Monday, December 26, 2016

Collision of the Heart

GIVEAWAY

EAKES, LAURIE ALICE
COLLISION OF THE HEART

Mia Roper isn’t a typical nineteenth-century woman. Refusing to pass up the hard-won opportunity to prove herself as a journalist, she left Hillsdale, Michigan, hoping in vain that Ayden Goswell would follow her to Boston.

When the train bringing her back for her first major story crashes in a snowstorm outside town, Mia is stranded. Not even the survival of a fellow passenger, a toddler, can ease her heart’s sudden ache at seeing Ayden, now a history professor at the local college, courting someone else.

Ayden’s never gotten over the fact that the most fascinating woman he ever met chose her career over marriage…and he let her go. But marrying the department director’s daughter could at least guarantee him a permanent job. It’s a satisfactory arrangement, yet his kind, pretty bride-to-be has one simple flaw: she’s not Mia.

As soon as the trains are running, Mia will be leaving again, unless she and Ayden can reconcile ambition and love—and take a leap of faith together.


My Review:

I never wanted to knock two heads together more in my life. LOL Don't you just love frustrating characters? Mia and Ayden are at polar opposite ends of a critical issue and neither will budge. And the thing is, I totally got both sides and I didn't know what the right outcome should be. But it sure was fun watching them butt heads while secretly yearning to rekindle their romance. Love the tension -- the sense of desperation as they both struggle to merge the past and the present. Delicious, page-turning frenzy kind of stuff. And some of the best barbed comments between the covers of a book! Add in an intriguing mystery and a spark of danger and you get an incredibly captivating read.

Please note: This book was originally published as The Professor's Heart by Heartsong Presents -- a book club selection of Barbour Publishing. Since it wasn't available to the general public, the author has republished it as Collision of the Heart which is the perfect descriptor for this story.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Collision of the 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 January 1 2017. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

51 comments:

  1. This sounds really good. I've read of it before and thought I'd like to read it.
    Elly -Indiana-

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    1. It's an awesome story, Elly. Good luck.

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  2. The characters sounds great, hope to get a chance to read it.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  3. Good Morning, Kav

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    'Collision Of the Heart' sounds like the perfect book to curl up with along with a hot cup of tea and a warm blanket.

    dandtdearing {at} earthlink {dot} net

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    1. I had a great Christmas, Tammi. And yes, this book is the perfect companion for a cold winter day. It's gray, gray, gray here and the freezing rain has started so I think I'll wile away some hours in a good book like this one. :-) Good luck, Tammi.

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  4. I to have heard good things on this one, must be meant to be. I am currently reading The Guide of TIme by Cinzia de Santis and love it! I recommend, it's a little Sci Fi, but reads fantastic.

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    1. Thanks for the book recommendation, Becky. I'll have to check that out. Good luck.

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  5. Sounds like a good one, Kav! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy 2017!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  6. Sounds like an amazing tead. Would enjoy reading. Happy New Year!
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Her books are amazing. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. I adore her books as well. And she has a lot coming out close together. Woot! Good luck, Mindy.

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  8. Looks like a great book. Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy. iamabho (@) gmail (.) com

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  9. Sounds like a great book. I would love to read it.

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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  10. I've heard her books are good, thanks for the chance to find out for myself!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Oohhh..you haven't read anything by Laurie Alice Eakes? I love her Regencies in particular. Good luck, Trixi.

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  11. I can see how you'd be frustrated with the characters. I felt the same way, just reading the summary! Anytime they start thinking about the one that got away, it's not a good sign.

    Dianna G. (dedezoomsalot at yahoo dot com)

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    1. Don't you love getting all gnarly over stubborn heroes and heroines? LOL Good luck, Dianna.

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  12. Love this cover!! Would love to win this print copy. Have a wonderful week, Kav! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. It's an enticing cover, isn't it? Good luck, Kathleen.

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  13. Your review makes me want to read this one asap. It sounds like a great one to read on a cold day. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Yes and you need to bundle up while you read because there are some chilly scenes. Good luck, Donna.

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  14. KAV, thank you for the awesome review! I've been wanting to read this one for a while.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. You'll love it when you get a chance. Good luck, Caryl.

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  15. I absolutely LOVE this cover and am so looking forward to reading this book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy!

    wfnren at aol dot com

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

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  16. Love your review, Kav. I love the cover almost as much! Thank you for the chance to win. YOU ROCK, Miss K!

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  17. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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

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  18. Love her books. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Our Church Library readers love her books. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I can well imagine the kind of hit she is in a church library. Good luck, Janet.

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  20. I so enjoy reading Laurie's books.
    Karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Isn't she awesome? Good luck, Karen.

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  21. I so enjoy reading Laurie's books.
    Karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. This one has been on my wishlist for awhile.
    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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  23. Laurie Alice has quite a few books out it looks like, but i think i've only read the first book in her Midwives series. Thanks for featuring another of her books. Sounds like quite a dilemma these two face.

    Pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I love her writing -- especially her Regencies. Good luck, Patty.

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  24. We've got some cold days coming up and I'd love to cuddle up with this book. Sounds good!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. The perfect companion for a cold day. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  25. I have read some of the Midwives Series, and your review certainly piques my interest for this release, too...a different type setting and story line but still a strong and more independent female character. Thanks! dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. I love these strong, independent heroines! Good luck, CC.

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