Giveaway: Trouble with Honor by Julia London

9780373778454_prd Book Blurb: Desperate times call for daring measures as Honor Cabot, the eldest stepdaughter of the wealthy Earl of Beckington, awaits her family’s ruin. Upon the earl’s death she and her sisters stand to lose the luxury of their grand home—and their place on the pedestal of society—to their stepbrother and his social-climbing fiancée. Forced to act quickly, Honor makes a devil’s bargain with the only rogue in London who can seduce her stepbrother’s fiancée out of the Cabots’ lives for good.

An illegitimate son of a duke, George Easton was born of scandal and grows his fortune through dangerous risks. But now he and Honor are dabbling in a perilous dance of seduction that puts her reputation and his jaded heart on the line. And as unexpected desire threatens to change the rules of their secret game, the stakes may become too high even for a notorious gambler and a determined, free-spirited debutante to handle.

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Giveaway: One winner will receive a copy of The Trouble with Honor and a deck of playing cards. I just got a review copy of the book last Friday and it’s great so far! I loved the opening scene in the gambling den (which explains the playing cards!) Open to US and CAN readers. To enter, please leave a comment sharing your absolute favorite card game and/or the funniest bet you’ve ever won or lost! Last day to enter is Fri. March 14, 2014…. A winner has been selected. Please refer to comments. Thanks for playing!

About Julia: 

Julia London is the New York Times,  USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly best selling author of more than a twenty romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular Desperate Debutante and Scandalous historical romance series, including the upcoming The Last Debutante, the fourth and final book in the Secrets of Hadley Green series. She is also the author of several contemporary women’s fiction novels with strong romantic elements, including Summer of Two Wishes, One Season of Sunshine, and Light at Winter’s End. Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a four-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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  1. Sounds like this needs to be added to my TBR list!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting me!

  3. I am learning how to play Pinochle but my all time favorite card game probably is war 🙂

  4. I use love playing canasta. However, I like playing gin rummy and crazy eights.

    • I love canasta! I played that with my grandma all the time

      • beichy lopez

        I love that game too. I don’t use to play it all the time with my parents. And they would have tournaments with friends. Such.good memories.

  5. When I was young we used to have hours of fun playing card games and our favorite was war.

  6. Diane Patricia Diamond

    I’m absolutely useless at playing cards. All I can play is rummy or snap!!

    However, I do love reading Regency Historical Romance books that feature gambling dens. It means that I’m in for a really good read.

    Thank you for the chance to win.

  7. peggy Quidor

    I enjoy rummy .and when my son was growing up we played a lot of slapjack and old maid,or go fish.The one I didn’t enjoy was when he played 52 pick up.

  8. erinf1

    thanks for the fun post and giveaway! Ummm… growing up, a family fav was Phase 10… got pretty cutthroat when my Grandma played! Thanks for sharing!

  9. myra c

    Thanks for the giveaway, this sounds like a great read. I enjoy playing cribbage and gin rummy.

  10. Krissy

    In my family, we’re big fans of euchre and Michigan Rummy. And they both get pretty cutthroat. Haha, someone generally quits before the game is over. Thanks for having a giveaway!

  11. Jackie Wisherd

    My favorite card game is Solitaire. Because I can play by myself if there is no one else around.

  12. Cathy P

    I am really looking forward to reading THE TROUBLE WITH HONOR. Thanks for the giveaway!

    My favorite card game is Pinochle.

  13. Janie McGaugh

    My favorite card game is The Great Dalmuti. It’s played with its own deck and is very popular with my family.

  14. Diane Sallans

    When I was a kid my family used to play Michigan Rummy – it’s rummy using a board with segments drawn on it and includes a hand of poker. I also played a lot of whist one summer in high school, but don’t remember how to play anymore.

  15. Carrie E

    My favorite card game is hearts!!

  16. Joan Wright

    My favorite card game is 63.

  17. Lori T.

    My favorite card game is Mille Bornes!!

  18. Love Julia London, Can’t wait to read this book!

  19. Melissa Grace

    My favorite card game to play is Skip-Bo. My grandmother taught me how to play and I taught my sister. We play almost every night.

  20. froot loop

    I love to play poker. As kids this is one of the first card games my dad taught us. We started out betting with matches and when it progressed to penny bets we really thought we were something.

  21. Diane A. Downing

    I have enjoyed your books. I can hardly wait to get this one to read.

  22. Susan Updegraft

    So excited. I would love to win.

    • Susan Updegraft

      Sorry I hit enter too soon. When I was younger we would have tournaments either playing speed or uno!!

  23. Rosalind Chinneth

    love your books!

  24. Rosalind Chinneth

    Rummy was always my favorite card game

  25. like go fish

  26. Elaine

    Growing up, many a summer day was spent playing game after game of Spit — I no longer remember the rules (but I see somebody’s made a YouTube video on how to play…).

    I’d much rather be reading a good book than investigating such silly things on YouTube!

