September 27, 2010

Love Remains by Kaye Dacus: Review & Giveaway!


Get a group of matchmaking grandmothers together and you get a some fun, romantic stories! Love Remains is the first book in The Matchmakers series, and Kaye Dacus doesn't disappoint with this one.

Delving into parental verbal abuse, long lost love, and investigations of fraud, Dacus gives us a thoughtful, as well as delightful, look into the lives of Zarah Mitchell and Bobby Patterson. Torn apart a decade ago by forces beyond their control, Zarah and Bobby meet unexpectedly at a church singles function. Even after such a long time, feelings are still raw for both of them and Dacus does a brilliant job in slowly bringing them through a journey of re-discovery of one another. Throw in the conflict of Bobby investigating her and her company for fraud, and you've got great tension and turmoil!

I especially loved Dacus jumping into Bobby's feelings as he struggled with his growing love and his investigation of her. BRILLIANT KAYE! It was good to see older singles who have built great careers still have the feelings of their first loves. It made it so much more romantic, in my mind. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait for the rest of the series!

Back Cover:

Zarah Mitchell, who's worked at the Middle Tennessee Historic preservation Commission for more than a decade, is about to face a piece of history that could ruin the life she's built in Nashville: Bobby Patterson--her first love and the reason her father kicked her out fourteen years ago.

Nashville native Bobby Patterson has just returned home after many years away to take a position with the Tennesse Criminal Investigations Unit. His new job: lead a task force investigating potential real estate fraud connected with the Commission.

When Bobby realizes Zarah is part of his investigation, he is tempted to use his grandmother's not-so-subtle setup as a way to learn if Zarah is involved in the fraud.

Zarah, at her grandmother's suggestion, tries to put the pain from the past aside to see if any love remains between her and Bobby. But when she learns he's been investigating her, will she be able to forgive him a second time?

Because I love to share good books, I am giving away a copy of Love Remains. To be considered for the drawing you must give me your spam-free email address in the comment section. Drawing will be held and announced Sunday, October 3.  Due to legalities, only US citizens may enter.


To see Kaye's other books, go HERE.
Kaye's website: http://www.kayedacus.com

***This book was given to me for review and my honest opinion.***

22 comments:

  1. I love Kaye Dacus and would love to get my hands on this book.

    Thanks,
    Stormi
    booklady2007[at]gmail[dot]com

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  2. I love to escape with a Kaye Dacus book and I also enjoy her southern settings. Thank you for the chance to win Love Remains, Sherrinda.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

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  3. OOOH! Sounds so good. Please enter me

    tab@zaeya.com

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  4. Another great read to add to my wish list! Thank Sherrinda:)

    tamika(dot)eason(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. I bought this at the ACFW conference and had it signed as a Christmas gift for one of my family members. I'm hoping to sneak in a read before I give it away. :-)

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  6. Thanks for introducing me to Kaye's books and her writing. I look forward to reading something of hers. She's now on my list.
    Please put me into the contest. Email is- barbwhitti@aol.com
    Thanks!
    Blessings to you, B

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  7. Sounds like a fun book. :)

    Hope you are having a good day!!

    Ah, you have my email! :D

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  8. This sounds like a great book! Please include me.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  9. I've never read a Kaye Dacus book. This one sounds great.

    amydetrempe AT yahoo DOT com

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  10. Oh, this book sounds lovely for a fall or winter read. Please enter my name, and thanks for sharing!

    jeanettelevellie(at)gmail(dot)com.

    Blessings,
    Jen

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  11. Hi Sherrinda -

    Great review! I enjoyed Kaye's other books. Please enter me.

    susanjreinhardt AT gmail DOT com

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  12. Looks great... I'm always looking for new books to read!

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  13. Thanks for the chance!

    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  14. I would love to be entered for this. Thanks for the chance


    giveawaymommy at yahoo.com

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  15. I'd love to be added to the giveaway list for a chance to win Kaye's book. Thank you!

    Blessings,
    Sandee61

    Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

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  16. Sounds like a fun read.
    wsmarple/at/gmail/dot/com

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  17. This book sounds great. Would love to win and read this book.
    Please include me in the drawing.
    Thank you for the chance.
    wdesirees[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  18. Sounds interesting - also sounds like it deals with some sensitive issues. I'd love to read this book.

    janmarien[at]embarqmail[dot]com

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  19. I'd love to win!
    Ann_Lee_Miller@msn.com

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  20. This book looks like fun - please enter me!

    Janna
    ryanx6 at msn dot com

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  21. This sounds like a interesting book and one that I would love to read.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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