Tuesday, October 31, 2023

~ WEDNESDAY FEATURE DOCTOR'S CHRISTMAS DILEMMA ~

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~ WEDNESDAY BOOK FEATURE ~
--  'THE DOCTOR'S CHRISTMAS DILEMMA'  --
AUTHOR DANIELLE THORNE
 
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'The Doctor's Christmas Dilemma': An Uplifting Inspirational Romance by Danielle Thorne

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About 'The Doctor's Christmas Dilemma'

 

 The Doctor's Christmas Dilemma Inspirational Romance 
Setting - Georgia  
Love Inspired; Original Edition (October 24, 2023) 
Mass Market Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1335597018  
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1335597014 Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BV3479CT 
 
 

 

Home for the holidays… Or home for good? Once upon a time, Ben Cooper left his hometown to follow his dreams of becoming a big-city doctor. Now he’s back to run his father’s clinic and spend Christmas with his daughter, not to fall for McKenzie Price, the woman who broke his heart. But when McKenzie steps in to help Ben reconnect with his little girl, and old sparks begin to ignite, will Ben give up city life for a second chance at love?

 

From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.

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 MY REVIEW:

A heartfelt story of family, faith, and personal growth . . .

Surgeon Ben Cooper has returned to his hometown to fill in for his father at his medical office after his father's heart surgery. His mind is on his own career goals, but he serves his father's patients as best as he can. He faces challenges bonding with the town's residents who are reluctant to work with a physician other than the elder Dr. Cooper.

McKenzie Price, Ben's childhood best friend, is the supervisor, baker, and waitress extraordinaire at the Southern Fried Kudzu diner. It's been a long time since Mac and Ben have seen each other. Some life events have occurred that contributed to barriers being built between these once close friends.

Ben's six-year-old daughter from his first marriage, Megan, is friends with Mac's niece, Bailey, so Ben and Mac are thrown together in various social situations and they slowly become reacquainted. As the story progresses, both of them relax. They discover how much they regret the loss of their close bond when their friendship ended awkwardly many years ago.

Lifetime dreams, faith, readjusting priorities, and forgiveness are just a few of the themes that shine in this sweet story. The book is completely clean in language and content.

I received a copy of this book from the author through Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours. All of my opinions and thoughts shared here are solely my own.

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Derby Pie
 

It’s pie season!

While I love a good apple pie, one of my favorites growing up was my mother’s Derby Pie. It’s a chocolate nut pastry created in Kentucky in 1954 and passed on from generation to generation. This dessert tastes like a toasty chocolate chip cookie with the texture of pecan pie. It’s simple to make and an impressive dessert that is to die for when eaten warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.

Derby Pie

1 cup of sugar

½ cup of flour

2 beaten eggs

1 stick of melted butter

1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup of pecans

1 teaspoon of vanilla

Mix all ingredients and pour into an uncooked pie shell. Bake at 325 degrees for one hour.

--Danielle Thorne

 

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About Danielle Thorne

 

Danielle Thorne writes happily-ever-afters set in the South for Harlequin Love Inspired. A graduate of BYU-Idaho, she also writes stories about Regency ladies, pirates, and not-so-distressed damsels from her home south of Atlanta. Free time is filled with documentaries, too much yard work, and not enough travel. When not writing wholesome romances, Danielle hangs out with friends or chases cats. She enjoys the outdoors and serving in her church and community. Danielle's been married to the same fellow for thirty years, and has four sons, four bonus daughters, and twin grandbabies.

Author Links:

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE RUNNING TO ME ~

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SUSPENSE FEATURE ~
--  'RUNNING TO YOU'  -- 
AUTHOR ROBIN PATCHEN
 
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Welcome to the Takeover + Review Blitz for Running to You 

by Robin Patchen hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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About the Book

 

Running to You Title:   Running to You 
Series:  The Wright Heroes of Maine #1 
Author:   Robin Patchen 
Publisher:   JDO Publishing 
Release Date:   October 10, 2023 
Genre:   Christian Romantic Suspense

From a USA Today Bestselling author...

