Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Rebecca Reed & A Summer to Remember

Posted June 4, 2024 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Rebecca Reed, romance / 8 Comments

A Summer to Remember JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for A Summer to Remember by Lisa Phillips, Andrea Christenson, Rebecca Reed, Gina Conroy, Angela Ruth Strong, Carrie Padgett, Tabitha Bouldin, and Bell Renshaw, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Rebecca on the blog today to talk about Loving the Rodeo Queen, her novel in the collection!

Eight summer novels across 2 volumes.
From Christian fiction’s hottest contemporary romance authors.

Bright Lights A Summer to Remember

BRIGHT LIGHTS by Lisa Phillips, Andrea Christenson, Rebecca Reed & Gina Conroy
SERIES: A Summer to Remember #1
GENRE: Contemporary Romance Collection (Christian)
PUBLISHER: Two Dogs Publishing, LLC
RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2024
PAGES: 882

Finally Home – Lisa Phillips

Ashlynn Monroe knows she has a reputation as the Ice Queen, but being the police commissioner’s assistant that rep serves her just fine thank you. When her Aunt Ruby comes to visit from Last Chance County on the anniversary of Ashlynn’s mom’s death, neither realizes it’s a week that will alter both their lives in ways they never imagined.

Fire Chief Greyson Frayer followed in his father’s footsteps. Saving lives is who he is, but the burn scars he earned along the way seem to have kept him from the life he wants…until he sees a familiar face as if for the first time. Is Ashlynn the future he’s been looking for?

With a romance brewing between Russ and Ruby in the background, Adelynn and Greyson discover the future they’ve always wanted. And the chance to finally come home.

Summer at Trillium Lake – Andrea Christenson

Privileged Athena Vassos is banished to the family’s lake property near Sunset Falls, WI, to “think about” her place in the family’s multimillion dollar business. She isn’t sure what she wants with her life now that she has finished her graduate degree.

At the rustic Trillium Lake Bible Camp, Sean Campbell is overwhelmed. He was only supposed to be the deputy director, not much more than a glorified handyman, not running the whole show.

When a devastating tornado rips through the camp, Sean and Athena need to work together despite their differences.

Loving the Rodeo Queen – Rebecca Reed

Quinn Mulroney, former rodeo queen, lost it all. Now, she’s dreaming of becoming a veterinarian while caring for her daughter. She’s never forgotten the one man she called hero.

Tiago Vargas is seeking his passion, hoping to prove himself to his exacting father. When fate brings Quinn back into his life, he sees a second chance at his first love and offers her a job.

But she’s not the same woman he rescued. She carries a secret, and if Tiago discovers it, will he still be her hero, or will her hidden life destroy her last shot at happiness?

Anxious for Love – Gina Conroy

Event planner Charlee Lovelle, with a talent for creating perfect moments, except her own, is fed up with online dating games. Australian dating coach Maxwell Adams just wants to help people find love and take his business to the next level, not play the dodgy Love Doctor. Both frustrated with the superficiality of modern relationships, Charlee and Maxwell engage in an emotional game of tug-of-war as they embark on separate paths of self-discovery. In a whirlwind of humor, heart, and unexpected connection, they navigate the complexities of romance and relationships, but will they recognize the pull towards each other or will their own inner struggles keep them apart?

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Rebecca Reed guest post

Loving the Rodeo queen

by Rebecca Reed, an author of A Summer to Remember

Readers can expect a journey.

Loving the Rodeo Queen features two people who are searching for their futures but in different ways. The hero, Tiago Vargas, thought he’d take over the family restaurant until his Argentinean-immigrant father shatters that reality by sending him on a quest to find his pasión. Ex-college rodeo star, Quinn Mulroney had planned on becoming a veterinarian until an invasive attack knocked her off course. At the start of the story, she’s struggling to support her daughter and mother as money and hope dwindle in the wake of her adoptive father’s untimely death.

