Author on Author Book Review ~ Miss Winters Proposes by @FrancesFowlkes

Miss Winters Proposes
Release Date: February 9th, 2015
Genre: Historical Romance
Published by: Entangled Scandalous
Page Count: 203 pages

An unseemly proposal...

Juliet Winters has come up with a wonderfully devious plan to avoid marrying her vile cur of a cousin. First, she'll propose marriage to her handsome, reclusive neighbor, Lord Colwyn. Then, once she has both name and financial support, she'll be able to pursue her true (if rather unladylike) passion -- breeding dogs. But when Lord Colwyn rejects her proposal... Juliet must take matters into her own hands.

The last thing Benjamin Colwyn expected was for the spirited Juliet to blackmail him into marriage -- especially not by kidnapping his beloved canine companion. Yet despite his yearning for peace and isolation, he finds himself wanting to help her, if only to protect her from a marriage to a disreputable scoundrel. He certainly doesn't expect the woman who pilfered his dog to steal his heart, as well.

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Historical Romance has become one of my favorite genres in recent years. So many things can happen throughout history. In all these stories of love, adventure, and intrigue, I have never read one with a storyline as unique and remarkable as Miss Winters Proposes.

Frances Fowlkes takes us on the journey of two people with one singular passion. Dogs. Hunting dogs to be exact. Juliet has always loved the business of breading dogs with her father, but now she has a line of her own that she wishes to breed. Benjamin has led a solitary life with only one true companion, his dog, Artemis. When Juliet realizes she's in need of a husband to get out from under the thumb of her father's heir and her almost intended, she resorts to blackmailing Benjamin, her neighbor, into marrying her. She threatens to hold the pregnant Artemis hostage until they are wed.

One might think love wouldn't be in the cards for a couple that would start out this way, but soon the passion ignites between the dog loving couple. Benjamin is outraged in the beginning. Once he hears the name of her cousin, his opinion quickly changes. Fowlkes keeps us guessing as to the deep, dark past Benjamin shares with the vile cousin, Frederick Winters.

This story shocked, amazed, and left me with a feeling of awe. Juliet and Benjamin were perfectly imperfect for each other. Her deep devotion matched his stubbornness at times, but in the end, all was righted through the love of their dogs and each other.

Thank you to Frances Fowlkes and Entangled Publishing for gifting me with a copy of Miss Winters Proposes in exchange for an honest review. I can't wait to dig into some of Fowlkes' other stories, especially The Duke's Obsession.


About the Author

After viewing her all-time favorite love story, “Anne of Green Gables”, at the impressionable age of ten, Frances Fowlkes has been obsessed with affable boy-next door heroes, red-heads, and romance stories with lots of “highfaluting mumbo jumbo” written within their pages. It only seems natural then that she married the boy who used to pull on her curls in her high school English class, had not one, but THREE red-headed boys, and penned multiple love stories with bits of flowery prose.

When not writing, Frances loves spending time with her family, fangirling, and planning her next vacation.

Frances Fowlkes, originally a northern mid-westerner, now lives in the southeast with her ardent hero of a husband, three playful and rambunctious boys, and one spoiled standard poodle.

A self-professed Anglophile and summa cum laude graduate of LeTourneau University, Frances Fowlkes combines her passion for happily-ever-afters with her interests in both American and English histories.

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