Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Blessings in the Bargain by Kari Trumbo

Book: Blessings in the Bargain

Author: Kari Trumbo

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release date: September 27, 2022

Despite a career in logistics, Courtney is unprepared to get lost at sea…

A fated trip to the docks with her closest pal Annie leads to disaster. Ship Captain Lex Ford agrees to take Courtney and two of her friends on what was to be a quick trip to test a new boat. A dangerous storm traps them against a reef, damaging communications and stranding them at sea.

Lex knew this was a bad idea…

He hated having people on his ship with him. Ever since his partner left, he doesn’t share his life with anything but the seagulls. So, when Courtney’s friend Rafe offers him a deal on a new boat, he’d rather ignore the offer.

His heart isn’t ready for how he feels about Courtney and watching her brave the elements after the storm makes him want to protect her. But the last woman he loved just walked away. And what about their age gap? He’s far older than her. The Lord is good at turning bad situations for good, but can even He make this mess right?

This Breakers Head novel is Kari Trumbo’s final novel in the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.

The Independence Islands Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.


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I have been enjoying the Independence Islands series. One thing I especially like is that each book in the series is written by a variety of authors, and they all read well as Stand Alone Books. Blessings in the Bargain is Book 2 in the Breakers Head series. I am always anxiously awaiting new books in the series.

Four Friends set sail on the sea to test out a boat for sale. Courtney, Lex, Rafe, and his wife Annie all become stranded at Sea when their boat loses power in the midst of a storm. Lex was hesitant to take the boat out, to begin with, so when it becomes stranded he isn't all too happy. The hours turn into days stranded at sea and Lex and Courtney are beginning to get to know each other. Lex is trying to fight his attraction to Courtney as he is 2x older than her. He admires the fact that she is withstanding the storm and he also wants to protect her from the elements. Lex and Courtney continue to connect throughout their time at sea. Will the friends make it back to land safely? Will Lex and Courtney have a relationship?

WOW, this book is a page-turner from the first chapter. I was so intrigued by the Storyline that I finished the book in 4hrs. I really LOVE how Lex and Courtney opened up to each other about their past and their struggles in life. The author weaved faith into the book with the fact that God can turn bad things into Good.  I look forward to the other books in this series! AMAZING BOOK! 


Kari Trumbo is the creator and co-author of the best-selling Christian Historical Romance series, Cutter’s Creek; selling over 200,000 copies. She has published over 45 titles in seven series. When she’s not writing, editing, plotting, or managing, she home schools her children and pretends to keep up with them. She loves reading, listening to contemporary Christian music, singing when no one’s listening, and curling up with a fluffy blanket when winter hits. She makes her home in central Minnesota with my husband of over twenty years, two daughters, two sons, one cat, and one hungry wood stove.

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To celebrate their tour, Celebrate Lit is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a 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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Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations on your release of Blessings in the Bargain, Kari, I enjoyed following the tour and learning about your book, which sounds like a great read! Good luck with your book and I hope the tour was a success! Thanks for sharing it with me!

Thanks, Kendra, for sharing your review!

Have a terrific day!

Debbie P said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a wonderful read.

marisela zuniga said... Best Blogger Tips

I enjoyed reading your review, thanks for sharing

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