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Thursday, December 1, 2022

JustRead Tours Blog Tour: The Best Intentions by Sarah M. Eden

The Best Intentions JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Best Intentions by Sarah M. Eden, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!



The Best Intentions Title: The Best Intentions 
Series: The Huntresses #1 
Author: Sarah M. Eden 
Publisher: Covenant Communications 
Release Date: November 21, 2022 
Genre: Clean & Wholesome Romance/Historical/Regency

In the eyes of London Society, Gillian Phelps is suitable enough. Though the ton whispers about her change of residence, any speculation remains just that: ballroom gossip. No one—not even the other Huntresses, the group of ladies she calls her dearest friends—knows that she is harboring a devastating family secret. Gillian has become adept at hiding the reality of her circumstances, but the close quarters of a house party will test her ability to conceal the crushing truth. And with so many people to deceive, the late arrival of another guest is a most unwelcome surprise.

Despite his standing as a gentleman of the ton, in truth, Scott Sarvol possesses little more than two debt-riddled estates. When an opportunity arises to survey one of his properties, he travels north, only to find himself an unwitting guest at Artemis Jonquil’s house party. He is warmly welcomed by all—except the aloof Miss Gillian Phelps. But when Scott proves himself unexpectedly helpful in a crisis, his acquaintance with Gillian shifts from wariness to something warmer. As both her charade and her feelings for Scott deepen, Gillian realizes that the truth could spell not only a devastating fall from Society but also a shattered heart.


I really enjoy a Historical Christian Romance and I LOVE reading books that are a part of a Series. Theship.  Best Intentions by Sarah M. Eden fits both of those catergories. It is Book 1 in The Huntresses series. I am looking forward to this book and other books in this series already. 

WOW, this book captured my attention from the very first page. I kept reading and finished the book in about 4hrs. The book is Gillian and Scott's story and very interesting. Gillian Phelps is a GREAT Character who has a big secret she is hiding. She has a good circle of friends known as the Huntresses, but is careful who she is around so her secret doesn't slip out. Scott Sarvol is an AMAZING character for this book. He has his own set of issues with inherited property and debt from his Uncle. I really enjoyed watching Gillian going from being weary of Scott to trusitng him and being in a relationship with him. She does tread slowly as she doesn't want a broken heart in the end, especially with the family secret she is holding in. This book was a WONDERFUL beginning to this series. I am excited for future books in this series! FANTASTIC BOOK!






 

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Sarah M. Eden

Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today bestselling author of multiple historical romances, including AML's "2013 Novel of the Year" and Foreword Review’s 2013 “IndieFab Book of the Year” gold medal winner for Best Romance, Longing for Home, and the Whitney Award's "2014 Novel of the Year," Longing for Home: Hope Springs. Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances set against rich historical backdrops. She holds a Bachelor's degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library. Sarah lives with her husband, kids, and mischievous dog in the shadow of a snow-capped mountain she has never attempted to ski.

Connect with Sarah by visiting sarahmeden.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.



(1) winner will receive a signed copy of book, $25 Amazon gift card, bookmark, stickers, and button.

The Best Intentions JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight November 28, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on December 5, 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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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

JustRead Tours Blog Blitz: Strike to the Heart Series by Danielle Grandinetti

Strike to the Heart Series JustRead Blog Blitz 

Welcome to the Blog Blitz for the Strike to the Heart series by Danielle Grandinetti, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!



To Stand in the Breach Title: To Stand in the Breach 
Series: Strike to the Heart 
Author: Danielle Grandinetti 
Publisher: Hearth Spot Press 
Release Date: September 13, 2022 
Genre: Historical Romantic Suspense, Christian

She came to America to escape a workhouse prison, but will the cost of freedom be too high a price to pay?

1933, Wisconsin - Large animal veterinarian Katy Wells takes her patients’ welfare personally, so it’s no surprise when she stands up to angry farmers planning a milk strike or takes in an injured draft horse to save its life.But after a visitor from the past discovers her location and reveals a threat, she must choose between her work and her freedom, and whether to trust a man to keep her safe. 


To Stand in the Breach is the prequel novella to A Strike to the Heart, releasing April 2022.


He found her.

Desperately clutching the paper, Dr. Katy Wells slipped into the sheltered area between two of
the buildings at the center of the small town of Eagle, Wisconsin. She placed a gloved hand on
the worn plank wall of Town Hall and squeezed her eyes shut to block out the words on the
letter. Fear’s insidious claws sank into her chest. Fourteen years of running, of staying one step
ahead of her uncle and other men who wished her harm … and she’d finally found security
here, in this town, hidden as it was in the middle of the United States.

Until today.

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Strike to the Heart Title: A Strike to the Heart 
Series: Strike to the Heart 
Author: Danielle Grandinetti 
Publisher: Hearth Spot Press 
Release Date: September 13, 2022 
Genre: Historical Romantic Suspense, Christian 

She’s fiercely independent. He’s determined to protect her. 

