Archives for February 21, 2016

** Book Review ** LONDON’S MOST ELIGIBLE DOCTOR by Annie O’Neil



Can two wounded souls be just what the Doctor ordered?

Lina Keminsky had only a few short years of the life she always dreamed of as a prima ballerina before an injury ruined her career forever.

Dr. Cole Manning left his home in Maple Cove, North Carolina to travel around the world and wound up taking over a clinic in London, where he meets Lina.

Can he help bring her out of the hovel of a life she’s been living since her injury to get her out and about the land of the living again?  And as they spend time together and grow closer, will he find the strength to tell her about the big secret that drove him away from home?

**  Received free in exchange for an honest review  **

** Book Review ** A GIRL’S GUIDE TO MOVING ON by Debbie Macomber



Sometimes in life you’re dealt a bad hand.  You can choose to grin and bear it and sweep the cards under the rug, or you can choose to stand up and walk away from the game in hopes of finding a better hand elsewhere.  This book shows a case of both situations.  I really loved reading it, found it hard to put down and just kept hoping for happy endings all the way around.  I highly recommend you take the journey!

Leanne put up with her husbands cheating for decades.  She was heartbroken the first time it happened, but she didn’t want to rock the boat and lose Sean, so she simply pretended to have the perfect life in public and turned the other cheek in private as he lived his life however he pleased.

When she discovers that their son Jake has followed in his father’s footsteps and is cheating on his dear wife Nichole, she can’t stand it and tells Nichole the truth.  Nichole refuses to accept that behavior from her husband and leaves him immediately.  Her strength guides Leanne to finally stand up for herself too and they go through the journey of moving on together after failed marriages together.

Nichole and her toddler Owen move into an apartment with Leanne living just across the hall.  They both go on to stumble across a new man to welcome into their life, as they continue to deal with the lingering connections to their ex-husbands.  Lots of drama filled moments of love, laughter and tears to follow.

**  Received free in exchange for an honest review  **


** Book Tour Grande Finale ** A FAMILY LIKE HANNAH’S

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Book Tour Grand Finale for
A Family Like Hannah’s
By Carol Ross

We hope you enjoyed coming along with us to an Alaskan ski resort and two strong characters who begin at odds, but may just find family and love in each other. If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out now…

Launch – Intro to the Book

A Family Like Hannah’s is my version of an Alaskan winter – and more specifically – a wintertime in Rankins. On each stop of the tour, I’ve tried to infuse some of this enduring and inspiring winter spirit Alaskans seem to so easily embrace. Hope you enjoy!

“Sweet, clean romance that will still have you reaching for your fan on occasion, A Family Like Hannah’s by Carol Ross takes you through a whole gamut of emotions. From anger and heartbreak to laughter and joy, you will ride the slopes along with a cast of compelling and truly likable characters.”

I Am A Reader – Let’s (Really) Get to Know Hannah & Tate from A Family Like Hannah’s

Hannah James – professional skier, owner and manager of Snowy Sky Ski Resort…

Tate Addison – professional snowboarder, businessman, inventor, ski area consultant…

“This was such a delightfully touching tale of possible romance and enduring love amongst life’s challenges.”

“This book was easy to read and hard to put down. I was drawn in and invested in this story. So good!”

” I love that this isn’t just an easy, fluffy story, but had some real filling to go along with it, while maintaining a lighter feel–it wasn’t heavy. What a perfect recipe for a great story!”

Colorimetry – Hey, Honey, Let’s Load up the RV and Take the Kids Skiing!

Sure, we saw some of those charming resorts and lodges. From the parking lot. Out the window of our old motorhome. I still can’t believe my dad braved winter weather and treacherous mountain roads in that beast. (Visualize one-step up from Cousin Eddie’s “RV” from Christmas Vacation.) It would only putt along at about 15 miles per hour up the hills, so he would frequently have to pull over and let cars pass. Yep, we were those people. As kids, most of these realities and hazards escaped us. We were just thrilled to be there. For me, there was (is) no place I’d rather spend a winter day than skiing up in the mountains.

underneath the covers – Is the Road to Love Paved with Embarrassing Moments?

Alaskans are pretty inventive with their wintertime endeavors. Luckily, the town of Rankins had already laid a solid foundation for some of the best “meets” between Hannah and Tate. Add a little humor, a lot of tension, some creative license, and I’m excited to bring you a few of my favorite moments from A Family Like Hannah’s

“This story takes you deep into a small town filled with kind people and history. . . . Tate and Hannah’s ideas for the resort don’t line up very well, so there is tension between them, but there’s also attraction … a lot of it!”

Becky on Books – Review

A Family Like Hannah’s is a sweet, feel-good romance. . . . This was my first book by this author, but it won’t be my last. It worked well as a standalone. . .”

deal sharing aunt – Interview

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

My ideas always come from my characters. I start by creating a person in my mind. I give them a personality first, including family situation, a job, hobbies, interests, likes and dislikes, and even little quirks. Then I try to drop them right into some kind of action. I add a line or two of dialogue, and I’m off and running. I do love to research my settings also, and often interesting scene ideas will arise from that.

Heidi Reads… – Review

“The characters in this book are vibrant and easy to visualize. . . . I loved the setting of winter in Alaska, especially at a ski resort since I’ve only been snowboarding twice.”

Zerina Blossom’s Books – Love, Snow, and Hot Cocoa

When I started writing this story, Hannah’s character was already sitting right beside me – telling me what she wanted to do, what she wanted to say – and what she likes. And Hannah likes hot chocolate…

Wishful Endings – Baby, it’s (Really, Really) Cold Outside

Spending the last couple years doing research and just learning fun things in general about this state, I thought it would be fun to show how an Alaskan winter really stacks up.

A Family Like Hannah’s
(Seasons of Alaska #4)
by Carol Ross
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
February 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Starting over is serious business

With her professional skiing career cut short by an accident, Hannah James is putting all her energy into transforming Snowy Sky Resort into something special. There’s only one obstacle. Famous pro-snowboarder-turned-consultant Tate Addison has his own ideas about taking the Rankins, Alaska, lodge to the next level. But Hannah won’t compromise her dreams. She gets that Tate is trying to create a stable home for his orphaned six-year-old nephew—a boy Hannah already adores. And if she isn’t careful, she could also fall for the boy’s too-attractive uncle. Is she risking heartbreak? Or do she and Tate really want the same things out of life?

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The Other Books in the Series

Carol Ross is the author of three books for the Seasons of Alaska series for the Harlequin Heartwarming line. She lives with her husband and one loveable miscreant of a dachshund in a small town in Washington close to both the ocean and the mountains. For a complete list of her books, giveaways, and other fun stuff stop by and visit her new website:


Tour Giveaway

$50 Amazon eGift Card and an ebook of A Family Like Hannah’s (open internationally)
Rankins’ Alaska Prize Pack: signed copy of A Family Like Hannah’s, an infinity scarf, gray fluffy mittens, a tin of Starbucks hot chocolate, a coffee mug, and a sterling silver snowflake necklace. (US only)
Copy of A Family Like Hannah’s (print if in the US, ebook if outside the US)
Ends February 26th