Review and Giveaway Rebuilding Hearts

by | Aug 4, 2022 | Uncategorized | 11 comments

About the Book

Book: Rebuilding Hearts

Author: Carolyn Miller

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release date: June 28, 2022

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!

My Review

Who doesn’t love a librarian, skilled with words and compassion, or a language designer complete with muscles and determination? Walls or shields from the past define the present with blinders to what might happen. The ugly scars pull close to tearing and reopening as the heart becomes involved. Personal, unrealistic standards are challenged through the eyes and love of another person.

Have you ever thought one thing about yourself (a flaw, a sin, a weakness) and later found the perceptive of a loved one is totally different about you I an asset, forgiveness, a strength)? Our life experiences, whether good or bad, mold us into the people God can use. Bella and Tim (and me too) have quite a few steps to take toward tearing down the walls they’ve built.

Thank you for the reminder to look to the Source. Bravo, Carolyn Miller

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 www.carolynmillerauthor.com 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!

Carolyn

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

Giveaway

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.

https://promosimple.com/ps/1f7fa/rebuilding-hearts-celebration-tour-giveaway

Such a great book. I hope you will read it!

11 Comments

  1. Barbara Raymond

    Thank you for this opportunity. The book sounds really good.

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  2. Rita Wray

    Thank you for sharing the review. Sounds like a good read.

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  3. Lynn Brown

    Sounds like a lot of things to get past in this book.

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  4. Debra Pruss

    Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you.

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  5. Marisela Zuniga

    Thanks for sharing your review, the book sounds good to read

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  6. Carolyn Miller

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely review. I’m so glad you enjoyed!

    Reply
  7. Roxanne C.

    This will be an interesting and enjoyable romance to read.

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  8. Bea LaRocca

    Thank you for sharing your review of Rebuilding Hearts, this sounds like a wonderful story and I am looking forward to reading it myself

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  9. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    Thank you for sharing. Sounds good.

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  10. Tina R

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts! This sounds like a story that may have us thinking about things in our own lives as we’re reading.

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  11. Eva Millien

    Congratulations on your release of Rebuilding Hearts, Carolyn, I enjoyed following the tour and learning about your book, which sounds like a wonderful romance for me to read and enjoy! Good luck with your book and I hope the tour was a success! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Marguerite, for sharing your review!

    Have a sunshiny day!

    Reply

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