Georgana’s Secret Blog Tour

Title: Georgana’s Secret (Proper Romance Regency)
– Author: Arlem Hawks
– Genre: Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Inspirational Fiction
– Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing (January 12, 2021)
– Length: (320) pages
– Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-1629727929
– eBook ASIN: B08Q5MW1SG
– Audiobook ASIN: B08RLRZ65Q
– Tour Dates: January 11 – February 14, 2021

A Regency romance on the high seas. Two hearts yearning to find a safe
harbor, and possibly, a lasting love.
As a young girl, Georgana Woodall dreamed of beautiful dresses, fancy balls,
and falling in love. However, when her mother dies, she cannot face a future
under the guardianship of her abusive grandmother and instead chooses to join
her father on his ship disguised as his cabin boy, “George.”
Lieutenant Dominic Peyton has no time in his life for love, not with his dedication
to His Majesty’s Royal Navy claiming his full attention. While trying to adjust to a
new crew, he strives to be an exemplary officer and leader. When he sees the
captain’s cabin boy being harassed by the crew, he immediately puts a stop to it
and takes the “boy” under his wing. After discovering a number of clues, Dominic
deduces that George is really a woman. Knowing that revealing the cabin boy’s
secret would put her in serious danger from the rowdy crew, Dominic keeps silent
and hides his growing affection for her.
Georgana is quickly losing her heart to Dominic’s compassion and care but is
convinced nothing can come of her affection. She cannot continue to live her life
on the sea, and having already missed too many seasons in London, her
chances of being welcomed back into polite society and finding a suitable
husband are quickly slipping away.

“Hawks crafts a spellbinding tale featuring rich characters and raw emotions set
against the atmospheric backdrop of sea life in all its danger and beauty.
Georgana is a tough protagonist holding her own in a world dominated by men,
while Peyton’s charm and sensitivity marks him as a true gentleman. A hidden
identity, flirtation, and treachery make for a rousing tale to captivate lovers of
historical romances.”— Publishers Weekly

“This tale felt sweepingly cinematic at times and was both action-packed and
heart-wrenching with an immersive narrative.”— Katie Jackson,

Arlem Hawks wove a magnificent tale of adventure and deception and delivered
a happy ever after that was as unconventional as the rest of the story. With so
many stories of romance out there, it is refreshing when one comes along that is
very different than the stories that I am used to. A little adventure always livens
things up fabulously.”— Emily Flynn, Reading with Emily

“Fans of sweet love stories as well as readers who fondly remember those
marvelous old traditional Signet Regencies will quickly succumb to the siren song
of Hawk’s expertly crafted novel, which delivers the perfect blend of Jane Austen-
smart romance and Patrick O’Brian flavored seafaring adventure. Teen romance
readers will cheer on the plucky heroine as she finds the courage to forge her
own path in life and love.”— Booklist, starred review

Arlem Hawks began making up stories before she could write. Living all over the
Western United States and traveling around the world gave her a love of cultures
and people and the stories they have to tell. With her travels came an interest in
history, especially the history of her English heritage. When she isn’t writing,
Arlem is baking her characters’ favorite foods, sewing Regency dresses, learning
how to play the tin whistle, and water coloring. She lives in Arizona with her
husband and two children. Having previously published four historical romance
novellas, Georgana’s Secret is her debut novel.



I love the Proper Romance line books and this most definitely earns its spot in top books! It has action, a sweet friendship to love and is perfectly worded to carry you into sea and seascapes.
While there’s a lot on boat terms that was confusing at first, I don’t think it took away from the book. I do wish there was a diagram for a better idea of what things look like. You are thrown into life at sea, following Georgana and Dominic.
Georgana also known as George on the boat, is disguised as a cabin boy aboard her father’s ship. They’ve kept this secret going for 3 years but the first lieutenant’s kindness is unexpected. She can’t dare any attention in case someone discovers her secret.
Dominic hates leaving his mother every time they leave and she encourages him to find a bride when he returns. How can he ever hope to find a woman who understands his love of the sea? He’s been in the navy for 14 years and doesn’t see it changing anytime soon. He remembers being a cabin boy and working his way up. Poor little George gets bullied by the crew, he just needs someone to how him how to stand up for himself. He’s small for his size though.
I couldn’t put this book down! It was so different from the other regency books I’ve read, even when they’re on a ship. The friendship was sweet to watch. And I had no idea how this was going to end. It was a crazy few months at sea!
Arlem has true talent and I can’t wait to see what other books she writes! This is her debut novel and the book cover is gorgeous!

Join the virtual blog tour of GEORGANA’S SECRET (Proper Romance
Regency), Arlem Hawks’ highly acclaimed debut historical romance novel
January 11 – February 14, 2021. Over forty-five popular blogs specializing in
historical romance, inspirational fiction, and Austenesque fiction will join in the
celebration of its release with excerpts, spotlights, and reviews of this new
Regency-era novel set aboard a Royal Naval ship.

Jan 11 My Jane Austen Book Club Excerpt
Jan 11 Austenprose — A Jane Austen Blog Review
Jan 12 Wishful Endings Review
Jan 12 Lu Reviews Books Review
Jan 13 Lady with a Quill Review
Jan 13 Timeless Novels Review
Jan 14 Reading is My Superpower Review
Jan 14 The Bibliophile Files Review
Jan 15 Randi Loves 2 Read Review
Jan 16 The Christian Fiction Girl Excerpt
Jan 17 Nurse Bookie Review
Jan 18 The Silver Petticoat Review Review
Jan 18 Heidi Reads Review
Jan 19 Bookfoolery Review
Jan 20 Captivated Reading Review
Jan 21 Greenish Bookshelf Review
Jan 21 Bookworm Lisa Review
Jan 22 Among the Reads Review
Jan 23 Gwedalyn’s Books Review
Jan 24 My Bookish Bliss Review
Jan 25 Wishful Endings Excerpt
Jan 25 Christian Chick’s Thoughts Review
Jan 26 Relz Reviewz Review
Jan 27 The Lit Bitch Review
Jan 28 Reading with Emily Review
Jan 29 Books, Teacups & Reviews Review
Jan 30 A Darn Good Read Review
Jan 31 From Pemberley to Milton Spotlight
Jan 31 Impressions in Ink Review
Feb 01 Austenesque Reviews Review
Feb 02 Laura’s Reviews Review
Feb 03 Literary Time Out Review
Feb 04 Chicks, Rogues & Scandals Excerpt
Feb 05 The Bluestocking Review
Feb 05 Library of Clean Reads Review
Feb 06 The Caffeinated Bibliophile Spotlight
Feb 07 So Little Time… Spotlight

Feb 08 The Readathon Review
Feb 09 The Book Diva Reads Excerpt
Feb 09 Books and Socks Rock Review
Feb 10 Our Book Confessions Review
Feb 10 Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen Spotlight
Feb 11 Rosanne E. Lortz Review
Feb 11 Jorie Loves a Story Review
Feb 12 Fire & Ice Excerpt
Feb 13 Cup of Tea with that Book, Please Review
Feb 14 Book Confessions of an Ex-ballerina Review



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