Tuesday, September 20, 2022


~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight + Excerpt,
Author Bio, 5-Star Review & Giveaway~

His Small Town Dream JustRead Blog + Review Tour 


Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for His Small Town Dream by Tara Randel, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!





His Small Town Dream Title:   His Small Town Dream 
Series:   The Golden Matchmakers Club #3 
Author:   Tara Randel 
Publisher:   Harlequin Heartwarming 
Release Date:   August 23, 2022 
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Sweet/Clean)

This city girl…

Could be his perfect match! 
Adam Wright is ready to stop nursing his broken heart and give in to his family’s matchmaking. He knows lively marketing exec Carrie Mitchell wants to return to New York, but he’s showing her all small-town Golden has to offer…including himself. When his ex-fiancΓ©e arrives, it could scare Carrie away, or it may be a chance to heal past hurts…and share his small-town dream with her!

“The only way to get over your fear is to meet it.”

He brought her to Maggie, hoping Carrie would remember the animal.

She pushed her sunglasses on top of her head as she started walking again. “I’m not afraid. I just don’t know what to expect.”

“Hold on.” Adam strode to the office and reemerged with his hands full. When he got closer, he let her take a peek.

“Baby carrots and cut-up apples?”


He dropped a few carrots in her hand. “Just let the horse smell them and she’ll take it from there.”

“I don’t know.”

He held out the apple pieces for the horse. When Maggie devoured them, he turned toward Carrie. “Like I said, Maggie knows what to do.”

A bit tentatively, Carrie approached, holding out her hand. Adam stood close, hoping to give her some confidence. Maggie did the rest.

Carrie pulled her hand back. “Oh, wow, that tickles.”

“Not so bad, huh?”

She smiled at him and his chest constricted.

“Can I try it again?”

He handed her a few more carrots. Again, she approached the horse and laughed when Maggie took the snack.

“Before you know it, you’ll be a pro,” he predicted.

“I’m really not sure small-town life is for me...”

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Tara Randel

Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. Family values, a bit of mystery and, of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. She writes for multiple genres, including romance, mystery and Women’s fiction.

Connect with Tara by visiting tararandel.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates. 

A story about navigating through past mistakes and regrets to discover a bright future where it was least expected . . .

Adam Wright is a brilliant, successful financial executive who has returned to his small hometown of Golden, Georgia, to run his family's adventure business after living in New York for several years.

Carrie Mitchell is an outgoing, energetic marketing executive who moved to Golden, Georgia, to work for their Chamber of Commerce. She grew up in New York City, so the slow pace and friendly atmosphere of Golden is quite an adjustment for her. Her roommate is her college friend, Serena.

Adam and Carrie are introduced by mutual friends at a gathering. They begin meeting each morning when they are in line for coffee at their favorite shop. Engaging quiet, reserved Adam in conversation is a challenge for the extroverted, bubbly Carrie.

As time goes by their friendship grows, and they begin to communicate on a deeper level. Once they get past formalities and begin feeling more comfortable around each other, it's apparent that they could have something special together if they can just move past their core issues and the traumatic events in their pasts.

One of the themes that drew me into this story was the respect and kindness Adam shows toward Carrie and the other people in his life. He is essentially a stand-up guy who is dealing with heartache and disappointment. It turns out he has a great sense of humor and a heart of gold. He becomes Carrie's encourager, and with his support she takes risks and tries things she was previously fearful of attempting such as horseback riding.

Carrie is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to promoting the town of Golden as a vacation destination along creating new events in Golden. She is a self-proclaimed workaholic and overachiever. Personally, she is recovering from a bad situation in New York which damaged her self-esteem and positive attitude about her future.

When Adam and Carrie are ambushed by individuals from their respective pasts, they join together to heal. In the process, they find what they've been looking for all along—true, unconditional love, and a dream for a brighter tomorrow.

This is one of my favorite clean, wholesome romance reads of this year! The story is completely clean in language and content. Highly recommended!

I received a copy of this book from the author through JustRead Publicity Tours. All of my thoughts and opinions shared here are solely my own.




(1) winner will receive an autographed print copy of Stealing Her Best Friend’s Heart and Her Christmastime Family, a festive fall mug and towel, and a $25 Amazon Gift Card. (1) additional winner will receive a $10 Amazon e-Gift Card.

His Small Town Dream JustRead Giveaway

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  1. Thanks so much for the lovely review! So happy to be here today.

  2. Thank you for the excellent review.

  3. wonderful review! Thanks so much for being on the tour :)

  4. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of His Small Town Dream, I love the cover and synopsis and I am looking forward to reading this story myself

  5. This sounds like a very good read.

  6. I enjoyed this excerpt, thank you for sharing

  7. Fantastic excerpt, His Small Town Dream sounds like a book that I really want to read!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have an awesome weekend!