Winter Blogfest: Becky Lower

This post is part of Long and Short Reviews’ Winter Blogfest. Leave a comment for a chance to win an E-book copy of Winning Violet and a $5 Amazon gift card.

Warm Memories

I grew up surrounded by siblings. Four girls and one boy were crowded into a tiny house in the middle of nowhere, Ohio and money was always tight. Despite our circumstances, we always looked forward to Christmas and our presents. Mom and Dad managed to stretch every dollar and interspersed practical gifts like a new lunch pail and saddle shoes with a doll cradle and a baby carriage. I don’t remember much about the presents, but I do remember the warm family that surrounded me. Here’s a picture of us digging into our gifts.

Mom and Dad are gone now and the five of us children are nearing retirement, but we lean on each other in adulthood to continue our family traditions. We’re located all over the country now, so we have Thanksgiving whenever we get three or more of us together and Christmas presents can happen any day of the year. It may not be the same nuclear family that was such a staple as we grew up, but it’s as warm as I remember and each visit from a sister or brother is poignant.

Most of the stories I write are about families, the larger the better. My first series, the Cotillion Ball Saga, features nine upper-class children in America in the 1850s and 1860s. My next work, the Flower Girl series, is about four sisters in Regency England who work for their father at his nursery and landscaping business. The girls–Iris, Violet, Lily and Poppy–are eager to tell their stories. Winning Violet releases on Christmas Day, with Losing Lily being planned for release in June, 2018.

Everything’s coming up roses for an English miss and an American gentleman in this delightful new series from the author of the Cotillion Ball saga!

After British soldiers killed his wife and child during the War of 1812, Parker Sinclair vowed to never set foot on English soil. But as Thomas Jefferson’s landscaper, one must sometimes make the ultimate sacrifice. The last thing Parker expects to find is an educated English beauty who can teach him so much more than how to plant a magnificent garden.

An expert at cross-pollinating roses, Violet Wilson’s dreams of becoming the first woman recognized by the Royal Horticultural Society are fading because she’s afraid to leave the quiet solitude of her family’s nursery. Distrustful of men after a traumatic encounter, she’s not keen on disrupting her routine to help the American landscaper, but she soon blossoms under his kindness and respect.

As they fall in love, can this shrinking Violet take the risk of leaving behind all she knows for a new life with Parker? Or is he considering a different ending altogether?

About the Author: Amazon best-selling author Becky Lower has traveled the United States in search of great settings for her novels. She loves to write about two people finding each other and falling in love amid the backdrop of a great setting, be it in America on a covered wagon headed west or in Regency England. Her Cotillion Ball Series features the nine children from an upscale New York family prior to and during the Civil War. Her first Regency, A Regency Yuletide, received the Crowned Heart and has been nominated for the prestigious RONE award from InD’Tale Magazine. A regular contributor to USA Today’s Happy Ever After section, her books have been featured in the column on eight separate occasions. Becky loves to hear from her readers at Visit her website at

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  1. kim hansen says:

    Sounds like a good read.

  2. What a great picture from your childhood. Everyone looks so happy and content.

  3. Sounds like a good book. I love the cover.
    Merry Christmas!

  4. Very heart-warming. The best Christmases I remember have also been the leanest ones. Merry Christmas!

  5. Thanks for sharing your special Christmas memories which were so meaningful. Your Flower Girl series sounds so interesting with the nursery/ landscaping business and daughters. Happy Holidays!

  6. Congrats on your upcoming release! I will have to check out your Work as you’re a new to me author.
    I, myself, have somewhat of a small family, just 2 brothers. My hubby, however, has 12 siblings, so every Christmas we see most of them. Plus the nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. We all go to his parents house. It’s a great celebration! Thank you for sharing yours. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  7. nice memories

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