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A Search for Redemption JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for A Search for Redemption by Jo Ann Brown, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: A Search for Redemption

Series: Secrets of Bliss Valley #3

Author: Jo Ann Brown

Publisher: Love Inspired Trade

Release Date: August 23, 2022

Genre: Amish-inspirational romance

Bestselling author Jo Ann Brown returns to the Amish community of Bliss Valley, where finding a new beginning means facing the past…

After losing both her fiancé and the happy life she anticipated, Amish maedel Grace Coffman is still stitching the pieces of her life back together. But between working in a quilting shop with an unscrupulous Englisch boss and caring for her ill parents, her threads keep unraveling. At first, the arrival of a kind, attractive stranger feels like a coincidence. But the more Grace learns about Joel Beachy and his story, the more their meeting seems like providence…

Joel’s return to Bliss Valley—and the Plain people—is his last chance to redeem a life filled with missteps. Yet in Grace, Joel finds something he never imagined: trust, courage and even the possibility of hope. When Grace suddenly finds herself the guardian of her nephews, Joel sees an opportunity to keep two wayward boys from repeating his mistakes. But Joel’s dark past isn’t quite finished with him. And now he must pray that his new life is strong enough to withstand the pending storm of trouble…and secrets.

“Brown is a gifted writer who makes unforgettable characters that invite the reader to join them on their journey.” —Publishers Weekly bestselling author Marie E. Bast

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jo Ann Brown has published over 100 titles under a variety of pen names. A former military officer, she enjoys taking pictures and traveling. She has taught creative writing for more than 20 years and is always excited when one of her students sells a project. She has been married for more than 40 years and has three children and two rambunctious cats. She lives in Amish Country in southeastern Pennsylvania. She enjoys hearing from her readers.

Connect with Jo Ann by visiting joannbrownbooks.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.


My Review!

First let me say that although this is a return to Bliss Valley, it reads just fine as a standalone. I have not read the first two books in the series and had no trouble with this one. But I’m thinking I need to go back and read them to learn more about Bliss Valley, and to see if they’re as good as this one!

Author Jo Ann Brown writes a book that will keep you turning the pages, just to see what happens next. While this story has happy moments, it’s not a light hearted, fun story. There has been pain for both Grace and Joel, as well as Grace’s nephews. Yet Brown’s story is truly of redemption; the kind that God alone can give when we allow Him to work. With that comes hope and joy, which is written throughout this story keeping it from being overly heavy.

If you enjoy Amish fiction with some incredible surprises and life lessons, then I highly recommend A Search for Redemption.

I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight August 1, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on August 8, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Her Cowboy Wedding Date JustRead Blog + Review Blitz

Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for Her Cowboy Wedding Date by Cari Lynn Webb, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Her Cowboy Wedding date 

Series: Three Springs Texas

Author: Cari Lynn Webb

Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming

Release Date: June 2022

Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance

Could this cowboy… Be her wedding date?

Maid of honor Tess Palmer has two weeks to plan her cousin’s wedding. She will do anything to make the ceremony perfect…even if it means wrangling best man Carter Sloan’s help. The cynical cowboy would rather focus on his business than wedded bliss, and widowed Tess isn’t looking for a second chance at love. But could planning a trip down the aisle bring the two of them together?

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My Review!

First, let me say that I haven’t read books one and two in the Three Springs, Texas series but I had no trouble following along with Her Cowboy Wedding Date. But I would guess that the first two books are well worth reading so I’m going to double back.

The storyline was really good and often had me on the edge of my seat. Two weeks to plan a beautiful wedding? Oh my goodness things moved fast. Well developed characters Tess and Carter made me smile a lot as they were at odds with each other. One is deeply romantic, the other practical to a fault. I would have loved to be on site to watch the fun. Chocolates and family were a fun combination.

Quirky characters set on a ranch in small Three Springs, Texas made this an enjoyable read that I can recommend to anyone who likes rural fiction with a clean romance.

I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

cari lynn webb

Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She’s been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent’s 70 year marriage and her parent’s marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn’t always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers.

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a $40 Amazon gift card and signed copies of the first two books in the Three Springs, Texas series!

