03 April 2023

Good Gifts | Excerpt + Giveaway

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Nathan Chisholm’s high-pressure job in the big city is interrupted by an inheritance he doesn’t want, a struggling dinner theater. He returns to his hometown of Brenner Falls, Pennsylvania, so he can sell it fast and return to his normal life.

Leah Albright’s plans for her life went up in smoke and she’s forgotten how to dream. Instead, she spends her days at a dull job in Brenner Falls and her evenings with musical instruments and her cat. As holidays approach, she fakes cheer to stave off her disappointments.

Nathan and Leah rekindle the friendship they had in high school and attraction brews. But Nathan’s leaving town once he sells the theater. And the residents of Brenner Falls, including Leah, don’t want their beloved historic theater sold. And certainly not to the developer who’s been lurking around.

Nathan finds himself trapped by well-meaning decisions and growing feelings for Leah. He may have gone too far to turn back from the risks to his future and his heart.

Publisher: Monceau Publishing
Release Date: December 28, 2022


He disconnected and turned as he and Leah both leaped up from their chairs. They let out a whoop and fell into an embrace. Nathan’s arms were warm around her and he swayed her side to side. It felt wonderful, like she could stay there forever.

He released her and for several seconds, their faces were only inches apart. She felt his breath and saw a line of afternoon whiskers close-up. Her pulse went wild. Nathan blinked and stepped back.

“Why am I celebrating, Leah?” he asked with a grin. “I didn’t even want to do this.” But he laughed and she joined him. “I feel like a hundred-pound weight has rolled off my chest. Of course, I still need to see it through, but having someone who knows the ropes is priceless.”

“I told you I’d help too.” Leah’s heart still pounded from their physical closeness, and what seemed like an almost-kiss. She swallowed, her thoughts still spinning. “Apparently, there’s a need for musicians.”

“But you have the church program too. Won’t that be too much?”

“I’ll figure it out.” She didn’t know how she would, but she would.

Maybe God was giving him a hand after all. And she was part of the answer.


Kyle Hunter is the author of nine novels of inspirational romance and women’s fiction. Her relatable characters will become like close friends you’ll cheer for and learn from as you join them on their journeys. Story settings range from Europe to small town America. As characters face challenges, the insights they gain will always be relevant. Kyle spent thirteen years in France, and she’s intrigued by faraway places. Currently, she lives in North Carolina where she writes fiction, non-fiction (under the pen name K. B. Oliver) and the travel blog OliversFrance.com and teaches French to adults.

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(2) winners will receive an ebook of Good Gifts, ebook of Prodigals in Provence, and $15 Amazon gift card!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight April 3, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on April 10, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.



  1. Sounds like a story I will enjoy.

  2. I can not wait to check this book out.

  3. Anonymous3/4/23 21:08

    Gotta get this on my TBR

  4. This looks like a book I will thoroughly enjoy!

  5. Sounds like a good friends to more romance.

  6. this sounds wonderful. I love the book cover and what the title means