Get to know Rafe and Olivia from Fear of Falling by Catherine Lanigan (Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway)

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Welcome to my tour stop! This book has such a sweet cover and interesting premise. The author shares a little about each of the two main characters, and subsequently love interests, below. Check that all out and enter the giveaway...

Fear of Falling: Shores of Indian LakeFear of Falling
(Shores of Indian Lake #5)
by Catherine Lanigan
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
March 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming


Her best bet is to stay away

Was Olivia hearing this right? The one man in Indian Lake she'd found truly intriguing since, well, forever—the hopelessly handsome heir to the region's most successful farming operation, Rafe Barzonni—was involved in horse racing? That made him, and her sudden attraction, downright dangerous. He wasn't just out of her league. He was a gambler. Like her father. With the shame of her father's racetrack betting addiction still haunting her, Olivia can't be part of that world. Rafe's world. She can't trust him, or his magnetism. But there's something deep in his incredible blue eyes that keeps drawing her closer…

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Character Snapshots
Rafe Barzonni has spent his life trying to live up to his father’s high standards. He diligently works his father’s farm as the dutiful son. Rafe is honest, but prideful. Handsome, but not conceited. He is generous and deeply loving of his mother and brothers. His youngest brother, Nate, ran off to join the Navy right after high school and became a cardiac surgeon. His older brother, Gabe, dreamed of his own vineyard and fulfilled all his dreams when he married Liz Crenshaw. Rafe, the second eldest, has never wanted to leave his father. He and his father share a love of race horses and each spurs the other to higher aspirations for their horse. When Angelo Barzonni dies in Rafe’s arms, Rafe is flooded with guilt and remorse. He feels he should have saved his father. Beat on his chest harder. Had more medical training. Something. Once his father dies, Rafe must re-think all his life plans. When Olivia enters his life, he’s still angry that his father died, guilt and grief-stricken. He’s a bit surprised that she makes him paint a golden glow around his future, at the same time he senses resistance from her that he doesn’t understand.

Olivia Melton’s father was a gambling addict and lost the family savings at the race track. He abandoned his wife and daughter and has never returned. Olivia and her mother, Julia, struggled through very rough days afterward but together they started the Indian Lake Deli and Catering. Working side by side, mother and daughter have mutual respect and deep love. Olivia has shown exceptional talent for photography and though Julia has encouraged Olivia to send her photos to magazines for publication, Olivia is afraid of rejection. As long as she pretends that she will approach publishers in the future, she’s been “safe” from heartache. When Olivia and her mother are hired to cater Angelo Barzonni’s funeral, Olivia is thrown together with Rafe. She’s met Rafe a few times in the past, usually at Austin McCreary’s house (KATIA’S PROMISE) when she catered functions there, but she’s always been invisible to handsome Rafe.

When Olivia discovers that Rafe intends to race his Thoroughbred in the Indian Lake Hospital Horse Race, Olivia’s long-buried terrors about gambling surface and she finds that she’s falling in love with the one man in the world who could hurt her more than any.

— Catherine

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About the Author

Catherine Lanigan is the bestselling author of over thirty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, “Chocolate for a Woman’s Heart”, Chocolate for a Woman’s Spirit”. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over a dozen languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. Ms. Lanigan’s novels are also available on audio-cassette, CD and on electronic format. A prolific writer, she is always writing wonderful stories. She has several titles only available in ebook format on Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Her novel, The Christmas Star, won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine for December, 2002, and has also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader’s Preference. In March, 2006 Divine Nudges: Tales of Angelic Intervention and the second in Lanigan’s Angel Watch series of books, was published by HCI, the Chicken Soup for the Soul publisher.

Tour Schedule

March 7th: Launch
March 9th: Becky on Books
March 10th: Getting Your Read On
March 14th: Reading Addict & Colorimetry
March 15th: Mel's Shelves
March 18th: Thoughts of a Blonde
March 20th: Grand Finale

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