Audio Book Review: Beauty Among Ruins by J’nell Ciesielski

I thoroughly enjoyed this story by a new to me author! The setting of a Scottish castle during wartime was really enjoyable to read about. I listened to the audio book and thought that the narrator did a good job with this story. She used a light brogue when reading the Scottish characters’ lines. The accent was not too heavy and very easy for me to understand, yet definitely sounded Scottish. Her tone of voice also changed to a pleasant accent for the main character, Lily.

I liked the way the romance developed between Lily and Alec, which began as frustration between the two of them and grew into respect, friendship, and affection. I was frustrated that someone was trying to bring ruin to Alec and his holdings as Laird and hopeful that all would be revealed. Overall, this was a very interesting story, with an unknown villain working to bring down a man of honor. I look forward to reading more books by this author.

(4.5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In Ciesielski’s latest sweeping romance, an American heiress finds herself in Scotland amid the fallout of the Great War, and a wounded Scottish laird comes face-to-face with his past and a woman he never could have expected.

American socialite Lily Durham is known for enjoying one moment to the next, with little regard for the consequences of her actions. But just as she is banished overseas to England as a “cure” for her frivolous ways, the Great War breaks out and wreaks havoc. She joins her cousin in nursing the wounded at a convalescent home deep in the wilds of Scotland at a crumbling castle where its laird is less than welcoming.

Alec MacGregor has given his entire life to preserving his home of Kinclavoch Castle, but mounting debts force him to sell off his family history bit by bit. Labeled a coward for not joining his countrymen in the trenches due to an old injury, he opens his home to the Tommies to make recompense while he keeps to the shadows. But his preference for the shadows is shattered when a new American nurse comes streaming into the castle on a burst of light.

Lily and Alec are thrown together when a series of mysterious events threatens to ruin the future of Kinclavoch. Can they put aside their differences to find the culprit before it’s too late, or will their greatest distraction be falling in love?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

With a passion for heart-stopping adventure and sweeping love stories, J’nell Ciesielski weaves fresh takes into romances of times gone by. When not creating dashing heroes and daring heroines, she can be found dreaming of Scotland, indulging in chocolate of any kind, or watching old black and white movies. Winner of the INSPY and the Maggie Award, she is a Florida native who now lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and lazy beagle.

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Review & Giveaway: Texas Witness Threat by Cate Nolan

Texas Witness Threat JustRead Blog + Review Tour Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Texas Witness Threat by Cate Nolan, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Texas Witness ThreatTitle: Texas Witness Threat Author: Cate Nolan Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense Release Date: January 1, 2021 Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

She saw something she shouldn’t have… Assistant US Attorney Christine Davis is positive she witnessed a murder, but with no body, the police aren’t convinced. Now someone wants her dead, and Texas Ranger Blake Larsen is the only one who believes her. For Blake, protecting Christine must stay more important than their growing feelings for each other. But can he keep her safe from an unknown enemy who wants her silenced?

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MY REVIEW

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is texas-witness-threat.jpgThis suspense novel packed a lot of action in between its pages. With twists and turns and plenty of danger, it was hard to tell who the enemy was and who was just misguided in their thinking.

I liked the two main characters. Christine was an Assistant US Attorney, and although she was a powerful and smart woman, there were some insecurities that she dealt with due to some things in her past. Add in the multiple attempts on her life in this novel, and she definitely needed the help of Texas Ranger Blake Larsen.

Blake also carried around insecurities, even though he was a good and competent Ranger. Events from his childhood impacted him and made him think that there was no room for love in his life. I liked watching these two work together to solve this unique tale!

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cate Nolan

Cate Nolan lives in New York City, but she escapes to the ocean any chance she gets. Cate loves to leave her real-life behind and play with the characters in her imagination. She’s got that suspense writer gene that sees danger and a story in everyday occurrences. She particularly loves to write stories of faith enabling ordinary people to overcome extraordinary danger.

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Review: A Cowboy for Keeps by Jody Hedlund

A Cowboy for Keeps is a great start to a new series! I enjoy western stories and am excited to have a new series to read. The author kept me happily turning the pages to see how things would work out for Greta and Wyatt.

I really enjoyed watching these two navigate their marriage of convenience. They took things slowly and there was a lot of self-doubt on both sides. Wyatt carried feelings of failure with him from past experiences, while Greta felt that she was a burden.

