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Monday, August 24, 2020

About the Book

Book: A Dream for Harper
Author: Teresa Slack
Genre: Christian Historical Western Fiction
Release Date: June 2
With no prospects for a better life at home in Kentucky, Harper Dixon’s
mother sends her to Willow Wood, Idaho to become a companion to her
cousin Ellie Lundy. Ellie was jilted by a man who everyone believes was
only interested in her for her money. Harper doesn’t know how she can
help Ellie without having been in love herself, and with no prospects.
Harper believes the only way to help Ellie recover from her melancholy
is to find out what happened to Matthew Dunleavy, the man who broke her
heart. She enlists the help of Logan Kinski, the family’s hired man who
knew more about Matthew and his secrets than anyone.
Logan doesn’t trust the cousin from Kentucky. He believes Harper is here
to take advantage of Ellie and worm her way into the family’s immense
fortune. Harper doesn’t have time or patience to deal with a hard-headed
man who keeps getting between her and the truth.
Danger and suspicions mount as Harper and Logan uncover secrets about
Matthew Dunleavy and his dangerous past. Did he leave town on his own,
or did someone from his past with a score to settle catch up to him?
Can Harper and Logan put their mutual distrust aside in order to protect
Ellie? Will their suspicions prevent their growing attraction from
blossoming into love before the search for the truth destroys them?

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 MY REVIEW 
What would you do if you were asked to give up everything and travel to a place far from home? How would you feel if you knew you were going to a relative’s house you don’t know? Could you trust God as you try to help someone who needs a friend? Harper finds herself doing just that in this  adventure filled with danger, intrigue, forgiveness and trust. 
It was easy to like Harper because she has such a giving heart. It was hard for her to leave  her family but she went because her mother hoped she would have a better life. Willow Wood sounds like such a charming little town. It was starting to blossom and Harper was a little excited and nervous when she arrived. I liked Logan and his charm. Of course he has his doubts about Harper when he sees her. Judging her by her clothes he figured she was there to take advantage of her wealthy relatives. Their relationship was fun to read and I loved how they seemed to irritate each other. 
Harper and Ellie don’t quite hit it off at first, but Harper has this way about her that  draws people to her. Ellie is suffering from depression due to the love of her life disappearing on her. I wanted Ellie to realize how loved she was by others and know that God was taking care of her. He is the only one that can mend her broken heart.
Ellie’s dad is mean, judgmental  and prideful. He says he has his daughters best interest at heart, but deep down his “love of money” will be his downfall. The author does  an excellent job of taking us through the ups and downs Harper experiences trying to reach Ellie. The story is emotional at times and surprised me with several twists in the story. I wasn’t prepared for the ending , but it is written in a way that showed how greed can destroy a person. I have read the other books in this series and each one brings hope, forgiveness and a lesson in trust and unconditional love. I can’t wait to read the next one in the series.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

About the Author

Teresa Slack loves reading, writing, and falling in love. Creating clean
and wholesome western romances where fearless cowboys still sweep
independent heroines off their feet was an easy choice for her.
Her first book, Streams of Mercy, won the Bay Area Independent
Publishers Association Award for Best First Fiction. The Willow Wood
Brides Series is her first series of western historicals, and her third
series of Christian fiction novels. She also has two stand-alone
contemporary romances and a contemporary suspense, Joy Redefined.
She writes from her home in the beautiful southern Ohio hills, which she
shares with her husband and rescue dog and rescue cat. Any errors and
typos she blames on the cat randomly running across her keyboard.
Learn more about Teresa Slack and her books by visiting her website at
www.teresaslack.com Readers who sign up for her newsletter will receive
a free download of A Promise for Josie: A Willow Wood Prequel.

More from Teresa Slack

When people say nothing ever happens in a small town, they’re just not paying attention. I’ve always been intrigued by the real stories behind small town scandals and gossip. That’s why I write the stories I write and create the towns I create.
A Dream for Harper is based on a short story I started about twenty years ago. I never finished it and pretty much forgot it. When I started researching the Old West for the Willow Wood Brides Series and devouring Louis L’Amour and Elmore Leonard stories as research, I remembered that unfinished short story.
I knew it would make a great addition to the series. In the story, Harper leaves the loving arms of her large family in Kentucky to travel to Willow Wood, Idaho to help a cousin she never met. She is thrust into a world completely foreign to her, but she’s determined to help Ellie overcome her crippling depression. I think most of us can relate to Harper’s story. Feeling like a fish out of water and unqualified to fix the mess we’re handed. A little mystery, a lot of romance, and some unexpected twists and turns show Harper that God hasn’t put more on her plate than she can eat. Just like us.

Blog Stops

lakesidelivingsite, August 18
The Book Chic Blog, August 22
Older & Smarter, August 24
Texas Book-aholic, August 25
Artistic Nobody, August 26 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)
Bizwings Blog, August 26
Connect in Fiction, August 29
Splashes of Joy, August 30
Pause for Tales, August 30
Simple Harvest Reads, August 31 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Teresa is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing A Dream for Harper with readers. Great review. I hope readers enjoy Harper's story as much as I enjoyed telling it. I'm not hard at work on Ellie's story & can't wait to bring it to readers. Thanks again.

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  2. I enjoyed your review, thank you for sharing

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  3. Thanks for sharing your great  book and for the giveaway too.

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