Welcome to the Celebrate Lit Blog tour for Finding Love in Big Sky Montana by Angela Ruth Strong! I’m so thrilled to have Angela here today, as well as share this amazing book with you 🙂
About the BookFinding Love in Big Sky, Montana
Author Angela Ruth Strong
Published by Mountain Brook Ink
on August 29, 2016
Bright Star Ranch led him to her--but will he stay?Josh Lake is forced to head home for the holidays after he's suspended from his job in the city, but running into Paisley Sheridan could be exactly what he needed. Not only does she board him at her ranch in exchange for his advertising expertise, but spending the Christmas season with her in Big Sky, Montana, brings more joy than he's felt in a long while. Is he willing to give up the lavish lifestyle he's worked for in exchange for the gift of love?The last thing Paisley wants for Christmas is to spend time with Josh Lake--the guy who broke her heart in high school--but until her bank loan goes through, she has to take all the free help she can get. Unfortunately, Josh seems to want back in her life again, and the town's quirky coffee shop owners don't help by hanging mistletoe at every opportunity. Will Paisley succeed in driving him away, or will she find the healing needed to have hope for a future together?
I’m a sucker for romance stories – I’ve been a romantic as long as I can remember. But a romance story that is worthy of Hallmark!? Um, yes please – I love those even more. Finding Love in Big Sky Montana is such a wonderful read. You have a swoony hero, a sweet setting, and all the makings for a love story that will be me smile, giggle, and enjoy myself while reading.
Josh and Paisley have such wonderful chemistry. This second chance romance reminds us of so many things. People can change. Money isn’t everything. And surprises just might come from a place, or person, you don’t expect. And there is just something about a couple who sort of avoids their feelings even though you can see it so very clearly written on the pages. **sigh** I’ll take more please!
Contemporary romance fans who love Hallmark romance will devour this read from Angela Ruth Strong. I highly recommend adding it to your reading list! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Guest Post from Angela Ruth Strong
Having my book made into a movie is a dream come true, and getting to be an extra on the set in Montana blew away all my expectations. There’s nothing like walking into a world you created and seeing your imaginary friends come to life.
I knew what was going on before anyone told me. I pointed around the set as I narrated: “They are going to hang that star on the barn. The horses are named Butch and Sundance. And that big red truck is going to break down because I WANT it to break down.”
I got it all right except for one thing. “Actually, Angela, the truck really did break down.” Oops.
Not only was I in on the inside jokes, but I kind of made them up. For example, during the “almost kissing” scene, Josh’s brother walks into the kitchen to look for ice cream. The actors got a good laugh afterwards whenever they were practicing the kissing scene because the actress would turn away with an “I’m going out for ice cream.”
I was only on location for one day, but it was the best day. I saw them film both kisses, the mentor scene, and we were extras in the cowboy ball. (I’m the one in the blue dress who signs up for the silent auction.)
However, my husband Jim was really bummed we couldn’t be there for the scene in the auto repair shop. He took his own coveralls just in case he could be an extra mechanic. We joked with the actress about it, and when we watched the final cut, we were surprised to see her call back into the shop to a “Jim.” I messaged her to ask if she did that on purpose, and she said she did. Such a sweet tribute.
On our last day, we ate breakfast at the Western Café (another film location) with the director, and we visited the jewelry shop where my hero had a necklace made for the heroine with the logo of her ranch on it. Jim gave me the exact same necklace for Christmas.
Everyone was so fun and nice, and even if I someday get to have another book made into a movie, I don’t think it could top this experience. I really hope you enjoy both the novel and the film. And may the message of how “you are a treasure” carry you forward toward your own dreams.
About the Author
Angela Ruth Strong sold her first Christian romance novel in 2009 then quit writing romance when her husband left her. Twelve years later, God has shown her the true meaning of love, and there’s nothing else she’d rather write about. Her books have since earned TOP PICK in Romantic Times, won the Cascade Award, and been Amazon best-sellers. Her book Finding Love in Big Sky filmed on location in Montana and will air in spring of 2022. She also writes non-fiction for SpiritLed Woman. To help aspiring authors, she started IDAhope Writers where she lives in Idaho, and she teaches as an expert online at WRITE THAT BOOK.
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To celebrate her tour, Angela is giving away the grand prize package of a movie package with a $25 gift certificate to the movies, popcorn, popcorn bowl, and an autographed copy of Finding Love in Big Sky, including author notes in the margins!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.