Christine Young

I am a writer and avid reader of romances particularly historical romances. Please join me on my journey through time

Christine presents ~ Petite Madeline by Eva Charles

Please welcome Eva Charles author of Petite Madeline

Eva Charles will be awarding $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


Petite Madeleine

by Eva Charles


GENRE: Contemporary Romance






The Claytons and Harringtons are back!


Drew Harrington loves baseball, drumming and Cassie Anteros, although not necessarily in that order. After his parents die, Drew finds comfort in all the wrong places, until Cassie discovers him passed out, facedown, in his own vomit.


Cassie Anteros is a big-hearted, sheltered princess who Drew abandons when he leaves school to get himself together. After graduation, with an Ivy League degree in hand and years of grooming behind her, Cassie is well-positioned to take over her father’s Wall Street firm, but a lump in her left breast sets her life on a different path.


Now eight years later, he’s the very sexy general manager of the Boston Blues baseball team, and she’s an award-winning baker in Baltimore. When the two come face-to-face, the earth trembles under their feet, threatening to swallow them whole. She still owns a piece of his soul, and he lives-on in her heart, but is that enough for Drew and Cassie to get a second chance at love, or has time and suffering already sealed their fate?








He gazed longingly at the case. Expertly shaped pastry, lounging on silver pedestals enclosed in a counter-height antique glass case, the kind where a society maven might have displayed her treasures a century ago. Jam-filled cookies, one-bite pecan tarts, and heart-shaped fudge brownies dusted with white powder. They were tantalizing, but nothing tempted him as much as the shell-shaped cakes, food for mermaids, the ones Proust made famous, and Cassie perfected.


After handing him his tea, the clerk began to ring up the purchase.

He reached for his wallet, struggling to ignore the allure of the pastry case. But the madeleines were beckoning, crooning softly, daring him to take a taste.


Just one little taste.


He knew better, he’d played this game before and it never ended well. But he couldn’t help himself. “Sorry to do this, but those madeleines are calling to me. Would you mind throwing a couple in a bag to go?”


“I’d be happy to. They’re seductive little creatures, awfully hard to resist.”


Don’t have to tell me. He paid the clerk, shoved a bill into the Mason jar on the counter, and took a big swig of tea before sticking his hand into the white bag.


And one bite, that’s all it took to whisk him back to another time, to another medium-sized East Coast city, where life had been full of promise. It’s all it took for the anger to swirl with the pain until they were almost unrecognizable as separate emotions. He couldn’t bear it, and dumped the bag along with its contents in the trashcan near the exit.



He smiled. “Just remember, I’m not the one who keeps steering the conversation in that direction. Now close ‘em,” he commanded, bringing the succulent morsel to her mouth.






AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Eva Charles is the author of the multi-titled Meadows Shore Series chronicling the lives and loves of the Clayton-Harrington family. She invites you to visit their beloved Meadows Shore, nestled in the charming seaside town of Fair Harbor, where you’ll enjoy love, laughter, loyalty, and an abundance of mouth-watering food, Portuguese style.


After being a confirmed city-girl for more than thirty-five years, Eva moved to beautiful western Massachusetts in 2014. There, she found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkeys, deer, and coyotes roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she’d been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into a romantic tale.


When she’s not writing, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.





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Eva Charles will be awarding $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


15 comments on “Christine presents ~ Petite Madeline by Eva Charles

  1. Eva Charles
    September 19, 2016

    Hello! Thank you for hosting Petite Madeleine today. I’ll be around most of the day to answer any questions readers might have.

  2. achristay
    September 19, 2016

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

  3. Rita Wray
    September 19, 2016

    Great excerpt and cover.

    • Eva Charles
      September 19, 2016

      Thanks, Rita! I’m glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Marianne Nowicki did all the covers for the series, she’s very talented and lovely to work with too.

  4. Thank you for hosting

  5. Renee Rousseau
    September 19, 2016

    Let’s Celebrate!! The Claytons and Harringtons are back!!!! Yeah!!!

    • Eva Charles
      September 19, 2016

      Hi Renee! You know how it is, some people just can’t get enough of their shenanigans!

  6. Trix
    September 19, 2016

    This sounds really fun!

    • Eva Charles
      September 19, 2016

      Thanks, Trix! Good luck with the contest!

  7. Eva Charles
    September 19, 2016

    Christine, Thank you for letting me hang-out on your blog today and chat with readers. Have a lovely week!

  8. Victoria
    September 19, 2016

    Thanks for sharing the excerpt!

  9. Great post!

  10. Nikolina84
    September 19, 2016

    I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

  11. Mai Tran
    September 19, 2016

    Where do you find the inspiration for your stories?

  12. Lisa Brown
    September 20, 2016

    congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

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