Hangin’ by a Moment

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Hangin’ by a Moment by Andrea Christenson presented by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Hangin’ by a Moment

Series: Deep Haven Collection #5

Author: Andrea Christenson presented by Susan May Warren

Publisher: Sunrise Publishing

Release Date: September 14, 2021

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

He just wants to erase his past. She can’t seem to escape hers. But facing it might put their future in jeopardy.

The day Jack Stewart walked out of jail, he vowed to keep his conviction a secret. The whole thing was just a terrible mistake, and he did his time. Now he wants a new life in a sleepy town where no one knows his name. Deep Haven is the perfect place to start over as a chef. The last thing the former pararescue jumper wants is to get involved. But when Boone Buckam—the guy he owes for getting him out of the slammer—asks for help, how can he refuse?

Colleen Decker has already escaped evil once—as a teenager, she was kidnapped by a murderer. But she’s put all that behind her as a trauma nurse in Minneapolis. Or maybe not, because a freak mistake in the ER sends her past crashing down on her. She needs a timeout in her hometown of Deep Haven. She doesn’t plan to stay—even when she’s roped into the job of flight nurse for the town’s Crisis Response Team chopper. Colleen’s not sure why she’s drawn to danger, but she’ll be safe enough—after all, she’ll need training, and her teacher is a handsome former pararescue jumper. What could go wrong?

When Jack said he didn’t want to get involved, he especially meant his heart—but being with Colleen feels like a fresh start. He’ll even climb aboard a chopper again, despite his vows.  They’re headed for a happy ending…

But secrets never stay buried in a small town. And when disaster strikes one snowy night, they’ll both have to decide if the past will destroy them…or if it just might lead them home.

Cozy up to this perfect Deep Haven drama about discovering a season of second chances.

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Book Review:

We get another book in the Deep Haven series! Another mysterious stranger is coming to Deep Haven, and another small town girl is going to learn how to put down roots. This book focuses on Jack-formerly Winston Stewart-, a friend of Boone’s, and Colleen Decker, the daughter of Annalise Decker. Annalise got her own story in You Don’t Know Me which is the 6th book in the original Deep Haven series. I actually haven’t read that book, so it was added to my growing TBR! One of the things I really like about this series though is that it actually can be read stand alone. I have not read any of the original Deep Haven series, and I have not read the first 2 books in this series either. But I can still enjoy the characters and the story without being confused 🙂

Jack is just trying to find a safe place. After a terrible mistake that ended with him in prison, he needs to get his life back together. He has no desire to get involved in anything permanent though. But when his friend Boone asks for a favor, he can’t refuse. So he finds himself training Colleen Decker to be the newest flight nurse. No matter what Colleen does she can’t seem to escape from her past. After a freak mistake in her job as a ER nurse, she’s forced to take time out in Deep Haven. She ends up getting roped into the flight nurse job, and there she meets Jack. As Jack and Colleen start to fall for each other, will they be able to put the mistakes of their pasts behind them?  Or will it follow them into their future?

This was another wonderful book in the Deep Haven series! Jack is an adorable main character, and I love how Boone pulls another new guy into Deep Haven. Jack  had to conquer a lot of demons though. He was filled with guilt over what he had done, and he didn’t want to accept God’s forgiveness. I loved how compassionate he was, and he was incredibly heroic in all of his actions. He and Colleen were so cute together too!

Poor Colleen had gone through a lot in her life, and she was still struggling with all the trauma. She wanted to prove to everyone that she had changed from who she was as a teenager, but she felt stuck. She had to decide whether or not she could trust how God had made her. And whether or not the path He took her was the right one.  

This was such a wonderful book! I would recommend it to anyone who likes sweet Christian romance. There were a few moments where the plot dragged a bit, but it was still a lot of fun! It’s a perfect, clean, fall romance!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Author Interview:

What first made you start writing?

I’ve always enjoyed making up stories, creating something out of nothing. After dabbling in the craft for a long time, about ten years ago I decided to take it seriously to see if I could really succeed. I’m so glad I did! I encourage all aspiring authors out there to keep at it. I’d love to see your book on the shelf someday!

What was the hardest part about writing this book?

Writing about all of the good food! Ha! Seriously though, this book had me researching so many things I never expected to become an expert at! The research was fun, but not knowing whether I was doing these situations justice was the hardest part of writing this book.

How did you come up with the story?

I wanted to write a story with the theme of Aladdin in mind. I liked the idea of exploring what it would look like for someone to hide their true selves and how God could break through that barrier. I wouldn’t say there are any overt Aladdin references in Hangin’ by a Moment, but the idea of God knowing you and loving you for who you are certainly remains.

Which was your favorite character? Is it the one you most related to?

This is a tough one. I don’t think any of them stood out as a favorite. I loved Colleen’s tenacity, and Jack’s creativity. I appreciated Colleen’s desire to figure out what she wanted in life, which I think is a common struggle. What a relief to discover that God loves us no matter what we do or say!

How did you meet Ms. Warren?

I’ve known of Susan May Warren for years. She’s long been a superhero of mine. I “met” her online while taking some of her classes and then was thrilled to meet her in person at a writer’s conference a few years ago. I’m not ashamed to admit that I totally did not play it cool. Ha! I fan-girled like crazy. My heart is full of gratitude that I can now call her a friend.

Did you have this story in mind from the first book?

