Tuesday, February 15, 2022

~ THE ADOPTION SURPRISE BLOG TOUR ~

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~ BLOG TOUR STOP ~
--  'THE ADOPTION SURPRISE'  --
AUTHOR ZOEY MARIE JACKSON
~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight + Excerpt,
Author Bio & Giveaway~
 
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The Adoption Surprise JustRead blog tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Adoption Surprise by Zoey Marie Jackson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

The Adoption Surprise
Title:  The Adoption Surprise 
Author:  Zoey Marie Jackson 
Publisher:  Harlequin Love Inspired 
Release Date:  February 22, 2022 
Genre:  Contemporary Romance (Sweet/Clean) 

Separated at birth and determined to become a family. 

“She looks like me!” When her orphaned niece utters those words, Kelsey Harris is shocked—not only that Morgan has a long-lost twin but that the grieving five-year-old spoke at all. 
 
Overjoyed by Morgan and Mia’s instant connection, Kelsey and Zach Johnson, Mia’s widowed adoptive father, agree to be friends—and only friends. But can they ignore their growing feelings when the matchmaking sisters put their plan into action? 
 
From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.
 
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EXCERPT:
 
 “Hello, you must be Zachary Johnson.” Her voice was bubbly and light.

He nodded. “Yes, we spoke over the phone. Thanks for allowing me to drop my daughter off and register her the same day.”

“Oh, it’s not a problem. I’m glad you called when you did, because we’re almost at capacity. Here is the paperwork for you to sign, and you have to complete the emergency contact information.”

“Thank you so much,” he said, taking the documents she offered. He noticed the other woman still clutched the little girl in her arms and seemed to be trying to get her to stay. He strained to focus on Sienna’s words, but his attention was on the little girl. He couldn’t see her face, but he knew that body, that frame, that hair. He knew it well.

“Mr. Johnson?”

He shook his head. “I’m sorry. I…” He pointed to where the woman stood. “Who is that?”

Sienna whipped her head to follow his finger. “That’s my best friend, Kelsey.” She gave him a suggestive smile. “She’s single, if that’s what you’re asking.”

He took a step back and held up a hand. “No, I’m not talking about her. I mean, who’s the little girl with her? She looks just like—”

The woman lost her smile. “Like who?” she asked with a drawl in her tone that suggested she was ready to get on the defensive.

He knew he must look dumbstruck, but Zach’s mind couldn’t process what he was seeing.

Zach rushed to explain. “Let me introduce you to my daughter. I think when you see her, you’ll understand.” He called out to Mia, and when his daughter ran over, Sienna’s eyes widened.

She sputtered. “This is your daughter?”

“Her name is Mia.”

“That can’t be,” she said, shaking her head. “This is Morgan.”

He splayed his hands. “Exactly.”

Sienna’s mouth hung open. “Oh, my.” She swung around and shouted, “Kelsey. Come over here. You’ve got to see this.”

The woman approached, and Zach’s breath caught. His mind had been so occupied with the child in her arms that he hadn’t seen her mother. But he was seeing her now. For sure. From her bronze-colored skin to her pouty lips and the purposeful sway in her stride, this woman emitted confidence.

Kelsey. The name suited her.

Zach looked away to compose himself. He had no right noticing her radiant beauty. He swallowed. Now that he had seen her, there was no unseeing her.

When she spotted Mia and he heard her harsh intake of breath, he said, “Our daughters have an uncanny resemblance.”

“There’s nothing uncanny about it,” Sienna chimed in. “You can tell they are twins just by looking at them.”

Twins. His insides twisted. No, it couldn’t be.

Kelsey lifted a hand to her mouth. “How? How? They are like carbon copies.”

A squeal and a scream quieted the entire room. The girls had discovered each other and had polar opposite reactions.

“She looks like me,” Mia said, clapping her hands. The other little girl wasn’t as delighted. In fact, to Zach, there was only one way to describe her face.

Terrified.

Excerpted from The Adoption Surprise by Zoey Marie Jackson, Copyright © 2022 by Zoey Marie Jackson Published by Harlequin Love Inspired 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Zoey Marie Jackson

Zoey Marie Jackson loves writing sweet romances. She is almost never without a book and reads across genres. Originally from Jamaica, West Indies, she has earned degrees from New York University, SUNY at Stony Brook, Teachers College Columbia University and Argosy University and has been an educator for over 20 years. Zoey loves interacting with her readers. You can connect with her at www.zoeymariejackson.com

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift card!

The Adoption Surprise JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight February 14, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on February 21, 2022. 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.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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6 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing the excerpt, sounds good.

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  2. Great excerpt, Zoey, The Adoption Surprise sounds like my kind of book and I like the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a spectacular day!

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  3. The excerpt has me hooked. Already I know that the girls may be identical twins, but their personalities are very different. The Adoption Surprise will be a wonderful read.

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