Thursday, June 1, 2017

"Love Among the Lilacs" by Jenna Victoria Book Tour and Give Away

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About the Book

Book title: Love Among the Lilacs  
Author: Jenna Victoria  
Release date: April 4, 2017  
Genre: Sweet romance

Bookkeeper Mollie Wright knows about living on the streets, and her purchase of sweet Lilac Cottage is a dream come true. She is determined to stay and fight when a legal error puts her ownership at risk. Attorney Sean Grady never wanted his great-aunts to sell their cottage in Westchester County, New York, so when a paperwork snafu puts the deal on hold, he moves swiftly to evict the pretty, feisty squatter. Mollie finds unexpected allies in Grady Cove neighbors and a member of Sean’s own family but knows the clock is ticking. Will a theft and her past secrets force a showdown to heartache, or will Mollie and Sean discover home is truly where your heart is?

My Review: 
"Love Among the Lilacs"  by Jenna Victoria is a great book. I think this book is really one of my favorites that I have read this year, I'm really not sure why  unless it's because it has lilacs and it is a really sweet love story.

The characters are true to life. I think I would love to be neighbors with all of them, maybe not the mom and brother at first but at the end of the story I would.

This book is about forgiveness and letting go of the past so you can go forward in the future.

If you want to read a sweet sweet story that is short but not a novella, and doesn't leave you feeling like something was left out, then "Love Among the Lilacs" by Jenna Victoria is one that I recommend.

This book is one that I would recommend to everyone that likes romance. I would even recommend it to young readers that like to read books that are written for adults as there is nothing to alarm anyone, unless it is the abuse that Mollie and her brother suffered in the beginning of the book and the robbery,.but still I would recommend it to them, as this stuff on tv is more graphic  and the scenes in the book  are not graphic at all.

This is the first book by Jenna Victoria  that I have read but I can honestly say I will be on the look out for more from her. I really like the book cover also.

I am giving "Love Among the Lilacs" by Jenna Victoria five stars.

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.

About the Author

Ever since her grandfather co-created Twinkies, Snowballs & Hostess cupcakes for Intercontinental Baking Company, circa 1955, Jenna has yet to taste a cake she hasn’t liked. Jenna writes books for readers who enjoy sweet & compelling romances, and also for those who look for her “fiction that feeds your faith” titles – happily-ever-after romance & romantic suspense stories with a Christian world view. Her stories emulate those she enjoys reading…with a heroine who is in grave danger & a hero who is smart enough to get out of her way as she kicks butt & takes down names… and those that feature satisfying fairy-tale-endings. Her clean romances won’t put you into a diabetic coma, and her faith-based romances aren’t preachy or unrealistic. It is her glad purpose to glorify God and His sacrificial love through His Son, Jesus Christ through books that illustrate hope & peace in unbearable situations. Her first triple negative breast cancer diagnosis in 2012 has led to surgeries, radiation, reoccurrences and incurable metastasis. Still, Jenna continues to praise God and trust His oversight in her life; and continues to write more books.

Guest Post from Jenna Victoria

I am thrilled you will be introducing my newest novel, Love Among the Lilacs, to your readers and visitors through CelebrateLit. I am excited to share this sweet love story with quirky characters who hijacked the plot mid-stream, and took me places I did not anticipate! So – Why Love Among the Lilacs? I chose the title and a subplot regarding lilacs for one reason – I absolutely adore the scent! The fact that a lilac’s bloom is so fleeting, makes their fragrance that much more memorable and anticipated.

Mollie Wright anticipates something too – finally buying her own home, Lilac Cottage, after a
childhood of homelessness. Genevieve Carter, one of the two elderly sellers, leaves her a note of welcome next to a small bouquet of lilacs in Mollie’s new bedroom, after the closing. This helps readers experience Genevieve’s spirit of generosity. Isn’t the bedroom phone antique? The sisters lived in the cottage for more than 50 years, and changed little of its amenities. How did I choose to write about Mollie? What if a character dreamed and saved and finally bought a house after a childhood of homelessness? Then, due to a real estate closing error and interference by the seller’s great-nephew, her sweet cottage ownership is in real peril. Dare she hope for a positive outcome?

Attorney Sean Grady didn’t want his maternal great-aunts, who lovingly raised him and his younger brother Mark, to sell Lilac Cottage. After a rookie mistake led to a tragedy when he was an associate at his family law firm, Sean decided to concentrate on elder law. He’s seen plenty of abuse of the elderly in his ten year career, and something about Mollie Write doesn’t sit well with him.

Mollie finds support from her neighbors – including long retired Emily Rogers (Genevieve’s BFF) who often visits Lilac Cottage’s back garden through this connecting gate. It’s so beautiful! She reveals her profession which is perfectly suited to Mollie’s needs. We see selfless giving and stalwart friendship in Emily’s character.

Mollie has secrets to hide, and a far away half-brother and Mother who aren’t exactly upstanding
members of society.

When her half-brother unexpectedly surfaces, bringing a mountain of trouble with him, the budding love between Sean and Mollie takes a hard tumble.

The theft of an antique necklace, Sean’s renewed lack of trust and Mollie’s shame at her past – not to mention final outcome of legal decisions – pull them further apart.

The intervention of others gives Mollie and Sean a chance at reconciliation – but is it too late? Can they finally unpack and empty baggage from their past?

I hope you enjoy Love Among the Lilacs as much as I did writing it!

Happy Reading!

p.s. my selected giveaway, an authentic Coach Disney X Mickey Mouse accordion zip wallet in glove-tanned leather was chosen to represent the transformation of Mollie’s negative childhood experiences into memories of acceptance and joy among the trials.

Blog Stop

May 25: Pause for Tales

May 26: Carpe Diem
May 28: Live.Love.Read.
May 29: Lane Hill House
June 5: Cafinated Reads



To celebrate her tour, Jenna is giving away a grand prize of an authentic, new in unopened gift box Coach zipper accordion leather wallet – from their Disney X collection (Value $140.00)!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!


  1. Debbie, thank you for your nice review and your tireless support of sweet and faith-filled books. It's clear from your blog that well-written clean and inspiring stories are your first choice in genre - and I can relate as they are mine, too. Have a blessed day.

  2. I enjoyed reading about this book! Sounds like one I would enjoy

    1. I really think you would like this book

  3. Trisha - it seems like everyone is liking Grady Cove so much I need to consider a sequel! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Great review, Debbie! Sounds like a story I will enjoy.

  5. Thanks for your encouragement C. Kane 🙋