No! This story came as a surprise. I’d actually intended to write a different story, but then Colleen seemed so forlorn there in her apartment in Minneapolis. I needed to redeem that bratty, confused kid from Warren’s You Don’t Know Me. She’d grown up now, and I wanted to give her a chance to prove it.

Do you think that the cover matches the story and what was your favorite part of the cover?

I love the cover. The fall theme makes me think of cozy coffees and crisp evening walks. The unpredictable nature of fall weather on Minnesota’s North Shore is definitely an element to the book, so I think the cover is a great fit.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Susan May Warren is the USA Today best-selling novelist of 80 books. With more than 1.5 million books in print, she is beloved by reviewers and readers around the world. Visit Susan at www.susanmaywarren.com.

CONNECT WITH SUSAN: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Andrea Christenson lives in a Minneapolis, MN suburb with her husband and two daughters. When she is not busy homeschooling her girls, she loves to read anything she can get her hands on. She believes that a great loaf of artistic bread can turn a meal into a masterpiece. Andrea’s prayer is to write stories revealing God’s love.

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Merging the creative energies of best-selling authors Susan May Warren and Lindsay Harrel, Sunrise Publishing is the matchmaker for established authors who want to build on their current success for future growth and aspiring authors looking to break out, build an audience, and hone their writing skills.

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Then Came You

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Then Came You by Rachel D. Russell presented by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Then Came You

Series: Deep Haven Collection #4

Author: Rachel D. Russell presented by Susan May Warren

Publisher: Sunrise Publishing

Release Date: July 6, 2021

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

He doesn’t need any trouble. She can’t seem to escape it.

Detective Daniel “Boone” Buckam is more than burned out. After fourteen stellar years on the job, one bad judgment call—and, fine, a whole lot of cynicism—has forced him into a mandatory vacation in Deep Haven. If he can get his head on straight, there’s a job as Police Chief waiting for him back in his Minneapolis suburb. And then, he meets Vivien.

Actress Vivien Calhoun isn’t really a drama queen. Sure, she gets swept up in the emotions of life—but please, she’s an actress. Or, um, was until a stalker made her flee the bright lights of Broadway. Now, she’s passionate about directing her local theater production. But when she accidentally ropes an uptight police detective on vacation into her cast, she can’t help but wonder if he might be the leading man she’s always longed for.

Boone can’t help but like Vivien. He might even have a type—vivacious and bubbly, with a penchant for attracting danger. He can smell trouble even if she can’t, and is pretty sure her stalker has hunted her all the way to Deep Haven. He’ll have to stay by her side—even if it means being in her silly play—to keep her safe. But Vivien is more than he expected as she helps him discover a part of him he’s locked away…the part that said he could never love again.

It’s summertime in Deep Haven, and the fun is heating up in this laugh-out-loud, charming story.

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Author Interview:

  1. What first made you start writing?

From an early age, I was an avid reader and copious writer. I’d make up verbal stories as well as written ones. In middle school, we even had our own book binding “publishing company.”

I’ve always had stories to tell.

I love the adventures and experiences of reading and writing. Though I set aside much of my writing pursuits while my own children were young, I still spent time with verbal storytelling. It wasn’t uncommon for me to spend thirty minutes a night weaving stories for them at bedtime.

About five years ago, I delved back into writing, with the intent of becoming a published author. At that point, I’d realized that, if I could be doing anything in the world, it would be writing. Add in several government furloughs that jeopardized our financial security, and it became a whole-hearted pursuit. I started taking classes, attending conferences, and meeting with a local writing group.

  1. What was the hardest part about writing this book?

Writing the book. Seriously, though, each step has challenges, but two things stand out in particular. First, I really wanted to make sure I wrote a novel that would satisfy all (or, at least most!) readers who’ve been waiting for Boone’s story. That was a huge undertaking. Getting the details right, his character, really getting inside who he is. I wanted to really honor the amazing character that Susan May Warren had created.

Second, during my first rewrite, I had to add three scenes and rearrange the order of several others. This meant I had to unravel the story and then re-weave it back together. That was a really tough challenge, but one of those scenes, the audition scene in the bookstore, turned out to be one of my favorites.

  1. How did you come up with the story?

I knew how I wanted the story to start and knew my characters—Vivien and Boone. The car show scene and Vivien’s antics were in my head. From there, I worked with my mentor, Susan May Warren, to build out the basic plot outline. We had to ask questions—like would bring Boone to Deep Haven? What story goals will each of the characters have? What things can go wrong that will challenge each character?

From there, the scene writing began. It’s a slow process for me, delving into each scene. Really evaluating who the character is and what things might happen to move the story along. 

Because PJ Sugar had some true laugh-out-loud moments, I wanted to bring a little of that flavor to the page, too. Vivien and PJ have some humorous similarities with over-the-top behavior and I loved getting to show the way Vivien suits Boone so well.

  1. Which was your favorite character? Is it the one you most related to?

Both Vivien and Boone have characteristics I relate to, but I’ve been attached to Boone for so long, if I have to pick a favorite, I’d say it’s him. I loved him in the PJ Sugar series and I loved bringing him back onto the page.

Both the characters deal with identity issues and I think this is so common in our human experience. For Boone, he expects so much of himself. He strives to do the right thing, is deeply committed, and raises the bar on himself continually. I can definitely relate to him.

