Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway: Love Overcomes by Angela Schroeder

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Anaiah Press proudly presents
LOVE OVERCOMES by Angela Schroeder
a contemporary romantic novel available on November 4!

Love Overcomes
by Angela Schroeder
Adult Contemporary Romance
November 4, 2014 by Anaiah Press                


Single mother Arabella Mackenzie never imagined that going to California with her sister Clara would have such a huge impact on her life. Since the end of a disastrous relationship, Arabella has been wary of wanting or needing anyone other than her family. But when she meets hunky actor, Jeremy Fowlis, she begins to have feelings for a man for the first time since her three year old son was born. Now, she needs to try to overcome her past and learn to trust again.

Jeremy is not used to women who don't want to date him, or at least show him off to their friends - he is an in-demand actor, after all. He is tired of the shallow, avaricious attention that he gets from the public, but when he meets intelligent, cautious Arabella, she doesn't even know his name. Arabella’s grounded beauty captivates him instantly, but, he is wary of getting involved with a single mother with a complicated past.

Can Arabella and Jeremy both overcome their doubts and fears in order to find love? 

Excerpt from Chapter One

Shoving back a curl that had fallen into her face, Arabella neatly folded tiny T-shirts to place into her son’s little red Avengers suitcase. Quiet footfalls stopped in the doorway, and she glanced over her shoulder to see her older sister leaning lightly against the doorframe of Liam’s room.

“How’s it going? Are you two almost packed?” Clara asked.

“Almost.” She replied. “I’m just finishing up a few last things for Liam. Are you all ready?”

Clara shrugged her shoulders, glancing around the room as if one of the pieces of furniture might have the answer. She blew out a breath and her voice cracked when she finally spoke. “Yeah, I packed … Then I unpacked and repacked different stuff. I couldn’t really decide what I should wear out there.”

“I’m sure you’ll be fine.” Arabella smiled encouragingly.

Clara pursed her lips. “It’s an exciting opportunity.”

“Well, yeah. Not everyone gets their book turned into a movie.” A grin flashed across Arabella’s face. “So, they actually want Winnie to be there, too? Do they realize he really does eat everything? The studio will be empty before they know it.”

“They want to see the dog that inspired the book. The animal trainer asked if I could bring him.” Clara gave a slight shake of her head and a small smile. “I don’t even know why I have to be out there. I don’t know anything about movies.” She picked up a tiny pair of blue jeans, folded them, and handed them off to her sister.

“I’m sure they want to have your point of view. It makes sense. I read in some magazine that Kelly Martin was an on-set consultant when they made The Afterlife of Lizzie Monroe into a movie. Besides, it’s just a month.” Arabella considered her sister who was now nibbling on her bottom lip. She was glad, for Clara’s sake, that the flight to California was tomorrow. She knew a lot of the stress of the trip was just waiting for it to arrive.

“That was a really good movie. Of course, the book was better.” Clara smiled and visibly relaxed, clearly choosing to move on to a different subject. “We should take the DVD with us. We can watch it on the plane.”

Arabella nodded, her mouth scrunching up. “Have you seen Liam? I don’t know where he put No Hop. If I don’t take that ratty thing he will cry for days.”

“He’s at the farm house getting spoiled. But, I think I saw No Hop on the couch down in the living room. ”

The two of them walked out of Liam’s bedroom and down the stairs. Arabella paused in the living room to collect Liam’s beloved bunny, turned back, and chucked it expertly up the stairs. It plopped on the ground directly in front of the bedroom doors. Clara raised her eyebrows.

“Just want to be sure not to forget it later.” Arabella laughed. “Did you drop off the flower garden quilt to Mrs. Johnson?”

Clara nodded, “She said it was perfect for her granddaughter’s bedroom.”

“Of course it’s perfect. Everyone loves your quilts. How many orders do you have to work on while we’re in California?”

“Only two. I figure if I hand stitch the pieces together during my free time, I can have both the quilts ready to be sewn together when we get home.” They stepped out into the hot, sticky July air and Clara groaned. “Do you think it’s this humid in California?”

“Isn’t it humid everywhere in July? I doubt California is much different than Iowa when it comes to that.” They walked across the gravel drive toward the large farmhouse, leaving their little cottage behind. An enormous white dog bounded up to them, jumping to put his muddy paws on Clara’s shoulders. “There’s our super star. Where’s your side kick, little man?” Clara asked, rubbing the big dog’s ears. Arabella looked at the wet muck on Clara’s shirt and rolled her eyes heavenward.

