Jan 292015
 

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Cover_MovingOnMoving On

by Annette Bower

BLURB:

Anna Jenkins, a mysterious woman arrives in the resort town of Regina Beach as the heir to a cottage, even though there isn’t an obvious family connection. The residents of the town know everyone’s business and they are very keen on discovering Anna’s secrets. Anna meets Nick Donnelly with a secret of his own. As a soldier, the injuries he sustained in an IED explosion were greater than most people realize.

During his rehabilitation, Nick and Anna become friends. Nick begins to dream of a life on the land with a family of his own. When Anna discovers that Nick plans to return to active duty, she puts the brakes on loving a man who might die because of his career. Nick must convince Anna they have a future to live for.

Moving On: Sweet contemporary romance with an heiress, a soldier, a small town and secrets.

Excerpt:

Anna was drawn to the large windows that revealed small waves washing onto the shore while his voice rose and fell in the background. She jumped when Nick spoke from behind her. “Looks like you’ve got a big job to make this old man’s house a place you’d want to live.” He had picked up a ship in a bottle and held it to the light.

She stood with determined confidence. “They say work is good therapy.” She felt a pang of intuitive kinship with him again, and smiled. “Do you ever wonder if they really know what they are talking about?”

Nick raised his hand and gently touched the side of her face, turning it toward him. He looked deep into her eyes as if searching for recognition. “Yeah, they’re probably just a bunch of clowns who think up Pollyanna sayings to make us feel better about our lives.”

She would have returned that gentle touch in a moment of shared intimacy, if his stance hadn’t changed. He shifted away from her as if he sensed danger. Nick pivoted on his rubber-soled boots and almost leapt through the door. The moment was thick with uncertainty.

She caught a chuckle that ended up more of a snort. They were like two wounded animals who suddenly found themselves in the same pen, wondering who was stronger and would survive. Surely she wasn’t attracted to Nick Donnelly just because they were both grieving their severed pasts.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Annette Bower explores 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 and most recently in the Lake Winnipeg Writers Journal, Voices V 14/1.

She pursues the writing craft in workshops through the SWG conferences, Writing with Style, Banff Centre for the Arts, Surrey International Writers Conference, and Romance Writers of America Conferences. She is attending the Novel Colloquium at Sage Hill Writing Experience in July, 2014.

Her women’s fiction novel, Woman of Substance, is published by Soul Mate Publishing. Her novel Moving On re-released electronically by Soul Mate Publishing in October 2014.

Web page: www.annettebower.com

Blog: www.annettebower.com/blog

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MovingOnAPrairieRomance?ref=hl

https://www.facebook.com/annette.bower1author

Buy link Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Moving-Annette-Bower-ebook/dp/B00O2HZ4LW/

My Review:

I would give Moving On 5 Daisy’s!  It is a story about secrets and moving on.  Anna and Murray were about to be married when an accident happened an Murray died.  Anna had a hard time moving on in with her job and the in the same town.  She decided she wanted to go someplace no one knew her.  She moved to the resort town of Regina Beach as the heir to a cottage that Murray had been given.  There she met the older couple next door Margaret and Herman.  Not much happened in the town with out them and everyone else knowing it.  They wanted to know more about Anna but she kept quiet.  She found she had no water in the cottage and needed to have it turned on the next day.  Margaret directed her to Donnelly Bed and Breakfast for the night.  That is were she met Nick who also had some secrets. Moving On was a fast read and I enjoyed every page. You will need to read Moving On to learn what secrets Anna and Nike have.

 

Giveaway:

Annette will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Kobo or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Make sure to follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found HERE.

Giveaway
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I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for the review, and the review is honest and my responsibility.

  69 Responses to “Moving On Review and Giveaway”

  1. thank you for the excerpt, i enjoyed reading it 🙂

    • Dear Lisa Brown,
      Thank you for discovering Moving On’s book review tour. This is one excerpt which sets the theme of growth. Thank you for enjoying the beginning of Nick and Anna’s journey.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  2. Dear Kaisy Daisy’s Corner,
    Thank you for hosting and thank you for your Five Daisy review of Moving On. Your careful reading of Anna and Nick’s story and review will convince future readers to join Anna and Nick’s journey as they’re Moving On to a place of love.
    Yours truly,
    Annette Bower

    • I love that you are replying to the comments! Thanks for doing that ~ I am sure my readers love that special touch. I think you are the first to do so in the 100’s of reviews I have done.
      Kay

      • Hello Kay,
        It is my pleasure to reply to readers who have taken the time to comment.
        Thank you for reviewing Moving On and being part of my book review tour.
        Yours truly,
        Annette

  3. Very touching excerpt!

    • Dear Trix,
      Thank you for stopping by at Kaisy Daisy’s Corner during Moving On’s book review tour.
      I enjoyed searching through the beginning of the novel for an excerpt which would capture the theme of Moving On for both Nick and Anna.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  4. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

    • Dear Rita Wray,
      I apologize for the delay in acknowledging your post. It began to snow in my part of the world and I was on a hunt for the perfect boot at the best price and I lost track of time.
      And that is what we as readers and writers do, lose track of time when we are involved in a book. I hope you have the opportunity to join Nick and Anna on their journey.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  5. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

    • Dear Patrick Siu,
      Your gravatar suggests you have an interest in the armed forces. I touch lightly on Nick’s feelings because many other authors dig deeper into the many levels and aspects of war.
      Thank you for discovering Moving On’s book review tour and commenting.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  6. I loved the excerpt!

