Keep Me Afloat – Book Tour & Giveaway

Keep Me Afloat – Book Tour & Giveaway

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Keep Me Afloat by Jennifer Gold, hosted by Comet Readings Book Tours!


ABOUT THE BOOK

Publication date: March 3, 2020
Paperback: 381 pages
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing


A moving story about true love and heartbreak, mistakes and redemption, forgiveness and second chances.

Five years ago, marine biologist Abby Fisher made a mistake that cost her everything. Rather than face the consequences, she fled home to start anew—and built the career she’d always dreamed of. But when her research program runs out of funding, she’s adrift once again and decides to return to the safe harbor of her family and friends.

Except nothing at home is how she remembered.

Her friendships are strained, her normally affectionate parents seem distant, and her once-great love story is now just a painful memory. What’s worse, she keeps running into the people she hurt years ago—and they aren’t ready to forgive her.

Abby is determined to atone for her mistakes, but she can’t seem to move beyond her guilt for a chance of future happiness. Can Abby learn to sail through the storm, or will she remain lost at sea?

Poignant and heartfelt, Keep Me Afloat asks the question: How can you expect forgiveness from others if you can’t even forgive yourself?

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Keep Me Afloat by Jennifer Gold – Book Tour

Keep Me Afloat by Jennifer Gold – Book Tour

JENNIFER GOLD

A moving story about true love and heartbreak, mistakes and redemption, forgiveness and second chances.

Five years ago, marine biologist Abby Fisher made a mistake that cost her everything. Rather than face the consequences, she fled home to start anew—and built the career she’d always dreamed of. But when her research program runs out of funding, she’s adrift once again and decides to return to the safe harbor of her family and friends.

Except nothing at home is how she remembered.

Her friendships are strained, her normally affectionate parents seem distant, and her once-great love story is now just a painful memory. What’s worse, she keeps running into the people she hurt years ago—and they aren’t ready to forgive her.

Abby is determined to atone for her mistakes, but she can’t seem to move beyond her guilt for a chance of future happiness. Can Abby learn to sail through the storm, or will she remain lost at sea?

Poignant and heartfelt, Keep Me Afloat asks the question: How can you expect forgiveness from others if you can’t even forgive yourself?

Publication date: March 3, 2020
Paperback: 381 pages
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

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10 Books for your Christmas Reading List

10 Books for your Christmas Reading List


Hello everyone!

It is finally that time of the year when we start thinking about decorating our homes, planning on spending more time with family and friends, and being embraced by the Christmas spirit. I’m definitely one of those people super thrilled thinking about these holidays, which clearly are my favorites.

And of course, I couldn’t spend this time without enjoying some special reads. In my 2019 Christmas reading list, I’m pretty sure you’ll find some holly jolly books that will put you right into a cozy holiday mood and also make a perfect Christmas gift.

Happy Reading!

A Wedding in December

by Sarah Morgan

“Sarah Morgan comes with a new holiday novel and her entertaining, well-written characters, all set in a perfect Christmas scenery. Readers will love this family that, with its flaws, the so different personalities, and the excessive sense of protection is ready to take the challenge to pursue a new path and found again the happiness through new familiar eyes. “

In the snowy perfection of Aspen, the White family gathers for youngest daughter Rosie’s whirlwind Christmas wedding. First to arrive are the bride’s parents, Maggie and Nick. Their daughter’s marriage is a milestone they are determined to celebrate wholeheartedly, but they are hiding a huge secret of their own: they are on the brink of divorce. After living apart for the last six months, the last thing they need is to be trapped together in an irresistibly romantic winter wonderland.

Rosie’s older sister, Katie, is also dreading the wedding. Worried that impulsive, sweet-hearted Rosie is making a mistake, Katie is determined to save her sister from herself! If only the irritatingly good-looking best man, Jordan, would stop interfering with her plans…

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A Beautiful Mess (Review)

A Beautiful Mess (Review)

by Brenda S. Anderson

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Publication Date: November 6, 2019
Publisher: Vivant Press
Hardcover: 230 Pages


Can she love the child who broke up her marriage?

Nearly four years ago, Erin Belden’s happy life became a shattered mess. After her husband admitted to an affair and that a child had been conceived, he left her and their young daughter for his new family. Now, she’s finally ready to put the pieces of her life together. She’s set to launch her own business and even thinks her heart might be open to romance—should the right man come along.

