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Friday, August 23, 2019

Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway: Mended Hearts series by Patricia Lee

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for the Mended Hearts series by Patricia Lee, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!




Title: An Anchor on Her Heart  
Series: Mended Hearts #1  
Author: Patricia Lee 
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink 
Release Date: August 1, 2017  
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

Can they keep their friendship pure when their hearts long for more?

McKenna Nichols, a young wife abandoned by her husband in favor of his work, is left alone to raise their autistic child. She promised to love him until death parted them. But when circumstances drive a wedge into their marriage and Dane chooses to escape what life has dealt them, how long can she be strong? Can she remain faithful to her marriage vows when tempted by the friendship of an unlikely stranger?

Rudy Taylor, who senses McKenna's loneliness and understands the difficulty of raising her daughter, struggles to keep his concern for the young woman biblical. Will McKenna’s faith in God and Rudy’s commitment to his Lord be enough to keep their relationship simple until McKenna's husband one day returns?

Title: Love Calls Her Home  
Series: Mended Hearts #2  
Author: Patricia Lee  
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink 
Release Date: March 1, 2018  
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

Can a hurting boy help two broken people find their way back to love ?

Lissa Frye returns home from the Navy hoping to find a different future—one which includes a husband, marriage, and a family, until news from her sister impacts Lissa’s personal life and derails her plans.

Kurt McKintrick, having lost his best friend to an IED in Afghanistan, has returned to help the man's mother run a horse rescue ranch. Images of war plague him, and thoughts of anyone else he might love falling victim to an untimely end, distance him from the person most likely to help.

Eleven-year-old Jayden Clarke seeks to fill the ache in his heart from his father’s death two years before. But his life is turned upside down when the rancher who befriended him is found dead, the horses neglected, and the dog missing. When authorities arrive to investigate, Lissa and Kurt, estranged after a former relationship, are forced to meet again. Lissa must confront images from her past and Kurt struggles to live with his present truth.

Will Jayden be the catalyst that draws Lissa and Kurt back together for a happily ever after?

Title: A Kite on the Wind  
Series: Mended Hearts #3  
Author: Patricia Lee  
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink 
Release Date: October 1, 2018  
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

Is Love Strong Enough to Overcome the Walls They Hide Behind?

Left waiting at the altar, Claire Simpson has buried her past and moved on, carving out a life for herself as a teacher on the Oregon coast. When her former fiancé appears, he threatens to unravel the peaceful independence she has worked so hard to achieve after their relationship failed.

Montgomery Chandler has moved to NOAA headquarters in Newport, Oregon to make new, happier memories for his children after his wife died of a lingering illness. Their home in Seattle held nothing but the whispers of their earlier lives. Starting over will help all of them heal, but Monty is resolved not to risk love again.

When the handsome widower enrolls his hurting children at the school where Claire teaches, her determination to remain uninvolved vanishes at the whim of a snowstorm. This family needs her expertise. Can she help them without losing her heart?




Travel guide for the settings (Oregon, Alaska)

My family has spent many enjoyable hours at the ocean along the coast of Oregon. My children loved camping at some of the coastal waysides that run the length of Highway 101. We frequented Beachside State Park, Devil’s Elbow (the place where McKenna first encounters Rudy Taylor trying not to drown himself) and the many sites in Newport, Oregon where Rudy and McKenna, as well as Claire and Monty, spin their tales. Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Aquarium (former home to an Orca named Keiko)as well as the lighthouse and marina will allow visitors to spend hours exploring. Old Town and Nye Beach both offer a variety of shopping adventures.

The descriptions of the Port of Dutch Harbor and UnAlaska, Alaska come from the real life adventures and pictures taken by my son who spent a season there as an observer aboard a commercial fishing vessel. Dutch Harbor is an international fishing port, the site of real battles in World War II. Bunkers, bald eagles, Russian orthodox churches are all part of the scenery. A visitor’s website offers tourists many options to enjoy should they come and visit.  



