We're halfway through February and I have the another2019 project “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway feature for you. In these posts, you get to hear about a book and have a chance to win a prize! Each featured author helped with the 2019 Mother's Day thermal bags that were donated to 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. I'll be starting work on the 2020 project next week!

NOBODY SAID IT'D BE EASY by Patty Blount is in this week's spotlight. Here's what a reviewer had to say about Roxanne's book:

“Patty Blount's Nobody Said It'd Be Easy is a sweet, heartwarming story with genuine emotion and a Single Dad To-Die-For!” – New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra

Here's the blurb for NOBODY SAID IT'D BE EASY:

They say time heals all wounds…

It’s been two years since former engineer Gabriel Ivers lost his wife and accepted a job as a building superintendent to be home with his children. His focus is being both mom and dad to his girls, until the beautiful Amelia Blake moves next door and reminds him he’s a man as well as a dad. Just as he begins to hope that his life can once again hold more than homework, chores, and movie-and-manicure nights with his girls, he discovers the reason for the fragility beneath Lia's warm smile.

Lia is trying to move on with her life after a miscarriage ends all hope for a baby, and a subsequent betrayal destroys her marriage. She’s charmed by her new neighbor with his sparkling manicure, multi-colored hair clips, and his brood of girls, but disturbed by the sexual tension that sizzles between them. Gabe and his daughters remind her of everything she’s always wanted and it would be so easy to take what he's offering her. But is she ready to risk her heart again, especially when her heart isn't the only one in play?

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard. Good thing Gabe is a fighter who's determined to prove to Lia he’s in this for the long haul…the rest of their lives.

To buy your copy, click here!

Oh, this sounds like a fabulous single dad romance. Emotional yet cute, too. I can't wait to find out what happens between Gabe and Lia. 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 (February 24th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, March 2nd to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Gina Cole. Please see comment section on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, February 11th to Monday, February 24th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 03/02/20. 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 Patty for sponsoring a tote bag for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.