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Saturday, January 16, 2021

JustRead Tours Blog Tour: A Promise in Provence by Kyle Hunter

A Promise in Provence JustRead Blog + Review tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for A Promise in Provence by Kyle Hunter, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!



A Promise in Provence

Title: A Promise in Provence
Series: Provence
Author: Kyle Hunter
Publisher: Monceau Publishing
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Genre: Christian contemporary romance

Lauren is at a turning point. If only she knew where to turn. Her long-term relationship with Mark is fading fast. Instead, she feels drawn to Jean-Pierre, an attractive Frenchman she’d met the previous summer. When she’s laid off from her job as a chef, she decides to go see him in Provence, France. 

Mark can’t get Lauren out of his heart, even though it’s been close to a year since she asked him to give her space. When she goes to France, he’s afraid he’ll lose her for good. That is, until he decides to go there, too, as a last-ditch effort to win her back. 

At first, Lauren is angry that Mark follows her to France. But a joint desire to help a young refugee boy leads them to work together. Lauren finds herself torn between the two men. Worse, she’s confronted with obstacles in helping the boy and even greater obstacles within herself.

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My interest in reading A Promise in Provence by Kyle Hunter, was because
of the Cover Picture and the Synopsis. I have never read a book by Kyle 
Hunter before and now I am wondering why I haven't read any of her books! 

The main character is Lauren. She finds herself at a time in her life
where she is really "trying to find her place in this World".  Her job as a chef, has its up and downs. She has a wonderful relationship with Mark, but also has feelings for a friend in France, Jean-Pierre. She decides to take some time and goes to France to sort through the emotions of life. Mark is determinedto be a part of her life, so after a year he goes to France to try to sway her heartfor him. Mark and Lauren come upon a young refugee and feel compelled to helphim. I really LOVE how during the time of helping the young refugee, Lauren is finding answers to her situation. 

The books really has a great flow and the storyline of needing to rediscover oneself, is one that resonates with many readers. I really dove into this book and now I am going to go back and read Book 1 in this series and looking forward to future books in this series!   








Kyle Hunter



Kyle Hunter loves to read and write stories about strong women (and men) who still have flaws, but are ready to pursue their dreams, even if it takes them out of their comfort zone . . . or their country. She writes inspirational romance novels and women’s fiction with a twist: her characters sometimes go places. Take a trip with them and experience their journeys. See how their lives unfold as they make decisions to trust God (or not) in their next steps, learning about themselves and their faith, and finding love along the way! Kyle lives in North Carolina but spent over a decade in France, where some of her characters find themselves.

CONNECT WITH KYLE:  Website | FacebookTwitter | Instagram


(1) winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card + Love in Provence series 2-in-1 ebook set!

A Promise in Provence JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight January 12, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on January 19, 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.

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Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Sing Until You Die by Carole Brown





Book: Sing Until You Die

Author: Carole Brown

Genre: Historical romantic suspense

Release Date: October 15, 2020

From childhood up, Claire Anne Rayner has despised the man who’s like a brother and son to the rest of the Rayner House residents. But when she puts her musical training on hold and begins singing to the troops as a means of helping support and encourage them, she is pulled into a mysterious spy’s efforts to destroy a certain high-ranking man.

Wills Mason is loved by everyone but Claire who cannot forgive him for his and her sister’s unmerciful, youthful teasing. But now, grown up and serving as a civilian spy, Wills must prove that Claire is not willingly relaying messages to the enemy, as his colonel believes, even when all evidence points that way. And can he prove he’s changed and can be trusted to cherish her heart as she deserves to be loved?

 

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I am not one who normally enjoys Spy and Mystery type books, but I do like
Historical Books. Sing Until You Die by Carole Brown is the 3rd book in the 
Spies of World War II Series and it has been an interesting series. 

Claire Anne Rayner has dreams of being a Singer and having a Musical 
career. Her dreams are put on hold due to the War and she instead 
begins supporting the troops by entertaining them with her singing. 
Wills Mason has long been someone who the Rayner family LOVEs
and adores, while everyone except Claire. She loathes him for the 
teasing she endured from him during their childhood. Wills is now 
serving as a Civilian Spy during Wartime. Claire has been intertwined
with the troops, but also becomes drawn into the efforts of a mysterious
spy to ruin people. Wills is trying to earn the trust of Claire and make her 
believe him that she needs to RUN from the attempts of this mysterious
person. In the midst of the attempts to help Claire, there seems to be 
some romance brewing. Does Wills succeed at having Claire trust him?
Will the despise that Claire has for Wills turn to trust and romance? 

