Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Spotlight on "Valentine Matchmaker: 9 Romantic Novellas and a Review on Why Not" by Debra E. Marvin and a Giveaway

                                About The Book

This delightful collection of historical and contemporary romances contain couples not looking for romance, but with help find love on Valentine's Day. Each story is titled from an actual candy heart and plays a major role in the romance. Sit down, relax, and experience love.




About The Author

Debra E. Marvin tries not to run too far from real life but the imagination born out of being an only child has a powerful draw. Besides, the voices in her head tend to agree with all the sensible things she says. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Sisters in Crime, and serves on the board of Bridges Ministry in Seneca Falls, NY. Her published novellas include, “Alarmingly Charming” in Austen in Austen Vol 1 from WhiteFire Publishing, “Desert Duet” and "Starlight Serenade" from Forget Me Not Romances, after many unpublished contest successes including two finals for the Daphne DuMaurier award. Debra works as a program assistant at Cornell University, and enjoys her family and grandchildren, obsessively buying fabric, watching British programming and traveling with her childhood friends




About The Story

Love Puts These Two On the Edge!

Grand Canyon, 1914

Society girl Amber Wynott’s wintry escape to the Grand Canyon provides a chance to pursue her dream and prove she has what it takes to be a successful architect. It doesn’t take long to realize the incredible scenery can’t hide the simmering anger between ‘railroad money’ and the struggling locals. 

Which side is master builder Stone Morrison on?

Amber has met her match in the handsome, hard-headed man. He’s been directed to keep an eye on her, but when iron meets iron—oh the sparks! As their unlikely old matchmaker tells them, pride goes before a fall, and this is a bad place to fall. Will danger finally knock some sense into the pair?

My Review:  

"Why Not" by Debra E. Marvin is one of the nine stories in "Valentine Matchmaker" 9 Romantic Novellas  and the only one I read in this collection so far. 

This story is a love story with a mystery.  Who is trying to stop the progress at the job site?   This story is also based on history, Mary Colter's accomplishment in the growth of the Grand Canyon focal center.

Stone Mason doesn't want Amber Wynott hanging around because she is a distraction but will he change his mind.  Stone has a couple of secrets, he doesn't want her to know like who his family is and that he is afraid of ----.  If you want to know his fear, then you will have to read "Why Not" by Debra Marvin and discover it for yourself.

This story also has another love story in between the pages, so it is like getting two love stories.

I was really surprised to learn who the troublemaker was. 

I really like the part that the candy hearts have in this story. 

I have given "Why Not" by Debra E. Marvin four stars. I was given a complimentary copy of "Valentine Matchmaker": 9 Romantic Novellas by Debra E Marvin and these opinions are my own.


For A chance to win a ebook of 
"Valentine Matchmaker: 9 Romantic Novellas:   comment on what you think a perfect Valentine Day will be like.  Contest ends  January 22 @ 5pm Central time.

LINKS: 
Group Blog- Inkwell Inspirations: http://www.inkwellinspirations.com/

19 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for reviewing, Debbie! I really enjoyed your take on it. And the cliffhanger!

    I look forward to chatting with your readers. The collection has a mix of contemporary and historical stories.

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    1. Debra,

      I'm so glad I read this because it gave me another book to add to my goodreads "Christian Fiction set in US National Parks" list. https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/98683.Christian_Fiction_set_in_US_National_Parks

      I think my ideal Valentine's Day would have us spending time as a family outdoors. We all enjoy geocaching—something we started doing when I was pregnant with our eldest. In the evening it would be wonderful to leave the children in the care of Jay's parents and head home to make dinner. Well, Jay would make dinner. He is a fabulous cook and there is just to restaurant that can hold a candle to him.

      How about you? What is your ideal Valentine's Day?

      @AmandaGeaney

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    2. Hooray! What a great group to be part of. I'm a super fan of the national parks and I wish more families could visit them. Maybe this next year would be a good time. There's so much angst in the country right now. A trip to a national park is good medicine!

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  2. My ideal Valentine's Day... I think it would be time with my grandchildren making something. Except for the one who always has his nose in a book, the rest of them like to make things! But I'll probably be writing and working. I will at least treat myself to a nice piece of chocolate!

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    1. Even my son will pull his nose out of a book to bake cookies with Nana.

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  3. My perfect Valentine's Day would be having my husband able to spend the whole day or at least the evening without being paged. A nice meal would be nice also!

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    1. is your husband on call all the time? What kind of job does he have

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    2. It's nice to be married to a hero, Connie! So I'm sure you'll make your own Valentine's Day moments when he's 'on call' to you! Thanks for commenting!

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  4. When my husband was living, (he went Home to heaven a year ago), a perfect Valentine's was takeout from a favorite restaurant, eating it on the floor in front of a warm fire, and having romantic music playing softly. Of course, he would have sent me an arrangement of yellow roses to work.

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    1. Oh my~ He sounds so wonderful, and I'm sorry you're without him here, now. Those memories must be bittersweet, but you know how blessed you were as well. Will you order takeout yourself this year? Maybe you will buy a lovely yellow rose?

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    2. He was a gentle giant and I miss him so much. As a side note, I just exchanged Christmas gifts with my oldest daughter and her family last night (I had been traveling). I gave my 8-year-old grandson a pocket watch that had belonged to his Papa. He was so touched! He said out of all the gifts he's received over the past 8 yrs, that's his most favorite one! Wow!

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    3. What a great story. He'll remember that moment and treasure it and his grandparents. Don't forget to contact us so I can send you the giveaway prize!! Contact Debbie (see above) or me (debraemarvin) at yahoo dot com my oldest grandson will be right in April. Great age!

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  5. Jaxgirl1226 you are the winner please contact me

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  6. Debra has just told me that she is gifting a copy to Amanda and Connie also. And as soon as Jaxgirl lets me know her email she will gift her copy to her as well

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  7. Thanks Debbie. Connie and Amanda are faithful reading partners so I'm happy to share. I hope we hear from Jaxgirl soon!

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  8. I have been trying to find an email address for both of you ever since you told me I was a winner but have been unsuccessful. Can you email me at jaxsuzyq1 at aol dot com and I will give you my address. Thanks! If I need to do something different, will please let me know.

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  9. Hi Jaxgirl~ so happy you came back. Sorry about the confusion. I gave my email address above in the reply but they are easy to miss! I think you can message me via my facebook author page or at my website, but I'll contact you at the address above and we'll figure this out! YAY!!! thanks again!

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