  1. Did you have this story in mind from the first book?

I knew it would be Boone’s story and I knew there’d be a tie-in to the Crisis Response Team, but it wasn’t until we sat down and plotted it out that I really solidified the plot. I had some ideas, but it was all pretty loose and vague. I knew Boone would redeem himself and get closure on some niggling questions—not to mention his happy ending. I also knew Vivien would have to make a choice about where her future would be.

I thoroughly enjoyed bringing our new characters from the first three Deep Haven Collection novels into this one, capturing the spirit of the small town and tying the stories together.

  1. Do you think that the cover matches the story and what was your favorite part of the cover?

Yes, the cover designer did a great job. Boone and Vivien have a couple pivotal kayak scenes. I don’t want to share any spoilers, but the first one is a moment when Boone feels like he’s misread the friendship entirely. It’s funny and sweet and it really brings them to a turning point. In the second, we get to see the two of them in action, working together and rising to a challenge that reveals their individual tenacity, their heroic natures. It’s a situation where Vivien realizes she’s not just a “pretty face” and her impulsiveness isn’t just reckless or careless. For Boone, we see the kind of quick-thinking, jump-into-the-fray hero he is.

I love how the cover captures the feel of summer on the lake.

Book Review:

Another lovely book in the Deep Haven series! Crazy for You was my first dip into the Deep Haven pool, and I loved it. Then Came You did not disappoint either. I was honestly a bit surprised with the couple, but Vivien and Boone were adorable together. I’m sure fans of Susan May Warren’s PJ Sugar series will be thrilled to see Boone again too. I have not read many of the Susan May Warren books, so I’m getting a lot of books added to my TBR 🙂 Luckily, all the books in this series are stand alone, so even though I just met Boone, I fell in love with him pretty quickly!

Unless Boone Buckham figures out a way to relax and quickly, he’ll lose everything he worked so hard to achieve. After a lawsuit was slapped on him, his boss basically ordered him to take a vacation in Deep Haven. He needs to lower his blood pressure and calm his temper down, or he will never become chief of police. The one thing he did not expect was Vivien Calhoun. Vivien is an actress, and a pretty good one because no one seems to notice she’s barely holding it together. After failing in New York and moving back to Deep Haven, all she wants to do is move one. But when her stalker follows her to Deep Haven, it’s clear that’s not an option. Boone doesn’t have time for love, but he will not let anyone hurt this woman who’s become so important to him. So much for relaxing.

I adored this book! Vivien and Boone have a lot to work through, but I loved watching them come together. They were so cute together. Vivien was over the top, bubbly, and friendly while Boone was much more reserved. They balanced each other perfectly! Vivien added some much needed energy and light to Boone’s life, and Boone became Vivien’s safe place. She was used to holding up a mask for everyone in her life, but Boone managed to push through all of her walls.

I loved watching the two of them go through parallel journeys of discovery too. They had to see how their worth came from Christ not from the praise of man. Vivien and Boone both had a lot of tragedy in their lives. Most of which came from the people who they loved the most. But God worked on them to help them see how their worth comes from Him. I would have loved a bit more focus on what God had done in them, but I loved the message of being happy where you are. It doesn’t matter where God puts us because we can find joy in Him.

The plot was super interesting, and there were quite a few plot twists that I was not expecting. I had a harder time staying interested in this book, but I did really enjoy it! As I read more, I would get more and more into it. Boone and Vivien’s story was clean, fun, and romantic! I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Christian, contemporary romance.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

SMW & Rachel Russell

Susan May Warren is the USA Today best-selling novelist of 80 books. With more than 1.5 million books in print, she is beloved by reviewers and readers around the world. Visit Susan at www.susanmaywarren.com.

CONNECT WITH SUSAN: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Rachel D. Russell is a member of Oregon Christian Writers and My Book Therapy’s Novel Academy, and is a regular contributor to the Learn How to Write a Novel blog. The mother of two teenagers, she often interrogates her husband on his own military and law enforcement experience to craft believable heroes in uniform. The rest of her time is spent cantering her horse down the Oregon trails. Visit Rachel at www.racheldrussell.com.

CONNECT WITH RACHEL: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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Pearl’s Promise Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Pearl’s Promise by Edwina Kiernan, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Pearl’s Promise

Series: Gems of Grace #2

Author: Edwina Kiernan

Publisher: Moliant Publishing

Release Date: May 1, 2021

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

A duty-bound heir. A dejected spinster.

An encounter that could ruin both their families’ demands for their futures…

Horrified to see the man she had always dreamed of marrying saying his vows to someone else, Pearl Acton’s devastation only seems to confirm one of her deepest fears – that she’ll remain unseen and alone, never mattering to anyone.

And when her family falls on hard times and seeks to marry her off to a wealthy suitor as soon as possible, her other deepest fear seems inevitable – being trapped in a loveless marriage, just like her parents.

Until an encounter with a quiet and soulful heir, Nicholas Dalton, sparks a fragile hope that perhaps Pearl might save her family’s fortune and marry for love.

But when circumstances on both sides of their families take drastic turns, the promise of happiness seems irrevocably shattered.

As Pearl and Nicholas each strive to uphold their family duties, they soon discover that things aren’t quite what they seem. But is it too late to escape their crushing obligations and forge a new path – together?

