Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Full of Grace Blog Tour Review


Full of Grace  (Companion Book to Hale Maree)Author: Misty Provencher
Release date: April 18th 2013
Publisher: Cornerstone Publishing
Paperback, 188 pages
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Running about 7 bananas strong on shots from Hale and Oscar Maree's wedding bar, what happened between Landon Grace and Sher Traifere was supposed to be a one time thing. A quickie on a romantic night. Sher wanted a fast evening of fireworks to remember on the dull horizon of her life; Landon wanted to get his mind off his psycho ex by feeling Sher's curves. By the end of the evening, a secret of Sher's complicates Landon's attempt to escape the girl's chainsaw giggle.
Some one-night-stands just can't be finished in one night. 
Even more complicating, this one rises back up with a hard shot of morning sickness and an entire repertoire of questions. The most important being: how much pull does a guy really have in a woman's choice to pursue or terminate a pregnancy?
And in this case, how clever can he be about stealing her pants?

Full of Grace is a newly released companion to Hale Maree, Misty Provencher’s touching and original New Adult story that features an arranged marriage. It is, in my opinion, a slightly superior, more mature work, with better character development, better pacing and a far more believable plot. I’m rarely comfortable with female authors writing from a male perspective (or vice versa, really), but Misty Provencher gave such a lovely, genuine voice to Landon, and she was consistent throughout the novel.

Plotwise, Full of Grace is a bit more traditional than its predecessor: girl meets boy, girl gets pregnant, drama ensues. Neither Sher nor Landon wanted to find themselves in that situation, but Landon, being the outstanding guy that he is, is determined to make the most of it. He takes things as they come and he puts his whole heart into it, with no reservations whatsoever. It is admirable and perhaps a bit crazy too.

Full of Grace shows how a single mistake, a single moment of weakness, can cost you dearly and change your life completely. I disliked Sher intensely at first – she is a giggler, and she comes across as self-centered until things start klicking into place. Not all of her choices were wise, but Provencher gave me enough insight, even through Landon’s eyes, to sympathize with her and understand her completely.

Landon Grace is someone you should meet. He is a genuinely nice guy, honest and loyal. I adored him in Hale Maree, but being privy to his thoughts made me love and respect him even more. I couldn’t help but admire how hard he worked to make things right with Sher and how he just took everything she threw at him and tried to make the best of it.

Once again, Provencher did an excellent job and showed that she’s not in the business of creating plastic, meaningless characters. Whatever she writes next, I’ll definitely read.


Author Bio:
Once a high school drop out and runaway, Misty Provencher became a college grad, and is now a full-time novelist with a close knit family. She doesn't do labels well. While she can ride a motorcycle, knows how to Karate chop, and has learned enough French, Spanish, and Sign Language to get herself slapped, Misty's life is the ruse she uses to connect with people. She is totally enchanted with them and spends her days trying to translate the soul bouquet of her muses into words. 

Misty Provencher lives in Michigan. Knock on her internet blog door at: Misty Provencher's Books, http://mistypro.blogspot.com/ or find her on Facebook and Twitter as Misty Provencher.


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41 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of this book before but thank goodness that it's more mature than other NA books, cause I'm sick and tired of the same old story. Great review Maja and thanks for the giveaway :)

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    1. HI Tanja! I hope you'll consider giving Landon a read. He'll take you on a steamy carriage ride, give you a beach adventure you won't want to miss and wait til you see what he does with the monkeys! BWAHAHAHA!

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  2. Landan does sound like a great guy. A lot of guys would be running away now. This one, and the companion novel both sound really good. I've yet to read any of Misty's books, but I don't think I can put if off much longer. Lovely review Maja :)

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    1. Awww, Suzanne...I'm touched knowing that you're thinking of reading the stories. I hope you will meet 'Ocker' and then go on to take a trip with Landon to the beach! Hee hee heee! Please come around and let me know what you thought if you give them a try- I'd love to hear from you!

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  3. Despite what you say about Landon (he sounds cute!) I'll have to pass on this one as it doesn't seem like my kind of book. But I'll keep an eye out just in case! ^,^

    Brilliant review, Maja! <33 I'm glad to see you liking this one.

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    1. Sorry it didn't connect with you, Melanie. I hope something else in my book case will catch your eye sometime! :)

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  4. I am so not surprised this was a great read. Misty is just an amazing writer (and person!). I am still sad I missed this one but I will definitely catch the next one!

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    1. *blush* *climbs into Kindlemom's lap* *kisses her nose* *over and over again* :)

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  5. Oh my gosh! I thought I already commented and I didn't?? Thank you so much for reading and reviewing, Maja. I am so happy to have found you and so grateful to have you on my tour! Thank you again!

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  6. have not heard of this series before, but looks very interesting :D I think I would like Landon Grace

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    1. I'd like to think that Landon would be the perfect book boyfriend for you, Lily! He's a guy that you can count on...to steal your pants. Hope you give him a try!

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  7. It sounds like this one has some good character change throughout so I think I could really like it. I hadn't heard of the series before but if you are giving it a 4 then it's worth a second glance for sure. Great review, you definitely have me curious!

