4 out of 5 STARS, Adult Fiction, Book Review, Clean Romance, Heartwarming

A Family for Jason GIVEAWAY! 4 Stars Review #AFJTour


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A Family for Jason
(Back to Bluestone River #1)
By Virginia McCullough
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
August 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She’s not home for keeps

Unless he proves first love is forever

Bluestone River is a minefield of memories for Mike Abbot—all involving Ruby Driscoll. Twenty years after scandal divided them, they’re both back in their hometown. Ruby’s visit is strictly temporary. But as she uses her trauma expertise to help his vulnerable son, Mike faces what his heart has always known. Ruby’s still his one and only. This time, can he convince her to stay?

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Kathryn Cooper Writes’ REVIEW

4 out of 5 STARS

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A Family for Jason is full of real life. Every one of us goes through trials throughout our lives. This book cuts deep and is real.

Ruby and Mike are in their late 30s and find themselves pushed back to Bluestone River, their home town. The story goes into the past with Ruby and Mike’s life as teenagers falling in love. Their memories of each other are so precious. But terrible things had happened which emotionally scarred both of them away from their home and each other. I love how they get to be surprised toward the beginning of the book when they see each other for the first time in twenty years!

Ruby has returned to help Emma, her best friend from her Bluestone River days. Emma needs Ruby’s help, and Ruby feels the need to escape from where she currently lives. Ruby expects to leave as soon as possible from the hometown that brings back hard memories. Mike has a sweet little 6 year old boy, Jason, whom he barely knows. Jason has gone through a life changing fire and saw his mother die. He will not talk because of the trauma. Like I said these characters are going through real life heartaches.

All of the Harlequin Heartwarming contemporary romance novels go up and down with joy and sadness. A Family for Jason by Virginia McCullough fulfilled my expectations of realistic life difficulties and fast heart beating romance.

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Content Ratings
Sexual: mild (kissing)
Language: none
Violence: none

I received this book from Prism Book Tours.
I am not paid for my reviews.
My reviews are solely my opinion.

About the Author

Born and raised in Chicago, Virginia McCullough has been lucky enough to develop her writing career in many locations, including the coast of Maine, the mountains of North Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and currently, Northeast Wisconsin. She started her career in nonfiction, first writing articles and then books as a ghostwriter and coauthor. She’s written more than 100 books for physicians, business owners, professional speakers and many others with information to share or a story to tell.

Virginia’s books feature characters who could be your neighbors and friends. They come in all ages and struggle with everyday life issues in small-town environments that almost always include water—oceans, lakes, or rivers. The mother of two grown children, you’ll find Virginia with her nose a book, walking on trails or her neighborhood street, or she may be packing her bag to take off for her next adventure. And she’s always working on another story about hope, healing, and second chances.

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4 out of 5 STARS, Adult Fiction, Book Review, Clean Romance, Heartwarming

Trusting Her Heart GIVEAWAY! 4 STARS Review #THHTour


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Trusting Her Heart
(Meet Me at the Altar #3)
By Tara Randell
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
August 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Can a love built on lies…

…survive the truth?

Serena Stanhope fears her dark past might ruin the life she’s built as a successful shop owner. Especially when handsome Logan Masterson suddenly arrives in town asking questions about her background. He seems to have his own secrets, but the pair share an instant connection and Serena finds herself falling for Logan. He could destroy everything—or he could be the chance at love she thought she’d never have…

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Kathryn Cooper Writes’ REVIEW

4 out of 5 STARS

I had a smile on my face from the very beginning of reading Trusting Her Heart by Tara Randel. I liked the main characters as well as the fun side characters. I look forward to reading the books before and after in this Meet Me at the Altar series.

Golden sounds like a beautiful little town where Serena had begun to settle in and which happens to be where Logan grew up. Serena was thoughtful of others and full of kindness. Logan felt the peace of his hometown but also felt like he couldn’t stay for other reasons.

Logan’s Grandma was so fun, and brought a smile and laugh to the story. She was strong and didn’t give up on  what she wanted in life. There were many great side characters. I hope there will be future stories with Serena and Logan’s friends.

If you enjoy Heartwarming Romance with family, friendships, and some good laughs then read this book. Some of life’s trials feel unbreakable. Some hard times have to be pushed through. Trusting Her Heart by Tara Randel is a wonderful read full of the ups and downs of life.

Content Ratings
Sexual: mild (kissing)
Language: none
Violence: none

I received this book from Prism Book Tours. I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.

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USA Today Bestselling Author Tara Randel has enjoyed a lifelong love of books, especially romance and mystery genres, so it didn’t come as a surprise when she began writing with the dream of becoming published. Family values, mystery and, of course, love and romance are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Tara lives on the West Coast of Florida, where gorgeous sunsets inspire the creation of heartwarming stories, filled with love, laughter and the occasional mystery.

