Thursday, June 29, 2017

Family of His Own by Catherine Lanigan + $50 and Book Giveaway

Family of His Own
(Shores of Indian Lake #8)
Catherine Lanigan
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
July 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He's ready to settle down…with or without her

Scott Abbott has always loved Isabelle Hawks. And he's always been her rock. Patient, dependable, strong. But lately, she's been acting like that rock is weighing her down. With her art career taking off, Isabelle has been spending less and less time in Indian Lake…and with him. Scott isn't even sure what they are to each other anymore. They might be friends with a history, but it sure doesn't feel like a future. Maybe it's time for Scott to set her free and focus on his own dreams. A real home. A family. All the things he had hoped to share with her…

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This is the eighth book in the Shores of Indian Lake series.  That's a lot of books!  While the books have characters from previous books, each book can stand alone.  You don't have to read them in order.  I've read a few of the books in this series, but not all of them.

I think Scott has to be the sweetest man ever.  With the patience of a saint, he really is the ideal and perfect man.  Perhaps when it comes to Isabelle, he is a bit of a whipped puppy so I really enjoyed the moments when he stood up for himself and did what he wanted to do instead of following her around, ready to deliver whatever she wanted at a moments notice.  Scott stole my heart when he decided to help and love those two little children.  Honestly!?  Who wouldn't be smitten with a man like that?  I'll tell you who.  Isabelle.  Yeah, I'm not an Isabelle fan.  I didn't like her.  At all.  Even in the end.  But, Scott and the kids?  LOVE.

With characters from previous books appearing, these books always provide a sense of community and feelings of coming home.  I love that.  Indian Shores is a place I would want to live.  

Content:  Clean, some mention of drug abuse and child neglect

- I received a copy of this book in conjunction with this review tour.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Other Books in the Series

About the Author

Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of forty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, and more. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into dozens of languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. Ms. Lanigan’s novels are also available in E-books on and Barnes and, Apple Store, Mobi and Kobo. Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Her Vietnam war-based novel, The Christmas Star, won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine and has also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader’s Preference.

Lanigan is the author of a trilogy of non- fiction books regarding angelic intervention in human life: Angel Watch, Divine Nudges and Angel Tales published by HCI and Cedar Fort. Skyhorse published Lanigan’s “how-to” book on writing: Writing the Great American Romance Novel. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid Foundation to write a non-fiction book addressing teen addictions. Ms. Lanigan’s first Young Adult adventure novel, The Adventures of Lillie and Zane: The Golden Flute, was published by Cedar Fort.

Currently, she has published eight novels in the Shores of Indian Lake series for Harlequin Heartwarming: Love ShadowsHeart’s DesireA Fine Year for LoveKatia’s Promise, Fear of Falling, Sophie’s Path and Protecting the Single Mom. Family of His Own pubs July, 2016. She has recently contracted for one more in the series: His Baby Dilemma.

As a cancer survivor, Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. (THE EVOLVING WOMAN). She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs.

Tour Giveaway

- 1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)
- 1 winner will receive a tote bag and three Shores of Indian Lake books: Katia's Promise, Fear of Falling and Sophie's Path (US only)
- Ends July 11th

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  1. I like the cover and I think the book sounds good.

    1. Hi, Kathy!
      Thanks for stopping by the tour and commenting. I hope you entered the contest. There's some good stuff there this time. Now, I'm looking around for fun Christmas/December things for my December giveaways. I know....It's JULY!! lol

  2. Thanks, Kathy! I appreciate it when you take the time to comment for me. And thNks for the review, Aimee!


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