Here's the next 2020 “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway feature. Usually these follow the Mother's Day tote bag projects, but this year that is on hold. As soon as we can reschedule the authors and I will get tote bags to the three Fisher Houses. But until then, enjoy these books from the authors who will be sponsoring the 2020 Mother's Day thermal bags for three Washington state Fisher Houses—VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle, Madigan Army Medical Center at JBLM, and VA Portland Health Care System in Vancouver. They will also be participating in the big readers giveaway at the end of the project!

LOVE, LIES & LAVENDER by D.E. Malone is featured in this week's spotlight. This is the first book in her Blueberry Point Romance Book 1. Here's what I reviewer had to say about the book:

“Such a lovely, sweet romance! Loved the story line and the characters, even the grumpy Jorie! Makes me want to go visit a lavender farm. I can smell it now!”—Amazon Reviewer

Here's the blurb for LOVE, LIES & LAVENDER:

Old Scars Are No Match For a Second Chance at Love

Widow Hilary Larkin knows one thing: spending a week at an idyllic lakeshore inn in the Minnesota Northwoods is the last place she wants to be. But she can hardly tell her late husband's sister “no” when the woman pays for her cross-country trip to a small farms conference so Hilary can learn how to be an innkeeper, a dream she shared with Will before his accident. Now the thought of renovating the dilapidated house adjacent to Larkin Farms⏤and fulfilling her husband's wish⏤is just dragging her down. And it certainly doesn't help that her sister-in-law cancelled plans to join Hilary after a family crisis forces her to stay behind.

Along comes Dane Porter, lavender farmer and guest speaker at the conference, and talk soon turns to more than just farming. Even though he locked up his heart after his ex-wife betrayed him, he's drawn to the beautiful and complicated Hilary. But the ring on her finger sets a boundary he would never cross.

Falling head over boots for Hilary, Dane still worries putting his trust in another woman could lead to heartbreak. And Hilary has her own shadows from the past, ones her meddling sister-in-law might use to ruin Hilary's chance of finding love again.

Will two people from different worlds overcome their pain for the perfect second chance?

To read the book, click here!

I enjoyed D.E.'s Hearts in Hendricks series so I'm looking forward to this one. The cover just caught my eye. So beautiful. And the story sounds very emotional and love main characters sound very interesting. Though I'm not sure I'm going to like the meddling sister-in-law though. What do you think?

Tell me in the comment section to be entered to win a $5 Amazon gift card (sent via email). If the winner would rather have a Starbucks e-card, that's okay, too! I'll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Monday morning (June 29th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, July 6th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Andrea (no last name). See comments on how to claim your prize! **

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, June 23rd to Monday, June 19th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 07/6/20. Odds of winning are determined by the number of entries. Not responsible for loss or damage during shipping. Unclaimed prizes will be given away at a later date, either here on the website or on my Facebook page. Void where prohibited.

A special thanks to D.E. Malone for sponsoring a tote bag and for donating books for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms.