Blog Tour: Finding Love
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About the Book
Book: Finding Love
Author: Toni Shiloh
Release date: June 28, 2017
Delaney Jones has finally started to pick up the pieces of her shattered life after the death of her husband, Parker. Just as life enters a new normal, in walks Army soldier, Luke Robinson. Just when she makes the decision to trust him, life deals her a heavy blow. Sergeant First Class Luke Robinson can’t get over his part in the death of Delaney’s husband. In hopes to assuage his guilt, he offers to lend a hand. Only, he never counted on the feelings she evokes with just a smile. Will his secrets widen the gulf or will he finally find absolution?
Finding Love effectively explores themes of forgiveness, God's mercy, and his plans for people's lives while covering topics of interracial relationships, military service, and widowhood. I loved the main characters, Luke and Delaney, and especially enjoyed the close relationship Delaney had with her brother. I thought the strong attraction between Luke and Delaney showed up a little too early in the story, but the characters are both in their late 30s, so perhaps at that stage in life, you're more equipped to know when that special someone shows up. The dialogue was natural, and I enjoyed the descriptions Ms. Shiloh used such as "his insides felt more twisted up than tangled fishing line." The scenes when Luke interacts with Delaney's sons made me laugh, and I teared up at the moving scene with the three of them near the end. There were a couple of plot twists that were "Oh, wow" moments, and I was anxious to see how they would be resolved. The discussions about spiritual concepts were well-written, serving to encourage and exhort at the same time they pushed the characters' development forward. A highly enjoyable story.
I received this book for free from Celebrate Lit Publishing, and I was not required to provide a favorable review. All opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness. She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the president of the ACFW Virginia Chapter.
Guest post from Toni ShilohI’m so excited about this book tour for Finding Love. This book holds a special place in my heart. The pathway to writing Finding Love was not as easy as I thought it would be. For the most part, my brain has an idea or characters share their story, and bam, I’m off and writing at my laptop. I decided to write Finding Love when I got the contract for Buying Love, the first book in the series. I figured fans would want to read another story in the fictional Maple Run, Virginia. I also figured that Shorty and Nikki’s story would be the second book, but alas, they refuse to talk to me. The reason I love Finding Love so much is because it’s about what every person is searching for: love. We search for it in families, in friends, and in that romantic ideal of happily ever after. And even greater, it’s a testament of God’s love for us. Sometimes, love is scary. To let another person in our heart, bare our secrets, and hold our breath waiting for them to accept us…makes a person’s heart quake. With Delaney, she wasn’t even trying to find love, but it rode in on Harley seeking for forgiveness. I loved watching Luke and Delaney fall in love and I pray you do as well. Blessings, reader friends!
Here are the remaining stops on Toni's blog tour:
July 8: Christian Chick's Thoughts
July 9: A Path to Joy
July 10: Debbie's Dusty Deliberations
July 10: Reading is My Superpower
July 11: Blossoms and Blessings
July 12: His Grace is Sufficient
To celebrate this tour, Celebrate Lit Publishing is giving away three $15 Amazon gift cards!! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/ba32