Thursday, April 3, 2014

Silver Linings by Kaylee Baldwin: Review, Excerpt and $25 Giveaway!

Drew Westfall wants nothing more than to forget what he had to do in the name of "smart" business. Cutting off all ties with his parents—including handing over the entire contents of his trust fund to a charity—he takes off for Bridger, Colorado where his best friend has an extra room for him. It doesn't take long for him to realize that his business degree won’t do him much good in a town as small as Bridger, but he's broke and has nowhere else to go. Eden Torresi has every reason to wallow. Not only did she have to sell her house to pay for her mother’s medical expenses, but she also had to drop out of school and is in a relationship with a guy unwilling to commit. But Eden isn't the wallowing type. Instead, she chooses to spend most of her time taking care of the seniors at Silver Linings Assisted Living. When she learns that her boyfriend's new roommate is down on his luck, her caring nature makes her want to reach out to him and offer what help she can. But the more time they spend together, the more complicated things get, especially when the seniors of Silver Linings decide to play matchmaker.

I sure am loving these books in the Ripple Effect series. Clean romance is one of my all time, favorite genres and this series is perfect for me. I love all these authors and these books leave me feeling happy.

Silver Linings was so sweet. The main character, Eden, has so, so much on her plate. Emotionally especially. Her mother is struggling with (and dying from) lung cancer. This especially hit close to home as my mother in law recently passed away with the same struggle. I could easily identify with Eden and the tremendous load she carried as she cared for her mother on top of working to make sure they had enough money to survive.

I especially loved the sense of community that is unfolded, bit by bit. The people who surround Eden love her and want to help. Drew becomes a large part of that as well. I just loved him. His heart is full of goodness and generosity. Drew had a brief cameo in the first book in this series, Home Matters. We didn’t really know anything about him and his random decision to donate all his inheritance so I’m glad we got a closer, more personal look into Drew and his motives.

This was just a sweet, feel good book. I loved reading it and I’m so happy to be a part of this continued blog tour. New books in this series come out every few weeks and in the end will make an awesome collection to be read and re-read.

Author Kaylee Baldwin When Kaylee Baldwin isn’t writing, she’s usually chasing after her four children, checking her email, trying to get motivated to train for that race she shouldn’t have signed up for, hanging out with her pretty awesome husband, and reading whatever good book she can find. She graduated from Arizona State with degree in English Lit. Her published books are Meg’s Melody, Six Days of Christmas (part of the All I Want collection) and Silver Linings.

Updated Ripple Effect
The Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series Enjoy this exciting new series of clean novellas by six critically-acclaimed authors. "Like a pebble tossed into calm water, a simple act can ripple outward and have a far-reaching effect on those we meet, perhaps setting a life on a different course—one filled with excitement, adventure, and sometimes even love." Book 1: Home Matters by Julie N. Ford Book 2: Silver Linings by Kaylee Baldwin Book 3: Righting A Wrong by Rachael Anderson Book 4: Lost and Found by Karey White Book 5: Second Chances 101 by Donna K. Weaver Book 6: Immersed by Jennifer Griffith

Tour Giveaway
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  1. These are my kind of books. I am seeing this book everywhere. The stories sound so good. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. They are my kind of books too! I hope you get to read it (and the whole series). :)

  3. the genre just suit me well hope i could have a chance to actually win something


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