Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway: Like Moonlight at Low Tide by Nicole Quigley


About the Book

Title: Like Moonlight at Low Tide
Author: Nicole Quigley
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Release Date: 2012


When high school junior Melissa Keiser returns to her hometown of Anna Maria Island, Florida, she has one goal: hide from the bullies who had convinced her she was the ugliest girl in school. But when she is caught sneaking into a neighbor’s pool at night, everything changes. Something is different now that Melissa is sixteen, and the guys and popular girls who once made her life miserable have taken notice. When Melissa gets the chance to escape life in a house ruled by her mom’s latest boyfriend, she must choose where her loyalties lie between a long-time crush, a new friend, and her surfer brother who makes it impossible to forget her roots. Just as Melissa seems to achieve everything she ever wanted, she loses a loved one to suicide. Melissa must not only grieve for her loss, she must find the truth about the three boys who loved her and discover that joy sometimes comes from the most unexpected place of all.

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My Thoughts:

Like Moonlight at Low Tide was certainly a very emotional story. It starts off with a vague description of what happened at the beginning of Melissa’s senior year, and then mentions the suicide of someone dear to her. BAM!  Right off the bat. Except she never names the person who does it. She simply names the three potential fellows who could have: Her brother Robby, her long-time crush Sam, and her new friend Josh.

One who loves her. One who couldn’t. And one who didn’t know how.

I read this book chomping on my fingernails, unsure who would commit suicide before the end and terrified to get too attached and have my heart broken as well as Melissa’s. I determined to stay as far away from these guy characters as possible, unfortunately Melissa did not have any premonition of what was to come and so spent a lot of time in the presence of each guy and I ended up coming to care deeply for them (well except for Sam, I didn’t really like him) even though I had determined not to.

This made the reading all the more nerve wrecking. I’m surprised that I have hair and nails leftover from this book, but I did like the ending. Though I think I would have liked just a little bit more closure.

This book deals with the very tough subject matters of suicide and bullying and abandonment, but it does so very well.

I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

Reviewed by Nicki

About the Author


Nicole Quigley is the author of Like Moonlight at Low Tide, a winner of the American Christian Fiction Writers “Carol Award” and “Genesis Contest” for best young adult fiction. Nicole works in public relations and spent many years in Washington, D.C. She now lives on Florida’s Gulf Coast, where she grew up. Nicole holds a B.S. from Appalachian State University, where she majored in Communications/Public Relations and minored in English. Her favorite place in the world is Western North Carolina, and her favorite place to write is a late night coffee shop, wherever she can find one open.

Guest Post from Nicole Quigley


Three Things I Hear from “Like Moonlight at Low Tide” Readers
When I first wrote “Like Moonlight at Low Tide,” I thought my readers were going to get the same things out of it that I did. The book gets off to a start when Missy Keiser sneaks into her neighbor’s pool to go nightswimming. She thought no one was home until she sees the figure of an unknown guy standing in the dark, at the edge of the pool.

Missy was bullied when she was younger, but this story is about what happens after she is bullied. What happens if you got everything you ever wanted? Would it be enough? I think that when we really look at the reasons behind why we want things and why the things we want can become so big in our lives, especially in high school—we often find that there’s really a bigger question left for all of us.

Who is going to love me?

Since “Like Moonlight at Low Tide” debuted, I’ve been so honored to hear from readers who could relate to Missy’s story. One thing that has surprised are the things I hear about from readers time and again.

First, I always hear about the ending! I definitely wrestled with how to bring the book to a close. I won’t say more about it (no spoilers!), but I have to laugh because most readers tell me I was really close to hearing a lot more from them! Second, I always hear about a certain guy who becomes the male protagonist. Yes, girls, I have to admit that I loved writing him!

Lastly, I often hear the book was written “just for them.” That’s what touches me most of all. I wrote this story from the heart. It means so much to hear that it reached others, and often in ways I never predicted. I love that.

Once a reader picks up my story and brings her own experiences to it, it becomes something new. And it’s really special to connect with a reader on some of these heart questions that we all have in common. One reader who has really made an impact on me sent me a hand-made charm bracelet based on the book. She took Missy’s story, and she turned it into something entirely new. Her creativity is really special, and the bracelet is now one of my most treasured possessions

I love hearing from readers about what they liked (or even didn’t like) in Missy’s story. As it turns out, listening to readers is one of the very best parts of writing for them.

