Contest: Rose Gordon

You are cordially invited to take part in helping Rose Gordon celebrate her upcoming book, His Brother’s Wife, which will be out in the spring. I believe the tentative date is in April.

Due to an error through the printers, there is a slight, but noticeable, blue line that goes through the text of her copies of His Yankee Bride. Unable to give them to libraries or bookstores, Rose is giving away or donating her books to different venues. She was gracious and generous enough to let us run this contest.

Unfortunately, due to shipping costs, this is open only to US residents.

At nineteen John Banks decides to board a ship bound for America—oblivious of who he’ll find when he arrives.

Having grown up on a large indigo plantation, the expressive and possibly overdramatic, Carolina Ellis can hardly wait to see what the gentlemen of Charleston will be like. But alas, they were not what she’d been hoping for. Ball after ball and dance after dance, Carolina is disappointed time and again.

Then she sees him…

Boston and Philadelphia held no appeal to John, so on a suggestion from a friend, he headed south to the booming town of Charleston, South Carolina. Not meaning to become the center of attention, John becomes exactly that when he walks right into the largest social event of the year dressed like nothing more than a poor drifter.

So what is a penniless man to do when in such a situation? The only thing he can do: rely on his sense of humor to extinguish the tension.

Immediately, Carolina takes a shine to this unusual man and his equally unusual humor and is determined she will do whatever it takes to marry him—Southern aristocracy be damned.



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58 thoughts on “Contest: Rose Gordon

  1. Jeanne Miro says:

    Hi Rose!

    I feel guilty saying I’m happy the printers made an error but I’d love to win a copy of His Brother’s Wife because I was trying to figure out how to tell my husband I’d rather read one of your books than celebrate his birthday which is in April!

    At least I have a excuse for not liking his birthday – he’s 5 months younger than I am and every year in the 43 years we’ve been married he remind me that he tells all his friends that he married an “older woman! On the other hand if I’m lucky enough to be of the winners maybe I will read His Brother’s Wife on his birthday but I’ll be nice and read it while I’m making his birthday cake!

  2. erinf1 says:

    Congrats to Rose on the new release! It’s unfortunate about the printing error and thanks for being so generous! I guess my question is: what was the most fun thing you did to “research” your book?

  3. Hi Jeanne, that is too funny! One of my all-time closest friends and I are one day apart, with her a year older. When we were kids, she’d always remind everyone she was ONE DAY older than me. She became a teenager before me. She became eligible to drive a car before. She was 16 and able to date a day before me. She was 18 and then 21 one day before me. On and on. Now, we’re in our mid-to-late 20s and I like to remind her that she’ll hit 30 (and 40 and 50 and 60 and 70 and God willing 80, 90 and 100) before me!

    Erin, about a year ago I had a book come out titled Her Imperfect Groom. In the book, two academics have a duel with swords. Really, this duel would have been more effective with chess pieces, but that’s beside the point, they went out with duels. Now, I needed one to get hurt, but since they were both supposed to be likable characters, it needed to be by accident. This really isn’t a problem since usually it’s not the nerds who swing swords. But nonetheless, that was the situation, so my husband and I took dowel rods and had a mock duel in our living room where we choreographed the entire thing and came up with a way for one to accidentally injure the other. In reference to the book listed as a giveaway, we drove to Charleston, South Carolina, the city where it takes place and did some really fun research.

    Thank you both for coming by.

    I wanted to say something about the printing error of the books, the line is not throughout the text, it is just on the back cover and only goes through about half a line of the description. Oh, and for some strange reason, there are three capital letters within the book description on the back that are in the middle of words. Very strange.

  4. Jeanne Miro says:

    Rose – You mentioned to Erin about going to Charleston, SC where your book takes place. We were fortunate that our younger son chose to go to The Citadel in Charleston for college and we also have friends that live there.

    My son loved it so much he took a job in South Carolina when he graduated and has had the pleasure of living in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville with his wife and three children.

    I love the way you bring a location to life in your books so that those readers who haven’t been fortunate enough to visit there get a true feeling of what it was like to live there.

  5. Anne says:

    Your book sounds captivating and special. This era is fascinating to read about and learning about your writing was interesting. Congratulations and best wishes.

    • Thank you, Anne.

      I love the era, too. I was a little wary at first since it was out of my comfort zone (which is usually Regencies), but I really liked writing about post Revolutionary War America.