Patricia Lee is a published author, having written since she first learned what words could do at the age of six. She holds a BA in journalism from the University of Oregon. Articles to her credit have appeared in Moody Monthly, Power for Living, Expecting and Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse as well as in two anthologies— Cup of Comfort Bible Promises and In the Company of Angels. She is part of a team of bloggers who submit short devotionals for Patricia is a member of the Oregon Christian Writers and of American Christian Fiction Writers. She and her husband have two adult children and live in the Pacific Northwest with two sleepy cats.

 CONNECT WITH PATRICIA: Website | Facebook | Twitter



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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Guest Post & Giveaway: Hers to Protect by Catherine Lanigan

On Tour with Prism Book Tours to Protect
(Shores of Indian Lake #11)
By Catherine Lanigan
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
April 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She’s sworn to protect…

But does that include a speeding celebrity?

Violet Hawks is a by-the-books police officer—so when she catches a man speeding, she arrests him. Only, the man is famous race car driver Josh Stevens. To make amends, Josh launches a charm campaign, and it works on the small town…and on Violet. But when Josh is connected to an investigation, Violet begins to wonder—can she trust her instincts when her heart is involved?

Guest Post by Author Catherine Lanigan

I have always been fascinated by cars. A great deal of that interest, delight and awe, comes from the fact that I AM from Indiana. Historically, Indiana was the birthplace of many of the first automobiles being manufactured in the United States. Long before there was The Motor City of Detroit, there was Studebaker in South Bend and the Duesenberg in Indianapolis. The Austin. The Cord. These were history makers.

In my hometown, La Porte, Indiana, in early June we have “Cruise Night”.  There are so many antique car owners around here that they traditionally, parade up and down the Main Street in town for several hours. The side streets are blocked off and we all stand around and see the refurbished old cars and trucks, which have been warehoused all winter; cleaned, waxed and lovingly restored some more. It’s so fun to see cars from the 1920’s to the muscle cars of the early 70’s and the drag racing cars of the 1950’s.

And from the early days, the cars were tested on the race track. That race track is the Indianapolis 500. My editor and publisher wouldn’t let me “say” Indianapolis 500, we had to use “the race”, but I am assuming everyone will get the idea.

I first introduced this world of antique cars and their collectors in KATIA’S PROMISE. I brought Austin McCreary back in HERS TO PROTECT as Josh Stevens’ friend. Josh is an international Formula One driver. He’s famous, rich and a bit arrogant when the story begins.
Josh has everything, it appears, except happiness. Though it’s been decades, he’s still grieving over his parents’ death.  When Violet Hawks, young rookie cop with her heart set on becoming detective, pulls him over in his ultra expensive and luxurious Bugatti Chiron, for speeding, neither of them are prepared for the antagonism they create in each other. As career focused at Violet is on the drug lord her detective team is hoping to bring down, she finds that Josh’s charming smile and enthusiasm for her town, is a cover for the lonely man he really is.

Violet is blessed with a large, loving family who care about each other and their community. When Josh spends time with her, his heart learns to trust.  But love is another issue all together.

Other Books in the Series

About the Author

Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of over forty-five published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over twenty-four languages. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid foundation to pen a collection of compelling and informative true stories of teen addicts. Ms. Lanigan’s SHORES OF INDIAN LAKE series for HARLEQUIN HEARTWARMING includes LOVE SHADOWS, HEART’S DESIRE , A FINE YEAR FOR LOVE, KATIA’S PROMISE, FEAR OF FALLING, SOPHIE’S PATH, PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOM, FAMILY OF HIS OWN, HIS BABY DILEMMA, RESCUED BY THE FIREFIGHTER and HER TO PROTECT (2019).

Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs. She writes a monthly blog for

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Guest Post & Giveaway: Cathy McDavid, author of The Cowboy's Perfect Match

On Tour with Prism Book Tours Cowboy's Perfect Match
(The Sweetheart Ranch #2)
By Cathy McDavid
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
May 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He may not be perfect…

But he’s perfect for her!

