Book Excerpt (and a Giveaway!): Loving Grace by April Smith

Posted May 26, 2018 by meezcarrie in April Smith, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, romance, YA / 12 Comments

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Welcome to the Loving Grace blog blitz and giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

loving graceTitle: Loving Grace
Author: April Smith
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: March 20, 2018
Genre: Christian Fiction, Young Adult Romance

Grace Summer lands herself in a melon load of trouble when she becomes torn between the boy of her dreams and the boy almost next door.

As the newly crowned Watermelon Queen, she is thrust into the spotlight, meets the dreamy Warren Hartley, and continues trying to get over an accident that rocked her world. Mix in working with Beau Baron who Grace happens to fight with just about as much as breathing and the metaphorical sparks fly.

Like most things in life, Grace must learn to take the good with the bad. While the good is the handsome and fun Warren Hartley, the bad is Beau Baron—or at least being around his annoying and rude self way more than she would like. For Beau, Grace is nothing more than aggravating and an irritating reminder from the night of the accident.

Tensions soar as Grace and Beau fight to love themselves and maybe, just maybe, each other.

Most of the time, mornings are my favorite part of the day, but this one is on the other side of just a few hours of sleep. Ugh. I throw the fourth outfit on the bed, hopping across the room with only one high heel on. Beau knocks on the door. “Grace, are you okay in there? I’ve heard you mumbling in there for the better part of twenty minutes.”

“I’m fine,” I shout through the door, when, really, I’m anything but. I can’t figure out what to wear. We are doing the interview and television portion today. I give up and put on what I would wear—black leggings and a red tunic. I pull my hair up in a bun and slap on some red lipstick. I slide on my black Converse and add diamond earrings. It looks like I’ve headed into the main room just in time.


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April Smith grew up spending summers working on her best friend’s family watermelon farm and she was one of those watermelon queens she writes about. She has her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching.

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Ambassador International is giving away:

Grand Prize: (1) print copy of Loving Grace (US Only)
PLUS 4 more winners will receive an ebook copy of Loving Grace (open internationally, except where prohibited by law)

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight May 26, 2018 and last through 11:59pm June 2, 2018. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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12 responses to “Book Excerpt (and a Giveaway!): Loving Grace by April Smith

  1. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for the information on and excerpt from “Loving Grace” by April Smith as well as for being part of the book blitz.

    I’d love the opportunity to read the book.

  2. Vivian Furbay

    Would enjoy winning a print copy of this book. Unfortunately I can’t accept ebooks.

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