* RELEASE DAY * for Summer’s Return

Will his summer’s return set her secret free?

Moondust Cove holds too many memories and too much pain to keep Gentry Tomlinson grounded, but the small town does have one thing he wants. No, make that two. Everlee Armstrong, his longtime neighbor, and his family. What’s left of them, that is. Staying away eases the pain and allows him to forget–at least for a little while–his guilt over the tragic deaths of his parents and sister. But when his friend and business partner dies and Gentry returns home for Gramps’s summer wedding, the tug to stay and grow roots is stronger than the pull to leave again.

Interior Designer Everlee Armstrong has loved the youngest Tomlinson brother since he used to chase her on the playground in elementary school. But until the prodigal accepts that the accident that scarred his family wasn’t his fault and finally comes home to stay, she’ll keep that secret forever. That secret threatens to unravel, though, as his amazing talent surfaces, and they’re forced to work together on several projects at work.

Will God unshackle the chains of guilt and heal him? Can Everlee trust that the wanderer is finally home to stay? Will his summer’s return set her secret free? Or will he abandon her yet again?

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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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