Wisconsin, 1933―When a routine mission becomes an ambush that kills his team, Craft Agency sniper Miles Wright determines to find the persons responsible and protect the woman he rescued. But the fierce independence that led Lily Moore to leave her family’s dairy business for the solitary life of a dog trainer and the isolation of her farm don’t make that easy. Neither does his unwanted attraction to her. Meanwhile, escalating incidents confirm that she’s far from safe. 

Lily fears letting the surprisingly gentle retired marine into her life almost as much as she fears whoever is threatening her. As Wisconsin farmers edge toward another milk strike, one that will surely turn violent, it becomes clear that the plot against Lily may be part of a much larger conspiracy. When the search for her abductor leads close to home, she must decide whether to trust her family or the man who saved her life.


Miles Wright pressed his eye to the A5 telescopic sight attached to his Springfield long-range
rifle. Instead of being hunkered down in the trenches of Europe or in the humidity of Central
America, as he would be if he’d stayed in the army, he flattened himself against the rough
branch of a monstrous pine one hundred yards from the ruins of a stone house lost amid the
forests of northern Wisconsin.

He breathed deeply, the smell of decaying leaves filling his nose even as the action calmed his
heart. Dusk had come, but he could still spot the shadows of his four fellow retired soldiers
darting from tree to tree toward the stone structure where Lily Moore’s kidnappers likely stashed
her. His team was tasked with a simple rescue and had yet to meet any resistance. Miles’ job
was to keep it that way.


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As Silent as the Night Title: As Silent as the Night 
Series: Strike to the Heart 
Author: Danielle Grandinetti 
Publisher: Hearth Spot Press 
Release Date: September 13, 2022 
Genre: Historical Romantic Suspense, Christian

He can procure anything, except his heart’s deepest wish. She might hold the key, if she’s not discovered first.

Chicago, 1933―Lucia Critelli will do anything for her ailing grandfather, including stand in a breadline to have enough food to make him a St. Nicholas Day meal. When she catches the eye of a goon who threatens her grandfather, she discovers the end of Prohibition doesn’t mean the end of the mafia’s criminal activity. Retired Marine Scout Giosue “Gio” Vella can find anything, especially if it helps a fellow Italian immigrant, so he has no doubt he can locate his neighbor’s granddaughter, who has gone missing from a local church. Keeping her safe is another matter. Especially when he chooses to hide out with his Marine buddy in Eagle, Wisconsin, the site of a barely-held truce among striking dairy farmers. Will Christmas bring the miracle they all need or will Gio discover there are some things even he can’t find, particularly when he stumbles upon the most elusive gift of all: love.




The highlight of the evening, however, were the last few songs, which the entire congregation
was invited to sing. Lucia’s heart swelled full-to-bursting as she sang, but at the initial stanzas of
“Silent Night,” she fell silent. Beside her, almost in a whisper, Gio sang for the first time that
night.

Notte silenziosa, notte Santa …

Tears pricked Lucia’s eyes. Not just at the incredible voice she didn’t realize Gio had, but at how
holy the moment felt. Around her, people she didn’t know raised their voices together. Young
and old. Rich and poor. Farmers and city dwellers. American and Irish and Italian. It mattered
not. All of them had one wish for this Christmas season …

… Dormi nella pace divina … to sleep in heavenly peace.

Would her peace return? Would her world right itself? Would she be able to spend Christmas
with Nonno? Lucia glanced at the man beside her. Would there be a future for them?


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Danielle Grandinetti

Danielle Grandinetti is author of the Strike to the Heart series and a book blogger at DaniellesWritingSpot.com. Her short stories have appeared in several publications and her writing has won the University of Northwestern Distinguished Faith in Writing Award. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she now lives along Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin shoreline with her husband and their two young sons. Danielle especially loves quiet mornings served with the perfect cup of tea.

Connect with Danielle by visiting daniellegrandinetti.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.




(1) winner will receive a paperback copy of the Strike to the Heart series and a tote bag featuring a dairy cow.

Strike to the Heart JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight November 29, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on December 6, 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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Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Into the Fog by Karen Randau





Book: Into the Fog

Author: Karen Randau

Genre: Romantic suspense

Release date: September 6, 2022

Love and danger spar in this thrilling romantic suspense novel.

Hands push Marie Jessica (“MJ”) Goodrich from a rural roadway into an icy creek. The clock is ticking for her pleading friend on the other side of the ravine.

Running from flashbacks of a life-altering attack in Afghanistan, MJ takes refuge with her mother, managing Peach Blossom Orchard. But peace is elusive in a rural Oklahoma town full of secrets.

