By Reservation Only, by Barbara Edwards #WildRosePress #DeerbourneInn


          The Deerbourne Inn. New kitchen, new owner, new future–all rooted in three hundred years of history.

I am so stoked that the first book – the origination novella – for the Deerbourne Inn series from the Wild Rose Press has been released! I’ve got the blurb and an excerpt from the writer of  BY RESERVATION ONLY, Barbara Edwards, below. Sit back and read about this exciting new series that takes place in the lovely New England town of Willow Springs, VT. From now until the end of 2019 there will be additions to the series – some contemporary, some historical, some even paranormal ( yes, the Inn is haunted!) and all of them wonderful! And to celebrate the release of the series, The Wild Rose Press-powers-that-be are having a wonderful giveaway of prizes! The link to the rafflecopter is below. Click on when you’re finished reading about the Inn and enter!




It’s the grand opening of The Deerbourne Inn! Award-winning Chef Nathan Harte has worked long and hard to restore this historic property in Willow Spring, Vermont. He’s ready to greet his guests with fine cuisine, comfortable rooms, and maybe even a ghost or two. 

He’s escaping the rat-race of the city for a slower more rewarding life, but is he ready to deal with a broken arm, a quirky arsonist, and a long-ago mystery? And what might he find up in the 300-yr-old attics?


Since the inn was quiet, Emily pulled on a long t-shirt and opened the door. Her heart fluttered. She was disappointed Nate wasn’t waiting for her in the dark passage. She blew out a frustrated breath and opened one of the bedroom windows to let the fresh breeze blow in. A whip-poor-will called from the hill.

The comfortable bed beckoned her. Flowery potpourri scented the bedroom air. She lay on top of the handmade quilt and stared at the ceiling. Sleep eluded her. She lost count of the times she turned over, punched the pillow, yawned.

An owl hooted from the nearby woods. The call of the whip-poor-will sounded closer. The curtain flapped and the scent of smoke tainted the air. Her watch claimed it was only twelve thirty, not nearing dawn. She swore and rolled over again.

Someone knocked on Nate’s door and called his name. Emily pulled on her pants and sneakers before she opened her door.

“What’s happening?” Her pulse raced. Smoke, she smelled smoke.

Buy links:

Amazon //WildRose Press // Kobo 

About the author

I’m Barbara Edwards and a native New Englander. I’m a graduate of the University of Hartford with a Master’s degree in Public Administration. I write poetry for myself and novels when I need to tell a longer tale. I’m fascinated by the past so naturally turned to writing historical romance. The dark paranormal stories evolve from nightmares. The romance comes from my belief in people’s basic goodness and longing for love.
I lived in Florida for several years

You can connect with Barbara here:

website // Blog // Amazon // Facebook // Google + // Pinterest 

*** Click the following link for a the WRP rafflectoper for By Reservation Only



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19 responses to “By Reservation Only, by Barbara Edwards #WildRosePress #DeerbourneInn

  1. Now I’m intrigued. What made you decide to write for this series, Barbara? Sounds like it’s going to be a winner.

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  2. Jennifer Zander Wilck

    Sounds like a wonderful series–can’t wait to read it!

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  3. I’m looking forward to reading this story, Barbara! Sounds wonderful! And a perfect start to the Deerboune series!

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  4. This story sounds like a wonderful read! Best on it!

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  5. Loved the blurb and except. How exciting. I have my copy, can’t wait read it. I too am writing for this series. Should be great fun!!!

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  6. Congratulations Barbara! I’ve only visited Vermont once but loved it, I can see why your hero is happy to have found his home there!

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  7. What a lovely cover! Your setting gives you tons of possibilities for future stories.

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  8. I’m excited to read this series. The stories sound perfect.


  9. pamelasthibodeaux

    sorry I’m late to the party but WOW Barbara, sounds like a great read!
    Good luck and God’s blessings

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  10. Mary Gillgannon

    What a beautiful cover, Barbara! And such a perfect time of year for it to come out. My sister lived in Vermont for many years and it’s still her dream place to retire. I visited her once in the summer and it was beautiful. I can’t imagine how spectacular it must be in the fall. Best wishes on your book.

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