Greta sister, Astrid, drove me crazy a few times in the book with her antics, however, she was extremely important to the story and I loved the way the author worked things out for this new family and showed how close they had all grown throughout their months together. I liked the peek into Astrid’s heart and feelings, it made me understand her better.

The last chapter of this novel points the reader toward the characters who will be taking center stage in book two and I am even more excited about seeing what happens next in this series now that I have read a little bit about them!

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Greta Nilsson’s trip west to save her ailing little sister, Astrid, could not have gone more wrong. First, bandits hold up her stagecoach, stealing all her money. Then, upon arriving in Fairplay, Colorado, she learns the man she was betrothed to as a mail-order bride has died. Homeless, penniless, and jobless, Greta and her sister are worse off than when they started.

Wyatt McQuaid is struggling to get his new ranch up and running and is in town to purchase cattle when the mayor proposes the most unlikely of bargains. He’ll invest in a herd of cattle for Wyatt’s ranch if Wyatt agrees to help the town become more respectable by marrying and starting a family. And the mayor, who has promised to try to help Greta, has just the candidate in mind for Wyatt to marry. 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jody Hedlund is the best-selling author of over twenty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award. She lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy teens, and five spoiled cats.

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Review: Faith’s Mountain Home by Misty M. Beller

Faith’s Mountain Home was a very nice conclusion to the Hearts of Montana series. If you have read book two in the series, Love’s Mountain Quest, you will recognize Laura as the woman who was kidnapped in that story. You will also recognize Nate as one of the men who was part of the gang that kidnapped Laura. At the beginning of this novel, the reader learns that Nate has turned his life around and is devoted to doing what is right, making reparations, and growing in his new faith in God.

I really enjoyed seeing the romance develop between Nate and Laura. Nate felt undeserving of Laura after all that had happened. Laura was a very forgiving person and it was sweet to see their friendship begin to develop into love.

Laura and Nate’s caring natures really showed through in this novel. They worked so hard to take care of Bright Sun and Eagle Soaring, and also spent a lot of time and energy to help Nate’s twin brother as he healed from his leg injury. It was also great to catch up with other characters from the first two books. Very enjoyable read!

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Nate Long has always watched over his identical twin brother, Aaron, even when it put him on the wrong side of the law. When Aaron is wounded in a shootout, the brothers are taken to Settler’s Fort to recover. As Nate works to make reparations for their past, he marvels at the nursing Aaron receives under the care of a woman with all the reason in the world to resent him.

Laura Hannon knows what it is to start over, and she knows Nate’s newfound faith is real. What she can’t look past is how far he allowed himself to be led astray by his brother’s weaknesses.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Misty M. Beller is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love.

She was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her Southern roots run deep. Growing up, her family was close, and they continue to keep that priority today. Her husband and daughters now add another dimension to her life, keeping her both grounded and crazy.

God has placed a desire in Misty’s heart to combine her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life, writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.

Writing is a dream come true for Misty. Her family–both immediate and extended–is the foundation that holds her secure in that dream.

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Review: For the Love of Joy by Janet W. Ferguson

What a lively and enjoyable addition to the Coastal Hearts series. I believe that For the Love of Joy could also be enjoyed even if you haven’t read the other books in the series.

Davis has been such a neat character in the earlier novels. I was really looking forward to learning his backstory. What a tragic background he had to overcome! Davis had a lot of pain and loss in his past, including the break up of his marriage.

Joy was such a complicated character. In the beginning, she and Hankie, her son, really frustrated me. He was a very unruly toddler and Joy carried a lot of anger. However, the way Davis and Joy grew throughout this story, as well as seeing Joy come to an understanding of a God of grace and forgiveness ended up being wonderful to read about. I also liked seeing how Hank’s behavior improved a lot once he was surrounded by people who spent time playing with him.

This was a deep story that dealt with some very painful and complicated issues for both Davis and Joy. I appreciated that forgiveness took time for both of them and that they needed to rely on a lot of prayer and even some counseling to help them get through things.

(4.5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Years ago, a Dear John letter and then an IED explosion overseas rocked Davis Donnelly’s world and left him unclear about his marital status. He’d signed divorce papers, but broken mentally and physically, he’d never bothered to find out if his marriage actually ended. Now that he’s about to start a new position as an outreach minister, it’s time to settle things once and for all. At the moment he tracks down his wife—or former wife?—she takes a tumble while chasing a little boy. Her son. And that’s when life flips upside down.

