Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Virtual Tour & #Giveaway for Sea Glass Sunrise by Donna Kauffman

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Tasty Book Tours, for Sea Glass Sunrise by Donna Kauffman.  Please leave a comment or question for Donna to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway, for a print copy of Sea Glass Sunrise, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow all of the stops on Donna’s tour by clicking on the tour banner above.  The more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning. 

Sea Glass Sunrise
By Donna Kauffman
The Brides of Blueberry Cove, Book 1

Publisher:  Zebra (An Imprint of Kensington Publishing)
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length:  368 Pages
ISBN:  9781420137453


About the book: 

In seaside Blueberry Cove, Maine, friends are just another word for family, and big-city politics take a backseat to local pride. But the real treasure on these shores is always love…

When D.C. lawyer Hannah McCrae heads home for her brother’s wedding, she’s dragging a lot of baggage along with her—and she doesn’t mean suitcases. Betrayed personally, and humiliated professionally, the last thing she wants is a new man. That’s fine with square-jawed, rugged contractor Calder Blue. He and Hannah may be wildly attracted to one another, but all he wants is to build the town’s hotly contested new yacht club and mend a centuries-old family feud. Yet thanks to resentments old and new, day after day the pair wind up tangled in each other’s business—and maybe soon in each other’s arms.

Every bride needs something “blue”…

Author Info

USA Today bestselling author of the Cupcake Club Romance series, Donna Kauffman has seen her books reviewed in venues ranging from Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal to Entertainment Weekly and Cosmopolitan. She lives just outside of DC in the lovely Virginia countryside, where she is presently trying to makeover her newly empty nest into something that doesn’t have to accommodate piles of sports equipment falling out of her coat closet (okay, out of every closet...and under every bed....), size 13 cleats and sweaty uniforms cluttering her foyer (and stairwell, and laundry room, and...), and a kitchen that should have come with a traffic light. And a pantry monitor. (Anyone with a clever idea on how to repurpose lacrosse sticks into matching reading lamps, she’s all ears!) When she’s not stripping paint, varnishing an old auction house find, or trying to avoid bodily injury with her latest power tool purchase, she loves to hear from readers!

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A light hearted contemporary romance, Sea Glass Sunrise by Donna Kauffman is the first book in the Brides of Blueberry Cove series, a spin-off from her Bachelors of Blueberry Cove series.  Set in a small fictional town in Maine, Ms. Kauffman’s story is filled with colorful characters, family drama, a sizzling romance and a touch of comedy.  While tied to another series, this is a book which can be read on its own.

Returning to Blueberry Cove for her only brother’s wedding, Hanna McCrae plans to start her life over.  Humiliated both personally and professionally by a romance which was a huge mistake, Hannah left her once promising career as an attorney in D.C. to return to the small town she once called home and is filled with people who love her.  Only her first day back doesn’t exactly work out as planned, traffic accident caused by a new stop sign she wasn’t aware of, and soon she’s can’t remember why she wrote off hot men.

Calder Blue has travelled to Blueberry Cove to conduct some business and settle a two hundred year old family feud.  Becoming involved in a traffic accident with a pretty lady was not a part of his plans, though he’s definitely attracted to the woman.  Will his temporary stay in Blueberry Cove turn into something permanent?

Ms. Kauffman does a good job developing the characters of both Hannah and Calder, though I have to admit that I wasn’t a huge fan of Hannah at first (let’s just say she was foolish when it came to her previous romance).  While both Hannah and Calder have romance issues from the past, they couldn’t help being attracted to each other from the start.  It helped that they each found the other extremely attractive.  I enjoyed watching their romance develop from what could have been a tragic incident and it helped that both characters had a good sense of humor and were decent people overall.

The secondary characters were also well developed and I really enjoyed getting to know the people in Blueberry Cove.  I especially liked Hannah’s family, her brother Logan, Alex McFarland, his fiancée/bride, and Hannah’ younger sister Fiona, who is a real hoot and has a wicked fashion sense.  I also enjoyed getting to know Calder’s estranged family and Barbara Benson, one of the town’s police officers, who also happened to be the McCrae family’s substitute mom.

Will Hannah and Calder give their blistering attraction a chance to develop into something more than a temporary romance?  Will Calder be able to get his family to move on from their 200 year old feud?  And will the town of Blueberry Cove be the home they are both looking for?  You’ll have to read Sea Glass Sunrise to find out.  I enjoyed it and can’t wait to read Snowflake Bay, the second book in the series featuring Fiona, which will be published in September. 

My Rating; 4 out of 5 Stars


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