Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Home to Clare Harbor Series Boxset Vol. 1 by Jacie Middlemann

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for the Home to Clare Harbor Series Boxset Vol. 1 by Jacie Middlemann. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blitz wide giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Home to Clare Harbor Series Boxset Vol. 1
Author: Jacie Middlemann
Publication Date: November 21st 2021
Print Length: 357 pages
Genre: Christian Contemporary Women's Fiction
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They started out as strangers…but didn’t stay that way for long…

A devoted granddaughter willing to do whatever it takes to keep everyone safe. Strangers who meet during the worst of conditions and become friends in the midst of chaos. Unexpected romance under the most unlikely circumstances. A puzzling mystery with its roots in historical events that took place centuries ago. And a storm that hides an ominous purpose that could change all their lives forever.

Sara knows before she walks into her grandparent’s home that her grandmother’s greatest fear will never be the storm or the threat it poses but instead the unknown that lays just beyond her front door. She knows too its cause and grieves that there is nothing she can do to change it.

Throughout the years of his career John has covered numerous battlefields including those that are a result of nature’s unyielding tempest. He fears this might be the worst one yet.

Mel didn’t expect to spend more than a few days in the large house where they’d taken refuge. She figured the storm would pass by and then they’d be off to their next assignment. The last thing she expected was David Payne.

Despite the fact that Lance was the bane of her teenage years, Tish knows that without the help of her father’s assistant, that the trip to North Carolina likely would have been a lot more challenging than it was. She’d been unequivocally terrified but his presence gave her strength she didn’t realize she had. She wasn’t certain how she felt about that…or him…or that he no longer irritated her the way he used to.

When Gary arrived at his family’s home in the mountains of North Carolina, he’s relieved that Sara and her grandparents along with their elderly friends are already there. But he is unable to take an easy breath until Tish finally arrives with Lance…and is not at all surprised at what he hears from Lance about their trip and the potential dangers they’d just barely been able to avoid.

He’s determined to do everything he can to keep their location safe…and unknown. Their knowledge, skills, and ingenuity are their greatest defense. For a time they would have to depend on themselves…it hadn’t take long to discover that the storm was never their greatest threat…but what is could change all their lives for the immediate future…or longer.

If you enjoy uplifting and heartfelt women’s fiction, young and older heroes and heroines filled with courage and compassion as they share joys and triumphs, and united they face and overcome tremendous challenges and tragedy, this series is for you.

**The eBook is only $0.99 to buy.**

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EXCERPT:
Sara looked into her grandmother’s eyes. Because she knew what to look for, she saw past the forced cheeriness to the fear. In that moment she knew that no amount of pushing was going to do anything other than make her dig in her heels.

“Actually, I think I’m going to sit down here with you and your cohorts and play some bridge,” she said as she pulled out the only empty chair around the table.

“But…” Mel began then quieted when she saw the look she was getting from John. She looked over towards the table again, saw the worry in all of the faces around the table except the woman who’d just sat down in their midst.

“I forget exactly how this one goes. Someone explain the rules to me again,” Sara said cheerfully. She hated card games and everyone around the table knew it including her grandparents.

But she also knew that the fear her grandmother felt was overwhelming and very real for the woman who’d been all things to her. There was only one possible way she knew of that could possibly push her into doing something that otherwise terrified her.

“Now, Sara, don’t you think you should be getting on,” her grandmother said softly. “You know all the mountain roads and I’m certain many of them are still open.”

“I’m sure they are but I’d much rather sit this out with all of you. I can’t remember the last time I played cards. Deal me in.”

Maisie let out a long sigh. “I just want to grab a few things before we go.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jacie Middlemann lives in Texas with her husband and a couple of cats who believe they rule…and sometimes they do.

When she’s not watching classic sitcoms or working on a needlework project for one of her kids, she loves to read women’s fiction and sometimes a good mystery suspense.

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GIVEAWAY:
Jacie Middlemann will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions and the author assume all responsibility over this giveaway.)

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56 comments:

  1. Great deal, three books for 99c!

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  2. this sounds like a wonderful book

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  3. Looks like a very special and interesting read.

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  4. looks like it would be a great read!

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  5. What type of storm are they facing?

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  6. I love the cover and think the book sounds interesting.

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  7. Thanks for sharing about the series, it sounds very interesting

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  8. David HollingsworthAugust 23, 2022 at 5:27 PM

    This book sounds really great.

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  9. When I'm not home schooing, I also like women’s fiction.

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  10. Sounds like a wonderful story - I love this style of women's fiction

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  11. My daughter will enjoy this book

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  12. Sounds like three great stories. Looking forward to reading them.

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  13. Thank you for posting about the Home to Clare Harbor boxset, this sounds like a wonderful series and I am looking forward to reading all of the stories

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  14. What were some of your favorite books as a small child?

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  15. I already love the story! I am from NC! Have you ever been ?

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  16. Congrats on your tour! Best wishes.

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  17. After reading the excerpt I am hooked-thanks

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  18. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I like everything about this - genre title and cover!
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  20. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  21. Home to Clare Harbor sounds like an excellent book for me to read and I can't wait to get started!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a wonderful day!

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  22. Home to Clare Harbor Series Boxset Vol. 1 by author Jacie Middlemann sounds like it is packed with unique characters and interesting stories!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  23. Second Chance Romance is one of my favorites. Storms have been in the news lately, so the titles in this boxed set is intriguing.

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  24. The book sounds interesting. Thanks for the introduction.

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  25. David HollingsworthAugust 24, 2022 at 7:04 PM

    Happy Wednesday!

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  26. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  27. thanks this sounds pretty interesting

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  28. looks like a fun one

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  29. Is anyone in your immediate family an author?

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  30. David HollingsworthAugust 25, 2022 at 5:38 PM

    Happy Thursday!

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  31. My daughter would enjoy this book

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  32. How do you think the world will end?

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  33. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!

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  34. When you write, do you like to do something special or be in a certain place?

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  35. This book sounds like something I would enjoy reading.

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  36. Sounds like a good book. I like the cover and excerpt.

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  37. Happy Friday! Sounds like an awesome book! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. I am curious to know how Sara tries to keep everyone safe.

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  39. David HollingsworthAugust 26, 2022 at 6:06 PM

    Congratulations on your book!

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  40. What are the names of your controlling cats?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  41. Great book cover and excerpt.

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  42. I love Christian contemporary! This sounds so good! Thanks for sharing!

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