Monday, December 29, 2014

Rachel Hauck Fires Up the Romance with “A Brush with Love” Kindle Giveaway!

"Fire" up the romance in the new year with Rachel Hauck's newest book, A Brush with Love, by entering her Kindle Fire giveaway! And be sure to catch a sneak peek of the soon-to-be-released How to Catch a Prince!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway only runs for a week, 12/30 – 1/5. Winner will be announced January 6th on Rachel's blog.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A November Bride by Beth K. Vogt (Review)

A November Bride
by Beth K. Vogt
A Year of Weddings Novella
Christian Fiction / Contemporary / Romance
Available October 2014
Zondervan
120 pages



About the Book
Sadie McAllister is fastidious to a fault-but that serves her well as a personal chef to her clients in Denver. But her earliest attempt at managing romance was a bust when Erik Davis declined her invitation to the school's eighth grade Sadie Hawkins Dance.

Having celebrated the big 3-0 by ending a relationship, Sadie is tired of romantic relationships-by-text. The only man she knows willing to put down his iPhone and have face-to-face conversations with her is Erik. It's time to put a 21st-century twist on the Sadie Hawkins' tradition of a woman going after her man. He may not be the hero of her romantic dreams, but she can propose to Erik and achieve some sort of happily ever after with her best friend.

Erik is good at two things: his freelance job and maintaining casual, no-one-gets-hurt relationships with women. What is Sadie thinking, proposing to him? This is marriage-not a middle school dance. Erik decides to show Sadie what romance looks like when the man takes the lead. And while he's at it, he'll prove just how wrong they are for each other. But when he realizes he's fallen for her, can Erik convince Sadie his just-for-fun dates were the prelude to "'til death do us part"?

My Thoughts
Wow! What a great conclusion to the end of this first Year of Weddings! I'm a huge fan of stories where long-time friends finally realize their feelings for each other, and Beth pulls this one off just perfectly. (I also think that this is a great way to give readers a fuller story despite the shortness of a novella.)

I just loved Sadie and Erik and had butterflies the entire time I was reading! Their friendship was so unique and special, and I really loved watching their romantic relationship evolve. Their friends were a great asset to the story as well, and played more than a minimal role to the development of the plot.

A November Bride is a fun, romantic read that I wholeheartedly recommend! [5 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through the BookLookBloggers program in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
Beth K. Vogt believes God's best is often behind the doors marked "Never." She's the wife of a former Air Force family physician who said she'd never marry a doctor-or anyone in the military. She's a mom of four who said she'd never have kids. She's a former nonfiction writer and editor who said she'd never write fiction. Beth's novels include Wish You Were Here, Catch a Falling Star, and Somebody Like You.

Beth K. Vogt Online

Friday, December 5, 2014

Love Without End by Robin Lee Hatcher (Blog Tour + Review)

Love Without End
by Robin Lee Hatcher
King's Meadow Romance, Book 2
Christian Fiction / Contemporary / Romance
Available November 2014
Thomas Nelson
304 pages



About the Book
Chet and Kimberly have both failed when it comes to love. Will they risk their hearts to love again?

Chet Leonard’s life was forever changed when his 17-year-old son died and then, soon after, his wife walked out on their family. Over two years later, all he wants to do is hold onto his horse ranch and raise his remaining sons to be honorable men.

Kimberly Welch, widowed mother of Tara, a rebellious 15-year-old, has reached the end of her finances and nearly the end of her rope. She and Tara come to King’s Meadow to try to piece their lives back together again. Kimberly has no intention of becoming involved with the residents of this remote mountain community and certainly not with any man.

When octogenarian Anna McKenna returns to King’s Meadow and to the Leonard ranch, she becomes an agent of change and healing for the two hurting families. With her help, Kimberly and Chet may discover that true love has no end.

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My Thoughts
Love Without End is another incredible story from Robin Lee Hatcher. I loved the way she wove together so many threads to bring readers one beautifully complex and moving story. Chet was probably my favorite character. I really liked him in A Promise Kept and was so glad he got his own story. After all the loss in his life, it was nice to come back and see how he was able to persevere through. The relationship between him and his sons was really special too.

I liked that Anna's story was told throughout the whole book. It really helped to have her whole history instead of just picking up with her return to the ranch. At times the switch between past and present felt a little jarring and almost felt like Anna's story could have been a prequel of sorts, but I was glad they were both included.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I'm a big fan of this series and look forward to more visits to King's Meadow! [4 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
Robin is the author of 65+ novels and novellas. Her home is in Idaho, where she spends her time writing stories of faith, courage, and love; pondering the things of God; and loving her family and friends.

Robin Lee Hatcher Online
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Holiday Book Blitz | Cozy Christmas Capers



In honor of Cyber Monday, I'm bringing a special Holiday Book Blitz to you featuring Cozy Christmas Capers, a collection of 19 Christmas-themed short stories from 19 award-winning authors!
 
This book will ONLY be available December 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015 so don't wait too long to buy this fun book!
  
Enjoy these tales of mystery, romance, and laughter amid the backdrop of pine trees, gingerbread men, and Santas galore! The perfect short bites for cozying up by the fire with a cup of cocoa … or waiting in line at gift wrapping!

Stories include ...
Rosolio Red (Franki Amato Mysteries) by Traci Andrighetti
Chasing Tinsel (Miranda Vaughn Mysteries ) by Ellie Ashe
Death of a Christmas Witch (A Crewel to be Kind Mini Mystery) by Diane Bator
Queenie Baby: Pass the Eggnog (Queenie Baby Mysteries) by Christina A. Burke
The Holiday Inside Job by Mary Jo Burke
Hard to Catch a Christmas Thief (Hard Targets) by Wendy Byrne
A Christmas Ghost & Zero Regrets (Dead by the Numbers Mysteries) by Jennifer Fischetto
Christmas Canap├ęs & Sabotage (Culinary Competition Mysteries) by Janel Gradowski
Christmas in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries) by Gemma Halliday
Christmas Al Dente (Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries) by Jennifer L. Hart
Santa Claus, Lies, and Murder (Amber Fox Mysteries) by Sibel Hodge
A (Gingerbread) Diorama of Death (Helen Binney Mysteries) by Gin Jones
Mini Pie the Christmas Spy! (Mini Pie Mysteries) by Libby LaManna
Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas (Greatest Hits Mysteries) by Leslie Langtry Ornamental Danger (Working Stiff Mysteries) by Kerri Nelson
Motion for Mistletoe (Jamie Winters Mysteries) by Kelly Rey
Christmas in Venice by Maria Grazia Swan
Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Tahoe Tessie Mysteries) by T. Sue VerSteeg
Santa’s Little Mistake by Stacey Wiedower
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