The Sugar Baron’s Ring Review and Giveaway!

Welcome to the Celebrate Lit Blog Tour for The Sugar Baron’s Ring! I have heard so many good things about Lorri’s stories, that I didn’t even care that this book was part of a series. I knew I need to check it out!


Book:  The Sugar Baron’s Ring

Author: Lorri Dudley

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release Date: June 23, 2020

A ring is her only tie to a distant homeland, until a marooned Englishman anchors her heart.

Hannah Rose Barrington is the island misfit. Orphaned at a young age, Hannah struggles to provide for her future, while her guardian, a weak-hearted island drunk, bleeds Hannah of her father’s inheritance. Caught between the classes of elite planters and white beggars, Hannah yearns to find a place to belong.

University life has never been Bradlee Granville’s forte. His only hope to graduate is to impress his professors by documenting his travels. After claiming unforeseeable circumstances, he delays his final exams and sets out early on his Grand Tour. However, when his ship wrecks off the coast of the Leeward Islands, Bradlee is left without means to return to England, a mounting deadline, and ruined journals.

When Hannah rescues passengers from a ship breaking apart in the bay, she’s unexpectedly drawn to the witty charm of one of the men. Helping him settle into island life will be a pleasure. However, as creditors, like sharks, begin to circle and her guardian’s desperation becomes life threatening, Hannah finds herself in need of rescue. Will Bradlee look past her pitiful situation to see who she truly is—the sugar baron’s daughter?

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I have been meaning to read one of Lorri Dudley’s books for awhile, and I finally got the chance. Now I know what everyone is talking about when they say she is a fantastic writer! And now I know that I must go back to the first two books in this series and read them! Not because I was lot in this story, but because it was that good.

Dudley quickly gained my favor by writing Hannah’s character. I didn’t take long for me to just admire and love her character. She is strong in her own, beautiful way, and I was just amazed at all the things her character had gone through! But she never once let it get the best of her – something we can all learn from.

But what touched my heart most in this story was the faith theme. It was so evident, but not in a pushy way at all. It was natural, and in my opinion, perfectly woven in between the pages. It reminded me how much I need to rely on God, and go to Him in prayer when things are happening in my life. I love it when books point to our own relationship with the Lord. They give me goosebumps!

All in all, I am so glad I decided to finally pick up a book by the talented Lorri Dudley. Now I’m wondering why I hadn’t done it sooner. Highly recommend reading this! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Lorri Dudley has been a finalist in numerous writing contests and has a master’s degree in Psychology. She lives in Ashland, Massachusetts with her husband and three teenage sons, where writing romance allows her an escape from her testosterone filled household. Find her online at


The Sugar Baron’s Ring is the third book in the Leeward Island series. My heroine is caught between social classes as the daughter of a sugar baron and an impoverished white beggar since her guardian sold her inheritance to pay his debts. To generate the feeling of being a misfit, I delved back to those awkward years of middle and high school, where we often struggle to discover where we belong. Before my senior year, my family and I moved to New England for a job change. I’d had a great group of friends at my old school, but at my new school, I was a stranger—an outsider—trying to find acceptance, much like Hannah.

Bradlee, the hero, on the other hand, was fashioned in a completely different manner. At my house, the slang terms “bruh” and “noob” are tossed around by my three boys, along with constant fraternal teasing. A lot of their sarcastic wit and camaraderie are portrayed through Bradlee and his grand tour companion, Colin. Their light-hearted banter depicts the tight bonds of a deep relationship where faults may be mocked, but offenses are overlooked, and if ever in trouble, they have each other’s backs. Hannah is drawn to Bradlee, craving a similar connection but loses her heart to him in the process.

The first opening scene came about because my family loves Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. After binge-watching practically every episode, I knew my hero and heroine would meet under the duress of a shiny, steel-gray fin plowing through the water. (Queue the Jaws theme song.) However, our resourceful heroine contains the strength to rescue the hero as opposed to the other way around.

All these things, being a misfit, teasing, and shark attacks, playout in a grander scheme to show how God never leaves us nor forsakes us. He’s laying out the pieces of our happily-ever-after while developing our character and purpose. The Sugar Baron’s Ring demonstrates how God’s light shines bright even in the darkness.

To learn more, check out my website at or click here to watch The Sugar Baron’s Ring book trailer


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To celebrate her tour, Lorri is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon Gift Card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

If you won the gift card, what would you buy?

18 thoughts on “The Sugar Baron’s Ring Review and Giveaway!

  1. I appreciate getting to hear about a new book. Thanks so much for taking time to share.

  2. Thank you for your review on “The Sugar Baron’s Ring” by Lorri Dudley and for being part of the Celebrate Lit Blog Tour.

    Lorri is a new to me author, but a situation I hope to correct soon. Sounds like an amazing book and one that I would greatly enjoy reading. It’s now on my TBR list.

  3. Beautiful cover and it sounds like a great read. I would probably spend the gift card on books.

  4. The Sugar Baron’s Ring sounds awesome! I have the first book in this series and am looking forward to reading the other books! If I won the gift card I would definitely use it to buy more books!! 🙂

  5. If I won the gift card, I would buy a book I’ve been wanting to gift to my sister but can’t afford right now!

  6. Lorri is a new-to-me author and her book sounds really good! I bet I would love it.

    Thank you for your review and participation in the blog tour!

  7. Wonderful review, Jessica! I’ve not yet read Lori’s books either. Thank you for hosting.

  8. To answer your question, more books, of course!

    I read the first book in the series, and really enjoyed it.

  9. I would probably buy something we need for our home if I were to win the gift card.

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