Monday, February 1, 2021

JustRead Tours Blog Tour: The Year of Thorns and Honey by Amy Willoughby-Burle

The Year of Thorns and Honey JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Year of Thorns and Honey by Amy Willoughby-Burle, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

The Year of Thorns and Honey

Title: The Year of Thorns and Honey
Series: Stand-alone follow-up to The Lemonade Year
Author: Amy Willoughby-Burle
Release Date: September 15, 2020
Genre: Clean Women's Fiction

Nina is a photographer who really appreciates control. She likes to set up just the right shot with the perfect composition, but life is not always as pretty as her pictures. The lighting is off, the timing is wrong, and the subjects just won’t do like she wants them to. 

She’s engaged to her ex-husband, her teenage daughter is testing all the boundaries, and her childhood memories have a For-Sale sign on them. She’s also keeping a secret about the chance of a lifetime, but what she’ll have to give up to get it might not be worth it. Just when she thinks she’s got it all figured out, an important someone resurfaces and forces her to take a hard look at what she really wants and why. 

Life can be as prickly as it is sweet. Will Nina be able to let go of the perfect picture she had in her head and let her heart find the sweetness that life has to offer.

The Cover of this book, The Year of Thorns and Honey by Amy
Willoughby-Burle, peaked my interest in reading the book. The
book is the sequel to the Lemonade Year, by the same author. 
Amy Willoughby-Burle is a new to me author, so I have not yet
read the Lemonade Year. 

Everyone wants a "Picture Perfect" life that goes smoothly, 
including Photographer Nina. Nina is striving for that and 
life seems to be going good for her: A teenage daughter
who they are trying to connect with each other as her daughter
matures, engaged to her ex-husband and a Photography 
business that seems to be doing quite well. Life has some
complicated things going on also, especially with her mom 
and siblings. In the midst of all the craziness of life, Nina wins
a National Photography contest that has some great prizes and 
accolades. Life gets even more interesting when an old fling from
her past comes to town. Nina is really needing to make some decisions
about life, but is really not good at making decisions. Will Nina give 
LOVE a second chance with her ex-husband or her ex-fling? Will 
Nina overcome the family situations with her mom and siblings? 

I really enjoyed this book. I dove right in and couldn't put it down
until finished. I was a bit lost at first as I have not read the Lemonade
Year yet, but I soon found the storyline interesting and fun loving. 
The Year of Thorns and Honey is a book about forgiveness, letting 
go and letting God be in control, second chances and so much more. 

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Amy Willoughby-Burle

Amy Willoughby-Burle grew up in the small coastal town of Kure Beach, North Carolina. She studied writing at East Carolina University and is now a writer and teacher living in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband and four children. She writes about the mystery and wonder of everyday life. Her contemporary fiction focuses on the themes of second chances, redemption, and finding the beauty in the world around us.

Amy is the author of the short story collection, Out Across the Nowhere, and the novels, The Lemonade Year and The Year of Thorns and Honey. Amy says, "God didn’t give me the desire to understand algebra or the knowledge of exactly when and where to use a semicolon, and I’m not that great of a speller, but He did give me a wild imagination, the ability to string words together, and the desire to tell stories. I hope I can do Him proud."

CONNECT WITH AMY: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

(1) winner will receive a The Year of Thorns and Honey prize package!

The Year of Thorns and Honey JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight January 26, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 2, 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.

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