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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Book Blog Tour Stop - Once Upon A Groom by Karen Rose Smith

I am so excited today to be hosting a book blog tour stop for acclaimed romance author, Karen Rose Smith and her latest book, "Once Upon A Groom."

About The Book:

Once Upon a Groom

Zack and Jenny fell in love in high school. But Zack intended to escape the Rocky D while Jenny craved the roots she’d found on his parents’ ranch. With resentment and bitterness toward his father, blaming him for his mother’s death, Zack left for California to find a life as a movie director with wealth, fame and privilege. Now when he returns to Miners Bluff, his father isn’t the man he once was. And Jenny has a secret she has never divulged.

As old fires reignite, Zack and Jenny fall in love all over again. A rescued horse becomes a bond that helps them revisit the good times in their past. Due to Jenny’s passion for the holidays and her insistence that they visit with friends, Zack begins to remember the meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Will their differences push them apart once more? Or is Jenny truly Zack’s Cinderella and he will be able to whisk her away into their happily-ever after?

I grew up reading my cousins' Harlequin romance novels, and when you have four girl cousins who were avid readers, there was always a plentiful supply around! So I was introduced early to world of happily-ever-after and love. 

I'm still a huge fan of both, so it was a real treat to be asked to review Karen Rose Smith's new book.

"Once Upon A Groom" is the second book in Smith's "Reunion Brides" series, and this story focuses on Jenny and Zack, high school sweethearts who had drifted away from each other, chasing seperate dreams, only to find those dreams draw them right back to each other years later.

This tale is sweet, sassy, and full of action. I adored the Northern Arizona setting - having lived in Flagstaff, Arizona way back when, it was like visiting an old friend while reading this book.

Karen Rose Smith is a master at romantic storytelling, and if you enjoy a well-told story that will leave you sighing with happiness at the end - this is the book for you!

About The Author:

Karen Rose Smith

Karen Rose Smith was born in Pennsylvania in the Susquehanna Valley. In college, she began writing poetry and also met her husband to be. They both started married life as teachers, but when their son was born, Karen decided to try her hand at a home decorating business. She returned to teaching for a while but changes in her life led her to writing romance fiction.

 Now she writes full time. Her first romance was published in 1992; her 74th novel will be published in 2011 with Harlequin Special Edition. A winner of New Jersey’s Golden Leaf Award in Short Contemporary Romance, Colorado Romance Writers Award Of Excellence for short contemporary, as well as the Phoenix Desert Rose Chapter’s Golden Quill for Traditional Romance, she has also been honored with Cataromance.com’s award for Best Special Edition.  Her romances have made both the USA TODAY list and the Waldenbooks Bestseller list for Series Romance.

Married to her college sweetheart , believing in the power of love and commitment, she envisions herself writing relationship novels for a long time to come!

Readers can visit Karen for info and excerpts at: http://www.karenrosesmith.com/.

My Thanks to Karen for the review copy of her book, and to Tracee at Pump Up Your Book Promotions for including me on this book tour!

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