Notes From a Romantic’s Heart is pleased to welcome author Anette Bower for this stop on her review tour. Her featured book, Fearless Destiny, is from Soul Mate Publishing.
About The Book
From the Romance Review Readers Choice nominee, Annette Bower, comes a new small town romance, Fearless Destiny. Tiffany George, riding high on her commission as a fresco artist, returns home for some deserved rest and relaxation.
The drive is uneventful until she rescues Will Cleaver on the side of a highway. While savoring memories of a kiss and a well formed butt, her future goals do not include a romance.
Once in town, she discovers the hopes and dreams of her community hinge on the development of a new resource mine and Will Cleaver’s designed neighborhood. Her parents demand she give up art and resume her working partner role in the family business. Tiffany George is pulled by her community roots and stretched by her newly discovered independence.
Will Cleaver knows about taking charge of destiny. He models the courage she uses to become the woman she needs to be.
The words “hello there” ploughed down the silent hallway as Tiffany’s roadside linebacker advanced with a synchronized arm and leg crutch-walk.
Tiffany bit her cheek while she watched her father grab the railing on the wall. She stepped forward. “Tiffany George of George’s Family Plumbing. There’s a water break.”
His gaze traveled up from her chest to the collar of her pink coveralls and then to the top of her head, where she was sure her spikes had tumbled like dominoes. Then down to the tips of her lime-green boots. “Nice boots, real nice boots.”
Tiffany tugged at the weight of the tool bag across her body.
“A sprite of many talents, I see.” He gripped his walking aids.
“We can’t all be just a pretty face.” She could have bitten off her tongue.
He raised his eyebrows and his eyes sparkled. They weren’t black after all, but a deep brown.
“You think I’m pretty?” He sounded amused.
She took a wide stance and began an assessment of him from the tip of his dusty loafers, gray trousers, a rumpled white shirt with the sleeves rolled up to the elbows exposing firm, and tanned arms. His whiskers shadowed across his firm jaw, his full lips held neutral, his straight nose and those dark watchful eyes had deep etched laugh lines around them. “You have a certain road weariness that I’d like to capture on paper.” Reaching with her callused fingers, she touched his beard.
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Author Annette Bower has penned yet another wholesome romance. Her heroine, Tiffany, shows wonderful strength of character even when she struggles between the life she’s made and the one she left behind. Romance is not in her plans.
Enter the hero, Will, sent to this small Canadian prairie town to oversee the housing he’s designed. Easy on the eyes, Tiffany finds him hard to resist.
Can Tiffany give up her new-found independence and do what’s expected of her? And what about Will? Is he just passing through or is their romance destined to last?
Well written, the story perfectly conveys the feelings of both the hero and heroine, as well as gives just the right amount of insight from the secondary characters without overshadowing the romance or the story itself.
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Meet the Author
Annette Bower writes about women’s roles in families, in communities and women’s emotions at the beginning and end of love in her home office in Regina, SK. Her short stories are published in magazines and anthologies in Canada, United States, and United Kingdom.
Her women’s fiction novels with romantic elements, Woman of Substance and Moving On are published by Soul Mate Publishing.
Annette Bower’s day-to-day experiences as a nurse, administrator, town councillor, teacher’s assistant and student means that her stories are the real thing because they are about you and your neighbours. Her short stories and novels are read around the world. Her romance novels are set in Saskatchewan because she believes home is as exotic as anywhere else in the wide world she has visited.
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Annette will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.
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Follow the Tour
This is a four-week review tour. Please feel free to visit as many of the sites as you’d like for even more chances to win.
December 27: Room With Books
January 3: Unabridged Andra’s
January 3: LibriAmoriMiei
January 10: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
January 10: Beyond my writing space
January 17: The Reading Addict
January 17: Romantic Fanatic
It’s been my pleasure hosting Annette for this visit. I look forward to future visits.
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Please come back again soon for more Goddess Fish tours. Until then, stay happy, stay healthy, and stay well read.
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