It's time for another 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!

A SPARK OF ROMANCE by USA Today Bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt is in this week's spotlight. Here's what a reviewer had to say about the book:

“The characters, interactions and charged atmosphere along with relatable qualities and individual traits add realism and diversity, transforming into genuine charismatic personalities. The scenes are strikingly sharp with abundant details and vivid descriptions creating an elaborate backdrop that makes the storyline pop. Fantastic job Jamie, thanks for sharing this bad boy with us.”—Amazon Reviewer

Here's the blurb for A SPARK OF ROMANCE:

Is she out of reach?

Fire Chief and former Army sergeant Kayleigh Baker is determined to save Mulberry's annual Fourth of July fireworks display. She doesn’t want to disappoint the kids and the fireworks are a bittersweet memory of her mom’s last summer. As the town prepares for the summer parade and picnic, Kayleigh works to convince her former high school crush — now the straight-laced police chief — to help her cause.

Does he stack up?

Police Chief Liam MacAvoy doesn’t like the chaos the fireworks cause for his department and can't hide his relief when they’re cancelled. But now he’s got the woman he’s been in love with for as long as he can remember asking for his help. How can he say no? What he’d really like is to show her that fireworks and town traditions are not the only things worth fighting for.

Can the boy next door and the town hero find the courage to finally seize their chance at love?

To read the book, click here!

Oh, fireworks and a second chance romance! Perfect for July! I can't wait to see what happens with these two. I'm really hoping the fireworks soar both in the sky on the Fourth of July and within each of them. 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 (July 29th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, July 27th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Mary Preston. Please see comments on how to claim your prize. ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, July 14th to Monday, July 20th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 07/27/20. 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 Jamie for sponsoring a tote bag and for donating books for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms.