On Tour with Prism Book Tours
Hello, and welcome to the tour for my new Harlequin Heartwarming release, Something to Treasure, Book 2 of my Two Moon Bay series. I think of “Treasure” the story of Dawn Larsen, a PR consultant, and Jerrod Walters, a shipwreck diver, as a look at valuing the past and learning from it, despite losses and even tragedies. These two single parents meet when each is at a crossroads. It would be so easy for Dawn and Jerrod to stay stuck in the pain of yesterday, but when the first hints of a second chance appear, will these single parents find the courage to take a leap into the future?
Dawn and Jerrod’s story is about overcoming the pain of the past, the endurance of family bonds, pursuing work we love, treasuring friendships and community, and believing in possibilities. Most of all, Something to Treasure is a story of hope, healing, and second chances.
I hope you enjoy Dawn and Jerrod’s story!
If anyone can save him, she’s the one
Jerrod Walters hopes relocating to the coastal town of Two Moon Bay can be the fresh start he and his young daughter need.
But the single dad is caught off guard when a beautiful PR professional offers to promote his diving excursions to legendary shipwreck sites.
There’s so much he admires about Dawn Larson, starting with the woman’s upbeat, can-do personality.
Dawn’s boundless capacity for joy might be the only thing capable of bringing him back to life after his tragic loss…
SERIES: Two Moon Bay #2
GENRE: Clean Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2018
Other Books In This Series
“I think we learn more from each other’s stories than we do from flowcharts and ten-point strategies.”
Something to Treasure by Virginia McCullough is sweet, sincere and romantic with an engaging cast of characters and a quaint small town.
The love story between Jerrod and Dawn is swoonworthy, true, but it’s much more dimensional than that. For one thing, they are slightly older than a ‘typical’ romance novel; both at or near 40. They also both have children from previous marriages – Dawn’s teenage son Gordon and Jerrod’s adorable five-year-old Carrie. And while their stories are different (Dawn’s husband left her for another woman, while Jerrod’s wife died) they both carry the burden of loss and single-parenthood. This means that a romance between them has many more considerations than that of a pair of twenty-somethings. These added layers really give the book depth and authenticity.
Bottom Line: Something to Treasure by Virginia McCullough is a compelling story of loss and discovery. And I’m not just talking about the discoveries Jerrod makes in his diving excursions. Rather, I mean the discovery of friendship, belonging, and home … as well as renewal. Layered characters and an emotional plot make this a book you can sink your heart into, just like its predecessor Girl in the Spotlight, and I’m already eager for more books set in Two Moon Bay!
(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Prism Book Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)
My Rating: 4 stars / Love it!
KissingBook Level: 3 / May forget to breathe on occasion
A writer all her adult life, Virginia McCullough has had the opportunity to write the stories of her heart in her novels, including Girl in the Spotlight, the first book in her Two Moon Bay series for Harlequin Heartwarming. (Book 2 is scheduled for release in January 2018). Her award-winning romance and women’s fiction titles include The Jacks of Her Heart, Amber Light, Greta’s Grace, The Chapels on the Hill, and Island Healing.
Born and raised in Chicago, Virginia has been lucky enough to develop her writing career in many locations, including the coast of Maine, the mountains of North Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and currently, Northeast Wisconsin. She started her career in nonfiction, first writing articles and then books as a ghostwriter and coauthor. She’s written more than 100 books for physicians, business owners, professional speakers and many others with information to share or a story to tell.
Virginia’s books feature characters who could be your neighbors and friends. They come in all ages and struggle with everyday life issues in small-town environments that almost always include water—oceans, lakes, or rivers. The mother of two grown children, you’ll find Virginia with her nose a book, walking on trails or her neighborhood street, or she may be packing her bag to take off for her next adventure. And she’s always working on another story about hope, healing, and second chances.
1st Prize (open internationally*):
– One $25.00 Amazon gift card
– A deep cranberry red scarf-shawl—so soft your skin will sigh and thank you!
– Inspirational art—a book of 20 pull-out 10” x 12” posters—each is a unique design and ready to frame, put on your fridge, or send to a friend who needs an uplifting message
– Two delicious Equal Exchange organic, fair-trade dark chocolate bars, one almond, one caramel crunch
*If an international winner is pulled, a second gift card will be received instead of the shawl, inspirational art, and chocolate bars.
2nd Prize (open internationally):
– One $25.00 Amazon gift card
Ends January 17th
This giveaway is hosted by Prism Book Tours, not RimSP.
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What about you? Have you ever been scuba diving? If not, would you want to?