Friday, December 12, 2014

Under a Georgia Moon by Cindy Roland Anderson (with giveaway)

Under a Georgia Moon
by Cindy Roland Anderson

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Just released: October 2014
Publisher: Winsome Press Publishing
Genre: Christian, Romance
Paperback: 350 pages
Rating: 4.5

Addie Heywood thought she was doing okay after her fiancĂ© dumped her just weeks before their wedding, claiming he’d found someone else more compatible with his health food tastes. But when he marries the other woman three months later, Addie needs to get away. Leaving her home in Idaho, she escapes to Mitchel Creek, Georgia to visit her Aunt Janie. She just wants to spend the next two weeks enjoying her aunt’s southern cooking, not dodging the guys her aunt is determined to set her up with.

Chase Nichols isn’t looking for love. His dream is to trade his computer mouse for his guitar and make it big in the country music world. If he can land a job in Nashville, he might have a shot at getting discovered. His plans get derailed when he does his neighbor a favor and picks up her niece, Addie, at the airport. Things get even more complicated when his ex-girlfriend comes back into the picture. That’s when he hatches a new plan. Since Addie wants to avoid her aunt’s matchmaking schemes, and he wants to avoid his ex-girlfriend, they’ll fool the world by pretending to date. What neither of them counts on is actually falling in love.


My two-bits:

A somewhat sweet romance that gently transitions from friendship to love.

Themes of music and photography play roles as well.

Lots of baking and sweets in this story. Just had to go out and eat some cinnamon buns.

Excerpt:

“You?” Addie said in disbelief. “You’re the friend my aunt sent?”

A slow, mischievous grin tipped his mouth. “Yes, ma’am.”

She stared at him, wondering if he was telling her the truth. “But…she said an old friend of hers was coming to get me.”

“I am an old friend of hers.”

Addie made a quick perusal of her surroundings, searching for an older gentlemen holding helium balloons. For all she knew Pretty Boy here could’ve stolen the sign since she’d mentioned it earlier. “If you are who you say you are then where are the balloons?”

“I left them in my truck.”

A likely story.

He started to laugh. “Look, I didn’t knock anyone off, if that’s what you’re thinkin’.”

It had been what she was thinking. “Then where did you get that sign?”

“From your Aunt Janie.”

“How did you know her name was Janie?”

That little smirk was back on his handsome face. “Because she’s known me since I was a kid.”

“Oh, really.” Addie leaned in close. “Then what’s her last name?”

“Caldwell.”

Drat. How did he know that? Unless, of course, he was telling the truth. “I’m going to need to call my aunt just to be sure. Could you give me your name?”

“Are you sayin’ you really don’t remember meeting me?”

“Well, yeah. You just helped me get my bag but I don’t remember us exchanging names.”

He grinned. “I meant before today. Chase Nichols? That doesn’t ring a bell?”

Addie’s mouth dropped open. “You’re Chase Nichols?” Her eyes skimmed over every inch of him. He was a lot taller and so much hotter. “You used to be short.”

Again, the smirk. “I had a late growth spurt.”

About the author:
Hi, I'm Cindy Roland Anderson. I write clean, contemporary romance with a combination of humor, romantic tension and some pretty great kissing scenes.

I'm lucky to be married to my best friend. I love being a mother and have five amazing children. Our family has expanded by adding a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and four adorable grandchildren.

I'm a registered nurse and work in the newborn intensive care unit. I love to read, almost as much as I love writing. And I love chocolate, probably a little too much.

Praise for Under a Georgia Moon

“This is just the kind of sweet romance that I love. I thought the plot was fun and the writing well done, was paced well and kept me wanting more. Throw in some swoony moments and I was hooked.” –Kathy (Bookworm Nation)

“Often times when I read multiple books by the same author I am worried that the later books won't live up to the first one. That is NOT the case with Under a Georgia Moon. I was hooked on Cindy Anderson's writing with Fair Catch and then again with Discovering Sophie and now with this book.” –Sara Ebert

I love all of Cindy's books, but so far this one is my favorite! I just didn't want it to end. Definitely a book that I will read over again. –Dana Weaver

Blog Tour Giveaway

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Ends 12/22/14

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