Friday, March 18, 2016

Book Spotlight: "The Rain Sparrow" by Linda Goodnight + GIVEAWAY

Sometimes, folks, things just don't work out the way they were supposed to!  I had planned to read and review this book for TLC Book Tours earlier this month and, thanks to some mix ups and an over eager spam filter, it just didn't happen.  Luckily, TLC Book Tours was their awesome self (as usual) and they are letting me not only do a book spotlight but also a giveaway for the first book in this series!  (And, don't worry, a review WILL be coming in the future!)

The Rain Sparrow Linda Goodnight
Published: February 23, 2016
ISBN: 9780373789146
Genre: Romance
Source: TLC Book Tours

Famous yet anonymous, thriller writer Hayden Winters lives a life colored by lies. Deeply ashamed of his past, his hunger for an honest relationship and dreams of starting a family remain unsatisfied, and he can trust no one with his secrets. He's determined to outrun his personal demons, but the charming old Peach Orchard Inn and a woman whose presence is as gentle as a sparrow's song stops him in his tracks.

Carrie Riley is afraid of everything from flying to thunderstorms, and pretty much of life itself. But meeting the enigmatic writer staying at the inn emboldens her to learn everything about him. When they discover a fragile boy hiding at the inn, Hayden is honor-bound to help Carrie protect him. Soon they're led to a centuries-old mystery that haunts Hayden's sleep, and his only safe haven is Carrie. As the secrets of the past and present force their lives to become entwined, all that's left to come to light is love—if the grim truth doesn't tear them apart first.

About the Author: 
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller, Linda Goodnight is the winner of the RITA and other highly acclaimed awards for her emotional fiction. Active in orphan ministry, this former nurse and teacher enjoys writing fiction that carries a message of hope and light in a sometimes dark world. A country girl, she lives in Oklahoma. (Website, Facebook, Twitter)

Why I Want To Read It:
I'm a sucker for those stories where two people find healing together.  Here we have two characters with their own wounds--one has secrets and the other has fears.  I am also intrigued by the element of mystery here--I enjoy mysteries, but don't read them as much as I should.  I expect this to be a fulfilling read--and the ratings on both Goodreads and Amazon assure me that it will be!

You can read some reviews of this book by some fabulous bloggers by checking out the tour schedule.

The Rain Sparrow is the second book in the Honey Ridge series and, thanks to TLC Book Tours, I have a copy of the first book in this series, The Memory House to giveaway!  The giveaway runs until midnight on March 28th (Pacific Time) and is open to readers in the United States.

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