Blog Stops


amandainpa, December 9
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SusanLovesBooks, December 12
A Greater Yes, December 13
Texas Book-aholic, December 14
Power of Words, December 14
Blogging With Carol, ecember 17
Carpe Diem, December 18
Pause for Tales, December 20
Red Headed Book Lady, December 21
Bigreadersite, December 21
Pursuing Stacie, December 22


Giveaway


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Friday, December 15, 2017

Review: Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman

About:

The police say the woman was a murderer. Emilie Wesley knows they can't be talking about her client . . . can they?


To the world it seems obvious: Kaylene Adams killed her daughter and then was shot by police. Attorney Emilie Wesley knows a different story: Kaylene would never hurt anyone and was looking for a way out of a controlling, abusive relationship. Her death shakes Emilie's belief that she can make a difference for women in violent marriages. Self-doubt plagues her as she struggles to continue her work in the wake of the tragedy.

Reid Billings thought he knew his sister-right up until he learned how she died. He discovers a letter from Kaylene begging him to fight for custody of her daughters if anything should happen to her. No attorney in her right mind would support an uncle instead of the father in a custody case, but Kaylene's letter claims Emilie Wesley will help him.

Thrown together in a race to save Kaylene's surviving daughter, Emily and Reid pursue the constantly evasive truth. If they can hang on to hope together, can they save a young girl-and find a future for themselves in the process?




My Thoughts:

Imperfect Justice by new to me author Cara Putman was a legal suspense thriller that was a fast paced read with a sense of unease from the very beginning.  Emilie is an attorney who works with abused women and children. Her latest client, Kaylene, ends up in the news and is shown as guilty of a horrendous crime. Emilie does not believe that Kaylene would have been capable of said crime nor does her brother Reid Billings. Emilie and Reid decide to work together to uncover what exactly his sister was hiding, why she gave up hope, and what exactly did her abusive husband do to her.

There are other threads in this story that are just as important and one in particular had me on the edge of my seat as much as the main story arc did. Throw in a slow building romance, great friendships, and some interesting jobs, more than one mystery and suspense and you have a recipe for an all-night read.


I received a copy of this novel for free. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.


About the Author:


Cara Putman is the author of more than 25 legal thrillers, historical romances, and romantic suspense novels. She has won or been a finalist for honors including the ACFW Book of the Year and the Christian Retailing's BEST Award. Cara graduated high school at 16, college at 20, completed her law degree at 27, and recently received her MBA. She is a practicing attorney, teaches undergraduate and graduate law courses at a Big Ten business school, and is a homeschooling mom of four. She lives with her husband and children in Indiana.

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Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway: Christmas Embers by Chautona Havig


About the Book


Name of book: Christmas Embers
Author: Chautona Havig
Genre: Contemporary Christmas

Release Date: November 25, 2016


It’s a truth universally unacknowledged that sin will hunt you down and advertise its presence the moment you try to hide it.

Emily Byrne sits in her daughter’s classroom listening to the deepest wishes of twenty kindergarteners as she sketches them. But when little Joey Cordell breaks down, weeping and insisting the only thing he wants to find is his father, she isn’t sure where her Christmas project will take her.

Davia Cordell came to Rockland for one purpose–find her son’s father before she dies. An ex-prostitute, she’s well aware that the news will cause waves, but what’s a mother to do?
As these women join forces to search for Joey’s father–a Rockland area pastor, no less– Emily learns compassion for a woman who just wants the best for her son and can’t quite imagine that Jesus wants anything to do with her.

Each day, Davia weakens until Emily isn’t confident she’ll find the boy’s father in time–if at all. Doubts form. Should she look? Is it right to risk destroying a family like this–an entire church? The weight of that responsibility crushes her as Davia wastes away before her eyes.

A mother’s love. A boy’s confidence. A family’s faith. A preacher’s failure. Is redemption even possible anymore?

Christmas Embers: a story of love, failure, and redemption.

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My Thoughts:


Christmas Embers is a very gritty and realistic look at infidelity in the church. The hurt that extends not only to the spouse, but to the children, extended family, and the church as a whole as everyone comes away scathed to some degree.  I applaud author Havig for writing such an emotional, heartrending read on such a brutal subject and then surrounding it with the Christmas holiday. To be honest, I did have to read this book in a different way than I normally read others. I did have to skim ahead and read the end before I finished just so I could breathe normally again.

