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Share the Moon: Blue Moon Lake # 1 by Sharon Struth

Share the Moon: Blue Moon Lake # 1 by Sharon Struth

Welcome to my stop for this fun new release from Sharon Struth. Be aware that this title is ON SALE for a limited time, so get it now! My stop is part of a Tasty Book Tour, so be sure to read the excerpt, don’t forget to check out the other tour stops, and above all,  enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a $15 Gift Card to Amazon or B&N from Sharon Struth, author of Share the Moon.

Book Review:

Sharon Struth brings a lovely story of second chances with this first novel in her new Blue Moon Lake series.

Sophie is a reporter for the local paper, and her family used to own land on the lake, where they hoped to build a vineyard.  An older woman (40’s), Sophie is hoping to reclaim the land as she still hopes to build that vineyard, and her oldest son’s memorial garden is on this land as well.  Her last relationship ended badly, and she hasn’t been looking at men in ‘that way’ in a while, until she meets Duncan.

Duncan is a developer and owns the parcel of land that contains Sophie’s dreams.  He recognizes Sophie, but doesn’t share pertinent information about his connection to the proposed development with her.

These two are delightful characters, a bit older than most romance readers are used to: they have previous marriages, extended families, teenaged children and a lifetime of regrets and insecurities that prey on their ability to trust and move forward.  Sophie is still grieving her divorce and the loss of her eldest child, but realizes that her being stuck in that grief is affecting her other children.  Duncan is a widower and is dealing with his own failures as a husband and father during his marriage.

These two have a rocky and tumultuous relationship that jumps forward and back repeatedly as they learn to trust and communicate with one another.  Wholly gripping, their flaws and strengths are laid out for readers to see and empathize with, and perhaps even recognize. You will be cheering and jeering in alternate measures, with several tears of the happy and not so variety mixed in. Plot twists that take the story in unexpected directions and the sense of family and home that is highly intertwined in the story make this an unforgettable and enjoyable romance, full of everything that a reader could wish for.

Share the Moon: Blue Moon Lake # 1 by Sharon Struth

Title: Share the Moon
Author: Sharon Struth
Series: Blue Moon Lake
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Lyrical Press
Format:eARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Pages: 358
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About the Book:

Sometimes trust is the toughest lesson to learn. Sophie Shaw is days away from signing a contract that will fulfill her dream of owning a vineyard. For her, it's a chance to restart her life and put past tragedies to rest. But Duncan Jamieson's counter offer blows hers out to sea.

Duncan still finds Sophie as appealing as he had during boyhood vacations to the lake. Older and wiser now, he has his own reasons for wanting the land. His offer, however, hinges on a zoning change approval.

Bribery rumors threaten the deal and make Sophie wary of Duncan, yet she cannot deny his appeal. When her journalistic research uncovers a Jamieson family secret, trust becomes the hardest lesson for them both.

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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

Tasty Excerpt

A traffic jam blocked the intersection below. A driver attempted to make a left hand turn from the far right lane. Right now, her emotions were in the dead center of an internal jam, confused by the unexpected turns of Duncan Jamieson. She wished Gabby were here instead of her.

Awareness of his presence from behind fell over her, followed by the waft of his familiar cologne.

“Gorgeous view, huh?” His softer, less businesslike voice landed near her ear.

“Lovely.” Her peripheral vision caught him close enough to touch yet far enough away to be appropriate.

“Especially over there.” He pointed at the horizon and his arm brushed her shoulder.

She followed his finger and noted a space in the distance, where dots of evergreen added color to leafless treetops. His arm returned to his side, but an invisible impression where he’d grazed her shoulder remained.

His tone dipped, quiet enough to be a thought he didn’t intend to say out loud.

“Reminds me that my new home in Northbridge isn’t far away.”

The motives for his closeness left her suspicious. “Well, Connecticut’s the third smallest state in the nation.” She took a step to the side and faced him. “You can pretty much see everything if you stand dead center.”

He provided a pity grin to her stupid remark.

She vowed not to say one more sarcastic thing for the rest of this meeting.

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About Sharon Struth

Novelist Sharon Struth believes you’re never too old to pursue a dream. The Hourglass, her debut novel, is a finalist in the National Readers' Choice Awards for Best first Book. Her next release, SHARE THE MOON-Book one in the Blue Moon Lake Novel Series-is published by Kensington Books/Lyrical Press.

She writes from the friendliest place she’s ever lived, Bethel, Connecticut, along with her husband, two daughters and canine companions. For more information, including where to find her published essays, please visit http://www.sharonstruth.com or visit her blog, Musings from the Middle Ages & More

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