The Bluebird Bet by Cheryl Harper – Guest Post & Giveaway

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The Bluebird Bet (Welcome to Tall Pines # 2)The Bluebird Bet
(Welcome to Tall Pines #2)

Cheryl Harper

Adult Contemporary Romance

March 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Winning isn’t everything…

To other people Dr. Elaine Watson never loses. Period. So she won’t miss out on a chance to restore the Bluebird Bed-and-Breakfast. The owner’s son, Dean Collins, seems just as determined as she is. A famous photojournalist, he hasn’t been home in years, so why does he want to turn the Bluebird, a charming old B and B, into a fishing camp?With just a few weeks to create the winning plan, Elaine has no choice but to spend time with the guy. She’s drawn to the handsome, wounded man, but being with Dean would mean giving up the future she’s been dreaming of… And Dr. Elaine Watson never gives up.

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Cheryl Harper discovered her love for books and words as a little girl, thanks to a mother who made countless library trips and an introduction to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House stories. Cheryl enjoys strong characters that make her laugh. Now she spends her days searching for the right words while she stares out the window and her dog snoozes beside her.


Five Things I Know about War Photojournalist Dean Collins (The Bluebird Bet)

5. He left Tall Pines as fast as he could. Changing beds and scrubbing toilets at the bed-and-breakfast was never his idea of a life. Dodging bullets and telling important stories had fulfilled him, but he had to make a change before it killed him.
4. Dean was always happiest climbing the highest point of the roof or taking the risk that attracted every pretty girl’s stare.
3. After his mother died, he and his dad lost the glue that held them together. He’d trusted his father to keep the Bluebird safe for him, so he’d always have a place to come home to, and now he’ll fight to keep it.
2. Charming Edna is easy as telling her stories of his travels. They never end as she expects them to, but having the scoop first is worth agreeing to be his judge when the renovation plans are presented.
1. He admired hard work and no one works harder than Dr. Elaine Watson. She’d saved his father’s life. She would restore the place his mother had loved. She might even need the Bluebird more than he does, but there’s no way he’ll back down. He’s fighting for his future.

If you could nothing but a camera and a backpack, where would you go?



Dean Collins fought the urge to kick his feet like a bored four-year-old. After reading all the news he could get his hands on—old issues of the local paper, the state paper and his favorite online news sites—he’d come to sit on the edge of the dock while his father fished. Dean had wanted to start a conversation or make a connection or whatever the proper term was for two grown men talking about their feelings.


And they were sitting in silence.


Like they did most of the time, in fact. He raveled the edge of the latest pair of jeans he’d managed to destroy. For years, his wardrobe consisted of heavy boots, worn jeans and a collection of T-shirts that could fit in a backpack. No shorts. But these had a ripped knee and a bloodstain from an ill-fated trek from Dharamsala. That was the kind of thing he did for fun: climb mountains and shake off a skinned knee when the climb turned into a tumble.


Now he dangled his feet in the water and hoped for a nibble—anything exciting. Adjusting to the change of pace was harder than he’d thought it would be.


“Nice weather.” The whole world over, there was one topic of conversation everyone could fall back on: the weather forecast. Maybe they were on different sides of hot vs. cold or wet vs. dry, but everyone had an opinion about the weather. Tall Pines was no exception.

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– $25 Amazon gift card (open internationally)

– Signed print copies of A Minute on the Lips & The Bluebird Bet (US only)

– 5 ebooks of The Bluebird Bet (to be gifted through Amazon or B&N)

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  1. Sounds amazing! Thanks for the chance!

  2. sounds wonderful, like a really good read.

  3. Yeah, Why does he want to turn the quaint little B&B into a fishing camp? Guess I’ll have to read to find out!

  4. Serena S. says:

    The cover is gorgeous, very romantic. And I like the excerpt.

  5. A weary war photojournalist has the potential to create emotionally charged scenes. I don’t usually go for romances, but this sounds very intriguing.

  6. Sounds like a really good book. Makes me wonder why they each want the Bluebird so badly. This book is going on my TBR list.

  7. Liked the excerpt, and the book sounds interesting.

  8. Anita Yancey says:

    It sounds like an amazing book, and I love the cover. Thanks for this chance.

  9. Christine A says:

    The cover has such a beautiful scene. I liked the excerpt and I’m intrigued to read about Dean’s relationship with his father and Elaine.

  10. love the excerpt and it sounds like a really good romance novel. Best of luck

  11. Sounds good … thanks

  12. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and learning about the book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Morgana DeLarge says:

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! 🙂

  14. Robbie Bauldree says:

    I love to read books about people who try to mend their broken past.

  15. Sounds like a nice romance. Thanks for the letting me check it out.

  16. I’d love to open a bed and breakfast 🙂 I’d also love to read this book 😉

  17. bloomerbear says:

    Wishing the best on your tour

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    thank you

  18. Tammy Dalley says:

    Sounds fabulous thanks for the great giveaway! All the best on your tour

  19. Alejandra Corbella says:

    it sounds like a good book!! I hope I have the opportunity to read it

  20. Natalie Brown says:

    This sounds quite intriguing. I always like mysteries and romance. Sounds lovely!

  21. I loved the excerpt and look forward to reading the entire book 🙂

  22. Chris Martinez says:

    Dean seems like a wonderful character…can’t wait to read!

  23. Dan Denman says:

    I am intrigued by this story. Both Elaine and Dean sound like good characters.

  24. I really like your stories.