Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Hometown Hope by Laurel Blount, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Hometown Hope
Author: Laurel Blount
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: June 18, 2019 (print), July 1, 2019 (ebook)
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
He’ll do anything for his daughter…
Even fight to regain an old classmate’s broken trust.
In the three years since her mother’s death, widower Hoyt Bradley’s daughter, Jess, hasn’t spoken—until she suddenly begs him to save her favorite bookstore from closing.
Hoyt is desperate to hear his daughter’s voice again, but he and the bookstore’s pretty owner, Anna Delaney, share a less-than-friendly past.
Working together is complicated enough…but can they avoid falling in love?
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IN MY OPINION
Something I love about Love Inspired authors is that they’ve figured out the formula for a sweet and feel-good read. Laurel Blount takes that formula and stirs a little magic into Hometown Hope by adding a little girl who can’t talk, a bookstore, and plenty of sparks (not always the good kind) between Anna and Hoyt.
This was my first visit to Pine Valley, Georgia, but the characters of this small town sure made an impression on me, so I plan on visiting again soon. And while Hoyt and Anna often butted heads, they have a commonality that allows them to understand each other—they’ve both experienced deep loss in their lives. Hoyt is a wonderful father but kind of an adorable bumbling knucklehead when it comes to his interactions with Anna. To be fair, Anna tends toward overreacting and living in a world where there’s only black and white with no gray areas.
Blount gives readers a wonderful story of letting go of the past and leaning into the people who are standing by, waiting to help even if when you don’t realize they’ve been there all the time.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Laurel Blount lives on a small farm in middle Georgia with her husband, their four children, a milk cow, dairy goats, assorted chickens and ducks, four spoiled cats and one bossy goose with serious boundary issues. She divides her time between farm chores, baking, homeschooling and writing. She’s busy, but she’s never bored!
HOMETOWN HOPE is Laurel’s third Love Inspired romance. Her debut Love Inspired novel A FAMILY FOR THE FARMER was the recipient of the 2017 Maggie Award for Excellence in the Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements category. This book also received two 2017 Holt Awards of Merit and was a finalist in the 2017 Carol Awards. A BABY FOR THE MINISTER, her second Love Inspired, was released in September of 2018.
Whenever she’s not working, you can find Laurel with a cup of tea at her elbow, a cat in her lap and a good book in her hand. She loves to hear from readers! Drop her an email at email@example.com or visit her website: www.laurelblountbooks.com and be sure to sign up for her monthly newsletter!
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(1) winner will receive an autographed copy of Hometown Hope, a $10 Starbucks gift card, a travel coffee mug, and a bar of Milltown soap–which is produced in author’s hometown (Dough bowl is not included.)
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight June 17, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on June 24, 2019. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only.
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I am not familiar with Laurel Blount’s writing, but what a fun giveaway!
Suzie Waltner says
This is the first I’ve read from her too. I loved this little town that pulls together for Anna in this story.
Tracy Fritts says
New author to me. Great review.
Rita Wray says
Sounds like a great read.
Laurel Blount says
Yay! What a wonderful and thoughtful review! Thank you, Suzie, for featuring Hometown Hope on your beautiful blog!
Suzie Waltner says
My pleasure, Laurel!
Alla Drake says
This is the third book I’ve read from Laurel Blount, and although I was already expecting an interesting, absorbing read, the novel still surprised, moved, and entertained me in a fresh way. Besides being a great story, the book raised issues that touched me.
Suzie Waltner says
I need to catch up on my Laurel Blount reads!!
Hometown Hope is the 3rd novel written by Laurel Blount that I’ve read and loved. Pine Valley is such a quaint town and I love the dynamics that come out in Hoyt & Anna’s relationship and his daughter’s effect on everyone in the town!
DOROTHY PORTER says
Sounds like a very interesting book.
Julie Waldron says
Sounds like a great book that I would enjoy!