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A Lady Never Lies by Stephanie Burkhart


Jocelyn Dunkirk is not your typical Victorian lady. She dresses in leather, wears goggles and is not afraid to get a little grease under her fingernails. Gentlemen avoid her like a dirty rivet.

Richard Windsor, the Prince of Wales, travels through time to claim Jocelyn’s heart, but if it isn’t one challenge, it’s another. He determines to be a constant, steady presence in her life, hoping to prove he’d make a worthy husband.

Jocelyn’s facing a bucket full of problems. The Prime Minister wants her to assist in ending a coal strike before it cripples the nation while her father attempts to recover from a serious injury. Will Jocelyn’s dedication to her country and family ruin the one chance she has at love?

An Excerpt from A Lady Never Lies

Jocelyn froze, stunned to find herself face-to-face with Richard. She’d hoped he’d come back for her, but not like this. She brushed aside her sudden surge of happiness as she glanced at her father. He struggled to maintain his composure.

“We need to leave,” the doctor said.

“Lord Ridgecroft, come.” Sir John nudged Jocelyn’s father and they began walking toward the exit.

Richard rushed to her side, placing a hand on her elbow. His expression filled with longing — and concern. “Jocelyn–”

She raised a hand. “I can’t–”

“What happened?” Richard’s voice shook.

Keira leaned forward. “The ring you left behind exploded.”

A deep, pained look crossed his face.

Jocelyn turned away. She had to keep her focus on her father when she could be assured of her father’s well being, then she’d deal with Richard’s reappearance. They entered a hall that the servants used and headed toward the exit.

About the Author

AuthorPicStephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD.  She was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire.  After serving 11 years in the US Army she currently calls Castaic, California her home. Stephanie was married in Denmark in 1991 and has two young sons. She adores chocolate, is addicted to coffee and enjoys early morning walks.  She’s also an assistant den leader for her son’s Cub Scout den and is a Boy Scout mom. She writes paranormal, contemporary, and steampunk romance and has two children’s books published with 4RV Publishing.





Stephanie will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $10 Starbucks GC to a randomly drawn host. Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: Goddessfish Promotions Blog

Enter to win a $25 Amazon GC! A Rafflecopter Giveaway [Editor’s note: The giveaway is closed.]

8 thoughts on “A Lady Never Lies by Stephanie Burkhart

  1. Jocelyn Dunkirk sounds like my kind of heroine.

  2. Wow this sounds like a great story.

  3. Great excerpt. I like the sound of the story.

  4. Thank you so much for having me here today. I’ll be in and out as I’m hanging at Catalina Island today. I’d like to ask – what attracts people to a book? The cover? the blurb? something else? Smiles,

    Romance Under the Moonlight

  5. Interesting scene

  6. OMG Your book looks like so much fun to read! I love the description of your heroine. Love the excerpt, it gives me a glimpse of what to expect. I’d love to win a copy in exchange for a review!

  7. Thank you Nicole. Unfortunately I’m offering an Amazon GC during this tour. I’ll send you an email.


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