Holiday In the Hamptons Blog Tour and Giveaway

22 Aug, 2017 by in harlequin, sarah morgan Leave a comment

 

About the Book

Title: HOLIDAY IN THE HAMPTONS

Author: Sarah Morgan

Pub. Date: August 29, 2017

Publisher: Harlequin Books

Pages: 384

Formats: Paperback, eBook, audiobook

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The perfect summer escape? 

Professional dog-walker Felicity Knight loves everything about New York…until her ex-husband starts working at her local vet clinic. She hasn’t seen Seth Carlyle in ten years, but one glimpse of him–too gorgeous, and still too good for her–and Fliss’s heart hurts like their whirlwind marriage ended yesterday. So when her grandmother in the Hamptons needs help for the summer, it seems the ideal way to escape her past.

Their relationship might have lasted only a few scorching months, but vet Seth knows Fliss–if she’s run away to the Hamptons, it’s because she still feels their connection and it terrifies her. He let her go once before, when he didn’t know any better, but not this summer! With the help of his adorable dog, Lulu, and a sprinkling of beachside magic, Seth is determined to make Fliss see that he’s never stopped loving her…

Sarah Morgan delights with more love and laughter in her acclaimed series From Manhattan with Love, which Publishers Weekly calls “engaging…a classic sweep-you-off-your-feet romantic experience.”

Review

Holiday at the Hamptons is the perfect pick for a Summer romance set in a dreamy seaside town. The main male character, Seth, was caring and compassionate, patient and kind. Felicity has some major life issues to work through and what could have been a very heavy novel was kept light enough for readers. I enjoyed that the author hose to write from two different perspectives so we can see what is going on in the minds of both as they work through their relationship from past to present.

There is so much to love about this book and I will be checking out other titles by Sarah Morgan!

Content: would best be enjoyed by adults.

 

About Sarah

USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. Described as ‘a magician with words’ by RT Book Reviews, she has sold over 15 million copies of her books. She has been nominated five times for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and won the award three times; in 2012 for her book ‘Doukakis’s Apprentice’, 2013 for ‘A Night of No Return’, and 2017 for ‘Miracle on 5th Avenue’. She also won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award in 2012 and has made numerous appearances in their ‘Top Pick’ slot.

As a child Sarah dreamed of being a writer and although she took a few interesting detours along the way, she is now living that dream.

Sarah lives near London with her husband and children, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a Kate Spade Beach Themed Prize Pack, US/Canada Only.

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Tour Schedule:

 

Week One:

8/7/2017- YA Book Nerd– Review

8/8/2017- Romantic Reviews– Excerpt

8/9/2017- Kati’s Bookaholic Rambling Reviews– Review

8/10/2017- Becky on Books– Review

8/11/2017- Bookish in Texas– Review

 

Week Two:

8/14/2017– Books and Readers– Review

8/15/2017- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt

8/16/2017- Vox Libris– Review

8/17/2017- Savings in Seconds– Review

8/18/2017- ChickLit Club– Review

 

Week Three:

8/21/2017- Lattes & Paperbacks– Review

8/22/2017- Fire and Ice– Review

8/23/2017- Celluloid Diaries– Excerpt

8/24/2017- Bibliobakes– Review

8/25/2017- Eli to the nth– Review

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Havencross Blog Tour and Giveaway

07 Aug, 2017 by in covenant, julie daines 1 comment

I received this book for free from Covenant in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Havencross Blog Tour and Giveaway

Havencross

by Julie Daines
on August 1, 2017
Genres: Adult, Regency
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback
four-stars
Source: Covenant
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When a shocking scandal involving her father spreads through London society, Elaine Cardinham and her parents are forced to retreat to their country home in Cornwall for refuge. But Havencross is no sanctuary for Elaine. She is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her brother and the heartbreak she left in her wake all those years ago.

It has been five long years since Gareth Kemp last saw Elaine when she rejected his marriage proposal. Her reappearance convinces him of one thing: he has never stopped loving her. To put his feelings for her aside, he focuses his attention on the dangerous smuggling plaguing the Cornish coast. As Elaine attempts to run from her past, she ventures ever closer to a dangerous truth and Gareth may be the only one who can save her from a deadly finish.
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What I loved:

The setting and the descriptions of the countryside, legendary history. The relationship between the main characters. The story is told in alternating points of view between chapters.

What I struggled with:

I have mixed feelings about Havencross only because the last few chapters were too action/ drama driven for my taste. There is moderate violence and a bit of a dark tone which overshadows the romance and plot.

I wished for more: 

Character development and tales of the piracy, Arthurian legend. They make a sneak peek, but the legends never get fully fleshed out.

Loved

The cover and the premise!

Blog Tour Schedule

The Giveaway

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Lies & Letters Blog Tour Spotlight

31 Jul, 2017 by in blog tour, cedar fort 1 comment

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      Lies and Letters

Author: Ashtyn Newbold

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Published: July 11th, 2017

Paperback: 247 pages

After a season in London, Charlotte Lyons is still regrettably unattached. With her family’s finances in peril, she is sent away with her sister to a bleak coastal town where she is expected to pursue a wealthy earl. Beautiful and talented, how could she possibly fail? But when her heart is captured by someone entirely unexpected, Charlotte finds herself caught up in a web of lies and intrigue. Between hardship and sorrow, she finds more than she bargained for, forced to choose between the life she once wanted and a new love she never imagined.

About the Author

Ashtyn Newbold discovered a love of writing early in high school. Inspired by regency period romance, she wrote her first novel at the age of sixteen. Because she can’t vacation in her favorite historical time periods, she writes about them instead. When not crafting handsome historical heroes, she enjoys baking, sewing, music, and spoiling her dog. She dreams of traveling to England and Ireland. Ashtyn is currently studying English and creative writing at Utah Valley University. She lives in Lehi, Utah with her family.

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What’s On Our Shelves

20 Jul, 2017 by in homeschool, shelfies, vintage Leave a comment

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As our family gears up for a new school year, we have been cataloging books using the goodreads scanning app. Here’s a shelfie for you of one of our shelves. What’s on it you ask? Some of our favorite series, vintage titles and educational resources.

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My Tiny 3-D Book Series: A-B-C Book. We have a few in this series which are vintage.

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Abraham Lincoln Coloring Book

These Dover coloring books are beautifully detailed and a wonderful artistic addition to any subject.

 

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What Your 5th Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Fifth-Grade Education

Part of the core knowledge program by Hirsch.

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Teach Me About Friends. Part of the Help Me Be Good series by Joy Berry.

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What It Means to Be Honest

This series of values teaching tales has a great price on Amazon.

Show us your shelfies!

 

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Websites for Teens

17 Jul, 2017 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

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We struggle as a family to find safe websites for teens. Places we feel comfortable with them getting on to independently. I’ve been thinking of a social media limit of 15 minutes at a time. Right now

Here is a list of sites which may be worth their time during the day.

What websites do you recommend?

Apps for educational purposes?

Family Recipes — FamilySearch.org

LDS Youth – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Family History

Wallbuilders

 

 

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