Forever a Father by Lynne Marshall – Review, Giveaway

Posted February 26, 2018 by Phyllis Helton in Blog Tours, Book Reviews, Giveaways /

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Forever a Father by Lynne Marshall - Review, Giveaway

Forever a Father by Lynne Marshall – Review, Giveaway

Forever a Father (The Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach)

by Lynne Marshall

Series: Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach #1
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Published by Harlequin
Publication Date March 1, 2018
Genres: Romance
Setting: California Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 224


“Will you be my dad?”

Ask me anything but that.

Once upon a time, Dr. Daniel Delaney had it all. But he lost it in the blink of an eye, and he won’t let himself fall again—not even for his dedicated new assistant, Keela O’Mara, and her adorable, lonely little girl, Anna. Resisting a starry-eyed four-year-old is tough enough. Denying her perfect, loving single mom may be more than Daniel can handle…

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

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I enjoy books with children in them, especially when the author gets their behavior consistent with their ages. Author Lynne Marshall created such a lovable character in Anna, the almost 5-year-old daughter of Keela.

The story was very much about Keela and Daniel (and Anna).  While there were quite a few other characters in the book, the majority of the story revolved around just these two and their interactions.  I was so glad that their relationship was so clearly not centered only on a physical attraction.

I also really appreciated that the tragedies in each of their lives were explained early on in the book instead of having the hints throughout and them not revealed until the end.  It helped to better understand their motivations.

Daniel was a great hero.  From his feeble attempts to resist Anna’s charms, his fear of getting hurt again, to doing the right things to show kindness even when it hurt, his character was just right.

Please note that I do not consider this story to be a clean romance.  I didn’t realize that when I started the book. I would describe it as PG-13+.  There are a couple places where Dan and Keela sleep together and while the act is not described, there are things that are described that put this beyond the level of romance I am generally comfortable with. If the book had been cleaner, I would have given it a higher rating.

Tour Schedule

February 26th


Among the Reads

Hearts & Scribbles

Thoughts of a Blonde

Teatime and Books

February 27th

Deal Sharing Aunt

Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!

Rockin’ Book Reviews

Paulette’s Papers

February 28th

Jorie Loves A Story

It’s All About the Romance

Busy Bumble Bee Book Reviews

Nicole’s Book Musings

March 1st

A Striking Viper, Caught in a Tangled Web

Becky on Books

underneath the covers

Wishful Endings

March 2nd

Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader

Brooke Blogs

Simply Kelina

March 3rd

Grand Finale


3 winners will receive their choice of one print book from Lynne Marshall’s Home in Heartlandia series:


If US, winner will receive their book signed

Open internationally

Ends March 7th

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About Lynne Marshall

Lynne Marshall has been traditionally published with Harlequin as a category romance author for more than ten years with over twenty-five books, and more recently with TULE Publishing, she has also gone hybrid with self-publishing. She is a Southern California native, has been married to a New Englander for a long time, and has two adult children of whom she is super proud. She is also an adoring grandmother of two beautiful little girls, a woman of faith, a dog lover, a cat admirer, a meandering walker, a curious traveler, and an optimistic participant in this wild journey called life.

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7 responses to “Forever a Father by Lynne Marshall – Review, Giveaway

  1. Lynne Marshall

    Thank you so much for hosting the first day of the Prism Book Tour. I am very grateful.

  2. Erin Smith

    I though everything about the book info, excerpt etc was quite informative, and engaging it sparked my desire enough to want to add it to my wish to get books.