Romance Novel Giveaways - Freebies and Giveaways of All Things Romance Romance Novel Giveaways: Willow’s Way by Sharon Struth πŸ’• Book Blitz & Gift Card Giveaway πŸ’• (Contemporary Romance)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Willow’s Way by Sharon Struth πŸ’• Book Blitz & Gift Card Giveaway πŸ’• (Contemporary Romance)



The breathtaking promise of the English countryside can lift even the heaviest spirits . . .

Willow Armstrong, the once-famous “Queen of Weight Loss” and president of Pound Busters, succumbed to stress eating after her divorce. Now the scandal of getting caught on camera binging on pizza, and the internet-wide mocking of her new curves, may destroy her career. Add in a business advisor who drained her finances, and Willow is out of options—until she learns she’s inherited a house in England’s most picturesque locale, The Cotswolds.

Willow’s trip across the pond to sell the property and salvage her company soon becomes its own adventure: the house, once owned by grandparents she never met, needs major work. Plus, single dad Owen Hughes, the estate’s resident groundskeeper and owner of a local tour outfit, isn’t thrilled about the idea of leaving . . .

Yet as Willow proceeds with her plans, she’s sidetracked by surprising discoveries about her family’s history–and with Owen’s help, the area’s distinctive attractions. Soon, she’s even retracing her roots—and testing her endurance—amid the region’s natural beauty. And the more she delves into the past, the more clearly she sees herself, her future, and the way home . . .



Willow swallowed the lump in her throat, took the luggage handle, and hoisted it up the steps. A low howl of a dog, followed by rustling from the nearby woods, made her pause.
She turned to the sound, laughing as a short legged, shaggy dog approached, its long tail raised high in the air, wagging like a flag of surrender. The cute canine bellowed another generous howl and came toward Willow; she swore it wore a smile—if a dog could.
Willow stepped off the porch. “Hello there, little fella.” She crouched down and extended her hand. “Come here.”
Woooowooowoooo. This time he offered a softer, less frantic cooing that warmed and welcomed. He swarmed her calves while she ran a hand along his thick, wiry fur, trying to figure out the breed. A body like a basset hound, with the same white, black, and tan coloring, yet his thick, wiry hair was very un-bassett-like.
She touched his long, silky ears. “You’re a cute little guy.”
With that he rested his short, thick legs on her knees, giving her the once over, too.
Long snout. Pronounced black nose. Smiling dark brown eyes peeked out beneath a mop of hair atop his crown-shaped head. A real cutie. He licked her cheek.
“Are you lost or just part of the welcome wagon?” He licked her again. “Then part of the welcome wagon it is.”
She checked his collar for ID. A metal tag read Henry and listed a phone number.
“Well, Henry, why don’t I call your—”
“Henry!” A child yelled. “Henry!”
The voice came from the direction of the same thick trees where the dog had exited.
“He’s over here,” Willow hollered back and a moment later a young girl of maybe five or six dressed in jeans and a long-sleeved T-shirt emerged.
She marched over. “Oh, Henry.” She shook her head and her fawn-colored pigtails danced. “You are not always a good listener.”
The dog abandoned Willow. As he rushed to meet the girl, his back end swayed to one side, as if it couldn’t keep up with his front half. He ran right into the young girl, but she braced herself from falling and leaned over to give him an affectionate pat on the back.
“Henry! You can be such a bad boy.”
Henry licked her cheek, making the girl giggle. Willow couldn’t wipe the smile from her face if she tried. Besides the young girl’s contagious laugh, her accented voice and reprimand sounded so grown compared to American children.
Willow walked toward them. “What kind of dog is he?”
“Oh, he’s a petite.”
“I’ve never heard of those.” Willow squatted down and ran her hand along his low, long body. “Just a petite?”
“No. A Petite Basset Griffon VendΓ©en.” She pronounced the words with a beginner’s French accent.
“That’s a mouthful. Well, I’ve definitely never heard of that either.”
“That’s why we call him a petite, or sometimes a PBGV.” She cupped the dog’s snout in her hands and kissed the top of his head. “My mum used to breed them.” She frowned. “Now we only have Henry.”
“Oh, so she doesn’t breed them anymore?”
She quieted and stroked the dog’s long ears. “My mum passed away. But my daddy let me keep Henry.”
Sadness tore at Willow’s chest. To hear that such a young child had suffered the loss of a parent didn’t seem right. “I’m sorry about your mother. I lost mine, too. It’s hard.”
The little girl played with the dog for a bit then glanced up at Willow. “You’re American?”

   


Bestselling author Sharon Struth believes you're never too old to pursue a dream. THE HOURGLASS, her debut novel, is a finalist in the National Readers' Choice Awards for Best first Book and winner of the Chatelaine Award in Romantic Fiction. Her Blue Moon Lake Romances (Kensington Publishing) includes the national bestseller SHARE THE MOON, HARVEST MOON, BELLA LUNA and a christmas novella, TWELVE NIGHTS.


   


Win a $15 Amazon or B&N gift card!
(3 winners)
t



 

13 comments :

  1. Looks like the type of books I like to read. I look forward to reading this.

    ReplyDelete
  2. The cover of Willow's Way is lovely and definitely eye-catching. I like the colors and the scene itself.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Very pretty cover! It sounds amazing too!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I like the cover design, thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Elizabeth RobinsonApril 22, 2018 at 7:01 PM

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Totally my kind of book! And the cover is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I want that house on the cover! Sounds great.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love the topic of the book. It's something I can relate to!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I liked the excerpt, and I am looking forward to reading this story.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Siddhi Shailendra NigamApril 24, 2018 at 2:28 PM

    Great cover! Thanks for the chance ♥️

    ReplyDelete
  11. I really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for me so thank you for the reveal!

    ReplyDelete

♥ Thank You for Your Comment! Best of Luck in the Giveaway!!! ♥