CFBA presents For The Love of Pete….by Debby Mayne

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

For the Love of Pete

B&H Books (January 15, 2014)



Debby Mayne is a best-selling author who has published more than 25 books and novellas, 400 short stories and articles, and devotions for women. She has also worked as managing editor of a national health magazine, product information writer for HSN, a creative writing instructor, and a copy editor and proofreader. Her novel, Love Finds You in Treasure Island, Florida received 4-1/2 stars from RT Book Review, and was named a Top Pick for the month of July. She and her husband Wally have two grown daughters, and live in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Widow Bethany Hanahan is trying in vain to fill an empty heart and an empty nest. The result is a home filled to the brim, but something is still missing. That’s when her new gardening club friends come to the rescue, encouraging her to let go of the past as well as the present clutter –emotional, spiritual, and physical. It’s not long before Bethany is finding friends, not bargains, to fill her days. But has her life become too full for someone like Pete Sprockett, a childhood friend, for whom her romantic feelings are beginning to bloom? Join the quirky, loving community of Bloomfield as they do what they do best – poke their well-meaning noses in and intervene in times of need –in author Debby Mayne’s second novel in what has become a five book series about a community where life is simple and love is real.

If you’d like to read the first chapter of For the Love of Pete, go HERE.


This was a really nice, refreshing book to read. This is the first Bloomfield novel I have read, and I will sure check out the others in this series! After her husband passed away and her daughter left for college, Bethany moved back to her home town. She moved into the house her inlaws left she and her husband. The problem was, her mother in laws things were still there, along with everything Bethany and her family had accumulated over the years, plus all of the bargains Bethany finds shopping. What a mess her house was!

I can kinda relate to Bethany, though mine house isn’t quite that bad! I like to save things, even if I haven’t used them in years because there might come a day I need it! After reading this book, I realize even more what that things are just that, they are things and you can get rid of them!! Only with Bethany, she had her mom and the garden club is pushing Bethany to rid her home of the extra stuff. And then there is Pete. I love the title of this book. I thought it was a funny title, until I read the book, and it fits perfectly! I really like Pete, he was the guy everyone is looking for. But he is a confirmed bachelor and looks like he is gonna stay that way! I highly recommend For the Love of Pete. You will sure enjoy it. And especially if you are middle age, because the characters are all in that age range. This story is calming, peaceful, enjoyable, and just plain good!

I received this book from the publisher B&H Books and CFBA to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.


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