Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Isabella's Heart Book Blitz


Isabella's Heart
Author: Diane Merill Wigginton
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Self-published
Published: April 4th, 2017
Pages: 348
In this follow-up, to Wigginton’s (Angelina’s Secret), the focus is on Isabella Deveraux, the daughter of Lady Angelina Marguerite Amelia Deveraux, the heroine of the first book. As the story begins, Isabella experiences a disturbing dream about her twin brother, Charlie, on the eve of her 19th birthday. We quickly learn that Isabella has a sixth sense, just like her mother’s, and when she dreams about Charlie’s abduction in London, it’s more than a simple nightmare. She sets off immediately to London, setting into motion events that require her to reunite with her grandparents and eventually her parents, from whom she has been estranged from for years. Complicating matters further, Isabella’s grandfather hires an Irish mercenary to help her locate and rescue her brother and his two school mates. Forced to prove her worth to the mercenary Captain, she is placed in a compromising position and in doing so must open herself up to other emotions that she is not be yet ready for. The Captain is a handsome but brooding man, with a brutish disposition, who is willing to save the lives of three privileged young men, for the right price. Aiden Townsend decides that the best way to avoid suspicion as they travel the Irish country side in search of the abducted men is to pretend to be lovers. Despite Isabella’s grave concern for her reputation, she grudgingly gives her consent to the arrangement and romantic chaos ensues. The romantic tension between Isabella and Aiden intensifies as the search for Charlie also ramps up. During this fast-paced, action-packed tale, readers are treated to many rich historical details about political unrest in Ireland, lending credence to the story’s setting. It is a fun, action packed read with just the right amount of sexual tension to keep even the most seasoned romance reader engaged.

I was born Diane Michelle Brewer, but write under my current legal name, Diane Merrill Wigginton. I was born in Riverside, CA and moved to San Diego when I was eight. It was there that I met my now BFF Gigi Burke. We were in the 3rd grade together, but didn't really become BFF's until a few years later. Her father use to say that we were thick as thieves and that one of us could lie, and the other one would swear to it. He wasn't wrong. Gigi now lives in Idaho, but we still talk all of the time. I moved to the Sacramento area in 2001 with my husband of eighteen years. When we were married in 1998, I brought a son and a daughter to the marriage and he gave me 3 wonderful son's and nine months after saying "I do" we received another surprise, another son. That's right, a honeymoon child. We are blessed with 5 son's and 1 daughter. In addition we have 3 grandson's and 2 granddaughters. We live in the small community of Herald, 45 minutes south, from downtown Sacramento on a 51/2 acre ranch, that we call home. I love it here and enjoy fresh fruit and nuts from our trees.

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