Book Blitz & Giveaway ~ Willow’s Way

 

 

Willow’s Way
by Sharon Struth
(The Sweet Life #2)
Published by: Kensington
Publication date: April 17th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

The breathtaking promise of the English countryside can lift even the heaviest spirits . . .

Willow Armstrong, the once-famous “Queen of Weight Loss” and president of Pound Busters, succumbed to stress eating after her divorce. Now the scandal of getting caught on camera binging on pizza, and the internet-wide mocking of her new curves, may destroy her career. Add in a business advisor who drained her finances, and Willow is out of options—until she learns she’s inherited a house in England’s most picturesque locale, The Cotswolds.

Willow’s trip across the pond to sell the property and salvage her company soon becomes its own adventure: the house, once owned by grandparents she never met, needs major work. Plus, single dad Owen Hughes, the estate’s resident groundskeeper and owner of a local tour outfit, isn’t thrilled about the idea of leaving . . .

Yet as Willow proceeds with her plans, she’s sidetracked by surprising discoveries about her family’s history–and with Owen’s help, the area’s distinctive attractions. Soon, she’s even retracing her roots—and testing her endurance—amid the region’s natural beauty. And the more she delves into the past, the more clearly she sees herself, her future, and the way home . . .

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Somebody’s Daughter (Review)

by Rochelle B. Weinstein

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From USA Today bestselling author Rochelle B. Weinstein comes an emotional novel for mothers, daughters, and anyone who has ever felt imperfect.

Emma and Bobby Ross enjoy a charmed life on the shores of Miami Beach. They are a model family with a successful business, an uncomplicated marriage, and two blessedly typical twin daughters, Zoe and Lily. They are established members of a tight-knit community.

Then, on the night of the girls’ fifteenth birthday party, they learn of Zoe’s heartbreaking mistake—a private and humiliating indiscretion that goes viral and thrusts her and her family into the center of a shocking public scandal.

As the family’s core is shattered by disgrace, judgment, and retribution, the fallout takes its toll. But for Emma, the shame runs deeper. Her daughter’s reckless behavior has stirred memories of her own secrets that could break a marriage and family forever.

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Actual and gripping, Somebody’s Daughter is the story of a family dealing with the consequences of a mistake and tell us about the power and the risks of the internet if manipulated with bad intentions. Nowadays, in the social media era, teenagers are the most vulnerable targets of this virtual world. Being part of a kind of “sharing circle”, sometimes they don’t think about the people on the other side of the screen: they might be family, friends, followers, but also people looking for someone’s weakness to manipulate.

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Sunday Brunch with… Kristy Woodson Harvey

 

Photo Credits: klaraslife.com

Happy Sunday!

Spring has finally arrived, and with it, new amazing books have been released. One of the titles I was impatiently waiting is The Secret to Southern Charm, that follows Slightly South of Simple in The Peachtree Bluff Series, which I strongly recommend, as you can also read in my review.

So, today, I’m very excited to introduce…

Kristy Woodson Harvey

 

 

She is the national bestselling author of Dear Carolina (Berkley/Penguin Random House, 2015), Lies and Other Acts of Love (Berkley/Penguin Random House, 2016) and the Peachtree Bluff Series, beginning with Slightly South of Simple (Gallery/Simon & Schuster, 2017), and The Secret to Southern Charm (Gallery/Simon & Schuster, 2018).

 

 

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BLOG TOUR – The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth (Review & Giveaway)

 

From USA Today Bestselling Author Callie Hutton is a new captivating and suspenseful historical romance…

 

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Recently widowed, Charlotte Pennyworth is relishing her independence and it rankles to have to rely on a man to help her with an increasingly sinister stalker. Former Yardman, Elliot Baker, is reluctant to take on Charlotte’s case but despite himself and his history with another woman, he is drawn to the bright, attractive widow.Sparks smolder between the PI and his client but neither is looking to form an attachment. Elliot thinks Charlotte is hiding something. Charlotte has no desire to marry again, especially to a private investigator, no matter how handsome, brave and kind he is. The risk to his life and her heart is too great. But more dangerous than a menacing stalker is secrets and when Charlotte’s come to light, even the passion between them might not douse the flames of Elliot’s distrust.

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The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth was an interesting and quick read and my first book by Callie Hutton. Continue reading “BLOG TOUR – The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth (Review & Giveaway)”

The Summer of New Beginnings (Review)

A Magnolia Grove Novel

by Bette Lee Crosby

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One family learns that love is the greatest miracle of all—from USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby.

Aspiring journalist Meghan Briggs has always been the responsible one in the family. So when her father passes away unexpectedly, leaving behind his at-risk business, she steps up to save his legacy—even if that means putting her own dreams on hold.

Tracy couldn’t be more different from her sister. She’s always been the rebellious type, without much direction in life. But in the wake of her latest romantic disaster, she finds herself moving back home as a single mother.

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The Summer Of New Beginnings is a touching and heartwarming novel, that following the story of the Briggs family touches important themes like the revelation and the initial refusal of the disability’s condition, the rediscovery and the appreciation of the family bond, and the hope of new opportunities. Continue reading “The Summer of New Beginnings (Review)”

Bones Don’t Lie

by Melinda Leigh

Bestselling author Melinda Leigh visits the small upstate New York town of Scarlet Falls to feature former prosecutor Morgan Dane. Following the death of her husband in the Iraq war, Morgan returns to Scarlet Falls to heal for herself and her three young daughters. But just as she starts to rebuild her life—and find love again—a new tragedy strikes putting Morgan once again in harm’s way.

Private investigator Lance Kruger was just a boy when his father vanished twenty-three years ago. Since then he’s lived under the weight of that disappearance—until his father’s car is finally dredged up from the bottom of Grey Lake. It should be a time for closure, except for the skeleton found in the trunk. A missing person case gone cold has become one of murder, and Lance and attorney Morgan Dane must face the deadly past that’s risen to the surface.

For Lance, the investigation yields troubling questions about a man he thought he knew. But memories can play dirty tricks. For Morgan, uncovering each new lie comes with a disquieting fear that someone is out there watching, because someone is killing every witness tied to this decades-old crime. Morgan and Lance follow in the shadows of a relentless killer and walk right into the cross fire.

Praise for Melinda Leigh

“Complex characters, a web of small-town relationships, and intriguing legal details keep the pages turning and add depth to the growing relationship between Morgan and Lance…” —Publisher’s Weekly on Say You’re Sorry

“This novel is a terrific whodunit tale with unexpected plot twists and a touch of romance to soften the edges. This one will keep readers guessing as they race toward the finish line hoping for answers.” —RT Book Reviews on Seconds to Live

“[I]ntelligent writing, maturity of characters and some subtle inserts of heat and humour have made me a fan of this series…” —Unstuck Pages on Her Last Goodbye