The Trouble in Willow Falls Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway


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

The Trouble in Willow Falls JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Trouble in Willow Falls by Pat Nichols, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

The Trouble in Willow Falls by Pat Nichols Title: The Trouble in Willow Falls
Series: Willow Falls #2
Author: Pat Nichols
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: November 8, 2019

After a scathing blogger review and a negative Atlanta television newscast tarnish Willow Falls’ reputation as a secluded North Georgia tourist destination, the town council votes to use the remainder of its annual budget to hire a PR firm to restore the town's image. At a town-hall meeting, angry residents brainstorm ideas to boost Willow Falls’ appeal. When a second Atlanta television station announces plans to film a segment for its Around Georgia series, residents invest their time and limited resources to spruce up Main Street’s appearance. Willow Post editor Emily Hayes can't help but shake her head at her town's desperate efforts.

For months, Emily has submitted her novel to numerous publishers but received only rejections. When famous artist Naomi Jasper offers Emily much-needed cash to finish writing, then cast and direct a play about Willow Falls’ colorful history, Emily faces a difficult decision—postpone the rewrite of her novel or accept the project. After convincing her sister, Rachel Streetman, to partner with her, Emily puts her dreams on hold and agrees to take on the play. Failure to deliver is not an option.

All her life Rachel has dreamed of becoming a stage actress, so when she receives an invitation to audition for a respected Broadway director, Rachel abandons her sister and the Willow Falls play. But an incident with the director sends her reeling back into the arms of Charlie Bricker, her one true love. Out of options, Rachel reluctantly accepts her part in the town play with the slim hope that her performance might kick-start her career.

If anyone understands broken hearts, it's Willow Inn’s beloved innkeeper, Sadie Liles. Sadie has learned to live with the fact that love is the last thing she'll ever find. Then he walks through the front door.

As the town prepares for Redding Arms’ grand opening, five newcomers and one British tourist test the town’s quirky, lovable, argumentative residents’ souls. Digging deep to deal with the strife, bickering, and personal backstabbing will test Willow Falls in ways the small town never imagined. Could it be that the trouble in Willow Falls is the very thing that reminds its residents that honesty, love, and loyalty to one another is what binds them together?

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Pat Nichols

Retired from a twenty-seven-year corporate career, Pat Nichols draws on her experience in seven different management positions working with hundreds of amazing women from all walks of life to create stories about women facing tension-laced challenges and heart-warming triumphs in the pursuit of their dreams. Her debut novel, The Secret of Willow Inn, Willow Falls series book one, released January 2019. Book two, The Trouble in Willow Falls, released November 2019 and book three is slated for 2020.  She received the 2017 CRW Woman of the Year Award and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Word Weavers International.

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I must admit that when I started reading The Trouble in Willow Falls, it took me quite some time to get into the story. I believe this was in large part because I had not read the previous book in the series. While this was fine as a standalone, I did find that I had a lot of questions about the characters that I believe would have been answered in book one. As such, it took me longer to really connect with the characters. It wasn't until about halfway through that I found myself truly investing in the story.

Once I reached that point though, I was all in...the author created such a charming little town in Willow Falls. When we're introduced to the town initially, it is one on the brink of failure. Storefronts sit empty, things seem to be falling apart and they're in desperate need of some tourism. We all know towns like that, right? But while some may see it as a lost cause, it serves as the perfect opportunity for the town to show the world what a great community is really made of--- people who believe in it and work together to make it a success. By the end of the book, I was wishing to make a trip to a town like Willow Falls myself. In the course of putting together a play based upon the town's founding it seemed as though everything possible was going wrong... and yet this fabulous cast of characters just kept right on stepping up! There was drama, there was humor, there was romance... and yes, even a smidgen of mystery! It was such a refreshing and heartwarming read.

If you enjoy a heartwarming small town fictional story, The Trouble in Willow Falls is certainly one worth checking out... though I would definitely suggest reading book one first. I hope to have the chance to do the same and look forward to revisiting this town once again.





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38 comments

  1. What I have read had intrigued me to say the least! Thank you for posting!

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    1. I'm delighted you were intrigued. Thank you for commenting.

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    2. I'm delighted you are intrigued. If you haven't read book on in the series, The Secret of Willow Inn, you might want read it first to discover how Emily and Rachel met.

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    1. I'm delighted the book sounds like a good read to you. Thank you for commenting.

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    2. Thank you, Rita. If you haven't read book on in the series, The Secret of Willow Inn, you might want read it first to discover how Emily and Rachel met.

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  3. Nice and intriguing theme to this!

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    1. I'm delighted the story sounds intriguing. If you haven't read book on in the series, The Secret of Willow Inn, you might want read it first to discover how Emily and Rachel met.

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  4. Thank you so much! - JustRead Tours

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  5. I love small town stories, but it sounds like I should read the first book in the series...first.

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    1. Although book two stands alone, I recommend reading The Secret of Willow Inn first to find out how Emily and Rachel met.

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    2. I'm delighted you enjoy small-town stories. It's fun writing about Willow Falls. I recommend you read The Secret of Willow Inn first.

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    1. Thank you for commenting, Kim. I'm delighted the story sounds good to you.

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    2. It's a pleasure to connect, Kim. If you haven't read book on in the series, The Secret of Willow Inn, you might want read it first to discover how Emily and Rachel met.

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  7. I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.

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  8. Sounds good, thanks for sharing your review

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  9. Thank you for sharing your honest review. Now I know to start with book one!

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    1. I agree about reading book one first to learn how Emily's and Rachel's lives intersect.

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  10. This sounds adorable - especially with Sadie finding love at last!

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    1. Thank you for commenting. Sadie is one of my favorite characters.

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  11. Sounds good! New author to me. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for commenting. I'm delighted the story sounds good to you.

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  12. Great review. Sounds like a good read.

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    1. Thank you for commenting. I'm delighted the story sounds like a good read.

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    1. Thank you for commenting. I'm delighted the series sounds delightful.

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  14. Nice review, good to know to read the series in order!

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    1. I agree it is best to read The Secret of Willow Inn first. Thank you for commenting.

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    1. Sometimes Willow Falls seems so real, I want to travel there. Thank you for commenting.

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    1. Thank you for commenting. I'm delighted you like the cover.

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