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Thursday, January 21, 2021

JustRead Tours Blog Tour: For the Love of Joy by Janet W. Ferguson

For the Love of Joy JustRead Blog + Review Tour
Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for For the Love of Joy by Janet W. Ferguson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!



For the Love of Joy

Title: For the Love of Joy
Series: Coastal Hearts
Author: Janet W. Ferguson
Release Date: January 1, 2021
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance / Southern rom-com

Years ago, a Dear John letter and then an IED explosion overseas rocked Davis Donnelly’s world and left him unclear about his marital status. He’d signed divorce papers, but broken mentally and physically, he’d never bothered to find out if his marriage actually ended. Now that he’s about to start a new position as an outreach minister, it’s time to settle things once and for all. At the moment he tracks down his wife—or former wife?—she takes a tumble while chasing a little boy. Her son. And that’s when life flips upside down. 

Joy Jennings Donnelly made her share of mistakes. But one thing she never considered a mistake was her child, and she’ll do anything to protect him. Even keep his paternity a secret. When she’s suddenly injured with not a soul to help her or her son, Joy is forced to rely on the man who has the most reasons to hate her.

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BOOKS IN THIS SERIES

 



I enjoy a good Christian Romance novel and For the Love of Joy
by Janet W. Ferguson fits that genre and the type of book that I 
dive right into. 

Davis Donnelly has completed his Military career and is now a
civilian. He has secured a job as an Outreach Minister and is trying
to settle into Civilian life. He has one thing he really needs to settle
and that is if the divorce papers his wife, Joy Donnelly, sent to him 
while he was overseas were ever finalized. He is able to track her down
and decides to visit her. Joy Donnelly is chasing a little boy, her son, as 
Davis comes upon them. Joy all of sudden takes a fall and is injured badly.
Davis realizes that the boy is too young to be his, being that he has been 
overseas for a time. Joy realizes that she is going to need help in her 
recovery. Will Davis stick around and help Joy during her recovery? 
Will they find the divorce was never finalized and they are still married? 
Can there be reconciliation and save their relationship?

For the Love of Joy by Janet W. Ferguson is a book about forgiveness, 
second chances, and rekindled love. The author really tells the story
well and has a great writing style.  

I really enjoy reading Book Series, especially one that has more then 3 
in the series. I am just finding out about this series, and began with Book
5. I feel it reads GREAT as a Standalone. I am very interested in reading 
the first books in this series and have already sought them out to read 
them. GREAT BOOK!





Janet W. Ferguson 

Janet W. Ferguson is a Grace Award winner, FHL Readers Choice Winner, and a Christy Award finalist. She grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served as a children’s minister and a church youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. She writes humorous inspirational fiction for people with real lives and real problems. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a cat that allows them to share the space.

CONNECT WITH JANET:  Website | FacebookTwitter | Instagram


(1) winner will receive a wetcat Hug Yourself Turkish beach towel, beach bookmark, Meyers lavender soy candle, signed book, note, and shell from the author! Dream beach 2021!

For the Love of Joy JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight January 19, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on January 26, 2021. 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.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE


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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: A Heart's Gift by Lena Nelson Dooley

 




Book:  A Heart’s Gift

Author: Lena Nelson Dooley

Genre: Christian historical romance

Is a marriage of convenience the answer?

 Franklin Vine has worked hard to build the ranch he inherited into one of the most successful in the majestic Colorado mountains. If only he had an heir to one day inherit the legacy he’s building. But he was burned once in the worst way, and he doesn’t plan to open his heart to another woman. Even if that means he’ll eventually have to divide up his spread among the most loyal of his hired hands.

When Lorinda Sullivan is finally out from under the control of men who made all the decisions in her life, she promises herself she’ll never allow a man to make choices for her again. But without a home in the midst of a hard Rocky Mountain winter, she has to do something to provide for her infant son.

A marriage of convenience seems like the perfect arrangement, yet the stakes quickly become much higher than either of them ever planned. When hearts become entangled, the increasing danger may change their lives forever.

