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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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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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Book Tour Grand Finale for Sweet Home Alaska By Beth Carpenter

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Book Tour Grand Finale for
Sweet Home Alaska
By Beth Carpenter

We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops
you’ll find snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:

Launch – Note from the Author

Welcome to the tour for SWEET HOME ALASKA. If you read AN ALASKA PROPOSAL, you might remember Volta, Leith’s sister. This is her story. Although part of the Northern Lights series, all the books are stand-alone, so feel free to jump in anywhere. . .

Red Headed Book Lady – Review

“I loved this book. A sweet, clean read at it’s best!! . . . I truly enjoyed this author’s story and her writing is wonderful!! I love trying out new authors and this wasn’t disappointing. . . . I strongly recommend this book for people who want a sweet and clean read. . .”

It’s All About the Romance – Excerpt

Volta headed toward the exam room, but before she reached the door, another voice drifted out, reassuring and calm. “Good job, Lori. Not much longer now. Try to relax for a minute. Slow, easy breaths.”

Volta stopped in her tracks. She knew that voice, deep and smooth, with just a bit of drawl. But it couldn’t be. The owner of the voice she knew was working on the other side of the world. No doubt this was some other baritone-voiced doctor from Texas. The voice continued, “You’re at a ten. Doing great. Next contraction, you’ll be able to push.”

The Power of Words – Review

“In Sweet Home Alaska, Beth Carpenter delivers another wonderfully entertaining clean romance in the Northern Lights series. . . . Sweet Home Alaska is the complete package – a sweet romance filled with rich characters and depth. I enjoyed the chemistry between Scott and Volta, and learned a lot about the needs of people in rural Alaska. Here’s hoping for more stories in this engaging series!”

Paulette’s Papers – Excerpt

A surgical mask covered most of the doctor’s face, but he stared at Volta, his eyes wide in shock. Familiar brown eyes. It had been eleven years, but she remembered every detail. She knew if she got closer, she would be able to distinguish the little flecks of green sprinkled through the brown. What in the world was Scott Willingham doing in Sparks, Alaska?

From somewhere far away, Daniel’s voice made itself heard. “Dr. Willingham, Volta Morgan, flight paramedic.” Scott tugged the surgical mask from his face. “Volta?”

Thoughts of a Blonde – Excerpt

He’d tried to forget her. After all, Scott was the one who broke it off. Few marriages survived the sort of life he’d chosen, and with his background, he was a particularly bad risk. Just like his father, Scott was the sort of man who focused on a job and forgot to eat and sleep and spend time with his family. Volta deserved so much better than that. Once he realized their relationship was beginning to feel serious, he’d pulled the plug, and he’d never seen Volta again.

Scott’s life had turned out exactly the way he’d planned. He’d been with DEMA for ten years now, one of only a handful of full-time doctors ready to go wherever and whenever he was needed. Most of their medical staff consisted of volunteers who took a week or two off from their regular practices to volunteer with DEMA, but Scott worked year-round delivering babies and performing surgeries. And yet, even after all this time, Volta still appeared in his dreams.

Kathryn Cooper Writes – Review

Sweet Home Alaska by Beth Carpenter was a delightful read. . . . 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. . . . It’s a clean romance with heart pumping moments. Enjoy reading Sweet Home Alaska.”

E-Romance News – Excerpt

“Yeah, she had a mommy and a daddy and a horse. They’re a real family.”

That nagging sense of inadequacy pricked at Volta. “Real families come in all shapes and sizes, Emma. Just because your daddy died doesn’t mean we’re not a real family.”

“Well.” Emma peeked up from beneath her eyelashes. “If I can’t have a daddy, I should at least get a horse.”

Janice’s Book Reviews – Review

“Such a fun story with Emma, who is Volta daughter. I would have never thought of horseback riding in Alaska.”

Hallie Reads – Review

“I love to fictionally visit Alaska, and Beth Carpenter bring the state to life with her stories—when I pick up one of her books, it’s a trip I know I’ll enjoy taking. . . . A sweet, sweet story dealing with family drama, forgiveness, and the challenges of life in Alaska, Sweet Home Alaska is a treat. I enjoyed it, and if you like contemporary (Alaskan) romance, I think you will, too.”

