Sincerely Yours Blog Tour: Book Review + Giveaway

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

About the Book

Book:  Sincerely Yours
Author: Kari Trumbo
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Release Date: July 26, 2019

What if you fell in love with a man you’d never met?

When marketing coordinator Liberty Dryden tries to help radio station owner and DJ Tom Higgs attract new listeners and advertisers, she hits a roadblock.

He refuses to meet with her, and she has no idea why.

Tom has an affliction that’s plagued him his whole life—a painfully crippling stutter. On air, he can speak to thousands, but in person, he stumbles to find every word.

After a woman stalked him, he’s convinced his fame and fortune are all women want. He’s unable to tell Liberty why he won’t meet in person. How could he explain his unfounded doubts and his own issues?

Without her, disaster looms for his station. But, meeting her might prove he’s right about women.
Liberty takes matters into her own hands and calls into his radio show… using an assumed name.
She never expects to hit it off with him. If she reveals her secret, it will put her new relationship and her job at risk.

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About the Author

Kari Trumbo is a bestselling author of Christian historical and contemporary romance novels. Her books are known for characters who feel real, settings you could move to, and faith woven between the pages. She makes her home in central Minnesota with her husband of over twenty years, two daughters, two sons, and never enough time.




More from Kari

Thank you all so much for joining me on my blog tour! I’m happy to be here. I write an eclectic mix of historical (western) and contemporary (western and not) romance, sometimes with a hint of suspense woven in. I can’t help it; my education is a degree in psychology with a sociology minor focusing on criminality and deviance… the suspense just happens whether I plan it or not.
I am one of those writers who usually gets a story idea and then writes it. I usually don’t write a book just because I “should”. That being said, this is one of those books where readers asked for it and I delivered. The first story in the series is in a popular book bundle Betwixt Two Hearts. In my story, the secondary character Liberty Dryden (named after one of my readers) is a really fun character, even though she’s only in a few scenes. Readers liked her so much, they wanted her to have her own happily ever after.

Then the hard part began.

I liked Liberty and I spent a while in her head, trying to figure her out. She was a tough one because Liberty has some hurts. She feels alone and a little used. Don’t we all? But how to write that in a way where the reader wasn’t bored by her self-doubt. Because, let’s face it, it’s cool when a story touches us in a way that is familiar, but if it’s overdone…snooze. I liked the idea that because of their hurts, both characters were shy. So, I gave myself a challenge. These two couldn’t meet until later in the story, but it still had to feel like a romance.

It’s a little like the movie You’ve Got Mail, but different too.
This series was my first big step outside of the western genre (which is funny, because I’m not at all western) and that forced me to think in new ways, which helped with the characters and bringing this story to life.
My favorite poignant quote from Sincerely Yours is, “If I can’t forgive those who ask for it, it ruins my witness. I literally can’t be the love of Jesus if I’m not willing to forgive those who wronged me. Especially if they earnestly ask.”
Thank you for joining me and happy reading!

My Thoughts

Sincerely Yours is the second book in the Great River Romance series by Kari Trumbo. The first book can be found in the Betwixt Two Hearts collection. While you will be introduced to several characters by reading that first book, enough is given that this can be read as a standalone without feeling lost.

In this story we meet cancer survivor Liberty as she begins a new job in marketing for a local radio station. The station is owned by Tom--- a guy though despite his radio personality struggles to speak in person due to a stutter. They correspond first through email only, but when she calls in under a fake name to his radio show, sparks fly and things really get interesting.

I have to say that for me the characters really made this story...as I must admit I saw myself in both, but primarily Tom. Though not because of a stutter, I likewise have always struggled with speaking to people due to my extreme anxiety. Like Liberty, I also deal with mental health issues that often keep me from allowing others in. Loneliness was a big theme throughout this story, and I liked how both characters acknowledged both needing that time to themselves...but also feeling a rather extreme loneliness at the same time. Boy did I feel that message. As such, I really connected with the story on that level.

It was a quick story, and I must admit that the ending did feel a bit more rushed than I would have liked, but it was still an enjoyable read. Those who love a sweet romance will be sure to enjoy this one. I cannot wait to read what happens next in the series.

Blog Stops

Wishful Endings, July 30
Rebecca Tews, July 30
Book of Ruth Ann, August 3
Pause for Tales, August 3
Livin’ Lit, August 4
Batya’s Bits, August 5
Artistic Nobody, August 6 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Kari is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and signed copies of Sincerely Yours and Winter in Wonderland!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

5 comments

  1. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

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  2. This sounds like a wonderful read.

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  3. I enjoyed the story in Betwixt...this one sounds good, too!

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  4. Wonderful review! "Sincerely Yours" sounds like one not to miss. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I really want to read this book!! :-) I'm currently reading Betwixt Two Hearts, but haven't gotten to Kari's book in that set just yet. So exciting to know it's in there (I didn't realize it).

    Thanks for your lovely review and participation in the blog tour for "Sincerely Yours" ! I enjoyed reading your thoughts on the book.

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