There was a lot that can be taken away with this book. What really stood out to me was the fact that the particular affair in this book happened years ago. So the guilty has lived with this knowledge that long, justifying not telling, being forgiven by God, and in a sense moving on and getting on with life. However, when the spouse finds out, this is new to them and they began to look at the past years as a lie. Horrible situation no matter what, but maybe coming clean all those years ago may have been best. I just don’t know. It is a sorry thing that this type of situation, though fiction in this book, happens in real life at all.


I received a copy of this novel for free. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions stated are my own.

About the Author



Author of the Amazon bestselling Aggie and Past Forward Series, Chautona Havig lives and writes in California’s Mojave Desert. With dozens of books to her name, Chautona spends most of her time writing, but when she takes the rare break, she can be found reading, sewing, paper crafting, or sleeping and dreaming of finishing the dozens of books swirling in her overly-active imagination at any given moment.


Guest Post from Chautona Havig

Infidelity to the Tune of Adeste Fideles

“I think my husband is having an affair.”

An explanation followed. Look, I tend to be one who assumes the best of others—to a fault even. I read the “evidence” and frankly could see it going either way. It’s hard to tell across thousands of miles. While others on the message board saw red flag after red flag—and frankly, I did, too—I also saw perfectly innocent explanations for things. It’s a curse sometimes—that ability to see both sides of an issue. I cautioned against assumptions no one would want other people to make of themselves. And I prayed she was wrong.

She wasn’t.

It wasn’t the first time I’d come face to face with infidelity. As a child, there was an extended family member. As a newlywed, one of my wedding party—then another. Then another. The excuses, the justifications. Friends and I went to confront a sister in Christ on her affair with her husband’s best friend. We foolishly asked “what happened?” regarding her marriage. Her words: “We drifted apart.”

I wanted to scream the words that battered my brain and heart. “Then row back together!

But over the years, it just grew worse. One by one, wives and husbands tossed aside vows made to a brother or sister in Christ—vows made before the Lord—in favor of what sometimes were serial affairs. Abuse. Horror.

I’ve prayed women I love through court cases, medical visits, and disclosures from children no mother should ever have to hear. I’ve prayed for men I didn’t even like because of the pain their wives inflicted each time she left them alone with the kids. He knew. He always knew.

Adultery is real. It’s ugly. And there’s absolutely a cure for it. Jesus. 100% surrender to Jesus. But as long as we rely on those little loops on the back of our boots instead of the saving, healing, strengthening power of Jesus, we’re just as vulnerable as the next person.

And that’s why I wrote Christmas Embers. I took every heartbreaking story I’d observed over the years and put in each character for a reason. Every scene, every plot point, every twist—I put them exactly how and where they are for a reason.

They’re there as a warning.

This isn’t your lighthearted Christmas novel. Some have suggested I shouldn’t have set it at Christmastime. But you know what? Over half the disclosures I’ve ever heard of happened between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. I couldn’t get the idea of Joey’s story out of my head. And to write his story, it had to be at Christmas.

Let me say it again. While Christmas may not seem like the optimal time for a hard-hitting book like this, I had to do it. Adultery is reaching epidemic proportions in the church. There’s a solution. His name is Jesus.

Blog Stops


Carpe Diem, December 5
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Daysong Reflections, December 6
Fiction Aficionado, December 7
Genesis 5020, December 7
Blogging With Carol, December 8
The Power of Words, December 8
Bigreadersite, December 8
A Greater Yes, December 9
Radiant Light, December 9
Just Jo’Anne, December 10
For The Love of Books, December 10
Aryn the Libraryan, December 11
Quiet Quilter, December 13
Allofakindmom, December 14
Texas Book-aholic, December 14
Pursuing Stacie, December 14
Pause for Tales, December 15
margaret kazmierczak, December 15
Red Headed Book Lady, December 16
Purposeful Learning, December 16
Janices book reviews, December 17
Christian Bookaholic, December 17
Karen Sue Hadley, December 18
Remembrancy, December 18

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway: The Sea Beneath Us by Cathy Slusser


About the Book


Name of book: The Sea Beneath Us
Author: Cathy Slusser
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

Release Date: June 20, 2017


Etta just wants a home, a safe haven for her family; her daughter Florence wants to make a positive difference in the world. After suffering tragic loss, Etta walls off her heart. Florence opens hers to love again. Though they do not understand each other, both understand the struggle with cultural expectations of the day for women. They also grapple with personal insecurity and faith. Set in the early twentieth century, the stories of Etta and Florence intertwine as each seeks fulfillment. Follow them from Midwest America to the state of New York; from the Isle of Pines, a tropical spot off the coast of Cuba, to the heart of American power, Washington, DC.

