Thursday, May 12

Almost Home by Mariah Stewart (Review and Giveaway) ENDED

When she was young, Steffie Wyler always knew exactly what she wanted to do with her life: 1. Make ice cream. 2. Marry the coolest boy in town. 3. Live happily ever after. These days, Steffie is the proud owner of One Scoop or Two, a wildly popular ice cream parlor. But the cool guy left town right after high school, before they could scratch the surface of their mutual attraction to see what, if anything, lay beneath. Steffie’s made a great life for herself in St. Dennis, but true love has never come knocking.

Wade MacGregor left for college in Texas and remained there to start a successful business with his best friend, Robin Kennedy, but he’s always felt something was missing. Then life throws him a curveball: A third partner has robbed the company blind, and Robin has died—but not before entrusting Wade with a precious secret. Now back in St. Dennis, Wade’s determined to do whatever it takes to protect his friend’s legacy—and to figure out, once and for all, if the sparks that fly whenever he’s with Steffie are just temporary fireworks or the lights in the window leading him home.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mariah Stewart is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of twenty-nine novels of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives with her husband and their dogs amid the rolling hills and Amish farms of southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she gardens, reads, and listens to the voices in her head. She is currently working on the next book in her bestselling Chesapeake Diaries series.

Connect with Mariah: on her website or on Facebook

Almost Home is available at Amazon.com

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MY THOUGHTS

The two previous books in the Chesapeake Diaries series captured my attention, and I was eager to find out what happened next in the quaint tourist town of St. Dennis, Maryland overlooking Chesapeake Bay. In the books titled Coming Home and Home Again, the author introduced us to some delightful characters and it was fun to read more about their lives in Almost Home.

Steffie knew what she wanted in life, or at least she thought she had it all figured out.  She had been dreaming of Wade for many years, and it looked like her dreams were finally going to come true.  But a mysterious phone call late one night separated them once again, and she was certain that she could never trust him again.

Wade has been devastated by many things in his recent past, and he longs for the comfort of being home with his family.  What he meant as a quick visit at the place he grew up might turn into much more than he could ever imagine.

Just like the first books in this series, Almost Home drew me into the story and I had a very hard time putting it down.  Although this book could definitely be enjoyed on its own, I highly recommend reading all three books in this series.  Why limit yourself to just a little bit of pleasure?



THE GIVEAWAY

Thanks to Lisa at TLC Book Tours, one reader of this blog will win a copy of Almost Home.

  • For one entry, leave your email address.
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  • Only residents of the U.S. or Canada are eligible to win.
  • Giveaway ends Saturday, May 28.

29 comments:

  1. I am a GFC Follower of the blog

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  2. Great review! I've never read any books by Mariah Stewart but this series sounds fabulous! Adding her books to my list.

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  3. I am a gfc follower.
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  4. I would love to read this book, it sounds really good.
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  5. I am a GFC follower.

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  6. I would love to read this book. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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  7. Would love to win!

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  8. GFC follower

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  9. Please count me in.

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  10. GFC follower

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  11. This sounds like another great summer read.

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  12. I follow you on gfc as degood.

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  13. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  14. I'm following on GFC @headlessfowl.

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  15. Can't wait to read this!
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  17. Sounds like a great book. Thanks!
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  18. I follow you with gfc (psychdog).
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  19. Great read.
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  20. GFC follower.
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  21. I enjoyed your review and would love to read Almost Home :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  22. Publicly following Along the Way with Google Friend Connect {Cheryl F.}
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  24. I'd love to read this.
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  25. GFC Follower.
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  26. Would love to win Along the Way!
    Thanks for the givaway.

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  27. I know I am late but please include me.

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  28. I'm glad this latest book was a good addition to the series!

    Thanks for being on the tour.

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