Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A Family for the Farmer

GIVEAWAY

BLOUNT, LAUREL
A FAMILY FOR THE FARMER

When she inherits her grandmother's farm, Emily Elliott must return to the small town she thought she'd permanently escaped. The citified single mom of twins must live on Goosefeather Farm for the summer...or lose it to neighbour and childhood friend Abel Whitlock. It's Abel's chance to own the land he's always wanted, but he won't do it at the expense of the girl he's never forgotten -- or her adorable twins. Instead, Abel will show Emily how to take care of the farm and its wayward animals. He has three months to fight for a lifetime with the family he loves.

My Review:

Oooeeee -- I've just discovered a new favourite Love Inspired author and this is her debut book! Love getting in on the start of an author's career.

 This is the kind of story that will put a smile on your lips and an anxious knot in your tummy. Lots of love and laughter and more than a wee bit of angst. Love the farm that comes complete with a few quirky animals. The sassy goose and kicking cow seem to think they rule the roost but they haven't bargained on a determined, if inexperienced, Emily.

Childhood summers spent on her grandma's farm avoiding work haven't prepared her for the daily grind of running a farm. Enter old friend Abel who does have the skills and is more than willing to pitch in and everything should  be just peachy, right? Nuh-uh! Emily's name should be found in the dictionary as the definition for stubborn. And she has this unrealistic penchant for doing everything all by herself. Trust no one is her motto. Clashing of wills, gnashing of teeth and two precocious preschoolers add to the mayhem.

A scrumptious read from start to finish. I'll definitely buy Laurel Blount's next book...and the next...and the next...

 GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Home to the Farmer 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 2 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

31 comments:

  1. Laurel was just on Seekerville talking about her debut book the other day. It got me excited for this one, though I'm not so sure about that goose...I've had nothing but trouble with them if I ever encounter them! Cantankerous critters, lol! But even still, a farm, some animals and clashing wills make for barrel full of fun :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Oh, I missed that day in Seekerville. :-( Must go check it out. It's a great story. Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. I am intrigued. Please enter me.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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    1. You're entered, Boos Mum. Good luck.

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  3. New author - now I need to check her out! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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  4. New author for me to add to my list. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. How will we ever keep up? Good luck, Kim.

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    2. One can only hope to live to be 100 at least we could make a dent in all the books still to read.

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  5. I'm always ready to read a Love Inspired book and this one sounds like a winner. Thank you for introducing me to another new author.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome. I love how this line supports new authors. Good luck, Pam.

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  6. Sounds like another good new author to follow! Thanks. Cathy. dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. Yes -- and she writes like this is her thirtieth book not her first. Good luck, Cathy.

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  7. TY for the chance. Sounds really good.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. Another new author to keep up with her new books. This one sounds great! Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. So many new ones to keep up with. Such a lovely dilemma for us readers! Good luck, Donna!

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  9. How wonderful for this debut author, to get such a glowing review!
    Dianna

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    1. It's a story worthy of a glowing review. :-) Good luck, Dianna.

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  10. Cute cover! I just found a new-to-me author that blew my socks off! Don't you just love that feeling?? 😁
    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Yes I do!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck, Diane.

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  11. Being a small town farm girl this book is definitely for me!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It definitely is -- and you have that in common with the author too. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  12. Yay! Yay! Yay! A new contemporary author to be excited about. Thanks, Kav. I'm so happy to have people like you to test the new author waters. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL -- glad to oblige. I really love her Laurel's style. Will definitely read what she writes next. Good luck, Terrill.

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    2. I just today picked up a LI book by a new author - "Her Texas Hero" by Kat Brookes. It also released in Sept. Her second book releases right away in Oct.

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    3. Wow -- two back to back? Must check her out. Let me know what you think!

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  14. Kav, chiming in belatedly to say thank you SO MUCH for this wonderful and beautifully written review of A Family for the Farmer--I plan to sleep with it under my pillow for weeks to come! I was made aware of it just before I headed into a statewide writing conference--when, as a newbie author, I definitely needed a confidence boost. Your kind encouragement meant so much

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