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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Do they have the courage? Breaking Josephine by Brooke Stanton

"I absolutely LOVED every minute of this book! I am a huge fan of historical western romances and this is probably amongst one of the best that I have ever read, I was hooked right from the very beginning. This is also the first book that I have read by this author and I was so engaged by her writing style. The writing style fitted perfect with the era in which she was writing about." Katie, Goodreads


Published: November 1st, 2018

From an award winning and #1 bestselling author comes a “HOT, sexy, and sinfully delicious historical romance!”

Widower Jack Harrington needs a young man to work on his farm, what he gets is eighteen-year-old Josephine Taylor—a spirited young woman from Manhattan. Stubborn and willful, Jo tests Jack’s limits. But soon the struggle between them awakens a passion neither can resist. Giving in to temptation could mean the ruin of Jo socially and the destruction of Jack’s carefully guarded heart. Do they have the courage to fight against the restraints of society and fall into the intoxicating embrace of love…

Mores v. Mores

I’m writing historical romance during a very interesting time in our history. The #metoo movement has had a power impact on our society and it has certainly made me consider how I write and represent my female characters. Especially since women were considered the weaker and more vulnerable sex in 1905 (when my story is set). But no one wants a character that’s a victim. Especially a modern reader. 

So I have to find that balance between being honest with what a woman’s place was at the turn-of-the-century, versus the strong and independent woman of today. I like strong female characters, but it was a man’s world back then, so that has to play a part of the story. I do take some liberties because I think my readers like to see the female characters break out of their social norms, even if it’s not 100% historically accurate. As long as it plays within most of the social edicts the time, and it fits in with who the character is and their journey, you can bend the rules a little.

About the author:
After her own misadventures in New York City, LA, and London, Brooke Stanton now lives in sunny South Florida. She's an award-winning author who has contributed to Natural Awakenings Magazine, wrote a column for Examiner.com, and is the author of The Bloom Sisters series. Visit her:

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katieoscarlet said...

I like the cover and from what I read this sounds like an excellent read.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good read.

Debbie P said...

This book sounds like a fantastic read.

Kate Sarsfield said...

That's a really interesting point that Brooke makes about the evolving position of women in society and writing about them from an historical perspective.

Linda Romer said...

Looking forward to reading Breaking Josephine. Thank you

wendy Hutton said...

thanks the book sounds interesting

Bea LaRocca said...

Beautiful cover and a great synopsis. This sounds like a wonderful read.