On Tour with Prism Book Tours
(Seabrook Romance #1)
By Heidi McCahan
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 242 Pages
August 1st 2019
When a struggling bakery owner is rescued by a wannabe songwriter with hidden culinary talents, they discover they can make sweet harmony … if they can only learn to work together.
Rhett Foster longs to change the world with his music, yet he can’t even finish writing one song. Battered by a string of failures and disillusioned, he returns home to Portland, Oregon. While he desperately wants to create a chart-topping hit, his dad mandates a new mission: move to coastal vacation hotspot Seabrook, Washington and expand the family’s successful restaurant chain.
In danger of destroying her late parents’ legacy if she doesn’t diversify her menu, Lindsay Carmichael will try anything to save her bakery. But with a tiny budget and an injured employee who can’t work, she has no choice but to sink the last of her savings into buying a dilapidated food truck and hiring Rhett as a part-time barista. What she doesn’t know is that the handsome songwriter has a secret … one that could destroy her business and her heart.
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In My Opinion
Ok, let’s just get this out of the way. If you want to make me a happy reader, then include a couple mentions of my hockey team in your book. Thank you, Heidi McCahan for giving Rhett some Nashville Predators pride.
And while that, ahem sweetened, the story for me, it was just a fun little fact to come across. The heart of Sweet Melody lies in Lindsay’s and Rhett’s challenges and persistence to realize their dreams.
The charming Washington coastal town of Seabrook will have you planning your next vacation while the descriptions of the goodies Lindsay offers at her bakery will have you salivating. The attraction between Rhett and Lindsay is instantaneous and builds from their first meeting and left me anxious for more.
I appreciate the friendship these two form. The way they encourage each other to chase their dreams despite the roadblocks. And even when everything comes to a head, I was cheering the duo on.
Hopefully, readers will get more of Seabrook and this group of friends in future books from McCahan (because I really want to learn more about Cat and Micah!).
I receive complimentary books 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
Heidi secretly dreamed of writing a book for most of her childhood, but a particularly painful rejection letter in middle school convinced her to tuck that dream away. Instead, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington and a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After a brief career as a Certified Athletic Trainer, Heidi married her husband Steve, then she dusted off her big dream of becoming a published author and launched her first contemporary romance into the world in 2014. A huge fan of coffee, dark chocolate, and happily ever after, Heidi currently lives in North Carolina with Steve, three active boys and one amazing Goldendoodle.
One winner will receive a signed paperback with bookmark, $10 Amazon gift card, Sticky Fingers Strawberry Scone mix and a Seabrook Sea, Salt and Surf 100% soy wax candle from Hometown candle company.
Ends September 18, 2019
Sounds like a fun read! I love to bake, so the bakery setting intrigues me.
Heidi McCahan says
Hi, Patty. I love to bake too. It was really fun to write a book featuring a bakery set in one of my very favorite locations. Happy reading!
Sara Zielinski says
My favorite sweet is chocolate candy!
Heidi McCahan says
I love chocolate too, Sara!
Faith Creech says
I’m on a restricted diet so my only sweet treat is dark chocolate! I love it so I’m glad I can still eat it! Thanks for the chance to win!
You got me at bakery book! I’m in!
I love most sweets. It’s probably easier to list the ones I don’t like. 🙂 I’d willingly take a slice of coconut layer cake with raspberry filling.
Pam Flynn says
I love the conflict between the bakery owner and the songwriter. It really got my attention and looks like a fun read. I love chocolate cake with chocolate icing for my treat.
Tracie Cooper says
What a great looking cover!
I love a book with a Tennessee setting!
Suzie Waltner says
This is actually set on the Washington coast but Rhett starts in Nashville 🙂
Becky Smith says
Happy Friday! My first line is from “Ford” by Susan May Warren:
“If Ford didn’t get his head in the game, they were doomed. People were going to die. Probably him.”
Paula Shreckhise says
My first line is from Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano:
N.Y. City November 1885
Any smidgen of hope that her entrance into N.Y. high society would be deemed a rousing success died the moment Miss Poppy Garrison’s tiara became firmly attached to the sleeve of her dance partner.
Nicole Santana says
Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from Sweet Melody by Heidi McCahan: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/09/05/first-line-friday-100/. I am just starting chapter seven, so I will share the first couple of lines from there.
“Rhett wiped down the espresso machine one last time then glanced at the large silver clock with chunky black numbers mounted on the white brick wall. His shift had ended a few minutes ago, and the cafe was empty.”
Happy reading! I hope you have an excellent weekend.
BECCA WEIDEL says
Happy Friday! The book I shared on my blog today is The Whistle Walk by Stephenia H McGee but it’s also my current read so I’ll share the first line from chapter 9 here: “Charles’s cousin slapped him on the shoulder, sending his mug of ale sloshing over the rim and into his dinner.” Happy Reading! 🙂
Alicia Haney says
I enjoyed reading the review, it makes me want to read this good sounding book. I would love to read it so I will be adding it to my TBR list. Thank you fro sharing the review. I also enjoyed reading the excerpt . My favorite sweet are oatmeal raisin with pecan cookies. Have a Great weekend. God Bless you.
Beckie B. says
Here’s the first line from the last book to arrive at my house, The Gryphon Heist by James R. Hannibal. “Talia Inger clutched her side, letting her shoulder fall against the alley wall.”