Tuesday, July 2, 2019

#Excerpt #RAPLTour REFUGE AT PINE LAKE by Rose Chandler Johnson @rechanjo @PrismBookTours #Giveaway #Reader #Bookaholic

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Refuge at Pine Lake
By Rose Chandler Johnson
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
March 6th 2019 by Chanson Books

Robin Lancaster, a twenty-six-year-old former kindergarten teacher, has her summer and her life all figured out. She’s ready to be on her own, writing and illustrating her children’s stories at her family’s beloved lake house. Once there, she intends to rekindle a romance with Caleb Jackson, the area’s top hunting and fishing guide, and bag him for herself.

Complications arise from the start when Robin finds out her mother has rented the lake house to a man they know nothing about.

Matthew McLaughlin, forty-year-old widowed university professor and author from California, shows up at Pine Lake in crisis. A sabbatical might be his only hope to save much more than his career. He needs a place of refuge. Sharing the lake house with a lighthearted young woman and her dog is the last thing on his mind.

Caleb Jackson has his own plans. He’s used to things going his way, but a man staying in Robin’s house presents unforeseen challenges. When paths unavoidably tangle for these three, hearts are on the line.

Excerpt
He dropped onto the bed, intent on crawling back under the covers, when a bump at the door stopped him. Audible sniffing, a benign throaty growl, then the swish-swish-swish of rapid pawing on the door. Sharp barks followed in quick succession, building to an impossible-to-ignore crescendo.
“Ooh, good grief,” he groaned, scrubbing his hands over his face. “She left the dog.”
He squeezed his eyes shut tight, pulled a pillow over his head, and would have ignored the incessant noises had it been possible. Instead, he was drawn into an analysis of the range of emotions he heard in the animal’s barks and moans. They had taken on a decidedly forlorn appeal.
On a scale of one to ten, where is your pain?
He stood and practically growled himself before flinging open the door. At first, the little animal trembled, looking up at him with dark chocolate eyes, tilting its head from one side to the other. Then she sprang into action, pawing excitedly at his knees, leaping on the bed and jumping off the other side to circle back around and come at him again.
“One would think you knew me.” Annoyed, he glowered at the wet-nosed dog sniffing his ankles. Again, he slapped a hand over his face. Dispassionate indifference gave way to compassion, and he bent to pet the dog’s head.

About the Author

Rose Chandler Johnson is known for her heartwarming, inspirational writing. In addition to works of sweet contemporary fiction, her devotional journal, God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea: Experiencing God in the Midst of Everyday Moments won the Georgia Author of the Year Finalist Award in 2014.

In her novels, Rose brings to life fascinating characters with compelling relationships embracing family, community, and faith. In distinctive southern settings, Rose creates memorable stories that will stir your heart. Readers often say her writing warms the soul as it reaffirms belief in love and wholesome goodness. Don’t be surprised if you sigh with pleasure as you savor the final pages of her stories.

Rose has lived in a suburb of Augusta, GA for thirty plus years. Before retiring from Georgia’s school system, she taught English, French, and ESOL. Currently, she is an English instructor at a community college. In addition to reading and writing, Rose enjoys cooking, sewing, gardening, and spending time with her six children and her beautiful grandchildren.


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One winner will receive a signed print copy of Refuge at Pine Lake plus a $20 Amazon gift card
One winner will receive a signed print copy of Refuge at Pine Lake
- US only
- Ends July 10, 2019

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2 comments:

  1. I like to escape into a good book. Thank you for sharing, as this is a new author to me and it sounds really good. Blessings

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  2. Thank you Lucy. I hope you'll read it and let me know what you think. Participate in the giveaway and you might just win a free copy. I appreciate so much Laura hosting me on her blog and sharing an excerpt of one of my favorite scenes.

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