Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Betrayed Hearts

GIVEAWAY

MASON, SUSAN ANNE
BETRAYED HEARTS

Lily Draper comes to Rainbow Falls in search of her biological sister, the only blood relative she has left. Emotionally scarred by her preacher father, Lily avoids religion at all cost. Her new landlord, an aspiring minister, soon has her questioning her views. Can she learn to trust Nick's heart or will her sordid past destroy their love?

Nick Logan hopes to take over for the retiring minister who has groomed Nick for the job. But Reverend Ted seems to feel the position requires Nick to marry an upstanding woman, namely Ted’s niece. When Nick finds himself falling in love with Lily Draper, the woman least likely to become a minister's wife, his problems escalate. And when Reverend Ted gives him an ultimatum, Nick faces an impossible choice.

Can he accept God’s will and still find a place for Lily in his life?

My Review:

Debut novel from an up and coming Canadian (and now multi-contracted) author. Love being in at the very beginning of a writing career. The gripping prologue had my heart rate elevated, my curiosity piqued and me salivating for more.

Lily's a diamond in the rough and I love that Nick sees the good in her from the very beginning. He's the product of a conservative small town upbringing and he grapples with allegiance to the mentor he very nearly idolizes when Lily comes to town. He thought his life was all mapped out, but his attraction to Lily sends him off course...according to small town gossip. Committed to the Lord when we first meet him, his faith is stretched to its limits as the story unfolds and he is the better for it by the end.

In contrast, Lily's faith journey has stuttered to a stop when she arrives at Rainbow Falls. In fact, it's back stepped into non-existence thanks to the negative influences of her adopted father. Her coming to terms with her past and finally accepting her worth as a daughter of God makes for an inspiring read. Emotion bleeds from every page as the rocky beginnings of a romance stabilize into something life-changing. Awesome read.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Betrayed Hearts 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 . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 2 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

24 comments:

  1. It's always fun discovering new authors! I've been reading some good contemporary stuff recently...

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. The contemporary lineup this year has been awesome, hasn't it? Good luck, Patty.

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  2. Loved the synopsis and review. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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

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  3. I love your article but most of all I want to wish you a terrific, God-blessed day

    Chris

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  4. Wow! Between the book write-up and your review, this one is going to the top of my "MUST read" list! Gripping to say the least! Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win!
    Blessings!
    Kelly Y.
    kelly AT dkcountryarts DOT com

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    1. It's a great debut novel. Good luck, Kelly.

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  5. Great review, Kav. "Finally accepting her worth as a daughter of God" - don´t we all need that? I do :)

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I know -- such a simple concept, but hard to wrap your head around sometimes. Good luck, Janka.

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  6. New author!!! I'm always game to try their first novels. rrwalter34 ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Me too -- and she`s Canadian too....wheeee. Good luck, Becky!

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  7. Great to find a new author! Anxious to read her first book! Thank you for a super review, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's so much fun to 'discover' new talent, isn't it, Melanie? Good luck!

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  8. This sounds very good. I also love to get an authors Debut novels. Something special about it. And, you make it sound worth reading. Maybe I can win it. Been awhile. Thanks Kav.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  9. I get so excited about debut novels! Thank you for the wonderful review and giveaway.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  10. Sounds like a very emotional and inspiring story. Would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. Sounds good. I enjoy hearing about new authors.
    Count me in.
    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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  12. I don't know how you can continually come up with such good books! Enjoyed the review and you've found another good debut author.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. There's so much new talent being published in the Christian market. I can't read fast enough! Good luck, rubynreba.

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