Saturday, May 7, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Finding Love in Big Sky Montana by Angela Ruth Strong


Book: Finding Love in Big Sky Montana

Author: Angela Ruth Strong

Genre: Sweet romance/western

Release date: September, 2016

Bright Star Ranch led him to her–but will he stay?

Josh Lake is forced to head home for the holidays after he’s suspended from his job in the city, but running into Paisley Sheridan could be exactly what he needed. Not only does she board him at her ranch in exchange for his advertising expertise, but spending the Christmas season with her in Big Sky, Montana, brings more joy than he’s felt in a long while. Is he willing to give up the lavish lifestyle he’s worked for in exchange for the gift of love?

The last thing Paisley wants for Christmas is to spend time with Josh Lake—the guy who broke her heart in high school—but until her bank loan goes through, she has to take all the free help she can get. Unfortunately, Josh seems to want back in her life again, and the town’s quirky coffee shop owners don’t help by hanging mistletoe at every opportunity. Will Paisley succeed in driving him away, or will she find the healing needed to have hope for a future together?


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Finding Love in Big Sky, Montana by Angela Ruth Strong is Book 2 in the Resort to Love series. I have not read the first book in this series, but I felt the book had a good flow and reads good as a Stand Alone novel. 

The setting is Montana at Christmas time. Paisley Sheridan has recently inherited her Grandfather's Ranch, Bright Star Ranch,  and it living at the Ranch trying to fix it up. Josh Lake has returned to his hometown, the same town where the Ranch is located. Josh runs into Paisley and he is thinking this is a good thing. Paisley and Josh have a past together but that connection ended many years ago. Paisley agrees to let Josh stay at the Ranch and he agrees to help her with Advertsing the Ranch. Josh is actually excited about spending Christmas in Montana and spending it with Paisley. Josh had thought that he would be back at work by now, but his job isn't answering his calls. Paisley isn't as excited about having Josh around for Christmas, but she also needs all the FREE help she can get as she is awaiting Funds to be approved for her to continue with Fixing up the Ranch.  The more time they spend together, the more Josh is realizing he still LOVES her and would love to have a relationship with her. Will Josh decide that he doesn't want to go back to the City and instead stay at the Ranch? Will Paisley open her heart to Josh again and will they possibly have a future together? 

I LOVE the setting of this book, Big Sky Montana and Christmas time. I have never been to Montana, but the scenery in Montana is so beautiful. I started reading this book and could not put it down. Josh Lake is a wonderful Character. He wasn't expecting to see Paisley, but he was extremely glad to have run into her. Paisley is a very determined woman who wants to get the Ranch fixed up and build a life for herself. I LOVE how they barter and help each other out. I also LOVE who they slowly grow closer to one another. They both have been in relationships since their connection and both have some "baggage". Josh and Paisley know they have somethings to work through, but they are willing. Finding Love in Big Sky Montana is a book about Second Chances at LOVE, forgiveness, and maturing through experiences. It reminds me of "Gods Plans are greater then Our Plans". I HIGHLY Recommend this book for anyone who enjoys Christian Romance books. FANTASTIC BOOK! 

Angela Ruth Strong sold her first Christian romance novel in 2009 then quit writing romance when her husband left her. Twelve years later, God has shown her the true meaning of love, and there’s nothing else she’d rather write about. Her books have since earned TOP PICK in Romantic Times, won the Cascade Award, and been Amazon best-sellers. Her book Finding Love in Big Sky filmed on location in Montana and will air in spring of 2022. She also writes non-fiction for SpiritLed Woman. To help aspiring authors, she started IDAhope Writers where she lives in Idaho, and she teaches as an expert online at WRITE THAT BOOK.


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Having my book made into a movie is a dream come true, and getting to be an extra on the set in Montana blew away all my expectations. There’s nothing like walking into a world you created and seeing your imaginary friends come to life.


I knew what was going on before anyone told me. I pointed around the set as I narrated: “They are going to hang that star on the barn. The horses are named Butch and Sundance. And that big red truck is going to break down because I WANT it to break down.”


I got it all right except for one thing. “Actually, Angela, the truck really did break down.” Oops.


Not only was I in on the inside jokes, but I kind of made them up. For example, during the “almost kissing” scene, Josh’s brother walks into the kitchen to look for ice cream. The actors got a good laugh afterwards whenever they were practicing the kissing scene because the actress would turn away with an “I’m going out for ice cream.”


I was only on location for one day, but it was the best day. I saw them film both kisses, the mentor scene, and we were extras in the cowboy ball. (I’m the one in the blue dress who signs up for the silent auction.)


However, my husband Jim was really bummed we couldn’t be there for the scene in the auto repair shop. He took his own coveralls just in case he could be an extra mechanic. We joked with the actress about it, and when we watched the final cut, we were surprised to see her call back into the shop to a “Jim.” I messaged her to ask if she did that on purpose, and she said she did. Such a sweet tribute.


On our last day, we ate breakfast at the Western Café (another film location) with the director, and we visited the jewelry shop where my hero had a necklace made for the heroine with the logo of her ranch on it. Jim gave me the exact same necklace for Christmas.


Everyone was so fun and nice, and even if I someday get to have another book made into a movie, I don’t think it could top this experience. I really hope you enjoy both the novel and the film. And may the message of how “you are a treasure” carry you forward toward your own dreams.

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To celebrate her tour, Angela is giving away the grand prize package of a movie package with a $25 gift certificate to the movies, popcorn, popcorn bowl, and an autographed copy of Finding Love in Big Sky, including author notes in the margins!!

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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Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your awesome review of Finding Love in Big Sky Montana, this sounds like a wonderful story and I am looking forward to reading it

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a wonderful reunion/second chance romance, especially with Christmas on a ranch.

marisela zuniga said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a wonderful book!

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