24 May 2022

Her Mountain Refuge | Excerpt + Giveaway

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Going home could mean risking her heart…

She needs help to start over…

But can she ever trust again?

Widowed, pregnant and under her controlling mother-in-law’s thumb, Charlotte Tremaine needs help—but she doesn’t expect it to come from her estranged childhood best friend. Yet after a fainting spell lands her in the hospital, Sheriff Logan Carter whisks her away to his foster mother’s mountain home to recover. But when her secrets follow, can she face her painful past with Logan at her side?

Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: May 24, 2022



Logan laughed and looked relieved. “Ruby can get pretty heavy-handed with her matchmaking. I just didn’t want you to feel uncomfortable.”

She patted his arm. “You’re talking to a very pregnant lady. Uncomfortable is my middle name. Don’t worry. Ruby won’t bother me. I know you’ve never looked at me that way.” When Logan didn’t answer, Charlotte clarified, “Romantically, I mean.”

Logan started walking again. “Watch your step,” he cautioned. “The light’s going, and you don’t want to trip.”

It wasn’t much dimmer now than it had been a few minutes ago. Charlotte studied Logan’s face. “You haven’t ever, have you? Looked at me that way?” When he stayed silent, she frowned. “I mean, we’ve always just been really good friends. Right?”

Logan sighed and stopped again. Leaning one elbow on the top of a weathered fence post, he looked away from her, toward the red-and-golden clouds celebrating the sunset.

“Mostly,” he said finally. “Mostly I’ve thought of you as a friend.”


Award-winning author Laurel Blount writes captivating romances full of grit and grace—with characters who’ll walk right off the page and into your heart. She lives on a farm in Georgia with her husband, their four fabulous kids, and an assortment of ridiculously spoiled animals. Connect with her at www.laurelblountbooks.com.


(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card, Faith Can Move Mountains Tote Bag, and signed copies of the two Cedar Ridge Love Inspired books, Lost and Found Faith and Her Mountain Refuge!

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight May 23, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 30, 2022. 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. Yay! Thanks so much, Hallie, for spotlighting Her Mountain Refuge here! This was one of my favorite scenes--when Logan's strict truth-telling policy put him in a very prickly situation, lol!

  2. thank you so much for sharing about this book today. I love this cover. She looks so peaceful. I can only imagine what it is like to be pregnant and under a controlling mother in laws thumb. Emotions have got to be all over the place

  3. I enjoyed the excerpt and I am looking forward to reading Her Mountain Refuge! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a fantastic day!

  4. thanks for being part of the tour, Hallie!

  5. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "Her Mountain Refuge".

    Lovely cover and a storyline that makes you excited to read this book.
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  6. A lovely cover and synopsis, Her Mountain Refuge sounds like a must read for me. Thank you for sharing the author's bio and book details

  7. I look forward to reading this stort

  8. Pretty cover

  9. The excerpt hints that Logan does not think of Charlotte solely as a friend.