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Guest Post:

My Author Journey

by Edwina Kiernan

There was nothing I loved more as a child than making up stories on paper — composing sentences and drawing little illustrations to accompany the words. Notebooks were my favorite things to have within reach, and I continually filled them with the imaginations of my heart.

As I grew older, I still loved to write. I branched into poetry, devotionals, short stories, articles — every kind of writing there was to try, I tried. But my first love was always fiction, and I dreamed of the day when I would hold a book in my hands that contained the words of a novel I had written.

It has been a long journey, but in November 2020 that dream came true. Earlier that year, I had been knocked off my feet with pneumonia, which was made worse by my pre-existing chronic health conditions. I remember being in the hospital, wondering if my time on Earth was up.

God used that time to help me reprioritise and fully commit to what I believed He had called me to do for Him.

Years before, I had listened to the naysayers who said that being an author was not a valid career choice, that it was not a secure enough job to spend any time pursuing. Yet, deep inside, I knew that God had given me a passion and desire for words and their meanings — and for what they could be fashioned into…
The Bible speaks of how powerful our words are, that there is life and death in the power of the tongue (see Proverbs 18:21).

So many people — in my life and in other people’s lives — have used words to attack, disparage and demolish. But it’s my goal to use words to uplift, encourage and exhort.

And to point people to the truth.

Jesus often used parables to illustrate deep truths to the people with whom He spoke, and I believe fiction can serve the same purpose in today’s world.

Most people read to escape reality for a while. I believe that the very best endeavour of fiction is to not give people a way to escape reality, but to give people a way to navigate reality — to give people hope and understanding, insight and encouragement, and ultimately: meaning.

For those reading this who dream of writing books: Don’t listen to people who say that you can’t do it. Pray. Ask God if it’s something that you should invest your time and energy in (because it does take a lot of time and a lot of energy). But if you feel that it’s what you’ve been made to do, then don’t let other peoples’ negativity or ill-informed opinions hold you back.

The world is full of books, but there’s always room for more.

Write, rewrite and polish your words, and use them to speak life, truth, and hope to a world that desperately needs to hear those things.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Edwina Kiernan

Edwina Kiernan is a Christian writer, and author of the well-received Inspirational Regency romance novel, Ruby’s Redemption.

An enthusiast of classic novels and history, Edwina combines her faith, imagination, and research in hope-infused tales set in times past. Her latest novel is the second in the Inspirational Regency romance series, Gems of Grace.

A lifelong word admirer, with Welsh and Irish heritage, she started writing stories early in childhood. She still loves to learn, taking courses from places like Oxford University and the Beau Monde, for both fun and further education.

When she’s not writing, Edwina loves spending time with her dashing husband and lively little son, reading and studying the Bible, getting lost in a captivating novel, and drinking more types of tea than most people realize even exist.

For free gifts, updates, and lots of classic and historical fiction goodness, join her mailing list at EdwinaKiernan.com

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Pearl's Promise

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Rebuilding Joy

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Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Rebuilding Joy by Regina Rudd Merrick, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book:

Rebuilding Joy (RenoVations Series Book 2) by [Regina Rudd Merrick, The Mosaic Collection]

Title: Rebuilding Joy
Series: RenoVations #2
Author: Regina Rudd Merrick
Publisher: Bellville Street Books
Release Date: June 2, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance

A waitress, a contractor, and an FBI agent walk into a café …

Single mom Darcy Emerson Sloan has enough to do raising twins and running a restaurant. She’s doing fine on her own and doesn’t need the complications of a man in her life. But when her café turns into a crime scene, putting her and her children are in danger, she begins to take interest in the handsome young FBI agent that comes on the scene.

Contractor Del Reno is as even-keeled as they come, but even he has his limits. And Darcy Sloan has pushed him too far. Every time he tries to help, it backfires. But now that Darcy and her kids are in trouble, he has no choice but to come to her aid and to protect her. She’s just going to have to deal with it.

Secret tunnels, organized crime, adorable children, and a wedding.

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Author Interview:

  1. What first made you start writing?

    Would you believe writing fan-fiction? I found a site with readers and writers of like mind, writing about the early 2000s television show, “Sue Thomas: FBEye.” In about two years time, I wrote the equivalent of three novels over two dozen short stories, novellas, poems, and scenes, using the characters and putting them in new settings and adventures. I was hooked! When I received positive feedback for those stories, it dawned on me that if I could write that much in that length of time, maybe I could write a whole book.
  2. What was the hardest part about writing this book?

    The hardest thing about Rebuilding Joy was the suspense element. It was my first foray (except for fan-fiction) into romantic suspense, and I had to make sure the mystery made sense, no loose ends were dangling out there, and it had to be SOLVED!
  3. How did you come up with the story?

    Later on, you’ll see the connection with the book one in the RenoVations series, Heart Restoration, but the evolved with my plan to show how people in a rural community, in this\ case, a family by the name of “Reno,” have the same trials and tribulations as those in the big city. Del struggles with the idea that he has settled for the comfortable existence he’s always had, and Darcy gave up her dreams to move home to raise her kids as she juggles running a café. All it takes, from that point, is a few “what ifs” and you have the beginnings of a story.
  4. Which was your favorite character? Is it the one you most related to?

