Thursday, May 20, 2021

Blog Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway: Hooked On You by Kathleen Fuller

Hooked On You JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Hooked On You by Kathleen Fuller, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Hooked On You

Title: Hooked On You
Series: Maple Falls Romance #1
Author: Kathleen Fuller
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: May 11, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance (clean/sweet)

She never wanted to come back. He never wants to leave. The town of Maple Falls has plans for them both. 

Riley McAllister is living the dream in New York City . . . if the dream means being a struggling mixed-media artist, part-time food delivery driver, and having a carefully curated social media to hide all of the above. She refuses to admit defeat and move back to small-town Maple Falls, but when her grandmother breaks her leg sliding into third base during a softball game (she was safe, by the way), Riley reluctantly agrees to go home and help the woman who raised her—while secretly hoping she can convince Mimi to sell her house and yarn shop and move in with a good friend. Then Riley can return to her new life in NYC, on her own and for good. 

But Mimi has her own plans, which include setting Riley up with local baseball star Hayden Price, who returned to Maple Falls after an injury ended his major league career. Now he works at his father’s hardware store, coaches the church softball team, and worries about the declining town. It’s not the life he dreamed of having. 

With a little meddling and a lot of kindness from the town, Hayden and Riley find themselves unexpectedly falling for each other as they discover the true meaning of home

Welcome to Maple Falls, where everyone knows your name and your business.

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I’ve always loved to crochet. I learned how to crochet from my grandmother and mother when I was young but didn’t pick up the craft seriously until four years ago. Since then, I’ve made tons of crochet projects—scarfs and afghans of course, plus doilies and mandalas (my favorite), baskets, jewelry, kitchen items, socks, flowers—too many to name! My latest project is a cross body purse I made a few weeks ago.

I crocheted a rectangle using a skein of bright pink yarn and a skein of coral. Then I lined the bag with a tea towel I picked up years ago from Dollar Tree for a different craft project I never got around to making.

Then I made the closure, which is a plastic clear button with slits that I sewed the yarn through. Then I sewed on the button and made a loop.

Finally, I made the strap—or remade the strap, more accurately. I had this wallet purse, but it was too small for my phone.

I unfastened the strap, then crocheted around it. I made a loop on either side of the purse and connected the straps. That finished the purse, and I love it. It’s sturdy and holds a lot of stuff without sagging or unraveling. I plan on writing up the pattern at some point. When I do, you can get the pattern through my newsletter. You can sign up for the newsletter here.


Hooked on You: When I got the idea for writing a story featuring a yarn shop, I was, um, hooked. Knots and Tangles, Erma and Riley’s yarn store in Maple Falls, is inspired by Arkansas Yarn Co. in Malvern, AR. In a unique collaboration with Lorri Ann Helberg (yarn designer), Tamara Kelly (crochet designer) and Cheryl Ham (knitwear designer), the Riley Hat, created with Hooked on You yarn, was born.

The yarn: Hooked on You

The Riley Hat: Crochet Version


 The Riley Hat: Knit Version

Kits containing an autographed copy of Hooked on You, a skein of Hooked on You yarn, plus the crochet and knit patterns are now available for pre-order from Arkansas Yarn Co. You can also find out more information about the patterns on my website. Just click on the Hooked on You yarn page on the top menu bar.

I hope you enjoyed a little peek into my crochet world. Be sure to pick up Hooked on You. If you crochet or knit the Riley Hat, post it on Instagram and tag me! @kf_booksandhooks. I’d love to see your creations. :)



Kathleen Fuller 

With over a million copies sold, USA Today Bestselling author Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, and the Amish Letters series as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at

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(3) winners will receive a print copy of Hooked On You by Kathleen Fuller!

Hooked On You JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight May 17, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 24, 2021. 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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