Welcome to the Blog Tour for the A Brother's Promise by Mindy Obenhaus, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: A Brother's Promise
Author: Mindy Obenhaus
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired
Release Date: February 23, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
“Let’s get married. You and me.”
Mick’s expression went from dumbfounded to completely horrified in a matter of seconds. “Woman, have you lost your mind?”
Ignoring the direct hit to her ego, she said, “Perhaps. But if that’s what it takes to protect Sadie, then so be it.”
Standing, he crossed to where she stood. “Christa, I appreciate what you’re doing here, but you can’t marry someone you don’t love.”
“Oh, as if there aren’t plenty of married people who don’t love each other. And I wasn’t talking about moving in together or anything like that.”
He set his hands on her shoulders. “No, you were thinking of a little girl who’s been tossed around by enough of life’s storms. And I admire you for that. But I would never dream of tying you down in some marriage of convenience. You’re a beautiful, spirited woman who deserves to love and be loved.”
Christa knew Mick was just being nice, that her suggestion they get married was totally ludicrous, yet staring up into his green eyes, she found herself wondering what it might be like to be loved and wanted by a good, hardworking man like him.
This is the second installment in Author Mindy Obenhaus's 'Bliss, Texas' series. I had the good fortune to read the first book, 'A Father's Promise', when it was released in 2020.
Rancher, Mick Ashford, has recently taken custody of his five-year-old niece, Sadie, after her parents were tragically killed in a plane crash. He is a loving and doting uncle and guardian to the precocious little girl, but he is struggling with the sudden change in his lifestyle. At age forty-five and never married, Mick is trying to get a handle on how to run his ranch and raise a grieving child on his own—without any experience. All the while he is deeply grieving the loss of his best friend and sister, Jennifer.
As with the first book in the series, I was struck by how sensitive and caring the leading male character and the supporting male characters were toward each other and members of their tight-knit community. They reached out to help each other whenever necessary. They were respectful and kind to women and children, also.
The female lead in the story, Christa Slocum, is a strong-willed business owner who is trying to make her own way in life after her previous serious relationship did not work out. She left the corporate world and came back home to Bliss to open her own hardware store. She has a special touch with little Sadie, and she helps Mick and the young girl navigate through their mutual grief to become happy, functioning members of society again.
I really like this author's writing style. Her pacing is excellent, and she infuses faith and ethical behavior into every scene. This is a sweet tale of faith, love, forgiveness, and healing. This book is completely clean in language and content.
Highly recommended to fans of Christian/clean romance, Christian/clean fiction, and Christian/clean Western romance.
I received a paperback copy of this book from the author through JustRead Publicity Tours as a host in the book's blog tour. All opinions expressed are solely my own honest thoughts.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(1) winner will receive a "Drink Tea, Read Books, Be Happy" teaspoon, English Breakfast tea, a $15 Amazon gift card, and a signed copy of the book!
Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight March 1, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on March 8, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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