    I really, really love Darcy Emerson Sloan in Rebuilding Joy. She appears in book one, but this is her story, along with Del’s. She’s been through a lot in her young life, but she is tough, feisty, and determined to make a good life for herself and her twins—with or without a man. I can’t imagine going through some of the things she’s experienced, and can totally understand the bitterness that can come with overwhelming loss. I’m so glad God loves us through it!
  5. Have you worked in a restaurant?

    I’ve never worked in a restaurant, but when I was a teen my parents ran a church camp, and I helped serve, refill drinks, field questions, and a little cooking, as well, for groups that used the facility. I hope I didn’t get it all wrong, and for those of you in the food service industry, I apologize ahead of time!
  6. Did you have this story in mind from the first book?

    Most definitely. The beginnings of the story came with book 1 in the RenoVations series, Heart Restoration. I planned, then, for the next book to be Del Reno’s story, but I wasn’t sure who his love-interest would be. In book one I introduced all the characters and set the stage for the mystery with a system of tunnels running from the Ohio River to the fictional town of Clementville. Bringing in the café was simply a happy plot-point, and I felt that I had to redeem Sheriff Clay Lacy! I gave him a bit of a raw deal in Heart Restoration, but he was one of the stars of my Christmas novella, “The Twelve Days of Mandy Reno!”
  7. Do you think that the cover matches the story and what was your favorite part of the cover?

    I love the cover. Roseanna White designed it, and she comes highly recommended. My goal in working with her was to have the cover of Rebuilding Joy coordinate with Heart Restoration as much as possible, and I think we succeeded. I love the little strip of buildings, including the café, and I think it’s a good representation of a tiny little country town in Kentucky. Honestly, the fonts had me from day one—how’s that for extreme nerdiness!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Regina Rudd Merrick

Regina Rudd Merrick is a multi-published writer, church musician, wife, mother, former librarian, lover of all things beachy and chocolate, and grateful follower of Jesus Christ. Married to her husband of 35-plus years, she is the mother of two grown daughters, and the keeper of a 100-year-old house where she lives in the small town of Marion, KY. Connect with Regina on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or on her website at https://www.reginaruddmerrick.com

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The Earl’s Lady Geologist

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Earl’s Lady Geologist by Alissa Baxter, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: The Earl’s Lady Geologist
Series: The Linfield Ladies Series
Author: Alissa Baxter
Publisher: Vinspire Publishing
Release Date: 
February 28, 2021
Genre: Clean Regency Romance

Cassandra Linfield is a lady fossil collector who declares she will never marry as no man will ever take her studies seriously. When circumstances force her to travel to Town for the Season, Cassy infiltrates the hallowed portals of the Geological Society from which she has been banned. She is horrified when she comes face to face with her nemesis, the infuriating Earl of Rothbury.

Lord Rothbury is a gentleman-geologist with a turbulent romantic past. After a youthful disappointment, he vows never to fall in love again and makes the decision, instead, to seek out a convenient wife when he returns to England from his geological travels abroad.

Brought together by their close family ties, Cassy and Rothbury collaborate on a geological paper and discover a powerful attraction. Marriage, however, is the one subject they cannot agree upon. But when Cassy’s life is threatened, the two realize that love matters more than their objections.

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Book Review:

A unique and sweet Regency romance, The Earl’s Lady Geologist is the first book I have read of Ms. Baxter. It was so cute! I went in intrigued, because I had little knowledge about the geology and archeology of that time. It was fascinating to see that setting for this book. Cassandra, Casssy is a lady fossil collector. She is adamant that she will never marry, yet her aunts are just as determined to get her to Town for a Season.There she at least can attempt to infiltrate the Geological Society. However, while in Town she is dismayed to encounter the Earl of Rothbury, who she finds infuriating and confining. Rothbury, a fellow geologist, has had troubles with love in the past and now is ready for a sensible marriage of convenience. Through family ties, Cassy and Rothbury are brought together and begin working together on a geological paper. As feelings emerge and the two clash, will they find that love is greater than their objections?

This was super cute! I really like Cassy. She had a backbone and opinions, but she was not stubbornly obstinate or thoughtless. She cared about her family, even though she had her own views.I appreciated her intelligence and her love of geology. Her passion was so cool to see! It was also cool to see some of the work done by females at that time.Rothbury was also a sweet character. He was also quite sure of his beliefs and cared for his family. I liked seeing the family interactions and setting that it brought to the story. He cared for them and tried to listen to them. I thought that their love story was also adorable!  They grew to appreciate one another and like each other as people. I loved seeing how they cared for each other, especially how Rothbury tried to court her.At the end of the book, I actually said aloud, “That was so cute!”.

The elements of mystery and danger that come through are also very exciting. I think it was a nice addition that fleshed out the story. I am also interested in Harriet, she had a secondary plot with her featured and I would love to see her story continued! Overall, this was a clean, sweet Regency read! I liked the addition of geology, though I am by no means an expert myself, I was able to understand and I thought it added to the story. I would recommend this to those who enjoy a sweet romance and like historical fiction!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alissa Baxter

Alissa Baxter wrote her first Regency romance, The Dashing Debutante, during her long university holidays. After traveling the world, she settled down to write her second Regency romance, Lord Fenmore’s Wager, which was inspired by her time living on a country estate in England.

Alissa then published two chick-lit novels, The Truth About Clicking Send and Receive (previously published as Send and Receive) and The Truth About Cats and Bees (previously published as The Blog Affair).