Joy Jennings Donnelly made her share of mistakes. But one thing she never considered a mistake was her child, and she’ll do anything to protect him. Even keep his paternity a secret.

When she’s suddenly injured with not a soul to help her or her son, Joy is forced to rely on the man who has the most reasons to hate her.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Janet Ferguson

Janet W. Ferguson is a Grace Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She  grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served as a children’s minister and a church youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. She writes humorous inspirational fiction for people with real lives and real problems. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a cat that allows them to share the space.

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Review: An Amish Winter by Vannetta Chapman and Carrie Lighte

What a wonderful pair of novellas in this Amish collection! Both of these stories were so enjoyable to read. Even though the stories are shorter than full-length novels, the character development in both novellas was very impressive.

In Stranded in the Snow by Vannetta Chapman, Faith’s love for her baby was clear. She had a lot of decisions to make and had come from a very difficult situation. She was not quick to trust Elijah because of all she had been through. Elijah also had to adjust his expectations regarding the role of an Amish woman and accept Faith for who she was.

In Caring for the Amish Baby by Carrie Lighte, it was so sweet to see how Leah and Jonathan worked together to take care of not only Jonathan’s niece, but also his brother and sister-in-law. There were some misunderstandings and hurt feelings a couple of times between Leah and Jonathan. These events felt so real and plausible that it made me really empathize with both of them. I was amazed at how much I connected with both of these characters in this novella.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Vannetta Chapman

Can love warm their hearts?

Snowstorms and babies bring couples together

in these two sweet Amish novellas.

In Vannetta Chapman‘s Stranded in the Snow , widowed single mother Faith Yoder and her baby find temporary refuge from a snowstorm with Elijah King’s generous help. And in Caring for the Amish Baby by Carrie Lighte, after her trip south for the winter is delayed, Amish spinster Leah Zehr must work with Jonathan Rocke to care for her sick friend’s baby.

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Review: More Than a Billionaire by Krista Noorman

If you have read books one and two of the A Billionaire for Every Season series, you will recognize that the author has More Than a Billionaire taking place during the timeline of both of the first two books and that they all overlap each other. It was interesting to see exactly what was going on in Skylar’s life while her brothers were finding their loves.

I really liked seeing the dynamic between Franky and Skylar, especially as it seemed that their friendship might finally be moving toward a romance. But fear got in the way, especially for Franky. These two had such great chemistry as friends and it was clear that their hearts longed for more. But, Franky let fear lead him and he ended up making decisions that broke Skylar’s heart.

I felt so sad for Skylar, and although the story was richer for the angst that she went through because of Franky’s decisions, it was hard to see her get hurt over and over again. But, all comes right eventually and I think these characters will be stronger for it.

This story can be read on its own, however, if you want the full picture of the lives of all three Schultz siblings, read books one and two first.

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Her brother’s best friend is the guy of her dreams. If only he’d see her as more than a friend.

Skylar Schultz has spent half her life loving Franky Middlebury, the only guy who’s ever seen her as more than heiress to the Schultz Chocolate fortune, but she’s always been firmly positioned in the friend zone. As much as she cherishes their friendship, she wishes he would see her as so much more than his best friend’s little sister.

Things aren’t going well for Franky. His girlfriend left him, he’s unhappy as a partner in his father’s law firm, and he feels stuck in a life he didn’t really want. The one bright spot is Skylar. She’s there for him in a way nobody else is, filling his stressful days with laughter and offering unending encouragement.

As their friendship progresses, they begin to rely on each other as they are faced with family drama and career changes. All the while, Skylar hopes their newfound closeness will blossom into more. But when someone new walks into Franky’s life, will everything change? Will this woman be the fresh start Franky’s been longing for or will he finally see the one who’s been there for him the whole time?

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Krista Noorman

Most of Krista’s life has been spent scribbling away in journals, while documenting her every day life, but it wasn’t until she took part in National Novel Writing Month that she found her true calling and turned her pen to fiction.

Krista studied music education at Cornerstone University. After college, she turned to her love of photography and spent nearly a decade running her own wedding photography business, which was the inspiration for her novel, Goodbye, Magnolia. She is constantly inspired by books and movies, enjoys beautiful Instagram feeds, and loves a great cup of coffee. Krista makes her home in a small town in western Michigan with her husband and their two children.

