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Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Change of Plans by Donna K Weaver

 Originally posted February 1st, 2015 DAY 1 of a Count Down to Valentine's Day Book blitz event. 
Updated with reviews April 30th, 2015

A Change of Plans 
by Donna K Weaver

Book Blurb:

When Lyn sets off on her supposedly uncomplicated and unromantic cruise, she never dreams it will include pirates. All the 25-year-old Colorado high school teacher wants is to forget that her dead fiancĂ© was a cheating scumbag. What she plans is a vacation diversion; what fate provides is Braedon, an intriguing surgeon. She finds herself drawn to him: his gentle humor, his love of music, and even his willingness to let her take him down during morning karate practices. Against the backdrop of the ship’s make-believe world and its temporary friendships, her emotions come alive.
However, fear is an emotion, too. Unaware of the sensitive waters he navigates, Braedon moves to take their relationship beyond friendship—on the very anniversary Lyn came on the cruise to forget. But Lyn’s painful memories are too powerful, and she runs off in a panic.
Things are bad enough when the pair finds themselves on one of the cruise’s snorkeling excursions in American Samoa. However, paradise turns to piracy when their party is kidnapped. Lyn’s fear of a fairytale turns grim. Now she must fight alongside the man she rejected, first for their freedom and then against storms, sharks, and shipwreck.

Author Bio:

A wife, mother, grandmother, Harry Potter geek, Army veteran, and karate black belt. Author of the
Safe Harbors series and Second Chances 101, Book 5 in the Ripple Effect series.


*I was gifted a copy of the audio version in exchange for an honest review*

When Donna sent out a request looking for people who'd be willing to listen to and review her audio version of A Change in Plans, I was slightly hesitant. The last time I listened to an audio book, it was scriptures on cassette, which my parents forced us to listen to when a road trip ended up taking over a Sunday that it wasn't intended too. It was so boring that I pretty much slept the entire time. But audio books are getting bigger and bigger all the time, and a few of my friends swear that they'd never get to keep up with books if it wasn't for them. So I volunteered. With a couple long drives to out of town doctors ahead of me, I figured this would either be a great way to stay awake, or I'd have to send her an email apologizing that I wouldn't be able to do the review. IT WAS FANTASTIC!!! Narrated by a lovely lady by the name of Karen Kruper, the book was as spell bounding as it was in print. It was easy to follow along with, and I found myself itching for a chance to put it back on when I wasn't able to finish it before getting back home from the long drives. I absolutely adored all the accents Karen managed to pull off, and she kept the voices organized very well. I suppose the only thing I'd change, would be I wish Lyn (the main female character) wasn't done with such a slow deliberate voice every single time. But even that wasn't a huge issue.
There is so much fantastic symbolism in this book, and it's not that you have to shred the book into pieces to find it either! The names of best friends Lynn and Elle were selected perfectly. Besides that, the characters have you wrapped around their fingers in seconds. I found myself a new BBF (Book boy-friend) in Braedon, and quickly despised Jason as Lynn's back story was craftily revealed. All in all, I give this book a 5 star review! BRAVO Donna and Karen!

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Friday, December 12, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Book Blitz: Day 1: The Christmas Tree Keeper by Tamara Passey

Welcome to the first day of our 12 Days of Christmas Book Blitz EVENT!!! 
Where for the next 12 days we will feature a different wonderful Christmas story to help you not only find some awesome books to give as last minute Christmas gifts, but also to bring a little Christmas cheer to the book blogging world!

Don't forget to come back everyday to see the new books and also to get your name into the rafflecopter that is posted below!

On the FIRST day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree!!!

Day 1
12 Days of Christmas Book Blitz Event

Book Blurb:

Though Angela Donovan is out of work and needs money for rent, she yearns for her eight-year-old daughter to have a carefree holiday. The last thing she wants is the pressure of her daughter expecting a miracle. But when they pick out a Christmas tree at a cozy Massachusetts tree farm that’s exactly what happens when they learn the trees might be miracle trees.

Mark Shafer is soon to be the new keeper of the Christmas trees when he inherits the family farm. He’d like to run it with a family of his own, but his girlfriend wants nothing to do with farm life. He makes plans to sell so he can propose to his girlfriend and pursue a career in music. Then he meets an unforgettable customer and her daughter, and an anonymous gift compels them to learn the truth about the trees.

With a buyer willing to pay top dollar for the land, Mark has the fate of the trees is in his hand. Will he be able to see what and who is most important? And will Angela the give the miracle of love a chance?

Author Bio

Tamara Passey was born and raised in Massachusetts around a large family, one that has served as inspiration for most of her stories. She loves most creative endeavors and when she isn’t writing or re-writing, you can find her baking, cross-stitching or painting—though not all at the same time. She is a marriage and parenting contributor to and lives in Arizona with her husband and three children.

Don't forget to show some love to our fellow bloggers who are joining us for today's Book Blitz!
 Each one features either a snippet or a fun fact about Author Tamara Passey so they are definitely worth the look-see!