 

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I am a huge fan of Historical Fiction, add in some Romance, and I can 
guarantee I get reeled into the book. A Heart's Gift by Lena Nelson 
Dooley, was a book that fit all those and more. 

Franklin Vine runs a ranch in the Colorado Mountains and he would LOVE to have a child that would one day inherit it from him. The issue though 
is Franklin has sworn off Women. Lorinda Sullivan has been controlled by menfor as long as she can remember. She has an infant son and is a single mom. She is worried about living arrangements for the long Rocky Mountain winter for her and her son, as she doesn't have a home right now. Franklin and Lorindapaths cross. They are both unsure of what the future might hold, but also think that an "arranged marriage" might help both of them at this point. Franklin could pass the ranch onto Lorinda's son and they would have a place to live.  Their plan might be in jeopardy due to some danger targeted at Lorinda. Will Franklin do all he can to save and protect Lorinda and her son? Will there be a long term romance and marriage for the couple?

I absolutely LOVED this book! The characters and the storyline flow really 
well. The Historical time was well researched by the author. I dove right into the book and finished it in just a few hours. A Hearts Gift is Book 1 in the 
Loves Road Home series and I excitedly await more books in the series! 






Lena Nelson Dooley has been an author for 36 years. Her 51st book released in June 2020. Raised in Arkansas, she married a Texan 56 years ago. They have lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for decades. She is an active member of ACFW and one of the founding members the DFW local chapter. She’s often been a speaker for other writers’ groups and conferences, both as a keynote speaker and a workshop teacher. Her fans love reading her books filled with characters who grip your heart.

 

More from Lena

The Story Behind A Heart’s Gift

I’ve been a lover of history for decades. In college and graduate school, all my elective courses were history. Of course, I chose the countries and eras I wanted to learn about. When I began writing novels, my first one was a contemporary story. After that at least 75% or more of my novels have been historical, from 1805 through the early 20th century.

I’ve always been fascinated by the relationship between Joseph and Mary the mother of Jesus. The Bible doesn’t give us a lot of information about their relationship. But by his actions, we can assume that Joseph believed the angel and Mary about her baby. He didn’t do the usual thing and put her away quietly. Instead, he protected her, and from the day He was born, he became the earthly father of Jesus. I’ve often thought about what that meant for Joseph and for Mary. When I wrote a story of a marriage between a man and a single mother, I used the emotions that I feel God has revealed to me about their relationship.

The first time I read a marriage of convenience novel, I loved it. And I’ve read quite a few. I’ve also written a few. A Heart’s Gift is one of them. This book was an easy and interesting book to write.

I’m what’s called in the industry a seat-of-the-pants author, more or less. I do have the complete outline of the story in my head. When I sit down to write, I know where I’m going, but I don’t have every single scene plotted out as some authors do. And I pray a lot. During the time I’m writing a book, God drops ideas into my mind. Not just while I’m writing, but other times, too. That’s the exciting thing about writing. This keeps it fresh for me.

During the writing of A Heart’s Gift, there’s a place where I just stopped and said, “God, what am I going to do now?” When you get there, you’ll know what scene I mean, but I don’t want to give a spoiler.

I never dreamed that the book would turn into a suspense novel in the last quarter of the book, but God knew. And it made it a better book.


Connie’s History Classroom, January 13

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, January 13

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 14

Maureen’s Musings, January 14

Reviewingbooksplusmore, January 15

Sara Jane Jacobs, January 15

Inklings and notions, January 16

Mypreciousbitsandmusings, January 16

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 17

Writing from the Heart Land, January 17

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, January 18

Betti Mace, January 18

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 19

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, January 19

Artistic Nobody, January 20 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Melissa Wardwell’s Back Porch Reads, January 20

