Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Softly Falling by Carla Kelly

Softly Falling blog tour

Softly FallingSoftly Falling
by Carla Kelly
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback, 406 Pages
November 11th 2014 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media


Fresh off the train from New York City, Lily Carteret arrives in picturesque Wyoming only to discover that her wayward father has lost his cattle ranch to a lowly cowboy in a card game!

Determined not to let her father’s folly ruin her life, Lily becomes a teacher on the ranch. There she learns that the handsome cowboy, Jack Sinclair, has some wild predictions about the upcoming winter—that it will be unlike anything Wyoming has ever seen. Lily must either cast off her skepticism to work with Jack or risk losing everything she holds dear.

This latest novel by bestselling romance author Carla Kelly is sure to please new and old fans alike. Stirring, tense, and filled with swoon-worthy moments, it’s a delectable read that will leave you begging for more!

You can read an excerpt here.

My Review

This is the third book from this author I've read and I've enjoyed them all. I'm so glad that Softly Falling did not disappoint. It was a sweet story about hardship, finding ones backbone and self, second chances, learning to forgive, and finding love in unexpected places. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and would definitely recommend it to sweet romance readers.

I appreciated that the romance wasn't the focal point of the story, although it definitely help drive it. I enjoyed the historical setting with its tidbits of information here and there from the time period. I also really loved so many of these characters, especially Lily and Jack! I loved the friendly and protective ranch hands, the feisty cat named "Freak," the four children taught by Lily, and the helpful and rather humorous butler. There were several sweet, humorous, and endearing moments. Lily and Jack are first and foremost friends. I loved how Jack feels so protective of Lily while also encouraging her to spread her wings.

There was enough romance, tension, and danger for the plot to engage me while also building a strong story. It wasn't fast-paced, but I enjoyed how the plot slowly develops and how I really got to know these characters. There were several heartbreaking and tender moments that touched my heart and made me smile. I'm looking forward to seeing what Kelly writes next!

Content: Clean

Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author
Carla Kelly
Award-winning author Carla Kelly is a veteran of the New York and international publishing world. The author of more than thirty novels and novellas for Donald I. Fine Co., Signet, and Harlequin, Carla is the recipient of two Rita Awards (think Oscars for romance writing) from Romance Writers of America and two Spur Awards (think Oscars for western fiction) from Western Writers of America. She is also a recipient of a Whitney Award for Borrowed Light and My Loving Vigil Keeping.


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  1. I just got this book too! My tour stop was last week though. Ha ha. I'm looking forward to reading it. I could use a good, clean romance. :)

  2. Some of her books are on my to-read list but I haven't read them yet. Thanks for sharing your review!

  3. Good review and giveaway! <3

  4. I have to admit it usually takes a couple of drinks before I get the courage to kiss anyone under the mistletoe !!! But Yes .... I've done it and in some cases it would be a kindness if I could scrub the memory from my brain lol!! :)

  5. Christy Maurer11/10/14, 1:12 PM

    No I haven't :( I don't even think I've seen real mistletoe!

  6. Tracy Renee Snyder11/10/14, 2:28 PM

    nope never have. I don't need a reason to kiss whoever I want. HO!!! HO!! Merry Christmas

  7. Reading your review it sounds like I'm not only going to enjoy the story, but the characters too.

  8. I've never kissed :P

  9. This sounds so fantastic! Great review! I am so excited to read it.

  10. Lol!!! I've only kissed my kids and my husband under there, so I think my experiences have been rather different. ;)

  11. We have Arizonan mistletoe, so some jalapenos hanging down. Lol!

  12. That could be a good thing. Wait until you've got someone who'll do it right. :)

  13. I was afraid I wouldn't get it in time. It literally came three days before my stop. It did take me some time to read because it's a little slower paced, but I really enjoyed it!

  14. I hope you enjoy them when you do get to them, Heidi!

  15. It was a solid story and felt authentic. Definitely slower paced, but I really enjoyed it.

  16. I hope you love it when you do. Just be prepared for a slower pace.

  17. Christy Maurer11/16/14, 2:22 PM

    LOL I guess that works.

  18. Thanks! :) I'm plannig on it! ;)

  19. Sadly no. Hopefully someday.

  20. Sherry Hoernig11/30/14, 3:38 PM

    Now that I think about it, I have never been kissed under the mistletoe........


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