Friday, October 10, 2014

Married by Christmas

GIVEAWAY

KIRST, KAREN
MARRIED BY CHRISTMAS

An inconvenient wedding 

Wherever Caleb O'Malley goes, trouble follows, and trouble is the last thing Rebecca Thurston needs. But when Caleb appears—gravely wounded—at Rebecca's Smoky Mountain cabin, she can't turn him away. His life depends on her kindness, but she never anticipated it would lead to an unwanted proposal.

Caleb never forgave himself for the accident that ended Rebecca's engagement and destroyed her life. He doesn't want to hurt her again. But after a week recuperating at her cabin, there is only one way for Caleb to protect both their reputations from scandal. Neither of them wants to tie the knot, but as Rebecca and Caleb spend time together, will they find there's more to their marriage than convenience?

Smoky Mountain Matches: Dreams of home and family come true in the Smoky Mountains

My Review:

A sweet romance with an element of danger makes this marriage of convenience story a must read. The gripping opening scene had me hooked. Kirst doesn't let up on the obstacles stacked between Caleb and Rebecca and their happily ever after. I particularly liked reading about Rebecca's spiritual journey. She has been harboring blame and bitterness for way too long and watching her release them bit by bit throughout the story made for a wonderful inspirational thread. Great character growth brings about change and the ability to deal with the past which finally frees both Caleb and Rebecca to share in a future of hope.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Married by Christmas please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 12 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

My thanks to Harlequin and Net Galley for a review copy of this book.

16 comments:

  1. A sweet romance is always enjoyable to read.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. This one sure is. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  2. This one looks interesting! I love Christmas stories :)
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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  3. I love Christmas stories! I'm glad you said there's an element of danger. That makes it sound exciting :)

    homesteading[at]charter[dot]net

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    1. It's definitely an exciting read. Good luck, Anne.

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  4. Christmas stories are some of my favorites!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Me too -- 'tis the season! Good luck, Melanie.

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  5. I've been loving the Smokey Mt. books and this sounds too good to miss! Thanks for a chance to win it. :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. I've only read one other one, but I loved it too. Guess I need to catch up. Good luck, Merry!

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  6. This sounds like a great book! I can not wait to read it.

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  7. I really like Karen Kirst stories. Drop my name in the hat.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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  8. This book sounds SO good. It is definitely one I want to read. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    Brittany McEuen
    kbmceuen@yahoo.com

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  9. Hello again. Running late tonight so better hurry. Please put my name in. Book sounds good. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  10. I always love a mail order bride or marriage of convenience story, and a Christmas one to boot, how great is that!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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