Wednesday, April 20, 2016

His Prairie Sweetheart

GIVEAWAY

VETSCH, ERICA
HIS PRAIRIE SWEETHEART

A home for her heart...

After being jilted at the altar, Southern belle Savannah Cox seeks a fresh start out West and accepts a teaching position in Minnesota. But between her students' lack of English, the rough surroundings and sheriff Elias Parker's doubts and distrust, Savannah's unprepared for both the job and the climate. However, she's determined to prove she can handle anything her new town throws her way.

Elias gives it a week -- or less -- before the pretty schoolteacher packs her dainty cresses and hightails it back home. But no matter how many mishaps he has to rescue her from, Savannah doesn't give up. Yet the real test is to come -- a brutal blizzard that could finally drive her away, taking his heart with her...

My Review:

What a completely captivating story! A Southern Belle headed for the wilds of Minnesota is such a unique angle for a historical romance. I shiver just thinking about hapless Savannah (even her name is Southern) facing the extreme winter temperatures she finds so far from home. But that's nothing compared to facing the frosty 'welcome' of the town sheriff. The push/pull attraction between these two certainly makes for a toe-curling read.

Elias is so sure Savannah won't last a week in their rugged community but she's determined to prove him wrong (though she secretly has her own misgivings.) And she has so much to learn. Not only about the fickle prairie weather, but about the Norwegian culture of her students. Lots of fodder for both angst and humour and Vetsch treats us with a delicious dose of both.

A captivating read that puts me in minds of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series -- only for adults!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  His Prairie Sweetheart 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 April 24 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

36 comments:

  1. What a sweet review. I'm so happy for Erica Vetsch and her first LI book. I'm also glad you picked it to review among so many LI options. I definitely want to read this one. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I know -- there are so much to choose from. Erica is such a great storyteller. Good luck, Terrill.

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  2. Oh I love this author!
    lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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  3. Love Erica's books, thank you for the chance to win a copy of this one.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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

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  4. I am another fan of Erica's books and I love this setting! :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. She has a gift, that's for sure. Good luck, Merry.

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  5. I haven't read any books by Erica, yet. But I would like to.

    dandtdearing {at} earthlink {dot} net

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    1. I predict you will become a fan. Good luck, Tammi.

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  6. New author for me. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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  7. I'm always like Southern belles and anxious to find out how this one copes in Minnesota!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Brrr...I still get shivers thinking about it. :-) Good luck, rubynreba.

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  8. I'm signing up for Erica's book, His Prairie Sweetheart, but you said another title in the Giveaway paragraph. teshaw(at)sbcglobal(dot)net.

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    1. Bwahahahahaha!!!! Cut and paste faux pas. All fixed now. You're in the draw for His Prairie Sweetheart. Good luck, Tammie!

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  9. I love Erica's stories and am eager to read this one! Thank you for sharing!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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

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  10. Sounds like a fun story. Loved Erica Vetsch's Cactus Creek Challenge. Thanks for doing a giveaway. :)
    kareninkitsap(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Sounds just like a hallmark movie. Can't wait to read it!
    J.C. -Indiana-

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    1. It would actually make a really good Hallmark move, come to think of it. Good luck, J.C.

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  12. Sounds like a fun read! Having moved from the North to the South I'm not sure I could ever move back to the cold.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Basking in the warmth of the sunshine right now so I can understand that. Winter lingered too long up here. Good luck, Patty.

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  13. I thought Erica's book, The Cactus Creek Challenge, was delightful because of the mix of romance, action, and humor. I would like to read more of her books. Thanks for the chance to win His Prairie Sweetheart.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. You'll love this one too, Pam. Good luck!

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  14. Sounds like a sweet romance. I look forward to reading it.
    reneerachoyolsenATgmailDOTcom

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  15. This book sounds delightful and Erica is a new author to me. I would really enjoy reading her new book.
    dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Yes you would, Diane. Good luck.

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  16. I have heard so many good reviews for this one. Thank you for the opportunity to win it! betherin02 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Those reviews are well deserved. It's an awesome read. Good luck, Beth Erin.

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  17. I've only read her Cactus Creek Challenge and was so excited to see her branch out to LIH! Great author!! I expect nothing but the best from her :-) This one is definitely on my want-to-read list!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Yes -- that's the only other one I read too. This one is just as good. Good luck, Trixi.

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  18. Just look at that cover, you've got to love it. I haven't read any of her books yet but I've heard they are great.

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. Good luck,Deanne -- I'm about to do the draw.

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