Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Together With You

GIVEAWAY

BYLIN, VICTORIA
TOGETHER WITH YOU

Sometimes the most unexpected love can be exactly what a heart needs...

When a Lost Child warning blares over the mall's PA system, Carly Mason finds the little girl playing with a stuffed rabbit. Something about Penny Tremaine is different. An ex-social worker, Carly recognizes that the child suffers fetal alcohol effects, and a piece of Carly's past suddenly confronts her. Never again will she become personally involved with a client. The risks are far too great. But something about Penny--and Penny's handsome father--tugs at Carly's heart.

Dr. Ryan Tremaine is trying to put his life back together. With his ex-wife remarried and on a trip far away, his two teenage sons and Penny are living under his roof full time. Ryan has put his faith in his Sink-or-Swim list, a plan to reconnect with his children. The first step: recruit Carly Mason to be Penny's nanny.

Ryan never anticipated being so drawn to Carly, an attraction Carly seems to fight as much as he does. Could Carly be the missing piece that helps his family stay afloat, or will their blossoming romance only complicate things further?

Known for her realistic and engaging characters, Victoria Bylin delivers an emotion-packed story reminiscent of The Sound of Music, one that reminds us all to believe in the power of faith and love.

My Review:

Incredibly good read. The kind you need to savor for a while before starting on your next book. I became emotionally connected to the characters. Carly -- so hopeful and yet wounded too. Ryan -- so endearing in his clumsy attempts to patch his family back together. And the kids -- teenage angst, first love and little Penny who has her own unique take on the world.

Bylin's exquisite wordsmithing left me feeling a gamut of emotions. From outrage, despair,, fury, hope, aching sorrow and the ultimate joy that comes from embracing faith. I was emotionally spent by the end of the book! Replete too, as I basked in the afterglow of a story well told.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Together With You 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 May 31 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

23 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of Victoria's books yet. This one is on my TBR list. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. She's an awesome author, Loraine. The kind that packs an emotional punch. Love that. Good luck.

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  2. This one sounds really good. I would love to read it! Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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

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  3. I LOVE this cover! The story sounds intriguing as well.
    Thanks, Kav!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. It's really different -- Bylin does a great job of tackling a serious condition with compassion and humour. Good luck, Amy.

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  4. I enjoy reading books with true to life issues and this one sounds great. I have not read any of her books but would love to start with this one.
    Deanne
    Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. This is a great introduction to her writing, Deanne. Good luck.

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  5. Hi Kav. I would love to win a book by Victoria. I've been seeing this one. Makes me think of Becky Wade's covers. Would love to win. Thanks. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  6. Sounds like some difficult issues to deal with! Would love to read Carly's story.

    Great review Kav!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. And it's an educational read too -- and topical. Good luck, Patty.

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  7. Love stories dealing with real-life situations. Together With You has a beautiful storyline. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. And the author does an excellent job with it. Good luck, Bonnie.

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  8. I know quite a few people who will be lined up to read this book when it is ready to be checked out.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I think it will definitely be a popular choice. Good luck, Janet.

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  9. Sounds like a very good book! Thanks!!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  10. I haven't read any books by this author yet but I keep seeing this book and it has piqued my interest!

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Oh, she's wonderful, Liz. I think you'll like this one. Good luck.

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  11. Sounds like my kind of book (sans the single father motif, as I love my heroes single - but maybe this is curable as well as my Amish allergy? :))

    Count me in, please.

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

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    1. LOL -- well, he is single...just comes with some kids attached. And I think you'll like him, Janka. No worries there. Good luck.

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  12. Victoria's last book had my emotions all over the place... Together With You sounds like another awesome book, please add me!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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