Book Excerpt (and a Giveaway!): A Father’s Promise by Mindy Obenhaus

Posted July 9, 2020 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Mindy Obenhaus, romance / 20 Comments

A Father's Promise Blog Tour
Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for A Father’s Promise by Mindy Obenhaus, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I shared the first line with you on Friday but today I have a longer excerpt to share & a different giveaway!

A Father's Promise by Mindy Obenhaus

Title: A Father’s Promise
Series: Bliss, Texas #1
Author: Mindy Obenhaus
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date:
June 16, 2020

Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

He doesn’t think he deserves a family…
but now he has a daughter.

Stunned to discover he has a child, Wes Bishop isn’t sure he’s father material. But his adorable daughter needs him, and he can’t help feeling drawn to her mother, Laurel Donovan — a woman he’s finally getting to know.

But can this sudden dad overcome a past tragedy that has him convinced he’s not meant to be a husband or a father…and make a promise of forever?


The realization made him wince. Laurel was alone. A single mom. That couldn’t have been easy, and it was his fault. He’d been weak, and Laurel had been forced to live with the consequences.

The café was empty when they reached the bottom step, something he was more than a little grateful for. Rae held the child—his child, he reminded himself—in her arms and was dancing among the tables, swaying to and fro.

She stopped when she saw them. “Aw, who’s that, Sarah-Jane?”

The beautiful little girl with hair the color of honey and the same blue eyes as his smiled as her mother approached. A moment later, that smile shifted to him, flipping his insides and his entire world upside down.

Mesmerized, he continued across the wooden floor, not knowing what to do or say.

When he stopped beside the pair, Sarah-Jane reached out her hand and offered him her cookie. How could he refuse? He pretended to nibble. “Yummy, thank you.”

The grinning child seemed pleased with herself. Or him. And for some reason, that mattered. Because despite having just met her, he was smitten with this pint-size charmer. Sarah-Jane was everything good in this world—innocence, pure and simple. Her only expectation was that he would accept the cookie she’d offered. In exchange, he’d offered up his heart, and she’d snatched it without question.

And in that moment, Wes knew his life had been changed forever.

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Mindy Obenhaus

Award-winning author Mindy Obenhaus is passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining and sometimes adventurous manner. She lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, two sassy pups, countless cattle, deer, and the occasional coyote, mountain lion, or snake. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, and watching copious amounts of the Hallmark Channel.

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A Father's Promise JustRead Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a signed copy of A Father’s Promise, a $20 Amazon gift card, and a James 1:17 mug!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight July 6, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on July 13, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


This giveaway is hosted by JustRead Tours, not RimSP
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What about you? What makes you want to read A Father’s Promise by Mindy Obenhaus?

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20 responses to “Book Excerpt (and a Giveaway!): A Father’s Promise by Mindy Obenhaus

  1. Lynn Brown

    It sounds like a sweet read. A man discovering he has a child and how he steps up to the responsibility sounds good. The cover is cute. Thanks for the chance.

  2. Suzanne Sellner

    I love the sweet photo of the man holding and snuggling up to the little one! I’d love to read this one.

  3. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for being part of the book tour for “A Father’s Promise” by Mindy Obenhaus.

    Enjoyed reading the excerpt and can’t wait for the opportunity to read this book on my TBR list. Wonderful author and great cover!

  4. Diana Hardt

    Beautiful cover. I liked the blurb and excerpt. It sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for sharing.

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