“I sincerely hope they were not playing together.” Her eyes searched across the large yard until they landed on a tiny, three-year-old little boy covered in mud. A very audible sigh escaped her.

“Good luck with that.” Clara grinned. Arabella watched her sister walk off toward the house while she continued on to her little mud monster.

“Momma, I made a mud castle!” Liam’s white teeth were brilliant against the mud covering his face, and his blue eyes shone triumphantly.

“I see that. We need to get you cleaned up for dinner. Where’s Mema? You were supposed to be with her.”

His muddy hand grasped hers.

“Getting carrots.” He bounced as they walked toward the house. “Mema says I get to go on an airplane.” His voice went a little shrill as he spoke, and his legs bounced a little higher. “That’s true. But, first, you need a bath,” she laughed.

Arabella smiled down at her son. He was the one good thing that she had done in her life.

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AngelaSchroeder About the Author

Angela was born and raised in Iowa, in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing.

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  1. You got so many books!!! And great ones, if I may add. I hope you will manage to read them all.

  2. So many great books! I absolutely love the cover for Fairy Tale Reform School. That sounds like a book I want to find out more about. Have a great week!

  3. It's fun to participate

  4. Mortal Heart is pre-ordered and I plan to devour it. Looking forward to your thoughts. Have a terrific week Tressa

  5. Cali Willette11/2/14, 11:24 AM

    Great giveaway and book. It sounds good. ;)

  6. A great many lovely books! I have Etiquette and Espionage and need to read it soon! I also have the second one, and since the third one is coming out I need to get busy

  7. Looks like a sweet book! Thanks for sharing the chapter excerpt!

  8. MORTAL HEART tops my list from these. I agree - lots of great books here.

  9. Nice book haul! Have fun reading :)

  10. Nice haul this week. I hope you enjoy them. Good luck with the Blog ahead challenge too!

    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

  11. thanks for the giveaway :)

  12. Great trailer! Thanks for sharing :)

  13. A pretty busy blog you have :)

    Here's mine:

  14. The cover doesn't make me want to read this book much at all, but the synopsis sounds pretty good. I do like single parent themes in books. Thanks for sharing! :]

  15. Thanks for stopping by, Cali!

  16. I'm about 15% in to this one and I'm hoping I'll really like it. It'll be the first book I read from this publisher, but I'd love to support them. We'll see. :)

  17. I like those themes too and the synopsis was what grabbed me. I'll be reviewing this later in the week.

  18. That is the million dollar question, isn't it? If I'll actually be able to read them all. I hope so. :) The bottom four need to be read in the next 60 days, so those for sure will get done.

  19. I know! Doesn't it look fabulous!! I'm hoping it's one I'll be able to share with my daughter and nieces.

  20. She's (Robin LaFevers) is coming to a bookstore about 30 mins from me tomorrow!!! I'm so glad my husband isn't so busy at work that he can be home in time for me to leave the kiddos with him while I go meet her. Woop!!

  21. You should totally join us! They're really fun books and we're reading about a chapter a day, so if you read two chapters a day you'd be through both the first and second books when we're ready to move onto the third. Either way, I hope you enjoy them when you do read them!

  22. It was really good. I'm going to see the author tomorrow and I'm really excited about it!! :)

  23. I've got my fingers crossed that Blog Ahead will really encourage me to get a lot done. :)

  24. It does tend to stay pretty busy. Thanks for stopping by again!

  25. oh another great book for my TBR pile :D this looks sweet

  26. Angela Schroeder11/3/14, 3:25 PM

    Thank you so much for having my book on here. It means a lot to me.

  27. Oh I have the first book that went with Mortal Heart. Gah. I so need to read that! Awesome progress on your posts! Woots!

  28. You're so welcome, Angela. Thanks for stopping by!

  29. I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

  30. I do now have a signed copy that I'll be giving away of the first book - of course you have that one, so that won't help you. :) I'm debating if I'll be giving this one away...

  31. This is pretty cool. The Walled City sounds interesting!

  32. Tracy Renee Snyder11/9/14, 3:40 PM



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