I have a brand new paperback copy of this lovely book to give away!
I thought it would be extra special to give it away in honor of my review and participation of this book tour… (keep reading or scrolling to the end to participate in my giveaway)
Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh
For Quinn Collins, buying the flower shop in downtown Harbor Pointe fulfills a childhood dream, but also gives her the chance to stick it to her mom, who owned the store before skipping town twenty years ago and never looking back. Completing much-needed renovations, however, while also competing for a prestigious flower competition with her mother as the head judge, soon has Quinn in over her head. Not that she’d ever ask for help.
Luckily, she may not need to. Quinn’s father and his meddling friends find the perfect solution in notorious Olympic skier Grady Benson, who had only planned on passing through the old-fashioned lakeside town. But when a heated confrontation leads to property damage, helping Quinn as a community-service sentence seems like the quickest way out—and the best way to avoid more negative press.
Quinn finds Grady reckless and entitled; he thinks she’s uptight and too regimented. Yet as the two begin to hammer and saw, Quinn sees glimpses of the vulnerability behind the bravado, and Grady learns from her passion and determination, qualities he seems to have lost along the way. But when a well-intentioned omission has devastating consequences, Grady finds himself cast out of town—and Quinn’s life—possibly forever. Forced to face the hurt holding her back, Quinn must finally let go or risk missing out on the adventure of a lifetime.
This was a completely charming and delightful story, I’d call it contemporary Christian romance at it’s best! It pretty much captured and held my attention from the first page!
Characters – Grady–Olympic skier. Stuck in town to do community service because he let his anger get the best of him. He’s used to getting whatever he wants. Rather a self-centered brat, if you will…
And then there’s Quinn. A small town florist. All she’s ever wanted was to be the owner of that little flower shop. She tried so hard to be perfect. She wanted her mother to notice her. She wanted to be loved for who she was. She’d spent her entire life searching, her goal just out of reach. Can she put that behind?
And the two meet. How can they have anything in common?
He’s been a bad boy his entire life, while she’s always been the “good girl”.
Yet, in spite of everything, they find themselves drawn to each other.
This story really pulled me into it. I didn’t want to stop reading, and I didn’t want the story to end. The characters are gripping and all too real.
So many life lessons here.
Let go. Don’t waste your energy on making yourself into someone you are not, be the best you can be!
Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
About the Author
Courtney Walsh is a novelist, artist, theatre director, and playwright. Her debut novel, A Sweethaven Summer, hit the New York Times and USA Today e-book bestseller lists and was a Carol Award finalist in the debut author category. She has written two more books in the Sweethaven series, as well as two craft books and several full-length musicals. Courtney lives in Illinois with her husband and three children. Visit her online at http://www.courtneywalshwrites.com.
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To celebrate her tour, Courtney Walsh is giving away a grand prize of a library of Courtney Walsh’s books and a $25 Amazon gift card!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/d0a4/just-let-go-celebration-tour-giveaway
Enter my personal giveaway (to win one paperback copy of Just Let Go) by commenting here on my blog post. You may leave a comment every day. One entry per household per day. Only open to residents of the U.S.
Giveaway ends one week from now, July 4th, at 10:00 am.