Thank you for stopping at my spot on Healing Notes Book Tour. This Online Book Tour is brought to you by Goddess Fish Promotions. I will provide you with a synopsis of the book, review, excerpt and a small bio from Maggie Jaimeson. Visit the other blogs on this Book Tour to learn more about this book.
About the book:
Forgiving yourself is the first step, but helping others forgive may be just too hard.
Rachel Cullen grew up in Scotland with a fiddle in her hand from the age of four. She couldn’t imagine life as anything but a musician. When her husband brought her to America she was immediately embraced by the Celtic and Bluegrass communities. But after her divorce, Rachel’s life is a mess.
A year of trying to prove to herself that she’s woman enough for any man, and then a vicious rape while on tour with the band, leaves Rachel reeling. When she meets Noel Kershaw, an English teacher who is poetry in motion, she is definitely attracted. But he has a young child and he’s suffering from his own divorce. The last thing Rachel needs in life is more baggage.
First, Rachel must reconcile who she is, what she wants, and how to get there. Maybe then she’ll know how to be a part of the family she’s always wanted.
Claire crawled onto a stool on the other side of the island and smiled. Neither of them talked for several minutes as they listened to the water in the pot heat.
“When I grow up, I’m going to play with Sweetwater Canyon all the time.”
“Are you sure you want to hang out with all us old folks?”
“You’re not all old. Well maybe a little old. But Kat isn’t old.”
Rachel smiled. “That’s true. She’s only seventeen.” And going on twenty-five it seemed sometimes.
“Oh, seventeen? That is old.” Claire put a finger to her lips and furrowed her brow. “How old do I have to be to play in the band all the time?”
“Probably at least eighteen.”
“But, you just said Kat—”
“Kat is different, because her mother plays in the band and can watch her all the time.”
“Well, you can watch me all the time. You can be my mother.”
“Well, can’t you?”
“Can’t she what?” Noel walked in the room and lifted Claire off the chair in a big hug, swinging her around the room. “Can’t she what? She can do anything she wants.”
“See,” Claire leaned forward and looked at Rachel over Noel’s shoulder. “See, even Daddy thinks you can be my mother.”
“Whoa.” Noel set Claire back on the stool. “I’m not sure what I walked in on here.” He sent an accusing glance to Rachel. “You already have a mother, Claire.”
“I know. Not my real mother. My second mother. You know, like my friend, Megan. Her mommy and daddy got divorced and her daddy married a new mommy. So, Megan has two mommies now. See? Rachel can be my second mommy. Okay?”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Maggie Jaimeson writes romantic women’s fiction and romantic suspense with a near future twist. She describes herself as a wife, a step-mother, a sister, a daughter, a teacher and an IT administrator. By day she is “geek girl” – helping colleges to keep up with 21st century technology and provide distance learning options for students in rural areas. By night Maggie turns her thoughts to worlds she can control – worlds where bad guys get their comeuppance, women triumph over tragedy, and love can conquer all.
HEALING NOTES is the second book in the Sweetwater Canyon Series of four books. The final two books will be available in 2013.
What a wonderful story. Once I started reading I didn’t want it to end. I really liked how the people were discribed.
Rachel had gone through so much and was trying to cope with her friend getting married and then two months later announcing she was going to have a baby. When she will probably never have one after the horrible rape she suffered. She is wondering if she will ever met anyone and fall in love again. Then she mets Noel and she is attrachted to him. She wants more in her life.
I really liked this book and will have to read the rest in the Sweetwater Canyon Series, I can’t wait to see what happens next. The first one Undertones: Michele’s Story is available now, and the next two will be available in 2013 so watch for them. I am sure if you like romance stories you will love this book too!
Maggie will award one autographed cover flat to a randomly drawn commenter at each blog stop. In addition, she will award a $25 gift card to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice) as a grand prize to one randomly selected commenter on this tour.
I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review for the Goddess Fish Promotions. I was not compensated for the review, and the review is honest and my responsibility.
Kaisy, thank you so much for hosting my book on your blog. And thanks for the extra special treat of also doing a review. I’m glad you liked the story. It is always difficult to write about two people with such overwhelming problems. But when they get their happily ever after, it makes it so much sweeter.
In addition to the relationship complications between Rachel and Noel, this book also explores the relationship between a mother and daughter in the band, and between Noel and his daughter. I’d love to hear from your readers about what types of family complications are of the most interest to them. Families with young children? With teens? With adults dealing with older parents? Anything you wish someone would write?
Thank you for the review. Healing Notes sounds like a great read.
Thanks for stopping by another blog on the tour, Ingeborg. Good luck with the drawings.
The Grand Prize winner of the $25 gift card is Tore923. Congratulations Tore!
Because I’ve had such a great time meeting everyone on this tour, I have decided to award autographed cover flats (one per person) to anyone who has commented during the Book Blast tour. If you wish to have one, please send an email to maggie at maggiejaimeson dot com with the name you would like with the autograph, and your mailing address. They must be sent through the post. If you do not want your name endorsed, in addition to the autograph, then please say so.
I promise, I will not sell your address to anyone or pepper your mailbox with flyers.