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Forever Free: Author Guest Post + Giveaway

 

Forever Free JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Forever Free by Hope Toler Dougherty, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Forever Free


Title: Forever Free
Series: Forever #4
Author:
Hope Toler Dougherty
Publisher:
Scrivenings Press
Release Date:
January 29, 2024
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Phoebe Sinclair combines her love of flowers and teaching to nurture a cut flower business on her grandfather’s land. She’s got her hands full growing the farm, growing her customer base, and dealing with her growing attraction to the aloof man who’s volunteered to help make her farming dream come true. 

Can she focus on her main job, or will a pair of yearning eyes and a hurting heart divert her worthy goals? 

Heath Daniels has resigned himself to a life of singleness as he watches his siblings couple up and set wedding dates. Tracking their happiness, however, is more difficult than he expected. A real struggle, in fact. 

Feeling the old troubles creep back to tempt him—troubles from the bad time when he dropped out of college to explore less-than-noble pursuits—propels him to volunteer for manual labor that leaves him exhausted at the end of every day and out of trouble. 

His additional hours of agri-business, however, lead to more struggles with an intriguing farmer. Does he have the strength to resist old temptations as well as a beautiful new one, too?  

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About the Author

Hope Toler Dougherty

Hope Toler Dougherty holds a Master’s degree in English and taught at East Carolina University and York Technical College. Her early novels are Irish Encounter, Mars…With Venus Rising, and Rescued Hearts. Her Forever series includes her latest, Forever Free, Forever Music, Forever Home, and the novella, "A Hatteras Surprise."

Connect with Hope by visiting hopetolerdougherty.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

Author Guest Post

At the beginning of Forever Free, Heath Daniels feels like the black sheep in his family. He’s the one who dropped out of college, the one who struggled with substance abuse, the one who feels less than. With his high achieving siblings coupling up more quickly than he envisioned, he’s staring at an eminent, single future because of old, misguided beliefs. 

One subtheme that runs throughout the story is that singleness is a gift from God. It’s a biblical teaching, but I don’t always see churches embracing this thought.  

I’m happily married, and, yes, I write romance, but I feel strongly about this topic. A dear friend of mine became a widow in her early 50’s. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have a lot of positive stories about her experience as a widow in churches. She says churches love families but don’t always know what to do with widows, divorced people, or thirty-somethings who aren’t married yet. I wish Christians would value single adults as much as we value families. I’d like readers to see single people in their churches and include them in get-togethers and holidays.  

 

My tagline “Trading guilt and misery for God’s grace and mercy” is a nod to Jane Austen. 

While traveling years ago, I saw one of her quotations highlighted on an airport book store’s wall: Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. This quotation resonated with me because, at the time, I struggled with writing romance since I taught classic literature on the college level for several years. Her words were a reminder to me that there’s a place for all kinds of stories, that romance, even though some people roll their eyes at it, has value. 

It also resonates with me as a Christian. My characters usually come from a place of guilt or misery because of bad choices or trying to live up to other people’s expectations, but readers will see the characters change as they come to understand God’s love for them.  That’s the main theme I want to share with my readers. 



Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will win print copies of all 4 books in the Forever series, a $25 Amazon card, and a bookmark!

Forever Free JustRead Tours giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight March 4, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on March 11, 2024. Winners 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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