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Grand Finale & Giveaway: Clean Romance for Christmas

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

We hope you enjoyed getting a glimpse into these clean contemporary romances and grabbed some for yourself or as gifts for other romance lovers! If you missed any of the stops, you can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway below…

December 8th: Launch

December 9th: Krystal M. AndersonLove’s Sweet Return

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Oregon, December 1869

Charlotte Pullard opened her eyes to the gray of dawn, blinking slowly. Gradually, a beamed ceiling came into focus… but it wasn’t her ceiling. Whose ceiling was it? She closed her eyes again, thinking.

She’d kissed her mother goodbye. Something about that felt sad, wrong somehow. Maybe she hadn’t wanted to leave. And her father… her father…

December 10th: Julie Coulter BellonThe Marquess Meets His Match

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“In a hurry, my lady?” he said, arching his eyebrows and slowing his step.

“I wouldn’t want to keep Lord Pembroke waiting,” she said, nearly pulling him along with her.

But Wolverton stopped altogether. Since he still held her arm fast, she did, too, rather abruptly. Alice looked up in surprise.

December 11th: Delaney CameronBecause You Loved Me

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Bridget smiled a little as she led the way to the stairs. “I guess that means my brother and sister are behaving. I hope you realize it won’t always be like that.”

“I’d be disappointed if it was. It’s natural for kids to test their limits.”

“Is that what you did?”

December 12th: Rachelle Paige CampbellLove Overboard

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Breathe in, breathe out.

Caitlyn slowed her breathing and willed calm to her tingling limbs and her pounding heart. After disembarking the ship, she and Greg boarded a bus to the airfield. Her fear of heights didn’t extend to flying in commercial aircraft. During the thirty-minute drive, she watched a safety video and signed waivers about accidental death. She reconsidered her opinion.

December 13th: Raneé S. ClarkFinding Taylor

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Gavin headed down to the restaurant to meet Taylor. He stuffed his hands in his pockets as he walked down, trying to contain the excitement at seeing her again.

He arrived first and waved off the hostess’s offer to wait at the table, instead walking slowly around the lobby. He’d sat too much the last week anyway, not to mention the long flight from Rio.

“Gavin?”

December 14th: Chrissy ElliotFinding Home on Winslow Island

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“Is that him?” Gabby slapped Tessa’s leg like an overexcited Chihuahua. “That has to be him. Tessa, is that him? Tell me it’s him.”

Tessa laughed. “I told you I don’t know what he looks like.”

“Just look,” Gabby begged.

December 15th: Aspen HadleySuits and Spark Plugs

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The sound of the door opening from the mechanic shop interrupted me and I glanced up to see Connor Hunt coming into the lobby.

He nodded at the phone in my hand. “Looking at anything good?”

“A physiology text book.”

“Sure. Good choice for some light reading on a snowy weekend afternoon.”

December 16th: Shanna HatfieldThe Christmas Bargain

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Luke waited to catch a glimpse of his bride. Chauncy kept him updated on her progress during the week. Sincerely hoping his friend hadn’t exaggerated, Luke felt it best to give Philamena plenty of space to adjust to being off the farm and away from her father.

Eventually, with enough time and encouragement, he hoped they could become friends. If they were stuck living under the same roof for goodness only knew how long, it would be nice if they could get along.

December 17th: D. E. MaloneLove, Lies and Mistletoe

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Frustrated, Layla unpacked while the sour details of their first meeting stirred.

It had been at a fundraiser for Friendship House, a social service organization in the Twin Cities, and had attracted the heads of companies and old-money philanthropists. The ballroom of the historic Rennselaer Hotel had been transformed to showcase Brant Johnsson’s famed lights displays. Its ballroom was all plaster moldings, ceiling frescos, and soaring balconies on four sides with polished pillars of red oak standing like silent sentinels overhead. Someone mentioned Brant had used more than 25,000 lights on the balconies alone.

December 18th: Melissa McCloneSweet Yuletide

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The interior was more impressive now with the 360-degree view. Floor-to-ceiling windows along the far wall showed an overcast sky and the Atlantic Ocean. Hope mentioned the place was on the beach, but Sheridan hadn’t expected it to be backyard close. Halfway to the glass, she let go of her suitcase and left it behind. The wheels might damage the floor.

As she stood at the window with a sense of awe, her breath left a patch of fog on the glass. Christmas lights and garland were strung along the deck. An unexpected sight with the beach grass, giving a touch of color to the sand below. Gentle waves rolled in. A couple with their dog walked along the beach.

