Shannon Dittemore


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I am a huge Jane Austen fan. Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Persuasion.

Ahhhhh… I get goosebumps just thinking about ’em.

So, when I was provided with Linore Rose Burkard’s third Regency Fiction novel to read and review, I was notably giddy. I ordered the first two novels from Amazon so that I’d be all caught up when the third arrived.

I am happy to tell you that I fell in love with her stories.

With a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Linore has put in the elbow grease and her novels show it. With a breathtaking sweep of England in the early 1800’s, her detailed writing pulls you into the story. From gown designs to architecture, Burkard has detailed settings deliciously idyllic, and in some cases appropriately forlorn. And she has done so with an expert hand. She then leaves a stage of quirky characters to keep you entertained and they do so with enchanting results.

The three books have similarities–their cast for example, as well as overlapping story-lines and settings–but each has it own flavor. It’s own mystery. Each story has its own delightful twist. And, I turned every page with glee. I hope you will too.

Her books have been marketed as “Inspirational Fiction for the Jane Austen Soul” and the tag-line fits perfectly. If you fell in love with Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy, you’re sure to love Ariana Forsythe and Phillip Mornay. I’ve reviewed all three books and will include the link to the first book below. So, that I do not spoil your read, I won’t post the link to my reviews of her second and third books. If you’re desperate to read the reviews, I’m sure you’re savvy enough to find them.

You can find a ton of information about Linore and her books on her website, which happens to be my June Site of the Month. Check it out and be blessed.

Click here to read my review of her first novel, Before the Season Ends.


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  • Comment by Linore Rose Burkard — June 5, 2010 @ 12:03 pm

    You’re a blessing! Thank you so much. Now, if I could only finish this latest book I’m working on…..and give you one more to read.
    If all my fans were like you, I’d be on the NY Times list by now. : )

    Have I sent you my short stories yet? They’re just my small way of saying thank you for your reviews. Let me know.
    Thanks Again,



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