Welcome to the Blog Tour for Eight at the Lake by Lin Stepp, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Eight at the Lake
Series: Mountain Home
Author: Lin Stepp
Publisher: Mountain Hill Press
Release Date: April 1, 2022
Genre: Clean Contemporary Romance
Set in the charming historic town of Dandridge, Tennessee, on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains, Lin Stepp’s sweet and touching story follows the unlikely romantic attraction between two characters with nothing in common but an undeniable zing.
Samantha King, a nationally known storm chaser with Weather First, is covering a hurricane hitting the Florida Panhandle when a sign slams into her, tossing her over a wall and into the pounding surf. Accidents demand recovery and Samantha reluctantly heads to her Aunt Dixie’s in Dandridge, Tennessee, for a needed rest. The only plus, besides time with Dixie, is sharing time with her sister Andrea’s children, taken in years ago by Ford and Laura McDaniel when Andrea and her husband were killed. Samantha has spent little time with the children over the years, due to her demanding work schedule, but she is purposed to get to know the children better while in Dandridge.
Ford McDaniel, with a busy veterinary practice and part ownership in his family’s lakeside resort, often wonders how in the world he ended up with eight children on his own. Yes, he and Laura agreed, as godparents to their best friends, Andrea and Adam Bradley, that if anything ever happened to them they’d raise their kids, but who imagined that scenario would ever occur? Still, he and Laura seemed to manage okay until Laura died, shattering his world and leaving him with eight small children to raise on his own. Now Andrea’s celebrated sister Samantha is in town for a while and it’s hard for Ford not to resent her carefree life—or to ignore his attraction to her, a relationship he clearly knows can only go nowhere.
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IN MY OPINION
If you enjoy books about families, Eight at the Lake by Lin Stepp is a must-read.
When Samantha returns to the place she grew up, she reconnects with her nieces and nephews as well as the man who is raising them and his four biological children. Raising eight children has its challenges for a single dad who runs a veterinary practice too. There is plenty of static in the air between Ford and Samantha, but several reasons (yes, the children, but other reasons as well) the two are holding back.
Stepp introduces readers to the city of Dandridge, Tennessee and all its history as well as the beautiful scenery while delivering an entertaining story with some laughs, plenty of romance, tension, and faith. In fact, Eight at the Lake has shot to the top of the list of favorites from this author.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(1) winner will receive a print copy of Eight at the Lake and Light the Way plus bookmarks for each book!
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