This is my stop during the book blitz for Promises Under the Peach Tree by Joanne Rock. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 2 till 8 September, you can view the complete blitz schedule here.
I haven’t read any of Joanne’s book that she writes solo, but I have read all the books she co-writes as JK Rock. Beside the normal blitz information Joanne also wrote a great tens list for my stop, so make sure to check it out!
The trouble with Heartache
Nina Spencer swore she was done with Heartache, Tennessee, when she left the town—and her sexy ex, Mack—in her rearview mirror. But when her bakery business is rocked by scandal, she needs a place to regroup. What she doesn’t need is Mack Finley reminding her of peach-flavored kisses and the hold he still has on her.
Mack never forgot Nina—not that he didn’t try. Yet between caring for his family and organizing the annual Harvest Fest, he’s overwhelmed and he needs Nina’s help. They can work together without getting swept up in memories and the rush of brand-new passion…right?
You can find Promises Under the Peach Tree on Goodreads
And now it’s time for the awesome tens list Joane wrote for my stop in which she tells us about the Harvest Festival and why you need to attend one!
One of the key events in PROMISES UNDER THE PEACH TREE is the upcoming Harvest Festival in a small town. If you’ve lived in a small town, you know what a big deal an annual fair or fest can be. It’s a chance for everyone to visit and come together. It’s also a chance for the town to show off its best features with cook-offs or flea markets that give local chefs and artisans a chance to shine. Happy memories are made here, and if you haven’t attended one before, I wanted to share:
Ten Reasons You Need to Attend a Harvest Festival
1- Hay Rides. No matter your age, riding in a hay wagon with a bunch of friends, singing silly songs or sipping hot cocoa is a blast. The nights are cool and snuggling for warmth is optional.
2- Pumpkin Carving. You can test your jack o lantern skills or just let your kids go to town with pumpkin pulp and seeds in a place that you don’t have to clean up! It’s a win-win.
3- Caramel Apples. Or candy apples. Or bobbing for apples. Fresh, crunchy apples are never better than at this time of year.
4- Wine Tasting. You might not luck into a Harvest Fest in a town where grapes are grown, but if you do, there is sure to be some wine tasting going on! Enjoy the harvest in a time-honored way by sipping a variety of new-to-you vintages.
5- Pet the Animals. You are never too old to be delighted by a petting zoo, and a harvest fest is sure to feature some farm animals. Kids love this part of the day.
6- Hay Maze. There’s a fun one in PROMISES UNDER THE PEACH TREE. Some towns make the maze “haunted” in honor of Halloween, and others create more of a labyrinth for fun. Get lost in one and see how long it takes you to find your way out.
7- Gourds and Indian Corn. I love going home with my arms full of natural fall décor. It’s all so colorful.
8- Crafts. Rug hooking, furniture making, basket weaving… there are usually demonstrations and markets for buying up locally made wares. Support your region’s craftspeople by going home with a basket you helped make.
9- Food. There will be chili cook-offs, homemade pies for sale and cooking demonstrations. Sample and savor.
10- Reconnect with Nature. One of the nicest parts of a Harvest Festival is the reminder of where our food comes from and how dependent we are on good crops. As our society becomes more interested in the healthful benefits of a Farm-to-Table lifestyle, we can learn more about using the locally grown fruits and vegetables in our cooking.
I’ve never attended a harvest festival before, but it sounds like a lot of fun! I wonder if they also have harvest festivals here in the Netherlands as I never heard about them before. This also makes me really curious about this book as I like small town settings!
About the Author:
Three-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock never met a romance subgenre she didn’t enjoy. The author of over sixty romances from contemporary to medieval historical, Joanne dreams of one day penning a book for every Harlequin series. A former Golden Heart recipient, she has won numerous awards for her stories.
Learn more about Joanne’s imaginative Muse by visiting her online:
– Amazon page
– Google +
– Joanne Rock’s Romance Wiki