Litfuse Blog Tour: A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn by Shelley Shepard Gray

Friday, September 18, 2015

A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn
Amish Brides of Pinecraft, Book 3
Copyright 2015
Avon Inspire
ISBN: 9780062337757
The Story:
A wedding brings together two young widowed parents . . . and gives them a second chance at love.

Emma Keim was heartbroken when her husband, Sanford, passed away, leaving her to raise three young daughters alone. Though several years have passed, her relatives have made it no secret that they expect Emma to remain a widow, mourning Sanford indefinitely. But when she meets Jay Hilty—a handsome widower with three young sons of his own—Emma is delighted to have a new friend who understands her struggles. Still, she is dismayed that her family is so opposed to their friendship—and the idea of it ever becoming anything more. She honors her husband’s memory every day, but is she destined to be alone forever?

Emma’s gentleness with Jay’s boys stirs something in his heart that’s been quiet for far too long. But when his oldest son becomes engaged to a local woman, suddenly Jay, Emma, and their children are swept up in wedding preparations. Witnessing his son’s joy, Jay wonders if it’s time for him to move forward, too, and find happiness again.

Once again, love has come to Pinecraft. But can these two parties of four become a happy, healthy family of eight?

Litfuse Blog Tour: Counting on a Cowboy by Debra Clopton

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Counting on a Cowboy
Four of Hearts Ranch, Book 2
by Debra Clopton
Copyright 2015
Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781401690519
The Story:
After losing everything she held dear, Abby never wants to love again. But a certain cowboy may just spur her to wonder if love might be worth the risk. 

Running from a past that haunts her, Abby Knightly is drawn to the cozy town of Wishing Springs, Texas. Maybe this small town could offer hope and healing and a future for Abby . . . if she’s brave enough to reach out and take it by the reins.

Bo Monahan isn’t interested in the new romantic destination his little town has become—or the women who might be looking at him like he’s their next Mr. Right. Between taking care of his Pops and his growing stirrup business, he isn’t looking for serious romantic commitments. But when the infant son he never knew about shows up at his doorstep, his world is turned upside down.

This confirmed bachelor might not think he needs a wife, but he sure needs help. Even Abby can see that, and despite her best efforts to keep her distance, she can’t help but be drawn to this new father-son duo. As Abby throws herself into helping Bo navigate fatherhood, hope sparks between them, revealing that maybe, just maybe, they can navigate their dark pasts and emerge together into a future as bright as the Texas sun itself.

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My Thoughts:
Contemporary romances aren't necessarily my go to reads when I want to escape in a book. You might say I'm a bit of a historical romance junkie. Books like Counting on a Cowboy, however, are winning me over to fictional worlds set in the here and now. Clopton always impresses me with her sweet romances, and while I thought the first book in the Four of Hearts Ranch series was good, Counting on a Cowboy is a gem!