25 August 2023

A Father for Her Boys | Excerpt + Giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours


A family scarred by tragedy…

Will find hope in an unlikely gardener.

A summer escape to the quaint little town of River Cove is just what auntie turned mom Sofia Russo—and her troubled, energetic nephews—needs. It’s a chance to heal from grief and her broken foot. But a surprising friendship with compassionate gardener Nathaniel Turner shows Sofia just how much she’s been missing…and how much she stands to lose when summer ends.

From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.

Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: August 22, 2023


"Pizza, huh?" Nathaniel glanced over his shoulder just as she spotted the boys tumbling in the bright green grass with Dodger. How dirty would they all be by bedtime? "What if we get carryout from the pizza place in town and take it to the Town Circle? Tonight's the last night to see the old version before I start refurbishing."

"I see what you're doing." She threw up her defenses, her emotions too turbulent to find solid footing. “You're trying to get my mind off that phone call.”

"Is that what I'm doing?" Nathaniel gave a cheeky grin, threatening to take down the wall she'd just put up. “Or am I aiming to make one last memory of the old place?"

Oh! She liked the way she felt when he looked at her like that. It chased all the cold, dark places away and wrapped her in a warm blanket of peace.


Danielle Grandinetti is an inspirational romance author fueled by tea and books, and the occasional nature walk. A 2023 Finalist in the FHLCW Reader’s Choice Award, she has also won the UNW Distinguished Faith in Writing Award and the CROW National Excellence in Story Telling Award. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she now lives along Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin shoreline with her husband and their two young sons.

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(1) winner will receive a paperback of A Father for Her Boys & a $15 Amazon Gift Card!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight August 23, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on August 30, 2023. 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.



  1. thanks for sharing about the book, Hallie! :)

  2. The excerpt is a nice glimpse at the budding romance.

  3. Sounds like a book I would enjoy.

  4. I'm really looking forward to reading this. Thanks for hosting.