Thursday, June 18, 2015

I’ll Stand By You by Sharon Sala Spotlight Tour


No one is alone

Dori Grant is no stranger to hardship. As a young single mother in the gossip-fueled town of Blessings, Georgia, she's weathered the storm of small-town disapproval most of her life. But when Dori loses everything within the span of an evening, she realizes she has no choice but to turn to her neighbors.

As long as there is love to give

Everyone says the Pine boys are no good, but Johnny Pine has been proving the gossips wrong ever since his mother died and he took over raising his brothers. His heart goes out to the young mother and child abandoned by the good people of Blessings. Maybe he can be the one to change all that...

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“Nothing means a damn thing if I don’t have my baby.”

“And now we get to my suggestion. Do you like Johnny Pine?”

“Yes, of course. He’s been wonderful to us.”

“No, I mean, could you like him as relationship material?”

“That possibility exists,” she said.

“Good. Now let me talk to Johnny.”

She handed the phone back to Johnny.

“Now he wants to talk to you.”

She took the baby and Johnny took the phone.

“Yeah?”

“I have a suggestion that could bring an end to your troubles.”

“Like what?”

“Do you like Dori?”

“Well, sure. She’s great.”

“Do you like her enough to consider a personal relationship with her?”

Johnny looked at Dori, then cupped her face and ran his thumb down the side of her jaw.

“Yes, I like her enough to consider a personal relationship.”

Dori shivered beneath his touch as she realized Butterman was asking Johnny the same question he’d asked her.

“Put the phone on speaker,” Butterman said.

“Just a minute,” Johnny said and then pressed a button. “Okay, you’re on speaker now.”

“Here’s the deal,” Butterman said. “You two are very young to have such adult responsibilities. You’re both trying to take care of your families on your own, and now DFCS has their nose in your business and is threatening you with removing the children from your custody, right?”

“Right,” they said.

“So this would end tomorrow if you were married.”

Johnny took a quick breath, started to speak, and then found himself staring at Dori instead, waiting for her reaction.

Dori already knew Johnny cared for her because he’d told her. What he didn’t know was that she was very attracted to him.

“Well? Did both of you faint or what?” Butterman asked.

“I’m game if she is,” Johnny said.

“I’m willing to do whatever it takes to keep our boys,” Dori said.

Butterman chuckled. “Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials. If it were me, I wouldn’t waste any time. Go get the license and find a preacher, and your trouble with Miss Carter is a thing of the past. I assume I am invited to the wedding.”




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Veronica☆☆☆☆☆
This is the story of Dori and Johnny, seen not only through their eyes but the eyes of various members of the town of Blessings, Georgia. Dori is an almost 18 year old unwed single mum. Johnny is a 20 year old doing his best to raise his two younger brothers. They are working hard trying to make a better life when tragedy strikes and brings them together.

I'll Stand By You takes place over a short period of time and shows how quickly life can change, for worse and for better. The true colours of the town folk shine through when some step up to the plate to help and do the right thing, and others behave in a selfish and vindictive manner. We are given an interesting cast of characters including Johnny's brothers, a lawyer named Peanut, and Ruby who runs the local beauty parlour.

Certain events in this book infuriated and horrified me. Others melted my heart and made me teary. Dori and Johnny's romance is understated and handled beautifully. It was such a joy to read.

This book has left me smiling. I'll Stand By You is a wonderful story and I'm hoping that the author will write more about the town of Blessings, Georgia.




Sharon Sala, who has also written under the name Dinah McCall, has 85-plus books in print, published in four different genres—Romance, Young Adult, Western, and Women’s Fiction, and her Young Adult books have been optioned for film. She has been named a RITA finalist seven times by Romance Writers of America, and in 2011 they named her the recipient of the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Her books are New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly bestsellers and published in many different languages. She lives in Oklahoma, the state where she was born.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of I’ll Stand By You (Blessings, Georgia #2) by Sharon Sala to read and review for this tour.

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