by Andrea Boyd
Series: Walden Beach
Published by Dreamer Publishing
Publication Date February 26, 2018
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: South Carolina Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 35-60
Written for: Adults
Marriage is no picnic. At least the one Vivian Emerson shared with her late husband hadn’t been. Unfortunately, the devastation Craig had brought into her life didn’t end with his death. Not only did he leave Vivian without closure, he had to go and die in a way that made her the talk of the whole state of South Carolina and beyond. Now her daughter wants nothing to do with her because of him. She would just stick with the single life from now on, thank you very much.
For the last fourteen years since the death of his wife, Bo Manning never even considered wanting another woman in his life. That is until he comes to the rescue of a certain woman with haunting, jade green eyes. Despite Vivian’s resolve not to give her heart to another man, Bo sets out to patiently woo her into the loving relationship he is offering.
Irresistibly Yours reveals God’s fervent effectual call in the form of a classic romance.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
What a sweet story about second chances! It was nice to read a story about a couple in their 40s.
I really liked Vivian. Despite being badly wronged, she showed nothing but kindness and grace. What she did with the money she made from selling Craig’s car was pretty amazing. She had some serious trust issues, but after the way her husband had treated her, that was to be expected.
My favorite thing about Bo was that he painted his wife’s toenails when she could no longer do that for herself. I also thought it was great the way he was so focused that he didn’t let distractions get in the way of him achieving his goals.
Without giving any details as to why, because it would spoil the story, Lucas is possibly my favorite character.
I love that God taught her a spiritual lesson through a stray cat. I know that God loves cats and having been adopted by a stray cat myself, I related quite well.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I was told at the age of nine that it would never happen because of a health issue, but I wanted to be a momma. With a faith that only a child could possess, I prayed, and God’s answer for me was yes, three times. My children were my priority, until one day they were grown. They moved out, and I said, “What now, God?” And he said, “Write!” So I did.
Did becoming an author ever cross your mind?
No. But looking back, it should have. I have pages filled with story ideas and dreams I’ve had over the years, but at the time when I was writing these things down it felt like nothing more than a hobby.
Who was the hardest character to write in Irresistibly Yours?
Izzy Tanner, who will get her own story later. Izzy is the sister to the main character, Vivian Emerson. They were raised by the same parents, shared the same background, but Izzy is nothing like her sister, and I couldn’t figure out why. Then she told me. Oh. She has been talking to me almost non-stop since I started writing Irresistibly Yours, and I have two more books to write in between this one and hers!
Bo Manning, most likely because I dreamed him up before I knew he would end up in a book.
What inspired the idea for Irresistibly Yours?
I think anyone who has suffered through the ending of a troubled marriage will at some point think, “I never want to go through that again.” Then sometimes God sends someone else along who wrecks that plan to remain single.
What do you want readers to take away from reading Irresistibly Yours?
Trust God for your future. His plan is always the best.
What is your current WIP? I’m working on the second book in this series, Persuaded.
What can you tell us about it?
Persuaded is loosely based on Jane Austen’s Persuasion. The main character, Felicity Sutton, is a friend of Bo and Vivian’s.
When you are not writing, what other “hats” do you wear?
I’m a Gigi to two grandsons, I quilt, and I restore classic cars. And odd combination, I know.
February 26-Reading Is My SuperPower (Review, Excerpt (longer than snippet))
February 27-Paulette’s Papers (Spotlight (no review), Snippet)
February 28-Among the Reads (Review, Author Interview)
March 1-Singing Librarian Books (Spotlight , Author Interview , Snippet)
March 2-Remembrancy (Review, Author Interview)
March 3-Faithfully Bookish (Spotlight (no review), Review, Snippet)
Join the party HERE.
Grand Prize Giveaway
The grand prize giveaway includes the following:
- Signed copy of Irresistibly Yours
- A cookbook LuLu’s Kitchen: Jimmy Buffett’s wife, Lucy Buffett’s culinary guide to classic Southern coastal cuisine
- A set of measuring spoons
(Bo Manning, the hero of the book, is an amateur gourmet cook.)
Enter the grand prize giveaway HERE.
Blog Stop Giveaway
Comment on this blog tour post for a chance to win an e-copy (International) of Irresistibly Yours by Andrea Boyd.
Reviewer: Mindy Houng