To diffuse or not to diffuse…

Any essential oil fans out there?

Raising my hand here.

A few drops of frankincense in a diffuser by our bed helps me sleep all night without the need for a potty break. (Previously, I used lavender, but it gave me vivid nightmares.) A blend of tea tree, lemon and rosemary clears my head in the mornings. After a healthy sized cup of coffee, that is. 🙂

Some of my friends use essential oils for cleaning. I haven’t experimented with that yet, but I’m sure I will at some point.

Bristol, the heroine in Summer’s Redemption and a high school counselor, runs a diffuser in her office, billowing out a combination of oils to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Her friends and coworkers like her concoctions so much, they want to buy them from her, but she chooses to give them away because it brings her great joy. Her generous and caring spirit is partly why Trace can’t get her out of his mind, even two years after they broke up.

What about you? Do you use essential oils? What’s your favorite blend and its purpose?

Summer's Redemption, Tomlinson Brothers, book cover

Will old insecurities tear them apart again? Or will God pave the way to a summer’s redemption?

Trace Tomlinson has made his share of mistakes, but his sixteen-year-old son Trip isn’t one of them. The biggest? Letting Bristol Owens slip away two years ago. But Trace had learned the hard truth—that loving a woman stripped a man of his choices—eons ago. So, when the beautiful counselor slipped past a chink in his armor, he broke it off. Besides, with custody of his son now, relationships are off the table until Trip graduates.

Bristol Owens loves her job of shaping young lives on the brink of adulthood…until the day an old flame shows up, begging for advice on how to prevent his teenage son from going down the same troubled road. Why should she help the handsome man who’d shredded her heart and trampled her dreams for a family of her own? But his tender concern for his son wins her heart all over again, and soon his kind deeds—like stepping in at the last minute to build a model for her first career fair—reignite hope and rekindle those dreams.

Can Bristol forgive Trace and open the door to love again? Will old insecurities tear them apart a second time? Or will God pave the way to a summer’s redemption?

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It’s RELEASE DAY for Cooking Up Kisses, ya’ll!

It’s RELEASE DAY for Cooking Up Kisses, ya’ll!

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LOVE ON A DARE BY MARY MANNERS

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Alana Mulvaney’s life is in a holding pattern. Consumed by day-to-day operations of the family business, Alana has no time for fun or romance. But a little fun and a whole lot of romance is just what Alana’s sisters have in mind when they learn childhood friend Donovan O’Reilly has returned to town.

Donovan O’Reilly has loved Alana Mulvaney since he moved in next door to her at the age of five. But he broke her heart when he was forced to leave town, and now that he’s returned home to Winding Ridge he has a second chance to prove himself. But is it too late to earn her trust…and her love…again?

HUMMINGBIRD KISSES BY DELIA LATHAM

lathamToni Littlebird believes that when she meets the man God created for her, she’ll know—and she’ll love him in that very moment.

But then Dax Hendrick roars into Hummingbird Hollow on a noisy, crippled Harley, stinking up the air and chasing away her beloved hummingbirds. One look into the intruder’s eyes and her heart sinks. He’s “The One.” She’d been right about knowing, but wrong about something far more important: She will never love this man!

HEARTS ON THE HARBOR BY ROBIN BAYNE

bayneCara Peyton is content with her life, her trendy Baltimore bookshop is perfect for her. But when her ex turns up to remodel the store, asking for a second chance, she’s torn and unsure about risking her heart again. Can he convince her to trust him, and God, before the job is finished?

HIS VALENTINE PROMISE BY DORA HIERS

Book cover for His Valentine Promise by Dora Hiers, bride and groom with single roseAnother Valentine’s Day and Quinn Randolph prefers to spend it with her sweet rescue lab. Who needs men and their broken promises? Especially Pierce Karson’s! Years ago, his desertion shattered her. Now he’s trying to steal the property she targeted to expand her florist shop! Pierce only wants to belong…and for Quinn to choose him. His Valentine Promise…

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN IN A RED DRESS BY ZOE M. McCARTHY

mccarthyCandace Parks lives a passionless life in Richmond. The computer programmer returns to the empty family home in the Blue Ridge Mountains solely to evaluate her job, faith, and boyfriend. Her high school crush, Trigg Alderman, who barely remembers her, visits his Gram next door. Sorting her life out? How about nothing of the sort!

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Count ’em, yes, count ’em. Six FREE books for kindle!

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When Hope Rises: Dora Hiers https://www.amazon.com/When-Hope-Rises-Romance-Enjoyment-ebook/dp/B01N1R4JMZ

At First Sight: Delia Latham https://www.amazon.com/At-First-Sight-Romance-Enjoyment-ebook/dp/B01N1QVJH9

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