Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Wedding in Valentine blog tour: review and giveaway

Good day and welcome to our stop on A Wedding in Valentine blog tour. This tour is hosted by Literati Author Services. We have our review and a there is a tour-wide giveaway.
A Wedding in Valentine by  Emma Cane
Contemporary Romance*paperback/eBook, 100 pages
Publication Date: June 11, 2013
Publisher: Avon Impulse an imprint of HarperCollins
Purchase: (please note Paperbacks are not available until July 2)

In A Town Called Valentine, Emily Murphy has an unexpected encounter (with the sexy Nate Thalberg) that changes everything. Now, in A Wedding in Valentine  she and Nate are tying the knot, and it’s a celebration Emily’s best friend Heather Armstrong won’t miss—and will never forget! 

Heather had never done anything out of the ordinary, but there was just something about that cowboy in the airport seven months ago she couldn’t resist. Cowboy Chris Sweet hasn’t been able to get the beautiful redhead out of his mind since that steamy night. Now to Chris’ surprise, she’s in Valentine—for his sister’s wedding! 

Keeping the one night stand a secret the whole weekend will be hard, but denying their attraction for each other—nearly impossible! What’s in store for Heather and Chris? Will the romantic weekend in the charming town of Valentine sway Heather into taking another chance at love? 

A Wedding in Valentine is brimming with sweet romance and sexy cowboys that will keep readers revisiting the town of Valentine time and time again. 

About the Author
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Emma Cane was born in Erie, a small Pennsylvania town on beautiful Lake Erie, where the sunsets are some of the best in the world. Though Emma enjoyed figure skating and skiing (good sports in the northeast), she brought a book everywhere she went, usually science fiction and fantasy. Yes, Emma was a Trekkie. Early in her teen years, she decided maybe she could be a writer, and wrote passionate stories of teenagers in space, first by hand until her fingers cramped, and then on her dad’s manual typewriter, that she still can’t bear to give away. In high school she discovered historical romances, starting with Kathleen Woodiwiss’s Shanna, and Emma never looked back. The first romance she ever tried to write was a historical Western, but now she’s changed to the 21st century, where cowboys can ride pickup trucks as well as horses. Emma fell in love with small-town, heartwarming stories, and created the fictional town Valentine Valley, a small ranching community in the Colorado Rockies, where she sets her novels. A Town Called Valentine was the first in her new series. True Love at Silver Creek Ranch followed in January 2013. Her first novella, A Wedding in Valentine, came out in June 2013.

Emma always wanted a career. She determined she wouldn’t be good at the family business, funeral directing, mainly because a funeral director is a social creature, out in society, joining lots of committees and being involved in the community. She likes to pick and choose her committees (she's served in almost every capacity in her local writers' group) She especially enjoys being at home in the evenings, her face buried in a book. When she went to college, Emma figured it might be difficult to earn a living writing, so she tried many different jobs. After majoring in aerospace engineering and taking all her electives in English, she realized writing was her future. While she learned her craft and raised her children, she worked several jobs, from fitness training to programming computer-controlled machines. She joined her local chapter of Romance Writers of America, found her best friends, and with their help, sold her manuscript to Avon Books. At last, writing has become her full-time career.

Now that her three children are grown, Emma loves spending time crocheting and singing (although not necessarily at the same time), and hiking and snowshoeing alongside her husband Jim and two rambunctious dogs Uma and Apollo.

Emma also writes as USA Today Bestselling historical romance author Gayle Callen.

Emma Cane has created such a wonderful town in her Valentine Valley series. The first book is A Town Called Valentine and A Wedding in Valentine is a novella. Valentine Valley is charming. The town has a certain mixed appeal: its quaintness and diversity of people makes for an array of interesting characters and its picturesque setting of fields and mountains, typical Main Street and gorgeous homes, has an old-fashioned feel which may make the reader want to visit. 

Heather has come to town to be in her best friend Heather's wedding. She arrives and soon finds herself with trepidation in her heart. Waiting inside the airport is the hot cowboy she had a one-night stand with (or was it two nights?) on a snowy evening. Heather isn't that type of girl but when she spent time with Chris, he stirred something in her and she was able to express herself freely for a change. Heather has been thinking of leaving San Francisco and opening up a catering business somewhere, far away from the bustle of city life. Is Valentine Valley her new home? Can she enjoy this weekend knowing the cowboy who took her heart but never called will be within reach?

A Wedding in Valentine is a sweet romantic novella with a contemporary feel and a picturesque town which seems like a step back in time. Town people know everybody else's business and the fresh smell of grass beckons for a walk outside. Heather is an independent woman all set to start a new life. She's looking forward to seeing Emily, thrilled to see her close friend so happy with her fiance Nate. But seeing Chris brings back feelings of  passionate days spent together and the overriding hurt of his dismissal. I won't say what happens between Heather and Chris but their scenes involve peeping, skinny dipping, a toe-curling kiss, revelations, and dancing. I enjoyed their story and found Valentine Village a nice place to hang out in.

Rating: 3
Cover comment:
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