December 19th: Sarah L. McConkieThe Promise of Miss Spencer

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Miss Suzanna Spencer smoothed her slightly dirty work apron and checked the state of her unruly dark blonde bun. She reached for her basket and pressed deeper into her family’s large vegetable garden. The fall sun shone with a warm hue as she smelled the rich, musky earth around her. At the edge of the plot on a stone bench sat her sickly, coughing father, who dutifully inspected his radishes.

She sat down a few yards from him and sunk her trowel near a carrot, unearthing a rock. Chocolate-colored soil flew all over the tidy linen cravat of Mr. Lacy, her father’s studying vicar, who followed directly behind her, weeding the beds as she continued her story. “You see,” she said speaking quickly and with such animated hand motions that Mr. Lacy had no choice but to submit to the barrage of soil now covering his vest.

December 20th: Kimberley MontpetitMostly Dangerous

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“Oh, my,” Sofia gasped under her breath as she suddenly, and irrevocably knew what it was like to be in Gavin Spencer’s arms. She could feel his hard chest muscles and the biceps outlined by his coat jacket. He smelled incredible, musky and masculine. A heady scent that made her so distracted she missed a step on the dance floor. “Oh, oops!”

“I’ve got you, Sofia,” he whispered into her ear.

“Sorry I’m distracted.”

December 21st: Kate O’KeeffeDating Mr. Darcy

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How on this sweet Earth did I get myself into this position?

I’m not talking metaphorically or spiritually or anything like that here, you understand.

Oh, no. I’m being much more literal.

Right now, I’m all alone in the back of the limo, whizzing through the outskirts of Houston on my way to some ranch out in banjo territory. I’ve managed to remove my mic, which was a feat all its own, and now I’m wrangling with my Timothy leggings. With an almighty effort, I pull them up to my thighs, my dress bunched up under my chin. Ever bunched up a sequin dress under your chin? Not comfortable.

December 22nd: Regina ScottAlways Kiss at Christmas

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The snow had stopped falling, she saw as she ventured outside. Like muslin, white sheets draped tree and field. Their gardener had swept the snow off the pond, and the ice glittered darkly under the heavy sky. She pointed one group toward the sleigh that stood waiting, the horses’ breath fogging the air, and another group toward the lawn, where two industrious youths were already fashioning snowballs. Though he remained at her side, Julian kept glancing toward the pond. Skating, then. Gliding along, arm in arm, their steps matching as they used to do when they were younger. How romantic. Another shiver went through her.

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Audio Book Review: Treasure of Hope by Cecily K. Wolfe

Treasure of Hope was a very good conclusion to the Cliff Walk Courtships series. I have enjoyed listening to all three of these books. If you have read the other two books in the series, then you will be thrilled to get the chance to experience Sarah’s story. However, even if you haven’t read the other two books, I believe that you can still enjoy this third book in the series.

Sarah grew so much during this novel and it was all kicked off by a horrific and tragic accident that affected her deeply. It was very interesting to see how Sarah internalized the event and how it affected her both mentally and physically.

Sam, the hero in the story, dealt with his family’s loss in the only way he knew how. He worked harder and tried to take care of his mother, who did not handle the news well. The author did a great job of showing how tragedy affects people in different ways, yet this was still an uplifting novel that points the reader to God, the true giver of hope.

The narrator did a good job of bringing Treasure of Hope to life. Her reading voice was pleasant and I was able to lose myself in the story.

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Heartwarming Family Saga!

She’s known as a hopeless flirt, but Sarah doesn’t care. She’s beautiful, young, and rich, and doesn’t want to waste a minute of her life worrying about anything or anyone. Sneaking out to parties on the Cliff Walk with her friends during winter nights becomes dangerous, and when a terrible accident happens, her carefree outlook is forever lost. Determined to blame herself, she focuses on applying her time and effort at the homeless shelter operated by her brother and his wife, but will she ever be able to move forward and accept forgiveness from those she has inadvertently harmed?

Sam is devastated by his family’s loss and throws himself into work to avoid dealing with the emotional upheaval as well as a shocking revelation that destroys the hope that begins to fill his heart. Can his faith, shaken by his loss, be restored by granting and accepting forgiveness, however difficult and painful that might be?

