Monday, June 15, 2015

Family of Her Dreams

GIVEAWAY

GWYN, KELI
FAMILY OF HER DREAMS

A Family to Cherish 

Headstrong Tess Grimsby loves her new job caring for the children of a recently widowed man. But she never imagined that she’d fall for her handsome employer. Yet Spencer Abbott is as caring as he is attractive, and Tess can’t help but feel for him and his family. Though, for the sake of her job, she’ll keep any emotions about her boss to herself.

Between his stationmaster responsibilities in a Gold-Rush town and trying to put his family back together, Spencer has his hands full. He soon finds his new hire’s kind personality warming his frosty exterior. But could he ever admit to seeing her as more than just an employee?
 
My Review:
 
 This is definitely a case where you can judge a book by its cover. I love the motion depicted in the illustration -- and the scene perfectly fits the mood of the story. It's a wonderful celebration of dreams -- both the kind you yearn for and the kind that, unfortunately, need to be relinquished to bittersweet memories.
  
Poor Spencer is a grappling with grief in true manly fashion -- that is keep his head down and ignore it. Not an advisable way of coping -- especially for his young children. He hires a housekeeper in the hopes of regaining some order in his life. Cue the gregarious, outspoken Tess. Not quite the gentle, docile woman he was envisioning would bring harmony back to his home. But sometimes God has plans that are greater (and better) than our own.
  
Loved that this story takes place over months -- the reader gets to see a realistic progression of Tess and Spencer's developing friendship. Not to mention Tess's slow wooing of Spencer's surly young son. That boy is carrying a world of hurt on his little shoulders and her love and patience make a profound difference.
 
There are a few really touching story threads that brought a thrill to my romance-loving heart. And humour and action and a dark moment that had my heart sinking down to my toes. In short -- the perfection combination for an enthralling read.
  
GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Family of Her Dreams 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 June 21 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review, I enjoyed reading it & I definitely want to read Keli's book! thank you for the giveaway :)
    dkstevensne AToutlookDoTC OM

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    1. It's such a good story, Deanna. Good luck.

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  2. First, hi to you, Kav.
    I would love to have Keli's new book, Family of Her Dreams to read! God's best. Thank you for this giveaway, Kav. Blessings, Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. Hi back at you, Kathleen. You'll love Keli's book! Good luck!

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  3. Would love to be entered! Thanks, Kav!
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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

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  4. Sounds like the kind of emotional story line I love to read - can't wait to read "Family of Her Dreams"!! Congrats to Keli!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's a great story. Good luck, Bonnie.

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  5. Since the cover fits the story, I'm hooked on wanting to read this!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Love when that happens. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  6. These Love Inspired books are such a fun read.
    Books with babies and children always get to me since I'm a Mom of 12. I know I would love to read this. Thanks for the opportunity !
    Deanne Patterson
    Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Wow -- 12?! You are blessed, Deanne and definitely deserve to be swept away into a fictional world occasionally. Good luck.

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  7. Thanks for the review and giveaway. Please enter me. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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

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  8. Sounds interesting and I love the front cover too. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It invites you to open the book and start reading. Good luck, Becky.

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  9. thanks for the opportunity to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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

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  10. Hi Kav. Love this cover and it sounds good. I read this kind of books in the past a lot. Would love to win it. Thanks for the giveaway. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. The Love Inspired line is wonderful. Good luck, Maxie.

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  11. Oooo I've been hearing great things about this book, but your review has made my decision for me. I definitely need to read it! carriemschmidt (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Yeppers, you do. And lucky us, Keli has another book due out in early 2016. Good luck, Carrie.

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