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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Courtney Walsh writes another winning novel! Enter the author's giveaway!

                      "Just Let Go"
                  By Courtney Walsh

About the Book:

Release Date: June 5, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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.
My Thoughts:

This book is the second in the Harbor Pointe series. I have to admit that I was attracted to this novel upon looking at the beautiful cover. It spoke to me in a most emphatic demand to pick the book up and read it immediately!! Courtney writes in a beautiful style that appeals to the reader. The setting, characters and plot all are described in such a realistic way that one becomes part of this small town upon reading the first chapter. The rocky road of life became mine! I walked alongside the characters as they met obstacles, challenges and yes, even heartache. This small town became my place of residence for a short while, a unique yet typical atmosphere where everyone knows everyone else
- this can be good or can be horrible!

Quinn and Grady quickly became my best friends. They were described in a believable fashion , faults and weaknesses included. "Just Let Go" describes family life accurately, troubles and messiness abound. It is so hard to find healing while attempting to let go of hurts that have become part of your soul. Only God can heal , as Grady and Quinn discover. Peace is sought but the path to find it, is full of bumps and bruises. 

The plot is full of unexpected actions and complications. Is the road to happiness ever easy?? Not until we let God take control!! I was engrossed from the first to the last page! This heartwarming story made me stop and think! Can I let go of the past so that the future is full of happiness? Life will never be free from complications, after all, we are human, but God provides with the strength to fight the battles and wins!

Don't miss this excellent read! This novel is a MUST READ book!

This book was provided by the author and CelebrateLit. The opinions and thoughts expressed are honest and my own.

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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 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


  1. Thanks for hosting this great, fun tour and letting us find out about terrific books to read. Thanks also for the great giveaway.

  2. thanks for your review. i love books that me me stop and think about my own life


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