Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Searching for Sarah by Julieann Dove

Posted May 1, 2017 by meezcarrie in contemporary, giveaway, Julieann Dove, romance / 18 Comments

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

about the book

Sarah Keller is convinced that her Mr. Right is stuck in traffic…in another country…on another planet. ‘Thirty-one and still single’ isn’t how she wants to be introduced by her dad. That’s why she’s on five dating websites, posing as anything from an avid gardener to a crazed thrill seeker.

Sam Turner is a single dad, workaholic, who owns his own company. Long-term relationships have never worked out for him. That’s why he needs a nanny.

When a mutual friend suggests Sarah take the job temporarily, everything changes for them both. Sarah begins falling for the man who meets almost none of her online criteria. And when strange things start happening—things that jeopardize the safety of Sarah, Sam is the last person she would imagine is hiding something.

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SERIES: The Sarah Series #1
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Nerdy Bird Books
RELEASE DATE: April 27, 2017
PAGES: 240

Fair warning: this book ends on a cliffhanger… but what a ride!!

Searching for Sarah is written with a great voice and a great sense of humor. The characters are multi-faceted, and the plot is really layered. Sarah, our heroine, is a delightfully eclectic character with whom readers will instantly relate, even if they haven’t had her particular woes. Sam is nearly Sarah’s polar opposite, but the chemistry between them is off the charts! And then there’s Andrew… everything Sarah’s looking for in a guy … but the spark isn’t there for her. Not with Sam brooding and smoldering and grinning and kissing her on a regular basis. (I can’t say I blame her)

There’s also a hint of a suspense between the lines of this romance, and boy does it pack a wallop when it comes to fruition! Hence the cliffhanger … and I’m itching to find out more about the next book in the series. Because honestly? I don’t know how I want it to play out. Which, to me, is the mark of good writing.

Bottom Line: Searching for Sarah is a compelling start to this new series from Julieann Dove. Readers will be engaged from the beginning and – while they may question some of Sarah’s (and Sam’s) choices – they will be invested in finding out what happens between them. Well written with touches of humor and the right amount of sizzle, Sarah’s story is a great way to spend a weekend!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received via Prism Book Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / When’s the next one coming out again??

KissingBook Level: 3 / Will forget to breathe on occasion

Reviewer’s Note: Readers may want to be aware that is some (very minor) cursing in this book, as well as the implication of intimacies (though never even remotely explicit)

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about the author

Julieann Dove lives in Virginia, yet longs to live everywhere else. It doesn’t come as a surprise that along with her gypsy soul, comes an active imagination. That’s why she loves to write and invent worlds and people, so that she can formulate their happily ever after. Hobbies include cooking new recipes, sewing, and spending time with her cute boyfriend/husband and five fabulous children. Vacations happen in Nantucket or the Carolina beaches—anywhere there is inspiration for her next book. One day she hopes to travel to Italy, drive one of those little cars around the countryside, and speak the language fluently!


Tour Giveaway

– 1 winner will receive a signed copy of Waking Amy (US only)

– 1 winner will receive an ebook of Waking Amy (open internationally)

– Ends May 9th

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18 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Searching for Sarah by Julieann Dove

  1. Kay Garrett

    Loved reading about Searching for Sarah and the great review.
    Can’t wait to read the book!
    Thanks for the chance to win a signed copy of Waking Amy!

  2. emilee douglas

    When I first laid eyes on this book I knew I wanted to read it. The cover is awesome!

  3. Dianne Casey

    Julieann is a new author to me and I really enjoyed the description of the book and I’m looking forward to reading the book.

  4. My cheeks are still recovering from all the smiling that review had me doing! Thank you so much, Carrie! Wow…what a sweet review. Absolutely my very favorite! 🙂 And book 2……I assure you, it won’t disappoint!

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