Monday, November 22, 2021

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Shut The Front Door by L.M. Karen

Book: Shut the Front Door

Author: L.M. Karen

Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction

Release date: July 15, 2021

The zany story of an alpha male pursuing a headstrong woman and the hilarious entanglements that follow.

Maddy’s dating profile couldn’t be more together. Maddy, however, feels utterly not together when Derek is in the room. She thought living next to her best friend Brittany, (who happens to be married to her brother, Matt) would be the best move of her life; not realizing it came with the complication of Brittany’s older brother Derek. Their undeniable chemistry and passionate personalities make it hard for Maddy to continue ignoring his determined pursuit. This is a feel good romantic comedy with a hint of excitement.


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Shut the Front Door by L.M. Karen is book two in the Oak Street Series. I have read the first book in the series and wanted to continue with the series, as I enjoy Book Series. 

I have to admit it took a couple of chapters to really get into the storyline of this book, but once I finally did, I enjoyed the book. This book focused on Maddy, who is the Best Friend of Brittany from Book 1 and the sister of Brittany's husband, Matt. Maddy is wanting to find love and never realized LOVE was right there in front of her. Brittany's older Brother, Derek, and Maddy begin a relationship. The new couple are actually pretty funny and make a WONDERFUL couple. I really like how the pair started out "hating each other" but then realized how great they could be a couple. I also got  a kick out of the fact that a pair of Siblings are now 2 couples. The book is Christian Romance, but it seemed more focused on the Romance then Faith. Honestly, there were a couple parts that seemed a little too much romance for a Christian Book. I do recommend the book for those who like a Good romance story. If you are looking for strictly Christian Romance, this book might not be fitting for you. Good Book!

LM Karen writes contemporary Christian fiction romance. As a longtime lover of words, she can generally be found behind her laptop or with a book in her hand. A graduate of Toccoa Falls College, her heart is in the mountains. She eventually made use of the voices in her head by putting them on the page.


More from LM Karen

I like writing characters who are flawed but are loved anyway. Who have maybe made a mess of things, or are consumed by fear, or have some growing to do, because isn’t that all of us? All of my characters get happy endings because as Christians we all get the happy ending. We are flawed, we are human, we are sinful, but we are loved. We are forgiven.

One of my favorite things about Maddy in Shut the Front Door is that she is fearless. She is bold and unapologetic about who she is. But even Maddy with all her confidence still has insecurities about being accepted, and just wants to be loved at the end of the day. She just wants to know that she will be received for all she is by the one person she loves the most. I think that’s a very relatable desire and what we all really want. One of my favorite things about Christian fiction is that we are reminded within the fun and sweeping nature of romance that we are always and eternally loved by God.

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To celebrate her tour, LM is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a signed 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.

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Debbie P said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a great story.

Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds like a great book and I like the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Happily Managing a Household of Boys! Have a wonderful holiday season!

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for your review! This sounds like one I wouldn't enjoy--good to know now.

slehan said... Best Blogger Tips

Good book for fall reading.
Thanks for the contest.

Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your review of this book, it sounds like a fun read

Amy Woolard said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Thanksgiving!

Caryl Kane said... Best Blogger Tips

Kendra, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

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