Sunday, June 11, 2017

Luana Stewart @Luanna_Stewart Author of Enchanted Keepsakes If Wishes Were Earls #Cornwall, #HistoricalRomance, #Magic

Hi Rochelle, thanks for letting me hang out again with all your fans and readers!

I was going to talk about big life changes and how to keep writing amidst upheaval. I’d written an entire blog post about what I’ve been up to for the past few months. Namely, surviving the hubby’s retirement (he’s home all day!), selling the house (it sold before we even listed it!), packing all our stuff (who needs all this stuff?), and saying goodbye to the world’s best neighbours (sob!).

But rather than focus on the negative (most of what I’d written was sorta-kinda whiney, LOL,) I’ll rejoice in the positive. After living away for over thirty years I’ve returned to Nova Scotia, the land of my birth. Huzzah!!

Two things convinced me to change the focus of this post. The first was going for a hike to one of my favourite places in the whole world. Located on Long Island off the tip of Digby Neck in Nova Scotia, Bear Cove is a broad expanse of perfectly smooth rocks and tumbled boulders. On a fine summer’s day there’s nothing better than spending an afternoon clambering over the rocks with the wind whispering in the evergreens and the waves lapping at the shore. It wasn’t a fine summer day when we were there a few days ago. Near gale force winds sent waves crashing to the shore and just about blew me off my feet. But I still loved it.

The second thing that made me rewrite this post, was watching the construction crew start building our dream home. Which happened today. After years of waiting and months of planning, they dug the foundation trenches.

Oh, and the writing bit? During all that packing and moving (and hubby being home all day!), I sold a book to one of my publishers, did two rounds of edits, and read the galley word by word, comma by comma. I wish I could tell you the secret formula for getting all that done but I honestly have no clue how I did it. The last few months are kind of a blur.

Have you accomplished something monumental and looked back with astonishment at getting it done? If you’ve moved house recently, have you come across something during your packing that you’d totally forgotten you owned? I discovered several yards of fabric and I have no idea what I’d planned to do with it.

Enchanted Keepsakes: If Wishes Were Earls

The Plot

When a mysterious note directs Miss Miranda Large to a tiny village in Cornwall to find her heart's desire, she has no choice but to go. An enchanted keepsake heightens her curiosity. A snowstorm forces her to accept the hospitality of a sullen, albeit sexy and handsome, earl and Miranda's wish doesn't seem so out of reach.

Edward Penhallion, the 12th Earl of Claverlock, is not in the mood to start his search for a new wife. He wants to be left alone with his books and his dreams of revenge. But the arrival of a headstrong, sharp-tongued spinster forces him to play the charming host. Not a difficult task, given her intelligence and beauty. Suddenly, he’s not terribly eager for her to leave.

But as the snow falls and the winds blow, Edward discovers there’s more to Miranda than a lively wit and a lovely face. And Miranda wonders if the trappings of wealth are enough for true happiness.

About Luanna:

Luanna Stewart has been creating adventures for her imaginary friends since childhood. As soon as she discovered her grandmother’s stash of romance novels, all plots had to lead to a happily-ever-after.

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Luanna has recently returned to the land of her birth with her dear husband and two spoiled cats. When she’s not torturing her heroes and heroines, she’s in her kitchen baking something delicious.

Writing under the pen name Grace Hood, she has two novellas published with The Wild Rose Press.

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Enchanted Keepsakes: If Wishes Were Earls


  1. Good morning, everybody! I'm so happy to be here today talking about my favourite place. I'm still in the hinterland with no internet access - using massive data bits on my phone. Thank goodness for unlimited data plans! I'll be traveling into town today, need to register the car, and will be back online once I find some free wi-fi. In the meantime, have a fabulous day & I hope the weather where you are is as flippin perfect as it is here.

  2. First - we miss you terribly, but so happy you are in your homeland again and building the dream house. We're in heat wave mode so you aren't missing anything. I'm amazed you were able to accomplish all that while moving. For anyone who has not read If Wishes Were Earls, I highly recommend this book. A fun book, both dark (okay, so the handsome and irresistible earl overcomes all that) and witty (you'll love the heroine).

    1. Thank you for dropping by, Deb!! And thanks for the kudos about the book - totally unsolicited too! (I'll bake you some cookies later 😘)

  3. Great blog! I've been wondering how the move went. We've been here for three months and we're STILL unpacking boxes! Yard sale at our house in a few weeks. :-) I can't wait to see pics of the house when it's done. Keep us posted!

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  5. Love your post, Luanna!

  6. I don't know how you managed to do all that and keep your sanity ... ummm, wait ... you didn't mention that did you? LOL! Congrats on the new book and the house! I can't wait to see it when it's finished!