Monday, August 11, 2014

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Finding Miss McFarland by Vivienne Lorret

Finding Miss McFarland
Wallflower Weddings Book Three
By: Vivienne Lorret
Releasing August 5th, 2014
Avon Romance


Fans of historical romance authors Lorraine Heath and Sophie Jordan will adore Vivienne Lorret's latest Wallflower Wedding novel. 

Delaney McFarland is on the hunt for a husband—preferably one who needs her embarrassingly large dowry more than a dutiful wife. After the unspeakable incident at her debut, Delaney knows marrying for love is off the table, but a marriage of convenience—one that leaves her free to live the life she chooses—is the next best thing, never mind what that arrogant, devilishly handsome Mr. Croft thinks. Delaney plans to marry for money … or not at all.

Ever since the fiery redhead burst into his life—in a most memorable way—Griffin Croft hasn't been able to get Miss McFarland out of his mind. Now, with the maddening woman determined to hand over her fortune to a rake, Griffin knows he must step in. He must help her. He must not kiss her. But when Griffin's noble intentions flee in a moment of unexpected passion, his true course becomes clear: tame Delaney's wild heart and save her from a fate worse than death … a life without love.

My Thoughts:

I have to say that Finding Miss McFarland happen to be a cute read. I mean there were funny parts of the story. I mean you have Delaney who is a bit of a walking disaster whenever she's around Griffin Croft. So, she goes out her way to avoid the man. However, there is more to Delaney than meets the eye. She can be socially awkward in the eyes of society, but she has a hard time living down what happen her first season. Man those people never forget a thing. Yet, she does want to help those who are a little less fortunate. 

Now Griffin. He needs to marry and produce an heir, because wants to make sure his mother and sisters are taken care of if anything happens to him. Man he's a planner. So, his family is so generously helping him try to find a suitable bride. However, they seem to be rooting for Miss McFarland in around about way. Gotta love family. 

Anyway, Delaney wants to marry someone who is desperate need for money, and avoid a love match. At points in the story you see her longing for what her friends have, but she wants to avoid the same disaster as her parents marriage. Then you have Griffin who wants to marry someone that is a perfect fit for him. So, during the story you see Griffin and Delaney colliding into one another, but are trying to avoid each other until Griffin's father kind of made the observation. Of course makes Griffin want to pursue Delaney to prove that she can't dodge him.

Overall, Finding Miss McFarland is a cute read. It does have cute moments throughout the story. I do like the pursuit of Griffin for Delaney. I think I like the story cause Griffin is usually calm, cool, and collective, but when he's around Delaney he just loses it. Then you have Delaney who is a spitfire, who wants to prove a point, and who wants to garnish her fathers love.

On a side note: You can read this story can be read anytime after Daring Miss Danvers if you choose.

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Author Info
I fell in love with fairy tales and the romance behind happily ever after at a very young age. Like a lot of you, I tweaked the fables bit by bit in my imagination until they suited me perfectly. By the time I was eleven, a teacher encouraged me to start writing.
Throughout the years that followed, my teachers remained my most fervent supporters, giving me the tools I needed to continue my journey as a writer.
My husband and I have two teenage boys, who are heroes in their own right. For now, we live in a small Midwestern town near Lake Michigan…until a time in the future when a new adventure calls us to other shores.
I am currently working on my next novel, but I always enjoy hearing from my readers. Feel free to email me at

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  1. Hello Vivienne! I enjoy the marriage of convenience (money) trope in historical romances. I enjoy the back and forth and the gradual succumbing of the hero to the heroine despite the original intentions of their coming together. I get a lot of laughs from their "back and forth" relationship.

  2. I haven't read this series yet, but I love wallflowers and bluestocking heroines. They're usually much deeper than they appear. ;)

    Marcy Shuler