Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sophie's Path by Catherine Lanigan {Blog Tour Review and Giveaway}

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Sophie's PathSophie's Path
(Shores of Indian Lake #6)
Catherine Lanigan
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
July 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Her choice. His consequences.

Nurse Sophie Mattuchi has seen a lot of angry patients in the ER, but no one's ever rattled her like Jack Carter. He has no right to blame her for his friend's death. Sophie did everything she could. Didn't she? Yet his accusations sting, and that sets off all kinds of internal alarms. She's never cared this much about any man's opinion of her. But Jack is different. He stirs up feelings. Strong feelings. Guilt. Anger. Attraction. Curiosity. Sympathy. Sophie's definitely not interested in Jack, but even if she was, he'd never forgive her for the decision she made that night in the hospital. Would he?

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My Review: 4.5 Stars

This is only the second book I've read in the series and it can definitely stand alone. I enjoy the small-town books, as the characters meld in a way that really do warm the heart. I love how they all have a history together and how they look out for one another.

In this installment, we meet Sophie, a nurse. She is extremely dedicated to her job and has such a caring personality. The story starts out very fast paced, as there is an accident that Sophie and her colleagues are dealing with. Jack is a part of that accident and can't help but to misplace blame for the outcome. He comes across as bitter and stubborn, but he seems to melt as the story progresses.

While this book is heartwarming, there are some very serious issues addressed within these pages and at times, I found myself wishing for a bit more light-hearted romance. From drug addiction, to death, to trust issues, to work matters, the subjects are sometimes somber and hard to process emotionally.

I adored Frenchie, the dog, who really helped thread the story line together. The characters are multifaceted and have depth. I love the process they each developed in. This is a town that I would love to read more about.

I recommend this to readers who enjoy a clean romance with good characters and depth.

Content: mild romance; serious subject matter, but nothing graphic. Clean.

*I received a copy through Prism Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*

Other Books in the Series


Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of forty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, and more. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into dozens of languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. Ms. Lanigan’s novels are also available in E-books on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com, Apple Store, Mobi and Kobo. Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Her Vietnam war-based novel, The Christmas Star, won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine and has also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader’s Preference.

Lanigan is the author of a trilogy of non- fiction books regarding angelic intervention in human life: Angel Watch, Divine Nudges and Angel Tales published by HCI and Cedar Fort.

Skyhorse published Lanigan’s “how-to” book on writing: Writing the Great American Romance Novel.

Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid Foundation to write a non-fiction book addressing teen addictions. Ms. Lanigan’s first Young Adult adventure novel, The Adventures of Lillie and Zane: The Golden Flute, was published by Cedar Fort.

Currently, she has published six novels in the Shores of Indian Lake series for Harlequin Heartwarming: Love Shadows, Heart’s Desire, A Fine Year for Love, Katia’s Promise and Fear of Falling. Sophie’s Path pubs July, 2016. She has recently contracted for three more in the series: Danger Zone, Wedding for Isabelle and A Bride for Mica.

As a cancer survivor, Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. (THE EVOLVING WOMAN). She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs.

Tour Schedule

July 18th: Launch
July 21st: Brooke Blogs
July 22nd: Hardcover Feedback
July 25th: EskieMama Reads
July 26th: deal sharing aunt
July 27th: Colorimetry
July 31st: Grand Finale

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  1. Katie, thank you so much for taking the time to review my book. I'm thrilled that you liked it and as I'm working on book #8 right now, I always, always take recommendations like yours to heart and implement them in my manuscripts! Thanks again, Catherine

    1. You're so welcome! You have such great settings and characters. Keep up the awesome writing!

  2. Great review! You made me want to pick up the book!

  3. Your review was helpful. It sounds like it's a bit more intense that I thought reading the blurb.

  4. It sounds like this book has great characters and is more than just a light read. Perfect for me!

  5. I like clean reads and I do like the book cover!

  6. I like the book cover and the review.

  7. Love the cover! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  8. Looks like a good book and a nice cover too.

  9. I love contemporary romances, and the blurb sounds very intriguing! Can't wait to read this. :)

  10. I definitely found the review to be a hook for me. I'm very interested in this now.

  11. Thanks for the review! Sometimes you need a light read, but other times you want something more challenging. This book falls under the later and might be just what I need right now!