Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Trouble in Willow Falls by Pat Nichols

The Trouble in Willow Falls JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Trouble in Willow Falls by Pat Nichols, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


The Trouble in Willow Falls by Pat Nichols Title: The Trouble in Willow Falls
Series: Willow Falls #2
Author: Pat Nichols
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: November 8, 2019

After a scathing blogger review and a negative Atlanta television newscast tarnish Willow Falls’ reputation as a secluded North Georgia tourist destination, the town council votes to use the remainder of its annual budget to hire a PR firm to restore the town's image. At a town-hall meeting, angry residents brainstorm ideas to boost Willow Falls’ appeal. When a second Atlanta television station announces plans to film a segment for its Around Georgia series, residents invest their time and limited resources to spruce up Main Street’s appearance. Willow Post editor Emily Hayes can't help but shake her head at her town's desperate efforts.

For months, Emily has submitted her novel to numerous publishers but received only rejections. When famous artist Naomi Jasper offers Emily much-needed cash to finish writing, then cast and direct a play about Willow Falls’ colorful history, Emily faces a difficult decision—postpone the rewrite of her novel or accept the project. After convincing her sister, Rachel Streetman, to partner with her, Emily puts her dreams on hold and agrees to take on the play. Failure to deliver is not an option.

All her life Rachel has dreamed of becoming a stage actress, so when she receives an invitation to audition for a respected Broadway director, Rachel abandons her sister and the Willow Falls play. But an incident with the director sends her reeling back into the arms of Charlie Bricker, her one true love. Out of options, Rachel reluctantly accepts her part in the town play with the slim hope that her performance might kick-start her career.

If anyone understands broken hearts, it's Willow Inn’s beloved innkeeper, Sadie Liles. Sadie has learned to live with the fact that love is the last thing she'll ever find. Then he walks through the front door.

As the town prepares for Redding Arms’ grand opening, five newcomers and one British tourist test the town’s quirky, lovable, argumentative residents’ souls. Digging deep to deal with the strife, bickering, and personal backstabbing will test Willow Falls in ways the small town never imagined. Could it be that the trouble in Willow Falls is the very thing that reminds its residents that honesty, love, and loyalty to one another is what binds them together?

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When I seen the cover of this book I knew I had to pick it up. I wasn't disappointed.
Nichols is a new to me author and I am now a forever fan.
This book will be making you want to root for the people in this town as they pull together to make things happen. After all, it takes more than one individual or many hands to help things along. 

I was hooked from page one until the very end!! This book will also leave you thinking about it long after it's done.

Nichols is simply fantastic! She has made this story believable and realistic. And she can also make you believe that you really live there! 
Enjoy the wonderful scenes as Rachel and Emily devise ways to create activities that can help revive their town from certain trouble.  The way these two sisters work together is certainly special! I very much enjoyed their story along with Sadie.  
I love how books especially this one can have special messages along with second chances at life.  I feel that this can happen in real life too. That's what makes this  an interesting book. It's believable.
This book will also want to make you snicker in some places
I can relate to a small town feel. I'm from two of them. 
Rejection can be cruel but I felt that Emily handles that pretty well.  Sometimes rejection can make us that much more determined to succeed in what we really want to do in our lives. Or it can break you. It all depends on how you want to take it. 
I would love to have each and every one of the residents as my neighbors. They sure are awesome! Yes, there are people that want to complain but that is what goes along with having neighbors. Some are just never satisfied unless they have something to complain about. 
This is a great story and one that I would reread again even if it's just to check up on my neighbors and see how they are doing lol!!
I didn't know that there was another book to this series. I am going to need to read this one too. 
I highly recommend this book.
My thanks to Just Reads Tours for this wonderful opportunity to read and review this book.
NO compensations were received and all opinions are my own.


Pat Nichols

Retired from a twenty-seven-year corporate career, Pat Nichols draws on her experience in seven different management positions working with hundreds of amazing women from all walks of life to create stories about women facing tension-laced challenges and heart-warming triumphs in the pursuit of their dreams. Her debut novel, The Secret of Willow Inn, Willow Falls series book one, released January 2019. Book two, The Trouble in Willow Falls, released November 2019 and book three is slated for 2020.  She received the 2017 CRW Woman of the Year Award and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Word Weavers International.

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  1. Looking forward to reading this one.

  2. Great review! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  3. Thanks for sharing your book and I enjoyed getting to know about it. Thanks as well for the giveaway.

  4. Awesome feature here, good to stop by.

  5. Thanks for your review! Book sounds interesting! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  6. Wonderful review! Thank you for sharing this charming series.

  7. Book sounds really cute! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  8. This is a new series for me. I love books set in small towns.


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