Ryan DeMere is definitely enjoying the perks of being Sweetheart Ranch’s new wrangler—the best is working with head chef Bridget O’Malley. He’s fallen head over spurs for the talented and determined beauty. There’s just one hiccup. Bridget is holding out for Mr. Right—and Ryan doesn’t quite meet her requirements. But he’s determined to win Bridget over, because Ryan may not be perfect…but maybe their love could be.

Guest Post from Author Cathy McDavid

What Makes Sweetheart Ranch Special?

THE COWBOY’S PERFECT MATCH is book two in my series, The Sweetheart Ranch (two more books are for sure following and possibly more).  I personally have never been to a place like it. Right now, the ranch only exists in my head and on the pages of my books :)

But, seriously, wouldn’t it be nice to visit a western-themed wedding venue and B&B? Yeah, I agree. Let me take you on an imaginary tour.

Picture a sprawling, country ranch house with a veranda that runs the entire length of the house. Don’t forget the charming porch swing for whiling away a lazy spring afternoon.

Through the front door is the foyer where an antique desk serves as a registration counter. To the left is the parlor where receptions are held and beyond that, the kitchen. Also off the parlor is the library which, in book four, has been converted into a wedding boutique.

To the right of the foyer is the wedding chapel, complete with an altar and pews. During the holidays, the chapel, along with the entire ranch, inside and out, is decorated from top to bottom.

Behind the main house is the clubhouse and pool. Beside the pool is a Jacuzzi.  Inside the clubhouse visitors will find a ping pong table, dart board, shuffleboard table, and card table. Pool party anyone?

Take a walk up the dirt road behind the clubhouse and pool to the six honeymoon cabins, each built to resemble the main house. Each cabin has a walkway leading up to it, a private patio outback, and a small front porch with comfortable chairs for taking in the beautiful Arizona sunsets.

The cabins’ interiors are a honeymooning couple’s dream. First is the quaint front room with a fieldstone fireplace and cozy couch for snuggling. The two-person dinette set in the small kitchen is the perfect place to linger over a specialty honeymoon breakfast prepared by the head chef. Of course, the bedroom has a king-size bed and every cabin bathroom comes equipped with a spa-tub big enough for two!

Except during the summer months when it’s too hot, the ranch hosts monthly hayrides followed by a cookout dinner, and square dance. But Sweetheart Ranch’s signature amenity is their carriage ride for honeymooning couples the day after the wedding. The white Cinderella-style carriage is drawn by two horses and travels through town, taking in the local sights as well as the spectacular mountain views.

Nothing could be more romantic. But, then, what else would you expect from a stay at place called Sweetheart Ranch?

Other Books in the Series Cowboy's Christmas Proposal
(The Sweetheart Ranch #1)
By Cathy McDavid
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

At a magical time of year…

Can a cowboy help falling in love?

For single dad Owen Caufield, living and working at Sweetheart Ranch for a month is the perfect change of pace. While the cowboy turned wedding officiant can now spend more time with his children, Molly O’Malley, his new boss, is less thrilled. A wedding ranch isn’t the best place for three rambunctious youngsters. But amid the chaos—and the coming holidays—it may be the best place to fall in love…

About the Author

As a sophomore in high school, NY TimesUSA Today, and Amazon bestselling author Cathy McDavid won a local writing competition with her self-illustrated children’s book. Who knew that small triumph would eventually lead to a career writing contemporary romances with over 1.3 million books sold? With forty-seven titles to date, Cathy is also a member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll. This “almost” Arizona native and mother of grown twins recently married her own real-life sweetheart. After leaving the corporate world four years ago, she now spends her days penning stories about good looking men who ride the range or fight fires or hunt creatures all while sweeping the girl off her feet. It’s a tough job but she’s willing to make the sacrifice.

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