Monday, September 9, 2019

Sweet Melody: A Book Review + Prism Book Tour & Giveaway #SweetMelTour

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Sweet Melody
(Seabrook Romance #1)
By Heidi McCahan
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 242 Pages
August 1st 2019

When a struggling bakery owner is rescued by a wannabe songwriter with hidden culinary talents, they discover they can make sweet harmony … if they can only learn to work together.

Rhett Foster longs to change the world with his music, yet he can’t even finish writing one song. Battered by a string of failures and disillusioned, he returns home to Portland, Oregon. While he desperately wants to create a chart-topping hit, his dad mandates a new mission: move to coastal vacation hotspot Seabrook, Washington and expand the family’s successful restaurant chain.

In danger of destroying her late parents’ legacy if she doesn’t diversify her menu, Lindsay Carmichael will try anything to save her bakery. But with a tiny budget and an injured employee who can’t work, she has no choice but to sink the last of her savings into buying a dilapidated food truck and hiring Rhett as a part-time barista. What she doesn’t know is that the handsome songwriter has a secret … one that could destroy her business and her heart.

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Heidi secretly dreamed of writing a book for most of her childhood, but a particularly painful rejection letter in middle school convinced her to tuck that dream away. Instead, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington and a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After a brief career as a Certified Athletic Trainer, Heidi married her husband Steve, then she dusted off her big dream of becoming a published author and launched her first contemporary romance into the world in 2014. A huge fan of coffee, dark chocolate, and happily ever after, Heidi currently lives in North Carolina with Steve, three active boys and one amazing Goldendoodle.


If you're looking for your next sweet romance... nothing could be sweeter than Sweet Melody, pun fully intended. Oh what a cute romance story this was.

In many ways, the story is quite familiar for those like me who watch a ton of Hallmark-style romances. Boy meets girl. Girl struggles to make her small business work. Boy works for the company trying to bring said business down. Girl falls for boy and then learns the truth of who he really is.. well, you get the idea! Like I said, in many ways it mirrors many stories we've heard before... but the execution was absolutely fantastic! I loved getting to know both Lindsay and Rhett and seeing how their relationship developed. They had a great chemistry and banter that I really enjoyed. It kept the story fresh and unique, and had me rooting for them to make it work in the end.

Beyond the romance, there were some really great themes such as forgiveness, failure and pursuing your dreams even when it seems like things never quite work out. As a Christian fiction novel, there is some talk of God and faith, but wasn't over the top preachy. It fit very naturally into the story without feeling forced. As such, you can be certain that it was a good clean read too. All of the sweet moments I love in a good romance... and none of the stuff I don't.

Sweet Melody was a quick and fun read... I finished it in less than a day! It had a great flow that kept me intrigued right to the last page.

Overall, this is a really cute romance and one that I would certainly recommend!

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One winner will receive a signed paperback with bookmark, $10 Amazon gift card, Sticky Fingers Strawberry Scone mix and a Seabrook Sea, Salt and Surf 100% soy wax candle from Hometown candle company.
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  1. I think the book cover is attractive and cute. My favorite sweet to eat is a home made cinnamon roll.

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  2. Thank you for being a part of the tour. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed Sweet Melody.

  3. This sounds like a nice romance! I love to eat brownies


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