A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal (Blog Tour w/ Review & Giveaway)

Welcome to A Season to Dance Blog Tour

About the Book
Title:  A Season to Dance
Author: Patricia Beal
Publisher:  Bling! Romance
Release Date:  May 9, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction
Ballerina Ana Brassfield has her path to the stage of the Met in New York and her future with fiancé Peter Engberg all figured out—until her first love, renowned German dancer Claus Gert, shows up in Georgia to dance with her and win her back. Claus kisses her after a rehearsal, a kiss Peter witnesses from the darkened audience. Convinced a kiss between Claus and Ana is more than a one-time mistake, Peter breaks off his engagement with Ana. Rejected by Peter, and knowing Claus is dancing at the Met soon, Ana decides to repave her path to her dream. With her 2002 Thunderbird and Baryshnikov, an old dog crippled by arthritis, she moves to Germany to be with Claus. But the ghost of his late wife, Ana’s own memories of Peter, and the pressure of earning a spot in a large ballet company prove to be a high price for a shot at success.
In My Opinion (Review)

With the grace and fluidity associated with dancers, Patricia Beal takes readers behind the scenes and onto the stage in A Season to Dance, allows us to step into a ballerina’s pointe shoes.

Heartbreak caused Ana Brassfield to shift her life and career goals to something more manageable, something obtainable. When a man from her past returns intent on winning her back, her world is once again turned upside down.

Ana’s actions and decisions aren’t always the wisest, but she is determined to make the most of them. She is also searching for something but the idea of not giving one hundred percent of herself to obtain something as obscure as grace goes against everything she knows.

This poignant story is the journey Ana takes to finding her worth. Not in dance or in romantic relationships but in the One who wants to give her more than she can imagine. Ana faces heartache, disappointments, and tragedy throughout this book, but in the end, the God who longs for her, holds her close.

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Disclosure statement:
I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. 

 

About the Author


Patricia Beal is a 2015 Genesis semi-finalist and First Impressions finalist. She is represented by Les Stobbe of the Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency, and A Season to Dance is her debut novel (Bling! Romance / Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, May 2017). She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati in 1998 with a B.A. in English Literature and has worked for the U.S. Army as a writer and editor for many years. Patricia writes from Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband and two children. You can find more info about Patricia on her website here.

 
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Giveaway

 

(2) Prizes up for grabs! (US Addresses Only)
Prize 1:
#TeamPeter Country Christmas Basket: 
Blake Shelton Christmas CD, Hallmark movie A Nutcracker Christmas, Country Cookin’ – Recipes from Callaway Gardens, A Season to Dance, country chocolates, and a country ornament.

 

Prize 2:
#TeamClaus German Christmas Basket:
German Christmas Songs CD, Baryshnikov movie White Nights (with Helen Mirren), Classic German Baking by Luisa Weiss, A Season to Dance, German chocolates, and an ornament.

Enter now!

And don’t forget to check out the other stops for more entries!


Tour Schedule
Week 1:
11/19 – Just Commonly
11/20 – Remembrancy
11/24 – C Jane Read
 
Week 2:
11/27 – Just Commonly
11/30 – Thorn & Vine
12/01 – Radiant Light

 


Cowboy Christmas Guardian by Dana Mentink (Blog Tour w/ Review, Guest Post & Giveaway)

Cowboy Christmas Guardian

About the Book:

Name of book: Cowboy Christmas GuardianCowboy Christmas Guardian Dana Metink

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre: Isnpy Romance Suspense

Someone is dead set on stopping Shelby Arroyo from doing her job: assessing mineral rights in a mine in gold country. But after rancher Barrett Thorn rescues her from an attack, the handsome widowed cowboy seems to feel responsible for her. That is, until he discovers she’s from the family that he’ll never forgive for his wife’s death. As the threats against Shelby escalate, cowboy honor and an unexpected attraction keep Barrett by her side, even at his own risk. And since Shelby won’t back down, Barrett must protect the brave, loyal woman he has no business falling for…a woman someone wants to kill by Christmas.

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The Marvelous Mud House by April Graney (Author) and Alida Massari (Illustrator): Children’s Book Review + Giveaway

About the Book

Marvelous Mudhouse April Graney

Ben and his American family live in a hungry ranch house where they are always wanting more. But then they travel far across the world to Kenya and visit the marvelous mud house where George and Mama George live. There, among the mango trees, they discover a marvelous lesson about what it’s like to be full of joy instead.

