Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for With You I Am by Cleopatra Margot, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Another book that completely got my attention when I saw the cover. I mean, don’t you want to just sit right there and look over the water with a great book!? I know I do.
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About the BookWith You I Am
Series: Bryant Family #1
Published by Faith to Love Publishing
on June 21, 2021
Genres: Christian, Contemporary, Romance
Amazon | ChristianBook.com
Event coordinator Noelle Carter's main priority is running the successful company her grandparents founded. After all, they're the ones who raised her, and she's the one they entrusted their company to after their deaths. So when a letter comes across her desk inviting her to plan the Spring Fling in her grandmother's hometown of Balsam Falls, Nebraska, she's faced with a choice: stay and work on maintaining Carter, Inc.'s current success, or go and take a leap of faith--outside of her comfort zone.
For contractor Wynn Bryant, helping others is the key to life's greatest blessings. Over the past ten years, he and his brother have built homes for those who need them, creating a reputable name for themselves. Between that and helping out at the Serendipity Inn, his parents' bed and breakfast, he's put his other dreams on the back burner for now. Until the mayor ropes him into restoring The Gardens with a beautiful but guarded young CEO from Mississippi.
Connected by a desire to help others, Wynn and Noelle dive into restoring a neglected piece of Balsam Falls's history while learning from, and of, their own pasts. Together they uncover past secrets, current challenges, and help each other discover healing and forgiveness in ways neither imagined. Will their discoveries lead to love, or are some things better left as they are?
Heads up Hallmark, you’ve got another book to make into a sweet summer movie! It’s got everything you need, great setting, friendly characters, a little back and forth between our hero and heroine, and so much more. The romance is on point – I could feel the tension from the beginning, but it wasn’t overwhelming and didn’t move too fast. And Balsam Falls? Well I just want to visit there. Maybe live there. It’s so quaint, family oriented, and charming. See, just like a Hallmark movie.
Wynn is such a great character. He has a hint of sarcasm and playfulness, which is probably some of my favorite attributes in a leading man. But what gets this reader in the ole’ heart strings is his faithfulness and loyalty to his family. Yes, he’s a really good guy – helps others out, builds houses for the needy for crying out loud, but he’s just this family guy. The way Wynn and Noelle are thrown together in this building project is perfect. Their characters really grow and learn from each other, as it should be in a relationship. I thought Margot did a fantastic job of writing their story.
Hallmark fans will really enjoy Margot’s latest release. The book is a little lengthy for a romance novel in my opinion, but that just means you get to hang out in Balsam Falls a little bit longer! I really hope we get to revisit these characters soon. I want to see what’s going on in their lives!!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Cleopatra Margot resides with her family and their golden retrievers in small town Nebraska. Inspiration for her novels comes from both real life + fictional storylines she dreams up. She was homeschooled alongside her two younger siblings, and she enjoys traveling with her family. When she’s not writing, Cleopatra enjoys reading, time with family and friends, spending time near water, playing games, and enjoying life.
(1) winner will receive a signed paperback book, a bookmark featuring a quote from the book, a vinyl sticker with a quote, and a $10 Starbucks gift card!
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