Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Love's Promises

GIVEAWAY

LEESMITH, SANDRA
LOVE'S PROMISES

For Monica Scott, building her late father’s house at Lake Tahoe isn’t an option—it’s a necessary distraction from confusing memories and an uncertain future. But a handsome planner working for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) is keeping Monica from moving forward with the project. Never mind that he’s young and charming with a great sense of humor. No one is going to stop Monica from making her father’s dream—and her own—a reality.

All Greg Linsey wants is for his work to mean something. His job at TRPA gives him the opportunity to fight for the environment he loves and make a difference in his small corner of the world. But with the sophisticated Monica Scott’s arrival, his dedication is tested as never before, especially when Monica turns to his unscrupulous nemesis for assistance.

As Greg and Monica’s animosity turns into something far sweeter, can they learn to accept each other’s promises and avoid the growing danger to their lives and hearts?

My Review:

A gripping read that will leave you with lots to ponder. I think Monica's journey affected me the most. She had such a need to be in control and that closed her off from so much, including environmentalist hero, Greg. They're on shaky ground from day one, but Greg wins her over be degrees through the course of the book.

It's Monica's growth arc that made the book for me. She is so tight and contained and...wary when we first meet her. Harbouring a multitude of misconceptions that dictate a lot of her thoughts and actions. She thinks the only way to protect herself  is to maintain control at any cost. Learning to trust people, being able to admit she needs help from time to time was such a painful process for her. But so rewarding in the end.

I loved the environmental aspects in this book, as it's a topic I'm quite passionate about as well. Leesmith does a wonderful job of conveying reverence for God's creation. Rich descriptive text and the solid background research enhanced my read.

Combine all that with a dastardly villain and a twisty plot and you've got an amazing story you won't want to miss.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:
If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Love's Promises please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 27  2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.

25 comments:

  1. Morning KAV, Thank you so much for featuring Love's Promises on your lovely blog. I'm delighted that you enjoyed this story. It has a special place in my heart because my mom and my dad and his wife were involved in helping me with the research.

    Thanks again.

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  2. Thank you so much for offering a copy of Love's Promises to a winner. Since the e-book is free today on Kindle, I will send you a print copy you can give away. They should be available later this week. Thanks again.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by, Sandra! Love the family connection to your research. That does make the book extra special.

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  4. Hi Sandera,

    I absoluty love the cover of your new book! It's just beautiful. This book is even more special to u because your family helped you with it righ?
    I did get the kindle book for Free yesterday and I started reading it too. I am hooked on how you write. Good job! Keep it up.
    I would love to win your book so I could add it to my library of books in my room.
    Thanks again for letting me participate in the giveaway
    oh (dot) hello (dot) hiya (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Good luck, Danie. There's nothing like a 'book book', right? The kind you can put on your shelf.

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  5. Thank you Danie. I am so delighted that you are enjoying the book. And yes, this is special because Lake Tahoe area holds so many wonderful memories for me.

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  6. Hi. I downloaded the free ebook. I would like to be entered for the print. I have a special love for print books. Thanks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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    1. Me too!!!! There's something about the smell of printer's ink. :-) And the look of a nicely stacked bookshelf. Blissful sigh. Good luck, Boos Mum!

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    2. Now I'm curious about the term Boos Mum. I have a feral cat we named Boo because he is black and was born around Halloween. Is Boo a pet's name for you also?

      And I love a stack of books around me also. Love, love, love it.

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    3. Actually it is the nickname one of my sons gave the baby son. He would always say Boo! an abbreviated peek a boo game. Someone asked him what his name was when he was about two and he said Boo! We have called him that ever since. His name is actually Noah.

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  7. Wonderful review, Kav! So happy you enjoyed Love's Promises. It's been fun editing & promoting a book that takes place near one of the settings for my own books (Virginia City). :) And, of course, it's always a pleasure working with Sandra!

    Thank you for participating in the tour!

    ~Amber

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    1. Ahh Amber, you are so sweet. Working with you is equally a pleasure for me. And a lifesaver. Amber always helps me with the electronic age stuff. LOL

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  8. Hi, Kav! You do the BEST reviews! Do you give lessons? :)

    Yes, the family connections Sandra shared are very special.

    I liked the TRUST aspects you mentioned in Monica's growth.

    The LOVE'S PROMISES blog tour continues to be fun. Thanks to Sandra and Amber, I'm learning about Lake Tahoe. Thanks for your post, Kav!

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    1. Thanks, Sherida. No lessons necessary! LOL.

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  9. I would love to learn more about Monica's journey. Thank you, Kav for your wonderful review.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck!

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  10. Hi Kav enjoyed another of your reviews. Glad you liked it. And thanks Sandra for writing this book. And to you both for the chance to win a copy of this book. I love them in my bookshelves. Thanks again. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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  11. I read one of Sandra's books earlier this year, Love's Refuge and I am still thinking about it! I would love to be entered for Love's Promises. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. You're entered, Merry. Good luck!

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  12. New author for me - looks wonderful would love to read. truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  13. new author name to me. But I am always game for another read!!!
    kimmie8410atyahoodotcom

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