Many years later, Alissa returned to her favorite time period and signed a three-book contract with Vinspire Publishing for her Linfield Ladies Series, a trio of Regency romances that feature women in trend-setting roles who fall in love with men who embrace their trailblazing ways… at least eventually.

Alissa currently lives in Johannesburg with her husband and two sons. She is a member of The Beau Monde – Regency Fiction Writers.

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The Earl's Lady Geologist

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A Brother’s Promise

Welcome to the Blog Tour for the A Brother’s Promise by Mindy Obenhaus, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: A Brother’s Promise
Author: Mindy Obenhaus
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired
Release Date: 
February 23, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

A little girl will change his world…

He didn’t realize he wanted a family…

until he suddenly became a single dad.

After his sister’s death, rancher Mick Ashford’s determined to ensure his orphaned niece, Sadie, feels at home. And accepting guidance from Christa Slocum is his first step. But just as Christa and Sadie start to settle into Mick’s heart, Sadie’s paternal grandparents sue for custody. Now Mick must fight to keep them together…or risk losing the makeshift family he’s come to love.

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We were so excited to be able to interview Mindy Obehaus, here is our interview.

Author Interview

  • Is it easier or harder to write a continuation of a series? Why or why not?


I think it’s a little easier because there are things that have already been
established, like many of the characters and the setting.

  • How did you decide to write about who to write about next?


You know, I’m not really sure. One book in the series is a Christmas story, so
I had to work around that. Of course, I also had to look at what time of the
year each story was set, so that was likely the biggest factor when choosing.

  • Is it more difficult to write children than adults? Why or why not?


Kids are definitely easier to write, at least for me. I love writing children
and old people because you never know what they might say, so they can
really put the hero/heroine on the spot.

  • How did you come up with the idea for this story? 


I knew Christa had been a savvy tech industry exec who’d walked away from
it, looking for a simpler life. So in coming up with a partner for her I took
the opposites-attract approach. Throw in a little fish-out-of-water by having
a single cowboy suddenly become a father and it seemed like the way to go.

  • Are you a pantser or plotter? How did this tendency show up with this book?


I’m a pantser at heart, but I’m forced to plot. However, if I’m writing along
and something deviates from the plot, I usually take it as a nudge from God
and go with.

  • As you were writing, did you always know how the story was going to go? Were there any surprises for you?

The ending was actually a surprise for me. I had envisioned it much
differently. It turned out much better than I’d anticipated.

  • Do you have a favorite character in this book? Who is it and why?


Definitely Sadie because I never knew what she was going to say. And she
made a pretty good voice of reason, too.

  • Do you have ranch/cowgirl roots? Is there any inspiration for Mick and his ranch from your own life?


I actually live on a working cattle ranch, though my husband is not a rancher.
We lease the land. That said, I know lots of ranchers and have watched
them work cattle, aid with birthing calves when a cow is in distress and all
sorts of other things. It was inevitable I put that knowledge to use one day.
Though I’m glad it was only through storytelling. Those ranchers are some
tough people.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mindy Obenhaus

Award-winning author Mindy Obenhaus is passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. She lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, two sassy pups, countless cattle, deer and the occasional coyote, mountain lion or snake. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cooking and watching the Hallmark Channel. Learn more at www.MindyObenhaus.com

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Deadly Amish Reunion Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Deadly Amish Reunion by Dana R. Lynn, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Title: Deadly Amish Reunion
Series: Amish Country Justice #9
Author:
Dana R. Lynn
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date:
December 1, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Amish Romantic Suspense

Separated by amnesia…

reunited by a lethal holiday threat.

Jennie Beiler’s husband was supposed to be dead, so she’s shocked when he rescues her from an attacker. Although Luke has no memories of his Englisch wife, it’s up to him to protect her from someone who won’t stop until she’s dead.

Can the peaceful Amish community he returned to after losing his memory shelter them and their son this Christmas when danger strikes again?

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Book Review:

I have read quite a few romantic, suspense books, but I’ve never read an Amish, suspense one. I have to admit that I was a little bit thrown off because while there is crime everywhere, most of the Amish books I’ve read have been quite fluffy. Even though this was a new genre for me, I really enjoyed this book. It’s the first book I’ve read by Ms. Dana R. Lynn, and I will definitely be reading more by her.

Deadly Amish Reunion is the ninth book in the Amish Country Justice series. I’m not sure if this is a standalone series, but I have only read this book. And other than a really strong desire to read Aidan’s (Jennie’s brother’s) book, I was not at all confused. Jennie believed that her husband was dead, so she’s shocked when he saves her and their son. Luke has no memories of his Englischer wife, but he’s determined to protect her and his newfound son.

It was really sweet and hard to watch Jennie and Luke work things out. They did love each other, but they had no idea how to make it work. I loved how Ms. Lynn showed Luke falling in love with Jennie all over again, and Jennie falling for this older, more mature version of Luke. It was especially adorable because they had their son, L.J, to think about. I loved all of L.J.’s parts in the book. He was such a cute character, and it was sweet to see Luke step up to the plate. And while Luke’s family were understandably shocked, they were immediately open to helping Jennie and L.J.