I really enjoyed this book, admittedly much more then I anticipated. 
The characters, Claire and Wills, have known each other since 
childhood and now as adults they must get along due to situations
with Wartime. Carole Brown really has a great writing style and I felt 
like I was there as the events were happening. I finished this book 
in a few hours. It reads great as a Stand Alone book, even though
it is book 3 in a series. FANTASTIC BOOK! 










Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, Carole Brown enjoys mentoring beginning writers. An author of ten books, she loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons?

 

More from Carole

A Grip on the Story by Carole Brown

Unlike books one and two of The Spies of WWII series (With Music in Their Hearts and A Flute in the Willows), I couldn’t get a handle on where to go with Claire Anne Rayner and Wills Mason’s story in Sing Until You Die. I knew their names, knew their careers, but the plot evaded me until it was time to write the novel. And then…

 

Slowly the plot opened up:

  • How Claire was using her career
  • What was being asked of Wills by his colonel
  • The conflict between the two main protagonists
  • The protagonists’ personalities
  • Who the spy was
  • Why revenge was being sought by the foreign spy

 

The more I wrote, the more I loved these two faulty, but loveable characters. Were they perfect? No. Were they determined to do what they felt was their duty, what they knew was their calling? Yes and yes.

 

Claire, as a child and teenager, faced thoughtless and sometimes cruel teasings because of over zealousness from certain family and friends. In her youthful mind, she felt loathing for those hurting her and knew she’d never forgive those involved.

 

Wills, on the otherhand, as a youth, was bound to prove he was one better than his best friend. Nothing was too dangerous or too extreme for him to try. No matter how others might feel…

 

Yet, through loving family and friends, these two grew into adulthood as caring, serious, and  individuals determined to succeed in their separate pursuits. The only thing they needed to do was ask for forgiveness and forgive. Could they lay aside their accusations for each other and do it? Would they realize that past feelings and thoughts about the other might just be wrong?

 

I worked hard at showing the slow and sometimes painful process of their achieving that. But tying in the insidious spy, thrust these two adorable, but different, characters into each others’ lives. That brings about the question:

 

Will the web of deceit the mysterious German spy is weaving destroy their one chance of happiness with each other, or can they both let go of the past and work together to bring the spy to justice?


Locks, Hooks and Books, January 4

Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, January 5 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, January 5

deb’s Book Review, January 6

Inklings and notions, January 7

Betti Mace, January 8

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 9

Texas Book-aholic, January 10

For Him and My Family, January 11

Connie’s History Classroom, January 12

Tell Tale Book Reviews, January 13 (Author Interview)

Sara Jane Jacobs, January 13

Artistic Nobody, January 14 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 15

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 16

Pause for Tales, January 17



To celebrate her tour, Carole is giving away the grand prize package of a music-themed tote bag a 4-piece set of bird/flower coasters, a $25 Amazon gift card, and a signed copy of Sing Until You Die!!

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/1052f/sing-until-you-die-celebration-tour-giveaway





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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

JustRead Tours Blog Tour: Then Again Maybe by Susan L. Tuttle

Then Again, Maybe JustRead Blog + Review 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Then Again, Maybe by Susan L. Tuttle, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!




Then Again, Maybe

Title: Then Again, Maybe 
Series: Along Came Love
Author: Susan L. Tuttle
Publisher: BLING! Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Former beauty queen Belle Thornton knows what it is to think she has it all, only to discover she never valued what was truly important. Raising her daughter and building a thriving thrift shop that helps single mothers like herself has taught Belle what the word beautiful really means. Unfortunately, thanks to her shady landlord, Belle must toss those hard-earned dollars into the money-pit of a rental that houses both her tiny apartment and her business or risk the city closing her doors. When funds dwindle as quickly as her to-do list grows, she is forced to rely on the absolute last rescuer she’d choose: Micah Shaw. 

Leaving Belle at the altar, pregnant, was the worst choice Micah ever made. He returns home, hoping to reconcile with Belle and their toddler. While balancing his medical residency with caring for his ailing mother, he strives to win Belle’s heart again and ensure her business remains open. Helping with that is the easy part. Chiseling through the rock encompassing Belle's heart is more of a challenge, but one he’s determined to conquer. 

If only he could get her to realize that a new lease on love may be their best collaboration of all.

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Wow, just WOW! Susan L. Tuttle is a new to me author, but after reading 
Then Again, Maybe, I want to read more of her books immediately. 

