Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The Soldier's Unexpected Family Blog Tour: Book Review + Giveaway

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

The Soldier's Unexpected Family JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Soldier's Unexpected Family by Tanya Agler, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

The Soldiers Unexpected Family

Title: The Soldier's Unexpected Family
Author: Tanya Agler
Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Release Date: March 1, 2021
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance

He had a plan…

She changed it all!

Major Aidan Murphy arrives in the charming small town of Hollydale to take full guardianship of his six-year-old nephew. Only there’s a slight problem—his vivacious, fiery co-guardian. School teacher Natalie Harrison has no intention of letting Aidan take her best friend’s heartbroken little boy away. Now Aidan must convince Natalie that blood is stronger than love…even if his heart tells him otherwise.

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Tanya Agler 

An award-winning author, Tanya Agler moved often during her childhood and settled in Georgia where she writes sweet contemporary romance novels, which feature small towns, family and pets, and themes of second chances and hope. The author of The Sheriff’s Second Chance and A Ranger for the Twins, she is awaiting the release of her third book, The Soldier’s Unexpected Family, coming in March of 2021. A graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in journalism and law, she lives with her wonderful husband, their four children, and a lovable rescue beagle (whose hashtag is #LinustheBeagle). Represented by Dawn Dowdle and the Blue Ridge Literary Agency, she’s currently at work on the sequels to her debut.  When she’s not writing, Tanya loves classic movies, walking, and a good cup of tea.

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The Soldier's Unexpected Family
 is the third book in Tanya Agler's Hollydale Heroines series. To be honest, this is the first in the series that I had read and I didn't actually realize that it was part of a series when I began. There were a few instances where it seemed previous stories were referenced, but for the most part it was fine as a standalone... though it certainly had me wanting to go back and read more stories about Hollydale. 

In this story, we meet Natalie who has taken on the role of guardian for her best friend's son following her death. When his uncle Aiden arrives in town with plans to take him away, she has to convince him that Hollydale is the best place for him. What follows is a sweet romance filled with small town charm and a cute kid that you won't be help to help falling in love with. Having married my own opposite, there is always something about an opposites attract story that I enjoy. I enjoyed the chemistry between Natalie and Aiden, but even more than that I really loved getting to know the town of Hollydale. It was very much like a character in and of itself and I couldn't get enough. I found myself enjoying the sense of community and wanting to come back to Hollydaye again and again. 

If you enjoy a sweet romance, this is certainly one to check out. 

(1) winner will receive a print copy of The Sheriff's Second Chance (with swag), $15.00 Amazon Gift card, and reader’s coffee cup!

The Soldier's Unexpected Family JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight March 9, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on March 16, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Thank you for your review on "The Soldier's Unexpected Family" by Tanya Agler and for being part of the JustRead Publicity Tours blog tour.

    Great cover and fabulous sounding book have this book on my TBR list. Can't wait for the chance to read it!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Sounds like a great read! I like the cover

  3. Thank you for sharing love the cover!

  4. The Soldierz Second Chance sounds very good. This is a new to me author, but I’m curious!

  5. I liked your review, thanks for sharing

  6. Thank you so much! - JustRead Tours

  7. This sounds so good, thanks for pointing out it's order in the series

  8. This sounds like a very good read.

  9. Sounds like an interesting book.

  10. I'm going to love this one! Right up my alley!

  11. Wonderful review, Randi! Thank you for sharing.

  12. Thank you for the book description. This is a new author to me (also from GA!) Thank you for the giveaway.


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