Desert Willow Review and Giveaway!

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Desert Willow by Patricia Beal, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Desert Willow JustRead Blog Tour

Title: Desert Willow
Author: Patricia Beal
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Release Date: February 12, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance

After a failed engagement, Captain Andrew Lee James has focused on building a career in the Army he loves. That commitment includes helping a feisty, out-of-work ballerina whose devotion to her grandmother’s dying wish immediately grabs his heart. She’s the one, but will he be able to win the heart of a woman who has vowed to never be involved with a soldier?

College graduate Clara Malone swore to never love anyone in the military again but when her dying grandmother asks her to deliver a love letter to the general who broke her heart decades ago, she agrees and finds herself escorted by a handsome Army captain whose kindness challenges her beliefs. Surrounded by desert willows that shower her path with pretty pink flowers and sing with the buzzing of hummingbirds, Clara enjoys the wild beauty of El Paso—and her time with Andrew—more than expected.

Can she deliver her grandmother’s last love letter without losing her heart to a man who represents everything she fears?

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Beal has give readers a story of second chances, heartache, love, and forgiveness. With relatable characters and emotions aplenty, readers will find themselves enjoying their time with Clara and Andrew. And who doesn’t love a sweet story about fulfilling a grandmother’s dying wish?

I found myself gravitating towards Clara in the story. There was something that really turned her against dating military men, and when the truth came out, it was not at all what I was expecting. But it made her real, vulnerable, and just someone I could totally relate to. I can’t reveal any spoilers here, but let me just say that I actually liked the fact that Beal took that storyline in this direction. The truth of the matter is that stuff like that happens in real life, probably more often than we think. There’s something about a story that includes real life scenarios – I’m talking about ones that most Christian authors shy away from. What they can ultimately lead to is the Lord. Seeing Clara’s journey was my favorite part of the entire story!

Readers will find themselves reaching for the tissues as they read this emotional story. Beal delivers just the right amount of romance, adventure, and spiritual growth. Contemporary Romance readers will be hooked from start to finish. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Patricia Beal has danced ballet since her childhood and has performed with pre-professional companies in South America, Europe, and the United States. She fell in love with a handsome airborne infantryman at Fort Bragg, married him, and quit her day job to have his babies. Soon came the desire to have book babies, too. Patricia is a Genesis Award semi-finalist, First Impressions finalist, and the author of A Season to Dance (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, 2017). She writes from Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband and two children.

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(1) winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight February 10, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on February 24, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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