Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Tara Randel & His Small Town Dream

Posted September 23, 2022 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, contemporary, giveaway, romance, Tara Randel / 17 Comments

His Small Town Dream JustRead Blog + Review TourWelcome to the Blog + Review Tour for His Small Town Dream by Tara Randel, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Tara on the blog today to chat about her new book!

His Small Town Dream

SERIES: The Golden Matchmakers Club #3
GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Sweet/Clean)
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: August 23, 2022
PAGES: 275

This city girl…

Could be his perfect match!

Adam Wright is ready to stop nursing his broken heart and give in to his family’s matchmaking. He knows lively marketing exec Carrie Mitchell wants to return to New York, but he’s showing her all small-town Golden has to offer…including himself. When his ex-fiancée arrives, it could scare Carrie away, or it may be a chance to heal past hurts…and share his small-town dream with her!


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Hi Tara! Welcome to the blog!

Tara: Winter. I live in Florida and can’t wait for cooler weather!

Carrie: yes please!!!! (says me, still melting over here in Georgia too)

Tara: Cats. My cat lays beside me when I write.

Carrie: there’s nothing better than a pet’s companionship!

Tara: Mountains. I love hiking in the woods.

Carrie: I love the mountains too – not so much the hiking 😉

Tara: Both! Together at one meal!

Carrie: I mean… is there really any other option? lol

Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?

Tara: Friendship. I love spending time with my buddies, having important conversations and a good laugh.

Carrie: I love that answer!!

Q: When you walk into a bookstore, where do you head first?

Tara: The fiction section, then to romance and mystery.

Carrie: ooo me too!

Q: Writing spaces are as diverse as authors and books. Where is your favorite space to write?

Tara: My office the overlooks the back yard. I stare out that window a lot! Plus, there’s plenty of natural light which keeps my spirits up.

Carrie: that sounds like a lovely place to write 🙂

Q: Which of your main characters in His Small Town Dream is most like you?

Tara: Probably Adam. He’s in his head a lot, as am I.

Carrie: my husband would be able to relate to him then, too

Q: Do you have the whole plot outlined before you start writing, or do you let the characters dictate what comes next?

Tara: I always plot as much as possible before I start writing. I feel that once I get the important elements of the book established, I can enjoy the journey and the surprises that come from my characters.

Carrie: that sounds like a good & balanced approach!

Q: What is one of your favorite quotes from His Small Town Dream & why do you love it?

Tara: Carrie tells Adam, “You urged me to try, not believing I’d fail.” We all need that person who encourages us to go for it.

Carrie: oh wow! I love that line!

Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.

Tara: My next Harlequin Heartwarming book, Her Surprise Hometown Match, will be released February 28, 2023. It is the final book in The Golden Matchmakers Club series.

Carrie: ohhhh i have mixed emotions about that. On the one hand, YAY!!! Another Golden Matchmakers Club book! On the other hand, noooooo I’m not ready for this series to end! I’ve loved it so much ♥

Tara Randel

Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. Family values, a bit of mystery and, of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. She writes for multiple genres, including romance, mystery and Women’s fiction.

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His Small Town Dream JustRead Giveaway

(1) winner will receive an autographed print copy of Stealing Her Best Friend’s Heart and Her Christmastime Family, a festive fall mug and towel, and a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
(1) additional winner will receive a $10 Amazon e-Gift Card.

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight September 19, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 26, 2022. 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. Gift card open internationally. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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17 responses to “Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Tara Randel & His Small Town Dream

  1. Bea LaRocca

    Thank you for sharing your Q&A, bio and book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading His Small Town Dream.

  2. Eva Millien

    I enjoyed the Q&A, His Small Town Dream sounds like a wonderful book for me to enjoy and I like the cover! Good luck with your book, Tara, and I hope the tour was as success!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a fabulous week!

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