Tour and Giveaway for Matchmakers Best Friend by Kari Trumbo

About the Book

Book:  Matchmaker’s Best Friend

Author: Kari Trumbo

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release date: March 30, 2021

“You’re just like a brother to me. I don’t like you in that way.”

When they dated ten years ago as teens, it almost destroyed their friendship. So Pen Reese did the only logical thing.  She lied about how she felt—and still feels—about him.

She’s still paying for that lie.

A brilliant plan to set Mike and a friend up and get over him has one problem.

It’s breaking her heart.

When Pen pushed him away, Mike Gaines assumed she just didn’t understand his faith. People like her persnickety aunt even claim he’s part of a cult—ridiculous, but it’s true. Still, if she wants him to play the part of a big brother, fine. At least he can stay close this way.

At first, Pen’s attempt to set him up with one of her close friends hurts. But what if it’s the perfect opportunity to show her what she’s missing if she sees him with someone else?

In this friends-to-more-meets-second-chance romance, The Matchmaker’s Best Friend continues the Elnora Island romances of the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.
The Independence Islands Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.

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About the Author

Where western meets happily ever after.

Kari writes swoony heroes and places that become characters with detail and heart.
Her favorite place to write about is the place her heart lives, (even if she doesn’t) South Dakota.

Kari loves reading, listening to contemporary Christian music, singing when no one’s listening, and curling up near the wood stove when winter hits. She makes her home in central Minnesota, land of frigid toes and mosquitoes the size of compact cars, with her husband of over twenty years. They have two daughters, two sons, one cat, and one hungry wood stove.

Pen Reese thinks that if Mike could find someone else? So she plans a fake wedding, including Mike and another friend to show of her wedding planner skills but can she do this? Can she watch Mike marry someone else, even though it’s fake. This sets off a whole different line of feelings that suddenly has her world falling apart before her eyes.

Matchmaker’s Best Friend is a part of the Elnora Island romances of the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters. And a bigger part of The Independence Islands Series. Each of these books have been so much fun. I love how six different authors writes their own story that fits so well with the series. In Matchmaker’s Best Friend, Kari Trumbo writes Pen and Mike’s story. I love the characters in this book, both characters we have grown to love as well as the new people. And their development throughout the story unfolds more interest and excitement to the story. Trumbo does and excellent job writing this story that fits so well with the series, a story that I thoroughly enjoyed. I will be looking for more of Kari Trumbo’s book as this series continue.

.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.

More from Kari

Pen is Mightier than the Sword

Especially in sparkly, stacked espadrilles and pink power suit. Don’t let Pen Reese’s pink façade fool you, she’s a businesswoman to the core, with a heart of gold. She has built a party planning business from the ground up, and she’s about to create another.

Pen is one of those characters that I could just see CLEARLY as I was writing. She is about ninety percent Elle Woods from Legally Blonde and ten percent a close personal friend. I heard her voice in my head. I could hear her talking as I wrote the book. Her personality was perfect for the energetic party planner.

I’m sure if I put a character description up without context or clarity many people wouldn’t want to read the book, they would write Pen off as shallow. But she’s not. She’s heartbroken.

Do you still remember your first love? Maybe you still care for them? Pen fell hard for her first love and no matter how professional she is or how many lavish weddings she plans, she can’t forget the one wedding she’ll never get to create. Her own.

Pen thinks that if Mike falls for someone else, goes off and gets married, she’ll finally be able to move on. So, she sets a plan in motion. That’s when her world completely falls apart and you see the tender parts of Pen that she doesn’t show to just anybody.

She is a very complex character and I hope she touches you like she touched me.

I hope you enjoy Pen’s tale of matchmaking gone wrong.

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Simple Harvest Reads, April 25 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Inklings and notions, April 26

Godly Book Reviews, April 26

Batya’s Bits , April 26

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, April 27

Blossoms and Blessings, April 27

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Kari is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a 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/10acd/matchmaker-s-best-friend-celebration-tour-giveaway

Tour and Giveaway for The Tiger Like Me by Kelsey Lee

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GENRE: Children’s

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BLURB:

The Tiger Like Me is the story of a brave young girl who dares to be different. Following the call of her adventurous spirit, she encounters inspiring creatures of the jungle who remind her to face her fears, recognize the beauty of the present moment, and to walk the path less traveled.

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Excerpt:

Day by day we use our voice, not only for noise but for speaking our choice. 

Night by night, we move through fear; we know this is how to pioneer. Beyond our worry, the way shines clear, and the thoughts that limit us, soon disappear.

We are all diverse, yet one and the same. No matter the challenge, break the chain. Shine like a star to be who you are.

Raise your voice with vigour, to see your potential grow bigger. This is your gift, so be as you are. If you forget your way, then look to the stars.30

In the darkness of night, shoot for the moon. Always remember, the light returns soon.

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I love this cute book. Abhi is different than other girls, even her many sisters. While her sisters sit around the house doing nothing but playing games and boring stuff, Abhi would rather be out on an adventurous trail trying to find interesting and fun things to do. One day Anhi’s sisters dared her to go into the jungle, deep into the trees and not to come out until they told her too, or she would be weak. So off Abhi goes deep deep into the jingle where she meets all of the jungle animals. The Tiger was her best friend because he talked and wasn’t scary. She also met other animals that didnt scare her.

I like Abhi and though I wouldn’t be as brave as she was, I sure did enjoy going on the jungle journey with her. This is such a special book to teach children to tackle their fears head on. It also teaches children that it is ok to be different. Just because everyone wants to do different things, it ok for each child to be him/her. Be just like you are. Don’t change because someone else wants you too. This is what to remember as children. This cute book needs to be in every classroom and every elementary school library because all children need to hear this. And they will all love the sweet pictures

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.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kelsey Lee is a writer and adventurer who lives in Calgary, Alberta. With a diverse background from business owner to yoga teacher, most often, you can find her writing, working with children, and exploring all that nature has to offer. Kelsey finds daily inspiration to value child-like curiosity and empathy through her two children, and her work in Equine Therapy. As a free-spirited child herself, Kelsey has always believed that anyone could achieve their wildest dreams, no matter how far-reaching. She passionately encourages self-empowerment and self-esteem, as The Tiger Like Me, aims to support the reader in honouring their individuality to be courageously unique, and playfully curious.

Website: http://kelseyleeauthor.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kelseyleeauthor/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kelsey-Lee-Author-103153121229617/

BUY LINKS

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tiger-Like-Me-Kelsey-Lee/dp/0228818001

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-tiger-like-me-kelsey-lee/1136252102 

Indigo/Chapters: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-tiger-like-me/9780228818007-item.html

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Kelsey Lee will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f3672

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