Welcome to the third week of the Online Adult Summer Reading Program! I hope you enjoyed learning more about Jen Turano and her latest release, Behind the Scenes. Next week I'll be announcing the winner of a copy of Behind the Scenes!

Before I get to this week's prize, I want to congratulate Samantha P and Pamela P on winning the Amish Fiction Prize Packages from Amy Clipston! You should expect them shortly!

I'm so excited to announce this week's prize! You may have seen this author's movie on Hallmark Channel this past year. Daniel Lissing from When Calls the Heart was one of the lead actors in this movie. Have any guesses??? That's right, this week I'm giving away a copy of Denise Hunter's newest release (it actually released last week) titled Sweetbriar Cottage.

This book is a stand alone book, but her next book, Blue Ridge Sunrise, which starts her new series, is a spin off from this book. How cool is that?!?!?

When Noah and Josephine Mitchell discover their divorce was never actually finalized, their lives are turned upside down.

Following his divorce, Noah gave up his dream job, settling at a remote horse ranch in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia, putting much-needed distance between himself and the former love of his life. But then Noah gets a letter from the IRS claiming he and Josephine are still married. When he confronts Josephine for the first time in months, they discover that she missed the final step in filing the paperwork and they are, in fact, still married.

Josephine is no happier about the news than Noah. Maybe the failed marriage—and okay, the botched divorce—was her fault, but her heart was shattered right alongside his, more than he would ever believe. The sooner they put this marriage behind them, the better for both of their sakes.

But when Josephine delivers the final paperwork to his ranch, the two become stranded in his cottage during the worst spring snowstorm in a decade. Being trapped with Josephine is a test of Noah’s endurance. He wrestles with resentment and an unmistakable pull to his wife—still beautiful, still brave, and still more intriguing than any woman he’s ever known.

As they find themselves confronted with each other and their shared past, old wounds surface and tempers flare. But when they are forced out into the storm, they must rely on each other in a way they never have before. Josephine finally opens up about her tragic past, and Noah realizes she’s never been loved unconditionally by anyone—including him. Will Noah accept the challenge to pursue Josephine’s heart? And can she finally find the courage to trust Noah?

All submissions through (and including) June 25th will be entered to win a copy of Sweetbriar Cottage from Denise Hunter.

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