From Ash and Stone Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

After living in London for six years, Lady Margaret Grey of Hartfell returns home with her heart hardened and filled with bitterness. She wants revenge on the raiders who attacked her home, murdered her family and ruined her happiness. Her plans go awry when she meets the handsome Angus Robson. Will her heart change or will she continue with her original plan?

I enjoyed reading this story. Julie Daines is a pretty consistent writer as far as writing interesting romances with a moral lesson. The main characters were likeable and it was interesting to see England during this time period through the author's creativity, descriptions and research. The story wasn't just a romance, but a story about seeking revenge versus letting go. To learn more about From Ash and Stone, click here.

Amazon is having a promotion that if you spend $20 or more you can get $5 off with the promo code, "GIFTBOOK18."  This book would be a great idea for Christmas and you could pair it with another book by the same author such as Havencross, Willowkeep or With Wandering Awe.

Dec. 14: Why Not Because I Said So, Heidi Reads, Literary Timeout, I Am A Reader 

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Please note that I received a free copy of this book to facilitate this review, however, my opinions are my own. The publishing company is responsible for picking the giveaway winner and prize fulfillment. This post contains affiliate links that help with the maintenance of this blog.

Wager For A Wife Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

William Barlow's father unexpectedly passes away and he's left with the new title of Viscount, a neglected estate, an enormous gambling debt and one unexpected acquisition...

Lady Louisa Hargreaves is in the midst of her first London season and she's attracted the attention of the Earl of Kerridge. They begin working on their marriage settlement when unexpected news changes everything and she learns that she is the prize of an old family debt that William Barlow has come to collect. As her wedding day approaches, she learns that Barlow is keeping many secrets that she must uncover before risking ruining the rest of her life.

I debated for a little bit on whether to sign-up for this blog tour. I had read Karen Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and really disliked it. I found the main male protagonist obnoxiously arrogant, selfish and condescending and it just rubbed me the wrong way. I wasn't sure if I would like Wager for a Wife. The description of Wager for A Wife sounded really interesting and I thought that I would give Karen Tuft another try. I am glad I decided to read this book. I really liked Wager for a Wife. I sympathized with the main character, William Barlow, who was really stuck between a rock and a hard place. He was trying to do the best he could under the circumstances and I felt like he didn't have enough friends or role models to ask for advice. I kept hoping he would ask Lady Louisa's father for advice since he briefly mentioned that he had repaired his own family's reputation, which was the same thing that Barlow was trying to accomplish. Lady Louisa seemed a little naive to me at first...she allowed the Earl of Kerridge to kiss her and place her in situations that if she was discovered could possibly ruin her reputation. As the novel progressed, she developed as a character and found out more about herself, what she wanted in life and how to help others. There were a few unexpected twists and turns in the novel. It's fun, enjoyable and easy-to-read. It's unique and different. The characters show their flaws, but are still likeable and relatable. I would highly recommend reading this. To find out more about Wager for a Wife, click here

Tour Schedule:
Dec. 7: Brightly Street, Wishful Endings, Kindle and MeLiterary Timeout, Getting Your Read On, Fire and Ice Reads

The publisher is giving way a copy of the book. Please fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter.

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Please note that the winner will be selected by the publisher and they are responsible for prize fulfillment. I received a free copy of this book to facilitate this review, however, my opinions remain my own. This blog post also contains Amazon affiliate links that help maintain the running of this blog.

After the Rain Cover Reveal

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

After the Rain Cover Reveal

About the Book

Genre:  Contemporary, Inspirational, Romance, Christian
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Publication date:February 4, 2019
A heartfelt, emotional story of the beauty and pain found in picking up the pieces and starting over after disappointment.

About the Author

Brandy Bruce is a mom, a wife, a book editor, an author, and someone who really loves dessert. She’s the author of the award-winning novel The Last SummerLooks Like Love, and The Romano Family Collection. Brandy, her husband, and their children make their home in Colorado.

Cover Reveal

Are you ready for the cover reveal?
And here it is!!
What do you think?


Giveaway details: (1) Winner will receive thier choice of a print (US only) or e-copy (International) of The Last Summer.

December Giveaways Listing (low to moderate entry)

Saturday, December 1, 2018

I like entering low to moderate entry giveaways and I share each month some of the blog or social media giveaways I've entered, thought someone else might be interested in entering or that have been submitted to me through bloggers. Check back often throughout the month to see if I have posted more giveaways. If you are hosting a family-friendly giveaway on your blog and would like to see it listed here, please contact me (via email). If you have a won a giveaway that I posted, please leave a comment and share that you won.

Stem Games (ends December 2, 2018)
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Rice Cooker (ends December 3, 2018)
Cutco Table Knives (ends December 4, 2018) 
$75 Pink Blush Gift Card (ends December 5, 2018)
Hungry Fan Cooler and Sow Cooker (ends December 5, 2018)
$10 Target Gift Card (ends December 6, 2018) 
Book Bundle (ends December 6, 2018)
Ugly Christmas Sweater (ends December 7, 2018)
Krusteaz Fire Roasted and Honey Cornbread Mixes (ends December 7, 2018)
$50 Old Navy Gift Card (ends December 8, 2018) 
Ugly Christmas Sweater (ends December 8, 2018)
$50 Walmart Gift Card (ends December 9, 2018)
Cabot Cheese Box (ends December 9, 2018)
Glasstic Water Bottle (ends December 9, 2018)
Holiday Flavor Bundle (ends December 9, 2018) 
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$50 Dinner and a Movie Gift Cards (ends December 11, 2018)
$50 Amazon Gift Card (ends December 11, 2018)
9 Bags of Gingerbread Caramel Popcorn (ends December 11, 2018)
$25 Amazon Gift Card (ends December 12, 2018) 
Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven (ends December 12, 2018)
Questioneers Prize Pack (ends December 13, 2018)
$25 Fandango Gift Card (ends December 13, 2018) 
$100 Lauren James Gift Card (ends December 13, 2018) 
1 Item from Case App (ends December 14, 2018) 
$50 SOMA Gift Card (ends December 15, 2018) 
Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst Kit (ends December 16, 2018)
$100 Purpose Gift Card (ends December 16, 2018)
$10 Target Gift Card (ends December 16, 2018) 
Banana Republic Factory Gift Card and Eyeshadow Palette (ends December 16. 2018)
$250 Visa Gift Card (ends December 18, 2018)
$25 Anthropologie Gift Card (ends December 18, 2018)
$15 Kroger Gift Card (ends December 19, 2018)
$25 Walmart Gift Card (ends December 19, 2018) 
$100 Gift Card and Blanket (ends December 19, 2018)
Smallfoot Movie  (ends December 20, 2018) 
Kendra Scott Corza Rose Gold Earrings (ends December 20, 2018) 
Belle Doll (ends December 23, 2018)
Two Harry Potter Games (ends December 26, 2018) 
Smallfoot Movie (ends December 30, 2018)
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