$50 Amazon eGift Card Giveaway: Family of His Own by Catherine Lanigan

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Family of His Own

(Shores of Indian Lake #8)
Catherine Lanigan
Adult Contemporary Romance

Paperback & ebook, 384 pages

July 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He’s ready to settle down…with or without her

Scott Abbott has always loved Isabelle Hawks. And he’s always been her rock. Patient, dependable, strong. But lately, she’s been acting like that rock is weighing her down. With her art career taking off, Isabelle has been spending less and less time in Indian Lake…and with him. Scott isn’t even sure what they are to each other anymore. They might be friends with a history, but it sure doesn’t feel like a future. Maybe it’s time for Scott to set her free and focus on his own dreams. A real home. A family. All the things he had hoped to share with her…

 
 
Guest Post:

 

SCOTT’S REAL LIFE MAGIC

Geographically, Indian Lake is situated in Northwest Indiana, only a few miles from the bottom tip of Lake Michigan. In the state of Indiana, there are over 200,000 children in the Foster Care System. The Specialized Alternatives for Family and Youth, www.SAFY.org is an organization that certifies and licenses couples to become foster parents.

Scott’s story of stumbling onto two small children of a heroin addicted/drug dealing mother is not fiction. It is fact and sadly, the norm. Children of addicts are left behind in mini-marts, grocery store restrooms, department stores, gas stations, and dumpsters. Most of the parents are never found. Some are dead from overdoses. The real stories are the kind that do make journalism history, if told.

It takes a rare, strong and compassionate heart to embrace these children. Scott Abbott is that kind of hero who possesses all these qualities and more. Few men are willing to step out of their stereotypes of what it means to be a “father” and extend themselves in the manner that Scott did. Scott isn’t an action hero, but he is a man of deep morals and actions. It is his commitment that turns Bella and Michael’s future from bleek to beautifully loving.

In the scene in which Scott first sees Bella in a dank, musty crack house bedroom, she’s watching a cheap television that is playing “The Bishop’s Wife”, the old black and white movie with Cary Grant. It’s New Year’s Eve and Scott has just left Isabelle on the dance floor at midnight at the Lodge. Scott is wearing his tuxedo while the rest of the police wear Kevlar vests and gun holsters. Bella asks Scott if he is an angel. Surprised, he asks her why. She picks up the video tape box and points to Cary Grant in a dress suit. “You look just like him.” Convinced that Scott is the angel sent to save her and her brother Bella, she trusts Scott immediately, and melts his heart.

Children have no problem with magic. They expect it. And many times, they get it.

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About the Author
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 eight novels in the Shores of Indian Lake series for Harlequin Heartwarming: Love Shadows, Heart’s Desire, A Fine Year for Love, Katia’s Promise, Fear of Falling, Sophie’s Path and Protecting the Single Mom. Family of His Own pubs July, 2016. She has recently contracted for one more in the series: His Baby Dilemma.
 
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.
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1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)

1 winner will receive a tote bag and three Shores of Indian Lake books: Katia’s Promise, Fear of Falling and Sophie’s Path (US only)
– Ends July 11th

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13 comments

    • catherinelanigan says:

      Hi, Kim,
      Thank you so much for stopping by the tour and leaving a comment. I’m very happy you liked the post. I enjoy meeting everyone on these tours. They’re getting to be more fun all the time.
      I hope you entered the contests!

    • catherinelanigan says:

      Hi, Kayla,

      I have to admit I cried a lot for Scott all through the writing. Unrequited love is so hard to take. At the same time, when one is that person whose eyes are slammed shut until the moment of revelation, that is also heartbreaking…but it makes a good story!!!

  1. catherinelanigan says:

    Paulette, thank you for hosting me on this wonderful book tour! Each time another of my books is released, the tours get better and better. I deeply appreciate this opportunity! I hope to see you in December!

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