The suspense also kept me guessing until the last minute. There were a lot of different players that I did not at all expect, and there were so many twists and turns in the book. The action never let up until the very end. There are some more mature themes though. Jennie was raped by her stepfather before, but it is not described at all. Also, Jennie sees someone kill another person, and there is quite a bit of shooting at and violence including someone getting beat up. However, the romance side is very clean, and Jennie and Luke really only kiss like twice. All in all just a wonderful, quick read that I would definitely recommend!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dana R. Lynn

Dana R. Lynn is a USA Today bestselling author who believes in the power of God to touch people through stories. She met her husband at a wedding and married him nineteen months later. Today, they live in rural Pennsylvania with their three teenaged children and enough pets to open a petting zoo. She is a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing by day and writes stories of romance and danger at night. Dana is an avid reader, loves cats and thinks chocolate should be a food group. Dana is a Selah Award winner, a Holt Medallion Finalist, and a New England Reader’s Choice Award winner. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. She enjoys engaging with readers and can be found on social media or contacted via her website www.danarlynn.com.

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A Ranger for the Twins – Guest Post

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for A Ranger for the Twins by Tanya Agler, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: A Ranger for the Twins
Author: Tanya Agler
Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Release Date: October 13, 2020
Genre: Clean Contemporary Romance

She fell from grace…

Before falling for him

When her husband defrauded the town of Hollydale, now-divorced mom Lucie Decker went from being the town darling to total pariah. Now she’s launching a new business and needs ranger Caleb Spindler’s help. And her twins adore Caleb. After all, he’s a genuine hero—even if he is hiding a secret. But while Lucie’s heart has forgotten how to trust, it still remembers how to fall in love…

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Guest post:

I am so excited to welcome Tanya Agler to to our blog to talk about how she chooses her settings and makes it realistic.

Hello, and thank you so much for hosting me on your blog today. The setting for my first
two books is Hollydale, North Carolina. It’s a fictional small town set in the foothills of the
Great Smoky Mountains. I’m going to go off-subject for a second and explain what led me to
write a book set in North Carolina. About three years after my husband and I had our first child,
my parents offered to babysit for us while we went on a long, three-day weekend, which was our
first time away from our daughter. We wanted to go somewhere close to home yet in another
state, and we ended up in Maggie Valley, NC, a delightful town that charmed both of us.
When I sat down to write The Sheriff’s Second Chance, I wanted to create a town in the
South as I’ve lived in the same area for a long time after moving around often as a child and
teenager. My mind immediately was drawn to those three days that we spent hiking in North
Carolina in the mountain region, visiting Thomas Wolfe’s house, and eating in a delicious,
downhome diner. From there, I started researching that area of the Great Smoky Mountains.
I started with blog posts about the top ten mountain getaways in North Carolina. From
there, I visited each of those town’s websites and made notes on their small businesses and what
made them different from other similar towns. I also researched diner menus in small towns and
clicked on other common businesses found in that area. Then, I also researched the history
behind towns in the Smokies and found out some interesting facts about the timber industry.
Then I went and looked at pictures from that trip with my husband as well as other hiking
trips and vacations to the Great Smoky Mountains, which are one of my favorite destinations.
From hiking to Clingman’s Dome, the highest point in Tennessee, to white water rafting along
the Nantahala, I looked at the topography in the pictures and the different attributes of the

outdoors in relation to the book. Since I love hiking and long walks to waterfall, I made sure that
there was an outfitter’s business in the downtown district. Every time we visit a small town, I
take note of the shops and ambience. Google Maps is another fun resource as you can take
walking tours of towns or watch videos people post of a town.
Outdoor areas play into the setting of A Ranger for the Twins. I tried to figure out what
would be the most unlikely setting for a town debutante, and I thought of an outdoor retreat
center featuring rope courses. One inspiration for this was an adventure I had in my college
youth group. One afternoon we all went to a ropes course and performed exercises in trust
building. There was one particular course with a rope rather high off the ground, which people
then walked across similar to a tightrope. The leaders positioned most of the group on the side
where most people fall when they perform this exercise. Nine people would be on one side
waiting and two would be on the other. Of course, I fell on the side with two people and have a
very faint scar on my right wrist. Little did I know that would end up being part of a book
someday!
For research on retreat centers, I looked up at least twenty similar destination lodges and
retreats online and researched their staffs, their design layouts, and their amenities. I read
reviews and searched through their photo albums, combining my favorite attributes of each.
And then I started reviewing pictures of the state and national parks I’ve visited with my
family and continued from there.
Between my family vacations, day trips, and the internet along with Google Maps, those
are the ways I start to research the setting and then I add in the best of every town I’ve come
across with a little bit of pure imagination.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

An award-winning author, Tanya Agler moved often during her childhood and settled in Georgia where she writes sweet contemporary romance novels, which feature small towns, family and pets, and themes of second chances and hope. Her debut, The Sheriff’s Second Chance, is a January of 2020 Harlequin Heartwarming release with the sequel, A Ranger for the Twins, coming in October 2020. A graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in journalism and law, she lives with her wonderful husband, their four children, and a lovable Basset, who really rules the roost. Represented by Dawn Dowdle and the Blue Ridge Literary Agency, she’s currently at work on the sequels to her debut. When she’s not writing, Tanya loves classic movies, walking, and a good cup of tea.

