December 8, 2014

Reviewing "Swept Away" plus a Kindle Fire Giveaway!

       "Swept Away" by Laura V. Hilton and Cindy Loven, is a contemporary romance novel that I had a hard time putting down. The "Quilts of Love" series is always enjoyable, and although you sometimes kind of get a hint of what's going to end up happening shortly into the first couple chapters of the book, the authors always do a great job of putting that little bit of skepticism into the reader's mind that keeps you feverishly reading to find out what happens.
     Sara Jane Morgan is used to dealing with a roomful of students, but her grandmother is another story. Grandma has big plans to teach Sarah how to quilt, while Sara doesn't want anything to do with it for the most part. She is more concerned with her Grandmother's diminishing health and her unpredictable behavior, which sometimes puts Sara into difficult situations.  Drew the handyman, is a very complex character with a complicated past.  When he meets Sara, he is immediately enthralled by her beauty, but their relationship gets off to a very rocky/tricky start.  Their encounters throughout the book are sometimes cringe-worthy, but I found myself rooting for love to win all the way until the last page.
     I really enjoyed "Swept Away" and I would recommend it to anybody who enjoys Christian, contemporary romance with an underlying theme of quilting and crafting.   The only thing I was not happy with was the bad light that was placed on foster care in a couple quick moments of the book.   My husband and I are certified foster parents and while we know that there are some "bad apples" out there, the foster families we know have really big hearts for kids.  Our country desperately needs more good, loving foster families so the more encouragement there is out there for that, the better.  Ok, I will get off my soapbox now. :)   Anyway, like I said, this was a very enjoyable book. It's a fast, fun read and it will keep you turning the pages late into the evening.  The characters are well developed and complex, and the plot deals with a lot of real life issues such as dealing with elderly loved ones in kind and caring ways.  Read this book! :)

Disclaimer: I received this book for free in from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review

Don’t miss the newest Quilts of Love book, Swept Away by Laura V. Hilton and Cindy Loven. November’s QOL release is a spark of romance and fun just in time for the holidays.

Enter to win a Kindle HDX, and RSVP for the “Merry Quilted” Quilts of Love Facebook party on December 9th. 
One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Swept Away by Laura V. Hilton and Cindy Loven
  • Hidden in the Stars by Robin Caroll
  • Quilted by Christmas by Jodie Bailey
Enter today by clicking the button below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 9th. Winner will be announced during the "Merry Quilted" Christmas Facebook party on December 9th. RSVP today and connect with some of the Quilts of Love authors (Jodie Bailey, Laura V. Hilton, Cindy Loven, Cathy Elliott, and Gina Welborn) for a "merry" evening of book chat, Christmas traditions, prizes, and more!

RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on December 9th!

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