Goddess Fish: “Cross the Ocean” by Holly Bush Promo/Giveaway (Ends 9/27) WW

By Ruth on September 18, 2013 in blog tour, book, giveaway, historical fiction, promo

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1871 . . . Worlds collide when American Suffragette, Gertrude Finch, and titled Brit Blake Sanders meet in an explosive encounter that may forever bind them together. Gertrude Finch escorts a young relative to London and encounters the stuffy Duke of Wexford at his worst. Cross the Ocean is the story of an undesired, yet undeniable attraction that takes Blake and Gertrude across an ocean and into each other’s arms.




Blake went to the stables, had his horse saddled, and rode to Anthony’s estate. Maybe Elizabeth will ask me to stay for dinner, he thought. Then she’ll go to bed, and Anthony and I can drink a bottle of brandy and get stewed. He could stay there if he couldn’t ride home. A room was kept ready for him with a fresh change of clothes. Blake smiled and felt better than he had in days.


As the butler escorted Blake down the hall of Anthony’s home to the drawing room, he heard a loud but feminine . . . snort and Elizabeth’s trill laughter in reply. D–n. He remembered now. A cousin of Elizabeth’s from America, sent as an escort to another cousin, was staying with them. Anthony had described and dreaded the arrival of Cousin Gertrude with horror. A spinster remotely connected to Elizabeth’s father’s side, she was big, bold and here for a month. Her arrival had curtailed Anthony’s visits.


Blake stopped and hissed at the butler. “Think I’ve changed my mind, Jenkins. I don’t want to disturb their company.”


“Quite the coward are we, Your Grace? Leave your life-long friend alone with this Amazon from America.” Jenkins stared as he spoke. “In any case they saw you ride up the drive.”


Jenkins spoke his mind to all including Anthony and Elizabeth. There’d be no expecting servile behavior for him. “I’m sure you did not miss the opportunity to point out my arrival,” Blake said.


“Of course not, Your Grace.” The butler opened the drawing room doors with a flourish. “The Duke of Wexford.”


“Blake,” Anthony said and jumped to pump Blake’s hand. “I am so very happy you are here.”


Blake watched the woman sitting beside Elizabeth stand, and walk across the room to him. She was every inch as tall as he, and Anthony made the introductions. She held out her hand. Blake grasped it and bent to place a kiss there and was surprised when she began to shake it, hitting him squarely in the nose. Blake covered his face with his hand.


“Oh, dear,” Miss Gertrude Finch exclaimed. She threw a look at her cousin Elizabeth.






Holly Bush was born in western Pennsylvania to two avid readers. There was not a room in her home that did not hold a full bookcase. She worked in the hospitality industry, owning a restaurant for twenty years and recently worked as the sales and marketing director in the hospitality/tourism industry and is credited with building traffic to capacity for a local farm tour, bringing guests from twenty-two states, booked two years out.  Holly has been a marketing consultant to start-up businesses and has done public speaking on the subject.


Holly has been writing all of her life and is a voracious reader of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction, particularly political and historical works. She has written four romance novels, all set in the U.S. West in the mid 1800’s. She frequently attends writing conferences, and has always been a member of a writer’s group.


Holly is a gardener, a news junkie, has been an active member of her local library board and loves to spend time near the ocean. She is the proud mother of two daughters and the wife of a man more than a few years her junior.












Here is my 5-star review!

One randomly chosen commenter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.


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43-year-old single mother of an active 14-year-old girl Born in Tacoma, WA; lives in Yelm, WA Entertainment Writer Available For Interviews and Reviews Substitute Teacher


  1. Goddess Fish Promotions September 19, 2013 Reply

    Thank you for hosting

  2. Holly Bush September 19, 2013 Reply

    Good morning Ruth! It is so nice to be back here with you and your followers. I hope they enjoy the excerpt and I’m looking forward to their questions and comments.

  3. momjane September 19, 2013 Reply

    I keep hoping for more excerpts. I have really enjoyed them. This sounds like such a fun book. I love regency stories, and this one really sounds unique and lots of fun.

  4. Trix September 19, 2013 Reply

    Best of luck with the release!

  5. Rita Wray September 19, 2013 Reply

    Sounds like a good book, I have already added it to my read list.

  6. steve weber September 19, 2013 Reply

    I would take the Amazon gift card.

  7. darby September 19, 2013 Reply


  8. Les Johnson September 19, 2013 Reply

    I would like an Amazon GC. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Eva Millien September 19, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for sharing Cross the Ocean and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmail dot com

  10. Joseph Stowell September 19, 2013 Reply

    The Amazon gift card, please.

  11. Kim Pinch September 19, 2013 Reply

    I would like amazon please.

  12. Holly Bush September 19, 2013 Reply

    Thanks all and good luck to everyone!

  13. Dawn Sweeps September 19, 2013 Reply

    I would love the Amazon card. this looks like a good book~

  14. Krizia September 19, 2013 Reply

    Amazon gift card 🙂

  15. iriel September 19, 2013 Reply

    I would love the Amazon GC. Thank you for the giveaway!
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  16. Tiffany Nickerson McQuade September 20, 2013 Reply

    Thank you so much for your awesome giveaways! Im excited to be receiving your blog in my email,.
    I have found so many wonderful stories and authors to add to my to read list!
    I prefer amazon. 🙂
    Thank you!!

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      Ruth September 20, 2013 Reply

      My pleasure! I love to introduce my readers to new authors and books. Have a great Friday and weekend!

  17. Jessica D September 20, 2013 Reply

    I would like the amazon gift card please and thank you for your great giveaways!

  18. Trillina Palemi September 20, 2013 Reply


  19. nurmawati djuhawan September 21, 2013 Reply

    thx u so much 🙂

  20. Jessica Whitehouse September 21, 2013 Reply

    Amazon please

  21. Kaylee September 21, 2013 Reply

    I would love an Amazon gift card. 🙂
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  22. Jennifer H September 21, 2013 Reply

    I would like the amazon card

  23. Terri S September 25, 2013 Reply

    I would choose an Amazon gift card.

  24. Clare Tea September 27, 2013 Reply

    The book sounds lovely. Waiting for more excerpts!

    And I’ll enter for the Amazon, please.

  25. Michelle Tucker September 28, 2013 Reply

    I’d like the amazon gift card. Thanks for the review and giveaway! 🙂

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