Monday, May 8, 2017

Carolina Dream

GIVEAWAY

MERRICK, REGINA RUDD
CAROLINA DREAM

Sarah Crawford wants more from life than to attend the wedding of her ex-fiance. An unexpected inheritance in South Carolina comes at the perfect time, just as Sarah is willing to use any excuse to get out of town.

When she meets potential business partner Jared Benton and discovers that a house is part of the inheritance, she is sure that God has been preparing her for this time through a recurring dream. But will a dream about an antebellum mansion, many rooms to be explored, and a man with dark brown eyes give her the confidence to take a leap of faith, leaving friends, family, and her job behind?

My Review:

A sweet, classic love story that's pure vintage Christian romance. Puts me in mind of a contemporary Janette Oke. And it's the romance that takes centre stage. Sarah and Jared's love story gently unfolds against the rich backdrop of an antebellum mansion in South Carolina. Loved the setting and the lure of an unexpected inheritance that brings Sarah to Litchfield Beach.,,and into Jared's arms!

He's all Southern charm and brown-eyed winks. What girl's pulse wouldn't stutter in his presence? By rights, Jared should be resentful of Sarah. She's usurped part of the business he holds so dear. But Jared is a godly man -- in fact all the characters are Christian in this novel -- and his penchant for seeking out the Lord in every aspect of his life goes a long way towards softening any resentment he might have otherwise nursed.

Sarah is just as devout and uses the time away from home to diligently seek the Lord's leading in her life. New opportunities await -- both professionally and personally. I love how both hero and heroine are secure in their faith, determined to seek divine guidance on each step of the journey that brings them together.

A sweet, contemporary romance from a debut author! And the first in the Southern Breeze series and I'm looking forward to more. Hoping it's Lucy's story next. (hint to the author.)

My thanks to the author for providing me with a opy of this book.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 Please note: this giveaway is in ebook format only

If you would like to enter to win a copy of Carolina Dream by Regina Rudd Merrick leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you leave your email address in your comment please make sure to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter via email, please make sure to type the title in the subject line so it's easy for me to see your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 14 2017. Offer open to International readers. Good luck!




32 comments:

  1. Looks like a good read. I put it on My Wish List. Thanks for sharing it with us. iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com :)

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  2. I love good love stories set in the South. Thank you for the review and a chance to win a copy.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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  3. OH, Kav, this sounds like a must read ! And I absolutely love the cover !!!! Thank you for sharing!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Isn't the cover beautiful?! Good luck, Melanie.

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  4. Please don't enter me as I just won a book & I don't want to be greedy. Even though books are about the only thing I am greedy about. I JUST CAN'T HELP MYSELF! I need to go to Books-aholic Anonymous! But since I don't want help, I don't think that'll work. lol Of course, I'll be reading this one in the future as it takes place in my own beautiful state of SC! :-) Thanks for the lovely review, Kav!!!

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    1. Seriously -- there is nothing wrong with being greedy over books. And, just to be clear, Thou Shalt Not Covet refers to everything BUT books. They are a class of their own. Bwahahahaha!

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    2. I'm so glad "though shalt not covet" doesn't refer to books. Or I might be in heaps of trouble! hehe

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  5. Yes my to read authors keeps growing but all the more fun stuff to read. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. oh this sounds like a great read
    quilting(dash)lady(at)Comcast(dot)net

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    1. Love a good dose of pure romance. Good luck, Lori.

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  7. Sounds like a fun read.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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  8. Carolina Dream sounds like the type of lovely romance that I love to read. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. 2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. It's a sweet and inspirational story. Good luck, Kay.

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  9. Would ❤️ to read. Thank you
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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

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  10. This is my kind of book and your review was great! Thanks, Kav.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  11. I always debut authors. Sounds like we have another good one to add to the list of authors to follow.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Isn't it fun to read debuts? Good luck, rubynreba.

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  12. Great review, KAV! I'd love to read this one.
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  13. I will have to bow out also because I too won this book. I can't wait to read it. Congratulations to the winner.
    Happy Reading.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Fantastic!!!! You'll enjoy it, I'm sure!

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  14. This sounds like another great book! Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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

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