Then Again, Maybe is the story of Belle Thornton and her struggles of 
being a single mom. She was pregnant and planning on marrying, but
she was left at the altar. 3yrs later she is raising her daughter and 
trying to run a Thrift Shop. The money that she does earn, seems to be
going into the lackluster apartment and store front that she rents. She
is trying hard to be profitable and keep things going. She finally realizes
she may have to call on Micah Shaw, the guy who left her at the altar, 
to help her repair things and get her store running well. Micah returns 
to town. He is caring for his mother who is sick and trying to finish his
medical residency. He is also trying to reconcile with Belle and be with
her and their daughter. Will Belle get Micah to help her with the repairs 
to the buildings she rents? Will Micah win back Belle and will they reconcile?

Then Again, Maybe is a story of second chances and forgiveness. The author does a wonderful job at keeping the reader interested in the story with all the excitement of things happening. I know I couldn't put the book down until I finished reading it. Then Again, Maybe is Book 2 in the Along Came LoveSeries, but it reads great a Stand Alone book. I HIGHLY recommend this book and this author! GREAT BOOK!






Susan L. Tuttle

Susan L. Tuttle lives in the Mitten State where she’s a mom of three and happily married to her best friend. Between still homeschooling her youngest and leading the women’s ministry at church, she finds time to write. An ACFW Carol Award finalist, she firmly convinced that letters were meant for words, not math, and loves stringing them together into stories that inspire and encourage. Connect with Susan at www.susanltuttle.com.

CONNECT WITH SUSAN:  Website | FacebookTwitter | Instagram


(1) winner will receive a $20 Visa Gift Card & 1 mini candle from Wick & Sarcasm created for Then Again, Maybe!

Then Again Maybe JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight January 11, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on January 18, 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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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Love, Again by Tamara G. Cooper





Book:  Love, Again

Author: Tamara G. Cooper

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 11, 2020

 

Jake Barrett is devastated when he loses his wife and toddler son in a terrible, fiery accident. What made it even more painful is that an unidentified man was found in the car with them. The police suggest that his wife was having an affair. Since that horrible day two years ago, Jake has questioned everything about himself and his marriage and found no answers. He returns home to his family’s Texas ranch to try to find healing there and maybe learn to trust again.

Twice, Honor McKee was engaged to be married, and twice, she was stood up just days before the wedding. Adding to her embarrassment is the fact that she is a marriage counselor, someone who gives advice to others about love and relationships. Ashamed and deeply hurt, she loses faith in herself and her ability to choose a man willing to commit.

Although they are both wounded and disappointed in love, Jake and Honor meet and manage to stumble their way toward friendship and, quite possibly, more. But their lives are turned upside down when trust in each other is needed the most, and neither has it to give.

Will they learn that there is more to life than living in past failures, that it really is possible to find love again?

 

Click here to get your copy!


Ahhh, a sweet romance book. Tamara G. Cooper is a new to me author, as 
she normally writes Mystery books. I enjoy a good romance book. 

Jake Barrett is a widower, having lost his wife and young son in a
fiery accident. He is also going through some tough emotions trying
to grieve and figure out what value his marriage really was. He decides
to move back home to the Family Ranch in Texas. Honor McKee, a
Marriage Counselor, has been engaged twice, but never married. She
feels she is never going to find her True Love. Jake and Honor become 
friends, but soon realize they have a stronger interest in each other. 
The only thing holding they back is they each have "baggage" and trust 
issues. Can Jake and Honor grow together and learn to trust? Will the 
LOVE Connection happen? 

I really enjoyed this book. The Author really writes in a style that is easy
to read. The storyline flowed really fast and smooth. The characters 
had real struggles and relatable to many readers. I HIGHLY recommend
this book!  



 


 

Tamara G. Cooper lives in Texas with her husband, three boys, and five dogs. She enjoys writing mysteries with a touch of romance. Love, Again is her first romance.

 

More from Tamara

When I thought of writing “Love, Again”, I wanted to find out what would happen between two very-hurt people who stumbled into the beginnings of a friendship but didn’t have the trust it took for the relationship to go any further. What would help them see their flaws? What did they need to learn to become more than the past had let them be?

I loved getting to know Jake and Honor. Without giving anything away, I walked with them through their discoveries about themselves and each other. I hope you enjoy their journey!


Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 9

Sara Jane Jacobs, January 9

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, January 10

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 11

Blogging With Carol, January 11

Texas Book-aholic, January 12

Labor Not in Vain, January 12

Inklings and notions, January 13

For Him and My Family, January 14

Reflections From My Bookshelves, January 14

deb’s Book Review, January 15

NovelsCorner, January 15

Artistic Nobody, January 16 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Splashes of Joy, January 17

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, January 17

Spoken from the Heart, January 18

Locks, Hooks and Books, January 19

Batya’s Bits, January 20

Pause for Tales, January 20

Blossoms and Blessings, January 21

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 22

Maureen’s Musings, January 22






To celebrate her tour, Tamara is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

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/10535/love-again-celebration-tour-giveaway





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