Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Where Two Hearts Meet

GIVEAWAY

JOHNSON, LIZ
WHERE TWO HEARTS MEET

In her kitchen at Rose's Red Door Inn, executive chef Caden Holt is calm, collected and competent. But when her boss asks her to show off their beautiful island to impress a visiting travel writer and save the inn, Caden is forced to face a world much bigger than her kitchen - and a man who makes her wish she was beautiful.

Journalist Adam Jacobs is forced is on a forced sabbatical on Prince Edward Island. He's also on assignment to uncover a story. Instead he's falling in  love with the island's red shore and Caden's sweets.

When Caden discovers Adam isn't who she thought he was, she realizes that the article he's writing could do more than ruin the inn's chance for survival -- it might almost break her heart.

My Review:

Be still my Anne-girl lovin' heart -- we're back on Prince Edward Island and at the Red Door Inn! Ever since I read book one in the Prince Edward Island Dreams I've been anticipating the release of this one. You don't need to read The Red Door Inn before diving into this but it's so awesomely good I don't see why you wouldn't. :-)

I think what stands out the most for me is Caden's vulnerability. A talented chef, she pours her heart into every culinary creation. Hard to imagine that she's actually hiding a load of insecurities that stem from an awkward childhood and adolescence in a small town.  And most of her friends and neighbours have a tendency to pigeon-hole her as gauche, frumpy and easily-overlooked. They made my blood boil!

Cue the handsome, mysterious and attractively rumpled Adam. He sees Caden with fresh eyes and there are so many jumping-out-of-your-skin nervy scenes where Caden can't believe Adam might be interested. Her self-talk is hysterical and poignant all at the same time. I tell you my tummy was in knots on her behalf the whole read.

Johnson has created a host of secondary characters that enrich the story. So many layers and parallels -- very true to life. But tensions rise as complications ensue and I was on tenterhooks to the very end. And sweet bliss, there's still book three's summer 2017 release to anticipate. I can hardly wait.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Where Two Hearts Meet please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email addres, 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!

32 comments:

  1. Not read, but heard a lot of great things about these books set in the Prince Edward Islands & about this author. Though I don't read a lot of contemporary, I'm curious to see what all the fuss is about with these stories :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. You've probably read some of her Love Inspired Suspense though. I'm loving this contemporary romance series and PEI -- need I say more? Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. Looks like a really good book. Thanks for sharing it with us and for the chance to win a copy. iamabho (@) gmail dot com

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

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  3. Great review, Kav. Liz Johnson is a new-to-me author. Thank you for the chance.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  4. Another new author for me to explore. Thanks for your review, Kav.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. You'll enjoy her books, Diane. Good luck.

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  5. YAY YAY I read the first book in this series and am very anxious to read this one! THANKS, Kav, for your giveaway.
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. I love this series too. And PEI!!!!!! And angst and romance!!!! And snarky people you want to smack upside the head. And toe-curling romance. Sigh. This one has it all. Good luck, Jackie.

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  6. New author for me. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Where Two Hearts Meet sounds wonderful! Please add me, Kav.
    Worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Hey, Mary. Was thinking about you the other day. Glad to see you dropping by. Good luck!

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  8. Oh, wow! Kav, this sounds like a must read, for sure! Thank you for your great review.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck!

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  9. I love the idea that Adam sees Caden with fresh eyes. I think that sometimes we can be boxed in by those who are familiar with us and it sounds like Caden had that problem. I loved your review Kav. Thanks for the giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. Yes -- exactly right. People in the small town see Caden in one way only and just take it for granted that she'll never change, when really it's their narrow-mindedness that hasn't changed! Good luck, Loraine.

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  10. Life in a small town can be like living under a microscope. It's nice when someone can see beyond the rumors and memories.
    Dianna G (dedezoomsalot at yahoo dot com)

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    1. Yes -- sometimes a church community can be like that as well. Good luck, Dianna.

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  11. I loved The Red Door Inn so this book is definitely on my wish list. Can't wait to read it. Thanks so much for the review!
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. You'll love this one just as much, Pam. Good luck.

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  12. When I lived in Montreal, a popular vacation destination for many friends was PEI. I never made it during our time there, but it continues to be a place I want to visit. This series might be as close as I can get for awhile. Haha. tlhcoupon@hotmail

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    1. I'm yearning to visit PEI as well. Have been fascinated by it since reading Anne of Green Gables when I was a kid. Good luck, Terrill.

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  13. I recently won a copy of this somewhere else , so don't enter me . Just need to track down a copy of book one now.

    Glad to hear it is a good read=)

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    1. It's fantastic. And you'll love Red Door Inn as well.

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  14. I have read some of her Love Inspired books and would love to read this.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I am loving this venture outside of Love Inspired...though I love those books by her as well. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  15. I love this cover and your review! I'm looking forward to reading all of these books. I've not read the first one yet, so it looks like I need to get busy reading. Thanks for another great review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. It's an awesome series! Good luck, Donna.

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  16. This series sounds so good and it's set in Canada :D What more could you wish for? ;)

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. I know -- it's perfect. Good luck, Samantha.

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