Monday, March 23, 2015

Paper Hearts

GIVEAWAY

COURTNEY WALSH
PAPER HEARTS

Abigail Pressman would never have guessed that love notes penned on paper hearts by an anonymous couple could restore her belief in love. As a business owner in a quaint town at the base of the Rockies, she’s poured everything into dreams of expansion . . . and resisting the matchmaking efforts of the Valentine Volunteers, who gather in her store to continue Loves Park’s tradition of stamping mail with the city’s romantic postmark.

When Abigail is unwillingly drafted into the Volunteers, she encounters the paper hearts, a distraction that couldn’t come at a worse time. A hard-to-read doctor has become Abigail’s new landlord, and he’s threatening to end her lease to expand his practice.

As she fights a growing attraction to this handsome man crushing her dreams, Abigail is inspired to string the hearts in her store, sparking a citywide infatuation with the artsy trend. But when a new batch of hearts reaches the Volunteers, it appears something tragic has happened to the couple. Will uncovering their story confirm Abigail’s doubts about love, or could it rescue her dreams . . . and her heart?

My Review:

Kind of quirky, sometimes funny and deeply moving. Jacob and Abigail's love story starts out slow and is burdened by plenty of dire situations that keep getting in their way. But that's okay, because they both have some things to work out so that when the right time finally comes they'll have grown enough to realize it.

I enjoyed the town and it's crazy inhabitants -- especially the Valentine Volunteers, even if their antiquated ideas made my blood boil. This story pulled my emotions every which way. From exasperation to frustration to swooning delight. But beware single readers -- there's a lot of 'woe is me, I'm not married' and 'woe is you, you're not married' stuff at the beginning. No worries, just go with the flow and you'll soon be just as enamoured with this story as I was.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Paper Hearts 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 March 29 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

42 comments:

  1. Great review! I have heard nothing but good things about this book and I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the chance to win!
    gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Abbi! You're in the draw. Good luck.

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  2. I have been looking forward to reading this ever since I watched Courtney's youtube video on it. Thanks for the review and giveaway! momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. Oh -- there's a book trailer? Must check it out. Good luck, Loraine.

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  3. I have a thing for hearts, paper or otherwise, so this sounds interesting. :) Please add me, Kav!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh, Merry, you'd love this book then. The paper hearts story thread is breathtakingly beautiful. We should all do it. Good luck.

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  4. Since I've been in love for 22 years, this should sound familiar to me. Love always has its ups and downs.
    melissa(d0t)snoopy(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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    1. And there's even ups and downs before you declare your love, right? As in the case of this hero and heroine. Good luck, Melissa.

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  5. Ohhhh ... need to read this one now. Love your honest review. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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  6. I would love to read this one, Kav! Love stories are some of the best reads.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. I'm in love with romance as well, Melanie. Especially when it's in-your-face-real like this one. Good luck.

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  7. I love Courtney's books and hope to read this one soon.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Amy, this is the first book I've read by her, but it won't be my list. I really enjoying her storytelling style. Good luck.

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  8. I haven't read this author yet but the cover is amazing! I can't wait to read it!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. And the cover is so different from the other book covers out there. Makes you look twice. Good luck, Heidi.

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  9. I've been wanting to read this for a while now, thanks for the opportunity! :)
    rosebudsinjune at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Deborah. Good luck.

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  10. I enjoyed your review of Paper Hearts. I've read quite a few positive reviews for this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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  11. would love to read this novel, kav...thanks for the chance :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  12. I always appreciate your reviews, Kav. This one sounds interesting. thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. This sounds like such a great story. I look forward to reading it. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Jennybug52 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. You're welcome, Jennifer. Good luck.

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    2. Your choices in books are so good, Kav. Has anyone told you lately that YOU ROCK?!!! YOU DO!!!! Thanks for the chance to win Paper Hearts. I loved your review
      MitziUNDERSCOREwanhamATyahooDOTcom

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    3. Thanks, Marianne. I love finding and sharing great books. Good luck.

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  14. Very cute cover! I am not familiar with Courtney's writing, but have been enjoying good bit of contemporary fiction recently.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. There's a lot of contemp fiction out there now. Great variety for us readers. Good luck, Patty.

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  15. This one sounds like a great read! Would love to be entered. Thanks!!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. You're entered, Charity. Good luck.

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  16. Please drop my name in the hat! Thanks for the giveaway!

    writer_weaverATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Consider yourself dropped, Anna (gently!) Good luck.

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  17. We visited the Rockies last fall - such a beautiful place! I'd enjoy reading this book and about the crazy inhabitants!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Good luck, rubynreba. The crazy characters are a hoot, for sure.

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  18. Hello Kav, thanks for another of your good reviews. I would love the chance to win. Thanks, Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  19. THIS!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL -- you make me laugh, Janka. Good luck.

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  20. I keep seeing great reviews of the book. I am looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mo1202007ATyahooDOTcom

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    1. The paper hearts angle alone is worth the read. Good luck, Melissa.

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