But just when everything seems to be lining up, she receives a devastating call: her ex-husband and his wife have been killed in a car accident, and Erin is listed in their will as their daughter’s legal guardian.

How can she be a mother to the child—let alone love the child—who broke up her marriage? Does she have the courage to start over yet again and turn this mess into a mosaic of beauty?

A single mother’s journey from bitterness to forgiveness

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Emotional and uplifting, A Beautiful Mess is a delightful novel about a woman, a mother, taking all the life challenges and learning to face them with the power of love and faith.

This book title perfectly defines the plot. Because no matter how tough the situation appears, the characters penned by Brenda S. Anderson are motivated by good feelings, always looking for the good out of situations that at first might seem unbearable.

From the very first pages, you can see Erin as a protective mother and a determined woman who is going to find the right balance between her work and her new family of two instead of three. Yet she’s far from being flawless. Inside she’s very vulnerable, and the scars from her past are still there, ready to menace her serenity again.

When her ex-husband and his new wife die in a car accident, Erin becomes the legal guardian of the couple’s daughter, Clara, who’s also the reason why her husband left her and their daughter Mik, years before.

Even if she accepts this temporary situation, to also protect Mik and Clara’s relationship, she’s not ready for all the emotions quickly returning like a boomerang. She has to deal with all the memories, the pain, the rage, and start opening her heart to trust again and forgive the friend who abandoned her without any apparent reason when she needed him the most.

Reading this book was such a pleasure, and with its characters and storyline, it has put at my heartstrings.

I’m very thankful to the author for a copy in exchange for my honest opinion, and I’m surely looking forward to her other books in the future.

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The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae (Review)

The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae (Review)

by Stephanie Butland

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Publication Date: October 29, 2019
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Paperback: 416 Pages


For fans of Josie Silver’s One Day in December, The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae is a wholly original, charismatic, and uplifting novel that no reader will soon forget.

Ailsa Rae is learning how to live. She’s only a few months past the heart transplant that—just in time—saved her life. Now, finally, she can be a normal twenty-eight-year-old. She can climb a mountain. Dance. Wait in line all day for tickets to Wimbledon.

But first, she has to put one foot in front of the other. So far, things are as bloody complicated as ever. Her relationship with her mother is at a breaking point and she wants to find her father. Then there’s Lennox, whom Ailsa loved and lost. Will she ever find love again?

Her new heart is a bold heart. She just needs to learn to listen to it. From the hospital to her childhood home, on social media and IRL, Ailsa will embark on a journey about what it means to be, and feel, alive. How do we learn to be brave, to accept defeat, to dare to dream?

From Stephanie Butland, author of The Lost for Words BookshopThe Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae will warm you from the inside out.

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Stephanie Butland’s novel is one of those books that left me better than I was before reading it.

Her new novel is such a heartwarming and sweet story. I hadn’t read any book about a woman who got a heart transplant until Ailsa’s story and, throughout the narration, it was nice to observe how Ailsa faces her new life and its possibilities and challenges. Continue reading “The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae (Review)”

RARE19London – Giveaway

RARE19London – Giveaway

Welcome to my Rare Experience!

Hello my lovelies,

I’ve come back from a few days in London which also included attending the Romance Author Reader Events (aka RARE), and it was such a great time. That’s my second Rare and it already seems like a family to me. It’s not just a signing event, but a place where you can actually connect with authors and readers all over the world, and you never feel uncomfortable despite how huge these events usually are.

I was there assisting Catherine Bybee who is one of my unicorns and not only as a writer. She’s such a strong woman, a fighter and her books are definitely as beautiful and vivacious as she is.

The Rare family is surrounded by people who not only loved reading but are respectful and open to the different shades of romance. I should admit there are many authors I probably would not feel comfortable to read or I do not prefer, but I will always give a chance to this event, because not only authors published by traditional and well-known publishers are there, but also talented indie authors, and I’m always excited to have one of them added to my already infinite TBR.

Thank you so much to everyone who worked so hard in organizing the event and make it a huge, welcoming and fun place where sharing our love for books and authors.

You guys, rock it!


I’m also grateful to the authors who every time choose to support us offering copies to give away.


Giveaway

 

To celebrate this event, I will host a giveaway for:

 

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