09 September 2021

Aspen Crossroads | Excerpt + Giveaway

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ABOUT THE BOOK


To protect those most vulnerable, Haven Haviland must trust her heart–and her regrets–to a mysterious newcomer in this moving contemporary romance.

Few in the community of Whisper Canyon have actually met Jace Daring, a handsome recluse who lives at Aspen Crossroads, the farm at the edge of town. But that doesn’t stop the rumors about the multiple women who live with him. He must protect the truth–that his farm-to-table restaurant will provide new livelihoods for women rescued from human trafficking–or he risks the safety and futures of those relying on him. But he can’t do it alone.

Haven Haviland has always been everyone’s safe place to fall until one mistake closes her counseling practice and leaves her open to the town’s gossip. Trusting men has gotten her in trouble before. However, accepting Jace’s job offer to mentor the rescued women seems like the perfect way to right her wrongs.

When the mayor’s campaign to clean up Whisper Canyon targets Aspen Crossroads, the restaurant comes under fire, dangers from the women’s pasts are awakened, and Haven’s sins are exposed for all to see. Jace would sacrifice himself to save Haven and the women under his care, but his efforts might not be enough. And in the end, it might not be the women most in need of saving after all.

Publisher: Berkeley Books
Release Date: August 24, 2021


EXCERPT

A glance over her shoulder assured the men weren't paying her any mind, so Haven scooped up the solitary little chick, sheltering it between her hands and stroking its baby-fine feathers. "You are darling."

The chick kicked her feet, but something was off. On one foot, the toes stretched wide, forming star shape, but on the other, the toes curled in on themselves. "Oh, sweetheart, is that why you're over here all by your lonesome? Have they cast you out? Poor thing. I think you're perfect. In fact, you are so perfect that I dub you Audrey."

"Excuse me, miss. I have a question for you. Are you planning to buy that Ameraucana?"

Instinctively, Haven drew the chick close, holding her against her chest. The other chicks now peeked out of a cardboard box, their heads bopping about in time with their chirps. Beyond the box, a pair of legs donning work boots and jeans rose vertically until the light over the baby pool washed out the rest.

"Because if you aren't, I'd like to." The voice was masculine enough to stir up a few flutters in her belly. Then the owner of the voice bent down into a crouch. The light caught the striking lines of his face. A strong jaw and straight nose played against the tuft of sandy hair peeking out from his backward baseball cap, creating a playful combo of boyish and manly. He wasn't from around here. Haven would remember him.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Prone to wander, Janine Rosche finds as much comfort on the open road as she does at home. This longing to chase adventure, behold splendor, and experience redemption is woven into her Madison River Romance and Whisper Canyon series. When she isn’t writing or traveling, she teaches family life education courses to college students, takes too many pictures of her sleeping dogs, and embarrasses her four children and husband with boy band serenades. Learn more online at janinerosche.com, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a Society 6 Mountain Morning Tote, Live By Faith Journal, & “Stay Home or Go Roam” Hoodie from the soon-to-be-released Love Wander Read apparel collection!


Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight September 7, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 14, 2021. 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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6 comments:

  1. Jace Daring is such a great name for a character.

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  2. excerpt's nice

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  3. Would be a good book for fall reading.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  4. What a sweet scene of an excerpt!

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