Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway: The Bluebird Bet by Cheryl Harper

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The Bluebird Bet (Welcome to Tall Pines # 2)The Bluebird Bet
(Welcome to Tall Pines #2)
Cheryl Harper
Adult Contemporary Romance
March 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming


Winning isn't everything...

To other people Dr. Elaine Watson never loses. Period. So she won't miss out on a chance to restore the Bluebird Bed-and-Breakfast. The owner's son, Dean Collins, seems just as determined as she is. A famous photojournalist, he hasn't been home in years, so why does he want to turn the Bluebird, a charming old B and B, into a fishing camp?

With just a few weeks to create the winning plan, Elaine has no choice but to spend time with the guy. She's drawn to the handsome, wounded man, but being with Dean would mean giving up the future she's been dreaming of... And Dr. Elaine Watson never gives up.



The Bluebird Bet: a conversation between Dr. Elaine Watson and her favorite patient

Elaine Watson has built the busiest practice in Tall Pines, but she’s starting to believe she needs something more. When her favorite patient mentions his plans to hit the road, she immediately starts to dream about buying his bed-and-breakfast.

If you could open your own hotel or bed-and-breakfast, where would it be?

“What are you going to do with the Bluebird? I spent some great summers there, so if you’re thinking of selling, I’d love to make an offer.” 

At that moment, anyone checking Elaine’s pulse would definitely be concerned. She’d been working and saving forever without any notion what she was hoping for.

Now she knew. This inn was meant to be hers.

The frown that wrinkled his brow was unusual. No matter how sad he might be, Robert Collins always smiled. The day he’d walked into the emergency clinic with chest pains, he’d led with a joke and did his best to keep the mood light while the nurses scurried around him. 

“Well, now, here’s the problem.” He sighed. “You remember Dean, right?”

“Sure. Vaguely.” Dean Collins was a few years older than she was. He’d been around the Bluebird Bed-and-Breakfast the summers she’d visited, but neither one of them had taken much notice of the other. To her, he’d always seemed so wild and mysterious. “And I’ve seen some of his work.” She was going to leave it at that. A son who would let his father recover from heart surgery alone didn’t rate very high in her book even if he’d won awards for his photography. No matter how she struggled to manage her mother’s wild mood swings, she’d never desert her.

“Well, he’s in town. Showed up out of the blue last week, moved into his old bedroom like he hadn’t been gone and announced he wants to reopen the inn.” He shook his head. “Just like that. I was surprised, to say the least.”

She was, too. The ache of disappointment that settled in her chest was silly. She hadn’t even had a chance to buy the Bluebird, much less actually lost one.

Don’t be so emotional, Elaine. He’s been planning to leave it to his son, of course. That’s what families do. There’s no need to take it personally.

She forced a smile. “Well, that’s good, then. You won’t have to worry about the Bluebird while you’re seeing America the beautiful.” And she’d keep on working, saving her money for who knows what, and ignore the strange dissatisfaction that was getting harder to shake even with double emergency shifts and crazy office days.

About the Author

Cheryl Harper discovered her love for books and words as a little girl, thanks to a mother who made countless library trips and an introduction to Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House stories. Cheryl enjoys strong characters that make her laugh. Now she spends her days searching for the right words while she stares out the window and her dog snoozes beside her.

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- $25 Amazon gift card (open internationally)
- Signed print copies of A Minute on the Lips & The Bluebird Bet (US only)
- 5 ebooks of The Bluebird Bet (to be gifted through Amazon or B&N)
Ends March 24th

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  1. This sounds so sweet

  2. I don't know if the cover is my favorite, but the story sounds like a good one, heartbreaking, but good.

  3. Hozier's duet with Annie Lennox in this years Grammys is still on my mind!

  4. Kristy Petree3/6/15, 11:25 AM

    Both books sound great, thanks for this giveaway chance!

  5. BerkeleyHapa3/6/15, 7:04 PM

    Love books about re-opening old inns/hotels! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  6. Debbie Snell3/7/15, 8:34 AM

    This sounds fantastic. I cant wait to read it. :) I also love reading about the author - even its just a little about them Thanks for sharing

  7. Molli Vandehey3/7/15, 6:50 PM

    awwww... this sounds kind of like a storyline on glimore girls. always my dream to open an inn!


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