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Blog Tour: Discerning Grace (Book One of The White Sails Series) by Emma Lombard, May 3rd – May 14th

Updated: Apr 12


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Discerning Grace

Book One of The White Sails Series

By Emma Lombard



May 3rd – May 14th 2021


Publication Date: 22 February 2021

Publisher: Independently Published

Page Length: 372 pages

Genre: Historical Women’s Fiction


As the first full-length novel in The White Sails Series, DISCERNING GRACE captures the spirit of an independent woman whose feminine lens blows the ordered patriarchal decks of a 19th century tall ship to smithereens.


Wilful Grace Baxter, will not marry old Lord Silverton with his salivary incontinence and dead-mouse stink. Discovering she is a pawn in an arrangement between slobbery Silverton and her calculating father, Grace is devastated when Silverton reveals his true callous nature.


Refusing this fate, Grace resolves to stow away. Heading to the docks, disguised as a lad to ease her escape, she encounters smooth-talking naval recruiter, Gilly, who lures her aboard HMS Discerning with promises of freedom and exploration in South America.


When Grace's big mouth lands her bare-bottomed over a cannon for insubordination, her identity is exposed. The captain wants her back in London but his orders, to chart the icy archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, forbid it. Lieutenant Seamus Fitzwilliam gallantly offers to take Grace off the fretting captain's hands by placing her under his protection.


Grace must now win over the crew she betrayed with her secret, while managing her feelings towards her taciturn protector, whose obstinate chivalry stifles her new-found independence. But when Grace disregards Lieutenant Fitzwilliam's warnings about the dangers of the unexplored archipelago, it costs a friend his life and she realises she is not as free as she believes.


DISCERNING GRACE is historical women's fiction that will appeal to fans of Claire Fraser from Outlander and Demelza Poldark from Poldark—in other words, fans of feisty historical female leads.


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Emma Lombard

Emma Lombard was born in Pontefract in the UK. She grew up in Africa—calling Zimbabwe and South Africa home for a few years—before finally settling in Brisbane Australia, and raising four boys. Before she started writing historical fiction, she was a freelance editor in the corporate world, which was definitely not half as exciting as writing rollicking romantic adventures. Her characters are fearless seafarers, even though in real life Emma gets disastrously sea sick. Discerning Grace, is the first book in The White Sails Series.


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May 4th

Elizabeth St.John’s Official Blog

Amy Maroney's Official Blog


May 5th

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May 6th

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Books, Lattes & Tiaras


May 7th

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Zoe’s Art Craft & Life


May 10th

Historical Fiction with Spirit

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May 11th

B for Book Review

A Thousand Suns


May 12th

The Books Delight

The Book Bandit’s Library


May 13th

The Writing Desk

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Judith Arnopp’s Official Blog

CelticLady Reviews


May 14th

Ruins & Reading

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