Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Bound Heart


GIVEAWAY

CRANDALL, DAWN
THE BOUND HEART

One accidental kiss from Lawry Hampton. That was all it took to throw Meredyth Summercourt's world upside-down. Determined to marry the ever-elusive Vance Everstone, she simply doesn't have the time or the desire to fall for her best friend. But Vance is out of the country and Lawry is at her side nearly every day, teaching her what the world is like through the eyes of a little orphan girl named Wynn. Now Meredyth can't deny that what's holding her to Vance is nothing more than a desire to redeem herself from her past. Will she marry Vance once he returns from Europe? Or will she be strong enough to break free from the tangled web she's convinced she deserves, and accept that God's plan for her life includes redemption...and quite possibly, Lawry Hampton?

My Review:

I spent the entire read alternately wanting to hug and then throttle Meredyth Summercourt. We were both in quite a state by the end, let me tell you! Such an infuriatingly endearing heroine. She makes things so difficult for herself and consequently for Lawry. Such a swoonworthy hero. Attentive and funny -- and infinitely compassionate. Oh -- and patient. Well...for the most part. He endures a lot while Meredyth struggles with feelings of guilt and low self-esteem. Her path to redemption isn't an easy one. Great character growth -- partly due to Lawry's gentle but persistent prodding.

And, oh my goodness, clear off your fainting couch (if you're like me it's piled high with books,) You'll need it for the toe-curling kissing scenes. Even more so for the delectable almost kissing scenes! This book has an abundance of emotional highs and lows that kept my head spinning and my heart pounding for the entire duration. Awesome with sauce attached as in awesomesauce (yes, it's in the Oxford dictionary now) and aptly describes my feelings about The Bound Heart.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  The Bound Heart 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 5 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

50 comments:

  1. I'd love to win a copy of A Bound Heart. Thank you for your review. Kathyneely10ATgmailDOTcom

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

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  2. Any book described as awesomesauce is something I would like to read. Thanks for the chance! fancynoodle(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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    1. LOL -- isn't awesomesauce such a great word? So much more than just awesome. Good luck, Kirsten.

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  3. Oh, I agree with Kirsten! I want me some awesomesauce! BTW, your review was awesomesauce, too. Love that new word. :D

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Gotta love the evolving English language...at least some of the time. Good luck, Diana.

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  4. I already bought this on kindle, & can hardly wait to read it! I love the covers for all of the Everstone Chronicles!! Great review!

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    1. Thanks Becky. And yes, the covers are gorgeous and I love how they fit with each other.

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  5. Oh, I'd love to read one of Dawn's books, and this one sounds so good! Thanks for sharing with us! mylittlebirdie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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

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  6. Looks like a great book! Pretty cover too.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  7. Just become a fan of her books in the past year. Another good read.

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    1. Yes -- I waited way too long to get started on this series.

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  8. Thanks for the LOVELY review, Kav! And Thanks so much for having a giveaway! ❤️

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    1. You're welcome, Dawn. Thanks for writing such LOVELY book(s). :-)

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  9. I loved the first book in the series, but haven't, yet, moved on. Thanks for your great review! Oh my goodness--"awesomesauce" is really a word! I guess I'm out of touch. The only time I've ever heard it is in some advertisement on TV.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Yes -- apparently every year dictionary people get together and decide on a certain number of words that officially become vocabulary. Awesomesauce made the hit list last year. And I can totally see why. LOL Good luck, Kay.

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  10. Great review, Kav!! These books sound amazing. I love discovering "delectable" books, and even more so when I know there is a series to look forward to!
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. They definitely are -- it's a fantastic series. Good luck, Nicole.

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  11. I am so excited to read this book! Great review, Kav! betherin02 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. It's a book to be excited about. Good luck, Beth Erin.

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  12. I absolutely loved this book and would love to have a copy! Anyamay.photoATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Good luck Anya. It's definitely one you want on your keeper shelf.

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  13. I love her books! Would love to win this one! :)

    Lmedeirosrn(at) gmail(dot) com

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  14. I love this book! I practically have the whole book highlighted (digital copy), so would LOVE to win a print copy. Thanks for the giveaway!

    justcommonlyATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Oh yes -- you definitely need a print copy. No other way to go with this series. Good luck, Just Commonly.

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  15. Sounds like yummy romance! :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  16. I would love to win a copy of this book! :)
    lisaisabookworm at gmail dot com

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

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  17. Love the covers in this series!
    Thanks for the chance!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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  18. I would love to win this book. I am reading "The Hesitate Heiress" now and I need this one. Thanks for the opportunity!
    grandmama_brenda(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. A great series. I'm about to start the third book now. Good luck, Brenda.

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  19. Can't wait to read this next book in her series :)
    dkstevensne (at)outlook(.)com

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  20. This sounds so, so good! Thanks for the wonderful review. You've talked me into another book to add to my "want to read" list!

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Excellent -- I do love influencing want to read lists. :-) Good luck, Pam.

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  21. This book is right up my alley. I've added it to my want to read list.

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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  22. Awesomesauce! Your review convinced me that I must read this book (and the other two in the series). Win or lose this series is now on my TBR list. 😁
    dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  23. This whole series looks AMAZING!!! I can't wait to read what happens with Meredith and her dilemma between Lawry and Vance. I just love your vivid descriptions, Kav! Awesomesauce is the best one yet!!! :) ~Alison

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Count me in on this one for sure! Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're counted, Melanie. Good luck.

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  25. Sounds wonderful=) I've not read any of this series yet!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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