After losing his wife and children in a fatal car crash, Josh Rivers doubts he deserves a second chance at love. He can’t believe his bad luck when MJ, the woman who plagues the nightmares of his military service in Afghanistan, shows up in his hometown. She claims a driver ran down and abducted her friend Kelsey. Frustrated with the county sheriff’s investigation, MJ and Josh partner to follow clues that lead to a kidnapper who demands a bizarre ransom.

With danger increasing for everyone MJ loves, will the clock run out before they solve the mystery? Find out how MJ and Josh—swirling in a whirlwind of mystery and suspense—lean on their mutual faith to find answers, courage, forgiveness, healing … and wholesome romance.

If you like to read Christy Barritt and Colleen Coble, you’ll love Into the Fog, a keep-you-up-at-night clean romantic suspense novel that launches the Peach Blossom Romantic Suspense series.

 

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I truly enjoy Romantic Suspense novels and I also like new to me Authors. Into the Fog by Karen Randau is both of those. It is the first book in the Peach Blossom Orchard series. 

WOW, I was captivated by this storyline from the first chapter. I began reading and could not put it down and finished the book in 3hrs. Marie Jessica(MJ) is a wonderful character who has been dealing with a lot in life after service in Afghanistan. I LOVE how she is helping her mom run the Peach Blossom Orchard. She is an avid runner and when her running buddy goes missing she is quite worried. Josh Rivers is also another main character in the book who is a recent Widower, losing his wife and children in an accident. He never imagined he would run into MJ again, after having nightmarish issues with her in Afghanistan. They seem to form a bond when he helps her try to locate her missing running buddy. I LOVE how fast-paced this book is, yet it is a wonderful read. The Mystery, Romance, Suspense, and Christian Faith in this book are a GREAT combo. I LOVED this book and I HIGHLY recommend it to those who love a Clean Romance and Suspense book! FANTASTIC BOOK! 






Karen Randau a best-seller author of fast-paced mystery, thriller, and suspense books from her home in the picturesque mountains of Arizona. She enjoys cooking, hiking, and hanging out with her family. In addition to the Peach Blossom Romantic Suspense series, her books include the Frankie Shep Mystery-Suspense Series, the Kayla Walsh Suspense Series, and Rim Country Mysteries.

 

More from Karen

Into the Fog is set in a farming community outside Tahlequah, Oklahoma, home of the Cherokee Nation, the largest of the 39 Native American tribes in Oklahoma.

 

If you’ve ever watched old Western movies, you may have heard a lot about the dangers of traveling through Indian Territory. Did you know that much of what is now Oklahoma was called the Indian Territory until Oklahoma became a state in 1907? Some of the tribes fought with the Confederacy during the Civil War, and some fought with the Union.

 

If those weren’t enough reasons for an identity crisis for the people of Oklahoma (who sometimes refer to themselves of Okies), the federal government lists Oklahoma in both the South and the Southwest regions of the United States. Many Okies claim their state is in Midwest region of the United States, but it is not listed that way in the federal census.

 

One thing is for sure: Oklahoma has a culture all its own, rightly earned by its confusing history. Many of these cultural oddities are explored in Into the Fog.

 

You’ll also enjoy the two main characters, MJ and Josh.

 

Marie Jessica “MJ” Goodrich served with the Army Rangers in Afghanistan until a bomb gave her a life-altering injury and a case of PTSD. She believes her injuries were so bad that no man will ever want to marry her. Besides, her mother’s failing memory and the peach orchard keep her too busy to embark on a romantic relationship.

 

Josh Rivers always wanted to be an artist, but he’s stuck running the auto shop he inherited. He’s dreamed of MJ ever since he pulled her from a bombed marketplace in Afghanistan, and it cost him his wife and children. He doesn’t believe he deserves another chance at love, but he prays for companionship anyway—and finds MJ unconscious in a ravine moments later. Could a guy’s luck get any worse?

 

The question answered in Into the Fog is: Will Josh die saving MJ again, or will they get out of the whirlwind of mystery and danger swirling around them in time to find their happily ever after?


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Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 21

Texas Book-aholic, November 22

Betti Mace, November 23

deb’s Book Review, November 23

Mary Hake, November 24

Inklings and notions, November 25

Cover Lover Book Review, November 25

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 26

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, November 27 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, November 27

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, November 28

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 29

For Him and My Family, November 29

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 30

Lily’s Book Reviews, December 1

Book Looks by Lisa, December 1

Bizwings Blog, December 2

Blogging With Carol, December 3

Lights in a Dark World, December 3

Pause for Tales, December 4




To celebrate her tour, Karen is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and an eBook 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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Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: His Delightful Lady Delia by






Book: His Delightful Lady Delia

Author: Grace Hitchcock

Genre: Historical Romance

Release date: November 1, 2022

Behind the curtain, she must put on the performance of a lifetime . . . while love and risk take center stage.

