Summer Bride by Shanna Hatfield – New Release, Excerpt

Posted July 12, 2018 by Phyllis Helton in Blog Tours, New Releases / 0 Comments

Summer Bride by Shanna Hatfield - New Release, Excerpt

Shanna Hatfield’s newest book is releasing today. I will be reading and reviewing it for you here on July 19, so be sure to stop back then. . .

Summer Bride
by Shanna Hatfield


Series: Holiday Brides #2
Publication Date July 12, 2018
Summer Bride by Shanna Hatfield – New Release, Excerpt Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: Oregon Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 18-24, 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 237

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Synopsis:

Two octogenarians won’t stop until they make a match. . .
Sage Presley loves her job as the receptionist at Golden Skies Retirement Village in Holiday, Oregon. She enjoys the residents and their wisdom, even if some of them are more than a little quirky. Determined to ignore the matchmaking efforts of two women at the retirement home, Sage’s sole focus is on raising her brother, Shane. In spite of her best efforts, she can’t help but notice the hunky electrician who continually comes to her rescue.

Grateful for the opportunity to open his own electrical business, Justin James moves to Holiday full of plans and dreams. He’s quickly drawn in by the close-knit community, but finds the lack of suitable single women disturbing. Despite himself, his attention is captured by the receptionist at the retirement home where he’s working on a big job. Yet, he can’t begin to understand why two matchmaking octogenarians are intent on forcing him together with the woman he’s convinced is married.

A sweet romance novella sprinkled with humor, hope, and the meaning of real love, Summer Bride will warm the hearts of readers while bringing them a smile.


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Excerpt

Matilda held out a bright purple gift bag with orange polka-dotted tissue paper stuffed inside.

Justin took the bag, removed the tissue, and pulled out a T-shirt. He unfolded it and held it up, unable to hide a grin. “I work with strippers” was emblazoned across the front along with a silhouette of a pair of wire strippers.

“This is great. Thank you so much,” he said, smiling at the two women.

“Try it on! We want to see how it looks,” Matilda said in an insistent tone.

Ruth placed a hand on Matilda’s arm, as though she could restrain her friend’s demands and ideas. “Now, Tilly, let’s leave the boy alone and let him get back to work.”

“Not just yet. It’s only half as fun if he doesn’t model the shirt for us,” Matilda said, her vermilion-coated lips rolling into a pout.

Justin wondered how an octogenarian could appear so girlish, but Matilda Dale had it down to an art.

Rather than disappoint her, he unbuttoned his work shirt and slipped it off then pulled the T-shirt on over his head.

“How’s it look?” he asked, wondering if Matilda had purposely ordered a size too small or if it had been an accident. The shirt clung to every muscle and outlined every line and ridge of his form.

“Mmm. I’m not sure. Let’s get another opinion.” Matilda grabbed his hand and tugged him out of the construction area. He went along, not wanting to disrupt her fun. However, he hoped no one saw him parading around in the T-shirt that was outrageously tight. Ruth strolled along on his other side. “We really should let him get back to work, Tilly.”

“Oh, bosh. This will just take a moment.” Matilda said, leading him down the hallway to the lobby.

Justin wanted to pull away and turn around when he saw Sage sitting at the receptionist’s desk talking to someone on the telephone. She wore her hair twisted away from her face and secured at the back of her head in a tidy knot, although a few wisps escaped and danced around her cheeks. She looked lovely in a pink top that brought out roses in her cheeks and accented the soft shade of her  lips. Lips that looked so inviting and entirely too kissable.

Preview of Summer Bride

About Shanna Hatfield

Shanna Hatfield

From the author:

Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, USA Today bestselling author Shanna Hatfield is out to make it happen one story at a time. Her sweet historical and contemporary romances combine humor and hopelessly romantic moments with unforgettable characters.

When this farm girl isn’t writing or indulging in rich, decadent chocolate, Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.

Shanna loves to hear from readers.

My Notes: I have read around 30 of Shanna’s books, so that should give you a pretty good idea what I think of her writing. The average rating is 4.5 stars. My favorites have been the stand-alone books she writes, but they are all enjoyable and worth taking the time to read.

Series-es written by Shanna

HISTORICAL

Pendleton Petticoats – Brave, strong women forge their own paths and fall in love with determined heroes in this series set in the Wild West town of Pendleton, Oregon.

Baker City Brides – Sassy women tangle with headstrong men in the historic town of Baker City, Oregon, known as the Denver of the Blue Mountains during its days of gold in the 1890s.

Hardman Holidays – A blend of Victorian splendor and Old West rugged charm, this heartwarming series takes readers on lovely holiday adventures in the once thriving town of Hardman, Oregon.

Hearts of the War – The poignant romances in this series remind readers of the struggles Americans faced during World War II while highlighting the triumphs found in hope, joy, and love.

CONTEMPORARY

Rodeo Romance – Laced with humor and rural life, in this series hunky rodeo cowboys tangle with feisty women who can’t help but love them.

Grass Valley Cowboys – Meet the Thompson family of the Triple T Ranch in Grass Valley, Oregon. Three handsome brothers, their rowdy friends, and the women who fall for them are at the heart of this sweet contemporary western romance series.

Women of Tenacity – Tenacious, spunky women give the wild, rugged men who love them a run for their money in this contemporary western romance series.

Silverton Sweethearts – Sweet love combines with romantic comedy in this fun contemporary series set near Portland, Oregon.

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