About The Book
Elizabeth Whitte finds herself on the frigid border of Minnesota and Canada as winter sets in. When her plans for finding a husband and rushing back to Kansas fall through, she has to stay and learn a few things…like how to care for others.
Robert is a Mountie in Fort Frances, Canada. When he meets Elizabeth, his first instinct is to send her home. He’s been burned by women like her in the past and knows his life isn’t suited for them. Elizabeth’s pull is strong, but he cannot leave his beloved Canada.
As Elizabeth matures in many ways, Robert must decide if sending her back to Kansas is still his best option. Could she learn to love him, and his beautiful home?
About The Author
Kari Trumbo is a writer of Christian Historical Romance and a stay-at-home mom to four vibrant children. She does freelance developmental editing and blogging. When she isn’t writing or editing, she homeschools her children and pretends to keep up with them. Kari has written three novels in the Western Vows series and one prequel/novella; all should be released by fall of 2016. Kari loves reading, listening to contemporary Christian music, singing with the worship team, and curling up near the wood stove when winter hits. She makes her home in central Minnesota with her husband of eighteen years, two daughters, two sons, and four cats.
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Guest Post from Kari Trumbo
Welcome to the tour, my new friends!
The Western Vows series began, believe it or not, on a dream and a challenge. I’m very close friends with another writer. We’d been friends for about seven years when she published her first book. I offered to edit it for her and tucked my own secret thoughts of writing inside. She and I are so alike, we share a birthday, look similar, have similar interests and likes, but we are not sisters, at least in the biological sense. When I’d been editing for her for three years, in secret, I wrote a manuscript. It was during the month of our shared birthdays. I told her about it and she said the best thing to do when you start writing is to set that one aside and keep going. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) camp came the very next month and she challenged me to write another, right away. I’d had a story bottled up for over three years. I accepted her challenge, set my word count, and finished the first draft of To Honor and Cherish five weeks later.
I knew the story was good, I just needed to work on it, but while I was writing the story of Meg, stubborn Lizzy started pushing her way to the forefront of my mind. That would be For Richer or Poorer. I edited book one over twenty-five times and submitted it to a few agents, all of whom gave me good advice on how to improve it. Parts that I took out of book one in editing became the background of Forsaking All Others, the prequel and Rose’s story, explaining how a Sioux couple ended up on a Kansas ranch.
Lastly, and the most difficult, was To Love and Comfort, Margot’s story. She fought me every step of the way and that story had to be started over four times before I got it right. It will be released fall of 2016. There may be more novels in the Western Vows series, I’m not willing to write the end just yet. I’m currently working on two new series, one focused on a tiny town in Montana with three other authors, the other a series based in Nebraska.
In For Richer or Poorer, I’ll take you through the taming of Elizabeth Whitte. I didn’t like her much at first, and I don’t think you will, either, but keep reading! She reminded me a bit of Scarlet O’Hara in the beginning. She rushes off to Northern Minnesota to trick a man into marrying her so she can inherit her father’s ranch. She never dreamed that there might be men out there unwilling to listen to her every demand. Life is a little harsh for her, but she soon learns that the things she teased her sister Meg about enjoying, just might make her happy, too. By the end of For Richer or Poorer, Elizabeth was one of my favorite characters and Robert is, bar none, my favorite hero so far.
I hope you enjoy their story as much as I did writing it.
My Review: "For Richer Or Poorer" is a great book about forgiveness and healing and restoration. "For Richer or Poorer"is the second book in the (Western Vows Series ) and I really recommend reading the first book " To Honor and Cherish" first. You can enjoy "For Richer Or Poorer" without reading " To Honor and Cherish" but you will miss so much of the story line. While "To Honor and Cherish" is Meg's story and "For Richer Or Poorer" is Elizabeth's story, the two intertwine and I can't wait to read the next two books in this series.
"For Richer Or Poorer" starts up where "To Honor and Cherish" leaves off.
In "For Richer Or Poorer" Elizabeth learns that not only do you have to forgive others you have to forgive yourself. Elizabeth also learns that things are not the way she has always believed.
There was moments while I was reading " To Honor and Cherish and "For Richer Or Poorer" that I was literally holding my breath and thinking Oh no! These books are clean reads but part of the story line is about an affair that produces another sister for Meg and Lizzy. There is also some violence involving guns. I included that in this review just so you know. These books are about the West, so you expect guns. There is also an attack on Meg in "To Honor and Cherish. Lizzy is attacked in "For Richer or Poorer".
I hope this isn't a SPOILER ALERT, but if you have read "To Honor And Cherish" you will be surprised that the story line involving Mark Scott didn't end in there but it is involved in a big way in "For Richer Or Poorer"
I have given both"To Honor and Cherish" and "For Richer or Poorer by Kari Trumbo five stars.
I was given a copy of "For Richer Or Poorer" from Celebrate Lit for this book tour and whenever there are series of books I have to read them all and in order and I have to say I am not disappointed in this series at all. This series has characters you love and characters you don't know how to feel about them. There are even some characters you didn't like at all when they are first introduced but after reading their story, you come to love them, Lizzy, later known as Elizabeth is one such character in " For Richer Or Poorer".
As I have already stated I liked both of these books, but "For Richer or Poorer" was my favorite of the two because of the way Elizabeth's Character grew in understanding what love really is.
I have to say I love these titles taken from the wedding vows that most of us say when we get married.
May 1: Mary Hake
May 1: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
May 2: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS
May 3: A Greater Yes
May 4: Bukwurmzzzz
May 5: Simple Harvest Reads
May 6: Artistic Nobody
May 6: Cassandra M’s Place
May 7: Red Headed Book Lady
Link to purchase book: http://amzn.to/1NurrxO
Link for giveaway: https://promosimple.com/ps/9714
To celebrate her tour, Kari is giving away two wonderful prizes! The grand prize winner will receive a Kindle Fire. The first place winner will receive a copy of each of her books. This giveaway begins April 30 and ends May 9. This giveaway is sponsored by the author and entrants release any liability to this blog and Celebrate Lit.