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Monday, May 22, 2017

Annie’s Recipe by Lisa Jones Baker - Book Tour - Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hello lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Lisa Jones Baker and her new book, “Annie’s Recipe”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!  Also, come back daily to interact with Lisa and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


Annie’s Recipe
by Lisa Jones Baker

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GENRE: Inspirational Romance (Amish)

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BLURB:

Annie Mast and Levi Miller were childhood best friends until his father was shunned. Now, 10 years later, Levi returns to Arthur, Il, and he and Annie discover their bond is as strong as ever. Soon they begin imagining a future together, but that's unlikely to happen. Levi is part of the English world, and Annie is Amish. But together, with love on their side, they may just find their way to an answered prayer.

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EXCERPT ONE:

Annie Mast tossed a rock into Pebble Creek and giggled.  She clapped her hands as the small stone hit the water.  Beside her, Levi Miller nodded his approval.  Their contest was always who could make the bigger splash.  Of course, Levi usually won.  But she guessed when her efforts trumped his, it was because he allowed it.  After all, at eight years of age, it wasn’t easy competing with a twelve-year-old boy.  Especially a boy much taller and stronger than she was.

Levi joined in the applause. “If you keep throwing like that, I’ll have to practice.”

Annie grinned. Automatically, they stepped side-by-side up the incline leading to their sitting spot. Hills were unusual in predominantly flat Illinois, but she was sure God had planned this particular elevation especially for her and Levi.

Without talking, she claimed her stone at the same time he declared his. Not wasting a moment, Annie reached into the wicker basket between them for a sponge cake. Levi accepted the napkin-covered, sweet-smelling dessert with an appreciative grin. As he did so, she automatically took in the curve of his high cheekbones and determined jaw. Brightness lightened his autumn-brown hair a shade. As always, he waited to bite into the treat until she held hers between her fingers. Together, they ate while the late August sun caressed them. In her long Amish dress and apron, Annie quickly forgot the unusually hot temperature when Levi pointed to old Sam Beachy’s barn.

“You want to know a secret?”

She lifted an inquisitive brow while anxiously awaiting the response.

 “One day you’ll be as good a cook as Esther.”

Annie’s heart smiled. Everyone knew Sam’s wife made the best dishes around.

Excitement edged Annie’s voice. “You really think so?”

He took another bite before offering a quick, definitive nod and lowered his pitch to a whisper. She wondered why. There wasn’t anyone within hearing distance.

“There’s no doubt in my mind.”

Annie’s heart jumped with happiness. Even more than matching Esther’s baking skills, what really mattered was that she and her best friend were together. And as long as she was with Levi, how could life get better?

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REVIEW:


Wow!  This book is so beautifully written!

This book is about Annie and Levi’s relationship that is recently rediscovered and the challenges that they face to try to make it work.

This book is about love, romance, hope, faith, friendship, overcoming obstacles, and second chances.

The storyline flows, is evenly paced, and keeps you fully engaged!

The characters are well developed, genuine, and enjoyable!

It is clear Lisa Jones Baker knows the Amish community and their customs!  The Amish background is well detailed, and thoroughly represented and captured throughout the book.

This book is book two in the Hope Chest of Dreams book series.  This book can be read on its own.  This book briefly touches on the previous book which easily catches you up on the background story.

I had not read the first book, although I wish I had and still might go back to read it anyways.

This book series features three books, and I look forward to reading the third and seeing how the series wraps up.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend this book to anyone interested in sweet, clean romance books!  You won’t be disappointed!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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AUTHOR BIO:


Lisa Jones Baker is a multi-published author with Kensington Books.  Her debut book of THE HOPE CHEST OF DREAMS series, REBECCA’S BOUQUET, won a Publishers Weekly starred review.  A former teacher with a BA degree in French education, Lisa has been on 5 out of 7 continents, is a dog lover, enjoys positive thinkers, volunteering in her church’s food pantry, and strong female characters.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Lisa will be awarding a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

11 comments:

  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  2. I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you for all the great blog posts and excerpts!

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  3. Thanks so much for the beautiful review and for posting it!!

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  4. I have enjoyed the tour. The book sounds great.

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  5. Thanks for the review!

    --Trix

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  6. Great review, sounds like a book I'll enjoy reading. Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Back again to say thanks again for the chance at winning. I appreciate it!

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  8. What books are you looking to read in the future? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  9. Congrats on your new book "Annie's Recipe" LOVE the excerpt. Thanks for the chance :)

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