Sunday, February 14, 2016

With THIS Ring? ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Blog Tour*, Guest Review, & Giveaway

  With THIS Ring?
A Novella Collection of Proposals Gone Awry
Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, 
Regina Jennings, and Melissa Jagears
Genre: Romance, Humor
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Date of Publication: January 5, 2016
# of pages: 368

Love isn't always a fairy tale, and it doesn't always go as planned. Sometimes the best stories, though, are the ones that are the most unexpected. Join Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, and Melissa Jagears for novellas that celebrate the power of love to triumph . . . even when circumstances go awry!

The Husband Maneuver

When ranch foreman Daniel Barrett seems ready to leave her life forever, Marietta Hawkins decides to grab the reins on their relationship. But to have any hope of maneuvering him into a proposal, she has to act fast or risk losing him completely.

Her Dearly Unintended

Josiah Huckabee just wanted to make sure Katie Ellen Watson was safe, but when the only bridge to her farm is washed out, the two find themselves alone. Alone, that is, until a menacing stranger appears. Maybe by pretending to be newlyweds, they'll save their reputations--but can pretending to be in love turn into the real thing?

Runaway Bride

Hired to help Carrie Halsey escape from a dangerous man intent on making her his wife, Big John Conroy never expected the job to interrupt his solitary Texas Ranger life. But now that he's promised to keep Carrie safe, he discovers he may just want to make a few more promises.

Engaging the Competition

Harrison Gray and tomboy Charlotte Andrews have been rivals for years. With Charlotte intended for someone else, it seems they'll never settle their differences until an accident changes things completely. When Charlotte breaks Harrison's glasses--without which he's nearly blind--she must help with his teaching position, and working together forces these former adversaries to reconsider everything.

"This quartet of authors consistently write with hilarity, warmth, and toe-curling romance. Their individual contributions to this entertaining collection hold true to form. Connealy tips her hat to long-time fans with a grin-inducing reunion and clever word-smithing. Witemeyer's ingenious story-within-a story adds even more humor and drama to her contribution. Jennings and Jagears perfectly complete the ensemble with witty tales of friendship and breathless kisses."—RT Book Reviews Top Pick


Guest Review from Nic at 
Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books!  
This novella collection was a great read. It is something I normally don't read, so I went out of my genre -- and it was worth it.

The Husband Maneuver by Karen Witemeyer: This is a western romance. I really liked how the author did the fiction within fiction excerpts from the dime novel Dead-Eye Dan and the Outlaws of Devil's Canyon. That was a clever way to get the back ground of the old Dan verse the new Dan. It was brilliantly done. I thought this story was very well written and flowed smoothly. The love story was so sweet. This was a 5 star rating for me.

Her Dearly Unintended by Regina Jennings: This was a cute love story. This is about young love and having to grow up. Learning to trust one another. Josiah and Kate are trapped due to a storm and find themselves in a predicament. They may be in danger and Josiah shows he has grown up. Kate realizes her true feelings for him. This was a 5 star rating for me.

Runaway Bride by Mary Connealy: I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It had enough suspense and a great love story to it. Carrie is running for her life with her brother Issac. She runs literally right into John Conroy. He is taking her to safety. During the journey things seem to bloom. This was a well written story. I give this a 5 star rating.

Engaging the Competition by Melissa Jagears: This was a story about a competitive female rancher, named Charlie, and Harrison the school teacher. This story is a nice story of two people who misunderstood each other in the past and have another chance at love. This story was written well. I enjoyed this story and give it 5 stars.

Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books  was started as a way to share anything book related for authors. The team of two reviewers enjoys reading and loves to share their love of books with others.  They feel reviews are important to spread the word about new and old books. One half of the review team, Kim, lives on the other side of the pond, in the UK, and the other half of the team, Nic, lives in the US, in Texas.  They work together to promote US, UK, and Australian authors.

Karen Witemeyer: Winner of the HOLT Medallion and the Carol Award and a finalist for the RITA and Christy Award, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes historical romance to give the world more happily-ever-afters. Karen makes her home in Texas, with her husband and three children. Visit her website or connect with her on Facebook.

Mary Connealy: Mary Connealy writes "romantic comedies with cowboys" and is celebrated for her fun, zany, action-packed style. She has over half a million books sold. She is the author of the popular series Wild at Heart, Kincaid Brides, Trouble in Texas, and many other books. Mary lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her very own romantic cowboy hero. Visit her website or connect with her on Facebook.

Regina Jennings: Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor. She is the author of At Love’s Bidding and four other novels, and contributed a novella to A Match Made in Texas. Regina has worked at the Mustang News, along with time at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows. She now lives outside Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with her husband and four children. Visit her website or connect with her on Facebook.


 Melissa Jagears: Melissa Jagears, an ESL teacher by trade and the author of A Bride for Keeps, A Bride in Store, and A Bride at Last, is a stay-at-home mother on a tiny Kansas farm with a fixer-upper house. She's a member of ACFW and CROWN fiction marketing, and her passion is to help Christian believers mature in their faith and judge rightly. Visit her website or connect with her on Facebook.

February 5-18, 2016
(Winners must have US mailing addresses)

congrats to winners BelleW., Dawn P., Terrill R., and Penny O. 
Check out these other great blog stops on the tour!

2/5     The Crazy Booksellers  – Promo
2/6     Missus Gonzo – Author Interview
2/7     Books and Broomsticks – Promo
2/8     My Book Fix Blog  -- Review
2/9     The Page Unbound – Author Interview
2/10   Because This is My Life Y'all – Guest Post
2/11   Texas Book-aholic  -- Promo
2/12   The Librarian Talks – Author Interview
2/13   All for the Love of the Word  -- Review
2/14   Hall Ways Blog -- Review

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  1. Thanks for the lovely review, Nic! And thanks to the blogging team for hosting us!

    1. Our pleasure! I can't wait to read this myself!

  2. Exciting, can't wait to have a great read !!!!
    You know I just love you girls !!!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Linda! I'm looking forward to reading this, too. Everyone on the blog tour just loves it.