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Single Dad to the Rescue GIVEAWAY! 4 STARS Review #SDTTRTour

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Single Dad to the Rescue

(City by the Bay Stories #4)

By Cari Lynn Webb

Contemporary Romance

Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages

August 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He offered her help

And he found love

Her home destroyed by a wildfire, Brooke Ellis finds temporary shelter at the home of paramedic Dan Sawyer and his young son, Ben. With the addition of Brooke and her lively fur family, Dan finds his carefully planned routine delightfully turned upside down. And his carefully guarded heart daring to trust in love again. When his ex-wife suddenly reappears, will it be Brooke to the rescue?

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Kathryn Cooper Writes’ REVIEW

4 out of 5 STARS

Single Dad to the Rescue is a sweet clean romance read! It’s the 4th in a series, but you don’t have to read the first 3 books. Those book characters do enter this story which makes me want to go back and read their sweet romance.

A wildfire makes Brooke and her animal family leave their home. With her pets she can’t find a place for shelter. Thankfully she’s blessed to find a kind older man named Rick who brings her to his son Dan’s guesthouse. Throughout the story you get to see Brooke’s way of talking through problems with others. She connects with animals that have been through difficult times because of what she went through when her husband died. Dan is an organized single dad of a child with type 1 diabetes. He went through heartbreak when his wife left him and his son at a young age.

There are a lot of characters in this story! Because I’ve gone through brain cancer I struggle remembering names so I kept a paper and pen nearby. The characters are all great additions to the story. Dan’s dad and son are sweet to everyone. The dogs and cats are cute and loving. Valerie, Dan’s ex-wife, brings frustrations and more. Dan’s little brother Jason is a great addition to the emotions of this story.

Brooke and Dan are both scared to get emotionally connected because of the hard things life has put them through. I felt heartwarming feelings build up throughout this read. Single Dad to the Rescue by Cari Lynn Webb is a romance with life building experiences which we can all relate to in different ways.

Content Ratings
Sexual: mild (kissing)
Language: none
Violence: none

I received this book from Prism Book Tours. I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.

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Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She’s been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent’s 70 year marriage and her parent’s marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn’t always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.

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Reunited with the Cowboy by Claire McEwen 4 out of 5 STARS #RWTCTour #Giveaway

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Reunited with the Cowboy

(Heroes of Shelter Creek #1)

By Claire McEwen

Adult Contemporary Romance

Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages

July 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She can save his ranch…

But can he forgive her?

Maya Burton knows she’s the last person rancher Caleb Dunne wants to see. After all, she survived the crash that killed his sister, and then left town. Now she has to convince the stubborn cowboy that she can help him save his ranch. But once she earns his trust—and his heart—will she be able to walk away?

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Kathryn Cooper Write’s Review

4 out of 5 STARS

I love country life cowboy books. Maybe it’s because I’m a born and raised Texas gal. 😁

Maya and Caleb had loved each other back in their teenage days. But there had been a terrible car accident when Caleb’s sister died. Maya had been driving. Years later Maya came home to see her grandma. She had to see some mountain lions for work on Caleb’s property. Things don’t go well.

Caleb had gone through war in the Marine Core. He had emotional scars from war and from losing his little sister. He blamed Maya and struggled being near her. It was good to see him grow and leave behind bad habits. The one thing I don’t like in this book are the cuss words. I rated them as mild, but I prefer books with none.

Maya learned to stand up for and just believe in herself. I think we all have moments where we thought we couldn’t accomplish something. Believing in ourselves gives us the strength to reach our goals.

The side characters were great! I loved Maya’s grandma’s book club, full of fun sassy ladies. They were hilarious. Caleb had a good friend, Jace, who had become the dad of his 2 neices and nephew. I hope he’ll be the main character in another romance novel!

Reading Reunited with the Cowboy by Clause McEwen felt like watching a romance TV series. I loved seeing all of the different stories pulling together, especially the romance. It was filled with life’s hard times, community love, and sweet romance.

Content Ratings
Sexual: mild (kissing)
Language: mild
Violence: none

I received this book from Prism Book Tours. I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.

About the Author

Claire McEwen writes stories about strong heroes and heroines who take big, emotional journeys to find their happily-ever-after. She lives by the ocean in Northern California with her family and a scruffy, mischievous terrier. When she’s not writing, Claire enjoys gardening, reading and discovering flea-market treasures. She loves to hear from readers! You can find her on most social media and at http://www.clairemcewen.com.

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Sweet Home Alaska Giveaway! 4 out of 5 STARS Review. #SHATour

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Sweet Home Alaska

(Northern Lights #5)

By Beth Carpenter

Contemporary Romance

Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages

July 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Some sparks last forever.

But once burned…

World traveler Dr. Scott Willingham is known for being calm and levelheaded—except where Volta Morgan is concerned. In the ten years since they parted, Scott still can’t forget her. Now he’s come to Alaska to find Volta and finally let her go, only to find their attraction is stronger than ever. Can Scott leave her behind one last time…or has he truly found a place to call home?

