Monday, July 18, 2016

"Escaping Reality" by Rachel Skatvold Book Tour and GiveAway

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About the Book

Fame gave her a reason to hide. Can anyone unlock her guarded heart? Reality star ADDISON LEWIS had the perfect life in LA. Or so she thought. After her fiancé betrays her she’s left with one option. Escape. But is anywhere safe from the relentless paparazzi? LOGAN HART is caught off guard when a mysterious young woman becomes stranded at his family’s ranch. Past heartbreak makes him reluctant to let anyone close, but the city girl’s amusing antics draw them together. While two lonely hearts collide and secrets loom on the horizon, could God be orchestrating something miraculous behind the scenes?

My Review

"Escaping Reality" by Rachel Skatvold is a great title for this book because Addie is looking for an escape from her life as a reality star. 

This book is an easy story to read and follow and one that brings smiles as you are reading it.
Addie's Character is an easy one to like and one that is so true to life, escpecially to me as she is always falling ( if you know me personally you know what a klutz I am).

I was caught up in this story right at the beginning. 

"Escaping Reality" is a good clean love story. Some readers might think the love happened too fast 
 ( two days after the characters met), but I love it after all it is fiction and haven't anyone heard of love at first sight? 

"Escaping Reality"is not a story that is filled with all happy moments, there are quite a few scenes  that had me saying out loud "No, that isn't supposed to happen, I want this to be a happy story". It is a happy story but has real life in between the pages.

Rachel Skatvold has written "Escaping Reality" so well that this reader wishes the Hart family were real and I could go vist them on my next vacation.  

"Escaping Reality" is the first book in the ("Hart Ranch" Series) but I think the ending was perfect, no cliff hanger. There are a few questions about minor characters that I think could be answered in future books. 

I would recommend this book to any reader who likes clean books with this warning have a few kleenex handle.

I am giving five stars to "Escaping Reality" by  Rachel Skatvold 
I was given a copy of  "Escaping Reality" by Rachel Skatvold by the author and Celebrate Lit for my honest review in this book tour. 

About the Author

Rachel Skatvold is an inspirational author and stay-at-home mom from the Midwest. She enjoys writing inspirational romance, devotions, encouraging blogs. Rachel has just finished her first series, the Riley Family Legacy Novellas and is now working on her first full length novel, Enduring the Flames. Other than writing, some of her hobbies include singing, reading and camping in the great outdoors with her husband and two young sons.

Guest Post from Rachel Skatvold

Have you ever needed to escape? Every year my husband and I plan our summer vacation several months in advance. We hardly ever plan anything lavish or expensive. Most of the time we just hook up our camper, load our kids and family dog in the truck and head to a state park for our “escape.” Some of our most treasured family times have been enjoyed without television, electronics or other luxuries. It’s refreshing to leave the noise of the city for a while and enjoy a nice walk in the woods or a quiet night roasting marshmallows over a campfire. It gives us time to rest and appreciate the simple blessings that God has given us. If someone ever needed to escape, it’s Addison Lewis. From the outside it seemed like she had it all; fame, fortune and a handsome and successful fiancé. However, when her dreams of a happy future come crashing down Addison flees her home in LA and ends up stranded at a dude ranch in the Montana wilderness. There she meets a handsome young rancher named Logan and his family. Will the Hart family’s faith and simple ways help Addison discover God’s true purpose for her life? Escaping Reality is inspired by Mathew 11:28 which says, “…Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” This theme verse is prevalent throughout the story because Addison is searching for a refuge that will provide peace and rest from her stressful lifestyle. However, in the end she discovers that the peace and rest she’s looking for is not a physical destination but a condition of the heart. Addison and Logan’s story was one of my favorites to write because of Addie’s spunky personality (not to mention her tendency to fall into mud puddles J) and Logan’s courage during hard times. This story might make you laugh out loud and shed a few tears but most of all I hope it inspires you to recognize and appreciate God’s simple blessings. Happy reading, friends and I hope you enjoy reading Escaping Reality.

Blog Stops

July 8: Bukwurmzzz
July 17: Carpe Diem

July 18: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations 


To celebrate her tour, Rachel is giving away an autographed copy of her book along with a $10 Amazon gift card. Click here to enter:


  1. I am so excited to read this book. I'm a fan! I also love the cover. My favorite dream spot. (

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Misty! I'm so glad Escaping Reality sounds like a book you would like to read. Blessings.

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    1. Thank you for reading and reviewing, Debbie! I'm glad you enjoyed the book. :)

  3. Nice review. SOunds like a good read.

    1. Thank you for visiting Kim! Blessings.

  4. Sounds like a great book, thanks for the chance to win.