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Palmer Girl

Welcome to the Blog Blitz & Giveaway for Palmer Girl by Dawn Klinge, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Palmer Girl
Series: The Historic Hotels Collection #2
Author: Dawn Klinge
Release Date: September 29, 2020
Genre: Historical Romance

When insurance tycoon, Cornelius Nordeman, is recruited to work for the Exposition Corporation, the New Yorker brings his family to live at the Palmer House Hotel, far away from any reminders of a recent tragedy. He’s hopeful this move will offer respite from his family’s grief.

Elizabeth Nordeman, his daughter, has something to prove, which leads her to seek work as a florist at Marshall Field’s, Chicago’s finest department store.

John Lewis knows something is different and intriguing about the new florist he hired. When his boss, Marshall Field, informs him that Elizabeth is the Nordeman heiress, his job suddenly becomes more complicated–especially when he finds himself falling for her.

On the eve of the Columbian Exposition of 1893, Chicago prepares to prove that it’s a first-class city, and the brightest minds from around the country will plan the most spectacular fair the world has seen.

The World’s Fair will bring change and innovation into a society bound tightly by class and tradition. Elizabeth’s heart longs to push against those boundaries, so what’s holding her back?

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Excerpt:

It was too late to avoid being spotted. The last space on Elizabeth Nordeman’s dance card was about to be filled. Taking one last discreet sip from her glass, she set it on the passing silver tray of a uniformed waiter. Then she turned and smiled politely at the elegant woman and the young man approaching her. They’d made a beeline toward her place at the base of the grand curving staircase where she’d paused to catch her breath after the last quadrille. She’d been hoping to make an early exit and return to her family’s apartment upstairs without anyone noticing.

 Drawing near was Bertha Palmer, their hostess, and judging by the determined look on her face, her motives were clear. Every high society woman of Chicago, minus the ones with marriageable daughters of their own, seemed united in her mother’s cause, which was to introduce Elizabeth to every eligible bachelor of high social standing in the city. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dawn Klinge is a Pacific Northwest native who loves a rainy day, a hot cup of coffee, and a good book to get lost in. This wife and mom to two young adults is often inspired by true personal and historical accounts. Dawn is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers Association. Sorrento Girl is her debut novel, the first in the Historic Hotels Collection.

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a copy of Palmer Girl and a $20 Amazon gift card!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight September 30, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on October 7, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Falling for the Innkeeper

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Falling for the Innkeeper by Meghann Whistler, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Falling for the Innkeeper
Author: Meghann Whistler
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: July 21, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

A battle for a charming Cape Cod inn…
But what happens when romance checks in?

Single mom Laura Lessoway won’t accept her mother’s plan of selling her late grandmother’s beachfront inn without a fight. But when big-city attorney Jonathan Masters arrives to arrange an offer from his client, she’s drawn to him. And although he came to Cape Cod to close an important business deal—not fall in love—he can’t get her out of his mind.

Laura and Jonathan each try to fight their attraction and focus on business, but it’s not long before Jonathan finds himself confiding in her his other reason for coming to The Sea Glass Inn—he’s trying to find his mentally ill father, who’s recently been spotted at a nearby homeless shelter.

Working together to find Jonathan’s father only brings Laura and Jonathan closer. But with his career and her home on the line, can they ever find common ground?

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Book Review:

This was a really cute read and I really enjoyed it. Falling for the Innkeeper is a short, cute read that leaves you wanting more. Falling for the Innkeeper is Meghan Whistler’s debut novel and I would definitely recommend it!

Falling for the Innkeeper has a hero who is disguised as a workaholic, a damsel in distress, who does not need help from anyone, and a lovely little girl to bind them together. Jonathan Masters has buried himself in his work and he is so close to getting his partnership in his firm, all he has to do is convince a woman to sell him a charming Cape Cod inn. Laura Lessoway is trying to pick up the pieces of her life and what better way than to run the inn she loved her whole life. She will do anything to  give her daughter a happy and settled life. But things never go according to plan. 

This was such a fun book, I loved reading about Jonathan as he came to the inn with a plan and everything falling apart when he met Laura. She immediately captures his heart and he finds himself wanting to spend time with her. I thought it was especially cute who he played and cared for Emma, Laura’s daughter. Jonathan is one of my favorite types of heroes, because he seems kind of gruff on the outside and then you actually spend time with him and find that he is a sweetheart. 

Laura was a strong woman but she had some scars from her childhood and previous marriage. She wanted badly to give her daughter a good life and to protect her daughter from the things she had to go through. She didn’t trust herself to choose a good guy and she didn’t trust that people can be different. But then she and Jonathan started to spend time together and she began to see that Jonathan was different. I loved how she gave him the nickname, Harvard. Nicknames help make everything better. 

Falling for the Innkeeper was a really good book and I absolutely adored how it was set in a small town. It really adds to the book, when everyone knows each other. I would definitely recommend this book and I can’t wait to see what else Meghan writes!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

Photo by Sophie Jacobson

Meghann Whistler writes sweet Christian romance novels that won’t make your grandmother blush.

A hopeless romantic who met her husband on a blind date, Meghann recently left her marketing career to pursue her lifelong passion of writing sweet, hopeful stories that demonstrate the power of love and grace.

Before settling down with her rocket scientist husband and raising three rambunctious boys, Meghann earned a B.A. in English from Amherst College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College.

Falling for the Innkeeper is her first inspirational romance, but definitely not her last! She loves to hear from her readers, who can reach her at www.meghannwhistler.com.

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(1) winner will receive a beach locket and a $15 Barnes & Noble gift card!

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