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Friday, November 15, 2019

Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway: Home for Christmas by Catherine Lanigan

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https://amzn.to/32RKz1oHome for Christmas
(Shores of Indian Lake #12)
By Catherine Lanigan
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Can a magical Christmas under glass…

…bring them back together for good?

Widowed dad Adam Masterson still doesn’t understand why Joy Boston left Indian Lake and broke his heart all those years ago. Now she’s returned to sell her grandfather’s beloved poinsettia greenhouse—and Joy and Adam’s connection is as strong as ever. But Joy has a life in New York. And Adam has only until Christmas to convince Joy that she belongs in Indian Lake—with him.

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Guest Post from Author Catherine Lanigan



                             THE CHRISTMAS POPS CONCERT

What is Christmas without music? After all, at the first Christmas, the angels sang.  Though this is early October as I write this, I have to confess, I fight the urge to put my Johnny Mathis Christmas album on every day. I know. But I love, love, love Christmas. I do believe it’s a time of magic and miracles. Love and giving.

Even the saddest Christmases I’ve had, and there have been many in my years, there is still that hope that everything will be all right. That Love will find a way and that if you have faith and believe, dreams really do come true.

In my hometown, we have a Christmas concert the second Saturday of every December. This concert was another of my sister, Nancy’s, favorite organizations to chair. To this day, I still don’t know how she managed her time to create, orchestrate and plan so many events, especially since many of them were at Christmas. But she did.

The Christmas Pops is truly unique. It’s held at our Civic Auditorium, built in the 1920’s and houses over 3,000 people. The main floor, where basketball used to be played when I was in high school, is filled with linen covered tables and chairs, decorated with flowers and candles and the ceiling is draped, flung and crisscrossed with thousands of Christmas lights. The La Porte County Symphony plays as various choral groups, the Children’s Choir, soloists and local harmonizing groups perform.  The night is upbeat and fun. Everyone dresses up, lots of tuxes and gowns; Christmas dresses and fun Christmas ties, I have to say.

Before the Pops, I gave a pre-party and again, pulled out as many “stops” as I could.

In HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, Adam rents a horse-drawn carriage to take Joy to the concert. It’s only five blocks from the greenhouses to the Civic Auditorium, (true) but the night is romantic and fun. On the way back, Adam finally asks Joy to stay in Indian Lake with him and not go back to New York and her fiancĂ©, Chuck.  Can you guess her answer?  You’ll have to delve into the pages of the book for that. Until then….
Merry Christmas to all!!!
Catherine



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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 HERS 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 Heartwarmingauthors.blogspot.com.


Tour Schedule


Tour Giveaway


- One winner will receive a $100 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)
- Two winners will each receive a signed copy of Home for Christmas with a bookmark (US only)
- Ends November 27, 2019

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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!

 

ABOUT THE BOOKS

 

 
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?

 

 

GUEST POST BY AUTHOR PATRICIA LEE


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.  



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 


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 FaithHappenings.com. 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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