Sunday, March 12, 2023

Pop-Up Blog Hop and Giveaway: Sweet Comfort (Comfort and Joy Trilogy #1) by Kimberly Fish

Welcome to my stop on the pop-up blog hop for Sweet Comfort by Kimberly Fish. This blog hop was organized by Lone Star Book Blog Tours. On my stop, I am spotlighting the book. I also have a great guest post from the author on what her writing space looks like for the moment. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of the book and a box of candy. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more content. Enjoy!
Title: Sweet Comfort
Series: Comfort and Joy Trilogy #1
Author: Kimberly Fish
Publisher: Fish Tales
Publication Date: January 21st 2023
Print Length: 359 pages
Genre: Women's Fiction
Welcome to the hometown everyone wants to call their own.

Gloria Bachman, a retired bank executive, has eight weeks to flip a location on Comfort’s High Street into a boutique chocolate shop. Defying expectations for “women of a certain age,” Gloria rediscovers talents and a sharpening of skills. If only she could read people as well as she does a spreadsheet. Even with the renovation in good hands, the subsequent struggle to name the shop brings Gloria and her business partner into conflict with a shady citizen. While Gloria is capable of remaining in her retirement rut while opening a business, two competing social groups try to lure her into their networks, causing Gloria to wonder if she ever knew Comfort at all. A murder rocks the community and revives investigative instincts honed by years in the banking industry.

Mason Lassiter, a disgraced CEO, has his own dramas to escape and the offbeat town seems the perfect place to recover his self-esteem. What was to be a quick reversal of fortunes becomes a quest to right a deeply felt injustice. Fascinated by the women driving the energy of Comfort, he extends his stay to find out why the small town is the backdrop to their best tales. Tangling with his neighbor Gloria becomes his favorite pastime and the key to unlocking the mystery of his past—if he can convince her to trust him.

Chocolate and joy become the glue bringing an unlikely cast together, which just might change Gloria’s and Mason’s course for the better. With characters familiar from previous Comfort novels and introducing fresh names, Sweet Comfort will entertain those who like their stories seasoned with coziness and sweet, second chances.

Kimberly Fish has been a professional writer in marketing and media for over thirty years, with regular contributions to area newspapers and magazines. As an accidental historian, she wrote two novels, The Big Inch and Harmon General, both based on factual events in Longview, Texas that changed world history. Kimberly also offers a set of contemporary women’s fiction, based in the Texas Hill Country, that reveal her fascination with characters discovering their grit and sweet, second chances; all four of these novels have won distinguished awards. Sweet Comfort is her latest novel, the first book in the Comfort and Joy Trilogy.


Friends on the blog tour, here’s a photo of me at my current writing spot because I have decided to share my office with my mother who was recuperating from an illness with us. She needed a quiet space to relax away from the family. I normally have a shoebox of an office with a sofa and bookcase and lots of art, but I really like this corner of the living room and the view of the backyard. I may stay here a while.
Win a signed copy of Sweet Comfort by Kimberly Fish and a box of Sweet Shop USA candies -  Two winners, US only!
(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prizes. The author, Kimberly Fish, assumes all responsibility over this giveaway.)

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  1. Every time I see this Special Feature, I am blown away by the harmony of it. I guess I shouldn't be since the author's books are in Comfort, TX! Thanks for sharing about this beautiful book!

  2. I love later-in-life stories. These all look so good! Best wishes to Kimberly!