Monday, December 28, 2015

A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn

GIVEAWAY

GRAY, SHELLEY SHEPARD
A WEDDING AT THE ORANGE BLOSSOM INN

In the third book in New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray's Amish Brides of Pinecraft series, a wedding brings together two young widowed parents . . . and gives them a second chance at love

Emma Keim was heartbroken when her husband, Sanford, passed away, leaving her to raise three young daughters alone. Though several years have passed, her relatives have made it no secret that they expect Emma to remain a widow, mourning Sanford indefinitely. But when she meets Jay Hilty—a handsome widower with three young sons of his own—Emma is delighted to have a new friend who understands her struggles. Still, she is dismayed that her family is so opposed to their friendship—and the idea of it ever becoming anything more. She honors her husband's memory every day, but is she destined to be alone forever?

Emma's gentleness with Jay's boys stirs something in his heart that's been quiet for far too long. But when his oldest son becomes engaged to a local woman, suddenly Jay, Emma, and their children are swept up in wedding preparations. Witnessing his son's joy, Jay wonders if it's time for him to move forward, too, and find happiness again.

Once again, love has come to Pinecraft. But can these two parties of four become a happy, healthy family of eight?


My Review:

Reader Beware: Naughty dog scenes abound and you should not read this book while drinking hot chocolate (or coffee or tea) as you might find yourself spewing liquid everywhere -- including all over your precious book!

A sweet, fun romance, with a deeper message about having the strength to let go of the past so you cherish every precious moment of the present unfolding before you. Loved the rickety start to romance. Emma and Jay are adorable with their bumbling ways -- clearly shown up by the ease in which Jay's son, Ben, handles his whirlwind romance. Told from multiple viewpoints, readers will be thrilled to get two romances for the price of one.

The kids are a riotous mix of all-boy and girly-girl and Frankie, the Naughty Beagle, well, he steals every scene he's in (as well as most of the food.) Still grinning over those canine antics. And fun to note that the author patterned the pooch after her own much loved (and eccentric) family beagle.

While you don't need to read the first two books in this series, innkeeper Beverly's storyline will make more of an impact if you have. Looking forward to the concluding book, A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft, where I'm hoping Beverly finally finds what she is yearning for.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn 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 January 3 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

33 comments:

  1. This one sounds like so much fun to read. I need to add it to my TBR list. Thanks for the review and giveaway Kav!

    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. You're welcome, Loraine. It is a fun read. Smiling just thinking about it. Good luck, Loraine.

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  2. I love Shelley Shepard Gray books. Looking forward to this one!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I adore her books as well. So glad she keeps us in reading material on a regular basis. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  3. She writes them faster then I can keep up. :) kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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    1. That is soooo true, Kim. And she has a new series coming up...I think the first one is out the end of January and it looks really good too. Good luck!

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  4. I would love to read this book. It sounds so good. spotts06 at comcast dot net.

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  5. I'd love to read this charming book. Her other books I have read are great!
    susanlulu(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Susan in NC

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    1. Charming is the perfect descriptor. Good luck, Susanlulu.

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  6. I love this cover and the book sounds wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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

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  7. I love a story where widowed people find love again....I think it's sweeter the second time around :-) And Shelly knows how to tell a good tale! I have the second book in this series (The Proposal at Siesta Key)so I'd love to add this one to it.

    Still on your dog kick I see, Kav :-) I hope I don't go spewing my hot coffee all over myself or my book reading this one because of one beagles antics, lol! I can count on you to paint some vivid pictures in my head with your reviews....:-D

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    1. teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    2. At least you have been forewarned, Trixi. I didn't have the benefit of a spew alert. :-) Good luck!

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  8. You write such interesting reviews and your great picks. Would like to enter the drawing for this one! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  9. This one has been on my tbr list for a long time. What a wonderful author.

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. She writes them faster than I can read them! Good luck, Deanne.

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  10. This book sounds like such a fun romance that I would love to read. Thanks for the great review Kav. Frankie the beagle sounds so lovable but I am sure quite a handful!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Yes, we can all be thankful we don't have a Frankie the Beagle in our lives, but it sure is fun to read about him. Good luck, Maryann.

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  11. I love a sweet, fun romance -- sounds really good. Thanks for your great review. I'm excited about this one.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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  12. Your review makes me want to dive right in the book. Ahhh at least there is the temporary escape. :) Please enter me Kav! Thanks!

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You'll love it, Kelly. Good luck.

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  13. I would love the chance to win this book and be able to read about what happens next in the series. Shelley is one of my favourite authors.

    Please enter me in the draw....wozzup2(@)tpg(dot)com.au

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    1. One of mine too, Shaz. Good luck.

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  14. We have the first book in this series in the church library. Thanks for giving me the chance to win her newest book.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It's such a great series. And there's actually one more book just out in the series. A Christmas one. Hard to keep up with this author, but I'm enjoying trying. Good luck, Janet.

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  15. love this author truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  16. Sounds like a beautiful story - thanks, Kav!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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