Monday, April 27, 2020

One-Of-A-Kind Bride (+ Giveaway)

It’s a pleasure today to be participating in author Charlene Sands' ONE-OF-A-KIND BRIDE Blog Tour.

There is an awesome giveaway with this tour. Please see the details at the end of this post. Now for a brief synopsis of the book.

It’s a promise she plans to keep at all costs.
Taylor Preston never breaks a promise, especially to her dying mother about following her dreams to become a successful New York bridal gown designer. But when Taylor unexpectedly loses her high-profile job, she returns early to Last Stand, Texas where she happily spent childhood summers, to help with her cousin’s wedding. On Taylor’s first day back, the boy she left behind twelve years ago comes to her rescue and her sleeping heart inconveniently reawakens.
          All during their youth, Ryan “Coop” Cooper played Taylor’s “promise game,” and they never once broke a promise to each other, but that was years ago, and Coop, now an established contractor, isn’t the same person. Building a wedding gift she-shed brings Coop closer to Taylor. They recall their promises – silly and solemn – and realize the spark could easily once again flame.
          But Taylor’s life is in New York, and Coop, a single father, won’t risk his heart or his daughter’s again…

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Here’s an excerpt from the book for your reading pleasure.

Wedding gown blues--meeting Coop again after twelve long years…
“No, Muffy!  No.  Come back! Muffy, Muffy.”
          The little tyrant didn’t hesitate, not even for a second. By the time Taylor made it to the door, the pup was zipping down the street.
          Taylor had no choice. She didn’t have a second to spare as Julie’s words echoed in her ears.
When she takes off, she’s too excited to know where the heck she is. 
Taylor couldn’t lose Muffy or heaven forbid, have something happen to her.  She lifted the hem of her dress, and flew down the steps, racing as fast as her legs and French taffeta would let her.  Luckily the dog was in sight, but she didn’t know for how long, Muffy was lengthening her lead.  “Stop Muffy! Stop!”
The dog raced in the opposite direction of town, to where the street became a country road. Her heart pounded, her breath came in short quick spurts.  She was losing ground. The dog was getting away. She picked up her pace, fighting dirt clods and hopping over potholes in the road. 
Just then, a shiny red pick-up truck came up behind her. She untangled the veil from her face as the truck slowed and she glanced into the cab, hoping for a miracle.  
And found a handsome, Stetson-wearing man, checking her out from the very top of her lace veil to the hand-stitched hem of her skirt, and everywhere in between.  He did a double take, then his lips lifted in a definite smirk. 
If she wasn’t entirely certain who the blue-eyed guy was, the logo on the side door gave it away.
Cooper Construction.
Her heart did a little flip and her throat locked up good and tight.  Ryan “Coop” Cooper was so not her miracle. Yet he looked better than her own crazy daydreams.   
“Hey Taylor,” he drawled slow and easy like.  “What poor guy are you running away from this

Author Charlene Sands
Now for those who aren’t familiar with the author, here’s a bit of background on her.

Charlene Sands is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary and western romance. She's been honored with the National Readers Choice Award, twice recipient of the Booksellers Best Award and RT Magazine's Best Harlequin Desire of 2014!   

Charlene knows a little something about romance. After daydreaming about the cute boy with the long blonde hair and dazzling blue eyes two lockers down from her in high school, to her amazement he asked her out on a date. And he's been continually amazing her for the past forty years.

Charlene's perfect day includes reading, drinking mocha Cappuccinos over ice, walking the Pacific beaches with her hubby or playing with her four adorable granddaughters. 

She loves hearing from her readers. You can connect with her at her website, on Facebook, on Twitter or at Goodreads.


There is an awesome giveaway for this tour. However, it is open to US shipping only. The prize pack include the following items:
       Brighton Bangle
       Brighton Jewelry Bag
       Tule Bookbag
       Body Lotion
       $10 Amazon Gift Card

To enter the giveaway just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. If the widget doesn’t show up, just click on the link HERE and it will take you to the widget where you can enter.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Doesn’t this sound like a fun story that would be interesting to watch as a movie?


  1. Congratulations Charlene - it sounds like fun.

  2. Sounds like a great story! Congratulations to Charlene.

  3. Stay in Texas - safer!
    Congratulations, Charlene.

  4. That is a really effective premise for a romance novel! Thanks for sharing, Mason.

  5. It promises a sweet romance. Plus the giveaway is really good.

  6. Sounds like it could be a Hallmark kind of movie. Great giveaway, too!


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