A Place to Belong by Lauraine Snelling

Chuck Wagons Crossing the Prairies

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The Exciting Conclusion to Lauraine Snelling’s WILD WEST WIND series8

As winter settles over the Engstrom ranch, Cassie Lockwood has a lot on her mind. The way Lucas Engstrom smiles at her should set her heart to tripping. But it doesn’t. Shouldn’t there be some attraction to him if they are going to be married? His vow to make her love him doesn’t seem to be working, no matter how considerate and charming he is. And then there’s the look she caught him sending Betsy Hudson at church one Sunday. Are she and Lucas drifting apart?

During a short trip away, Cassie realizes she must make other plans for her future. But what will the Engstroms say when she announces plans to leave the ranch and join a Wild West show?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


THE AUTHOR

Lauraine Snelling
Photo by: Ginger Murray Photography

Lauraine Snelling

Lauraine Snelling (www.laurainesnelling.com) is the award-winning author of more than 70 books, fiction and nonfiction, for adults and young adults. Her books have sold more than five million copies. She and her husband make their home in Tehachapi, California.

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Second Chance at Love by Shirley Quiring Mozena

About the Book

Book:  A Second Chance at Love

Author: Shirley Quiring Mozena, co-authored with James P. Mozena

Genre:  Non-fiction

Release Date: July, 2020

Second Chance at Love

Whether your marriage was blissful or challenging, lengthy or short, it didn’t end the way you imagined. Regardless of how you found yourself without a life partner, you may be at a point where you’d like to experience the love of a spouse again. Authors Shirley and Jim Mozena experienced devastating losses and then struggles in their relationships before finding renewed love with each other, and in Second Chance at Love they offer their insights to these difficult questions:

  • Are you really ready?
  • Is now the time?
  • How do you know if you’ve found the right one?
  • Is the potential pain of losing another spouse worth it?

The authors approach their answers with practical reality and their own vulnerability. They share the experiences of their first marriages, their second marriages, their journeys through what seemed like devastating losses, and the gifts of finding love and another chance to share their lives with a spouse after death and divorce.

In addition to the down-to-earth guidance on the situations you face when considering marrying again, Shirley and Jim have created valuable questionnaires to identify issues and facilitate discussions with potential mates. The information contained in this book will give you confidence and peace as you navigate these hopeful waters.

Author Interview

How long does it take you to write a book?

About two years. I write the first draft, work with a coach, re-write, share with my writing group, re-write again. Work with an editor and then it’s done. Kind of a long “pregnancy” but the baby is worth all of the time!

2.  As a non-fiction writer, have you ever thought about transferring over to fiction?

I’ve thought about it, tried it a little and so far am not happy with my results. I love to read fiction, though and get ideas for my non-fiction writing.

3.Do you prefer writing in silence or to music?

I like silence sometimes and if I play music, I enjoy classical.

4. Give six things your readers may not know about you?

1. I climbed Mt Hood six times

2. I play violin

3. Love to dance even though I’m not great at it.

4. Climbed Mt St. Helens 11 times

5. I flipped a sports car on its top—one day after my husband installed a roll bar.

6. I took flight lessons in a Taylorcraft airplane.

5.  Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?

I am honored when a reader comments—or even reads what I’ve written.

Click here to get your copy of the book!

About the Authors

Shirley Mozena

Shirley Quiring Mozena is a speaker for Stonecroft Ministries and publishes a weekly blog on encouragement and hope. She and her husband, Jim, facilitate GriefShare, where they work with those grieving the loss of a loved one in death. Shirley has also written Second Chances at Life and Love, with Hope and Beyond Second Chances: Heartbreak to Joy.

James (Jim) P. Mozena was owner and president of Mozena Consulting Group (MCG Inc.) for thirty years. He has taught university business classes and authored four books on improving organizational performance.

More from Shirley and Jim

Did you know remarriage is on the rise for Americans aged 55 years or older—widowed or divorced? Author Shirley Quiring Mozena, with her husband Jim, know the demands of remarriage, blending families from divorce and being widowed. They came from long and enduring marriages and found marriage to be fulfilling. They discovered that in spite of their love for each other, there were challenges before their wedding took place.

Together they wrote Second Chance at Love. Join them as they share their joys, sorrows, and even misfires in pursuing a marriage partner. This book will show you through their own experiences through divorce and widowhood what’s important in what a couple might face in second or third marriages.

Blog Stops

Artistic Nobody, September 7 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, September 8

Splashes of Joy, September 9 (Author Interview)

Texas Book-aholic, September 10

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 11

Spoken from the Heart, September 12 (Author Interview)

deb’s Book Review, September 12

Inklings and notions, September 13

For Him and My Family, September 14

Beauty in the Binding, September 15 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Bookshelf, September 16

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, September 17

Adventures of a Travelers Wife, September 18 (Author Interview)

Sara Jane Jacobs, September 19

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, September 20

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Shirley is giving away the grand prize of a signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/10092/second-chance-at-love-celebration-tour-giveaway

THE ITALIAN’S UNEXPECTED HEIR by Jennifer Faye


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A Note from the Author

Thank you for joining me for the dramatic conclusion to The Bartolini Legacy trilogy. A diary and a secret totally upend the lives of the three Bartolini siblings and creates an unforgettable summer… 

Life is full of surprises—some of them good—some of them not so good. And then there are the surprises you never saw coming that upend everything you thought you knew. That’s what happens to the Bartolini family. And the repercussions shake everyone’s foundations, including Enzo, the eldest Bartolini sibling. 

