Welcome to the Loving Grace by April Smith blog & review tour plus giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Loving Grace
Author: April Smith
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: March 20, 2018
Genre: Christian Fiction, Young Adult Romance
Grace Summer lands herself in a melon load of trouble when she becomes torn between the boy of her dreams and the boy almost next door.
As the newly crowned Watermelon Queen, she is thrust into the spotlight, meets the dreamy Warren Hartley, and continues trying to get over an accident that rocked her world. Mix in working with Beau Baron who Grace happens to fight with just about as much as breathing and the metaphorical sparks fly.
Like most things in life, Grace must learn to take the good with the bad. While the good is the handsome and fun Warren Hartley, the bad is Beau Baron—or at least being around his annoying and rude self way more than she would like. For Beau, Grace is nothing more than aggravating and an irritating reminder from the night of the accident.
Tensions soar as Grace and Beau fight to love themselves and maybe, just maybe, each other.
IN MY OPINION…
After a tragedy in her young life, Grace Summer is ready to leave her melon-choly behind her. With a push from her friends (who happen to be her bosses), she becomes the region’s watermelon queen.
The travel and clothes are a few perks, and the padding to her college savings doesn’t hurt, but spending time with Beau Baron as her chaperone is making her mad enough to spit seeds. He always seems to be interrupting her precious time with Warren Hartley.
Grace is a likable character. Her youth makes her naïve in some things but her heart shines through most of her decisions. Old and new friends converge to show Grace that it’s okay to live her life to the fullest.
Loving Grace is a refreshingly sweet and clean story for adolescent girls with a focus on friendship, God, and being true to yourself. The romance element is there but is not the entire focus. And while predictable at times, it is the kind of predictable you want to happen!
April Smith takes readers behind the scenes of the watermelon industry and had me craving the summer treat a few times. Grace and the Barons are characters I could hang out with.
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
April Smith grew up spending summers working on her best friend’s family watermelon farm and she was one of those watermelon queens she writes about. She has her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching.
Ambassador International is giving away:
(1) JustRead Summer Fun Book Box, which features Loving Grace as well as at least 4 quality items which complement the story. Find out more here.
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight July 16, 2018 and last through 11:59pm July 23, 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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