Friday, November 4, 2016

Virtual Tour & #Giveaway for A Holiday Wish for Courtney J. Hall

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for A Holiday Wish by Courtney J. Hall.  Please leave a comment or question for Courtney to let her know you stopped by. You may enter her tour wide giveaway, where one (1) randomly chosen commenter will be awarded a $20 Amazon/BN GC, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. You may follow all of the stops on the tour by clicking on the banner above, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.  Good Luck!

A Holiday Wish
By Courtney J. Hall
Silver Bells, Book 1

Publisher: Five Directions Press
Release Date: October 28, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance
Length: 348 Pages
ASIN: B01M01IDQ9
ISBN: 978-0692738528

Buy Links:  Amazon | B&N



About the book:


Noelle Silver has been a wedding planner for six years, and in all that time, the only bride she's failed to get down the aisle is herself. Abandoned by her fiancé and disillusioned with love, Noelle is ready to pack it in and leave town when Brooke St. John, orphaned heiress, offers her a staggering amount of money to do Brooke's Christmas Eve wedding to a much older man.

Though she's reluctant at first, the payment Brooke offers is enough for Noelle to return to her hometown and start a new life. It's also an opportunity to prove to herself - and her former fiancé - that despite her broken heart she still has what it takes to pull off a wedding worthy of an heiress in the mere two months Brooke has given her. But the best man, Brooke's gorgeous older brother Everett, seems dead set on stopping the nuptials. Will he succeed, driving the final nail into the coffin of Noelle's career as a wedding planner - and completely shattering what's left of her expectations of love?


EXCERPT

He gives me a curt nod when he sees me looking. Brooke envelopes me in a hug, as if we’ve known each other for years instead of days.

“Are you sure you’re okay with this?” I ask her. “I mean, with your parents.”

“It’s not ideal. I’ll give you that,” she says with a small smile. “But I knew going in that my options were going to be seriously limited. And I know it’s the best you could do, and that once we’re inside it won’t feel like a—what it is. So yeah. I’m all right with it.”

From the looks of it, though, Everett’s not. A quick glance reveals that his eyes are narrowed, flicking between his sister, me, and the looming “Springhollow Fire Hall” sign that hangs over the entrance. I might be imagining it, but it looks like a spasm of pain contorts his face for a split second.

I want him to know that I’m sorry, that I really didn’t have any other choice. If it were up to me Brooke’s wedding would be in the country club’s Diamond Hall, with its pendant fan vaulted ceiling that makes it look like some European Gothic church. But Everett doesn’t look as if he’d be receptive to an apology. His arms are crossed over his chest, his spine rigid, his mouth closed. So I don’t say a word. It’s not like I think telling him I’m sorry will make him forget what happened to his parents, so why bother?

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Courtney J. Hall is the author of Some Rise by Sin, a historical romance set in the tumultuous final days of Mary Tudor’s reign, and A Holiday Wish, the first book in the Silver Bells contemporary romance series. She lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband and a stolen cat.

Twitter: @courtney_j_hall
Instagram: @akacourtneyjhall





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6 comments:

  1. Congrats on the tour, the book looks great, and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  2. I am so glad that this a collection. I love series books. Sometimes I never want them to end.

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  3. Nice post! I liked the excerpt and the cover is great 😊

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  4. This seems like the perfect book for the holiday season, I'm looking forward to checking it out. Thanks for sharing :)

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