 

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Saturday Spotlight: The Christmas Admirer by Laura V. Hilton

Saturday Spotlight

About the Book

The Christmas Admirer Laura V. HiltonName of book: The Christmas Admirer

Author: Laura V Hilton

Genre: Amish Romance

Release Date: September 5, 2017

Amish romance fans will love this heartwarming holiday story, perfect for gift-giving.

Benaiah Troyer has loved Susanna King for as long as he can remember, but when his parents died in an accident a year ago, he broke up with her—for her own good. After all, he was now the sole caregiver for his three younger sisters. What woman would want to put up with that? Still, against his better judgment, he can’t help leaving her a gift now and then, anonymously addressing her name in big block print, just to catch a smile. Roses one month, maple syrup candy another; and maybe this time, something special for Christmas.

Susanna has never gotten over losing Benaiah, but now the clock is ticking. Her father is selling his glass-blowing business, remarrying in January, and moving to Iowa with his bossy wife-to-be. Angry and frustrated, Susanna realizes she’s left with three options: one, go with Daed to his new home with a new mom; two, stay in Jamesport, Missouri, as an old maid; or, three, the best yet, flush out her mysterious secret admirer. But how could she be with anyone else when her heart is still with Benaiah?

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About the Author

Amish fiction lovers responded positively and immediately to Laura V. Hilton’s debut novel, Patchwork Dreams, when she burst on the scene in The Christmas Admirer Laura V. Hilton2009 with her unique series, The Amish of Seymour, set in the tiny town of Seymour, in Webster County, Missouri. Fans of the genre immediately recognized Hilton’s insider knowledge, not only of the Webster County community, but Amish culture in general. Her natural speech and writing patterns, she says, are uniquely “Amish,” acquired from her Amish maternal grandparents. The Amish of Seymour, includes Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts, and Promised to Another. Her second series, The Amish of Webster County, is comprised of Healing Love, Surrendered Love, and Awakened Love. A stand-alone title, A White Christmas in Webster County, was released in September 2014. The Amish of Jamesport includes The Snow Globe, The Postcard and The Birdhouse. In spring 2016 she released The Amish Firefighter with the setting in Jamesport, MO, the same as for The Amish Wanderer.

Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer. Laura and her husband, Steve, have five children, whom Laura homeschools. The family makes their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.

 

 

Learn More

The Christmas Admirer is on tour with Celebrate Lit through Nov 22. Check out the blogs listed below for guest posts, recipes, reviews, and giveaways.

ASC Book Reviews, // Janices book review, // Avid Reader Book Reviews, // Have A Wonderful Day, // A Greater Yes, // Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, // God’s Little Bookworm, // D’S QUILTS & BOOKS, // Eat, Read, Teach, Blog, // A Holland Reads, // Simple Harvest Reads, // Reading Is My SuperPower, // Beck To Basics, // Carpe Diem, // Christian Bookaholic, // Blossoms and Blessings, // Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner, // Reader’s cozy corner, // Christian Author, J.E.Grace, // Baker Kella, // Quiet Quilter, // Karen Sue Hadley, // Pause for Tales, // Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, // Pursuing Stacie, // For The Love of Books, // Blogging With Carol, // Pink Granny’s Journey, // Bigreadersite, // Vicky Sluiter, // SusanLovesBooks, // Locks, Hooks and Books, // Moments Dipped in Ink, // New Horizon Reviews, // The Fizzy Pop Collection, // A Simply Enchanted Life, // Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, // Jeanette’s Thoughts, // Daysong Reflections, // Splashes of Joy,

 

First Line Friday: Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander

Which camp are you in? The decorate/celebrate/listen to Christmas music early camp or the wait until after Thanksgiving is over camp? I’m in the first one (but my tree isn’t up yet. Maybe this weekend, though). My reasoning is that one month just isn’t enough to enjoy the season.

So this week I’m introducing my first Christmas book of the season into First Line Friday (and this impatient person **points finger and myself** read this book over a month ago, so I’ve done well to hold off this long). 

This one is double special for me because Carnton Plantation is one of my favorite places to visit. The guides who take you through the home are wonderful story tellers and you can imagine the members of the household as a battle raged outside. But you don’t have to make a trip to Franklin, Tennessee to experience the beauty and wonder of Carnton. Tamera Alexander places it right in your hands in Christmas at Carnton.

Check out the first line below then drop by the Hoarding Books Blog to read the other first lines and perhaps find your next read.

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