This is a Tag Team Event.
I’ll be giving away two paperback copies of Joshua’s Folly, along with canvas totes and some swag, and some hot chocolate to keep ya warm (US Only), generously provided by Taylor Dean. Also, an ebook copy of Joshua’s Folly to two International; or US winners. After entering my giveaway, head on over to Sherry’s blog at fundinmental for another chance to win!
Taylor Dean is as awesome as her stories. I’ve received signed paperbacks of each book I reviewed and she sent them in these cute cloth pouches and stuffed in other goodies.
She has her own signature cover art for her romance series and her paranormal series and I’d recognize her books anywhere.
Her blog is always fun to visit and her picture memes are thoughtful and fun. I especially like to think of a song to match the picture she posts on her Wordless Wednesdays.
Check out her blog and tell her hi!
This romance story starts in tragedy.
Marisa was 11 years old when she lost her family and found sanctuary with her foster family. It was hard for her to adjust and she was plagued with fears and bad dreams.
One thing gave her peace. A picture of her foster mothers nephew, Joshua. He was not much older than her and she kept his picture under her pillow, creating a fantasy life with him.
Marisa is a young woman now and she’s going to spend the summer with Josh and his daughter, Bethany at his ranch She’s finally going to meet her dream man. The man she’s been in love with for so many years.
Will fate make her dreams come true, or will it end in folly?
There are two meanings in the title, Joshua’s Folly. One is the arbor Joshua built for his daughter. A beautiful floral garden, a place to sit and take in mother nature and play safely.
The other folly you’ll discover when you read the book.
This is a simple romance, with a few complications, mostly insecurity and fear of being hurt again.
Once these three start to get to know each other, they all come out of their shells, connecting and emerging from their cocoons.
I particularly liked the breakfast debates they shared. One of them chose the topic and debated it until a winner emerged. Lively conversation and laughter was good medicine for all of them.
I also thought Marisa’s food fetish was funny. She could mix together the most unlikely combinations and eat it with relish, while Josh and Bethany looked on in horror. Made me laugh and wonder what it tasted like. Was it good, or was she just a good actor?
The romance is sweet and the characters trying to mesh as a family and heal together was charming. I’m keeping my hopes up for these guys.
This is a great summer read for by the pool, or in keeping with the weather, an easy to follow story to read while snuggled up with a hot cup of chocolate.
Can you fall in love with a picture?
After Marisa survives a traumatic experience in her youth, she finds comfort in the form of a photograph of Joshua, her foster mother’s nephew. She falls in love with him, creating and refining an image of the man of her dreams. When Marisa has the opportunity to visit Joshua’s cattle ranch outside of Amarillo, Texas, she meets Joshua in person for the first time. She quickly realizes he is someone she could really fall in love with, not just a silly childhood crush.
Life is seemingly perfect for Josh and Marisa, with endless possibilities before them. That is, until Josh’s reservations take a toll on their relationship and their summertime romance ends rather unexpectedly.
Will Marisa be able to forgive Josh for his folly?
Author Taylor Dean
Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding that she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you’ll find all sub-genres of romance in her line-up.
To two US winners: a signed paperback of Joshua’s Folly, tote bag, two bookmarks, two hot chocolate packets
To two International or US winners: an ebook copy of Joshua’s Folly (kindle only)
To enter, please leave your email address with your comment so I can contact you if you win and answer this question:
“What book made you fall in love with reading?”
This is a Tag Team Event hosted by myself and Sherry at fundinmental.
You can visit Sherry’s blog for another chance to win and see what she thinks about Joshua’s Folly HERE.
Giveaway ends February 17th.
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