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Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh

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Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh Celebrate Lit tour + giveaway on Faithfully Bookish

Hi, reader friends! Today, we welcome back our author friend, Courtney Walsh, as part of a book tour for her new novel!

about the book

Title: Just Let Go
Author: Courtney Walsh
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

For Quinn Collins, buying the flower shop in downtown Harbor Pointe fulfills a childhood dream, but also gives her the chance to stick it to her mom, who owned the store before skipping town twenty years ago and never looking back. Completing much-needed renovations, however, while also competing for a prestigious flower competition with her mother as the head judge, soon has Quinn in over her head. Not that she’d ever ask for help.

Luckily, she may not need to. Quinn’s father and his meddling friends find the perfect solution in notorious Olympic skier Grady Benson, who had only planned on passing through the old-fashioned lakeside town. But when a heated confrontation leads to property damage, helping Quinn as a community-service sentence seems like the quickest way out—and the best way to avoid more negative press.

Quinn finds Grady reckless and entitled; he thinks she’s uptight and too regimented. Yet as the two begin to hammer and saw, Quinn sees glimpses of the vulnerability behind the bravado, and Grady learns from her passion and determination, qualities he seems to have lost along the way. But when a well-intentioned omission has devastating consequences, Grady finds himself cast out of town—and Quinn’s life—possibly forever. Forced to face the hurt holding her back, Quinn must finally let go or risk missing out on the adventure of a lifetime.

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my thoughts

The author has skillfully crafted a relatable story which is simultaneously encouraging, challenging, practical, and entertaining. Story is such a powerful medium! Each character’s emotions, struggles, and triumphs leaped straight from the page and into my heart.

Quinn Collins is firmly rooted in her small hometown and her comfort zone, both qualities I appreciate… in moderation. Unearthing the layers of her motivation and hurts reminded me how easy it is to let bitterness creep in and change our perceptions and how we live our lives. I love Quinn’s community and the way she is surrounded by her friends and family.

Grady Benson definitely has the arrogant professional athlete vibe going but oh, he is one intriguing character beneath the surface! I appreciate the authenticity of his journey. He has setbacks and insecurities just like the rest of us with the exception of a much bigger audience. Grady has a delightful ornery streak which I enjoy even though Quinn does not.

Just Let Go‘s engaging plot and heartfelt message are spot-on. I highly recommend this story and look forward to the next installment of the Harbor Pointe series!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.

 

about the author

Courtney Walsh

Courtney Walsh is a novelist, artist, theatre director, and playwright. Just Let Go will be her eighth inspirational romance novel.

Her debut, A Sweethaven Summer, hit the New York Times and USA Today e-book bestseller lists and was a Carol Award finalist in the debut author category.

A creative at heart, Courtney has also written two craft books and several full-length musicals. She lives in Illinois with her husband and three children.

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giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Courtney Walsh is giving away a grand prize of a library of Courtney Walsh’s books and a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh Celebrate Lit tour giveaway on Faithfully Bookish

Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!
See what other readers are saying by checking out other stops on the tour schedule!

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Say hi to Courtney and share your thoughts, reader friends!

26 thoughts on “Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh”

  1. This one is definitely on my TBR list! I keep hearing wonderful things about Courtney Walsh and this book in particular, and cannot wait to read!
    Trdivincenzo (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. Hi Courtney! I’m dying to read this story! It sounds so good and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

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  3. Thank you for your review on “Just Let Go” by Courtney Walsh and for being part of the book tour.

    This book does sound amazing and one that I’d love the opportunity to read. Definitely on my TBR list.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  4. I normally don’t read contemporary romance, but after reading your review and Courtney’s interview, I decided it sounds like my kind of book! I’ve ordered it and can’t wait to receive it. I like the storyline and I, too, like Cars!

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  5. Courtney Walsh is a new-to-me author, and this sounds like a great book! I’m looking forward to reading it and her others. Thank you for participating in the tour and giveaway!

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  6. This sounds like a book I would read. I can really relate to it. School was really hard for me and it’s easy to give off one person, when in reality, underneath, sometimes there’s a whole different person, not knowing how to be their self. if I’m reading it right from the review.
    Courtney, you are so generous and thoughtful to giveaway your entire library, plus a gift card. That would be amazing for those of us who can only buy a book every so often. Thank you for being that kind of person.
    Blessings to you
    Kathy

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  7. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win but also for helping us find some terrific books to read. I have a family who loves reading so this helps me out since they all have various genres.

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  8. Just Let Go is on my TBR list and I can’t wait to read it (but only after I read Just Look Up)! Great review! I love that the plot is well-balanced and the characters are authentic and engaging. I’ll be sure to read this soon.

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  9. I’m in love with the cover! It also sounds like a good storyline and lots of interesting personalities with the potential for major sparks. I’m putting this on my wish list.

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  10. I’ve read a couple of Courtney’s books and enjoyed them. This sounds like another to add to my extensive “want to read” list.

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  11. I’ve read all of Courtney’s other books and have added this one to my tbr list. Thanks for the review.

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  12. Hi Courtney Walsh. I enjoyed this post. I can’t wait to read this book! Thank you for a chance to win.

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