The Reunion

Book #1, The Brides of Beadwell

Available September 26, 2017 from Lyrical Press


2015 winner in the Historical Category of the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® contest


An inconvenient engagement turns a marriage of convenience into so much more in this sparkling new series from award-winning author Sara Portman . . .

Lady Emmaline Shaw’s reputation was irreparably damaged when her fiancé, John Brantwood, disappeared immediately after their engagement four years ago. Since then, she’s grown from a shy, uncertain girl to a woman who knows her own mind. And what she knows is that London society holds nothing for her.

Rumor has it that John ran off to war and died in battle. Now, as the new Duke of Worley, his shocking resurrection throws the ton into a tizzy and makes him one of England’s most sought after bachelors—except that he’s already engaged.

John needs a wife capable of smoothing his beloved sister’s introduction into society. But though Emma
happily grants him his freedom, her fiery beauty and resilient spirit hold him captive. In fact, John has no intention of letting her go. Her fate is now in his hands, but will her heart be safe there as well?

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Monthly Giveaway:
03Sep 17

September Giveaway – Romance Bundle with Autographed Copies

This month I’m giving away a bundle of historical and contemporary romances by best selling authors. There are eleven books altogether. Several of these are signed, including an autographed copy of First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and a pre-release copy of my 2nd novel, The Offer! Just click THIS LINK to enter the giveaway.

Sara Portman The Offer

Don’t forget to open and click the confirmation email you’ll receive.  Only confirmed entries are eligible to win.  You can also share the giveaway to earn extra entries. You can share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or email–anywhere you can paste your lucky URL.  This giveaway ends September 13. Good Luck!

New & Noteworthy:
25Aug 17

The Reunion is an RT Book Reviews Top Pick!

I’m so excited to share that RT Book Reviews has named THE REUNION, an RT Top Pick for the month!

“Portman’s debut is smart, sharp and insightful, ushering readers into a detailed historical setting, and right into the middle of an emotional and utterly rewarding romance. [Portman] offers readers more than enough reasons to make the Brides of Beadwell a must-read.”  —RT Book Reviews, 4.5 stars


25Aug 17

Book Launch Plans!!

I’m thrilled to announce all the exciting plans for the launch of my Brides of Beadwell series, which will be released in September, October, and November!  The launch kicks off in September with the release of my debut historical romance, THE REUNION!

Right Now:

Want to know what you can do right now? Pre-order! All the online pre-order links for the entire series can be found HERE. If you are out and about, you can walk into in any Barnes & Noble or Books-a-Million and pre-order from a register there.

Can’t wait to start reading? You can also sign up for my email newsletter and I’ll send you a link to read a pre-release excerpt of THE REUNION.

Book Signing Sara PortmanSep. 22, 2017:  Exclusive Pre-Release Book Signing!

I’ll be signing early release copies of THE REUNION at the Woodland Mall Barnes & Noble in Grand Rapids, Michigan at their Local Author Night and Book Signing. This is a chance to get my debut several days in advance of the public release date the following week. This event begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 22.


Sep. 26, 2017: Red Carpet Debut Virtual Launch Party!

I’ll be on Facebook with fellow debut authors Priscilla Oliveras and Liana De la Rosa celebrating the release of our debut romances with an amazing lineup of bestselling guest authors who are coming to party with us.  We’ll chat about books and have loads of giveaways.  Mark your calendars.  More details to come!


Oct. 11, 2017: Teatime with Cerise & Susana-Wild Lily Debut Party

I’ll be back on Facebook with Susana Ellis, Cerise DeLand and a great lineup of other romance authors, to celebrate the release of Cerise’s new book, Wild Lily. We’ll once again be chatting about books, hosting giveaways and generally having a fun time. I’ll be there throughout the party, but taking my spot as guest host from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. eastern.




 Oct. 28, 2017: Glass City Author Event

I’ll be at the Seagate Convention Center in Toledo, Ohio from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28th signing copies of both THE REUNION and THE OFFER!  This is a ticketed event ($10 per person) and tickets can be purchase through THIS LINK.