Reading Is My SuperPower – Review

Sweet Home Alaska will leave you with a warm heart and a smile on your face … and maybe travel plans to the gorgeous setting. Scott, Volta, and Emma are smartly-drawn characters with gentle but strong spirits who will quickly take up residence in your heart. You’ll feel the emotions of the story along with them, and you’ll cheer them on from that surprise reunion in the delivery room to the satisfying conclusion. (You may want to purse whomp Scott on occasion but stick with him. I promise.) If you love a gorgeous setting, great characters, and a little bit of adventure mixed in with your romance, this series – and Sweet Home Alaska – is for you!”

EmpowerMoms – Review

“I loved reading this sweet, heartwarming love story! . . . Clean romance, great characters, and interesting story line. Easy and fun to read-highly recommend!”

Hearts & Scribbles – Excerpt

Emma skipped away. Her grandmother looked at Scott and then at Volta. When neither of them answered her unspoken question, she said, “Well, it’s nice to meet you, Scott. I’m going to go watch Emma and give you and Volta a minute to talk about…whatever it is you’re here to talk about. Excuse me, please.”

“Nice to meet you, too, Mrs. Jordan,” Scott said quickly.

As soon as she’d stepped away, Volta grabbed Scott’s elbow and dragged him to the far corner of the barn, away from everyone. “Once again. Why are you here?”

Jorie Loves A Story – Review

“I definitely will be seeking out the rest of this Northern Lights series as I liked the pacing and the presentation of how Carpenter implores us to want to know more about this world she’s created for us to find! She hugs us so close to the hearts of her characters, it is easy to feel what they’re feeling and live a period of time in their shoes rather than our own. In essence, I love that this is another small towne series focused on family, hearth, home an a wicked dollop of romance! Best of all, she gave me a new reason to venture back to Alaska and that was the icing on the cake!”

Harlie’s Books – Excerpt & Review

“Why was he dropping you off?”

“I left my keys— It doesn’t matter. The point is, I’m eleven years older now, and I hope wiser. Scott is doing important work with this study and I can contribute. He doesn’t know Alaska, and I do. After I introduced Scott, the people we interviewed yesterday opened up and gave him valuable information.”

“Are you sure this is a good idea?”

“I think I’m mature enough to work alongside a man without falling in love with him. Besides, it’s only for a couple of weeks.” Volta laughed. “What could go wrong?”

“If I had to give out my best book of the year award right now, it would be this book. It is that good. This isn’t my first book by Ms. Carpent[e]r and she never disappoints. . . . This is a great second chance romance from the heart. . . . Peeps, you really need to read Ms. Carpentar and this series. She brings emotional depth, humor, great characters, and a setting to die for. I recommend Ms. Carpentar to anyone that will listen to me. And yes, this is a series but each book stands alone.”

Getting Your Read On – Review

“Beth Carpenter has such a gentle way of building a story. Her books are easy to fall into and I always feel like I’m on a journey that will take me somewhere satisfying. . . . it was a good journey and I really enjoyed it. I could see this book becoming a TV series or a Hallmark movie.”

Splashesofjoy – Review

Sweet Home Alaska is a sweet heartwarming read. I didn’t read the first book in this series, but I think this one is fine as a stand alone. Author Beth Carpenter does a wonderful job of writing detailed scenes of Alaska throughout the story, and even though I’ve never been there, I felt as though I was in the middle of this story. . . . All in all, this is a wonderful, sweet and clean romance that will give you hours of enjoyment.”

Locks, Hooks and Books – Review

“I would give Sweet Home Alaska one hundred stars if I could. I highly recommend this book for readers who love a sweet, clean, and heartwarming story of second chances, forgiveness and redemption. I have got to read the other books in this series.”

Rockin’ Book Reviews – Review

“This is a fun tale of a man looking for the love he walked away from so many years ago, in hope he could somehow rekindle that love.

It was somewhat predictable, but with a couple of “twists” and was so well-written. . .”

Remembrancy – Review

“Carpenter takes readers to these places, sharing the majesty and beauty of Alaska while highlighting a few of the difficulties involved with living in these remote areas, specifically prenatal care. Oh, but the author doesn’t stop there. There’s a second chance romance you can’t help but root for, a sweet little horse-loving girl, and a bit of family drama.

In fact, there was so much to love about this book, I can’t pinpoint what I enjoyed the most.”

Christy’s Cozy Corners – Review

Sweet Home Alaska is a wonderful book about two people getting a second chance at love. I really appreciated the fact that Volta and Scott already knew each other and had been in love before, so the romance that builds between them again doesn’t feel forced or rushed. . . . All of these characters really deliver and make this such an enjoyable book to read.

