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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sizzling PR Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Share the Moon by Sharon Struth



Title: Share the Moon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Kensington Books/Lyrical Press
Number of Pages: 285
Release Date: August 4, 2014

Blurb:

"Heart-tugging small town romance with real emotion.  Struth is an author to watch!"
—Laura Drake, author of RITA-award winning The Sweet Spot

Sometimes trust is the toughest lesson to learn.

Sophie Shaw is days away from signing a contract that will fulfill her dream of owning a vineyard. For her, it’s a chance to restart her life and put past tragedies to rest. But Duncan Jamieson’s counter offer blows hers out to sea.

Duncan still finds Sophie as appealing as he had during boyhood vacations to the lake. Older and wiser now, he has his own reasons for wanting the land. His offer, however, hinges on a zoning change approval.

Bribery rumors threaten the deal and make Sophie wary of Duncan, yet she cannot deny his appeal. When her journalistic research uncovers a Jamieson family secret, trust becomes the hardest lesson for them both.


My Thoughts:

Okay, when I started Share The Moon, I thought it would be more of Women’s Fic than a romance. So, I had a hard time diving into the story. Cause the dynamic of the story felt like Women’s Fic. However, when I hit half way through the story the dynamic of the story started to change and felt more like a romance novel.

This isn’t your typical romance novel, because Sophie and Duncan are older than the typical age, and have been through a lot in life. With Sophie being a divorcee and basically patching her life back together. Then Duncan is a widower who is trying to fit more into his kid’s life. During the beginning of Share The Moon you didn’t see a lot of interaction between Sophie and Duncan, because there was a trust issue between the two of them. Both of them are after a piece of land, but with that land lays the secret to everything. Sophie wants the land cause her oldest son died there, and Duncan wants to obtain the land cause his mother asked him.

Once I started to get into Share the Moon, I started enjoyed the story. More things started to happen, especially between Duncan and Sophie. Both of them have trust issue, so opening up doesn’t come naturally. Duncan tends to jump to conclusion and it hurts Sophie. At the same time, Sophie isn’t opening up to Duncan, which leads to the hurt. I like that the fact that Sophie and Duncan develop a relationship, because sometimes you read stories where the characters jump into a relationship even with the trust issues. Not here, it’s a slow process to get these two together. I liked how the story start to take shape and how it actually revolves around the big secret that is slowly uncover. Overall, I thought it was a well-written story that had two people trying to fit into one another lives, and overcome life’s challenges. Yes, Share the Moon was a pretty good read.


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Author Bio:
Sharon Struth is an award-winning author who believes it’s never too late for a second chance in love or life. When she’s not writing, she and her husband happily sip their way through the scenic towns of the Connecticut Wine Trail. Sharon writes from the small town of Bethel, Connecticut, the friendliest place she’s ever lived. For more information, including where to find her other novels and published essays, please visit her at www.sharonstruth.com




Other Links:
Musings from the Middle Ages & More: www.sharonstruth.wordpress.com

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Excerpt #2

“Manhattan.”

Sophie adjusted her crooked scarf. “Living here will be a big change.”

“I know. I’ve always loved this place, though.” Duncan reached out and tenderly brushed a leaf off Sophie’s shoulder. His gaze flowed down her body like a slow trickle
of water.

An unexpected burn raced up her cheeks.

He lifted his brows. “Hey, I never knew the lake went by another name. The town website said the original name came from an old Native American word.”

She nodded. “Puttacawmaumschuckmaug Lake.” The long name rolled off her tongue with ease, the pronunciation a rite of passage for anyone born and raised around the body of water. “It either means ‘at the large fishing place near the rock’ or ‘huge rock on the border.’”

“What?” He chuckled. “Puttamaum…”

She shook her head and repeated the difficult word. “Puttacawsch—”

“Nope. It’s a toughie. That’s why a reporter who visited here at the turn of the century suggested in his column we change the name. He said the water’s beauty was as rare as a blue moon, and the phrase stuck.”

He grinned, easy and confident. “My kids will love this place.”

Kids? Sophie buried her disappointment. “Are you and your wife looking at the other towns bordering the water?”


“No. I like Northbridge. Oh, and I’m not married,” he said matter-of-factly. His gaze arm-twisted her for a response.
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