Since an early age, Enzo had been taught to look out for his sisters. But he wasn’t able to protect them from the pain of learning their family’s long held secret. And now he feels as though he failed them as well as being betrayed by the people he trusted most in this world—his parents. 

Wedding planner Sylvie DeLuca has never had an easy life. With her father dying before she could know him and years later losing her mother, she’s alone in the world. But when a job assisting with a royal wedding leads to her having a dream job in Tuscany, she wonders if at last she’s home. 

But when her pregnancy test comes up positive just as Enzo announces he’s selling the Bartolini estate, what’s Sylvie to do? Start over elsewhere? Or fight for the estate she’s come to love? 

Happy reading, 
— Jennifer 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

THE ITALIAN’S UNEXPECTED HEIR is Jennifer Faye’s third book in this series. In previous books, Sylvie is the current wedding planner at the Bartolini vineyard. This story is about Sylvia and Enzo, who have been good friends for a while and though they haven’t figured it out, they have feelings for each other. Ms. Faye does a wonderful job of exploring these feeling within the pages of this book. The Itailian part of it and the vivid descriptions, and those of the vineyard are described in such a way you way to jump on a plane for Italy right away! But since I will never go, it was sure fun reading about it!

It’s been fun reading this delightful series, and I sure hate seeing it send. I like forward to seeing what is next in store with Jennifer Faye. If you love a sweet Romance, you may way to try out this book.

A special thanks to the author/publisher and Prism Book Tours for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade


The Bartolini Legacy 
A secret, an inheritance, a journey to happy-ever-after! 
A diary… 
After their parents’ sudden deaths, the Bartolini siblings Bianca, Gia and Enzo return home to Tuscany and discover one of them is illegitimate! 
A will… 
As they’re reeling from the bombshell, the will is read. The luxury family estate will be left to the sibling who can generate the greatest income. 
A summer to remember… 
While they wait for the DNA test results, each sibling embarks on their own vision for the vineyard’s future. They have six months that will take them on a journey of self-discovery and finding love along the way… 
Read Bianca’s story in The Prince and the Wedding Planner Discover Gia’s story in The CEO, the Puppy and Me And find Enzo’s story in The Italian’s Unexpected Heir 
All available now!
The Italian’s Unexpected Heir(The Bartolini Legacy #3)By Jennifer FayeContemporary RomancePaperback & ebook, 256 PagesSeptember 1st 2020 by Harlequin Romance
Her baby surprise proves…
…that one night will never be enough!
Reeling from the secrets that have torn his heritage apart, Enzo Bartolini is set on selling his family’s Tuscan vineyard and trying to forget the impulsive, dazzling night he and best friend Sylvie shared in Paris. While the sale moves forward, the thrilling awareness between him and Sylvie is harder to move past…especially when she upends Enzo’s world by revealing she’s carrying his baby!
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Go to Jennifer’s Contact Page HERE and order your bookmark(s)!
Tour Schedule
September 8th:LaunchRockin’ Book ReviewsBecky on BooksSeptember 9th:Christy’s Cozy CornersBecause I said so — and other adventures in ParentingSplashes of JoyLocks, Hooks and BooksSeptember 10th:Baroness’ Book TroveHallie Readsreviewingbooksplusmoreunderneath the coversHarlie’s BooksMy Life Loves and PassionSeptember 11th:Andi’s Book ReviewsPause for TalesBook Lover in FloridaBooks and ZebrasSeptember 12th:Reading ExcursionsTeatime and BooksBeauty in the BindingBookish JottingsSeptember 13th:Grand Finale

Other Books in the Series
The Prince and the Wedding Planner(The Bartolini Legacy #1)By Jennifer FayeContemporary RomancePaperback & ebook, 256 PagesMarch 1st 2020 by Harlequin Romance
When different worlds collide…
…sparks fly!
With her family name on the line, wedding planner Bianca Bartolini needs this royal wedding to go perfectly—she can’t afford distractions. Too bad the bride’s dashing brother has other plans! Duty-bound Crown Prince Leo has mere weeks to announce his own engagement, but none of the candidates measure up to Bianca. They’re the most unlikely match, but might that just make them perfect for one another?
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The CEO, the Puppy and Me(The Bartolini Legacy #2)By Jennifer FayeContemporary RomancePaperback & ebook, 256 PagesJune 1st 2020 by Harlequin Romance
Has the search for her past…
…guided her toward her future?
Gia Bartolini’s determinedly searching for her real father. First stop on the enchanting Italian island of Lapri? A mysterious abandoned mansion…where, rescuing a trapped puppy, she falls straight into the arms of alluring Riccardo Moretti! Her passion for the all-business CEO burns bright, leaving Gia with a question: In uncovering her true roots, has fate led her to true love?
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About the Author

Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.
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Tour Giveaway

One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and a copies of THE PRINCE AND THE WEDDING PLANNER and THE CEO, THE PUPPY AND ME, winner’s choice of print (US only) or ebook
Open internationallyEnds September 16, 2020
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