Giveaway and Tour for Rebuilding Hearts by Carolyn Miller


About the Book


Book: Rebuilding Hearts

Author: Carolyn Miller

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release date: June 28, 2022

My Rating Five Stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Who knew a bank robbery could show a girl that good guys still exist?

Tim Franklin. Quiet, shy, almost incapable of speaking to a girl, and a budding horticulturist. Oh, and he survived a bank robbery five years ago, not to mention its resulting trauma.

Bookworm Bella Dwyer just wants to feel safe, and Tim’s actions during the robbery made her believe there might be guys who live up to her fictional heroes. Trouble is, a chance with Tim seems as remote as this year’s celebrity heartthrob.

Instead, she settled for a relationship with a guy who’s commitment-phobic.

So when Bella encounters Tim on tiny Sparrow Island, the challenges of her past and present collide, and she questions whether there really is a future with a man who can’t commit.

In a leap of faith, Bella dumps her boyfriend, even before shy-guy Tim can make a move. But in wanting to live by faith and conquer fear, has she made the right choice, or are her hopes for freedom and a future destined to fail?

Read the next Sparrow Island novel in 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.

Click here to get your copy!


What happens when a Gardner and a Libraryan meet up? Well this book us eager to tell you all about it. Rebuilding Hearts by Carolyn Miller is a story about Sparrow Island that continues the groups of stories about the Independence Islands series. In this series we have found many authors, a number of islands and a host of awesome books. This book shows us the live of Tim and Bella. Tim lives on the island and imagine the surprise when he and Bella meet, since they were old friends from the past. I so much enjoyed the story of these two, especially with Tim being so shy. The story was a lot of fun as the two get together and finally get to know each other better.

As always I love the beach so I love the island setting and all of the beach fun was a bit entertaining. And I can’t forget the characters, I love watching each of them as  grow. And this book is special because it has a special character, Bella is an avid book lover. YES!!! How fun is it to read about someone who loves books as much as you do? And as always with a Carolyn Miller book, I love how she weaves the Christian life into her characters. And she does it in a subtle way. I love Carolyn Miller books and I this is no different. Why not check this one out. You will be happy you did. I am giving Rebuilding Hearts Five Stars.

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 25

About the Author


Carolyn Miller lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. Together with her husband she has pastored a church for ten years, and worked as a public high school English and Learning and Support teacher. She loves reading, music, films, gardens, art, travel and international food, and really enjoy creating worlds where flawed people can grow in faith, hope and love.
A longtime lover of romance, especially that of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer’s Regency era, Carolyn holds a BA in English Literature, and loves drawing readers into fictional worlds that show the truth of God’s grace in our lives.

Her novels include The Elusive Miss Ellison, The Captivating Lady Charlotte, The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey, Winning Miss Winthrop, Miss Serena’s Secret, The Making of Mrs. Hale, A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh, and Underestimating Miss Cecilia, all available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, Koorong, etc

More from Carolyn

Who doesn’t love to read a book about a bookworm?

Many avid readers I know love the idea of working in a library – so imagine working in a library on a tiny island! And then to encounter a handsome borrower of books with arms of Thor, well, it’d be like a fictional hero come to life. Except maybe this hero isn’t so fictional…

For Rebuilding Hearts, my next book in the Independence Islands series, I loved turning the spotlight onto Tim Franklin, Greener Gardens’ strong, silent employee with secret dreams, and exploring what happens when two opposites attract over a shared love of books and movies.

Rebuilding Hearts explores some bigger questions concerning family, identity and whether God’s plans can be considered good when things go wrong. I love writing fiction that’s
grounded in truth, with realistic, flawed characters who are on God journeys to find faith, freedom, and love.

I’m so thankful people are enjoying my contemporary books, where I can share my love of gardens (& my horticulturalist hubby’s expertise!) to a new audience. Please check out my website to see what’s growing in my garden here in my corner of Australia.

If you enjoy stories of hope, heart and humor, then you’ll be sure to enjoy this novel about a librarian and a Hemsworthy hero as together they find restoration for their hearts.

Happy reading!


Blog Stops

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, July 23

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, July 24

Britt Reads Fiction, July 24

Locks, Hooks and Books, July 25

She Lives To Read, July 26

Library Lady’s Kid lit, July 26

Inklings and notions, July 27

Texas Book-aholic, July 28

By the Book, July 28

For Him and My Family, July 29

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, July 30

Blogging With Carol, July 30

deb’s Book Review, July 31

Blossoms and Blessings, August 1

Lis Loves Reading, August 1

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 2

Aryn the Libraryan, August 3

Splashes of Joy, August 4

Sylvan Musings, August 4

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, August 5

Miriam Jacob, August 5



To celebrate her tour, Carolyn is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 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.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Eva Millien
    Aug 04, 2022 @ 14:40:30

    Rebuilding Hearts sounds like a captivating read and I can’t wait to find out if Bella makes the right decision! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a fabulous day!



  2. carylkane
    Aug 05, 2022 @ 11:36:48

    Thank you for sharing your excellent review! Rebuilding Hearts sounds like a must read.



  3. camillering
    Aug 05, 2022 @ 19:30:13

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely review – I’m so glad you enjoyed reading Bella and Tim’s story!



  4. slehan
    Aug 06, 2022 @ 21:07:05

    Good book for Summer reading.
    Thanks for the contest.



  5. Megan Allen
    Aug 07, 2022 @ 00:15:08

    Great author and series! Im definitely checking this out! Thanks for sharing!



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