Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Book Tour-Review and Giveaway: Healed By Love by Melissa Foster (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor #1)

Healed By Love
The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor # 1
(The Bradens #13)
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing June 11th, 2015
World Literary Press


The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor are the newest addition to the award-winning Braden series and the Love in Bloom family, joining the Snow Sisters, the Bradens, the Remingtons, and Seaside Summers, (Voted BEST BOOK SERIES by Supportive Business Moms, UK).

Fall in love with Nate Braden and Jewel Fisher in Healed by Love.

Nate Braden has loved his best friend’s younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he’s always kept his feelings at bay. Now he’s back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer sixteen years old—but there’s an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn’t make it out alive.

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My Review

So first, confession time...this is my very first time reading a Melissa Foster book.  It definitely won't be my last, not by a longshot.  Since I haven't read any others, I can safely say that you don't need to have read any other Braden book to be able to enjoy Healed By Love.  

Let me tell you--these characters, both main and secondary, are down to earth, very well developed, and right from the start I felt like I was coming into a family.  As for the leads, it's your classic brother's best friend tale (one of my favorites)-filled with extra emotion due to the circumstances of that brother's death.  Jewel is sweet, strong and overly devoted to her family-almost too devoted as she doesn't really leave herself any time for living her own life.  Nate is your typical alpha male, protective, strong, and harboring his own secret-one he's loathe to share with Jewel since he believes it won't be something she can get past so they can be together.

But oh, together is EXACTLY where the two of them should be.  They fit together like pieces of an intricate puzzle, one laden with chemistry that sizzles right off the pages.  But both have their own issues to push past that they need to settle on their own, which provides plenty of drama and emotional turmoil to keep you engrossing from the first page to the last.

An amazing, emotional story that will be a must-read for contemporary romance lovers, Healed By Love was a 4.5-star read for me!

Author Info
Melissa Foster is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the  World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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  1. Thank you for hosting HEALED BY LOVE!! So happy you enjoyed!

  2. I'm so happy you gave your first Love in Bloom novel a try! Thank you for your wonderful review and for joining the tour. It sounds like you'll be reading more--yay!! Have a great week :-)

    1. I've already got more waiting in my Kindle app ;-)