Author Elizabeth Johns: NEWS & EVENTS

NEWS & EVENTS

Look for Elizabeth at upcoming conferences or book signings. Dates and locations will be posted as they are scheduled.

Upcoming Events:


London Book Fair March 13-16

Barnes and Noble's Local Author Showcase Signing, Dewitt, NY May 7th, 630-700 pm

Syracuse Adult Summer Reading Program (Historical Fiction), Betts Library, July 11, 230 pm








Review from the Library Journal:

A DEBUT PLUS ONE
Johns, Elizabeth. Surrender the Past. Elizabeth Johns. (Loring-Abbott, Bk. 1). 2014. 187p. ebk. ISBN 9781500401665. HISTORICAL ROMANCE
surrenderthepast022715After spending the last six years trying to find a way to be comfortable around men, Elinor Abbott is being forced to leave the haven she has made for herself in America and return to life among the English aristocracy that she despises. Returning to England also means facing her past and the man who brutally attacked her as a young girl. Major Adam Trowbridge, Viscount Easton, is in America with Her Majesty’s Army for his last assignment when he is viciously assaulted by a fellow soldier and secreted away on a ship to England, with Elinor as his caretaker. Spending time together aboard ship brings Elinor and Easton closer but also puts Elinor’s reputation at risk when society learns of their accommodations during the journey. Easton must figure out if he can be more than a soldier and a husband for Elinor, while Elinor must decide if she is ready to give up her hope of returning to America and have a future with Easton.
Verdict This self-published debut novel focuses on a topic not often seen in romances. Elinor’s fears about men will touch the heart of anyone who reads this story. Her struggle to find peace and allow herself to view a future with a husband and possibly children is touching. These characters are well written and lovable and will keep readers turning the pages.—Colleen Sargent, Lincoln Lib., Springfield, IL.
Johns, Elizabeth. Seasons of Change. Elizabeth Johns. (Loring-Abbott, Bk. 2). 2014. 142p. ebk. ISBN 9781503069510.  HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Rhys Godfrey, Lord Vernon, and Lady Beatrice Chalcroft, daughter of the Duke of Loring, have been betrothed since childhood, but unlike most arranged couples, Vernon has been in love with Beatrice since the first time he saw her. When they are finally going to be married, their relationship is torn apart by jealousy and pride. Beatrice, who has never known a day of hardship, is sent to work in an orphanage so she can reform her spiteful behavior, while Vernon decides to move on and find a marriage of convenience. Neither one is prepared for the challenges they must face before they can be brought back together.
Verdict Readers of Surrender the Past, Johns’s first book in the “Loring-Abbott” series (see above), will have little love or patience for Beatrice at the beginning of this book, but as her character develops and she learns who she truly wants to be, Beatrice will be forgiven for her past wrongs. Johns’s wonderful, well-crafted characters come alive in this engaging series. Recommended for most romance collections.—Colleen Sargent, Lincoln Lib., Springfield, IL