05 November 2020

Seasoned | Excerpt + Giveaway


ABOUT THE BOOK


Essie White battles loneliness two years after the death of her husband. Her romance-writing daughter suggests that her mother try online dating. Essie agrees, seeking male companionship only, not a love interest.

Widower Lou Rizzo isn’t seeking love either. But he accepts his friend’s dare and posts his profile on the dating site, although he uses an alias to safeguard his identity.

Essie and Lou meet, and their initial attraction soon develops into a friendship neither wants to lose. Lou, however, must confess his part in a decades-old incident that he feels Essie cannot forgive. She, too, harbors secrets that may jeopardize their future together.

As the relationship grows, each must decide whether to reveal the truth about their past mistakes, lost dreams, and fears for a chance to love again.

Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing
Release Date: November 3, 2020

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EXCERPT

Just as Lou had faked a bellyache on our first dinner date, now it was my turn. Montezuma’s Revenge was an easy scapegoat and gave me an excuse for avoiding dates, outings, or lengthy phone calls once we’d returned to Colorado. There was plenty to think about and sort through—ghosts from my past had returned, and they were not friendly.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Loosening the reins and leaning into a creative life—that’s Jayme H. Mansfield’s sweet spot as an author, artist, and educator. Speaking at book clubs and interest groups, teaching the writing craft, and guiding others in their artistic pursuits at her long-time art studio, Piggy Toes, is the icing on the cake.

The transformative power of art and faith are common threads in her award-winning historical novels, Chasing the Butterfly and RUSH. Her latest novel, Seasoned ~ A Vintage Love with Modern-Day Flavor, delivers the same. Recently, RUSH won several awards, including the Gold Medal Illumination Award winner for Enduring Christian Fiction, Selah Finalist, Excellence in Editing, two prestigious Colorado Book of the Year Awards, and finalist for the Chanticleer Laramie Award for Excellence in Western Fiction. RUSH was named the 2019 Village Read and celebrated throughout Colorado. Her bold floral abstractions and imaginative landscapes blend luscious color and playful texture—a testimony to what is acclaimed as “joyful and hopeful” art.

Jayme lives at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains where she and her husband have survived raising three hungry, hockey-playing sons. Currently, two very needy Golden Retrievers run the roost. Visit www.jaymehmansfield.com for books, art, and creative inspiration.


GIVEAWAY


(1) winner will receive one signed copy of Chasing the Butterfly, Rush, and Seasoned and a box of original art floral notecards from Jayme H. Mansfield!

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 November 3, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on November 10, 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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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing! - JustRead Tours

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  2. This book looks so good! I really want to read this!

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