Welcome to the Blog Tour for Hooked On You by Kathleen Fuller, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
Title: Hooked On You
Series: Maple Falls Romance #1
Author: Kathleen Fuller
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: May 11, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance (clean/sweet)
She never wanted to come back. He never wants to leave. The town of Maple Falls has plans for them both.
Riley McAllister is living the dream in New York City . . . if the dream means being a struggling mixed-media artist, part-time food delivery driver, and having a carefully curated social media to hide all of the above. She refuses to admit defeat and move back to small-town Maple Falls, but when her grandmother breaks her leg sliding into third base during a softball game (she was safe, by the way), Riley reluctantly agrees to go home and help the woman who raised her—while secretly hoping she can convince Mimi to sell her house and yarn shop and move in with a good friend. Then Riley can return to her new life in NYC, on her own and for good.
But Mimi has her own plans, which include setting Riley up with local baseball star Hayden Price, who returned to Maple Falls after an injury ended his major league career. Now he works at his father’s hardware store, coaches the church softball team, and worries about the declining town. It’s not the life he dreamed of having.
With a little meddling and a lot of kindness from the town, Hayden and Riley find themselves unexpectedly falling for each other as they discover the true meaning of home.
Welcome to Maple Falls, where everyone knows your name and your business.
the riley hat
by Kathleen Fuller, author of Hooked on You
I love to crochet, and when the idea came to mind of a story that featured a yarn store, I was, um, hooked. J Knots and Tangles, Erma and Riley’s yarn store in Maple Falls, is inspired by Arkansas Yarn Co. in Malvern, AR. In a unique collaboration with Lorri Ann Helberg (yarn designer), Tamara Kelly (crochet designer) and Cheryl Ham (knitwear designer), the Riley Hat, created with Hooked on You yarn, was born.
The yarn: Hooked on You
This beautiful yarn gets its colors from the colorful cover (say that fast three times) of Hooked on You.
The Riley Hat: Crochet Version
I crocheted this version of the hat, and it was relaxing to crochet. The yarn is easy to work with and the pattern is interesting but not too challenging. Tutorials for the Magic Ring, the Overlapping Stitch, and the Brim are included with the pattern.
The Riley Hat: Knit Version. (Pompom optional)
This is such a pretty pattern, and I love the pompom detail. I’m just starting to learn how to knit, but as soon as I get a few skills under my belt, I’m going to make this hat, too.
Kits containing an autographed copy of Hooked on You, a skein of Hooked on You yarn, plus the crochet and knit patterns are now available from Arkansas Yarn Co. You can also download the patterns on my website. Click on the Hooked on You Yarn page on the top menu bar.
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Have fun reading Riley and Hayden’s journey in Hooked on You, and if you make the Riley Hat, make sure to post and tag me on Instagram @kf_booksandhooks.
(3) winners will receive a print copy of Hooked On You by Kathleen Fuller!
Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight May 17, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 24, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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What about you? What makes you want to read Hooked On You by Kathleen Fuller? Do you knit or crochet?