Friday, July 26, 2013

Straight Reading from the Library: Treasuring Theresa

Thanks to Goddess Fish Promotions for letting me be a part of this virtual book tour for Treasuring Theresa by Susana Ellis. Susana will be awarding six vintage traditional Regency books from her personal library to a randomly drawn commenter at each stop (US ONLY) and a grand prize of a $25 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. To see the other stops on the tour go here:


At the betrothal ball of the man she had expected to marry herself, Lady Theresa latches on to Damian Ashby, hoping to divert attention from her own humiliating situation. Of course, she's not seriously interested because he's a useless London fribble, in her opinion. He is not favorably impressed with her either.

Still, she's the daughter of an earl, and he's the heir to her father's title and estate, so they are destined to spend more time in each other's company…sooner rather than later. And who knew that the two of them would develop an unlikely attraction to one another?

But can a London swell and a country lady ever make their diverse lives and interests work together?


Treasuring Theresa is a quick read at only 44 pages. Because it's so short, there's not room for a lot of character development, but Ms. Ellis does a good job at letting you know the characters in a few broad strokes.

Damian is convinced at the beginning of the book that a country bumpkin such as Theresa could offer nothing of interest, but the more he is around her the more impressed he is with her. And, Theresa finds that there is more to Damian than being a useless man around town.

If you have half an hour on your lunch hour to could do a lot worse than pick up this short story!


A former teacher, Susana is finally living her dream of being a full-time writer. She loves all genres of romance, but historical—Regency in particular—is her favorite. There’s just something about dashing heroes and spunky heroines waltzing in ballrooms and driving through Hyde Park that appeals to her imagination.

In real life, Susana is a lifelong resident of northwest Ohio, although she has lived in Ecuador and studied in Spain, France and Mexico. More recently, she was able to travel around England and visit many of the places she’s read about for years, and it was awesome! She is a member of the Maumee Valley and Beau Monde chapters of Romance Writers of America.

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  1. I have enjoyed the tour thank you & have added you to my author list. I can't go past the Regency for reads.


  2. Thank you for a great tour. I have enjoyed learning more about you.


  3. Your answer to my question yesterday made me think of another today:
    Have you ever written a villain and later he/she became the hero/heroine of his/her own book? Or what about the hero/heroine in a book who later became the villain in another?

    Well, it's the last day of the tour and I want to say I've enjoyed following you around, learning more about you and your books. So, thanks for a good time!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  4. Hi again! Thanks for the lovely tour! I've had a blast and I can't wait to read Treasuring Theresa on my own!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  5. Thanks for participating in the tour! It was a short, fun one :)

    - Diana Grace

  6. Thanks to everyone for stopping by! Ingeborg is the winner of the books for this stop of the tour. All commenters will be entered into the drawing for the $25 gift card!

  7. Update: Karen H is the winner of the $25 gift card. Congratulations to all the winners!