she is starving for companionship and a mutually respectful relationship. When Mr. Peter Adsley, an abolitionist pastor dealing with his own emotional baggage, agrees to a clandestine meeting, the event appears providential. But self-doubt, deception, and the schemes of a mutual enemy threaten to keep the pair apart. A phantom adversary will stop at nothing to win Annette’s dowry for himself, even if it means killing Peter.


Praise for the Book

“Not only is this a delightful regency romance but it is also suspense filled mystery of the very best kind.” – Amazon Review


“The author did a great job, maybe too great a job, describing the slave scenes. Spine tingling and suspenseful. I was biting my nails throughout much of this book.” – Amazon Review

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SERIES: Triangular Trade Trilogy #2
GENRE: Christian Historical Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Heritage Beacon Fiction
RELEASE DATE: September 10, 2018
PAGES: 308

Miss Mary Hope Adsley always considered herself to be the sensible one. But now, her sensibilities are unraveling around a man she thought she knew. After he attempted to marry her best friend—for money, no less—authorities charge Sir Steven Likebridge with masquerading as a gentleman and abduction. With his execution days away, Mary Hope desperately seeks to learn the truth about the man she loves.


Will the truth turn out to be worse than his lies?


Praise for the Book


“I thoroughly enjoyed this clean, historical fiction. . . enjoyed most that it is not the usual presentation of a regency novel.” – Amazon Review


“A lovely story that shows how despicable each of us can be and yet God not only still loves us, but He was willing to die for us.” – Amazon Review

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Never Past Hope
from Chapter 1

Caverswall Manor
Staffordshire, England
10 December 1795

Miss Mary Hope Adsley should have kept her eyes on the door. She could see her bedchamber just a few steps down the hall, and candles lit the passage with its plush carpet and gold-leafed wall coverings. Except as she and Mother moved arm-in-arm, Mary Hope became distracted and glanced up at the ceiling.

Good heavens, even the shadows? She clenched her teeth. Lord, please hasten Mamá. I must get to my room. Because on this most dreadful day, the very shadows above mocked her, jeering and leaping overhead and along the walls, dancing as though in wicked delight.

At the threshold of the shelter Mary Hope so urgently required, Mother hesitated. “I suppose we are alone, again, except for the servants. They are still here—for now.”

Poor Mamá. She sounded as lost and confused as Mary Hope was when she fi rst read the groom’s name on the wedding announcement days before.

“Yes, as we have been for the last few months.” Mary Hope crushed her impatience, hoping Mother had not noticed. “Besides, where else could our staff go? They say we are the kindest in Caverswall, and they have always loved Peter.”

“That is another thing. Your brother’s stay at Betherton Hall: it is for the best, is it not?”

“Without question. Miss Chetwynd is his intended, and with her mother so ill . . . You know how our sweet Annette needs him.”

Mrs. Adsley’s chin drooped. “After today, what mother could carry on as if nothing had happened?” She gripped Mary Hope’s arm. “Do you think Mrs. Chetwynd will survive the apoplexy?”

“Hopefully. But you, Mamá, you need rest too. Will you go to bed now, please?”

about the author

I love losing myself somewhere in time with Downton AbbeyPride and Prejudice or a number of other classics like Jane Eyre and Redeeming Love. I cry over most things Nicholas Sparks (because they usually end sadly) and Amazing Grace, both the movie and the hymn, because they lead to the Ultimate happily ever after.


– 1 winner will receive an Emerald Crown (picture is an example, may not be the same crown)Evening Khaki Lace Wrap, and a print copy of Starving Hearts

– US only

– Ends December 19, 2018

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12 responses to “Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Starving Hearts & Never Past Hope by Janine Mendenhall

  1. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for being part of the book tour for “Starving Hearts” & “Never Past Hope” by Janine Mendenhall. Love the covers! Enjoyed reading the excerpt from “Never Past Hope”. Hoping to have the opportunity to read both these books soon.

  2. Debbie Clatterbuck

    To be honest, I have read Starving Hearts once and loved it, and am looking to read it again. I am hoping to win because I love the prizes and would read the paperback again. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

  3. Vivian Furbay

    Would love to read both books as I like historical fiction. Thanks for the giveaway! If I am blessed to win, I would like print copies. Thanks!

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