When Shannon O'Connell emailed me asking me to help promote her new book, I already knew I didn't like it. It looked like one of those sappy romance stories that I used to read in high school.
But because she asked so nicely, I agreed to read it to see if I felt comfortable sharing it with you, my precious readers.
And boy, was I surprised.
Although I planned only to read enough to make a judgement call, I became thoroughly engaged in the story. Was Valerie seriously injured in the accident? Is the trucker who stopped to help her friend or foe? And what about Bessie? What in the world made her pray for a woman she hadn't even met yet? And how did she know it was her when she picked her up on the side of the road? What about Valerie's husband? Did he care, or was he deceived by Erin into thinking it was all over? Would young Wren have to grow up without a mother?
And then the FBI got involved. After the bank robbery, that is. I wondered, would Valerie realize Reagan was really Manny and learn to love him again?
The story is compelling, fast-paced, and full of hope that biblical love can triumph even in the most hopeless of scenarios. It's wholesome without being cheesy. Extremely well-written, Love's Memory is one of the few romances I've ever encouraged women to read. The launch of this Shannon O'Donnell book begins today. You can read all the glorious details below.
Disclaimer: Other than an electronic copy of Love's Memory, I received no compensation for my honest review of this book.
You’re invited to a Party!
And not just any party…a Virtual Book Launch party. For the next 24-hours were having a virtual party to celebrate the launch of Shannon O’Donnell’s new novel, Love’s Memory-The Scott’s of Mountain Ridge Book One, and we want you to be there!
• When: Today -- January 15
• Where: www.shannonhopeodonnell.com
*Come for the fun.
• Come for the free prizes.
• Come for the delectable tidbits of wisdom.
• Check out the free party favors.
• Shannon O’Donnell wants to thank her readers with a fun website and lots of free downloads.
• Come to www.shannonhopeodonnell.com to download party favors like these:
*clip art, e-books, and blogging tips
*Drawings for jewelry, books, ad space, book editing, marketing, and loads of goodies
• Free original art suitable for framing
• Free quizzes and recipes
• Enter a contest to nominate best pet name for her next book, Wren’s Song.
*Book drawings by well-known authors’ Amanda Beth, B. J. Robinson, Jeannette Oak, Jurusha Clark and more.
• Free e-books …….. And more!
Love’s Memory has been called: • "Soul-stirring," • "An inspiring story" • "Compelling, enthralling” • "Wonderfully suspenseful." • "A true page turner.” • “Romance with a twist” • This book is a great gift for moms, dads, teens, fiction readers, romance lovers, and inspirational readers.
Browse the party and see all the free party favors at www.shannonhopeodonnell.com