As each character wrestles with a sense of purpose, God intervenes bringing them back together. Their journeys are physical in that they travel from Tennessee to Montana or Montana to Tennessee and back. They are spiritual as each must strengthen faith in both God and in each other. They involve resolution with the past, including motivations and choices made.

Readers can expect romance and second chances.

Tiago and Quinn barely met while competing for rival rodeo teams, but they managed to connect across dust-clogged arenas. Then, Tiago helps Quinn through one of the toughest moments of her life, and the label she applies gives Tiago the impetus to pursue her thousands of miles from his home. Sparks fly, but old memories are resurrected as well and mix with unresolved guilt and the pain of new revelations. This volatile mixture threatens to bank the flames rekindled by their new proximity.

Readers can expect animals.

Cats and horses are the star companions in this story. From Tiago’s mother’s Siamese to the former rodeo horses ridden by Tiago and Quinn, to a certain gray pony, animals are a large part of the novel.

I have several favorite parts in this story. The first is the character of Willy. He was a total surprise. One of those lovely things that crop up without planning and become more important than you ever thought it would. Willy has a grasp on truth that he imparts to Quinn when she most needs it. His words enable her to confront a past she’s been running from and attempting to ignore for a very long time.

The second are the twins––Abelardo and Yoani. They are college rodeo hopefuls who need a leg up on life. Tiago and Quinn want to help. Enough said.

Another favorite is Tiago’s Grand Gesture. I love how he uses Quinn’s happiest moment to show his love to her and her daughter. After that, how could Quinn possibly continue to reject him? I won’t answer that question here. You’ll have to read Loving the Rodeo Queen to find out.

Can you see my big smile? Of course there’s a happily ever after. I’m just not giving you all the details on how they work everything out. I hope you enjoy reading Tiago and Quinn’s story as much as I enjoyed writing it, and I can’t wait to hear your favorite parts!

Lisa Phillips  Andrea Christenson

Lisa Phillips is a USA Today and top ten Publishers Weekly bestselling author of books that span Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line, independently published series romantic suspense, and thriller novels. She’s discovered a penchant for high-stakes stories of mayhem and disaster where you can find made-for-each-other love that always ends in happily ever after.

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Andrea Christenson lives in a Minneapolis, MN suburb with her husband and two daughters. When she is not busy homeschooling her girls, she loves to read anything she can get her hands on. She believes that a great loaf of artistic bread can turn a meal into a masterpiece. Andrea’s prayer is to write stories revealing God’s love.

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Rebecca Reed  Gina Conroy

Rebecca Reed loves adventure. From riding race horses to sampling the world’s ice cream flavors to writing tales of identity and purpose, she sees obstacles as challenges. You might find her listening to audiobooks on her rural Indiana farm. A wife, mother, and grandmother with a huge, fruit-eating canine, her dream is to bring God glory through fiction that delights readers with compelling, flawed characters whose search for identity and purpose reveals God’s truth.

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Born and bred in New York, Gina Conroy now lives in the Midwest where she splits her time, and sometimes her personality, as a writer, teacher, and life balance coach. Whether writing fiction or real life stories, Gina infuses faith with fun and hopes her readers take away a satisfying read that delves just beneath the surface.

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Starry Nights A Summer to RememberSTARRY NIGHTS by Angela Ruth Strong, Carrie Padgett, Tabitha Bouldin, Bell Renshaw
SERIES: A Summer to Remember #2
GENRE: Contemporary Romance Collection (Christian)
PUBLISHER: Two Dogs Publishing, LLC
RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2024

Out of Play – Angela Ruth Strong

When single mom Bex Lemaire is asked to step down as her eight-year-old daughter’s soccer coach for getting too competitive, she’s hoping the new coach will let her assist. Former child star Skylar Hayes agrees to take over the team as research for his comeback role. At first, he mistakes Bex for a raving fan but eventually realizes she’s only crazy about soccer, which gives her the skills needed to train him. She’s all work, while he likes to play, but together, they just might win.

