Review: One Perfect Year by Melinda Curtis PLUS Book Tour & Giveaway Info

One Perfect Year What a completely engaging and heartfelt story! One Perfect Year tugged at my heartstrings with its heroine who is a young widow, scared to love again, and the man who has silently loved her since he set eyes on her in high school.

The community of Harmony Valley drew me in. It is mostly an aging community and those elderly characters provided for a lot of fun and tender moments. I did not realize when I read this book that it was book four in the series. It can definitely be read as a stand alone novel!

Gage was a great character. He returns to Harmony Valley temporarily. Having achieved quite a bit of success as a veterinarian with an equine focus, he specializes in helping thoroughbred horses with difficult deliveries. Shelby has just relocated to Harmony Valley and has a great position with a local winery and has a promising career ahead of her.

I really enjoyed the chemistry between Gage and Shelby. There were hurt feelings, guilt, a broken friendship, fear, and hidden love to navigate through. The way the author dove into each of these emotions and wove them into these characters made them come alive to me. I was cheering for Shelby and Gage and hoping they could work things out. This was such a beautiful and sweet story! (5 stars)

My thanks to the author for the complimentary copy of this book that I was given in exchange for an honest review.

About the book:

One Perfect Year

How can Shelby Hawkley forgive Gage Jamero for bailing on her when she needed him most? He and her husband, Nick, were the best part of her life. Now her former best friend is back, shaking up the widowed wine harvester’s world. The safest bet is to protect herself. Except Gage is awakening feelings that are decidedly unfriend-like.

Shelby is the woman Gage has secretly loved since high school. Starting over�together�could be the best dream he’s ever had. If only he can find the courage to say what he should have said all those years ago.

One Perfect Year Book Tour

There is currently a book tour that is being hosted by Prism Book Tours. It includes a giveaway. Details below:

Tour Wide Giveaway:

Follow the March Tour!
8: Grand Finale

Grand Prize: An Autographed Set of the first 3 Harmony Valley Books
(Dandelion Wishes, Summer Kisses, and Season of Change) (US only or ebooks to an international)

Additional Prizes:
– Happy Bee Day Mug with candy and Sweet and Heartwarming Bracelet (US
only – if international winner pulled then a single ebook from author’s back list)
– Bee Salt and Pepper Shaker and Sweet and Heartwarming Bracelet (US
only – if international winner pulled then a single ebook from author’s back list)

Ends March 15th

To enter the Rafflecopter giveaway, click here.



Although Melinda has lived in Georgia and Texas, she’s a California girl at heart. Her earliest memories are of life on an isolated 50-acre sheep ranch in rural Sonoma County, California. Picture rolling hills covered in brown grass, a eucalyptus forest, a long gravel driveway lined with plump sheep and no sidewalks. It was a big deal to drive into town on a one-lane road in a ramshackle, bubble-fendered pickup for an ice cream.

Flash forward to this century. Melinda lives in California’s hot central valley with her husband – her basketball playing college sweetheart. With three kids the couple has done the soccer thing, the karate thing, the dance thing, the Little League thing and, of course, the basketball thing.

Melinda writes sweet to medium heat contemporary romances as Melinda Curtis and red hot reads as Mel Curtis. She loves writing romances about women who don’t realize how strong they are until a hero comes along to show them, while capturing the wry humorous power struggle of falling in love – because, really, who lets the man have the last word?

You can connect with Melinda Curtis on her website, Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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4 Responses to Review: One Perfect Year by Melinda Curtis PLUS Book Tour & Giveaway Info

  1. sonja1971 says:

    Brittany, looks like a wonderful book! I am crossing my fingers! I would love to read this one.

  2. Becky B says:

    This looks like a great book. Thanks for the review.

  3. Kim says:

    Thanks for the review. I love animals so a book with a hero who is a veterinarian is perfect for me!

  4. Thanks for the review!

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