Love Claimed by Mary Crawford Blog Tour
A Hidden Beauty Novel: Because love matters, differences don’t.
Mary Crawford writes romance that is clean and has a good story that is not just about the romance. Her books always feature main characters with something that has to be overcome to let the romance flourish. In her Hidden Beauty series she addresses several disabilities from physical to emotional with grace and understanding. I have never been a big fan of romance, actually I didn’t like romance at all and wouldn’t read them. But as a supporter of indie authors I gave her first book in this series a try. To my own surprise I really liked it. So I read the rest of the series so far and liked them all. My reviews were either 4 or 5 star reviews. By far the one I liked the best was Love Seasoned. Of course I identified with the main characters more because they were of my generation. When Mary asked if I would read Love Claimed and post a review on release day I agreed. After reading I asked if she had a media kit to go with it and if she was doing a blog tour. I was disappointed when she said no. So I volunteered to organize this blog tour because I believe the book is worthy of notice and she donates a portion of all her book sales to a charity that is relevant to the story line of the book. For this book the charity is SafeKidsWorldwide (safekids.org). That is altruism at it’s finest in my opinion. She cares for the real people who deal with the issues in her books. It has been a pleasure to organize this blog tour and I hope you will visit all of the bloggers participating. Each one will have something a little bit different, a different teaser, a different quote from the book, there is an author interview (I’ll let you find it), and a few reviews. Enjoy the tour!
Donda has seen more than her fair share of tragedy. Between the assaults she suffered as a child, her eating disorder, and addictions she feels like she’s the last person who should get a second chance.
Jaxon has spent years trying to move past his own inner demons. His ex-wife was a junkie who let their young daughter die rather than miss a score. Though he has committed his career to saving lives, he can’t shake the feeling he should have done more back then. When the single mother and doctor finally meet, it seems like fate. A car accident turns a shared glance into a chance at happiness neither one expected or believes they deserve.
Becoming a teenaged matchmaker extraordinaire, Donda’s son, Gabriel, is convinced the two are perfect for each other, but they aren’t so sure.
Can the pair get past their troubled histories, self-doubt, and bad experiences to find love at last?
Love Claimed by Mary Crawford
Love claimed is the sixth book in her Hidden Beauty series. So far I’ve read them all. Normally I am not a huge fan of romance novels but Mary’s first book, Until the Stars Fall From The Sky, got me hooked on her writing style.
Love Claimed has all the same qualities as I’ve come to expect from this author. Her characters are realistic and well developed. Her plot is about so much more than the budding romance. As always the main characters have real life issues that they must deal with and overcome for any sort of normal relationship to develop. This book touches the subjects of child abuse, sexual assault, and addictions. Both main characters have been affected by one or more of these in some way. There are limited graphic description of the actual events, but, the psychological effects on the victims are covered very well. The story chronicles the doubts and fears of the would be lovers. Their actions and reactions are so realistic you feel along with Donda and Jackson as they tread the waters of recovery to discover love. As always the author helps her characters to deal with and overcome their issues to find their happily ever after. Although some of the subject matter is hard for some to deal with, Mary Crawford writes these issues with tact and compassion. Her novels are clean and have the happily ever after that romance readers yearn for. Appropriate for older teens 16 and over, only because of the subject matter.
Mary Crawford is a Civil Rights Attorney from Oregon who has been an avid bookworm since discovering books by Judy Blume in the sixth grade. Ms. Crawford writes contemporary romance novels with a focus on diversity and inclusion.
Blog Tour Stops:
Please note: if you find that some of the blog stops do not lead to the tour post come back here for the correct links.
Lavern Winters: Peachy’s Insights – https://peachysinsights.wordpress.com/ (You are here!)
Rainne Atkins: Just Books – http://rainnes.blogspot.co.uk/
Kristin Bowers: I don’t Get Sundays – www.idontgetsundays.blogspot.com
Ani Manjikian: Right the Writer – https://rightthewriter.com/
Andy Peloquin: Andy Peloquin – http://andypeloquin.com/blog-tour-love-claimed-by-mary-crawford/
Paul White: Ramblings from a Writers Mind – https://ramblingsfromawritersmind.wordpress.com/
Jessica Wren: Jessica Wren Fiction – jessicawrenfiction.com
Sahara Foley: Readers’ Junction – saharafoley.com
Mistral Dawn: Mistral Dawns Musings – http://mistralkdawn.blogspot.com
Savanna Morgan: Savannah’s Thought Garden – http://savannahsthoughtgarden.blogspot.com/