    • Hello Gabrielle Compolongo,
      Thank you for finding Kaisy Daisy’s Corner post and review of Moving On. As the author I attempt to create the layers in my story which are seemless, thank you for appreciating this excerpt.
      Good luck in the contest.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  7. that was nice

    • Dear bn100,
      I agree, it was very nice. When I put Moving On in this book review tour, nothing is guaranteed.
      The book stands on its own merit. I appreciate Kay taking the time to share her positive thoughts with readers.
      Thank you for joining Moving On’s book review tour.
      Yours truly,
      Annette

  8. I enjoyed reading what the book is about without learning too much.

    • Dear Heather,
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. You have shown both Kaisy Daisy and me that we have found the right level of information for a reader. Whoopee!
      Good luck with the contest.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  9. the gift card

    • Good morning Diane,
      Thank you for joining Moving On’s book tour and entering the contest. Wow the books or other necessities or just fun things you could purchase with a gift card are fun things to think about.
      Good luck in the contest.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  10. I like the review of the book and of course the giveaway.

  11. Hello Gloria Walshver,
    I just accepted your friend request on facebook. Thank you for playing the different parts of the contest.
    I agree that Kay provided an insightful review and I’m sure she is glad that you appreciated the time she took to read the book and review it for Moving On’s book tour.
    Good luck in the contest.
    Yours truly,
    Annette Bower

  12. I like the $50 Amazon gift card!!

    • Hello Sharon Kaminski,
      Good luck in the contest. The other links are on my blog webpage http://annettebower.com/blog/
      The more times you enter the better the chances.
      Thank you for joining Moving On’s book review tour. I hope you become a Goddess Fish promotion follower, there are many chances to win on their tours.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  13. I enjoyed reading about your own review of the book.

    • Hello Natalie,
      Thank you Natalie for finding Kaisy Daisy Corner’s review on Moving On’s book review tour.
      I provide different excerpts for hosts to use. I hope with each nugget it will assist a reader to think about joining Nick and Anna’s journey in this sweet, contemporary romance novel.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  14. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. The following line reeled me in as a reader the words became visual.

    “She caught a chuckle that ended up more of a snort.”

    • Hello Janet Woodling,
      Thank you for your comment about the line. Which one of us hasn’t ended up snorting in an inopportune moment? The best example I can think of a character who snorted is Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality. I laugh everytime I think of it.
      Thank you for joining Moving On’s book review tour and also for discovering Kaisy Daisy’s Corner review.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  15. I liked reading the excerpt.

  16. Dear Tiffany,
    Thank you for joining Moving On’s book review tour. I have many more nuggets like this excerpt in the book and I hope you will be tempted to join Nick and Anna on their journey to love.
    I am writing my third sweet romance and my main character’s name is Tiffany. I think of her eyes as the same color as the boxes Tiffany Jeweller uses to package their merchandise.
    Good luck in the contest.
    Yours truly,
    Annette Bower

  17. Great excerpt

    • Hello Jackie H,
      Thank you for joining Moving On’s Book review tour. We are having such a great time here at Kaisy Daisy Corner’s site with so many readers joining us. I have to thank Kay for selecting this excerpt out of those provided to hosts. It seems to have caught many readers’ attention, including your’s. I am thrilled.
      Good luck in the contest.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  18. Great review!

    • Hello Nancy Marcho,
      Kaisy Daisy has loyal followers. Thank you for checking out her five daisy review for Moving On during the book review tour. I agree, it is an insightful review. Kay’s review also mentions the residents of the small town. I think the community is important in a romance because two people need those who care about them around and when someone is safe, they are open to more love.
      Thank you for joining Moving On’s tour.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  19. What did you like best about today’s post?

    books fine..i love the giveaway

    • Hello Kelly,
      I love the give away too because then you can purchase many things and Moving On might be one of the many things.
      Thank you for dropping in on Kaisy Daisy Corner’s reveiw during Moving On’s book tour.
      Make sure you visit all of the other sites because it gives you more chances to enter.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  20. Always looking for a good book that I might not of otherwise discovered. Thank you!

    • Hello Nicholas,
      Nice to see you at Moving On’s book review tour. There are so many books available and I find that reviews and blog tours help readers find my books. Thank you for discovering Kaisy Daisy’s Corner review. Good luck on the contest.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  21. It was a good synopsis to read.