The third and final book of the Cliff Walk Courtships series features Arthur and Catherine’s younger sister Sarah as she forges her own way to forgiveness and love.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Cecily Wolfe writes contemporary young adult and women’s fiction, as well as contemporary sweet romance with her teenage daughter under the name Alessa Martel. She is also the author of the award-winning, best selling Cliff Walk Courtships Christian historical romance series as well as the upcoming sequel series, Cliff Walk Cousins, under the name Cecily K. Wolfe. She graduated from Kent State University with degrees in English and library science, and enjoys her career as a librarian in Cleveland, Ohio, where she lives with her daughters – both of whom are published authors.

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Giveaway: Clean Romance for Christmas – Always Kiss at Christmas by Regina Scott

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Always Kiss at Christmas (Fortune Brides #7) By Regina Scott

Regency Romance Paperback & ebook December 3, 2020

Mary Rose has one goal for her mother’s annual Christmas Eve party: convince her childhood friend Julian Mayes to marry her. She has always admired Julian. Surely one moment under the kissing bough will convince him they were meant to be together. Newly hired by a prestigious London law firm, Julian is ready to shake the dust of the countryside off his polished boots. But he’s always had a soft spot for Mary. As the danger to her future becomes clear, will one kiss be enough to prove to him how far he will go to protect her?

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Excerpt

The snow had stopped falling, she saw as she ventured outside. Like muslin, white sheets draped tree and field. Their gardener had swept the snow off the pond, and the ice glittered darkly under the heavy sky. She pointed one group toward the sleigh that stood waiting, the horses’ breath fogging the air, and another group toward the lawn, where two industrious youths were already fashioning snowballs. Though he remained at her side, Julian kept glancing toward the pond. Skating, then. Gliding along, arm in arm, their steps matching as they used to do when they were younger. How romantic. Another shiver went through her.

“Cold?” Julian asked, taking a step closer.

Not with him so near. Those eyes were all encouragement, his mouth turned up and head cocked as if he were ready to listen to anything she cared to impart. He was going to be an excellent solicitor. Already she wanted to confess her hopes.

“It will pass,” Mary assured him. “Would you care to skate?”

“Delighted.” He offered her his arm again, and they walked over to the wrought-iron bench overlooking the pond. Already another couple swept past on the ice. Grooms stood by to strap the steel blades onto footwear. In moments, Mary was out on the glassy surface with Julian at her side. The cool air nipped her cheeks as they set off.

Oh, to always feel this free. It took the merest pressure to sail along. The evergreens alongside the pond flashed by, dusky against the silver of the pond and sky. Julian matched her stride, though he kept his hands behind his back, as if for balance.

“Was it last year you raced me to the end of the pond?” he asked, a twinkle in his eyes.

“And won,” Mary reminded him.

“You’ve changed since then,” he said.

Perhaps not as much as she’d thought, for the urge was impossible to resist. “I could still beat you.”

“You’re on.”

Excerpted from Always Kiss at Christmas by Regina Scott. Copyright © Regina Scott.

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About the Author

Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first novel until she had learned a bit more about writing. Since her first novel was published, her stories have traveled the globe, with translations in many languages including Dutch, German, Italian, and Portuguese. She now has now published more than 50 works of warm, witty romance. She and her husband of 30 years reside in Washington State on the way to Mt. Rainier. Regina Scott has learned to fence, dressed as a Regency dandy, driven four in hand, and sailed on a tall ship, all in the name of research, of course.

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Tour Schedule (Posts go live on the day they’re scheduled.)

December 8th: Launch December 9th: Krystal M. AndersonLove’s Sweet Return December 10th: Julie Coulter BellonThe Marquess Meets His Match December 11th: Delaney CameronBecause You Loved Me December 12th: Rachelle Paige CampbellLove Overboard December 13th: Raneé S. ClarkFinding Taylor December 14th: Chrissy ElliotFinding Home on Winslow Island December 15th: Aspen HadleySuits and Spark Plugs December 16th: Shanna HatfieldThe Christmas Bargain December 17th: D. E. MaloneLove, Lies and Mistletoe December 18th: Melissa McCloneSweet Yuletide December 19th: Sarah L. McConkieThe Promise of Miss Spencer December 20th: Kimberley MontpetitMostly Dangerous December 21st: Kate O’KeeffeDating Mr. Darcy December 22nd: Regina ScottAlways Kiss at Christmas December 23rd: Grand Finale

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