Her Cowboy Wedding Date JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight July 6, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on July 13, 2022. US only. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Second Chance at Happiness JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Second Chance at Happiness by Greta Picklesimer, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Second Chance at Happiness

Author: Greta Picklesimer

Publisher: Ambassador International

Release Date: April 12, 2022

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

After Catherine Reed’s husband dies in a tragic logging accident, Catherine and her four-year-old daughter, Clair, move home with Clair’s mother and brother in order to accept a new position as the teacher for the town’s one-room schoolhouse. But Catherine carries a dark secret that she hasn’t even shared with her mother. Will she ever find forgiveness?

Samuel Harris has suffered his own loss, losing his wife and unborn child over a year prior. Although he is the town’s preacher, he struggles to trust God, blaming God for allowing him to be absent when his wife died. The guilt has burdened him ever since. But when his old flame Catherine Reed comes back to town, he wonders if they can find healing together.

Catherine believes that anyone who wants to learn should be allowed to learn, but she is quick to find a town divided on that issue. As she and Samuel set out to change people’s minds in a post-Civil War era, they find themselves drawn to each other over and over again. As they join together for the same cause, could they also find a second chance at happiness?

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My Review!

Author Great Picklesimer writes a touching story of redemption and second chances. Spiritual truths that aren’t preachy make this a well rounded story.

The characters are well developed and true to life as they face hardships with strength and courage, depending on God through it all. Picklesimer is a new to me author, and while I enjoyed the story line I did find the story somewhat slow and a bit challenging as character point of views switched back and forth between first and third person in awkward places. Still, if you enjoy historical fiction I recommend giving this book a chance.

I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Greta Picklesimer

Greta Picklesimer is Michigan-born and raised by Kentucky-transplanted parents. She accepted Jesus as her Savior at the age of five—a happy day in her memory. Besides writing, Greta spends time working on her art journal, painting with watercolors and oil pastels. She is owned by one rescue cat by the name of Pearlie Blue who was named after her father’s favorite Bluegrass song. By day Greta works as an office assistant. By night, she writes.

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a print copy of Second Chance at Happiness and a spiral-bound notebook with a picture of the cover of the book on it!

Second Chance at Happiness JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight May 24, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 31, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Her Amish Springtime Miracle JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Her Amish Springtime Miracle by Winnie Griggs, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Her Amish Springtime Miracle

Series: Hope’s Haven #2

Author: Winnie Griggs

Publisher: Grand Central/Forever

Release Date: May 24, 2022

Genre: Christian Amish Romance

In this delightful and heartwarming novel, an orphaned baby brings together an unlikely couple who learn the true meaning of family.

When Hannah Eicher discovered sweet baby Grace in her barn last spring, the adorable infant seemed like the answer to her prayers. The young Amish baker has always wanted a familye of her own and now that she’s fostered Grace for nearly a year, her adoption application is almost certain to be approved. But an unexpected visitor to Hope’s Haven could change everything…

Englischer paramedic Mike Colder is only returning to his childhood hometown to locate and adopt his late sister’s baby. But when the trail leads to Hannah and Grace, Mike’s determination falters. With Hannah, the simple life he left behind suddenly seems appealing. Despite their wildly different worlds, can Mike and Hannah give each other—and Grace—the greatest gift of all: a life together?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Winnie Griggs

Winnie Griggs is the multi-published, award-winning author of romances that focus on small towns, big hearts, and amazing grace. Her work has won a number of regional and national awards, including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Winnie grew up in southeast Louisiana in an undeveloped area her friends thought of as the back of beyond. Eventually, she found her own Prince Charming, and together they built a storybook happily-ever-after, one that includes four now-grown children who are all happily pursuing adventures of their own. When not busy writing, she enjoys cooking, browsing estate sales, and solving puzzles. She is also a list maker, a lover of exotic teas, and holds an advanced degree in the art of procrastination.

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(2) winners will receive a print copy of Her Amish Wedding Quilt (Hope’s Haven #1), an insulated book lover mug, a dragonfly bookmark, a home-sweet-home figurine, and a pocket nail file!

Her Amish Springtime Miracle JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight May 17, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on May 24, 2022. US/CAN only. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize (*winner may select an alternative title from the author’s backlist if necessary). Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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My Review!

Such a charming, heartwarming story. Author Winnie Griggs brings her characters to life in book two of her Hope’s Haven series. If you haven’t read book one, that’s okay. I haven’t either and had no trouble following this story line.

