Friday, May 6, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: To Bring You Back by Emily Conrad

Book: To Bring You Back

Author: Emily Conrad

Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance

Release date: August 16, 2021

He’s determined to confront the past she’s desperate to forget.

Broke in more ways than one, the last thing Adeline Green can afford is for her now-famous high school crush to descend on her quiet life.

People in the small town of Lakeshore, Wisconsin, think of her as the hard-working church secretary or as the local food truck’s lunch-hour cashier. They’d never suspect the shame she’s hiding.

She attended high school with both the lead singer and the drummer of the rock band, Awestruck. In fact, she used to play in the band herself, but that was back before Awestruck made it big—and before her relationship with lead singer Gannon Vaughn took a turn that ultimately led to tragedy and heartbreak.

She’s living a different life now, but when Gannon shows up, he brings with him a public spotlight that threatens to expose her deepest regret. The closer she gets to him, the more she risks the carefully curated life that’s finally brought her a measure of peace.

Gannon Vaughn and his rock band, Awestruck, have conquered the music industry, but he can’t overcome his feelings for Adeline.

She may have been right to cut off contact between them years ago, but thanks to the grace of God, he’s a changed man. When he hears Adeline’s struggling, he sets out to turn her life around and win back the love he lost to poor choices eight years ago.

But when Gannon’s fame and their mutual regrets jeopardize their relationship anew, will grace be enough to bring them back to God and each other?

A meaningful Christian romance with a side of fame and fortune for readers who enjoy faith-filled escapes and happily-ever-afters where no one is beyond hope of redemption.


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I always LOVE reading Contempory Christian Romance and when it is a book from a new author, that is even better. To Bring You Back by Emily Conrad is the latest book that I have read. It is Book 1 in the Rhythms of Redemption Romances series. 

Adeline Green lives in a smalltown of Lakeshore, Wisconsin. She has grown up here and all the townspeople know her at the Girl who works at the Church and at the Food Truck. Gannon Vaughn is an old High School friend who is now the Lead Singer and Drummer in a band that has been VERY Successful. Adeline was also a part of the band for a time and in a relationship with Gannon. Tragedy struck and Adeline and Gannon broke up before the band, Awestruck, made it big. Gannon has been on the road for many years with his Band, while Adeline has been back home working and has living life differently now. Gannon has never forgotten Adeline and actually wants to renew their relationship. Adeline doesn't seem interested in reliving the past and just wants to live her life as she currently is. Gannon has changed his ways since he last saw Adeline and he really wants a second chance with her. Gannon and Adeline have their memories of the past and struggle with the regrets for the past. Can Gannon and Adeline work towards forigiveness and overcoming their struggles about the past and the tragedy that happened? Will Gannon and Adeline renew their relationship? 

WOW, I was mesmerized by this book from the very begining. I started reading and finished within 3hrs, I could not put it down. I will admit I didn't have high expections for this book, but I was totally BLOWN away by the Characters and Storyline. Adeline has been struggling but worked hard to move forward with life after the tragedy and mistakes of her past. Gannon is a strong man who cares a lot for others. I really LOVE how Gannon truly wants the best for Adeline. Gannon and Adeline begin to discover that putting their trust and faith in God will help them move forward and be at peace for their past mistakes. Adeline especially feels that she hasn't been forgiven for what happened and realizes God's Grace is succificient once someones accepts God's Grace. Emily Conrad has a wonderful writing style and truly captures the reader's interest from start to finish. To Bring You Back has a STRONG focus on the Christian Faith and so much more then just a Romance book. I HIGHLY suggest this book for anyone who enjoys Christian Romance books. I am very much looking forward to reading more books in this Series. FANTASTIC BOOK! 

Emily Conrad writes contemporary Christian romance that explores life’s relevant questions. Though she likes to think some of her characters are pretty great, the ultimate hero of her stories (including the one she’s living) is Jesus. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and their energetic coonhound rescue. Learn more about her and her books at


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A Guilty Pleasure with a Purpose

When a reader called the Rhythms of Redemption Romances a guilty pleasure, I had to smile because that’s exactly what To Bring You Back, the first book in the series, was to me as I wrote it.

Don’t get me wrong, To Bring You Back is firmly Christian fiction, and it’s not “guilty” of being blush-inducing. Because of the characters’ history, theirs is a slow-burn romance that focuses more on the emotional side of their relationship than the physical.

But, To Bring You Back is a rock star romance.

When I first started writing it, I was embarrassed to admit that’s what I was working on.

After all, rock star romance has a reputation for being an unrealistic and shallow escape from reality with “guilty pleasure” written all over it.

Maybe there was some of that escapism going on. At that point in my writing journey, I was dealing with disillusionment, and I enjoyed the break of writing about rich and famous characters.

However, as I wrote To Bring You Back and went on to read others’ romances about famous characters, I found that the characters’ occupations and net worth don’t impact the most important elements of their stories.

The tales can still showcase meaningful relationships and God at work in the lives of people who—rich and famous or not—need redemption.

Fame, money, and music help up the entertainment value, but those same features add even more rich conflict to explore.

The men of Awestruck, starting with lead singer Gannon Vaughn in To Bring You Back, have allowed me to ask questions like: How good is grace? What does it mean to live in forgiveness? What gives a person worth? And, when is living the dream no longer worth the price?

To write this post, I took a break from working on the first draft of the final book in the series, and it’s been fun to look back and see how much my opinion of these stories has changed.

If To Bring You Back and the books that follow are a guilty pleasure, they’re a guilty pleasure with a purpose. God has worked in my life through them.

It’s my prayer that He’ll also use them in your life, both to explore meaningful questions and to provide a few hours of entertaining escape.

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Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 26

Inklings and notions, April 27

Remembrancy, April 28

Wishful Endings, April 28

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For Him and My Family, May 1

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Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, May 2

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, May 3

Miriam Jacob, May 3

Locks, Hooks and Books, May 4

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 5

Britt Reads Fiction, May 5

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, May 6

Simple Harvest Reads, May 7 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Pause for Tales, May 8

Of Blades and Thorns, May 8

To celebrate her tour, Emily is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and an ecopy of To Bring You Back!!

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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Lori Smanski said... Best Blogger Tips

thank you for your thoughts on this book. this sounds soooo good

Emily Conrad said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much for featuring To Bring You Back, Kendra. I'm so glad the story surpassed your expectations and resonated with you! I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the series if you keep reading :)

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a sweet story.

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a wonderful reunion romance because of the message of grace.

Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your awesome review of To Bring You Back, this sounds like a wonderful story and I am looking forward to reading it

marisela zuniga said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this book cover, thanks for sharing

Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

Emily, I enjoyed following the tour and learning about To Bring You Back, which sounds like an excellent book for me to enjoy! Good luck with your book and I hope the tour was a success! Thanks for bring your book to my attention! Thanks, Happily Managing a Household of Boys, for sharing your review! Have a terrific day!

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