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My Thoughts:

The Sea Beneath Us is a multi-generational tale about two sisters and one of the daughters. The story starts off with young sisters Etta and Lou on their way with their family to start a new life in America. The story shows how different the sisters are but they love each other very much and stick together through some of the toughest situations a child or young person can face. Etta very much wants to have a stable home and family, not too marry a dreamer like her father, and Lou wants to be a missionary.

At first everything thing goes along in a storybook way for both women, until tragedy strikes and Etta allows the root of bitterness to grow in her life towards her relationship with God and her family. Times goes on and Lou moves in with Etta and her children to help out, as Etta’s husband begins to travel and stay away from home more often. One of the moving quotes in this book is when Lou tells Etta that Etta’s family is her mission field. As Etta’s children grow, we also get the voice of Flo, one of Etta’s daughters.


This was a hard book for me to read as there is much sadness in it. There were many ups and downs for this family, and some familial relationships were strained due to depression. I did not care to see Etta push God and her family away, thus making Flo wonder if her mother really ever loved them in the first place. The author really shows how bitterness can change a person and not for the better. However, this book also made me take stock of the blessings that God has put into my life and to be thankful for them every day. 

The story behind this story is interesting, as this is the author’s fictional account of her grandmother’s life. The author notes are quite helpful in letting us know what was true and what was fictional.

I received a copy of this novel for free. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

About the Author


Cathy Slusser is a second generation Floridian who grew up in St. Petersburg, but spent holidays and vacations with her grandparents who lived in Manatee County. She moved to Terra Ceia Island in northwest Manatee County in 1979. Cathy fell in love with history upon reading Eugenia Price novels in Middle School. When she traveled to St. Simons Island, Georgia and saw the places those characters lived, she knew that the subject of history could be alive and exciting. Ever since that time, she has made it her goal to share that message with others. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Furman University and a Master’s Degree in History from the University of South Florida. She has worked for the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court’s Office since 1984 and is Chief Historian. In this role, she supervises five historical sites, the Manatee Village Historical Park, the Manatee County Historical Records Library, and the Florida Maritime Museum, the Palmetto Historical Park, and the Manatee County Agricultural Museum. Cathy has two grown sons, Rob and Tim, a fabulous daughter-in-law, Miranda, and a daughter of the heart, Christina. She has been married to her husband, Glen, a third generation Floridian since 1981. She enjoys dog training, sewing and writing. Cathy is the author of three novels about Manatee County history and the Atzeroth family, first settlers of Terra Ceia Island, published as a trilogy called From A Heavenly Land and a fourth novel, The Sea Beneath Us about her grandmother and great-grandmother. Cathy is passionate about preserving Manatee County’s past and telling its stories to residents and visitors of all ages.


Guest Post from Cathy Slusser


Writing a book about my grandmother, Florence Louise Tichenor Pace was not on my “to do” list. I am one of those people who loves “to do” lists. I enjoy the satisfaction of crossing completed items off my list so much that I add things that I have already done to the list just so I can cross them off! But, I never thought to write a book about my own ancestors.

When I finished the From A Heavenly Land trilogy, a lot of people asked me what was next. I had some ideas, but before I could put fingers to keyboard, I felt compelled to write this story. Maybe it was because every time I look into a mirror, I see my grandmother’s eyes looking back at me. I look very much like her, as does my mother, Emily Pace Bayless. I imagined Grandma saying, “You write about extraordinary women. What about me? When are you going to put my story on paper?”

I could have argued that she had already done an excellent job of that, having left us her handwritten autobiography in a spiral notebook. Once at a historical meeting, participants were asked to bring a memento that we treasured. I brought that notebook. In it, I learned about my grandmother’s tenacity, her creativity and her love of God.

