I am absolutely THRILLED to be participating in my dear friend Kaye's cover-reveal contest for her upcoming B&H novel Follow the Heart, releasing in May 2013. For her upcoming series Kaye is tapping into a fascinating period in British history -- the Victorian age and the opening of the Great Exhibition! Without further ado, keep reading for all the info you need on Kaye's upcoming release and the chance to win one of five signed copies when Follow the Heart releases in May (if this year is any indication, May will be here before we know it)!
Isn't this cover absolutely GORGEOUS?!
Follow the Heart by Kaye Dacus
Book 1 in The Great Exhibition Series
Coming from B&H Publishing in May 2013
Kate Dearing’s life is turned upside down when her father loses everything in a railroad land speculation and she and her brother are shipped off to their mother’s brother, Sir Anthony, in England with one edict: marry money.
Though their uncle tries to ensure Kate finds matrimonial prospects only among the highest echelon of British society, her attentions stray to the one of the least eligible people at her uncle’s home—the garden designer.
Trying to push her feelings for the handsome—but not wealthy—man aside, Kate’s prospects brighten when a friend of Sir Anthony’s, a wealthy viscount, shows favorable interest in her. But will marrying for the financial security of her family be the right thing to do, when her heart is telling her she’s making a mistake?
Mandates . . . money . . . matrimony. Who will follow the heart?
Scavenger Hunt Trivia:
Directions: Each participating blog has both an answer and a question—but the answers and questions aren’t on the same blog. DON’T POST YOUR ANSWERS HERE! Collect the questions and answers in an e-mail—along with the address of the site where you found each—to be sent to Kaye Dacus once you’re confident you have all of them and be entered to win one of FIVE signed copies of Follow the Heart when it releases in May 2013. Visit http://kayedacus.com for the list of participating sites in the scavenger hunt and rules for entering the contest.
Question: What was the building called that housed the Great Exhibition, and who designed it?
Answer: The Great Exhibition opened on May 1, 1851, and closed on October 11, 1851. And one of the most frequent visitors was Queen Victoria herself. “May 1. This day is one of the greatest and most glorious days of our lives, with which to my pride and joy the name of my dearly beloved Albert is for ever associated!”
Please leave a comment here sharing what intrigues you most about Follow the Heart, or your favorite book or film set during this time period! Or just say hi. :) (Remember, if you're participating in the scavenger hunt, you must leave a comment here in order to be eligible for the prizes!)