Sunday, February 7, 2021

Georgana's Secret by Arlem Hawks ~ Blog Tour ~ Spotlight

 Hello, my friends! Today, I am spotlighting a new Proper Romance Regency book from Shadow Mountain Publishing! Georgana's Secret by Arlem Hawks!  

Advance Praise

"Hawks crafts a spellbinding tale featuring rich characters and raw emotions set against the atmospheric backdrop of sea life in all its danger and beauty. Georgana is a tough protagonist holding her own in a world dominated by men, while Peyton's charm and sensitivity marks him as a true gentleman. A hidden identity, flirtation, and treachery make for a rousing tale to captivate lovers of historical romances."— Publishers Weekly


Georgana's Secret
by Arlem Hawks


A Regency romance on the high seas. Two hearts yearning to find a safe harbor, and possibly, a lasting love

As a young girl, Georgana Woodall dreamed of beautiful dresses, fancy balls, and falling in love. However, when her mother dies, she cannot face a future under the guardianship of her abusive grandmother and instead chooses to join her father on his ship disguised as his cabin boy, "George." 

Lieutenant Dominic Peyton has no time in his life for love, not with his dedication to His Majesty's Royal Navy claiming his full attention. While trying to adjust to a new crew, he strives to be an exemplary officer and leader. When he sees the captain's cabin boy being harassed by the crew, he immediately puts a stop to it and takes the "boy" under his wing. After discovering a number of clues, Dominic deduces that George is really a woman. Knowing that revealing the cabin boy's secret would put her in serious danger from the rowdy crew, Dominic keeps silent and hides his growing affection for her. 

Georgana is quickly losing her heart to Dominic's compassion and care but is convinced nothing can come of her affection. She cannot continue to live her life on the sea, and having already missed too many seasons in London, her chances of being welcomed back into polite society and finding a suitable husband are quickly slipping away.
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About the Author

Arlem Hawks began making up stories before she could write. Living all over the Western United States and traveling around the world gave her a love of cultures and people and the stories they have to tell. With her travels came an interest in history, especially the history of her English heritage. When she isn't writing, Arlem is baking her characters' favorite foods, sewing Regency dresses, learning how to play the tin whistle, and water coloring. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two children. Having previously published four historical romance novellas, Georgana’s Secret is her debut novel.

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Advance Praise

“This tale felt sweepingly cinematic at times and was both action-packed and heart-wrenching with an immersive narrative.”— Katie Jackson,

Arlem Hawks wove a magnificent tale of adventure and deception and delivered a happy ever after that was as unconventional as the rest of the story. With so many stories of romance out there, it is refreshing when one comes along that is very different than the stories that I am used to. A little adventure always livens things up fabulously.”— Emily Flynn, Reading with Emily

"Fans of sweet love stories as well as readers who fondly remember those marvelous old traditional Signet Regencies will quickly succumb to the siren song of Hawk’s expertly crafted novel, which delivers the perfect blend of Jane Austen-smart romance and Patrick O’Brian flavored seafaring adventure. Teen romance readers will cheer on the plucky heroine as she finds the courage to forge her own path in life and love."— Booklist, starred review

Join the virtual blog tour of GEORGANA’S SECRET (Proper Romance Regency), Arlem Hawks’ highly acclaimed debut historical romance novel January 11 – February 14, 2021. Over forty-five popular blogs specializing in historical romance, inspirational fiction, and Austenesque fiction will join in the celebration of its release with excerpts, spotlights, and reviews of this new Regency-era novel set aboard a Royal Naval ship.


Jan 11 My Jane Austen Book Club         Excerpt

Jan 11 Austenprose — A Jane Austen Blog Review 

Jan 12 Wishful Endings                 Review

Jan 12 Lu Reviews Books         Review 

Jan 13 Lady with a Quill                 Review 

Jan 13 Timeless Novels                 Review 

Jan 14 Reading is My Superpower        Review

Jan 14 The Bibliophile Files                 Review 

Jan 15 Randi Loves 2 Read                Review

Jan 16 The Christian Fiction Girl         Excerpt

Jan 17 Nurse Bookie                Review

Jan 18 The Silver Petticoat Review        Review

Jan 18 Heidi Reads                 Review 

Jan 19 Bookfoolery                 Review 

Jan 20 Captivated Reading                 Review 

Jan 21 Greenish Bookshelf                 Review 

Jan 21 Bookworm Lisa                 Review 

Jan 22 Among the Reads         Review 

Jan 23 Gwedalyn's Books         Review 

Jan 24 My Bookish Bliss                 Review 

Jan 25 Wishful Endings                 Excerpt

Jan 25 Christian Chick's Thoughts         Review 

Jan 26 Relz Reviewz                 Review 

Jan 27 The Lit Bitch                 Review 

Jan 28 Reading with Emily                 Review 

Jan 29 Books, Teacups & Reviews         Review 

Jan 30 A Darn Good Read         Review 

Jan 31 From Pemberley to Milton         Spotlight

Jan 31 Impressions in Ink         Review 

Feb 01 Austenesque Reviews                 Review 

Feb 02 Laura's Reviews                 Review 

Feb 03 Literary Time Out         Review 

Feb 04 Chicks, Rogues & Scandals         Excerpt

Feb 05 The Bluestocking         Review 

Feb 05 Library of Clean Reads         Review 

Feb 06 The Caffeinated Bibliophile         Spotlight

Feb 07 So Little Time…                 Spotlight

Feb 08 The Readathon                 Review

Feb 09 The Book Diva Reads                 Excerpt

Feb 09 Books and Socks Rock         Review 

Feb 10 Our Book Confessions         Review 

Feb 10 Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen Spotlight

Feb 11 Rosanne E. Lortz                 Review 

Feb 11 Jorie Loves a Story                 Review

Feb 12 Fire & Ice                 Excerpt

Feb 13 Cup of Tea with that Book, Please         Review 

Feb 14 Book Confessions of an Ex-ballerina Review

Thank you Laurel Ann Nattress @ Austenprose and Shadow Mountain Publishing for having me on this tour! 

What do you think about this story? Sounds like a grand adventure to me! 


  1. When I saw the title, I immediately thought it was about Georgana Darcy... lol so much for first glance.

    Read the summary and the plot and Regency Romance sounds lovely. Putting it on my TBR list and looking forward to reading it.

    1. Hey, Dung! I thought the same thing when I first read the title! Haha! It does sound like a great story, doesn't it?!


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