Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for At First Glance by Susan L. Tuttle, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: At First Glance
Author: Susan L. Tuttle
Publisher: Bling! Romance (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas)
Release Date: November 1, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
When it comes to love and matters of the heart, she’s got a lot to learn.
Estate planner Penny Thornton loves dusting off items others gloss over, especially since she relates to feeling tossed aside for the “bright and shiny”. When her younger sister’s approaching wedding launches Penny back into the throes of her dysfunctional family, she decides to use the festivities to close the gap in their relationships—even if it means appeasing them and finally losing the few pounds they’ve hounded her about for years.
But she doesn’t expect to meet two very different men in the process. East Fisher, the personal trainer who personifies everything she believes she could never attain, and Jonah Black, a man who reminds her so much of herself. Both men are more than they appear at first glance, and both seem interested in her romantically.
As Penny uncovers their hidden layers, she discovers when it comes to love and matters of the heart, she’s got a lot to learn about estimating value.
IN MY OPINION
From the first chapter of this book, Susan L. Tuttle drew me into Penny’s world. In fact, I finished this book in one day (well, technically two since it was 2:30 AM when I finished).
Penny and Jonah are such real characters—mistakes, flaws, and all—that connecting with them as a reader came naturally. Despite Penny’s own issues with how her family sees her, she does the same thing to Jonah. Multiple times. And Jonah! Sigh, Jonah! This man has the biggest heart. It’s evident from the beginning with his interactions with Penny but even more so with his sister and nephew.
At First Glance is about looking past skin-deep appearances to see the beauty inside a person. That words and actions impact a person deeply. How a perception of things aren’t always the truth, and that speaking up can turn misconceptions around and heal years of hurt.
Now I’m campaigning for more time with some of these characters. Rachael, Lacey, and even Belle (maybe especially Belle which came as a bit of a surprise to me) need their happy endings too! But whether or not her next book includes any of these familiar fictional people, I will be watching for it.
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
Susan L. Tuttle lives in the Mitten State where she’s a homeschooling mom of three and happily married to her best friend. Between raising her teens and leading the women’s ministry at church, she finds time to write. She’s firmly convinced that letters were meant for words, not math, and loves stringing them together into stories that inspire and encourage. Romance, laughter, and cookies are three of her favorite things, though not always in that order. Connect with Susan at http://www.susanltuttle.com.
(1) winner will receive (US only)
- an ARC copy of At First Glance
- $10 Amazon gift card
- book cozy from The Cozy Life
- cute bookmark
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight November 5, 2018 and last through 11:59pm November 12, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
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