Those characteristics were nothing new to me, having known my grandmother until her death at age 97 in 1992. Grandma was an intimate part of my life. During my childhood, she and Granddaddy travelled once a week to our house where they greeted my sister and me upon our return from school. She made many of the clothes my sister and I wore, including Nehru jackets and pants which were all the rage at the time. She did not like the “loud” colors, but made them anyway because she loved us. I still have a wrap around skirt that she made me in high school.

We spent many holidays and weekend trips with her and Granddaddy at their retirement home on Ware’s Creek in Bradenton and shared a love of books. I knew that I could read all weekend without being told to get up and do something productive. Reading was productive in her eyes. She often gave us books as gifts, but most of the time, we found potato chip crumbs inside, evidence that she read them before passing them along.

One of the stories that most characterizes my grandmother is her involvement with our local health department. She sewed baby layettes that included clothing, blankets and diapers and donated them to the health department for distribution to the poor. She embellished the pastel colored flannel outfits with embroidery saying, “Every baby, no matter what their circumstances should have a pretty, new outfit to come home from the hospital.”

A second story involves me. When I was in girl scouts, I started an embroidered sampler in order to earn my sewing badge. My grandmother taught me the stitches, but it was clear that I was not interested in the work, nor that I would finish it in time to earn my badge. While she finished it for me, she left one flower incomplete as a message that I had not done my part. It is signed FP and CB with both our initials.

My grandmother was a remarkable woman who made a strong impact on me and everyone who knew her. Just recently, I talked to someone who remembered Grandma and told me a story about her even though she has been dead 25 years.

The story she never told us and left out of her autobiography are the details about her relationship with her mother, Henrietta Emily. I sensed some conflict between the two women and wanted to know why. I don’t know for sure that my version of the story is accurate, but it is a good theory.

Blog Stops


Simple Harvest Reads, December 2(interview)
Mary Hake, December 3
Lane Hill House, December 4
A Greater Yes , December 7
Reading Is My SuperPower, December 7 (interview)
Texas Book-aholic, December 8
Janices book reviews, December 10
Carpe Diem, December 11
Pause for Tales, December 13
Pursuing Stacie, December 14
Bigreadersite, December 15
The Power of Words, December 15

Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Cathy is giving away a grand prize of a special quilt handmade by Cathy!!
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Review: Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager


About the Book:



Genre:  Contemporary, Young Adult
Publisher: Clean Reads
Publication date: March 21, 2017

Emme is a sophomore in high school who starts dating, Brendon Agretti, the popular senior who happens to be a senator’s son and well-known for his good looks. Emme feels out of her comfort zone in Brendon’s world and it doesn’t help that his picture perfect ex, Lauren, seems determined to get back into his life, along with every other girl who wants to be the future Mrs. Agretti. Emme is already conflicted due to the fact her last boyfriend cheated on her and her whole world is off kilter with her family issues. Life suddenly seems easier keeping Brendon away and relying on her crystals and horoscopes to guide her. Emme soon starts to realize she needs to focus less on the stars and more on her senses. Can Emme get over her insecurities and make her relationship work? Life sure is complicated when you’re dating the it guy.


My Thoughts:

Dating the It Guy was my first book by Krysten Lindsay Hager. I have mixed feelings about it.

Emme was a weird character. She was really superstitious and the way she followed her horoscope was almost religious. I liked how the story showed her growing into herself, and realizing that she didn’t need these things to get through life, though there was one scene where she got her Tarot Cards read that made me uncomfortable.

I liked Emme’s relationship with her grandparents. It was sweet and also kind of sad. I thought it was touching how she took care of her grandpa.

Emme was a teen writer, and I could definitely relate to that. My favorite characters were her writer friends Darren and Rory, unfortunately Darren’s personality took a one eighty near the end of the book until I had no idea who he was anymore. I also liked Kylie and Margaux too.

Now onto Brendon, the “It Guy”. In case you didn’t notice, I didn’t like him very much. He was the male version of a Mary-Sue in the beginning of the book, in the middle of the book he was a total jerk, and by the end he was either a jerk, immature, or an idiot. I was actually rooting for Emme to dump Brendon completely and to end up with Darren by the middle of the book. Here’s a quote from the book about Darren, “There was something hot about a literary guy who worked out.” (pg 118). I just wanted to grab Emme and shake her and say, “Girl, that is the It Guy.”