Delia Vittoria’s mother has lost her voice at last. After five years of being her diva mother’s understudy, it is time for Delia to assume her place as the lead soprano onstage behind the Academy of Music’s faded velvet curtain. And she is all that stands between the Academy and its greatest threat–the nouveaux riches’ lavish new Metropolitan Opera House.

Kit Quincy never misses opening night, but when his sister begs him to help get her husband out of an Italian opera star’s arms, Kit accidentally confronts the younger Lady Vittoria instead. When he meets the stunning young diva again, he attempts to make amends, but then finds himself pulled into a society matron’s plot to win the great opera war. To draw attention to Delia Vittoria as the Academy’s new soprano star, Kit is convinced to act as both Delia’s patron and the enigmatic phantom who once haunted the Academy years ago. But when a second phantom appears, more than Delia’s rising career is threatened.

 

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I really enjoy the Christian Historical Fiction genre.  His Delightful Lady Delia by Grace Hitchcock is the latest book in that genre that I have read. It is Book 3 in the American Royalty series. I have not read the first 2 books in this series, but I feel it reads well as a Stand Alone novel. 

I will have to say that this storyline just didn't click with me until half way through the book. I will be completely honest and say that I think the Opera theme of the book is the reason it didn't click with me. The Synopsis read well and intrigued me, but once I started reading the book I didn't get the same feeling. I finally started getting into the book when Delia and Kit started a Romance. I did like Delia being able to take on the lead role in the Opera after 5yrs. The relationship between Delia and Kit was the highlight of the book for me. I love how they both let God's plan change their plans and life. This book is a book about Trusting God's plan and frienship. I do like the Christian Historical genre and have read other books by Grace Hitchcock and LOVED them. I think many will enjoy this book a bit better then I did. I still gave it 4 Stars as the second half of the book was WONDERFUL!  







Grace Hitchcock (www.gracehitchcock.com) is the award-winning author of multiple historical novels and novellas. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing and a bachelor of arts in English with a minor in history. Grace lives in the New Orleans area with her husband, Dakota, and their sons and daughter.

 

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I’m pretty certain every author started as an avid reader who dreamed of how they would change an ending or change who the heroine ended up with if they could write the book instead. (Anyone else think Theodore Laurence should have married Jo March?) It’s that ever-beautiful question of “what if” that has haunted some of my favorite stories and often drives my own stories to spark to life.

 

I first discovered The Phantom of the Opera as a child and fell in love with the beauty of the Broadway musical, a love that continued into my adulthood. So, when I was researching ideas for Book Three in the American Royalty series and I stumbled upon the great opera-house wars between the new money’s opera house and the Academy’s elite opera house, the “what if” sequence began and I knew I had to write my version of a phantom-of-the-opera story. Then when I researched the Italian opera company, I grew even more excited, as I’m from a large Italian family. And when I say large, I mean it’s not uncommon for our smallest gatherings to be only forty people, and when the whole krewe is together, we need a large facility to house us all. I’ve also visited New York and Italy and felt I could add some authenticity to the Italian characters in my novel, which brings me to the leading lady—a delightful opera singer named Delia Vittoria, who takes a beloved hero from Book One in My Dear Miss Dupré, Kit Quincy, by surprise.

 

I knew from Kit’s character that if he’d met the woman he was meant to wed, nothing would have stopped him in his pursuit, so I knew I had to introduce a new heroine instead of a lady introduced in Book One. It is rather daring to bring in a new lead in the third book of a series without some form of introduction in prior novels, but I felt Kit’s character warranted it. Kit is by far the “oldest” hero I have written about to date, and to my delight, he captured my heart with his genuine soul and fierce devotion toward the woman he loves. Because of his age and personal experience, I felt that Kit could be a wonderful example of true, godly love to a woman who has seen almost nothing but poor imitations. I hope that you will enjoy their journey toward love and my nod to The Phantom of the Opera! Happy reading, friends!


Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 19

Melissa’s Bookshelf, November 19

Texas Book-aholic, November 20

Inklings and notions, November 21

The Book Club Network, November 21

deb’s Book Review, November 22

For Him and My Family, November 22

Girls in white dresses, November 23

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 23

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, November 24 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, November 25

Holly’s Book Corner, November 25

Remembrancy, November 26

Connie’s History Classroom, November 26

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 27

Book Looks by Lisa, November 28

Cover Lover Book Review, November 28

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, November 29

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 30

Blogging With Carol, December 1

Back Porch Reads, December 1

Splashes of Joy, December 2

Through the Fire Blogs, December 3

Labor Not in Vain, December 3




To celebrate her tour, Grace is giving away the grand prize package of a $30 e-gift card to Baker Book House and a paperback copy of all three books in the American Royalty series: My Dear Miss Dupré, Her Darling Mr. Day, and His Delightful Lady Delia!!

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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