Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A Home of Her Own

GIVEAWAY

GWYN, KELI
A HOME OF HER OWN

A blossoming love...

Becky Martin knows that she can't stay at James O'Brien's apple farm forever, but she wishes she could. After her brother framed her for arson, she flees Chicago, traveling cross-country to California and finding work caring for James's ailing mother. Beneath the apple blossoms, it's almost as if she has a real family...but her secret won't stay buried forever.

James, scarred from an explosion, didn't expect to connect to the pretty young traveler. Could she really love someone damaged like him? He knows she's hiding something. If only she'd trust him. Can she let go of her past and believe in the possibility of a future amid the apple trees?

My Review:

First, take a gander at that gorgeous cover! The Love Inspired art team did an incredible job. Promises exactly what this book delivers.

James and Becky's first meeting is certainly memorable and highly entertaining to read. James is all gnarly and Becky is all obstinate and thank goodness James's mother is on hand to sort those two out. But my it does take time and a lot of patience! A complex plot with a hint of danger gives this sweet romance a bit of bite. And I love how Gwyn brings history to life both in the area and the apple orchard. Adds a whole new dimension to the story. There's joy and sorrow and plenty of conflict before James and Becky reach their happily ever after and I enjoyed every blessed minute!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  A Home of Her Own 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 March 27  2016 . Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

22 comments:

  1. I am in total agreement about that cover. I have wanted this one by the cover alone, but the book blurb is extremely compelling, as well. I think that this is one of LI's best covers that I have seen. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Isn't it an alluring cover? There's something so soft about it. Beckons you to open the book and start reading. Good luck, Terrill.

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  2. Beautiful cover! The story sounds great, I like how James was described as gnarly.

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    1. I do love a gnarly hero now and again. :-) Good luck, Karen.

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  3. Sure is a beautiful cover. Nice review. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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  4. I would love to read Becky and James's story. They both sound like they have strong personalities and James's mom sounds like the voice of reason. I agree with you Kav. The cover is absolutely gorgeous and draws you in to want to read this book.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. It's a spectacular read, Maryann. Good luck.

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  5. I love Keli's books! I want this one in my library. :)
    lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. A great addition for any library! Good luck, Susan.

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  6. What a totally appealing cover. I am very drawn to it, it just may be because I collect apple things. So many covers look staged but this one looks o natural. I have been wanting to read this. I know I'd enjoy it! Thank you for the giveaway chance!

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. The apple orchard info is really interesting too. And yes, there's something about that cover. Good luck, Deanne.

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  7. Kav, did you read her debut LIH "Family of Her Dreams"? I have both of these books (yet-to-read) and I agree about the cover....beautifully done! Thanks for the review, I already knew Keli was a fantastic author! ;-)

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    1. Yes -- I've read all Keli's books. Such a good writer. Good luck, Trixi.

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    2. Oh no, I'm not entering Kav as I have both of Keli's LIH on my shelf :-)

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    3. LOL -- well, duh, I misread that -- you have both books, not just the earlier one. Thanks for setting me straight.

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  8. I agree with you - The cover alone makes me want to read the book! The story sounds equally good.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  9. Yes, have been wanting to read this one since I knew it coming out. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. It's awesome, Tammie. Good luck.

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  10. I love the cover as well. I'd probably buy the book for the cover alone, but the story sounds great. Love to read.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. They're a perfect match. Good luck, Pam.

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