Of course, I love the Alaskan setting, and the story is fantastic. But I’ll leave it up to you to read this and find out just how great Sweet Home Alaska really is! Enjoy!”

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post, if you haven’t already…

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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About the Author

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.

Ends July 17, 2019

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Squeaky Books Birthday Bash Giveaway


I’m hosting a contest as part of
Enna Isilee’s Birthday Bash 2012
Presented by Squeaky Books
From August 22nd until September 22nd Enna Isilee at Squeaky Books is having a HUGE bash to celebrate her birthday! There’s a giveaway nearly EVERY DAY, tons of author interviews, and guest posts from some YA book bloggers. And I get to host a giveaway!

I’m giving away a copy of The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson! Entering is simple, just fill out the rafflecopter. THIS GIVEAWAY IS OPEN INTERNATIONAL! You have until September 21st at 11:59pm EST to enter. All winners will be announced on Enna Isilee’s birthday (September 22nd) on Enna Isilee’s blog (Squeaky Books). And today, Ennalee interviewed Rae Carson at Squeaky Books. You should check it out.

Without further ado, enter to win! Click below.

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Reading Clean Giveaway Hop

I love all the giveaways I Am A Reader, Not A Writer hosts on her blog, and now I get to co-host one with her and One Librarian’s Book Reviews. I’m so excited! I can’t wait to see all the clean reads bloggers have up for the giveaway.

Since I don’t know what books you already own I have a few books to choose from. These 2 authors always write clean entertaining books. If you win you will get to CHOOSE 1 of these books. Check HERE to make sure The Book Depository ships for free to your country. If you prefer eBook you can choose that instead. Most of these books will be in paperback form. Perfect Scoundrels will be a pre-order.

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Janette Rallison/ C.J. Hill

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Feed Your Reader Giveaway Hop!

I’m participating in another great giveaway hop! I Am a Reader, Not A Writer and Books: A True Story are hosting. If you don’t already follow both of their blogs you should. They’re great! Visit the host blogs to see who else is on this giveaway hop.

If you win the giveaway you can choose 1 Kindle eBook: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke OR An Old-Fashioned Romance by Marcia Lynn McClure. Open internationally. Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter. Good Luck!

Hannah Swensen already has her hands full, between dodging her mother’s attempts to marry her off, and running Lake Eden, Minnesota’s most popular bakery, The Cookie Jar. But when the Cozy Cow Dairy’s beloved deliveryman is found murdered behind Hannah’s bakery with her famous Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered around him, Hannah sets out to track down a killer. The more Hannah snoops, the more suspects turn up. This is one murder that’s starting to leave a very bad taste in Hannah’s mouth, and if she doesn’t watch her back, her sweet life may get burned to a crisp.

Life went along simply, if not rather monotonously, for Breck McCall. Her job was satisfying, and she had true friends. But she felt empty-as if part of her soul were detached and lost to her. She longed for something-something that seemed to be missing. Yet there were moments when Breck felt she might almost touch something wonderful. And most of those moments came while in the presence of her handsome yet seemingly haunted boss-Reese Thatcher.

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Young Adult Giveaway Hop

This Young Adult Giveaway Hop is co-hosted by two amazing blogs, I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Reading Teen.

Have you read the River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren? This series is a MUST read! It’s my all time favorite. Just thinking about it makes me want to go re-read all the books. If you win you get to choose ONE of the RIVER OF TIME books. The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL as long as The Book Depository ships free to your country. Click HERE to check the list.


Click titles to see my reviews. I haven’t read Tributary for some reason! I better get on it.
Waterfall (paperback or Kindle)
Cascade (paperback or Kindle)
Torrent (paperback or Kindle)
Bourne & Tributary (Kindle only!) These are both novellas.

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Blog Tour, Book Review, and Giveaway: Choosing Charity by Terri Ferran

Title: Choosing Charity
Author: Terri Ferran
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Release Date: July 2012
Pages: 208
Series: Faith, Hope, and Charity #3
Source: The Book Bug Blog Tour
4 Stars: I Really Liked It

With a new job, a husband she adores, and a life full of friends, Kit’s life seems pretty much perfect—well, aside from the fact that her husband is in school and way too busy for Kit’s liking. And of course she’s still dealing with the fall-out from her adoptive parents’ divorce.

But when Kit learns that her biological mother wants to meet her, she’s not sure how to react. What good could possibly come from getting to know someone who left you in a dumpster to die?

