Mar 18, 2016

Book Tour: The Rain Sparrow by Linda Goodnight

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The Rain Sparrow by Linda Goodnight
Series: A Honey Ridge Novel, published February 23, 2016
Genre: romance, contemporary novel

Book beginning:
Brody hated Fridays. He knew what would happen if he went home. So he didn't. He hung out at the library until it closed, and then, wishing he had money for a hamburger, he wandered down to his spot on Magnolia Creek. It was a pretty good hike, a couple of miles out of town past the Griffinsisters' peach orchard and through a hundred yards of tangled weeds, but at eleven, he was up for it. He could have run that far and not been out of breath. 
Page 56: 
She'd had coffee, in her pajamas no less, with Hayden Winters. Laughing at herself a little, she focused on work. The man had probably put her out of his mind the moment she'd driven away.
Book description: In Honey Ridge, Tennessee, thriller writer Hayden Winters lives a life colored by lies. He can trust no one with his secrets. But the charming old Peach Orchard Inn and a woman whose presence is as gentle as a sparrow’s song stops him in his tracks.

Carrie Riley is afraid of everything, but meeting the enigmatic writer at the inn emboldens her. When they discover a vulnerable boy hiding at the inn, Hayden is compelled to help Carrie protect him. A centuries-old mystery and secrets of the past and present cause their lives to become entwined, and all that’s left to come to light is love—if the grim truth doesn’t tear them apart first. (publisher)

My comments:
The plight of young Brody, who was abandoned by his mother and now living with an abusive and alcoholic father, can't be ignored by two people staying at Peach Orchard Inn. Hayden and Carrie take the boy who appears at the door of the inn one stormy night, they feed him and dry him off, and put him to bed in one of the rooms. They uncover the secrets of Brody's past over time and as expected, Hayden and Carrie also fall in love.

This is a romance in a charming inn, with a mystery thrown in, and the heart-tugging case of a lonely boy, needing help, who is too afraid to go home most nights. It is also the story of the writer Hayden whose dreams of past events come to haunt and puzzle him.

Romance lovers, this is the book for you!

About Author Linda Goodnight
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller, Linda Goodnight is the winner of the RITA and other highly acclaimed awards for her emotional fiction. Active in orphan ministry, this former nurse and teacher enjoys writing fiction that carries a message of hope and light in a sometimes dark world. A country girl, she lives in Oklahoma.
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Thanks to TLC BOOK TOURS and the publisher for a review copy of the novel. For other reviews of the book, visit the Tour Schedule


Kathy Martin said...

This sounds like a great story. I'll be adding it to my wishlist. I am spotlighting Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben this week. Happy reading!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

The cover makes it look like a good book for Spring. Hate Fridays?! Never!
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JLS Hall said...

I'm not generally a huge fan of romance novels, but the mystery element does intrigue me. And I'd love to find out why she's running around in her pajamas. Thanks for sharing, and happy reading this week!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

Kay said...

Oh, I like the sound of this one. Putting it on my list to find. I wanted to buy that kiddo a hamburger! LOL

Unknown said...

I'd like to keep reading it right now. This is one that I'll be adding to my reading list.

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fredamans said...

I love the descriptive writing. Puts you in both moments. Happy weekend!

Vicki said...

Sounds really good! I'd keep reading!

Suko said...

The Rain Sparrow sounds wonderful, Harvee. Thank you for sharing these snippets, and some thoughts.

guiltlessreader said...

Hates Fridays? Now that's a change :) Happy reading, Harvee!

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE the cover and the book's title.

Hanging out at the library would be fun.

ENJOY the book.

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