    • Hello Chris D.
      Thank you for joining Kaisy Daisy’s Corner book review of Moving On and taking the time to comment.
      I’m glad you enjoyed the synopsis and five daisy review of Moving On.
      Good luck on the contest.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  22. I enjoyed reading the excerpt.

  23. I would pick the $50 Amazon gift card.

    • Dear Frank,
      Thank you for discovering Moving On’s book review here at Kaisy Daisy’s Corner. I hope you do over the other sites for more entries. If you go to http://www.annettebower.com then click on the blog there are direct links to the other sites. If you win have fun spending it.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  24. The review of the book and the giveaway are awesome .

    • Dear Jose,
      Thank you for reading Kaisy Daisy’s Corner book review who graciously offered to be a host during my tour. So many times writers send their work out into the world and never know how it is received. Good luck with the contest.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  25. I enjoyed the excerpt. The story seems like one I would enjoy.

    • Dear Ty,
      Thank you for your comment. Both Kaisy Daisy and I hope you do join Nick and Anna on their journey to love.
      Good luck with the contest. If you win spend a little on Moving On.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  26. I liked your review. This book sound like a romance and suspense book and I love those.

  27. Dear Melissa,
    Thank you for discovering the the link to Moving On’s book review tour and Kaisy Daisy’s corner review.
    I love technology. I am a passenger in a car going down a winter highway in Manitoba, Canada replying to comments. I thought I’d share this detail with you because you enjoy suspence. As in things are not what they appear to be. I might assume you were at a desk and I could be too. But not today.
    Good luck and if you do join Nick and Anna on their path, let me know where you read it.
    Yours truly,
    Annette Bower

  28. Learning about the book

  29. Dear Rocco,
    Thank you for joining Moving On’s book review tour at Kaisy Daisy’s Corner.
    Both Kay and I hope there is information on this blog to tempt you to join Nick and Anna’s journey toward love.
    Good luck in the contest.
    Yours truly,
    Annette Bower

  30. I liked your review

    • Hello Sandra,
      Thank you for joining Moving On’s book review tour. I agree, I like the review given on Kaisy Daisy’s Corner too. Five Daisy’s is pretty spectacular.
      Good luck in the contest.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  31. I enjoyed the excert that you included, makes me think it would be a great read and read about Anna and Nicks story and how it turns out with the interactions with Margaret and Herman

    • Dear Dorothy Teel,
      I’m happy that you found Kaisy Daisy’s Corner and read the excerpt and the review. Margaret and Herman are neighbors who care as well as a good example of a life time of love.
      Good luck in the contest.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  32. I like that “Moving On” is, in part, about a career military man and the issues that encompass being that with a personal life and the sacrifices that they give.

  33. Dear Tammy,
    Thank you for joining Moving On’s book review tour at Kaisy Daisy’s Corner. I agree that those who serve sacrifice as well as the silent heroes back home, their families. It is hard to be away and have your husband, wife, mother, father, son, daughter, friend away and in harm’s way. But we are thankful for their dedication every day.
    Yours truly,
    Annette Bower

  34. I like the excerpt, it is a little better at capturing the story than the blurb.

  35. Dear Stacy,
    Thank you for joining the book review tour. I’m glad the excerpt added to your appreciation of Moving On.
    Hmmm, I will have to rethink my blurb.
    Any ideas? I’m open to them.
    Good luck in the contest.
    Yours truly,
    Annette Bower

  36. i enjoyed the blurb and excerpt

  37. Good morning Angela Smith,
    Thank you for joining Kaisy Daisy’s Corner at Moving On’s book review tour. Thank you for appreciating the blurb and excerpt. Kaisy Daisy’s Corner chose the excerpt from a number I submitted. This excerpt gives a glimpse of Nick and Anna’s journey to love.
    Yours truly,
    Annette Bower

  38. I really like the excerpt of the book!

    • Dear Leah,
      Thank you for joining Moving On’s book review tour at Kaisy Daisy’s Corner. Deciding on an excerpt is challenging, so I appreciate that you enjoyed reading the snippet of Nick and Anna’s meeting.
      Good luck in the contest.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  39. Dear Kay at Kaisy Daisy’s Corner,
    Thanks again for the five daisy review. You probably know the daisy is a flower loved by many. I carried it in my wedding bouquet many years ago.
    You have wonderful followers. I appreciate that they took the time to read, comment and enter the contest.
    I have enjoyed my book review tour.
    Yours truly,
    Annette Bower

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  41. Dear Kay and followers:
    The $50 Amazon or B/N GC by a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host. In addition. Goddess Fish Promotions will be awarding a $5 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host has been made.
    Congratulations to Dorothy T., winner of the tour prize and to Hope. Dreams. Life… Love and to Kaisy Daisy’s Corner, the host winners.

    Thank you once again.

    Yours truly,
    Annette Bower

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