Can she let go... Trust My Heart by Carol J. Post (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

This is a new-to-me author and a sweet story. Check out my review and the giveaway below...

Trust My Heart
Trust My Heart
by Carol J. Post
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 261 Pages
October 25th 2016 by Waterfall Press


Grant McAllister arrives in Murphy, North Carolina, with one aim: to sell his inherited property and leave as quickly as possible.

The big-city lawyer has no interest in his late, estranged grandparents or the dilapidated mansion he just acquired. After his high-profile divorce, he should be avoiding perky reporters, too. But Jami Carlisle is honest, funny, and undeniably appealing.

After breaking up with her safe-but-smothering boyfriend, Jami is determined to ace her first big assignment. A story about the McAllister estate is too intriguing to ignore—much like its handsome, commitment-phobic heir. Thanks to her digging, the pieces of Grant’s fraught family history are gradually fitting into place, but also upending all his old beliefs.

The two draw closer as they share their dreams, until misread signals and misunderstandings begin to test their trust. But in the unspoiled beauty of the Smoky Mountains, there’s healing and forgiveness to be found. And for Grant, this unplanned detour may be just what’s needed to finally guide him home…

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My Review

TRUST MY HEART was foremost about opening ones heart to love, forgiveness, and God. It was a heartfelt and sweet story with small-town charm, friendships, and romance. If you enjoy inspirational contemporary romance, then you may enjoy this one. 

- I really liked these characters and not only the main characters, but the side characters as well.
- I loved the small-town charm and setting of the story, which adds a lot to the feel of the overall plot.
- The romance was super sweet, fun, and had some sparks. Those first few kisses... Just perfect. The romance was just how I like it.
- I liked that both characters had some hard things in their past and some things they had to work through.
- The story was an overall easy and quick read and enjoyable.
- I loved the old house left to Grant and could totally envision the future it should have. I'm so glad Grant took me up on that. ;)
- The inspirational moments were heartfelt and I liked seeing how the characters changed and opened up and that everything wasn't easy or wasn't resolved instantaneously.
- The side romance/plot about two other characters added some fun humor to the story and it was something that brought some laughs.
- I really liked Jami's two best friends and I'm hoping they'll both be the main focus of future stories.

- I like my stories to develop realistically. Early on in this one the two main characters were already falling in love and missing each other and they'd basically known each other for about three days, one of which they'd spent half of together. However, the author made it sound like they'd spent weeks together. Mix in the dogs who already have a routine too, but have only been with the heroine for a couple of days and it just compounded the issue. I had to ignore and move on to some, hopefully, realistic development in the relationship department.
- Both the MCs made these huge mistakes that were all misunderstandings. I got it the first time and I got how big these issues were, but I also didn't get the "I am in love and I'm so hurt, but I won't even talk to you about it" stuff. I, of course, wanted these guys to get their happily-ever-after, but I wasn't sure I felt it. You know?
- I like it when not all the little pieces tie up perfectly in the end if it makes it too perfect, particularly in contemporary fiction. This had to do with a particular character showing up towards the end of the story and the heroine getting a chance to do something about that aspect of her life, which I felt was unnecessary and made the story too perfect or less authentic. I would have been fine without that and her having just worked through things and showing that she had as she had told Grant.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I did have some hang-ups about this one, but overall, it was a story I enjoyed and the romance had some definite sparks and sweet moments. I also thought the inspirational elements were spot on. They weren't overly dramatized or preachy, but were meaningful and felt authentic.

Content: Clean

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Litfuse Publicity, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author

From medical secretary to court reporter to property manager to owner of a special-events decorating company, Carol J. Post's résumé reads as if she hasn't yet decided what she wants to be when she grows up. But one thing that has remained constant through the years is her love of writing. She started as a child composing poetry for family and friends, then graduated to articles for religious and children's publications. Now she pens fun, fast-paced inspirational romance and romantic suspense stories. Her books have been nominated for an RT Reviewers' Choice Best Book award and selected as an RT Top Pick. When Carol isn't writing, she enjoys sailing, hiking, camping---almost anything outdoors. She also plays the piano and sings with her music-minister husband. Their two grown daughters and their grandkids live too far away for her liking, so she now pours all her nurturing into taking care of a fat and sassy black cat and a highly spoiled dachshund.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

Will an unplanned detour finally guide Grant home and find love with an honest, funny, and undeniably appealing reporter named Jami? Find out in a heartwarming romance by Carol J. Post, Trust My Heart. Grant McAllister arrives in Murphy, North Carolina, with one aim: to sell his inherited property and leave as quickly as possible. After breaking up with her safe-but-smothering boyfriend, Jami is determined to ace her first big assignment. A story about the McAllister estate is too intriguing to ignore—but as the two draw closer as they share their dreams, misread signals and misunderstandings begin to test their trust.

Join Carol in celebrating the release of Trust My Heart by entering to win her $75 Cozy Cash Giveaway.


One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of Trust My Heart
  • A $75 Visa cash card
  • A basket full of goodies made in North Carolina to keep you cozy in the cooler fall weather

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on November 23. The winner will be announced November 28 on Carol's blog.


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