Friday, October 9, 2015

Mending Hearts {+ Giveaway}

Mending Hearts by Kimberly KreyI’m delighted today to be participating in author Kimberly Krey’s I Am A Reader Blog Tour for her release, MENDING HEARTS: Logan’s Story, A Companion to the Sweet Montana Bride Series (Second Chances, Volume 2).

As part of the tour, Kimberly is sharing an excerpt with us from her book and offering an awesome giveaway. Please see the end of the post for more details on the giveaway. 

First, here’s a brief synopsis of MENDING HEARTS:

        Logan and Candice, on the verge of divorce, decide to give their marriage one last try. But will they be able to get past the issues holding them back?
        Candice is through with married life and all it entailed: infertility, an adoption gone wrong, and the death of her husband’s twin brother. Now that they’ve been separated for nearly a year, Candice is finally ready to set Logan free. But when he steps back into her life, Candice begins to have second thoughts. Even though she hasn’t fully healed from the heartache she endured over their married years, she can't fathom the thought of losing him a second time. Can Candice let go of past hurts and give Logan a second chance, or will her fears keep them apart?
        Logan has spent the months of separation giving Candice the space she needed. But when he discovers that Candice is about to file for a divorce, he decides he better take action quick. He didn’t spend the best years of his life with this woman, only to let her slip away. Yet just when the opportunity comes again – his chance to finally make things right – an entirely new force threatens to tear them apart. Will opposition keep the heart-broken couple from getting back together or will they have the strength to break through the barriers, no matter what their future might bring?
MENDING HEARTS is available at Amazon.

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Now for the excerpt ……….

      The door creaked to a slow close, and Candice looked up to see their extra guest. Tall, dark, and completely unexpected, Logan stood at the entryway. Her eyes grew wide. If seeing her nephew flirt with his cousin had surprised Candice, the sight of her husband was an outright shock.
      Logan offered an awkward wave and timid smile while tiny cracks formed trails into Candice’s heart. Trails that would lead her right back to places she’d already been. Spots she had chosen to leave behind.
      The kids rushed over to greet him. But Candice stood rooted in place, her splintered heart picking up pace, working to piece itself back together again. When she could no longer take it, Candice darted out of the room and through the kitchen. A roomful of family caught in their own world. Completely unaware.
      “Mom.” The word was weak on her tongue.
      Marge turned to look at her. The room stilled.
      Candice’s eyes locked on her mother’s. Pale. Blue. Questioning.
      She wanted to explain that she’d ruined everything Candice had worked toward over the last year. That, in one careless move, she’d ripped the healing scabs from her heart. Candice folded her arms, her hands feeling cold and numb, and forced out the only thing that would come to her lips. “What in the world are you trying to do?”


For more on this charming book, follow Kimberly on her virtual book tour. Just click on the Blog Tour Schedule for more sites to visit.

For those not familiar with the author, here’s a bit of background on her in her own words.

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Author Kimberly Krey
Author Kimberly Krey Writing Romance That's Clean Without Losing the Steam! I'm a reader of good, clean romance, a lover of family time and Diet Coke, and the ultimate hater of laundry. 

I'm not patient enough to enjoy yoga, or tall enough to be great at basketball, but I do love to run - anywhere but on a treadmill. I love the sound of a rainstorm when I have no place to go, the feel of Soft Lips Chap Stick on my lips, and the first peek of blue water as we round the mountains toward our favorite getaway in Bear Lake.

For more on Kimberly and her writing, visit her website and blog. You can also connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.


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This blog tour giveaway is for a $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash. The giveaway ends Oct. 26 and is open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or PayPal Cash.

Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient.

Thanks so much for stopping by today during Kimberly’s visit. Do you believe in second chances?

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  1. Time apart is never good for a marriage. They'll have to really work at it.
    Thanks for posting the badge for the South Carolina flood victims, Mason.

  2. Sounds like a great story! I was distracted by the book banners she did...I just contacted a designer to get some done for my books, so now that's all I see!

  3. Interesting approach to a romance, and it sounds realistic. I like that aspect a lot. Thanks, Mason.

  4. Kimberly, thanks for including TIP in your tour. Wishing you much success.

    Hi all, thanks for stopping by. Alex, glad to help out anyway I can. Appreciate the link and logo.

  5. Marriages/relationships do require work. Ongoing work. From both parties.
    Thanks for this interesting snippet.

  6. aww, i hope they get back together!

    and thanks for stopping by my simulation blog tour at Lee's a few weeks ago - I'm finally visiting my visitors!


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