Sam never understood why Eliza left him five years ago, ghosting him without explanation. He’s avoided romance ever since, focusing on building his business. Money might not keep him warm at night, but it can sure buy a lot of blankets. 

Then Eliza shows up on his doorstep and throws herself into his arms. She can’t explain her bruises or the head injury that’s left her with no memories of the past five years, including their breakup. No matter how good it feels to hold her, though, there’s no way he’s getting sucked into romance again. 

He’ll deliver Eliza to her mother, and that will be that. But instead of finding her mom, they’re met by two attackers and barely escape alive. Despite the danger to his life and his heart, he can’t leave Eliza to fend for herself. 

Together, they embark on a journey to reconstruct her past while evading the men chasing her. As Sam and Eliza close in on the truth, their romance reignites, but her secret threatens to destroy them both. 

Prepare to be enthralled by this gripping story of amnesia, a second chance at love, and a secret baby. Running to You is an edge-of-your-seat Christian romantic suspense set in Maine that will keep you reading all night long. 
 
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EXCERPT:

Because when you do, you’ll leave me again.

Had he really said that? Out loud? Sam shoved food into his mouth, wishing there were a TV in this room. Anything to distract him from the woman by the fire. The way the flickering light danced on her sable-colored hair. The way her eyes, flashing in anger just a few minutes before, now held determination as she ate her dinner. As if she had to fight for every spoonful.

He wanted to fight for her. Fight like he’d never fought for anything. But he knew how that story ended. He might be willing to fight for her, but as soon as he didn’t measure up…

She’d be gone.

Easier to focus on things that couldn’t hurt him. Business associates. Casual girlfriends. Money, money, money. If business associates chose to work with someone else, who cared? If a casual girlfriend met the man of her dreams? Happy for you and have a nice life. Money was always there. Always the right size, always the right color.

Didn’t love him back, though.

All his pursuit of success and pleasure and money, and he was still alone. He’d even convinced himself he liked being alone.

And then Eliza had barreled back into his life and messed everything up.

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MY REVIEW:
 ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

A riveting story of suspense filled with depth, action, and faith . . .

Author Robin Patchen has created an extraordinary plot that will lead readers on a rich journey through an intricate mystery.

The main characters, Sam Wright and Eliza Pelletier, have not seen or talked to each other in five years when she unexpectedly arrives on his doorstep battered and incoherent. Sam's brother, Daniel—a medical doctor—soon discovers that Eliza has amnesia. She's basically lost five years of her life.

Both of the main characters are new Christians. I found the faith thread in this book to be realistic, sincere, and grounded in scripture. I respected both characters for the changes they were striving to make in their lives, and I enjoyed reading about their personal growth since they began their walks with God.

A highlight of the book for me was how the author deftly peels back layer after layer of the plot only doling out information to readers when she is good and ready. I love stories with that trait!

The last quarter of the book is extremely tense, and it closes with a rewarding ending. Readers of this genre will be thrilled at all of the twists and turns the author has included in her plot.

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

 
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PURCHASE LINKS:  Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Bookshop | BookBub

Also Available

Glimmer in the Darkness Tides of Duplicity Vengeance in the Mist


About the Author

Robin Patchen

 

Robin Patchen is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of Christian romantic suspense. She grew up in a small town in New Hampshire, the setting of her Nutfield Saga books, and then headed to Boston to earn a journalism degree. After college, working in marketing and public relations, she discovered how much she loathed the nine-to-five ball and chain. After relocating to the Southwest, she started writing her first novel while she homeschooled her three children. The novel was dreadful, but her passion for storytelling didn’t wane. Thankfully, as her children grew, so did her writing ability. Now that her kids are adults, she has more time to play with the lives of fictional heroes and heroines, wreaking havoc and working magic to give her characters happy endings. When she’s not writing, she’s editing or reading, proving that most of her life revolves around the twenty-six letters of the alphabet.

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


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(1) winner will receive hardcover copy of Running to You, a "Welcome to Nutfield" mug, and a $50 Amazon gift card!

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