Tuesday, April 5, 2022

JustRead Tours Blog Tour: Eight at the Lake by Lin Stepp

Eight at the Lake JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Eight at the Lake by Lin Stepp, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Eight at the Lake
Title: Eight at the Lake 
Series: Mountain Home 
Author: Lin Stepp 
Publisher: Mountain Hill Press 
Release Date: April 1, 2022 
Genre: Clean Contemporary Romance 

Set in the charming historic town of Dandridge, Tennessee, on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains, Lin Stepp’s sweet and touching story follows the unlikely romantic attraction between two characters with nothing in common but an undeniable zing. 

Samantha King, a nationally known storm chaser with Weather First, is covering a hurricane hitting the Florida Panhandle when a sign slams into her, tossing her over a wall and into the pounding surf. Accidents demand recovery and Samantha reluctantly heads to her Aunt Dixie’s in Dandridge, Tennessee, for a needed rest. The only plus, besides time with Dixie, is sharing time with her sister Andrea’s children, taken in years ago by Ford and Laura McDaniel when Andrea and her husband were killed. Samantha has spent little time with the children over the years, due to her demanding work schedule, but she is purposed to get to know the children better while in Dandridge. 

Ford McDaniel, with a busy veterinary practice and part ownership in his family’s lakeside resort, often wonders how in the world he ended up with eight children on his own. Yes, he and Laura agreed, as godparents to their best friends, Andrea and Adam Bradley, that if anything ever happened to them they’d raise their kids, but who imagined that scenario would ever occur? Still, he and Laura seemed to manage okay until Laura died, shattering his world and leaving him with eight small children to raise on his own. Now Andrea’s celebrated sister Samantha is in town for a while and it’s hard for Ford not to resent her carefree life—or to ignore his attraction to her, a relationship he clearly knows can only go nowhere. 

I am a fan of author Lin Stepp and she has new book Eight At The Lake, that I have had an opportunity to read. 

The main thing that intrigued me about the book is that it is set in an Historic Town in Tennessee, Dandridge. Historic and Small Towns really have a story to tell and this book did tell a great story.  Samantha King is faced with challenges as she returns to her hometown, a place she has avoided for many years. I LOVE how Samantha is able to overcome the challenges and come to a place of peace with the loss of her sister and her husband many years ago. She does see the good in coming back to town and being able to see her 4 Nieces and Nephews that were adopted by a local family when her Sister died. Aunt Dixie is another main character and WOW, she is an AMAZING character. Aunt Dixie is basically the "Town Historian" and the way she answers guest questions is just like storytelling! Ford McDaniel is also an intergal part of the book, as he is raising Samantha's sisters 4 children and his own 4 children as a Single Dad as his wife passed away a few years ago.  Will  Ford be able to hold in his resentment toward Samantha for be so "carefree"? Could there be a great effort that a romance could happen between Samantha and Ford?

I truly enjoyed this book from beginning to end. The book is one of Second Chances, Healing and Moving Forward in life. Fear turns to comfort and peace. The book contains many twists and turns and unexpected happenings and really kept me intrigued throughout! GREAT BOOK! 

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Lin Stepp

Lin Stepp is a New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Amazon best-selling international author, A native Tennessean, businesswoman, and former faculty member at Tusculum College, Lin has over twenty published novels set around the Smoky Mountains near her home and the South Carolina coast. She and her husband J.L. also write regional guidebooks and have three published guides to Smokies hiking trails and TN and SC state parks. Lin enjoys hiking and exploring out of doors, speaking for events, and sharing about her work and interests through her monthly blog and newsletter, both on her website at:

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(1) winner will receive a print copy of Eight at the Lake and Light the Way plus bookmarks for each book!

Eight at the Lake JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight April 4, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on April 11, 2022. 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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Carrie @ JustRead Tours said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks for being part of the tour, Kendra! Glad you enjoyed the book :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

My Kind Of read.

Lin Stepp said... Best Blogger Tips

Kendra… Thank you so much for featuring my new book Eight at the Lake on your site, and I am especially pleased that you enjoyed it so much!! Thanks for the great review that really encouraged my author’s heart. … All best and happy spring…Lin

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