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Sometimes I even give away my own novels. My Inspirational romances and devotionals are pictured below and are detailed on my Books page. You can always count on a trace of humor in my novels and nonfiction. Whether you're a teen or a woman mature in years, I think these stories will ring true.

Read on, and discover some of today's most appealing Inspirational novelists, their latest books, and their words of wisdom and imagination. Enjoy!

Monday, January 11, 2021

Linore Burkard and Free Books!

“Burkard combines elements of Sense and Sensibility and The Importance of Being Earnest to craft a delightful and comedic story that will certainly please historical fiction aficionados and those who enjoy wholesome, romantic stories.” Kirkus Review

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of Barbara Britton's Biblical novel, Lioness: Mahlah's Journey, is:


Congratulations! We'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's chat with Linore Burkard, author of the traditional (sweet and clean) Regency romance, Miss Tavistock’s Mistake: The Brides of Mayfair, Book One (Lilliput Press, June 2020).

Linore Rose Burkard is a serious watcher of period films, a Janeite, and hopeless romantic. An award-winning author best known for Inspirational Regency Romance, her first book opened the genre for the CBA. 

Besides historical romance, Linore writes contemporary suspense (The Pulse Effex Series, as L.R. Burkard), contemporary romance (Falling In), and romantic short stories.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

I like making homemade versions of things, from laundry detergent and toothpaste to cheese.

Well, you've probably kept yourself busy during the lockdown, then! What a convenient talent for these times. 

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Miss Tavistock's Mistake.

The story hinges on mistaken identity and misunderstandings, which, although it may sound familiar, has unique twists. Miss Tavistock is very young, lovable, and gets caught in her own web (the “mistake” the title refers to). 

As she and the hero, Captain Rempeare, are thrown together and get to know each other, romance blossoms, but the web thickens—rather humorously—until it seems there is no escape. 

The story question is, how can she undo her mistake without losing the love of the honorable hero?

What is it about Miss Tavistock that will make your readers care about her?

She’s forthright and wears her heart on her sleeve to a humorous level. When the book opens, she’s a child who has just lost her parents. Readers empathize with her quickly.

The year 2020 was a rough one for most of us. What do you think God wants you to focus on in 2021?

Finding my peace and rest in Him. The more the world disappoints us, the more we are reminded that we’re just pilgrims passing through. But digging deep into the Word is the only way, in my experience, to find that promised peace. It’s not incidental. It can’t be manufactured. It comes from God as we soak in His Word, and so that’s where I need to focus.

I so agree. I find myself worrying about the future quite a lot these days, more for my kids and grandkids than for myself. But God is in control, and He provides peace during those times of worry. He has a plan and loves us, so we do need to lean on Him and His Word.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

Something New, by P.G. Wodehouse. I loved the humor, much of it tongue-in-cheek, as well as the wonderful, easy descriptions of characters. Wodehouse captures people with all their eccentricities—he loves to capture eccentrics—and it makes for very funny reading. He always manages to get a sweet, light love story in the mix of satire, comedy, and manners. Right now I’m reading his complete works.

I'm a big Wodehouse fan too--a bit like Oscar Wilde in his humor and ability to poke fun at the upper class of his time. 

Where else can readers find you online?

My website is www.LinoreBurkard.com

I’m on Facebook but transitioning to FreedomBook and MeWe. For now, my reader’s group is still on Facebook and I welcome readers to join me there. I post illustrations and images from the Regency as well as book news and sales. Come on over! Facebook.com/LinoreBurkardReadersGroup

The book can be purchased online via the following button:

Readers, you can read a sample of the book HERE by clicking on Look Inside.

Finally, Linore, what question would you like to ask my readers?

What period of historical romance do you most enjoy reading, and why?

Thank you, Linore, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Linore has offered to give away a free copy of her book. To enter, click on the word "comments" below to reach the comments page, and leave your answer and your email in answer to Linore's above question. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

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Patricia Hawes said...

I like to win,especially good books.

Melanie Backus said...

I enjoy war time romances.
mauback55 at gmail dot com

Virginia C said...

Thank you, Linore and Trish, for a great interview and a great giveaway. As a young reader, I loved Georgette Heyer, Barbara Cartland, and the Great Gothics--still love them today. In many ways, I identify with true Regency heroines--alas, I am still waiting for my hero!

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Caryl Kane said...

Hey Trish and Linore! I enjoy the medieval era with the knights and castles!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun book to read! Vivian Furbay jtandviv (at) q (dot) com

Trish Perry said...

Oh, Virginia, I cut my young teen teeth on the gothics! Also the medieval, stealing-the-thrown stories. I need to read some more of those--it's been too long.

Linore Rose Burkard said...

Hello ladies and Trish,
Thanks for having me here on your lovely blog, Trish. And thanks ladies for stopping by. It’s great to hear from avid readers who know the value of heartwarming romance. Good luck to you all in the drawing!



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