A Rancher to Trust by Laurel Blount – Guest Post

Posted December 18, 2019 by Phyllis Helton in Blog Tours, Book Spotlight, Giveaways, Guest Post /

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A Rancher to Trust by Laurel Blount - Guest Post

I will be posting my review for A Rancher to Trust in January right after the Kindle version is released. I’ll give you a spoiler, I loved this story! The paperback was released December 17, so if you are a paperback reader, you can get your copy today.

Author Laurel Blount graciously offered to write a guest post just for us as part of the JustReads blog tour. There is also a fun giveaway.

A Rancher to Trust by Laurel Blount – Guest Post

A Rancher to Trust

by Laurel Blount

Published by Love Inspired
Publication Date December 17, 2019
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Georgia Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 224


Searching for forgiveness…and a future.
Suddenly a husband…and a father?This bachelor is ready to claim his instant family.

After learning his ex-wife isn’t so ex after all, rebel turned rancher Dan Whitlock is determined to prove he’s a changed man…but Bailey Quinn is just as set on finally ending their marriage. When tragedy makes Dan the guardian of little orphaned twins, he and Bailey are drawn back together. But can she forgive the past and open her heart to the family she’s always wanted?

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A Recipe for Romance

from Laurel Blount

December is always such an exciting month, isn’t it? I love Christmas–and this year, the special season brings an extra sprinkle of excitement for me! I’ve never had a book release in December before! How much fun is that?!

Maybe because this particular book birthday falls in the middle of my annual holiday baking frenzy, I thought it might be fun to give you the special “recipe for romance” I followed in creating A Rancher to Trust! Ready? Here goes:


  1. Dan Whitlock, former small-town rebel, now a Wyoming rancher struggling to make amends for his past
  2. Bailey Quinn, an organic grocery store owner with a fiercely guarded heart, longing for a family of her own
  3. A secret they’ve kept for over ten years
  4. A pair of unexpected twins

Briskly mix all of them together. Sprinkle in a mischievous Jersey calf, a fixer-upper farmhouse, and some well-meaning but nosy friends. Fold in a few big surprises and sweeten with heaping spoonfuls of forgiveness. Cover completely with faith and bake in the warmth of a small Georgia town.

This romance goes especially well with a hot cup of tea, a crackling fire and a snuggly blanket! Caution: may require tissues in certain spots. Cuddle up and enjoy!

Thanks so much, Phyllis, for allowing me to be a guest on your beautiful blog. I’ve loved visiting here at Among the Reads, andI wish you and your readers all the blessings of this wonderful season!


One winner will receive A Rancher to Trust “Merry Christmas from Georgia!” Prize Pack that includes:

  • A Rancher to Trust in paperback, signed by Laurel Blount
  • Georgia necklace
  • Swint’s Deep Fried Pecans
  • Southern Pecan Coffee
  • Dickey’s Peach Jam
  • Turkey Creek Hot Sauce

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight December 16, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on December 23, 2019. US only. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize.

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About Laurel Blount

Laurel Blount lives on a small farm in middle Georgia with her husband, their four children, a milk cow, dairy goats, assorted chickens and ducks, four spoiled cats and one bossy goose with serious boundary issues. She divides her time between farm chores, baking, homeschooling and writing. She’s busy, but she’s never bored!
HOMETOWN HOPE is Laurel’s third Love Inspired romance. Her debut Love Inspired novel A FAMILY FOR THE FARMER was the recipient of the 2017 Maggie Award for Excellence in the Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements category. This book also received two 2017 Holt Awards of Merit and was a finalist in the 2017 Carol Awards. A BABY FOR THE MINISTER, her second Love Inspired, was released in September of 2018.
Whenever she’s not working, you can find Laurel with a cup of tea at her elbow, a cat in her lap and a good book in her hand. She loves to hear from readers! Drop her an email at laurelblountwrites@gmail.com or visit her website: www.laurelblountbooks.com and be sure to sign up for her monthly newsletter!


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9 responses to “A Rancher to Trust by Laurel Blount – Guest Post

  1. Amy Grochowski

    “Caution: May require tissues in certain spot.” No lie. No spoilers either, but I could tell you the exact moment in this book where I wished I had a tissue handy. I don’t usually get choked up reading romance, but Dan Whitlock has a way with words! I loved this book. Must be the sweet recipe!!

  2. Alicia Haney

    I am looking forward to reading this book! It sounds in intriguing and like such an Awesome book! Thank you for sharing your book review and about this book and the author. God Bless you.

  3. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for being part of the book tour for “A Rancher to Trust” by Laurel Blount. Enjoyed reading the “recipe” for romance and can’t wait for the opportunity to read this great sounding book.