Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Her Unexpected Family

GIVEAWAY

HERNE, RUTH LOGAN
HER UNEXPECTED FAMILY

A family to love

Emily Gallagher and Grant McCarthy are planning a wedding together -- just not their own. Emily's well-structured life is turned upside down when her company is hired to help Grant put together his deployed sister's nuptials. Because as Emily spends more time with Grant and his adorable twins, she can't help but daydream about being at the altar herself. But Emily's ex-beauty-queen status brings Grant memories of his children's appearance-obsessed mother -- a woman who walked out on their family. For a future with Emily, can Grant escape the confines of his painful past? If he can, the next wedding they plan could be their own...

Grace Haven: A town full of heart, happiness and home.

My Review:

We're back planning weddings in Grace Haven. This is the second book in the series and I'm thrilled to be back in the quaint New York village. Herne knows how to write small towns with heart and I always come away yearning to find a small town experience of my own. Love the wedding planner theme in this series. Three sisters running the family company. It's only natural for some of that marital bliss to rub off on the Gallagher girls.

Have to confess that the stars of this story are Timmy and Dolly. A-d-o-r-a-b-l-e. And there's something so endearing about a single dad struggling to get things right. Grant does a great job...except for a tendency to be a tad overprotective of his special needs daughter. Emily's not afraid to call him on it and, oh my, his internal righteous indignation is quite entertaining.

Emily's had to fight hard to prove there is substance behind her beauty queen status. She's made some mistakes but what I love about her is that she refuses to let them define her. She knows she is a work in progress and by the grace of God she will continue to grow. So it really irks her when Grant makes some snap judgements about her. Makes for a rocky road to romance but such a fun read. And Grant has his reasons for being wary of Emily. He hasn't recovered from past betrayals. In fact he's letting them fester and skew his present relationships. And I have to admit I was righteously indignant on his behalf and then Herne turns everything around and I'm left eating humble pie! A lesson well learned.

 Faith, love and laughter -- perfect ingredients for romance.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Her Unexpected Family 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 July 31 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

34 comments:

  1. Kav, you've done it again...another great review. GIRL, YOU ROCK!!!and so do your reviews. I'd love to win Ruthy's novel. Thanks for the chance

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  2. Love her books. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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    1. Isn't she awesome? Good luck, Kim.

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  3. I'd LOVE to read this book! lelandandbeckyatreagandotcom

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    1. And you'll love it the whole time you're reading it! Good luck, Becky.

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  4. I'm always ready for the next Ruthy book. I love well written children characters. With all of her children and grandchildren, Ruth has lots of hands-on experience. I'm not surprised you like the twins so much in this book. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I know -- her kids are the bestest. Good luck, Terrill.

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  5. I can't wait to read this book! Ruthy never disappoints. Thanks for another great review, Kav.

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    1. I agree. She's a must-read-NOW author for sure. Good luck, Cindy.

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  6. Kav, so good to read your thoughts on this book. The wedding planner angle would be fun. And two adorable kiddos?!?! All sound like fascinating characters. Thanks for the review and chance to win! sheridastewart (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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

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  7. I absolutely love Ruth's books and I'm always ready to read her latest. Thanks for the review. Can't wait to read this one!
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Absolutely mustn't miss a Ruthy book. Good luck, Pam.

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  8. I live in a small town, so I can relate to the small town feel :-) And I do adore stories set in them.....an added plus? This is a RUTHY story!!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I'm jealous, Trixi!!!!! Good luck.

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  9. Small town romance is my very favorite kind of book, and I agree with you where single dad's are concerned...they are very appealing! Thank you Kav.
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    1. There's something about a small town, isn't there? Good luck, Diane.

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  10. Sounds like another excellent book by Ruth. Would so love to win this boo,. Thank you for the chance.
    CherylB1987 AT hotmail DOT com

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  11. It sounds like both of the characters have to learn a lot about trust. Kudos to the single dads who are great parents!
    Dianna

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    1. That's what makes the romance so scrumptious. Good luck, Dianna.

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  12. Would love to read this! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. I also live in a small town so any books set in small towns always catch my attention!
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    1. I wish I lived in a small town! Good luck, rubynreba.

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  14. Love Inspired books are Awesome! This sounds like another good read! Thanks for the chance to win! Have a blessed day!
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    1. Yes they are! Good luck, Wenona.

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  15. I too married into a ready made family. You know what, I would do it all over again.
    Janet E.
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    1. That's so lovely, Janet. Blessings come to us in all kinds of way. Good luck.

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  16. Love Inspired books are some of the greatest ones! I'm looking forward to reading this one! d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. I love all three lines. Good luck, Donna.

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  17. I've heard so many wonderful things about this book, can't wait to read it for myself!

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    1. It's fantabulous! Good luck, Abby.

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