Thursday, May 22, 2014

Family on the Range

GIVEAWAY

NELSON, JESSICA
FAMILY ON THE RANGE

A Second Chance

A quiet ranch in the Oregon desert gives Mary O'Roarke the solace she craves after a painful childhood. Concealing her growing feelings for her boss, government agent Lou Riley, is a small price to pay. Then an abandoned little girl is placed in Mary's care, awakening dreams she's all but forgotten.

In all the years Lou has known her, how could he not have noticed Mary's courage and warmth? Seeing her care for a child is a bittersweet reminder of the lonely widower's loss. But if Mary won't give up on young Josie—not even when real danger approaches—then Lou can't give up on bringing this unlikely family together for good.

My Review:

What a riveting read! I was pleasantly surprised by the strong element of suspense in this novel as well. I love the combination of historical and suspense. Nelson kept me on edge trying to figure it all out.

Both Mary and Lou are products of painful pasts. They've coped for years, sustaining each other as friends in a carefully constructed employee/boss relationship. But their well plotted lives shift dramatically by a series of seemingly unrelated events. Fantastic story arc! And I love how the author reveals the heart of both hero and heroine by slow degrees. Frustratingly delicious!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Family on the Range 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 May 25 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.

12 comments:

  1. Kav, this sounds like a sweet read. The cover is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win

    mitziUNDERSCOREwanhamATyahooDOTcom

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    1. It's really great, Marianne. Good luck!

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  2. I love the cover too! You always make me want to read more with your reviews :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. LOL -- glad I can get you interested in books, Heidi. Good luck!

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  3. You had me at "Frustratingly delicious". Please enter me.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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  4. Kav, Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to read more.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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

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  5. Thanks Kav for this review and give-away. Sounds good. Would love a chance to win it and read the rest of the story. Thanks!
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. It's a great read, Maxie. Good luck!

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  6. Sounds like a great book
    God bless u
    Chris
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

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