Review and Giveaway Blessings in the Bargain by Kari Trumbo

by | Oct 30, 2022 | Uncategorized | 10 comments

About the Book

Book: Blessings in the Bargain

Author: Kari Trumbo

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release date: September 27, 2022

Despite a career in logistics, Courtney is unprepared to get lost at sea…

A fated trip to the docks with her closest pal Annie leads to disaster. Ship Captain Lex Ford agrees to take Courtney and two of her friends on what was to be a quick trip to test a new boat. A dangerous storm traps them against a reef, damaging communications and stranding them at sea.

Lex knew this was a bad idea…

He hated having people on his ship with him. Ever since his partner left, he doesn’t share his life with anything but the seagulls. So, when Courtney’s friend Rafe offers him a deal on a new boat, he’d rather ignore the offer.

His heart isn’t ready for how he feels about Courtney, and watching her brave the elements after the storm makes him want to protect her. But the last woman he loved just walked away. And what about their age gap? He’s far older than her. The Lord is good at turning bad situations for good, but can even He make this mess right?

This Breakers Head novel is Kari Trumbo’s final 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

From the first page, the author plunges the reader into a whirlwind of feelings and personalities with an unlikely duo lost at sea, tossed and churned in situations of discomfort and fear. Fear of people, of contact, of commitment.

I get it! How much easier it is at times for humas to live alone in isolation—to hibernate from feelings and relationships. Sometimes God has other plans, though.

This story has many unique qualities. The characters do not fit in normal roles or personality types. What is normal anyway? Does it really exist? If one is honest, normalcy and perfectionism have a hard road, existing in our imaginations and dreams, not reality.

Bravo, Kari Trumbo!

About the Author

Kari Trumbo is the creator and co-author of the best-selling Christian Historical Romance series, Cutter’s Creek; selling over 200,000 copies. She has published over 45 titles in seven series. When she’s not writing, editing, plotting, or managing, she home schools her children and pretends to keep up with them. She loves reading, listening to contemporary Christian music, singing when no one’s listening, and curling up with a fluffy blanket when winter hits. She makes her home in central Minnesota with my husband of over twenty years, two daughters, two sons, one cat, and one hungry wood stove.

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To celebrate their tour, Celebrate Lit 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.


  1. Lacey Waters

    oh i love this! fated for sure!

  2. Rita Wray

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

  3. Lynn Brown

    It sounds like a good series.

  4. Linda Horin

    This sounds like a great book and I’m looking forward to reading it!

  5. Roxanne C.

    Unique characters and situations will make reading Blessings in the Bargain even more interesting.

  6. Debra Pruss

    Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you.

  7. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    Thank you for sharing. Blessings

  8. Emma

    This sounds good! I want to read the whole series.

  9. Debbie P

    This sounds like a wonderful read.

  10. Eva Millien

    Congratulations on your release of Blessings in the Bargain, Kari, I enjoyed following the tour and learning about your book, which sounds like a wonderful romance for me to read and I am looking forward to another visit to the Independence Islands! Good luck with your book and I hope the tour was a success! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks for sharing your review, Marguerite!

    Have an awesome day!


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