Karen’s Killer Book Bench: HEARTSONG, Singing to the Heart by Sara Walter Ellwood

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Singing to the Heart Book 2


Gabriel McKenna is living the dream. A rising country music star he’s no stranger to fame, money, or beautiful women. Despite his bad boy image, he’s also got a heart of gold, and when his ten-year-old brother is orphaned, he wants to take him under his wing. But the judge on the case is less than impressed by Gabe’s reputation and awards custody to the grandfather Gabe knows firsthand is abusive.

Michaela Finn is no stranger to heartache. Years ago she was engaged to Gabe McKenna, but two days before their wedding he ran off to Nashville with a female talent scout. Now Gabe is back in her life with an insane plan. Marry him, so he can get custody of his younger brother. Michaela can’t bear to think of any child being hurt, but she’s just not sure her heart can carry a happy tune when Gabe is playing lead…

Singing to the Heart Book 2


When Micki closed the door, the strong morning sun caught the diamond on her ring finger.

For a moment, the way the light splintered and exploded within the massive gem mesmerized her. The damn thing could blind someone.

“It really is a beautiful ring, isn’t it?” Her mother’s soft voice, coming at her through the open window, jerked her out of the trance.

“Momma, we’ve talked about this.” Micki grasped the edge of the window frame and fisted her free hand. “The marriage is an act so the judge will give us Jesse. Of course, he got me a huge ring. He’s a superstar. The story is that we belong together and decided to get married.You just need to remember not to tell anyone the truth. I still hate Gabe McKenna with a passion, and he hasn’t lost any love for me, either.”

Momma smiled and patted Micki’s hand where it lay on the window edge. “We’d better get going. I can’t wait until everyone sees this on my baby’s hand.”

Micki turned and sighed. She didn’t want her mother to tell her friends the truth about the wedding after the morning service, but her total denial that the wedding was, in fact, a farce proved exhausting.

As she folded her mother’s wheelchair, Gabe’s big Ford pulled up beside her Silverado. When he climbed out of the pickup and headed her way, she didn’t like how her heart sped up and her mouth went dry. He was sin on legs dressed in a pair of tan slacks, a navy polo shirt, and his signature tan Stetson.

Leaning in, he kissed her full on the lips. Against her will, she responded to his soft but firm lips, demanding her to kiss him back.

She immediately stepped away from him and grabbed the folded wheelchair, jerking it toward her with more force than required for the action. This damned lovey-dovey acting was going to drive her crazy. “I wondered where you were.”

“Good morning, sunshine.” He took the chair from her hands. “I was on the phone with my manager. Had to get our engagement announcement out.” Winking, he hoisted the wheelchair onto the back of the truck. “Sorry I’m late.” In that infuriating I’m-in-no-hurry way of his, Gabe leaned against the side of her truck. “I thought we’d talk to Reverend Watson about our wedding. Two of the caterers we spoke to yesterday called back with tentative dates based on their schedules. The soonest either of them could possibly do a small wedding is October thirty-first.”

“Halloween?” She snorted. “Well, that’s definitely appropriate and gonna cost a fortune.”

“Yep.” She wasn’t sure which he was agreeing to. “We have to agree to allow the caterers the right to use our wedding for promotion.”

“Hope the food’s good. The ceremony’s already going to give me indigestion.”

Meet the Author, Sara Walter Ellwood… 読書

Although Sara Walter Ellwood has long ago left the farm for the glamour of the big town, she draws on her experiences growing up on a small hobby farm in West Central Pennsylvania to write her contemporary westerns. She’s been married to her college sweetheart for over 20 years, and they have two teenagers and one very spoiled rescue cat named Penny. She longs to visit the places she writes about and jokes she’s a cowgirl at heart stuck in Pennsylvania suburbia. Sara Walter Ellwood is a multi-published and international Amazon bestselling author of the anthology set Cowboy Up. She also publishes paranormal romantic suspense under the pen name Cera duBois.


Links to Sara’s website, blog, books, etc.

Buy Links:

Kensington: http://www.ekensingtonbooks.com/author.aspx/29486
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Heartsong-Book-Sara-Walter-Ellwood-ebook/dp/B00VZZM6A6/

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heartsong-sara-walter-ellwood/1121727126?ean=9781601834928

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/sara-walter-ellwood/id576508680?mt=11

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/heartsong-11

Author Links:

Website: http://www.sarawalterellwood.com

Blog: http://www.sarawalterellwood.com/blog/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sarawalterellwood.ceradubois/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sara_w_ellwood

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6869635.Sara_Walter_Ellwood

The other books in Singing to the Heart…

Heartstrings, Book 1 is now available and Heartland, Book 3 is available for pre-order

Heartstrings: Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Heartstrings-Heartsong-Book-Walter-Ellwood-ebook/dp/B00IGFX7BA/

Heartland: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Heartstrings-Heartsong-Book-Walter-Ellwood-ebook/dp/B00IGFX7BA/

For other links and book information check out my website page: https://sarawalterellwood.wordpress.com/singing-to-the-heart/

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3 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: HEARTSONG, Singing to the Heart by Sara Walter Ellwood

  1. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Sara, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I love fake weddings. These characters won’t know what hit them. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us today, Sara!

  2. Good morning, Karen and Sara!
    Thanks for the intro, Karen.
    This book sounds so very good, just from the excerpt!

  3. Thank you, Karen, for having me today!

    Kathleen, I’m glad you liked the excerpt. I loved writing these two.

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