Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaways: The Good Father by Tara Taylor Quinn

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The Good FatherThe Good Father
(Where Secrets Are Safe #6)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
June 1st 2015 by Harlequin


Starting over…again

It seems a lifetime ago that Brett Ackerman wanted to share his life with Ella Wales. He really believed he could put his abusive family history behind him…until he realized it would always be part of him. Then he pushed her away. Hard.

Now Ella's back as part of the High Risk Team at The Lemonade Stand, the unique women's shelter Brett founded. And she needs his help with a family crisis. But even now, Brett can't admit he still loves her. Until one night of passion with Ella turns Brett into the one thing he fears the most—a father.


Guest Post by Tara Taylor Quinn

Tara's Rose

I’ve recently discovered that I have an affinity with plants. I sat down to write the first book in the Where Secrets Are Safe series, Wife By Design, and the hero shows up at The Lemonade Stand – the unique women’s shelter around which the series is revolving – as a landscaper. Kind of threw me for a loop. I know very little about landscaping. I tried to convince him he was something else. He kept coming back as a landscaper. So I did some research. Throughout the entire writing of the book. My hero was designing a Garden of Renewal and as I wrote, I wanted one. Badly. I wanted a place where I could go sit and be surrounded by nature, by beautiful plants and find serenity.

Lantana at Night

I live in a neighborhood. With a not huge yard. It’s Arizona. Unless you want to live in the desert with the added joy of scorpions and rattlesnakes as roommates, you pretty much have to live in a neighborhood with a not huge lot. No matter the size of your house.

My Geranium
I’ve also never been one to grow anything successfully. So I mostly haven’t tried. But I really wanted my own ‘Garden of Renewal’. So I bought a plant. Six of them actually. Lantana. I’d heard it was pretty much impossible to kill and I loved the golden orange-red flower. I found an older fountain. Painted it. I’m blessed to have a husband who’s good with all manly things and he gave me underground electric from my fountain to the barn where the on off switch lives. He also gave me underground irrigation. I designed my little garden. Put in my six plants – all the same kind. I added a special plaster fisherman who has emotional meaning to me. And a little garden flag just because it made me smile when I saw it. That was almost a year ago. My plants were eaten by bunnies. Down to the dirt. If I looked carefully I saw nubs in the dirt. Maybe. But I persevered. I kept hoping. Said a little prayer that if the bunnies would let my plants get big enough to survive, I’d share the bottom flowers with them and be happy with the tops for my viewing pleasure. Last month, when the plants topped the bottom of the fountain – and a two foot space around it as well – my husband installed electric landscape lighting for me.

I’ve added Bougainvillea to my oasis. Two rose bushes that are both blooming this week. Geraniums.  And most recently, to the shepherd’s hook out at the end of our driveway, a hanging plant.

Tara's Bougainvillea

Being at The Lemonade Stand, where secrets are safe, is very good for me! The Good Father is book six in this series. Brett Ackerman founded The Lemonade Stand, but doesn’t trust it with his secrets. Still, he wants everyone to find acceptance, support, and hopefully happiness and hope here, too. Whether for one book, or the nine so far in the works, I hope you’ll give us a try.

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About the Author

The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. She is known for delivering deeply emotional and psychologically astute novels of suspense and romance. Tara is a recipient of the Reader’s Choice Award, a five time finalist for the RWA Rita Award, the Reviewer’s Choice Award, the Bookseller’s Best Award and appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists. Tara is the past-president of Romance Writers of America and served eight years on that board of directors. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning and is a frequent guest speaker. In her spare time Tara likes to travel, climb Arizona mountains, and inline skate.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233. 

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As part of Spend the Summer with Tara Taylor Quinn, Tara is holding a contest for those who share on social media about how they love life during the summer! Each day you can share an image, picture, or quote, linking to her events' landing page ( to enter to win ONE BIG SUMMER BASKET!!! We'll be pulling the best submissions and voting for the top one during her Facebook Party on July 16th. Pull out your creative juices and share your joy of summer, be it with friends, family, or the love of your life!

Beach-themed basket will include: shell wind chime, shell choker and matching bracelet, beach/flip flop note cards, picture frame, 4x6 picture album, plus some surprise print copies of Tara's books (including Once Upon a Friendship).

Share must be public to be eligible. Can enter once each day. US only. Giveaway ends July 16th.

Tour-Wide Giveaways

(All to one winner - US only.)
$10 VISA Gift Card
Copies of all five books on Tara's Summer Tour
Spend the Summer with TTQ T-Shirt
Ends July 16th

$10 VISA Gift Card & ebook of The Good Father (INT)
Print copy of The Good Father & a Spend the Summer with TTQ T-shirt (US only)
ebook of The Good Father (INT)
Ends July 16th

1 comment

  1. This sounds good...but book 6. I don't know if I am ready for a six book commitment. I have so many books to read already


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