Exquisitely written and full of heart, Choosing Charity is a can’t-miss read that’s sure to remind you why Christlike love is the greatest virtue of all.

My Thoughts:
Note: This book would be considered Christian fiction, specifically LDS fiction (Latter-day Saints/ Mormons). It wasn’t “preachy.” It mentioned prayer and asking God for help and guidance which for me is normal and every day.

This is the third book in the series, but it can be read as a stand alone. I didn’t read the first two books, but now I’d like to go back and read those. I think it would have enhanced my reading of Choosing Charity because of the attachment I would have felt for all the characters, but it wasn’t necessary.

I really enjoyed reading this book! It was a beautiful story. I loved the main character, Kit, from the beginning. She was easy to connect with. Kit had just graduated from college and had been married a few months. She had a new job and was learning to balance married life. I think the feelings Kit had relating to her parents’ divorce were very realistic. She had a lot of ups and downs with all the different story lines going on. I loved all that was happening in the book. At first I had a hard time remember who all the side characters were, but I soon had it figured out and loved all the side stories. Charity and Lily were my favorite side characters.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good, clean, entertaining contemporary. Read below to find out about the giveaway, other blog tour stops, launch party, and more!

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: very mild ( kissing )
Language: none
Violence: none

I received the book from The Book Bug Blog Tour. Thank you! I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.

Buy it!

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Giveaway Info:
As part of the tour, Terri is generously offering a grand prize giveaway of the Faith, Hope, and Charity trilogy, including hard copies of Finding Faith, Having Hope, and Choosing Charity. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post or any of the other stops on the tour. Click HERE to visit the tour page for the full tour schedule. The more stops you comment on, the more entries you have into the contest!

Launch Party Info:
The official launch party for Choosing Charity will be held on August 11th from 3-7 PM at Seagull Book in The District in South Jordan. Terri will be joined by three other authors: Diony George and Carla Kelly. Prizes and refreshments will be offered so come join the fun!

Other Books in Series:

Finding Faith and Having Hope

Author Bio:

Terri Ferran grew up in a small Colorado town that offered little in the way of entertainment. She escaped through reading (and later on a Continental Trailways bus), and although the town didn’t have a library, she eagerly anticipated the coming of the Bookmobile and would check out stacks of books at a time. She moved to Utah as a high school senior where she joined the LDS Church and met her husband, Tod. She dreamed of being a writer but took the safe route of becoming a CPA. She finally got brave enough to quit working in the world of numbers to pursue her dream of writing and also to spend more time with her children. Her first book, Finding Faith was published in 2007 and she is excited to be living her dream of writing in real life. Terri still loves to read, but she can usually be found writing, doing laundry, dishes, running errands, napping, eating chocolate, or exercising (not necessarily in that order).

Social Networking Links:
Website: http://www.terriferran.com/

Tour Page:
http://thebookbug-hogan.blogspot.com/p/choosing-charity-blog-tour.html

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Reading Clean Giveaway Hop Sign Ups


Announcing the Reading Clean Giveaway Hop
September 6th – 12th
Hosted by Clean Teen Fiction, One Librarian’s Book Reviews 

Featuring Clean Reads!  Books free from sex, language and gratuitous violence.
Books you can share with anyone without hesitation be it your mother, daughter, or bishop’s wife. 

Hop Rules

  • Your giveaway must be for a “Clean Read”.
  • Only 1 mandatory entry, all others must be optional.  Keep it simple, no long lists of things for people to do.
  • Your blog & giveaway must be “family friendly”.

To Sign Up To Host A Giveaway Click on the Blue Link at the bottom of the linky that Says “Click here to enter” and fill out the form with the following information:

Your Blog Name followed by where you will ship to in parentheses
Link to your Blog or Website
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Lazy Days of Summer GIVEAWAY Hop!


This is my first giveaway on my adult blog! I’m excited to participate in the Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Colorimetry.

If you win you can choose to have the eBook (Kindle) emailed or the Book shipped to you. If you choose the eBook option all you need is an email address for me to send the Amazon coupon to. If you choose the physical Book option you need to check HERE to see if The Book Depository ships free to your country.

Now to the giveaway choices!!

   

Austenland (book 1) by Shannon Hale (paperback or Kindle)
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Midnight in Austenland (book 2) by Shannon Hale (hardback or Kindle)
I just finished reading it and LOVED IT!! review up soon

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