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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Monday, March 5, 2012

Beauty for Ashes Blog Tour and Giveaway!

   Step back in time to the years following the Civil War.  People are struggling to rebuild their lives and times are hard.  This is where we are introduced to Carrie Daly, a young widow picking up the pieces of her shattered dreams.  She is pretty, hard working, and practical, although she's not ready to marry her intended Nate Chastain.  He's a good man but she wants what every woman desires, a bit of romance and a man that makes her swoon, thank you very much!   

   You will fall in love with Carrie Daly!  In Beauty for Ashes (written by Dorothy Love) Carrie seems destined for hardship and problems as her life goes from bad to worse.  Feeling like a stranger in her own home after her brother marries a hateful and selfish woman (you will love to hate Mary Stanhope), Carrie sets out on her own at the local ladies boarding house.  Then, the man that she is "promised to" makes an impulsive life decision that doesn't include her and her two nephews seemed determined to make her life a living nightmare.  But along comes Griff Rutledge.  Mysterious, handsome and a drifter.  Is he as bad as people say?  

You will not be able to put Beauty for Ashes down!  There are so many wonderful twists and turns!  I can usually guess what is going to happen in books, but not this one.  It was deliciously unpredictable.:)  

About the book:
She’s a beautiful young widow. He’s a Southern gentleman with a thirst for adventure. Both need a place to call home.

After losing her husband in the Civil War, Carrie Daly is scared she will never have the family she longs for. Eligible bachelors are scarce in Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, but Carrie has found love. Not the weak-in-the-knees kind, but something practical. Still, she isn't quite ready to set a wedding date with Nate Chastain.

Griff Rutledge is a former member of Charleston society, but has been estranged from his family for years. He’s determined to remain unattached, never settling in one place for too long. But when asked to train a Thoroughbred for an upcoming race in Hickory Ridge, he decides to stay awhile.

Despite objections from the townsfolk, and her fear that true happiness has eluded her, Carrie is drawn to Griff's kindness and charm. It will take a leap of faith for them to open their hearts and claim God's promise to give beauty for ashes.
About Dorothy:

Before returning to her writing roots in historical fiction, Dorothy Love published twelve novels for young adults. Her work has garnered numerous honors from the American Library Association, the Friends of American Writers, the International Reading Association, the New York Public Library, and many others. The Hickory Ridge Novels mark her Christian fiction debut.

For more about Dorothy visit her website,www.dorothylovebooks.com or friend her onFacebook.com/DorothyLoveBooks.

We're thrilled to announce the fun giveaway Dorothy is hosting! First, she'll be giving away a Kindle Fire (3/1-3/20), then on the evening of the 20th she's inviting everyone to her Facebook Author Page for a fun Author Chat party! Don't miss a minute of the fun ... sigh.

One beautiful winner will receive:

  • A Brand new Kindle Fire with Wi-Fi
  • Beauty for Ashes by Dorothy Love
  • Beyond All Measure by Dorothy Love

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 3/20/12. Winner will be announced at Dorothy's Facebook Author Chat Party on 3/20. Come for an evening of chat, trivia, and a sneak peek at the next book in Dorothy's Hickory Ridge series - bring your friends! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books and a stunning sapphire ring!
So grab your copy of Beauty for Ashes and join Dorothy and friends on the evening of March 20th for an evening of fun.

Don't miss Dorothy's delightful giveaway and party. RSVP TODAY and tell your friends via FACEBOOK orTWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 20th!

Check out the Blog Tour schedule here.

*I was given a copy of Beauty for Ashes from LItfuse Publications in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

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