Sunday, December 6, 2015

Book promotion for Island Christmas

We're visiting with Kimberly Rose Johnson today! She's here for the final promo push of her latest Christmas story, Island Christmas

Continue reading this blog post for details including an excerpt from Island Christmas and a review of Kimberly's book by Tina Rice, a very happy customer! 

Merry Christmas and God bless you! 

Excerpt from Island Christmas: 

RACHEL NARRELLI tucked one hand into her jacket pocket and with the other, held tighter to her small son’s hand as she gazed at the house that had changed the course of her life. Well, maybe the Wildflower Bed-and-Breakfast hadn’t, but the people here had, and it felt wonderful to be back. She took in the old Victorian house that looked so much nicer than the first time she’d visited. The white paint on the exterior, now a little more than three years old, looked as good as the day they painted it. She snickered.

“What’s so funny, Mommy?” Jason, her three-year-old son, tugged at her hand.

She squatted to his level. “I was thinking about the summer I spent here when you were in my tummy. I walked out that door,” she pointed toward the covered porch, “when the man who was painting wasn’t paying attention and painted me instead of the house.”

Jason giggled, the childlike sound infectious. She pulled him into a bear hug. “We won’t be here long, but I think you will like the B&B, Jasie. The owners are real nice. Mrs. Jackson is my new boss, too.”

“What’s a boss?”

She tapped his nose. “Someone who tells you what to do.”

He grinned and placed a hand on each side of her face. “You’re my boss, Mommy.”

“That’s right.” She stood and took his hand. “Now be on your best behavior.”

Little Jason, named after her late husband, or Jasie, as she so often called her active son, stood straight and raised his chin. She tried not to laugh, but he was so cute when he attempted to act like a big boy. 

Book review for Island Christmas:
Oct 28, 2015 Tina Rice rated it 5 of 5 stars (Tina wrote this review)

Island Christmas***** book 3 Wildflower B&B Romance Series
by Kimberly Rose Johnson

We return to the Wildflower Bed and Breakfast in this 3rd book, Island Christmas. Rachel Narrelli and her 3 year old son, Jason, “Jasie”, will be staying at the B&B until she locates a rental for her and her son. Rachel is a new Sous Chef and will be working at a local restaurant with her friend and boss Chef Zoe Jackson. She is happy to be staying in the same room at the B&B she stayed in three years ago—feels like coming home.

Chris Campbell, works far too much, has recently settled into the B&B while he searches for the perfect investment property and a place to live. The good thing about his job, he can work from home or anywhere. But he really needs a quieter, more relaxed environment—according to his doctor.

Things certainly do not go well for Rachel from the very first day on the new job. After that first disastrous day, one thing after another goes wrong. The one bright spot in all this is her new friend Chris. However, Rachel has no intention to become anything but “friends”—her heart just can't take any more sorrow. I think Chris fell in love with Jasie the first time he met him—as I did. He is even drawn to Rachel but has no plans to further their relationship beyond “friends”. Will Rachel and Chris get beyond their own heartaches and problems and allow love to bloom? Will Rachel allow God to heal her broken heart and trust Him again? Can Chris trust God for his uncertain future?

It is good to return to Wildflower Island and the B&B and catch up with some of the characters from the first two books in this newest one. I loved Jasie, he is such a cute, energetic little boy and captured my heart right off. I liked seeing Rachel return to Wildflower and the changes she has made in her life—for the good—since we last saw her. Chris is another character that really tugged at my heart. He is such a strong, Christian man who lives his life according to his beliefs. But his uncertain future holds him back from opening his heart to love. I was rooting for both Chris and Rachel to overcome the obstacles they cling to and allow God to bless them. There is so much to like about this story. I enjoyed the descriptions of the island's rare snow and it's beauty. I like how Kimberly R. Johnson weaves a magical Christmas romance that is heartwarming and full of life's ups and downs, love, triumphs and strong faith message. I would love to see another Wildflower B&B book!...hint ;-)

Tina says: "I received a DOC copy of this book from the author for my honest review."

Book blurb for Island Christmas

Should Rachel take a risk, or play it safe and possibly lose the man who could help fulfill her dreams? 

Sous Chef Rachel Narrelli returns to Wildflower Island looking for a fresh start for herself and her young son, but discovers that life has a lot of bumps in the road even on idyllic Wildflower Island. She is grateful when new friend Chris Campbell offers support as she faces obstacles with her new job and new life. She cares for the Chris but must decide if she is willing to risk her heart to a man with an uncertain future.

A self-proclaimed workaholic, Chris Campbell comes to Wildflower Island hoping to take life at a slower pace. When a new guest at the Wildflower B&B catches his eye, he is drawn to her. But how will a woman and her young son fit into his future—a future that’s uncertain at best? And most of all, how can he reconcile her lack of faith in God with his strong religious beliefs.

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