Hello, reader friends! Author Andrea Christenson is stopping by for a quick visit as part of a JustRead Publicity Tours blog tour and giveaway celebrating her new release presented by Susan May Warren, Can’t Buy Me Love!
about the authors
Susan May Warren is the USA Today best-selling novelist of 80 books. With more than 1.5 million books in print, she is beloved by reviewers and readers around the world. Visit her website or connect with Susan on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Andrea Christenson lives in a Minneapolis, MN suburb with her husband and two daughters. When she is not busy homeschooling her girls, she loves to read anything she can get her hands on. She believes that a great loaf of artistic bread can turn a meal into a masterpiece. Andrea’s prayer is to write stories revealing God’s love. Visit her website, or connect with Andrea on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Merging the creative energies of best-selling authors Susan May Warren and Lindsay Harrel, Sunrise Publishing is the matchmaker for established authors who want to build on their current success for future growth and aspiring authors looking to break out, build an audience, and hone their writing skills. Visit their website or connect with Sunrise on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is your favorite activity or hobby not related to books?
A: I enjoy making things from scratch, such as soap, or bread, or cheese. I’m not patient enough to perfect anything, but I love to fiddle. A project will catch my attention and I mull it over for days before actually trying it. Once I’ve given it a shot I usually drop the idea in favor of trying something new!
B: Fun! I’ve been known to dabble in DIY projects as well. I’ve made laundry detergent, body butter, bread, soft pretzels, bagels, a few small quilts, and a few furniture projects. The one thing that I’ve stuck with has been mixing our own taco seasoning instead of buying it prepackaged.
Share your inspiration behind Can’t Buy Me Love.
A: I really wanted to explore the idea of identity. Is what we think of ourselves important? Does it matter what other people think of us? Ultimately, our identity can only be found in how God views us. There are other themes and threads in the book, but that was where I started.
B: Yes, this is such an important topic.
What are some of the challenges you faced while writing Can’t Buy Me Love?
A: Ha! That is such a big question. While writing Can’t Buy Me Love, I was homeschooling (which I still do), we went through a pandemic, my husband started a new job, and we moved to a new home/state. My original manuscript deadline and our moving date was June 1st. To say it was hard to concentrate on writing would be an understatement! However, God is faithful and my husband is super supportive. I was able to meet all my deadlines.
B: Oh wowza! You’ve been on a rollercoaster!
What book(s) are you reading right now?
A: I’m working my way through Lynette Eason’s Elite Guardian series. I’m looking forward to reading more of them in 2022 when Sunrise publishes a new batch!
B: Ooooo! These are on my tbr shelf! I read the first book then bought the rest of the series and I’m looking forward to reading them!
What is your next release and/or what are you working on now?
A: I’m finishing up on another book for the Deep Haven Collection titled Hanging By A Moment. I love this book because we get to redeem Colleen Decker (you may recognize the name from Susan May Warren’s book You Don’t Know Me) from her reputation as just a volleyball girl who dates bad boys. Colleen comes home to Deep Haven and figures out how to fit back into her old life. Colleen reminds me a little of Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
B: I’m so delighted to “meet” you and looking forward to reading your stories! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with us, Andrea!
about the book
Can’t Buy Me Love by Andrea Christenson presented by Susan May Warren (Deep Haven Collection book 2)
Publisher: Sunrise Publishing
Release Date: March 16, 2021
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance
He can’t buy his way out of trouble this time…
Housekeeper-slash-entrepreneur Ella Bradley prides herself on being ready for anything. After all, with a father who died—and lied to her—and a stepmom and stepsister who despise her, she has no one else to depend on. But on the biggest night of her life, she’s unprepared to be trapped in an elevator with the man of her dreams.
Wealthy prince-to-a-fortune Adrian Vassos wants nothing more than to shed his reputation as a party boy and prove that he is a savvy businessman. Even, a gentleman. But when he’s trapped with a woman who knows his reputation but not his face, he gives into the temptation to be someone else—and lies.
When serendipity brings them together again—this time to work off community service—can their combined sentences spark a new ending? Maybe…if Adrian’s lies don’t find him out. Again.
The magic of Deep Haven enchants in this modern-day Cinderella story.
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From a big-time hotel chain to homemade organic cleaning supplies, Can’t Buy Me Love brings two Deep Haven outsiders together in a clever and contrasting spin on the Cinderella story. Long-time fans of Susan May Warren’s Deep Haven will enjoy the many cameo appearances by beloved characters as Ella and Adrian struggle and wrestle with their attraction to each other and the pull of the quaint town. With humor and heart, this story reminds readers that no matter our circumstances, we can find healing and hope with a little neighborly help and a bit of faith.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. Additionally, as a co-owner of JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC, I received compensation from the publisher and/or author to coordinate a promotional tour for this title. The opinions expressed are my own.
(1) winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card + 3 Can’t Buy Me Love ebooks (one ebook for the winner and two to give to friends)!
Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight March 16, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on March 23, 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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6 thoughts on “Can’t Buy Me Love by Andrea Christenson & Susan May Warren + q&a”
I’ve been wanting to get into soap making! Thank you for the interview! – Rachel
Sounds good. Thank you for sharing.
Looking forward to it!
I love fairytale retellings!! Definitely reading this story!
This sounds like a really great book.
I like this kind of story.