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    1. Hi Jenni! It would make my day to hear that you tried Landon out and enjoyed him as much as Maja did. Please let me know if you get your eyes on his pages!

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  8. Your blog theme is beautiful! I love it so much! Definitely will follow you!

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  9. Ooh, this sounds like another interesting addition to my rapidly growing Misty Provencher pile (between you and Heidi, I think I have every book of hers in my must read pile now!) I'm still planning on reading her Cornerstone series first, but I'm very excited to get to Hale Maree and Full of Grace when I'm done. Landon sounds like a wonderful character, and I'm sure I can look past the giggling and give Sher a chance too. Amazing review, thanks for sharing! :-)

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    1. *dramatic breath* Lauren! You haven't read my stories yet, my girl? I can't wait until you do. I would love to hear what you think! And yes, that GIGGLE! Just remember that Sher's giggle represents the state of their relationship. That makes her giggling easier to handle!

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  10. Awww, great review! I'm definitely picky when a woman writes a guy's POV, too. I really liked Misty's take on Landon, too :)

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    1. Awwwww, thank you, Kristin! I'm so glad you two are picky. When you compliment me, it means a great deal to me and it makes me work even harder on the next book. Thank you!!

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  11. Landon sounds like a sweet guy and I think I'll enjoy reading about the character growth of Sher. Thanks for introducing me to the book :)

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    1. Thank you for considering Full of Grace, Henrietta! I hope you'll enjoy Landon's sense of humor and his amazing shoulders!

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  12. The single mistake that effects so much is an overall premise that interests me a lot.

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    1. It's true, isn't it, Brandi? It fascinated me too, so I hope we're on the same wave length and that you'll enjoy reading Full of Grace as much as I enjoyed writing it. Come back and let me know if you do!

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  13. OM! I have still been a bit leery of the NA genre even though those that I've read have been good. However, between you and Heidi, I know I'm going to pick up more of Misty's books. I also have to meet Landon! Sounds like a great character.

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    1. Hi Melissa! I'd love to pick your brain and hear why you've been leery of NA? That's a fascinating thing! I'd love it if you gave Landon a whirl- and I'd love to hear from you to know if my NA hits the mark for you!

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  14. I am glad I have turned you into a minion of Misty. I love her characters and her writing. She never disappoints me. I agree I liked this one just a bit better because the story line was more realistic and Landon felt more genuine than Oscar, even though I adore Oscar!

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  15. For some reason, the plot of this story captures me less than Hale Maree, so perhaps I should start with that one. I really MUST read this author's work already and I know she's even sent me one of her books, so I'll have to get to it already. Great review, as always, dear Maja! :)

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    1. I hope you'll give it a chance, Keertana, and let me know if I could snag you or not! I'd love to hear what you think!

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  16. Ooh, nice arms on the guy on the cover!! This story sounds like something my students would *love*. Especially since there are some who've had a single moment of weakness that changed their lives forever. Nice!

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    1. He's a hottie, isn't he, Mary? I'll get the popcorn and we can sit and stare at him together. *sigh*

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  17. Oh this sounds pretty good I like the arranged marriage topic which has always fascinated and kind of saddened me in a way. I like how the characters seem to all be so well created, too. NA can have real gems!

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    1. I hope you'll give them a read, Giselle. The arranged marriage is not the typical in Hale Maree, so I hope it would not make you sad!

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  18. I bought Hale Maree last week after Rachel's review and I'm so looking forward to it. Arrange marriage storylines are something I love to read. I'm glad that the second was just as good. I don't like gigglers either but it's good that atleast you sympathized with her. Great review, Maja!

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    1. Thank you so much, Aman! I hope Oscar does not disappoint! If you enjoy the story, or even if you don't, please come back around and let me know what you think! I'd love to hear from you!

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  19. I bought this without reading blurb! I didn't know it with Sher and involved a pregnancy. I can't wait to dig in now. I really loved the Hale Maree so I'm excited to hear you liked this one more, Maja. Great review, and thanks for the giveaway. I have e-copies of both, but I would love a signed physical copy! :)

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    1. So excited to hear you are enjoying the stories, Rachel! Please let me know if Landon does his job!

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  20. Well, as you know, I'm a huge Misty Provencher fan and will read anything she writes! So while I don't love NA contemporary I read Hale Maree and loved it. I'm REALLY dying to read this one but I'm buried in books so I'm hoping I can get to it sometime this month! I'm glad you really enjoyed it!

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  21. I promised Christy (and probably Heidi too!) that I'd read Misty's Cornerstone series soon. I definitely hope to later this summer when I stop working for a while. If it goes well, I'll have to check out her other books. I really like the sound of this one! Landon Grace is probably as far from the male characters that I usually read about, but exactly the sort of genuinely nice guy that I adore in real life. Lovely review, Maja!

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  22. Oh, I hope you love them all, Sam. And yes, Landon is one of the good guys and he's funny too! Hope you'll let me know if you give him a read!

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