01 October 2020

His Love Revealed | Excerpt + Giveaway

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Will revelations of the past hijack their future?

Since childhood, Ida Mae Hoscutt, the beloved proprietress of the Come and Get It Diner, has loved Charles “Chuck” Farrow from afar. Now on the eve of her thirty-ninth birthday with no marriage proposal in sight, Ida Mae mourns past mistakes and contemplates a makeover. When a radio commercial wrenches Ida Mae’s heart, will a sudden turn of events sabotage her chance for happiness or will a long-held secret be the answer to love ever-after?

As Ida Mae’s right-hand man at the Come and Get It, Chuck yearns to shift gears and start over. He’s ready to shelve bachelorhood and blunders in favor of possibilities and new beginnings. When he prepares to move forward, two things challenge his objective. One is the father who walked away and never looked back. The other? A decades-old question that only Ida Mae can answer.

And Ida Mae isn’t talking.

Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Release Date: October 1, 2020



A few more blocks. He drew in a deep breath. Expelled it. When he faced Ida Mae on her doorstep moments later, misgivings fled. Blonde waves piled high atop her head made her seem taller than her five-feet-two inches, and the red and white polka dot sweater and fashionably faded blue jeans she wore shaved at least six or seven years off her age. Except for the barest few laugh lines adjacent to stunning blue eyes, thirty-nine on this woman didn’t wash. Thirty-one, thirty-two maybe, but almost forty? Nah. Surely not. When the edges of her mouth lifted into the most dazzling smile, words lodged in his throat and wouldn’t come.

“What’s the matter with you?” Laughter, feminine and full-bodied, rolled past lightly tinted lips and smacked him across the chest. “You expected the pink bathrobe again?”

“No…I…What you’re wearing is perfect.” Oh, man. Stop ogling her. Good recovery, at least. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen you wear that sweater before. It really compliments your…you.” Annnd…whop! You blew it.

“It compliments my me?”

Great. Now, he’d made her self-conscious. “You’re a beautiful woman, Ida Mae.”

“Well, thank you.” She stepped aside and motioned for him to come in. “Help me grab a few things and then we can be on our way.”

“Sure. Happy to.”

She bounded toward the kitchen, her floral-scented perfume trailing in her wake. As he followed after her, the fragrance tickled his nose and coaxed thoughts best shelved for the time being. “I didn’t mean for you to go to a lot of trouble with the pie.”

“No trouble. I made it last night so I wouldn’t be rushed this morning.” Thrusting a covered container toward him, she reached for a thermos and a plastic bag of cookies. “Sweet tea and snickerdoodles. I made these ahead too.”


Cynthia Herron writes Heartfelt, Homespun Fiction from the beautiful Ozark Mountains. A hopeless romantic at heart, she enjoys penning stories about ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances. Her Hope Discovered, her d├ębut novel and the first in a three-book series, released December 2018 with Mountain Brook Ink.

“Cindy” has a degree in psychology and a background in social work. She is a member of ACFW, ACFW MozArks, and RWA.

She is a 2020 Selah Award (Double) Finalist, a 2017 ACFW Genesis Finalist, a 2016 ACFW Genesis (Double) Finalist, and a 2015 ACFW First Impressions Winner. Her work is represented by Sarah Freese at WordServe Literary.

Besides writing, Cindy enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has a fondness for gingerbread men, miniature teapots, and all things apple. She also adores a great cup of coffee and she never met a sticky note she didn’t like.


(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and a print copy of His Love Revealed!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight September 29, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on October 6, 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 only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Anonymous1/10/20 15:44

    Thank you for sharing! - JustRead Tours

  2. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you for sharing

  3. Thanks for taking time to share your book with us and it's always a pleasure in our family to learn about a new one.