Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for With You I Am by Cleopatra Margot, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOKTitle: With You I Am Series: Bryant Family #1 Author: Cleopatra Margot Publisher: Faith to Love Publishing Release Date: June 21, 2021 Genre: Contemporary Christian romance Event coordinator Noelle Carter’s main priority is running the successful company her grandparents founded. After all, they’re the ones who raised her, and she’s the one they entrusted their company to after their deaths. So when a letter comes across her desk inviting her to plan the Spring Fling in her grandmother’s hometown of Balsam Falls, Nebraska, she’s faced with a choice: stay and work on maintaining Carter, Inc.’s current success, or go and take a leap of faith–outside of her comfort zone. For contractor Wynn Bryant, helping others is the key to life’s greatest blessings. Over the past ten years, he and his brother have built homes for those who need them, creating a reputable name for themselves. Between that and helping out at the Serendipity Inn, his parents’ bed and breakfast, he’s put his other dreams on the back burner for now. Until the mayor ropes him into restoring The Gardens with a beautiful but guarded young CEO from Mississippi. Connected by a desire to help others, Wynn and Noelle dive into restoring a neglected piece of Balsam Falls’s history while learning from, and of, their own pasts. Together they uncover past secrets, current challenges, and help each other discover healing and forgiveness in ways neither imagined. Will their discoveries lead to love, or are some things better left as they are? PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon
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You can read some excerpts from With You I Am here!
I’m thrilled to share a couple of excerpts with you today from With You I Am, Cleopatra Margot’s first book in the new Bryant Family series. Her clear voice brings her characters vividly to life in her readers’ minds. I love this first excerpt and what it tells us about faith.
John nodded. “We are. And we’re blessed to have you in our lives. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that you’re here now.”
“No. God doesn’t do coincidences. He only does carefully organized miracles that, by some people’s standards, are not miracles at all. But believe me, when you look back at this time some day, you’ll realize it. I’ve realized that many times over about my accident. Probably not in the midst of what feels like a trial, but I can promise you that it will make sense one day, because God always keeps his promises. Even the ones we didn’t know He made.” His smile was gentle and fatherly as he rose, tucking his hands into the pockets of his slacks. “And Noelle?”
She shaded her eyes as she looked up at him. “Yes?”
“If you’d like to know the way to my son’s heart, it’s through honesty and truth. That said, a little ice cream never hurt anybody.”
This second excerpt sets up a meeting between two characters in a fantastic way. I predict you’ll want to know what happens next, after you read this!
Loud, insistent knocking paired with a growl of thunder forced Wynn from his otherwise peaceful sleep. He squinted as he tried to get his bearings. What time was it? His fingers were still sleepy and lackadaisical, apparently, because he fumbled to grab his glasses and slide them on as the knocking intensified. Who was banging on his door at—he tapped the top of his alarm clock—two in the morning when it was raining and thundering and lightning?
When whoever it was failed to stop, he groaned and rolled out of bed, pulling on his T-shirt from the night before on his way out the door. Nova trailed behind him, her own growl more menacing than most people expected from a sweet girl like her. Lightning flashed, illuminating a short-ish person on his porch through one of the glass panes on the side of his front door. He hoped Ember hadn’t decided she wanted to have a chat in the middle of a rainy night—that had happened before, which was what concerned him.
But really? They’d been at the party until a little after ten, then torn everything down when the clouds got too dark and stormy looking, so did tonight have to be the night for it? He’d see his sister in only a few hours for church, lunch, and whatever came after that. Couldn’t she wait?
Wynn motioned for Nova to stay back, then pulled open his door. “Ember, if you—”
It wasn’t Ember.
I love both those excerpts. And that second one–wonderful! A reader’s imagination conjures up so many ways that scene could play out!
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.