Friday, November 24, 2017

Would Be Mistletoe Wife

GIVEAWAY
JOHNSON, CHRISTINE
WOULD BE MISTLETOE WIFE

Mistletoe Match

Worried she might lose her teaching job if funding is cut for her boarding school, widow Louise Smythe must consider marriage. But the only perspective groom in town is lighthouse keeper Jesse Hammond, and he wants children -- something she may never be able to provide. While Jesse waits for the ideal woman to make this wife, though, Louise can't help but long for something more than friendship.

If he wants to be promoted to head lighthouse keeper, Jesse needs to find a wife suited to his rustic lifestyle. But as he and Louise partner to give the town's homeless orphans a joyous holiday, he's drawn to the petite woman. Will the light of Christmas finally inspire them to trust in each other's hearts?

Boom Town Brides : taking a leap of faith for love

My Review:

If ever there were two people so aptly suited for one another but think they aren't...well, that would be Louise and Jesse. I might have bald spots on my scalp from tearing my hair out. Jesse so focused on planning for an ideal future that he doesn't recognize the beginning of his future is right in front of him. And Louise has turned inward, nursing the hurts from her previous marriage while striving to make a new life for herself in the shadow of a heartbreaking secret. To say these two clash would be an understatement but they challenge each other too. And there's never a dull moment when they are together. Which seems to happen a lot thanks to some not so subtle matchmaking.

And then Jesse turns into a dunderhead. There's no other way to describe it! I gave him a tongue-lashing that would blister a sailor's ears but Jesse paid me no mind. Argh! It's lucky I wasn't physically there or I would have smacked him up side the head with a cast iron frying pan. Stubborn, foolish man. Gah! No need to despair though. The author manages to wrestle him under control and melted my heart at the same time. If you like a healthy dose of angst with your sweet and tender romance then this is definitely the book for you.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Would Be Mistletoe Wife, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 26 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

25 comments:

  1. I always enjoy your reviews Kav! It's like sitting in a movie theater munching on a huge bowl of popcorn watching the action on the big screen :-) You never fail to paint a picture in my head...and elicit laughter, especially when you get your gander up with the characters!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Bwahahaha! But, seriously, Jesse would try the patience of a saint. Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. Haha I will wear my hat when reading then. LOL Thanks for the chance, this sounds like a fun read.
    iamabho ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Good plan, Linda! Wish I had thought of that. Good luck, Linda.

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  3. I just received my last win this morning in the mail and here's another one just like it. Just a different author. count me in again, Kav. We proved its possible. becci43atgmaildotcom

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    1. Oh wow, that's encouraging! I'm off to order some books at last. :-) Good luck, Becky.

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  4. Not entering because I just won, BUT WOW! This looks so special! I'm going to go and get it. Thanks Kav!

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    1. You can't go wrong with Christine Johnson!

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  5. Just in time for Christmas! Thanks for the chance! paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. Yes -- and it's getting close. Good luck, Paula.

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  6. Love your reviews. Sounds good.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. I've enjoyed Christine's books in the past so, of course, I want to read this one as well. Love a LI Historical with a Christmas setting. Thanks for your intertaining review!!
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. She is a great storyteller for sure. Good luck, Pam.

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  8. I absolutely love Christmas books. WOULD BE MISTLETOE WIFE sounds like it would fill that bill plus some. Thanks for your review. I laughed when I saw your comment about Jesse turning into a dunderhead. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. You won't be laughing when you read about Jesse. Dunderhead is too kind a description. :-) Good luck, Kay.

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  9. I'm glad that you and Christine got Jesse straightened out so I don't have to. This sounds like a great story! Thanks for your review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Bwahahaha! That poor man has probably been purse whomped by multiple readers already. Good luck, Donna.

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  10. LI Historical, Lighthouse and Christmas? Count me in. Thank you for the review and chance to win Kav!

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Yeah, the lighthouse is the icing on the cake. Good luck, Cindy.

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  11. I have read some of Christine's books and enjoyed them, this also looks like one I'd enjoy. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. She's a gifted storyteller. Good luck, Wendy.

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  12. I don't usually read the Love Inspired books for some reason. Holiday books are a joy, though, so I might need to try this one!
    Dianna

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    1. Definitely a great way to read in the season. Good luck, Dianna.

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