About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Bride by Blackmail by Debbie Lynne Costello: Blog Tour & Giveaway


A broken heart, a controlling father, and an intrusive Scot leave Charlotte Jackson reeling. Accused of stealing an heirloom pin, she must choose between an unwanted marriage and the ruin of her family name. With the futures of her three younger sisters at stake, as well as her own reputation, Charlotte must navigate through injustice to find forgiveness and true happiness.

Eager to find the traitor that caused the death of his brother, Duncan Mackenzie comes to America and attempts to fit in with Charleston society. But when the headstrong Charlotte catches his eye, Duncan takes on a second mission—acquiring the lass's hand. After being spurned several times, he uses unconventional ways of winning her heart.


There are so many reasons why I loved this book! It has mystery, an inspirational message, and an unusual romance between two very intriguing characters. Charlotte Jackson may be a Southern belle but she is an extremely strong-willed and progressive young woman who finds herself being courted by a Scottish man with a secret agenda. Author Debbie Lynne Costello fills her story with adventure, danger, and powerful chemistry between Charlotte and Duncan but the deceit that Duncan uses to claim her as his bride may end up destroying their marriage. Will Charlotte be able to truly forgive his actions? Can she leave her home and family behind to follow him to Scotland?

I was captivated by Bride by Blackmail and I recommend it to all who enjoy historical Christian romance.

I was given a complimentary digital copy of this book. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Debbie Lynne Costello has enjoyed writing stories since she was about eight years old. She raised her family and then embarked on her own career of writing the stories that had been begging to be told. She and her husband have four children and live in upstate South Carolina.

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Bride by Blackmail  Book 1 in Moonlight and Magnolia Series Coming in September 15th 2020 
Cup of Christmas Cheer (Guideposts Books) 
Sword of Forgiveness Book 1 in Winds of Change Series (Medieval)
Sword of the Matchmaker Novella in the Winds of Change Series

The Perfect Bride Novella in the Winds of Change Series

Sword of Trust Book 2 in Winds of Change Series coming 2020

Shattered Memories Book 1 in The Charleston Earthquake Series


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  1. Love the title of this blog!!!! And I'm a huge fan of Debbie Lynne!


    1. Thank you Connie, and I agree, Debbie Lynne is the best!

    2. Ladies, You are so sweet! Thank you so much for your kind words. I am thrilled that you like my stories!

      Connie S. Thank you for having me on your blog! I look forward to meeting your followers!