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Kathryn Cooper Writes’ Review

4 out of 5 STARS

Sweet Home Alaska by Beth Carpenter was a delightful read. Volta and Scott had a romantic past. It had ended because Scott didn’t think he could keep a long term relationship with his job. He planned to be a doctor that traveled around the world.

Volta’s heart had been broken by falling in love with Scott in the past. She tries to keep from falling for Scott again. He doesn’t show up in Alaska on accident though. He wants to talk through with her the bad break up from the past to feel better in the present. Scott and Volta both try and fail to keep their emotions from falling for each other again.

The story takes place in Alaska which is like a different world for me, a Texas girl. I don’t like snow, but reading about the unique beauty of Alaska and the adventures makes me want to travel there.

Volta’s daughter is a sweet addition to the story. I enjoy reading books with growing family love. The story had more slow and unneeded scenes than I prefer, but I still enjoyed the sweet love story.

It’s a clean romance with heart pumping moments. Enjoy reading Sweet Home Alaska.

Content Ratings:
Sexual: mild (kissing)
Language: none
Violence: none
Other: mild (beer/alcohol on occasion)

I received this book from Prism Book Tours. I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.

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Once upon a time …

when Beth Carpenter was a little girl, she read everything she could get her hands on, and entertained herself on the school bus by making up stories in her head. Not a lot has changed. She’s still consuming books like M&Ms, and spends her days creating happily-ever-afters for her imaginary friends.

She lives in Alaska and Arizona with her husband and an aggressively affectionate fifty-pound lap dog. She loves to hear from readers.

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1 winner will receive:

  • A copy of AN ALASKAN PROPOSAL
  • A neoprene pansy-print lunch tote

  • A $20 Amazon gift card

Please note: International entries welcome, but if the winner has no US mailing address, the substitute prize will be AN ALASKAN PROPOSAL and ALASKAN HIDEAWAY ebooks, plus a $20 Amazon gift card.

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Fate & Fortune by Robin Daniels: 4 of 5 STARS Review/ Blog Tour

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Fate & Fortune

(Fate & Fortune #1)

By Robin Daniels

YA Contemporary Romance, Duology

ebook, 279 Pages

September 20th 2018

Bryce has liked Paige since they were little but has never had the guts to act on his feelings. Paige is devastated over being dumped by her long-time boyfriend and can’t seem to move on. They’re stuck in a rut, until fate decides to pull them out.

Both Paige and Bryce are talked into seeing a fortune teller at the annual Summer’s End Carnival. Neither of them buys into the mysticism, until the psychic’s predictions start coming true. Now, the most bizarre things are happening and there isn’t a clear explanation. Each of them must figure out if they’re the subject of an elaborate hoax or a bigger plan forged by destiny.

*This book is part one of two. Books should be read sequentially.

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This was a fun read full of families, best friends, and teen romance. Everyone in the group of friends had some possible romance happening, but this story just focuses on Paige and Bryce.

The story begins on the first day of school. Paige had been depressed all summer because her 2 year long boyfriend had broken up with her. She tried to hold it together, but her emotions were rough when she saw her ex at lunch with another girl.

Bryce had been her friend for years and had secretly liked her. He happily stepped in to be her fake boyfriend. It’s fun to hear from both of these characters during their fake/new relationship.

Overall this was a fun read, but there was some annoying teenage boy jokes that I would’ve liked out of the book.

If you like clean teen romance with some possible magic then I recommend your read Fate & Fortune by Robin Daniels.

Content:
Sexual: mild (kisses)
Language: none
Violence: very mild

I received this book from Prism Book Tours. I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.

Kismet & Karma

(Fate & Fortune #2)

By Robin Daniels

YA Contemporary Romance, Duology

ebook, 270 Pages

October 25th 2018

Bryce and Paige belong together, but they’ll never make it happen alone. When inspiration strikes in multiple ways, a friend decides it can’t be a coincidence; it’s a call to action. With a little luck, the help of fate, and the matchmaking plan of the century, Bryce and Paige just might get their happy ending.

You heard Paige and Bryce’s version of the story in Fate & Fortune. Now join Eric, Amy, Cody, Kennedy and Genie to see how things really went down.

***This book completes the series. Book one can be read as a standalone, but book two cannot. Fate & Fortune should be read first.***

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The most important thing to know about me is that I’m basically a sixteen-year-old trapped in an adult’s body. It’s why I feel such a great connection to all of my characters and why I love to write romantic comedy. The kid in me just wants to be goofy. Besides being a writer; I’m a wife, mother of five, volleyball enthusiast and home decorating guru. My list of favorites includes: reading, Christmas, pedicures, dessert, steak, Arizona winters and most importantly, Diet Coke.

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