  27. I like Phase 10! My husband and I keep are bets very simple, we bet an ice cream cone.

  28. Kathy Auten

    spit is my favorite card game

  29. We have a card game we call back ally bridge that was taught to me as a kid and the family has been playing it since. I have taught it to my kids and hope to teach it to my grands( if I ever get any lol)

  30. Vicki N. Hammons

    My most favorite card game is called 2000. The Jokers, the Queen of Spades and deuces are wild. The Queen and Jokers are worth one hundred points, the deuces are 50 points, the other face cards are 10 points and the rest are five points. The game is played like Rummy and a lot of fun. And as far as betting, well I’m not a betting person unless I know for sure that I will win:) Hence, I bet a friend about an actor in a movie and he just knew he was right and bet me $50.00. I didn’t own that particular movie so I had to call Blockbuster.They had it, we went and found out the info we needed and guess who won…ME:) He was not happy but he paid up;) That’s the only time I ever bet money!

  31. Dawn Taira

    Spades! so exciting when you get a full hand of them!

  32. Would loe the deck of cards, already read book on kindle but know someone who would enjoy it. PS

  33. I don’t know very many card games. A couple we played when I was a child are SPOONS, Rummy, & Kings in the Corner.

  34. Laura Stoneman

    My favorite card game is Jacks or better…You can def win big bucks in this game but unfornately I have not played cards in a long time.

  35. Teresa


  36. beichy lopez

    My favorite card game was canasta.

  37. Pam Stouder

    All I ever seem to get to play anymore is Go Fish!

  38. Andra Dalton

    When we were younger, and got to visit with my grandfather he would always get out the deck of cards to entertain us. Red Cream Soda, Cracker Jacks, loose change,& a deck of playing cards were a constant no matter what. He sat us down to teach us basics that led up to learning war and rummy, which are definitely some of my fondest memories spent together around the dinner table with family. No large bets, just lots of laughs, and good times. Thanks for contest and good luck to all!!! ☺

    • That’s awesome! I have similar memories with my grandma. She would have change, Dr Pepper, M&ms , club crackers and thin crust Pizza Hut pizza and she would teach card games

  39. crystal adkins

    My favorite card game is WAR, it’s the first one I ever taught my son <3

  40. Lesia Chambliss

    I always had so much fun playing Kanasta. I haven’t played in so long though, I’d need to learn again, but I’d love to start playing again.

  41. Cathy P

    I love Julia’s books. THE TROUBLE WITH HONOR sounds like a must read.

  42. Melinda

    We love to play rummy, Tarock and poker. We play for silly bets, or for change, which we use for dinner outside 🙂

  43. Ginny Wexler

    Looks like another great book.

  44. Carrie

    Gin Rummy is my favorite card game. I remember sitting at the kitchen table and playing it with my grandma when I was younger. Miss her

  45. My favorite card game at the moment is Uno; we love to play with our kids. We played once on vacation and the game went on for HOURS! We were laughing soooo hard. Other card games I like are Jok-R-Rummy and Apples to Apples.

    I love Julia London’s books, thanks for having this contest!!

  46. My favorite card game would be rummy.

  47. Kay Kereslager

    Love your books. My favorite was Light at Winter’s End,

  48. Lori Allman

    My favorite card game is rummy….as children we use to play this with my father. It was his favorite card game to play and it always makes me think of him when we play it.

  49. Euchre or Canasta

  50. Shirley Cochran

    Euchre all the way!

  51. Rachel

    My favorite card game for purposes of nostalgia is Kings in the Corners. My grandpa taught my sisters and me to play, and once a week, we’d have dinner at his and Grandma’s house, followed by cards. 🙂 Those are some of my cherished childhood memories.

    For purposes of an all-around awesome night with friends, my favorite card game is Apples to Apples. Sure, it can be played seriously, but it’s way more fun when we play to make each other laugh! The answer that makes us laugh the hardest always wins the round. 😀

  52. Jennifer Muise

    Uno or Solitaire. Those are my two faves.

  53. Desiree

    well this is going on my list to read!!

  54. I love playing poker but am absolutely awful at it

  55. Elizabeth MacGregor-Kirkcaldy

    I love Julia’s books, and ‘The Trouble With Honor’ sounds like another wonderful tale. Love the playing cards, and the cover! Thank you for the chance. Cheers ~ Elizabeth MacGregor-Kirkcaldy

  56. Julee J. Adams

    Wow! On my huge, teetering TBR pile!


    Cribbage is my favorite card game

  58. BookLady

    My favorite card game is rummy. Love Julia London’s books and have added The Trouble With Honor to my wishlist.

  59. Michelle Harlan

    My favorite card game is War. Don’t laugh, it’s true. I never learned to play any other traditional card games. My kids and I play War all the time when we’re waiting on something.

  60. Debra Mello

    Favorite card games growing up were hearts, rummy, whist, uno. Now I have taught my kids and they love rummy and phase 10 is a favorite.

  61. Anita H.

    I can’t wait to read Honor’s story!I’m not much of a cards player but I remember loving Go Fish when I was young. Thanks for the chance to win!

  62. I’d have to say my favorite card game is Crazy Eight countdown. Oh the endless fun we had with this during junior high and high school. We played it all the time, with big and small groups, every chance we got.

    Definitely looking forward to reading The Trouble With Honor! Thanks for having a giveaway!

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