Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bleeding Heart Review + Giveaway

 Bleeding Heart Blog Tour + Giveaway

                          Title: Bleeding Heart
                          Author: Amber Stokes
                          Pages: 178
                          Publisher: Seasons of A Story
                          Release Date: July 26, 2013
                          Rating: 5 Stars

                                                             [About the Book]
                       Five bleeding hearts. One profound journey. 

Summer 1886

Sally Clay’s livelihood has been snatched away, but in its place arises an opportunity to escape from her sordid past and an unrelenting, unwanted suitor. Boarding a train with a heartsick rancher and an enigmatic miner, she leaves Virginia City behind and heads to Northern California, waiting for the chance to make right what went wrong three long years before.

But the road to revenge is far from smooth. Sally soon learns that the jagged pieces of a broken heart can far too easily wound the hearts of others – and hers isn’t the only heart that’s broken. Tragedy and fear dog her steps as she flees from the redwood forests to the high desert and back again. Will her bleeding heart ever find a way and a place to heal?

A desperate soiled dove. Three men who come to care for her. One man determined to claim her.

All on a journey that will show them what true love really involves.


                 Bleeding Heart is categorized as Historical Inspirational Romance which is mostly what I read in the first place anyway, but this isn't your grandmother's romance novel. Bleeding Heart delves into a world dealing with tragedy, death, love, anger, and forgiveness. I don't know about you, but I don't normally find all of these things together in a historical romance novel. Honestly, it was a refreshing read. A lot different from the novels I normally gravitate towards. Bleeding Heart actually reminds me of the Little House on the Prairie books and television show. The Little House series, novels and television, also dealt with issues that Bleeding Heart does and more. Which is a reason why I fell in love with this story, it deals with real issues that we all have to go through at one time or another. Bleeding Heart is for those who enjoy a light romance, all history buffs out there who enjoy a good western, and for Little House on the Prairie fans.

                      You can purchase the Kindle edition of Bleeding Heart here.

                                                  [About the Author]

             Amber Stokes has a Bachelor of Science degree in English and a passion for the written word - from blogging to writing poetry, short stories, and novels. After her brief time at college in Oregon, she is now back home among the redwoods of Northern California, living life one day at a time and pursuing her passion via freelance editing and self-publishing her debut novel, Bleeding Heart.

                                         Bleeding Heart Website


[NOTE]: This giveaway also includes a paperback copy of Bleeding Heart.

You can enter the rafflecopter giveaway here.


  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Bleeding Heart, Alyssa! How fun to have it compared to Little House on the Prairie - and how encouraging to know that you felt it was refreshing in its grittier aspects. :)


  2. HI Alyssa, Great review and interview of Amber. She is my editor so I am really enjoying her blog tour. Thanks for participating. You asked some great questions. I'm getting to know Amber more now that I've been on the tour. So fun.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Sandra! The bloggers have asked me some awesome questions - so glad you've enjoyed reading the posts. :) Love how supportive the blogging community is!


    2. Thanks so much Sandra for stopping at my blog! Your welcome back anytime! :)


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