Older & Smarter?, January 21

lalkesidelivingsite, January 21

For Him and My Family, January 22

Labor Not in Vain, January 22

Locks, Hooks and Books, January 23

Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, January 23

Texas Book-aholic, January 24

To Everything There Is A Season, January 24

deb’s Book Review, January 25

Lis Loves Reading, January 25

Splashes of Joy, January 26

Pause for Tales, January 26

Mary Hake, January 26


To celebrate her tour, Lena 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.

https://promosimple.com/ps/105a2/a-heart-s-gift-celebration-tour-giveaway





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JustRead Tours Blog Tour: Still the One by Rachel D. Russell presented by Susan May Warren

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



Still the One

Title: Still the One
Series: Deep Haven Collection #1
Author: Rachel D. Russell presented by Susan May Warren
Publisher: Sunrise Publishing
Release Date: January 12, 2021
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

It’s never too late to finish a love story… 

Cole Barrett, former Army Ranger, has a new mission objective. Sell his grandfather’s house and put Deep Haven, a place that holds too many hurts, in his rearview mirror as fast as possible. Recently divorced, single, and unattached, Cole just wants a new life as a US Marshal. One where he can forget the past and start new. 

Unfortunately, there’s a tenant in the garage apartment who’s refusing to move. Even worse? It’s his childhood crush, Megan Carter, and her son. 

Wedding planner and single mom Megan Carter loves Deep Haven. To her, it’s the place where she makes dreams come true—at least, everyone else’s. Her big dream is to purchase the Black Spruce Bed & Breakfast to turn it into a premier event venue and, if she can stay booked for enough weddings over winter, she’ll have the needed funds to buy the inn, move out of Grandpa Barrett’s garage apartment, and finally give her nine-year-old son, Josh, the life he deserves. She just needs four thousand dollars in the next thirty days. 

Still, she’s oh, so close…until Cole Barrett returns to Deep Haven. Even if he’s not back to fulfill a silly childhood promise to marry her, but she never expected him to evict her! The last thing she needs is more expenses. Or for another man to walk into her heart…and break it. 

When a blizzard strikes Deep Haven, and Megan is overrun with wedding catastrophes, it takes a former Ranger to step in and help. Besides, the more he comes to her rescue, the sooner she’ll be able to move out…and he can move on. And that’s what they both want, right? 

Return to Deep Haven with this magical tale about the one who got away…and came back.

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BOOKS IN THIS SERIES



Still the One by Rachel D. Russell is part of a series backed by Susan 
May Warren. I have never seen or heard of this series of books, so 
I was unsure what to expect. The cover and the synopsis peaked my 
interest in reading the book. 

The book takes the reader to a fictional small town, Deep Haven. 
Cole Barrett, back from his service in the Army, is back home
to sell his Grandparents home and move on with life. He thought
the sale of the home could go smoothly, until he realizes there is a
tenant in the Garage Apartment. The tenant isn't just anyone, it is 
his old childhood crush, Megan Carter and her 9 yr old son. Megan 
is a single mom trying to run her Wedding Planning business and 
achieve her ultimate dream of owning a Bed and Breakfast and run 
a Wedding Venue. Cole is trying to get her to move out, but she 
doesn't have the money to move nor anywhere to move to. 
Cole and Megan are finding that they still have feelings for one
another as they continue to deal with the fact that Cole needs to
sell the house.. Will Cole and Megan get back together after 
MANY years? Will the house sell and will Megan achieve her 
dreams? 

WOW, just WOW! I truly enjoyed this novel from beginning to
end. Still the One is a story about forgiveness, second chances
and life happenings. Rachel D. Russell is a new and upcoming 
author and I look forward to reading future books by her. I also 
am looking forward to reading the other books in this series! 
FANTASTIC BOOK!








Susan May Warren presents Rachel D. 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 | FacebookInstagram | 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 

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.
  



(1) winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card + 3 Still the One ebooks (one ebook for the winner and two to give to friends)!

Still the One JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight January 18, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on January 25, 2021. 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.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE


Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

JustRead Publicity Tours

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