30 October 2018

Enchanting Nicholette | Spotlight & Excerpt

Welcome to the blog tour & giveaway for Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours.


In this captivating novella by Dawn Crandall, Nicholette Everstone is already a widow at the age of twenty-two: her husband was murdered on their wedding day. She has just returned to Boston after two years of mourning in Europe. Although her husband was loving, the marriage was an arranged one, and Nicholette would like to wed again–this time for love…and to someone safe.

As she acclimates to life in Back Bay again, Nicholette meets someone she can’t help but fall for. But when she learns of the danger and sacrifices Cal Hawthorne takes on for the safety of others, will her heart be strong enough to keep her fears of “what if” at bay?

Publisher: Whitaker House
Release Date: October 9, 2018



Uncertainties constantly bombarded me, overwhelmed me on a daily basis. I was twenty-two, a widow of two years, my mourning almost complete, and I would soon be reentered into the only society I’d ever known—but as a new person.

Mrs. William Everstone, but without William.

He had loved me. Quite adamantly, in fact. So much so that it had been him who’d requested of my father that I marry him instead of his brother Nathan. There was so much more to it, but ultimately, it had been a favorable switch…that is, until the tragedy. Now Nathan was married to his beloved Amaryllis, and I was all alone again.

“You’ll probably be married again, Nicholette, before I am,” Sylvie added.

“I doubt that,” I stated flatly. Although the idea of remarriage was something I’d contemplated for months already, I was certain my mother would faint at the mere thought. And really, who would I marry now? I’d grown up much in the last two lonely years, and I wasn’t sure what I wanted anymore. Nor how to go about maneuvering the marriage market I had a feeling I would be thrown into soon enough.

“Your look is utterly magnifique. Beaucoup plus belle than I with my cheveux roux.” She poked aggressively at the loosened strands of dark auburn hair slipping out from under her bonnet, as if her hair wasn’t gorgeous. As if she wasn’t gorgeous.

At times, I didn’t even know what to say to her.


Dawn Crandall‘s debut Gilded Age Victorian romance, The Hesitant Heiress, was a 2015 ACFW Carol award finalist in the debut category and received the 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the 2015 Write Touch Reader’s Choice Award and the 2015 Romancing the Novel Reader’s Choice Award. Her follow-up novel, The Bound Heart, received the 2016 Laurel Award from Clash of the Titles. Dawn earned a BA in Christian Education from Taylor University. She’s been balancing books and babies lately as her two sons were both born as the four books of her Everstone Chronicles series were being released from Whitaker House from 2014 to 2016. Dawn lives with her husband and two young sons on a hobby farm in her hometown in northeast Indiana.


(1) Winner will win:

A print copy of Enchanting Nicholette
A library card zipper bag
Two pairs of Jane Austen socks
Two hand poured candles
A historically accurate soap from Austen’s time
A Jane Austen set of playing cards
A set of Jane Austen notecards
6 magnets with Jane Austen quotes

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  1. I didn't realize there are already four other books in this series. I guess they all have different characters, but I think with a novella like this, we could learn more about their lives in some sequels!

  2. Thank you for the spotlight on "Enchanting Nicholette" by Dawn Crandall and for being part of the JustRead Publicity Tours blog tour.

    Have this book on my TBR list and can't wait for the opportunity to read it.

  3. Reading this book made me want to go back and reread the others in the series!

  4. Dawn's books are a must read!

  5. Love the cover can't wait to read it.

  6. This sounds like an awesome read.