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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Release Blitz/Review ♥ A Fairytale Bride by Hope Ramsay ♥ #giveaway


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A FAIRY TALE BRIDE 
Chapel of Love #0.5
Hope Ramsay
Released June 7th, 2016
Forever Yours



A CHAPEL OF LOVE SHORT STORY





After a very public career disaster,

journalist Jeff Talbert-Lyndon wants to escape from the world. Picturesque

Shenadoah Falls, Virginia, seems like the perfect place to relax and regroup
before heading back to real life. But when he discovers the charming bookstore
Secondhand Prose - and its lovely, slightly overwhelmed owner- he finds a
part-time job and a very tempting reason to stay...




Melissa

Portman is fighting a losing battle when it comes to saving her grandmother's
store - and selling the historic building may be her only option. Yet when a
handsome stranger wanders in one day, she wonders if her very own fairytale is
just beginning...

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 A Review by Wendy

3 Believing in HEA Stars 
 * * * 


This was a very quick read incorporating many things I usually like in a story. Two characters who are smart, well read and brought together by happenstance.

Our fella is a maligned journalist. He did some cutting edge investigating reporting on a corrupt political situation with the players unfortunately manipulating all of his proof to look bogus. To retreat  from the backlash from the publicity and hurtful quotes from his own well placed political father, he goes to the fishing cabin. There he hopes to just gather himself, lick his mental wounds and distance himself from his father's side of the family. Finances are not an issue as he has trust funds from his mother's side should he need it. He is hoping to lay low as he only had been to this town populated with his father's side when he was a boy.

Our gal is someone overcoming loss. She has a big heart and it was nurtured by her parents when she was little and then protected by her granny when the parents were killed in an accident. Being raised by granny meant loving words and the books they encased. All of her times growing up were in Granny's bookstore in this town and now with her granny passed.... the bookstore with the feisty, unfriendly cats is all she has left of her.

With the advent of Ebooks and Internet Giants, the bookstore is not doing well. She is caught in a rock and a hard place because the Lydon family which owns most of the real estate in town wants to upgrade the street to draw more business to the area. This would mean paying an assessment to the Lydon's and in order to do that...she would have to get a mortgage on the bookstore which she can't afford. She is in a pickle.

With all of this on her mind, our fella walks into the bookstore as a means to hide from his Lydon aunt. These two meet...have a conversation while he is purchasing books to read while hiding in his cabin. He is careful about what information he gives...as he is hiding from the world. She is casually curious and surprised one of the unfriendly cats is loving him up. Goodbyes are said.
The next day he is back and he is offering to volunteer to assist her with the store's organization...which is well needed. She is hesitant even though there had been a sign for "help wanted" in the window. He also does the impossible...the most mean, nasty cat...is wooed by him and is his new best friend. She takes it as a sign.

This very quick novella uses the quirky Tshirts and love of fairytales by our gal as a way to give us insight to her hopes and dreams. There is the plot of his family being involved with the town and his feelings of distrust and hurt. With some misdirection, little angst and clearly an instant attraction between the two....a Happy Ever After comes together.

A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review.





Hope

Ramsay is a USA Today bestselling
author of heartwarming contemporary romances. Her books have won critical
acclaim and publishing awards. She is married to a good ol' Georgia boy who
resembles every single one of her Southern heroes. She has two grown children
and a couple of demanding lap cats. She lives in Virginia where, when she's not
writing, she's knitting or playing her forty-year-old Martin guitar.







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