Strong, well developed characters bring this story to life. To read while Hannah goes through so many difficult things. Oh my. I won’t go into them because I don’t want to give it away but I was in tears at times. Yet Hannah held strong and believed God was walking with her. And Mike. So many wounds due to other people. He was a gem! Add in baby Grace who was adorable and you have a wonderful story. I highly recommend it!

I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.


The Paramedic's Forever Family JustRead Blog Blitz

Welcome to the Blog Blitz for The Paramedic’s Forever Family

by Tanya Agler, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: The Paramedic’s Forever Family

Series: Smoky Mountain First Responders #2

Author: Tanya Agler

Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming

Release Date: March 29, 2022

Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance

Sometimes “good friends”

Just isn’t enough…

Bachelor paramedic Mason Ruddick doesn’t know what he’d do without Lindsay Hudson. The widowed mom is his sounding board, his neighbor and, since the death of her husband and his best friend, his lifeline. Only lately, Mason can’t stop noticing just how beautiful and special Lindsay is. Or how often he thinks about her. Now Mason’s heart is caught between the best friend he lost…and the one he’s falling for.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tanya Agler

An award-winning author, Tanya Agler makes her home in Georgia with her wonderful husband, their four children, and a lovable rescue beagle. When she’s not writing, Tanya loves classic movies, chocolate, and a good cup of tea. Visit her at www.tanyaagler.com or email her at tanyaagler@gmail.com.

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Book Excerpt

Mason waved his arm with a flourish along the length of his torso, the bright sunlight turning the red locks of his hair into burnished gold. “That’s the deal? You could have asked for anything from me, and you want my electric saw?”

“Driving you home wasn’t that big of a deal.” Unlike the tingles still pricking her fingertips.

This was Mason, she reminded herself, her husband’s partner and her best friend. She’d already lost too much to also lose her cool over a man who’d kept her together after Tim died. Everyone else, including her parents, had coddled her and thankfully taken care of Evan while she hid in bed, until one afternoon when he stormed into her room, opened her drapes and let the sunshine in.

“Your wish is my command.” He smiled and turned, marching toward his garage with that determined gait of his, the one that made women in Hollydale stop and take notice. Just as attractive was the respect he’d earned from his fellow first responders.

Flicking her fingers, she absorbed the spring warmth and willed all thoughts of him as anything other than a friend aside while reviewing her strategy for building a trellis.

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card, a signed copy of The Single Dad’s Holiday Match, and a dachshund bracelet!

The Paramedic's Forever Family JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight April 6, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on April 13, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Where Wild Roses Bloom by Angela K. Couch, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Where Wild Roses Bloom

Series: Heart of a Mountie #1

Author: Angela K. Couch

Publisher: Smitten Historical Romance

Release Date: March 15, 2022

Genre: Historical Romance, Christian

When Lenora Perry’s dream of becoming an acclaimed singer dies a painful death, she attempts to escape her mistakes by fleeing north—directly into the path of an all-too-dashing Mountie. Though the man in scarlet appears eager to be rid of her, his home provides security, and his sister offers friendship—two things Lenora is desperate for after discovering her pregnancy. With the past dogging her footsteps and her future uncertain, dare she consider new dreams?

Upholding the law makes up the fabric of Constable Edmond Bryce’s existence. As his five years of service draw to an end, he must decide whether or not to continue in his father’s footsteps—an increasingly difficult decision now that Miss Perry has infiltrated his life. Though she’s the daughter of a parson and a close friend to his sister, Edmond can’t push aside the feeling that Lenora hides more than she tells. But duty calls, leaving little time for matters of the heart.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

angela couch

To keep from freezing in the Great White North, Angela K. Couch cuddles under quilts with her laptop. Winning short story contests, being a semi-finalist in ACFW’s Genesis Contest, and a finalist in the International Digital Awards also helped warm her up. As a passionate believer in Christ, her faith permeates the stories she tells. Her martial arts training, experience with horses, and appreciation for good romance sneak in there, as well. When not writing, she stays fit (and warm) by chasing after five munchkins.

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

Where Wild Roses Bloom JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight March 14, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on March 21, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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6 Responses to JustRead Tours!

  1. Erin Ellis says:

    This looks like such a great book!

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  2. Shelly Peterson says:

    The Paramedic’s Forever Family sounds like a wonderful read.

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  3. Shelly Peterson says:

    I would enjoy reading Her Cowboy Wedding Date

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  4. Shelly Peterson says:

    I look forward to reading Search for Redemption.

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