Friday, July 24, 2020

Sincerely Yours

About the Book

Book:  Sincerely Yours
Author: Kari Trumbo
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Release Date: July 26, 2019
SincerelyYours_EBOOK_Corrected20191227What if you fell in love with a man you’d never met?
When marketing coordinator Liberty Dryden tries to help radio station owner and DJ Tom Higgs attract new listeners and advertisers, she hits a roadblock.
He refuses to meet with her, and she has no idea why.
Tom has an affliction that’s plagued him his whole life—a painfully crippling stutter. On air, he can speak to thousands, but in person, he stumbles to find every word.
After a woman stalked him, he’s convinced his fame and fortune are all women want. He’s unable to tell Liberty why he won’t meet in person. How could he explain his unfounded doubts and his own issues?
Without her, disaster looms for his station. But, meeting her might prove he’s right about women.
Liberty takes matters into her own hands and calls into his radio show… using an assumed name.
She never expects to hit it off with him. If she reveals her secret, it will put her new relationship and her job at risk.

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 MY REVIEW 
There are so many wonderful nuggets of goodness in this book that I don’t know where to begin. I was intrigued by the title and wondered how it would fit into the story. Liberty is such a relatable character that I wanted to be her friend. Well at least while reading the story, I was her friend. She has gone through several difficult situations in her life recently and it has caused her to be a bit lonely and isolated. Oh my dear friend Liberty I know all about loneliness. Changes are hard for some  people and as Liberty adjusts to her best friend being married, she feels a little left out. 
Tom is someone that could easily be a great friend. He has a heart for God but he also is feeling lonely. When Liberty becomes a business associate for Tom, it is hard for them to communicate. They usually email each other and slowly get to feel comfortable sharing things. Now Liberty is still guarded but the way she reaches out to Tom was brilliant. Before I go any farther I have to say something  about emails. I have found several wonderful friends that started by emails. These women have become great friends to me and are always there to lift me up and encourage me. 
Now back to my review. Through a series of misunderstandings a relationship is damaged. I know Liberty’s heart was in the right place because she has such a caring heart for others. Her mistake was not trusting her friendship with others and found herself alone once again. That’s all I can say about the story because I don’t want to give anything away. 
I will say that this story was exactly what I needed to read. I needed to be reminded that people do care, and want to be part of your life. Forgiveness frees us from depression, anger, and allows joy back into our lives. The author has written a story that has inspired me when I needed it most. Thank you for reminding me that I am important. 
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

About the Author

Kari cropped image 2Kari Trumbo is a bestselling author of Christian historical and contemporary romance novels. Her books are known for characters who feel real, settings you could move to, and faith woven between the pages. She makes her home in central Minnesota with her husband of over twenty years, two daughters, two sons, and never enough time.




More from Kari

Thank you all so much for joining me on my blog tour! I’m happy to be here. I write an eclectic mix of historical (western) and contemporary (western and not) romance, sometimes with a hint of suspense woven in. I can’t help it; my education is a degree in psychology with a sociology minor focusing on criminality and deviance… the suspense just happens whether I plan it or not.
I am one of those writers who usually gets a story idea and then writes it. I usually don’t write a book just because I “should”. That being said, this is one of those books where readers asked for it and I delivered. The first story in the series is in a popular book bundle Betwixt Two Hearts. In my story, the secondary character Liberty Dryden (named after one of my readers) is a really fun character, even though she’s only in a few scenes. Readers liked her so much, they wanted her to have her own happily ever after.
Then the hard part began.
I liked Liberty and I spent a while in her head, trying to figure her out. She was a tough one because Liberty has some hurts. She feels alone and a little used. Don’t we all? But how to write that in a way where the reader wasn’t bored by her self-doubt. Because, let’s face it, it’s cool when a story touches us in a way that is familiar, but if it’s overdone…snooze. I liked the idea that because of their hurts, both characters were shy. So, I gave myself a challenge. These two couldn’t meet until later in the story, but it still had to feel like a romance.
It’s a little like the movie You’ve Got Mail, but different too.
This series was my first big step outside of the western genre (which is funny, because I’m not at all western) and that forced me to think in new ways, which helped with the characters and bringing this story to life.
My favorite poignant quote from Sincerely Yours is, “If I can’t forgive those who ask for it, it ruins my witness. I literally can’t be the love of Jesus if I’m not willing to forgive those who wronged me. Especially if they earnestly ask.”
Thank you for joining me and happy reading!

Blog Stops

Wishful Endings, July 30
Rebecca Tews, July 30
Book of Ruth Ann, August 3
Pause for Tales, August 3
Livin’ Lit, August 4
Batya’s Bits, August 5
Artistic Nobody, August 6 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Kari is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and signed copies of Sincerely Yours and Winter in Wonderland!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

6 comments:

  1. I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.

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  2. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

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  3. I'm glad you found comfort in the pages of a book, Deana! I love relatable characters and the feeling of being understood by them. Sounds funny, doesn't it? But it's true :-)

    Lovely review! Thanks for participating in the blog tour!

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  4. Thank you Deana! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. God Bless.

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  5. This sounds like a wonderful read.

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