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

Reviewed by Nicki

About the Author:



Besides mining her teen years and humiliating moments for her novels, Krysten is also a book addict who has never met a bookstore she didn’t like. Krysten writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends…Forever?, Next Door to a Star, Landry in Like, and Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2). Her debut novel, True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book. Krysten’s work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times and on Living Dayton.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway: The Heart of an Agent by Tracey J. Lyons


About the Book:


Name of book: The Heart of an Agent
Author: Tracey J. Lyons
Genre: Inspirational historical romance

Release Date: November 7, 2017


Tracey J. Lyons, the author of A Changed Agent, returns to the Adirondack Mountains of the 1890s in a novel of love, faith, and secrets…

Former Pinkerton spy Lily Handland has always dreamed of a quiet, safe life, free from chasing criminals and putting herself at risk. So when the opportunity to invest in a failing Great Camp in the Adirondacks comes to her attention, she quickly jumps at the chance.

Filled with grief, widower Owen Murphy wants to run away from it all. Though he’s worked hard to forge a future for himself, his guilt has kept him mired in the past. But all that changes when a headstrong, mysterious woman shows up at Owen’s door. Together, as Lily and Owen restore the beauty of the Great Camp, he begins to finally see a future. But will learning about Lily’s past destroy it all?

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My Thoughts:

The Heart of an Agent was simply a delightful read about a young woman who formerly had an unusual career, that of a Pinkerton agent.  Lily just wants to start a new life and be herself, no more going undercover and masquerading around as someone she is not. As this takes place in the 1890’s there was not a lot of job opportunities for women that did not have to do with sewing, cooking, or teaching school. However, an opportunity arises for Lily to become partners with widowed Owen Murphy to help him get his Great Camp back up and running and prosperous again.

The setting is in the Adirondack Mountains and I have never heard of these Great Camps before so that was an interesting location and bit of historical information I did not know about. I have not yet had the opportunity to visit the Adirondack Mountains, but the author’s vivid descriptions of them make me want to go and hopefully find a Great Camp, if they still exist anymore, and stay for a little while.

This story really touches on letting grief run its normal course and not holding on to things of the past longer than we should. It is neither healthy, helpful, nor do I believe our dear loved ones would want us to become a shell of what we once were.  And we can oftentimes put them on higher pedestals then they ought to be, thus not allowing any room for new love to come in. This was a sweet and slow developing romance of letting go and learning the joy of loving again.

I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

About the Author:


An Amazon Top Ten bestselling historical romance author of the Adirondack Pinkertons and the Women of Surprise series, Tracey was a 2017 National Excellence Romance Fiction Award finalist. She sold her first book on 9/9/99! Her books have been translated into several languages and are available in print, digital and audio formats. A true upstate New Yorker, Tracey believes you should write what you know. Her historical romances are all set in the New York State area. Tracey considers herself a small town gal who writes small town romances. You can learn more about Tracey and her books by visiting her website at www.traceylyons.com.

Guest Post from Tracey Lyons


My family and I spent a lot of time in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. When I came up with the idea for the Pinkerton series, I knew the books had to be set in a place that I loved. The Heart of An Agent, book 2 in The Adirondack Pinkertons series takes place at an Adirondack great camp. Imagine a time when people would travel from faraway places to hike the many trails or lounge on a porch in one of the famed Adirondack chairs. These intricate, grand structures, built during the latter part of the nineteenth century are part of the unique landscape and history that makes up the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. I enjoyed creating the fictional Murphy camp, the setting for Lily Handland and Owen Murphy’s story. 

Blog Stops


Just the Write Escape, November 30
Texas Book-aholic, December 1
A Greater Yes, December 2
Multifarious, December 3
Carpe Diem, December 6
Bibliophile Reviews, December 7
Pause for Tales, December 8
With a Joyful Noise, December 9
D’S QUILTS & BOOKS, December 10
Daysong Reflections, December 10
Mary Hake, December 11
My Writer’s Life, December 12
Books n Baubles, December 12
Jeanette’s Thoughts, December 13

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Tracey is giving away a Grand Prize Package of a tea-time themed gift box (Valued at over $75) and a $25 Visa Gift Card!!
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My Thoughts on The Way Back by Heidi Chiavaroli

  About: Young love means everything . . . until it leaves you with nothing. The summer before her senior year of high school, Laney Jacobs...