Friday, July 14, 2017

Virtual Tour w/Guest Post - Lone Star Lady (Texas Hearts, #8) by Lisa Mondello

Lone Star Lady
Texas Hearts, #8
by Lisa Mondello
Date of Publication: January 31st 2017
Publisher: Lisa Mondello
Cover Artist: Purple Girl Design
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Tagline: If you love sweet romances that are clean and wholesome, then you'll love Lisa Mondello's TEXAS HEARTS series!
 
The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . . LONE STAR LADY (Texas Hearts, #8) . . . Sweet and endearing read that makes you want for a little bit more. Life’s circumstances and the call of self-doubt had changed the life of one Texas counselor, Teresa. She leaves home to find some understanding in the life that had been handed to her. Lost, confused, and pulled to the life changing events of another. She begins to have her world change yet again. Leaving her questioning whether or not she can do it again and make a difference.

There was tragedy, pain, sorrow, self-doubt, bundled with some drama and one man that would love her no matter what. Teresa and Dennis had what was needed to make a lasting relationship. The question was if Teresa would give it that chance. Her past kept her on a short leash. Finding what held her back was worrying but led to the next page being turned.

Beautiful book with a story that will tug at your emotions and get you involved. Thank you, Lisa Mondello. Clean, sweet romance.

Texas Hearts series:
Her Heart for the Asking – Texas Hearts, #1
His Heart for the Trusting – Texas Hearts, #2
The More I See – Texas Hearts, #3
Gypsy Hearts – Texas Hearts, #4
Leaving Liberty – Texas Hearts, #5
His Texas Heart – Texas Hearts, #6
The Wedding Dress – Texas Hearts, #7
Lone Star Lady – Texas Hearts, #8
Under a Texas Star – Texas Hearts, #9
Lone Star Hero – Texas Hearts, #10

BLURB
Taos, New Mexico wasn't far enough from home for Theresa Morales to run to. But this Texas girl didn't think there was anything that could wipe away the pain of her mistakes, even in the arms of Dr. Dennis Harrington the local doctor at the Taos ski resort where she sought refuge.

But the past quickly caught up to her when a local kid, Dennis's nephew, becomes traumatized by a fatal New Year's Eve accident that has left him feeling responsible. Dennis couldn't deny he was immediately taken by Theresa the moment they'd met. But the accident that pulled him away from the New Year's Eve gala where he'd danced with her and held her close, had change things for all of them.

Now he's desperate for Theresa to help for his nephew, who is so fragile he fears the worst. The sadness Dennis sees in Theresa's brown eyes tells him she's running from something that happened in Texas. Something she can't face.

When the past comes back and Theresa heals enough to return to Texas, will it leave both of them brokenhearted?
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“I didn’t know who else to go to. I really need your help.”
Teresa Morales listened to Dr. Dennis Harrington’s words as she sat curled up on the soft beige sofa in the lodge at the Taos Falls Mountain Ski Resort. The fire in the huge granite fireplace in the center of the room was burning hot—almost too hot for her comfort. Or maybe that was just her anxiety kicking in. This was supposed to be her vacation. No one was supposed to need her help here.
She bookmarked the page in the book she had been reading before Dennis’s abrupt arrival and closed it, setting it aside on the end table. With a swift motion, she untangled one long leg out from underneath her and brusquely hit her bare feet to the wide pine floor with a dull thud. If this was his idea of a joke, she wasn’t laughing.
“Dennis, I’m just a tourist here. What help could I possibly give you?”
“Last night...” His voice trailed off. His face looked stricken, and Teresa knew he wasn’t talking about the New Year’s Eve party they’d both attended—or the dance they’d shared. No, he was referring to what had happened afterward—the reason behind the beeper call that had pulled him out of her arms and away from the party after their dance. The horrible car crash on the bridge just a few hundred yards from the ski resort had been the only topic of conversation throughout Taos Falls today.
“I’m not sure you understand how severe the accident that took place last night really was.”
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Favorite Couples of the Last 200 Years by Lisa Mondello

I was asked to write a blog post about my favorite couples of the last 200 years and I immediately went, “Whoa!  This is too hard!”  Because it is!  How do you pick?

There have been so many people in history and in romance novels/movies that it makes it almost impossible to sift through them and choose one, or even two!  I mean, are we talking famous outlaws like Bonnie and Clyde?  Rock-n-rollers like John and Yoko?  Or couples whose love has endured despite crisis like Christopher and Dana Reeves?

As a romance author, I will also be most impressed by an enduring love.  I love seeing couples that have been together for ages and are still playful.  I remember seeing a news clip of President Bush Sr. and Barbara Bush and Barbara wearing her big pearls playfully kicking George in the behind.  It was cute and playful and they’ve been together forever.  There are so many famous couples who have been together for ages. 

If we’re talking movies, then I have to go with Captain and Maria Von Trap.  The Sound of Music is one of my all time favorite movies. (This is coming from a huge Star Wars fan so this says a lot!)  The Sound of Music had everything.  Family. Music.  Comedy. Suspense. And romance.  Oh, the romance!  And any woman who would take on a brood of kids and then walk pregnant over the Austrian mountains for freedom is my hero.

And since I love Christmas stories I guess I should include George and Mary Bailey.  I loved George because he had a dream.  Even though life got in the way of that dream, he made a new life and did right by the people in his life.  Mary was the strong woman by his side who loved him and their family.    


There are so very many more and they are my favorites too for so many reasons.  How do you pick?  I know I can’t!

Author Info
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Lisa Mondello, has held many jobs in her life but being a published author is the last job she'll ever have. She's not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she'd still be penning stories with paper and pen. Her book The Knight and Maggie's Baby is a New York Times Bestseller. Her popular series includes TEXAS HEARTS, DAKOTA HEARTS, Fate with a Helping Hand and the new SUMMER HOUSE series. Writing as LA Mondello, her romantic suspense, MATERIAL WITNESS, book 1 of her Heroes of Providence series made the USA TODAY Bestsellers List and was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012.

You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at lisamondello.blogspot.com and sign up for her newsletter to receive new release information at http://eepurl.com/xhxO5
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