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Celebrate Lit: Revealing the Truth by Lorri Dudley


About the Book

Book: Revealing the Truth

Author: Lorri Dudley

Genre: Historical Romance

Release date: May 30, 2023


His suspect holds a secret, but can he uncover the truth before she steals his heart?


When Katherine Jenkins is rescued from the side of the road, half-frozen and left for dead, her only option is to stay silent about her identity or risk being shipped back to her ruthless guardian, who will kill to get his hands on her inheritance and the famous Jenkins Lipizzaner horses. But even under the pretense of amnesia, she cannot shake the memory of her sister and Katherine’s need to reach her before their guardian, or his marauding bandits, finish her off. Will she be safe in the earl’s manor, or will the assailant climbing through her window be the death of her?


British spy, Stephen Hartington’s assignment to uncover an underground horse-thieving ring brings him home to his family’s manor, and the last thing he expected was to be struck with a candlestick upon climbing through the guest chamber window. The manor’s feisty and intriguing new house guest throws Stephen’s best-laid plans into turmoil and raises questions about the timing of her appearance, the convenience of her memory loss, and her impeccable riding skills. Could he be housing the horse thief he’d been ordered to capture—or worse, falling in love with her?

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About the Author

Lorri Dudley has been a finalist in numerous writing contests and has a master’s degree in Psychology. She lives in Ashland, Massachusetts with her husband and three teenage sons, where writing romance allows her an escape from her testosterone filled household. Find her online at www.lorridudley.com.

More from Lorri

Horses, spies, and romance…


Horse stealing in Regency England was a lucrative venture. In some instances, a sale would bring in the equivalent of a quarter of a year’s income. If caught, however, horse thievery held a high price—capital punishment, typically by hanging. Criminals were a varied group, ranging from child pranksters stealing their neighbor’s workhorse for a joy ride to professional horse-thieving rings who transported their contraband a considerable distance, over 31 miles (or 50 kilometers) and sometimes internationally. They traveled to avoid buyers who’d recognize stolen property.



The British spy network of the Regency era didn’t yet hold the famous name MI6. Instead, it formed two departments the War Department, which handled international matters, and the Home Office, which dealt with domestic issues. Revealing the Truth’s hero, Lord Stephen Hartington, works as a contracted spy for the Home Office, assigned to catch horse thieves in his hometown near the rolling hills and flowing rivers of England’s Cotswolds.


The heroine, Katherine Jenkins, has reservations regarding love and trust. She inherited the well-known Jenkin’s Lipizzaner horses, and her fortune attracts her ruthless guardian. He has two options to get his hands on her money that won’t raise her solicitor’s suspicions—marry her or have her meet with a seemingly accidental demise. Due to her guardian’s actions and Katherine’s fiancée’s rejection after her parents passed, it’s no wonder she’s hesitant about love. Through watching Stephen’s interactions with his family, God heals her heart enough to take steps of faith, but allegations of her being a horse thief threaten to undo the progress she’s made.


The seeds of Revealing the Truth were first planted when I was in the seventh grade. I used to carry an idea notebook and jot down scenes whenever inspired. My mother found my old notebook a few years ago and mailed it to me. In it were faded pencil scrawls about a girl escaping into the cold night and collapsing. She’s taken in by kind passersby who nurse her back to health, only to be surprised when their handsome young son climbs in through her bedroom window and so enters Stephen into Katherine’s life.


Enjoy!


To learn more, check out my website at lorridudley.com or wildheartbooks.org or watch the Revealing the Truth book trailer by clicking here: Revealing the Truth book trailer.


Blog Stops

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, June 4 (Author Interview)

Betti Mace, June 8



Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Lorri is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon Gift Card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


My Review:


I received this book free through Celebrate Lit tours, but the opinions are my own.


This time you might think I was being paid (I'm not)...because I truly enjoyed this book. The faked amnesia plot was very well done and I enjoyed so much how the hero stood by the heroine no matter what.


This is a book with Lords and ladies, mystery and intrigue, and most important of all, faith. I have now got to the point that I don't really enjoy historical fiction where faith isn't a factor--when you consider how much faith was a part of most people's lives during that time.


I highly recommend this book--it's a fast read and enjoyable.


Readers, what's your fave read lately that is full of suspense and intrigue?

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Roxanne Cruz
Roxanne Cruz
06 de jun. de 2023

So glad to know there is a strong faith element in Revealing the Truth. Historical romance and mystery are a favorite combination for me.

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ChristinaSinisi-Author
ChristinaSinisi-Author
07 de jun. de 2023
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I agree...I love the combination. Sorry for the slight delay in reply--the system wouldn't let me in earlier! Blessings. :)

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Mike Law
Mike Law
06 de jun. de 2023

This should be a fantastic novel.

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ChristinaSinisi-Author
ChristinaSinisi-Author
07 de jun. de 2023
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It was. I will say that I pictured the heroine as more beautiful than the cover image. :)

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Convidado:
06 de jun. de 2023

Love this concept. Thanks for the review!

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ChristinaSinisi-Author
ChristinaSinisi-Author
07 de jun. de 2023
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You are so welcome! Hope you have a fabulous day!

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Debra Pruss
Debra Pruss
06 de jun. de 2023

I love the cover. Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you. Have a fabulous week.

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ChristinaSinisi-Author
ChristinaSinisi-Author
07 de jun. de 2023
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You, too! I hope all is well with your new mode of transportation. :)

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Convidado:
05 de jun. de 2023

Sounds like a book I would enjoy!

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ChristinaSinisi-Author
ChristinaSinisi-Author
07 de jun. de 2023
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I think so... :)

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