Help this kitten find a home! Holly and Hopeful Hearts Giveaway!

This cute little kitten, Pearl, from the Bluestocking Belles’ Holly and Hopeful Hearts, needs a home. Read on to found out how to enter the Bluestocking Belles’ giveaway…pearl2

Hollystone Hall, the country home of the Duchess of Haverford, is packed to the rafters with guests attending her Yuletide house party as well as a litter of mischievous kittens who have the knack of turning up in all kinds of places.

In my novella, Dashing Through the Snow, the heroine, Miss Kate Woodville is introduced to Pearl when she finally arrives at Hollystone Hall for the New Year’s Eve charity subscription ball. But Kate also has other things on her mind… namely a rather enigmatic viscount…

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“I hope this bedroom meets with your approval Miss Woodville.” Cedrica Grenford, the Duchess of Haverford’s niece and personal secretary pushed her spectacles up her nose as she regarded Kate expectantly. “And I must say, the duchess is very pleased that you could attend her house party even though it is nearing the end.”

“I’m delighted to hear that, Miss Grenford,” replied Kate as she glanced about the small but comfortable looking room with its floral chintz curtains, delicate cherrywood furniture and cheerful fire. There was even a small gray kitten purring contentedly on the shepherdess chair by the hearth; Miss Grenford had already introduced her as Pearl. “This will do just nicely.”

“Excellent. It is actually most fortunate that you have arrived only today. Until recently, Hollystone Hall was full to overflowing, but with the departure of a few of the duchess’s guests, we have been able to accommodate you, your brother, and sister-in-law quite easily.” She gave a shy smile. “If you don’t mind my saying so, I think they are rather pleased to have one of the estate cottages all to themselves. How romantic to think they had a Yuletide wedding in the Lake District. It seems to be the season for proposals and weddings.”

“Yes, it was very romantic,” agreed Kate; thank heavens the story they’d all agreed upon—that Freddie had proposed to Violet in London on the eve of the journey to Hollystone and that Kate had gone with them to Cumbria so that they might wed by special license in Fenwick House’s small private chapel—was being taken at face value. So far. Hopefully no one had asked why Lady Stanton had not accompanied them. Or where Lord Stanton had been…

Miss Grenford was looking at her expectantly so Kate continued, “And we are most grateful that the duchess has been so accommodating at the last minute. Now, about payment for the tickets to the ball for myself, my brother and his new wife—”

Miss Grenford beamed. “Oh, it has all been taken care of.”

“It has?” Kate frowned. How odd.

“Yes. Lord Stanton paid for them. He arrived yesterday and settled everything.”

hhh-dashing-snow-fb-memeDashing Through the Snow by Amy Rose Bennett

Miss Kate Woodville, teacher and bluestocking, enjoys her independence, thank you very much. But when a very determined viscount insists she accompany him on a mad dash through the snow to Gretna Green to stop his younger sister, Violet, eloping with Kate’s own brother, she has little choice but to go. She’ll risk the ruin of her own pristine reputation if it means she can save Freddie from Lord Stanton’s wrath.

As they race along the road north and then back to Hollystone Hall in Buckinghamshire for a New Year’s Eve charity ball, hearts and wills are certain to collide. But will anyone—Freddie and Violet, or Kate and Lord Stanton—find the path to everlasting love?


Dashing Through the Snow is one of the eight novellas contained in the soon-to-be-released Bluestocking Belles’ holiday box set, Holly and Hopeful Hearts. It is available for pre-order right now and releases on November 8th.

25% of the proceeds will be donated to the Bluestocking Belles’ chosen charity, The Malala Fund.


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Little Pearl needs a home. Enter our Rafflecopter giveaway here to win a stuffed grey kitten of your own (as pictured above). The winner of Pearl will be announced at the Belles’ Facebook event on November 13th.

11 Responses to "Help this kitten find a home! Holly and Hopeful Hearts Giveaway!"

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  1. Connie Fischer

    November 5, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    As a Certified Crazy Cat Lady and Kitty Mom to three adorable kitties, I would love to adopt Pear and give her a good home. As an avid book reader and reviewer, I have read four our your books, Amy, and look forward to reading more. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

    • Amy Rose

      November 8, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      Hi Connie,
      Thanks so much for stopping by! And thank you so very much for reading my books :) . I’ve got several new titles in the works for next year too. Good luck with the giveaway. Best,

  2. Connie Fischer

    November 5, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Oh for goodness sakes. Not only did I put this up twice, but I wrote “Pear” instead of “Pearl.” It’s time to rest and relax.

    • Amy Rose

      November 8, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      Oh dear. I’m always making typos too. It’s a wonder I can actually type a book! LOL

  3. Penney Wilfort

    November 8, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Congratulations on your new book it sounds great, I’m looking forward to reading it

    • Penney Wilfort

      November 8, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      The kitty is so cute.

      • Amy Rose

        November 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm

        I think so too. Good luck with the giveaway! :)

    • Amy Rose

      November 8, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Thanks so much, Penney! I hope you enjoy Holly and Hopeful Hearts. We had a lot of fun writing it.

  4. Janice M. Salotti

    November 8, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Pearl is indeed adorable and we would delight in giving her a forever home. Our dear grandson is also a cat lover so she would be receiving his love as well. I look forward to reading your book soon, Thank you for the opportunity to meet and care for Pearl.

  5. Charlene Whitehouse

    November 8, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Fabulous excerpt. Hopefully Pearl finds a warm and loving home for Christmas. Hollystone looks beautiful.

  6. Amy Rose

    November 15, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    The Rafflecopter giveaway closed on the 12th November and the winner was announced at the Bluestocking Belles’ Facebook release day event for Holly and Hopeful Hearts on the 13th November. Congratulations to Molly! I’m sure Pearl will love her new home.