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ìSmall towns have big stories.î That was a lesson Katieís father taught her years ago. A lesson sheís taken to heart. And right now, Katie is desperate for a big story. Reeling from the recent loss of her father and with her agent breathing down her neck for the next book, the twenty-one-year-old writer picks a spot on the map and finds herself bound for a middle-of-nowhere town called Bishopville, South Carolina.
Taking a chance on the words of a local grocer, Katie stumbles upon a rare breed of dogs raised by the town doctor and his nephew Kyle. The only problem? Kyle isnít interested in telling storiesóespecially not to a big-city girl who canít seem to sit still. In an attempt to win him over as the clock winds down, Katie finds herself immersed in Kyleís world, doing everything but writing.
When inspiration finally strikes, Katie is faced with an unforeseen catastrophe and a truth she can no longer ignore. While she has come to love the dogs, the real story may be about Kyle Walker.
Writing Pearls Review –
Thank you Prism Book Tours for putting this together. We always enjoy a good book with a blog tour. Thanks for letting us be a part of the fun.
In an Oyster Shell – This book had an interesting concept but the execution could be slow at times. I am super impressed that this romance was written by a man it is a rare treat. That makes up for some of the slowness. I would say it’s a fun rainy day read. (See what I did there?)
The Pearls –
Being a writer myself, writer’s block is a frequent affair in my life. I thought a story about a writer finding inspirations was right up my alley. I liked the concept of this book. I like how it starts out with a writer who takes advice from her late father’s possessions and ends up in a backwoods town in South Carolina. I don’t know how much husband’s going to like me throwing a dart to acquire a location… but challenge accepted!
The theme of this book was timeless. There is a story anywhere you look. I thought the premise for this book was inspirational on one hand. On the other hand, I felt like having this premise made for trying to make a story out of something that just was not complete in the end. It’s like the author tickled on the theme but didn’t completely follow through. I give props for attempting it all the same.
My favorite thing about this book is the dogs! I love animals… I don’t usually go crazy for animal stories, but this one was fun.
The Sand – The pace of the book is incredibly slow. In the end, not much happens in the book it focuses on three main characters with scarcity in supporting characters. I think this book was fairly bare bones in a lot of ways which may be a styling issue. It’s possible this is just not my preferred style of writing. I felt this book lacked a bit of fullness overall.
All in all I give this 3.5 Pearls. .5 pearls for a romance written by a man. The world needs more of you Wesley Banks!
Wesley Banks was born in 1983 and grew up on the west coast of Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelorís and Masterís degree in Civil Engineering. After spending over 7 years building movable bridges from Florida to Washington he decided to focus on his true passion: writing.
Wesley recently moved from Florida to Oregon to get back to the great outdoors that heís love so much. He lives with my wife Lindsey, and his two dogs Linkin and Story. Most of his time these days is spent writing, with as much rock climbing, hiking, or skiing as they can fit in.
Wesleyís debut novel, ìHope In Every Raindrop,î is set to be released May of 2015.
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May 21st -†Launch
May 22nd -†Getting Your Read On†&†The Written Adventure
May 24th -†Writing Pearls
May 25th -†Words for the Journey†&†Story Broads
May 26th -†View from the Birdhouse
May 27th -†Mommabears Book Blog
May 28th -†Underneath the Covers†&†Min Reads and Reviews
May 29th -†Katie’s Clean Book Collection
May 31st -†Zerina Blossom’s Books
June 1st -†My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
June 2nd -†A Novel Kind of Bliss
June 3rd – Grand Finale
$25 Amazon Gift Card
3 ebook copies of†Hope In Every Raindrop
Ends June 8th