Lauren’s Second Chance – Carrie Padgett

Lauren’s Second Chance is a contemporary romance for readers who love sun, sand, and satisfying endings. Lauren and Mason were each other’s first loves, until life broke them apart. A decade later, when the opportunity arises to appear with Mason on a reality show, Lauren is conflicted. She needs this show for what it means to a project near to her heart. But can she keep that heart safe from the man who broke it once? Grab your shades and SPF 30 sunscreen to dive into a reality television dating show story where first love is also forever love.

Her Cowboy Champion – Tabitha Bouldin

It’s true that money can’t buy happiness. No one knows that better than Sage Rhett after her boyfriend steals her photography business and leaves her penniless. Heartbroken, faith shattered, she returns to Apple Creek–the last place she called home.

Maverick Pierce is used to people seeing him for the money attached to his family name. As a Pierce, he’s afforded anything that money can buy, but the one thing he wants can never be bought.

When Sage accepts a job working at the Pierce ranch, Maverick discovers he never stopped loving the fiery cowgirl who broke his heart when she left twelve years ago. If he wants to win her over, he’ll have to do more than flash a little money. This second chance, rags to riches, cowboy romance pits love against responsibility as Sage and Maverick struggle to overcome their history and trust God for a happily ever after.

Love in the Lyrics – Bell Renshaw

Liberty “Libby” Taylor has maxed out on space for her equine therapy business. The best way to gain the capital she needs in order to expand requires a bit of subterfuge, but that will also mean pulling one over on her new boss.

Singer and songwriter Harland Grey left LA for Winter, Montana in the hopes of finding peace from the demons of his not-so-distant past, but purchasing Melody Ranch may not hold the answers he’s looking for.

Thrown together, sparks fly between the two, but will the secrets kept between them finally be what tears them apart?


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  Carrie Padgett

Angela Ruth Strong works as a flight attendant, survived breast cancer, and uses her own crazy life experiences as inspiration for the stories she writes. Her books have earned TOP PICK in Romantic Times, been nominated for a Christy, won the Cascade Award, and become Amazon bestsellers. She and her husband also got to play extras when her novel Finding Love in Big Sky was adapted for film. To help aspiring authors, Angela started IDAhope Writers where she lives in Idaho.

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Carrie Padgett has lived in every part of California, and currently writes from her office with a view of the Sierra Nevada. She thinks nuts take up room where chocolate ought to be and chips and dip should be its own food group. She and her husband have been married for far longer than most reality shows last. She has two daughters, two sons-in-law, and six grandkids who call her Grammie.

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Tabitha Bouldin  Bell Renshaw

Tabitha Bouldin has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing/English from Southern New Hampshire University. She is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author and an avid reader. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, you’ll find her curled up with a book. Tabitha’s genre of choice is Contemporary Christian Romance which she describes as: Adventure with heart.

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Bell Renshaw is a pen name for Emilie Haney. She grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has a love for the outdoors that matches her love for the written word. She turned her passion for stories toward writing at an early age, finding entertainment and adventure in made-up worlds fed by the books her parents read to her as a child. Now, she’s still getting lost in those worlds but they are of her own making.

She believes that—no matter what—love fights for what’s right.

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A Summer to Remember JustRead Tours blog giveaway

(2) winners will each win paperback copies of both Bright Lights and Starry Nights.
(4) additional winners will each win ebook copies of both Bright Lights and Starry Nights.

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight June 3, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on June 10, 2024. 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 for print copies. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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What about you? What makes you want to read Loving the Rodeo Queen by Rebecca Reed & all the other books in the A Summer To Remember collection? (Stay tuned tomorrow for a post from Gina Conroy too!)

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8 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Rebecca Reed & A Summer to Remember

  1. Meez Carrie – a whole bag of books that promise good summer reading! Since we lived 14 years in Cheyenne, Wyoming – we know rodeo queens! Rebecca Reed’s book sounds like a favorite pick!

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