About the Book
Marriage is no picnic. At least the one Vivian Emerson shared with her late husband hadn’t been. Craig’s infidelity began after a devastating loss to their family and ended with his death. Not only did he leave Vivian without closure, he had to go and die in a way that made her the talk of the whole state of South Carolina and beyond. Now her daughter wants nothing to do with her because of him. She would just stick with the single life from now on, thank you very much.
For the last fourteen years since the death of his wife, Bo Manning never even considered wanting another woman in his life. That is until he comes to the rescue of a certain woman with haunting, jade green eyes. Despite Vivian’s resolve not to give her heart to another man, Bo sets out to patiently woo her into the loving relationship he is offering.
Irresistibly Yours reveals God’s fervent effectual call in the form of a classic romance.
About the Author
Each of Andrea Boyd’s series represents a different genre but all fall into the category of romance. All offer an element of her own brand of humor. And all are a tribute to God.
Besides writing, she loves spending time with her family, quilting, going to car shows, and driving around in her 1968 Barracuda convertible.
Andrea lives with her husband, Tommy, and at least a couple of cats in York County, SC.
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When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I was told at the age of nine that it would never happen because of a health issue, but I wanted to be a momma. With a faith that only a child could possess, I prayed, and God’s answer for me was yes, three times. My children were my priority, until one day they were grown. They moved out, and I said, “What now, God?” And he said, “Write!” So I did.
Did becoming an author ever cross your mind?
No. But looking back, it should have. I have pages filled with story ideas and dreams I’ve had over the years, but at the time when I was writing these things down it felt like nothing more than a hobby.
Who was the hardest character to write in Irresistibly Yours?
Izzy Tanner, who will get her own story later. Izzy is the sister to the main character, Vivian Emerson. They were raised by the same parents, shared the same background, but Izzy is nothing like her sister, and I couldn’t figure out why. Then she told me. Oh. She has been talking to me almost non-stop since I started writing Irresistibly Yours, and I have two more books to write in between this one and hers!
I’m thrilled Izzy is getting her own story! Who was the easiest?
Bo Manning, most likely because I dreamed him up before I knew he would end up in a book.
What inspired the idea for Irresistibly Yours?
I think anyone who has suffered through the ending of a troubled marriage will at some point think, “I never want to go through that again.” Then sometimes God sends someone else along who wrecks that plan to remain single.
What do you want readers to take away from reading Irresistibly Yours?
Trust God for your future. His plan is always the best.
Amen! What is your current WIP?
I’m working on the second book in this series, Persuaded.
What can you tell us about it?
Persuaded is loosely based on Jane Austen’s Persuasion. The main character, Felicity Sutton, is a friend of Bo and Vivian’s.
Yay, Felicity gets her own book and anything based (even loosely) off my favorite Jane Austen book is automatically on my need to read list. When you are not writing, what other “hats” do you wear?
I’m a Gigi to two grandsons, I quilt, and I restore classic cars. And odd combination, I know.
I love a book with characters who have a bit of life experience (especially since I have some life experience myself). And in Andrea Boyd delivers in
Irresistibly Yours. Vivian and Bo have each lived through some difficulties—loss of a spouse, estrangement from family, and more.
As Vivian endeavors to find herself after humiliation and tragedy, Bo knows exactly what he wants and proves he’s the best type of man. A man who commits to a friendship while placing anything more in God’s hands.
This is a book about second chances and about leaving our futures—and those of the ones we love—in God’s hands.
Set in a quaint Carolina beach town among tourist shops, sea, and sand, Irresistibly Yours invites you to visit but beckons you to stay. The good news is there are plenty of people to write about. I’m thrilled to learn we’ll get to return to Walden Beach.
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Grant Prize Giveaway
The grand prize giveaway includes the following:
-Signed copy of Irresistibly Yours
-a cook book (LuLu’s Kitchen: Lucy Buffett’s culinary guide to classic Southern coastal cuisine (Jimmy Buffett’s wife))
-set of measuring spoons
(Bo Manning, the hero of the book, is an amateur gourmet cook.)
Blog Stop Giveaway
Leave a comment (below) on this blog tour post for a chance to win an e-copy (International) of Irresistibly Yours by Andrea Boyd.
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Reviewer: Mindy Houng
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