06 September 2022

The Forever Farmhouse | Excerpt + Giveaway

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A Chesapeake island homecoming—and a life-changing discovery.

When Ryan Hastings first came to Teaberry Island, he was a troubled teen on his last chance. He’s returning as a renowned scientist, checking in on his widowed foster mother. But one thing hasn’t changed—Ryan’s feelings for the girl next door whom he loved… and left. Mellie Anderson has a son now, and a good life that Ryan believes he’s still too damaged to share. But he knows he can help young Alfie, who’s getting picked on at his new school.

Mellie is grateful her gifted son is getting extra support, and torn about where it’s coming from. Ryan has no idea he’s Alfie’s father. No matter how valid her reasons were, could Ryan ever understand why she didn’t tell him? But in this close-knit community, friendship and forgiveness are always near at hand, and forever love might be waiting just next door.

Publisher: HQN Books
Release Date: September 6, 2022



The big rambling farmhouse wasn’t fancy, but it was the best place Ryan had lived throughout a chaotic childhood. Situated at the end of a residential street—one of only a few on the island—it overlooked the bay and adjoined a marshland that had been the key to Ryan’s love of the area, the beginning of his interest in the bay’s ecosystems.

Next door, with plenty of yard in between, was Mellie’s much smaller house, where she’d grown up with her father and two sisters. It was surrounded by flowers, a rainbow of them, pretty enough for a garden magazine. Even as a teenager, Mellie had liked growing flowers and plants, and it looked like the hobby had become a passion.

Mellie and her sisters had been in and out of Mom’s house constantly; Ryan had seen her with skinned knees and covered with mosquito bites and mud, far more often than he’d seen her dressed up.

In fact, there was a streak of mud on her leg now. He quelled a very inappropriate urge to wipe it off with his finger.


Lee Tobin McClain is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels. A professor-turned-writer, she finds inspiration in her beautiful and brilliant daughter, her goofy goldendoodle, and her aptly named cat, Trouble.

Connect with Lee by visiting leetobinmcclain.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.


(1) winner will receive a print copy of The Forever Farmhouse, a cute tabletop farmhouse decor piece, and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight September 6, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on September 13, 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. The Forever Farmhouse by author Lee Tobin McClain sounds like a sweet read.

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  2. I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, The Forever Farmhouse is a must read for me and I am looking forward to reading more stories from the series

  3. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

  4. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and The Forever Farmhouse sounds like a great book for me to read and enjoy!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a terrific day!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful read.

  6. Great excerpt, I think I would enjoy reading this!

  7. Thank you for being part of the blitz for "The Forever Farmhouse". Lovely cover and great sounding story have me wanting to read this one.
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  8. Anonymous7/9/22 19:44

    The book seems like a good read.

  9. Will be a good book for Fall reading.
    Thanks for the contest.

  10. Thanks for the excerpt. Sounds lovely!

  11. Sorry I missed the giveaway. Book is on my wishlist.