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The Father He Deserves Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway


The Father He Deserves JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Father He Deserves by Lisa Jordan, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

The Father He Deserves

Title: The Father He Deserves
Series: Holland Brothers
Author: Lisa Jordan
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: June 29, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

A determined dad. A wary mother. Making amends is never easy… 

Injured in a kayaking accident, champion Evan Holland returns home to train rescue dogs. But his unexpected partner is the woman he left behind, Natalie Bishop. And she has a secret: a son Evan never knew he had. Now Evan must prove he can be a real father. But earning Natalie’s trust back will take hope, forgiveness—and risking everything on forever…

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Lisa Jordan 
Heart, home and faith have always been important to Lisa Jordan, so writing stories with those elements come naturally. She is an award-winning author for Love Inspired, writing novels that promise hope & happily ever after. Happily married for nearly thirty years, she and her husband have two grown sons. When she isn’t writing, Lisa enjoys family time, good books, crafting with friends and kayaking. Visit her at www.lisajordanbooks.com

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Happily Ever After: On Creating a Beautiful Love Story Romance

As a reader and a writer, I believe there’s a difference between a love story and a romance. To me, a love story doesn’t always have a happy ending, hope of a happy ending, or a happily ever after. A romance always has a happily ever after.

We were created for love and relationships. God, our Heavenly Father, modeled perfect love for each one of us. However, we are flawed and things don’t always go the way we imagine.

When I became serious about writing for publication, I knew I wanted to write romance novels where the hero and heroine, by the story’s end, pledge their love and vow to spend their lives together. Of course, it’s a bit more complicated than that. In fact, it’s the characters’ journeys, the obstacles they overcome, and the lessons they learn on the way to that HEA that makes the story worth reading. If they meet and fall in love without any challenges, it makes for a boring story.

As a happily-ever-after girl for as long as I can remember, I was naïve in how love, marriage, and romance actually worked. I believed the Disney cartoons, rom-coms, and hundreds of books I’d read.

It wasn’t until I had gotten married at the ripe old age of twenty that I realized marriage is work. Hard work! And then if children are involved, then it becomes even harder. But it’s worth it.

My romance began when I was nineteen and working as a waitress in a local family restaurant. I met a handsome young (and hot!) Marine home on leave, and we decided to become pen pals. This was over thirty years ago, so there wasn’t texting or FaceTime, so we wrote letters. Two months into our friendship, we realized we wanted more and became a couple. For eighteen months, my husband courted me through letters, phone calls, and the occasional home visit until his next orders prevented the quick trips. Tired of being apart, we eloped. In October, we will celebrate thirty-two years of marriage.

But our happily ever after didn’t end at “I do.” In fact, it was just beginning. We had to learn to share our lives together in person. We had to learn the fine art of compromise, speaking in ways that built each other up, and learn how to apologize.

When I started writing, I realized all of my heroes had qualities of my husband. And for good reason. My husband is my real-life hero. He’s seen me at my worst and still loves me. He helps to bring out my best. I’m a better person for knowing him, loving him, and growing in my faith because of him. We don’t always see eye to eye, but we stand together on our love for each other.

When writing romance novels, it’s important to show the growth of flawed characters and to allow our characters to work through those obstacles together. Not only will it strengthen the novel, but it gives them a foundation to live out their own beautiful romance. 

(1) winner will receive a print copy of The Father He Deserves by Lisa Jordan and a $20 Amazon gift card!

The Father He Deserves JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight July 5, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on July 12, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Print copy US only. Ebook and gift card available for international where available. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. I like stories about rescue dogs.

  2. The Father He Deserves strikes a cord with me since I'm now helping to care for a troubled little boy as his mother works. The father is not in the picture, and it's obvious that this little boy needs his father. I'm looking forward to reading the book.

  3. Thank you for sharing about my book, Randi!

  4. My kind of read.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. This sounds so cute and sweet! Thanks for sharing

  7. Sounds like a good read. Cute cover.

  8. Awesome guest post. Thank you for sharing about this book. It looks simply charming, and I'd love to read it.

  9. I like the cover of this book. I love Golden retrievers.

  10. Looks like a cute book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  11. I love books about dogs. I'm looking forward to reading this one.


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