  6. Maria D. says:

    I have to admit that I’ve never read a book by Rose Gordon but I love the cover to His Yankee Bride and it’s great that Rose is willing to giveaway the books like she is doing. I love that the setting is in Charleston too because it’s such a beautiful city and a great setting – especially during that time period. Cool that she gave the hero a sense of humor too. Thanks for the giveaway

    • I think I almost swooned! Never? Well, to quote a heroine I once wrote, “A free book is the best kind”. So this just might be a good way for us to become acquainted!

      In all seriousness, I’m glad you like the cover. It’s one of my absolute favorites. It just “fits” the heroine and the book on so many levels.

      Thanks for coming by.

  7. Crystal says:

    HI Rose! I have not had the pleasure to read one of your books but this sounds really great. It’s stinks about the printer error but what a great opportunity for us readers 🙂

    • Thanks, Crystal, I’m glad you like the sound of it.

      It was a bit disappointing to find the error on the back of the book, but I think it all worked out like it should have!

  8. Lisa Painter says:

    It’s always a shame when the printers mess something up, but it’s great you give these away! Hope I’m lucky enough to get a copy!

  9. Jessica Snow says:

    I’m sorry to hear about the error with the printing of the book. I wanted to congratulate you though and look forward to checking this out.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  10. Carol L says:

    I’m also sorry about the mistake during printing but I’m happy you were willing to give them for the giveaway. 🙂 I love settings in South Carolina during this time frame. It sounds like an interesting read . I hope it get the chance to read your book. Thanks again for this opportunity.
    Carol L..

  11. Nancy Goldberg Levine says:

    I’m sorry about the printing error, Rose, but I’d love to win a copy of the book — it sounds wonderful.

  12. Nicole S. says:

    I’d love to win a book! I hate that little imperfections make things unsellable. Some people are just too picky.

  13. Jessa says:

    I haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading one of Rose’s books, but I can’t wait to do so. I’ve heard many wonderful things about her and her writing so I jumped at the chance to win a copy of one of her books! The blurb definitely sounds interesting.

    My question to Rose would be: Do you listen to music while you write? And if so, what type?

    Thanks for the great giveaway! 🙂

    • Good things??? About me? About my books?? I must ask, were these people you’d trust? *grins* I’m glad to hear you’ve heard favorable things about me. I try to keep my less-favorable attributes away from my writing.

      I do listen to music. I’m an Oklahoma girl so I listen to country songs (but none about cheating!).

  14. Lisa Ringsby says:

    I love your books and even though I have a Kindle Fire, I still crave real paper! 🙂 I have always wondered…while you are writing, what is your favorite go to snack?

    • Lisa, first let me thank you for having read my books! I’m honored that they are keeping company on your Kindle Fire.

      Sadly, I have had to slow down on the snacking as I write as it’s created a not-so-flattering result! So when I do snack, it’s an apple. Isn’t that exciting? (Way back when, it was York Peppermint Patties or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups…)

  15. Sandy Kenny says:

    Thanks so much for this opportunity. Sorry to hear about the troubles with printing. It was so nice of you to offer this, though. Anyway, keep up the awesome work!

  16. Rose Gordon is a new to me author thanks so much for introducing me to her work. His Yankee Bride and His Brother’s Wife sound like books I would love and should read. I am so adding them to my to be read pile.

  17. Virginia Brady says:

    I am so in love with all of Rose’s books but “His Yankee Bride” is my favorite. I love the end and how much they love their daughters and are willing to look at them with tenderness inspire of their mistakes. I got to the end of this book and was blown away by how seamlessly it opened up the first 3 books. I am SO excited for the rest of her books!

    • Thank you, Virginia! That was actually one of the easiest epilogues for me to write (the one before it was pretty easy, too, though).

      In my opinion, I think after reading His Yankee Bride, you can see a little bit of Brooke, Madison and Liberty in Carolina and vice versa. An imperfect, quirky family to be sure, but very loving, too.

  18. Sarah says:

    I picked up Her Secondhand Groom when it was on sale just on a whim, and I subsequently devoured all of Rose’s other writings. Love her Groom Series! Looking forward to reading His Yankee Bride.

  19. Heather Garcia says:

    I just started reading your books and absolutely LOVE them!! I’m sorry that some got messed up in printing but at the same time kinda glad!! Hope I can get one!

      • Heather Garcia says:

        Love them! I have read the Scandalous Sisters already and am half way through with the Grooms Series! I must say I was very happy when Lady Olivia went away made me laugh at her misfortune I just feel bad for her children, and obviously her husband.

  20. I love the fact you are giving away and donating all the misprinted copies. The story line also captures my attention and I would love to read this story.

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